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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

BMW's fwd Active Tourer coming in 2015

LOS ANGELES -- BMW's first front-wheel-drive crossover, the Active Tourer, will go on sale in the United States in early 2015. The Active Tourer will share a fwd architecture and new three- and four-cylinder engines with the next-generation Mini ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Subaru's Doll: Improved interior shores up Legacy

LOS ANGELES -- The redesigned Subaru Legacy sedan, expected next summer in U.S. showrooms, will take styling cues from the sleek concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. But the most important changes will be a revamped interior with improved ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Reuss would 'love' high-performance version of Sonic

LOS ANGELES -- General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said he would like to add a pocket-rocket version of the Sonic to Chevrolet's lineup. "Yeah, I'd love to do that," he said on the sidelines of the auto show here last week. "We've got ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Jag's new coupe

The Jaguar F-Type coupe, unveiled last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, goes on sale in the United States in the spring. The coupe, top, starts at $65,895, including shipping. The top-of-the-line R version, above, is priced at $99,895, including ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Mini reworks Cooper interior after dings by customers, J.D. Power

LOS ANGELES -- Responding to consumer complaints, Mini has gone mainstream with its interior layout. The speedometer and tachometer have been moved from the center stack to a spot above the steering wheel on the redesigned Mini Cooper hardtop ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24

GM considers all-terrain Colorado

LOS ANGELES -- Before the wraps even came off the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado at the auto show here last week, Chevy dealers were in the factory's ear about a future off-road variant. "The dealers already have been asking for an off-road model," Jeff ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Stars come out in L.A.

The Los Angeles Auto Show proved fertile ground for four important world debuts.Here are the highlights. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Fuel cell nearing leap from lab to highway

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles are moving slowly out of the science project phase and onto the roads of the real world.At the Tokyo and Los Angeles auto shows this week:Hyundai said it will start leasing the first of a planned 1,000 fuel cell ... 2:42 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Work ethic, comic hero make Koreans hot shots in design

SEOUL (Reuters) -- In today's auto industry, where famed Japanese quality and durability are increasingly a given, design is king and, among designers, South Koreans are hot property.From General Motors' bold Chevrolet Camaro to the quintessential ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Honda Accord named Green Car of Year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Honda Motor Co.'s Accord was named Green Car of the Year on Thursday.The Accord won in large part because it offers high fuel economy ratings for gasoline, gasoline-battery hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the venerable ... 3:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Honda touts hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Honda Motor Co. has high hopes for its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and its advanced technology to reduce tailpipe emissions, although the Japanese carmaker concedes consumers may take a few years to warm to the concept.Honda ... 10:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Hyundai to launch hydrogen-powered Tucson

Hyundai's decadelong effort to develop a fuel cell vehicle pays off next spring with the launch of the hydrogen-powered Tucson crossover.At the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, Hyundai said that the Tucson will be available as a lease-only vehicle ... 7:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 8:28 pm ET

Kia plans Super Bowl pitch to introduce K900 flagship

LOS ANGELES -- Kia Motors plans to return to the Super Bowl next year with new advertising to help launch its new K900 rear-wheel drive flagship sedan in the United States.The car was introduced Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.Kia's new ... 6:01 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Ford preps 'aggressive' roll out of start-stop

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co., aiming to become a leader in fuel economy, plans to expand its start-stop feature to all of its major volume vehicle programs.Ford executives made the announcement as the automaker introduced an Edge Concept crossover ... 8:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Honda equips '14 Civic redo with CVT

LOS ANGELES -- Honda is continuing its push into continuously variable transmissions with the 2014 freshening of its Civic lineup. Gone will be the geared five-speed automatic transmission. Any Civic with an automatic will come with a CVT.Since ... 4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

LOS ANGELES -- General Motors is betting that an eye-catching, fuel-efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers from Toyota and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned.The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that GM unveils here today ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 2:39 pm ET

Suburu distances WRX sedan from Impreza

LOS ANGELES -- Subaru unveiled a longer, roomier and sportier looking redesigned WRX sedan here today to separate the high-performance car from its sibling Impreza compact.The 2015 WRX has a new 268-hp, 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo boxer engine ... 11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 11:35 am ET - adds photo gallery

Ford Edge concept hints at global utility-vehicle ambitions

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. laid out its vision for the crossover of the future today with an Edge concept, a vehicle with global ambitions and laden with gee-whiz technology including autonomous driving and parking features.When the mid-sized ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 12:12 am ET - adds link

Honda fuel cell concept boasts extended range

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described how much Honda has reduced the size of a new fuel cell stack.LOS ANGELES -- Honda Motor Co.'s successor to the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will have a range of 300 ... 4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 6:16 pm ET - corrected

BMW 4-series goes topless in Tokyo, L.A.

TOKYO -- The BMW 4-series Convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show today.BMW said the car's three-piece retractable hardtop opens in less than 20 seconds with the push of a button.The engines offered on the car at launch will vary ... 1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 5:18 pm ET

Nissan to lift U.S. output of Leaf electric car as demand climbs

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Nissan Motor Co. said it will lift U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf as demand for the car has surged sharply this year following a cut to its sticker price.For many automakers, demand for electric vehicles has ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Quiet Chrysler shows special editions in LA

Chrysler Group has revealed a series of special edition models at the Los Angeles auto show that it will use to mark the 100th anniversary of the Dodge brand in 2014.The special Dodge models include a 2014 Challenger and Charger, both in red pearl ... 12:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Ford Edge concept hints at global utility-vehicle ambitions

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. laid out its vision for the crossover of the future with an Edge concept, a vehicle with global ambitions and laden with new technology including autonomous driving and parking features.When the mid-sized Edge crossover ... Nov. 20, 2013 06:01 European CT

Porsche aims to hit crossover gold again with compact Macan

LOS ANGELES -- People thought Porsche AG management was crazy when it decided a decade ago to veer away from a legacy of building only high-performance sports cars and develop a mid-sized crossover known as the Cayenne.Turns out it was a great ... 11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Jaguar prices F-Type coupe starting at $65,895

Jaguar has priced the base F-Type coupe at $65,895, including shipping -- $4,000 less than the convertible that went on sale in May.All three coupe variants will be priced $4,000 below their open-air counterparts with the range-topping R coming in ... 10:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Economists cautious about auto industry growth

LOS ANGELES -- Car sales are leading housing starts in driving the U.S. economic recovery, but housing starts are catching up and adding momentum, a leading economist said Tuesday.Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist for Standard & Poor's, said ... 6:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Farley says 'connected car' success rides on tech firm flexibility

LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., trying to satisfy customer demands for more in-car technology, said technology companies must work in more open and flexible ways for Internet "connected-car" features to be as seamless as smartphone apps. ... 5:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Audi plans 4G LTE service in A3

LOS ANGELES -- Audi will equip the 2015 A3 compact sedan with 4G LTE high-speed data connectivity. The sedan goes on sale in the United States next spring.Drivers will have access to more than 7,000 Internet radio stations, picture-based navigation, ... 3:31 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Mini retools Cooper with more room, high-tech gear

Mini -- feeling some heat from new rivals, notably the Fiat 500 and Chevy Spark -- is upping its game with the third-generation Cooper hardtop and loading the venerable car with premium high-tech safety, performance and infotainment features.BMW ... 10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/18/13 11:56 am ET - adds sales history

GM and Toyota to battle for smaller pickup truck segment

(Bloomberg) -- For Rick Alpern, who runs the Keyes Chevrolet auto dealership in Los Angeles, few tasks are tougher than selling big trucks to eco-conscious Californians looking for just enough pickup to fit a bike, beer keg or surfboard.Consider his ... 1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Honda boosts output, shrinks size of hydrogen fuel cell stack

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described how much Honda has reduced the size of a new fuel cell stack.UTSUNOMIYA, Japan -- Honda Motor Co. has increased the output and shrunk the size of the new fuel cell stack that will ... 10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 6:17 pm ET - corrected

Luxury will draw the spotlight in L.A.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the engines in the BMW 4-series convertible. Tinseltown will see even more power and bling than usual judging by the luxury vehicles dominating the bill of global debuts at the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 | UPDATED: 11/18/13 2:30 pm ET - corrected

Hyundai to launch new Sonata, Genesis models in U.S. in 2014

DETROIT (Reuters) -- Hyundai Motor Co. will launch new versions of its Sonata and Genesis sedans and a hydrogen-fueled Tucson crossover in the United States in the first half of 2014, the automaker's top U.S. executive said today.The South Korea ... 4:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15

Ford Fusion Energi interior turns 'greener' with Coca-Cola tie-up

Ford Motor Co. and Coca-Cola Co. have partnered to outfit a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan with fabric using the same plant-based and renewable material featured in the soft drink maker's bottles.Utilizing technology introduced by Coca-Cola ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15

Subaru goes sexy, sleek with Legacy concept

The Legacy sedan, with its somewhat bland styling, has been a soft spot in Subaru's skyrocketing U.S. sales, failing to make major headway in the competitive mid-sized car segment.Now Subaru -- a brand more widely known for simple, dependable, and ... 9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14

Jaguar gives look at F-Type coupe

Jaguar has released a teaser photo of its F-Type coupe before unveiling the car this month at the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows.The coupe will debut on Nov. 19 at a special event before the L.A. show and will be displayed the next day at both ... Nov. 9, 2013 06:01 European CT

Jaguar gives look at F-Type coupe before shows

Jaguar has released a teaser photo of its F-Type coupe before unveiling the car this month at the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows. The coupe will debut on Nov. 19 at a special event before the L.A. show and will be displayed the next day at both ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9

Kia's K900 to debut in L.A.

Kia will unveil its rear-wheel-drive K900 luxury sedan at the Los Angeles auto show this month. Dealer sources say U.S. sales will start early next year.The K900, with an expected starting price of about $50,000, will be Kia's most expensive vehicle. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4

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