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Crossover boom moves downscale; Toyota plans to join stampede

LOS ANGELES -- Honda Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Mazda Motor Corp. all introduced smaller entries in the booming crossover market this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show as the industry seeks younger buyers. Honda's new HR-V, based ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Nissan Juke gets a little Jukier, adds features

NASHVILLE -- Nissan Motor Corp., surprised that one of its most polarizing cars has become one of its most successful, is turning up the Juke-iness of its Juke subcompact for 2015. The substantial freshening, unwrapped Thursday at the Los Angeles ... 1:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

500X will help Fiat in U.S. where it snows

When the 2016 Fiat 500X crossover shows up in North American dealerships next year, it will give the brand its first all-wheel-drive offering for areas that get wintry weather. The subcompact crossover made its debut in October at the Paris auto ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Acura retools ILX with more power, 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox

Acura is taking another shot at the small premium sedan segment by retooling the entry-level ILX. The Honda Civic-based compact has been re-engineered with a more powerful engine and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 2016 ILX, due to ... 12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/14 1:17 pm ET

Fiat expects new crossover to outsell 500 minicar in U.S.

(Reuters) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles expects its Fiat 500X SUV to be even more popular in North America than its 500 minicar, senior executives said. Fiat will begin selling the 500X in the second quarter of next year in the U.S. after the ... Nov. 20, 2014 11:11 European CT

Cadillac chief envisions $250,000 flagship car -- in 2029

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Cadillac's new boss believes General Motors' premium brand could eventually sell ultra-luxury cars that retail for a quarter-million dollars by 2029. "It is too early today for a $250,000 Cadillac," Johann de Nysschen said ... 10:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Chevy Colorado, in ZR2 gear, is ready to hit the rocky trails

Chevrolet introduced an off-road Colorado concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show in its boldest effort yet to position the midsize pickup as a versatile truck for active, outdoorsy types. The Colorado ZR2 concept, unveiled Wednesday at the show, amps ... 7:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Scion looks to end product drought with iM hatchback

LOS ANGELES -- Scion formally unveiled the long-awaited five-door iM Concept hatchback today, marking the struggling brand’s first new design in three years. The compact hatchback, described by Scion Vice President Doug Murtha as sleek, ... 6:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Lexus LF-C2 concept zeros in on younger buyers

Lexus took another step toward overcoming its midlife crisis with the unveiling Wednesday of the LF-C2 convertible concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The roadster, resembling a convertible version of the RC coupe and marking another attempt at ... 4:50 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Honda joins small-crossover fray with HR-V

Honda’s new small crossover, the HR-V, made its North American debut Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The HR-V, based on the Fit subcompact, arrives early next year and will compete with small crossovers such as the Buick Encore, Fiat ... 3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

VW to bring Golf Alltrack to U.S. in 2016 to take on Subaru

LOS ANGELES -- What makes a Subaru a Subaru? Whatever it is, Volkswagen wants some. Michael Horn, the CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, told reporters today at the Los Angeles Auto Show that VW has decided to offer the Golf SportWagen with ... 3:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

VW embraces hydrogen with Golf SportWagen HyMotion

LOS ANGELES -- Volkswagen is next in line to join the hydrogen party at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a concept version of its new Golf SportWagen compact powered by a fuel cell electric drivetrain. The hydrogen EV, dubbed the Golf SportWagen ... 5:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Mazda hopes CX-5, Mazda6 facelifts turn heads

LOS ANGELES -- Midsize sedans were once the brown shoes of the U.S. car market: a rational purchase, not an emotional one. Cars such as the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata changed that; now even the Toyota Camry, once the king of the sensible sedans, ... 2:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Jaguar beefs up powertrain options on F-Type

Jaguar is building on its successful return to the sports car market by expanding the powertrain options in the F-Type coupe and convertible. The 2016 models arriving next spring will offer all-wheel drive, a manual transmission on V-6 models, ... 11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Chrysler 300 refreshed with rotary shifter, updated front fascia

Designers used a light touch to refresh the 2015 Chrysler 300, with a new front fascia and the addition of a rotary shifter as the biggest differences for what will be the 60th anniversary of the original 300 in 1955. Chrysler’s flagship ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Ford freshens Explorer with higher trim package for '16

LOS ANGELES -- Aiming to lure more upscale customers to its Explorer crossover, Ford today at the Los Angeles Auto Show unveiled a freshened 2016 Explorer with more available content. The 2016 Explorer, which is a midcycle freshening, will come ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19 | UPDATED: 11/19/14 4:22 pm ET - adds link

Maybach returns with lavish interior, lower price

After falling short of attempts to sell an ultraluxury sedan to compete with Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Mercedes-Benz is resurrecting the historic Maybach badge but setting lower expectations. It is pricing the sedan about $150,000 lower this time ... 8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Bentley unveils potential range-topping convertible to take on Rolls-Royce

LONDON -- Bentley's Grand Convertible previews a possible production car to take on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The Grand Convertible, which was unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show Tuesday, would be Bentley's most expensive car, if it ... Nov. 19, 2014 13:16 European CT

Mazda zoom zooms into tiny CUVs with CX-3

LOS ANGELES -- Mazda Motor Corp. has a new baby in the family. The independent Japanese automaker on Tuesday formally introduced the CX-3 crossover ahead of its official unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With the CX-3, which stands 4 inches ... 11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Cadillac rolls out V series versions of ATS sedan, coupe

Cadillac is seeking some much-needed momentum for its entry-level ATS nameplate with the launch next spring of V series track-ready versions of the sedan and coupe. The 2016 ATS-V models, unwrapped Tuesday at an event on the eve of the Los Angeles ... 10:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/19/14 9:37 am ET

Audi Prologue concept marks new styling direction

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Audi's Prologue concept car, in a nod to technology, embodies the future styling of the A6, A7 and A8 sedans, the automaker's new design chief says. At an event here in the hills above Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, Audi ... 11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/19/14 7:02 am ET

Ford preps larger, 3-row Edge for China

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. will make a version of the Ford Edge with three rows of seats for the Chinese market, Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service, told journalists Tuesday on the eve of the Los ... 6:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

VW Golf R wagon -- a first -- packs 296 hp

Volkswagen is introducing a wagon variant of its tuned-up Golf R compact this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Like the Golf R hatchback slated to arrive stateside next spring, the Golf R wagon is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine ... 10:57 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Shelby GT350 Mustang guns for Europe's performance cars

LOS ANGELES -- With the newest Shelby GT350 Mustang, unveiled Monday in the garage of the late Carroll Shelby in Gardena, Calif., Ford Motor Co. is aiming to lure a new breed of customers who want the kind of performance normally found in Porsches ... 9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17 | UPDATED: 11/17/14 9:23 pm ET - adds details, video

Flagships, cute utes headline L.A. show

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story mistakenly said that Mercedes-Benz planned to unveil its G-Code concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Call it an exercise in extremes. Pint-size crossovers and extra-large luxury sedans will share the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17 | UPDATED: 11/17/14 11:09 am - Corrected

Scion's iM and what comes after

After teasing the iM concept hatchback last month with shots of the nose and rear, Scion has released pictures of the entire car before its debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Scion says the concept's looks are inspired by European touring ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17

Scion readies iM Concept for L.A. Auto Show

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Scion brand, aiming to regain momentum in the U.S., will use the Los Angeles Auto Show to showcase the iM Concept, a hatchback designed with young, adventurous drivers in mind. Scion released the first images of the car ... 7:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13

Porsche goes bling with two-tone Panamera Exclusive Series

The Porsche Panamera, despite all the enthusiast whining when it came out, has been one of the company’s strongest sellers. Now Porsche is introducing the Panamera Exclusive Series, which features more luxury than the company has ever offered ... 12:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11

A new Audi range-topper?

This screen shot from a teaser video Audi released last week offers a glimpse at a concept car to be unveiled this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept is expected to be a four-door coupe previewing a new flagship, possibly badged A9. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10

Maybach to make its comeback in L.A.

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month. The extra-long-wheelbase sedan will sit between the S class and Pullman limousine in Mercedes' lineup. It will mark the return of the Maybach name, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10

Volvo's L.A. surprise

Volvo will unveil the V60 Cross Country, a crossover-styled version of the V60 wagon this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The V60 Cross Country, which is set apart from its wagon cousin with plastic body cladding, larger wheels and skid plates, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10

Volvo V60 Cross Country to go on sale in early 2015

Volvo isn't giving up ground in the all-wheel-drive station wagon market to Subaru, as has just about every other automaker. The Swedish company will introduce the Volvo V60 Cross Country at the Los Angeles Auto Show in just a few weeks. The V60 ... 4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6

Mercedes-Maybach set for L.A. Auto Show debut

Mercedes-Benz will take the wraps off the all-new Mercedes-Maybach sedan later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a model that will sit between the S class and the Pullman in the luxury brand's hierarchy. Codenamed X222, the extra-long- ... 10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4

Mazda teases CX-3 subcompact crossover before L.A. premiere

Mazda will unveil a subcompact crossover called the CX-3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month, a rival for models such as the Nissan Juke, Buick Encore and Subaru XV Crosstrek. The company last week released a teaser sketch that suggests a ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3

Freshened 2016 Ford Explorer to debut in L.A.

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. will reveal the 2016 Ford Explorer at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 19. The latest version of the Explorer will go on sale next year in North America, Ford said in a statement today. Ford did not offer further details ... 4:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29

Mazda readies CX-3 for Europe's hot small SUV segment

LONDON -- Mazda will join Europe's fast-expanding subcompact SUV segment next year with the CX-3, a company spokesman said. The new car is based on the firm's subcompact platform, used by the Mazda2, and will be built in Japan, the Europe-based ... Oct. 29, 2014 06:01 European CT

Mazda to unveil CX-3 for small crossover market

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mazda Motor Corp. wants a piece of the market for miniaturized crossovers. Next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Japanese automaker plans to unveil its rival for models such as the Nissan Juke, Buick Encore and Subaru XV ... 8:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27

Acura plans refreshed ILX for 2016

Acura plans to introduce a "substantially new" 2016 ILX entry premium sedan at the L.A. Auto Show next month. The updated ILX will include a potent new powertrain, "more forceful, sporty exterior styling," and "substantially upgraded interior ... 12:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21

Concept to signal new era for Audi design

Audi will introduce a new design direction with a concept car debuting next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept will be the first Audi vehicle styled under Marc Lichte, who took over as Audi's design chief in February after leading ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20

Audi concept to usher in new styling era

Audi will introduce a new design direction with a concept car debuting next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept will be the first Audi vehicle styled under Marc Lichte, who took over as head of Audi design in February after leading ... 2:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15

Porsche adds 4 GTS variants to 911 lineup for 2015

With Porsche feeling the heat from the exhaust of such cars as the redesigned Chevrolet Corvette -- the ZR-1 model’s 650-horsepower engine propels the car to 60 mph in under 3 seconds -- the German automaker is giving the venerable 911 a tune- ... 6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7

Automakers plan 25 global vehicle debuts at L.A. auto show, organizers say

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show will feature 25 global vehicle debuts from nine automakers, show organizers said today. Automakers are expected to introduce several zero-emission production and concept vehicles, according to a statement from show ... 3:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7 | UPDATED: 8/7/14 4:49 pm ET

Daimler to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show, report says

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its Mercedes-Benz S-class limousine that will be showcased at both the Guangzhou and the Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the ... April 16, 2014 11:02 European CT

Daimler said to plan Maybach S class unveiling at Los Angeles show

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its Mercedes-Benz S-class limousine that will be showcased at both the Guangzhou and the Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the ... 5:02 am U.S. ET | April 16

Will autonomous mean anonymous?

To the Editor: The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show had an unusual level of significance for the future, present and past. Future: A symposium on the connected car and digital-device interfacing with the driver covered such issues as driver distraction ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30

One last look at some key models introduced at the L.A. auto show

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept Mercedes-Benz created the AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept for a leading role in the PlayStation 3 racing game Gran Turismo 6. But the car -- with an aluminum body, carbon fiber parts, V-8 power, and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2

When the Mustang goes global, marketing boss Farley will be in ...

To make the point that it has global aspirations for the Mustang, Ford announced last week that the redesigned version marking the car's 50th anniversary will be introduced Dec. 5 in six cities around the globe: New York, Dearborn, Los Angeles, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Hyundai's salvo may signal the start of a fuel cell fight

Editors note: An earlier version of this story, which also appeared on Page 1 of the Nov. 25 print edition, misidentified one of the automakers involved in a fuel cell development partnership with Nissan and Ford. Daimler works with those companies ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 | UPDATED: 11/25/13 10:31 am ET - adds correction

Porsche Macan jumps into the compact crossover fray

LOS ANGELES -- A decade ago, some people thought Porsche executives were crazy for veering away from a legacy of building high-performance sports cars and bringing out a mid-sized crossover, the Cayenne. Turns out it was a good decision for ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Ford Edge Concept has enhanced park assist, obstacle avoidance

LOS ANGELES -- The Ford Edge Concept can locate a perpendicular parking space -- the kind in a shopping mall parking lot, for example -- and maneuver into it with little or no input from the driver. In fact the driver can be standing outside the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

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