Los Angeles Auto Show

A serious shift upscale: What people think of Buick's redesigned LaCrosse

Buick’s flagship sedan, the LaCrosse, has been retooled for 2017 with styling cues borrowed from the Avenir sedan concept introduced in January at the 2015 Detroit auto show. Buick executives believe the new LaCrossewill be a major volume ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6

A bit nuts and Jukey: What people are saying about the Scion C-HR

With the new C-HR, Scion looks to get a piece of the nascent but burgeoning subcompact crossover market. The C-HR also comes at an interesting time for Scion as the brand drops some long-standing nameplates, adds new ones and enjoys a rebound in U.S. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5

Honda's retooled Civic coupe: What people think

One of the biggest reveals at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show was the Honda Civic Coupe. The Civic is one of Honda’s best-selling models, and the coupe version is especially popular. The redesigned coupe will hit dealer lots in March, ... 11:14 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4

Lincoln's mission: 'Core segments first'

LOS ANGELES -- In 2016, Lincoln will have a new face, its most powerful car ever, a revived Continental and a chance to top 100,000 U.S. sales for the first time since 2008. In China, it will add a dealership every 10 days. What it apparently won't ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Technology upgrades zoom into small cars

LOS ANGELES -- Dynamic bending headlights were a rare luxury when they first appeared on the BMW 3 series, Lexus RX and Porsche Cayenne in 2003. Yet these headlights, which pivot into turns to help drivers see better at night, are now mainstream ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Volvo on fast track to 100,000 sales target

LOS ANGELES -- Volvo Cars of North America, on track for its first annual U.S. sales increase in three years, expects to top 100,000 vehicles as soon as 2017, an achievement that would help more dealers become profitable and legitimize the brand's ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

L.A.'s Galpin Motors fills an exhibit hall with its custom rides

LOS ANGELES -- The first selfie station in Galpin's Hall of Customs is next to the 1967 Volkswagen Microbus painted as Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine. Another is tucked next to the rotating Aston Martin DB10 project car from the latest James Bond film, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Los Angeles' hits & mehs

Like any auto show, Los Angeles was supposed to be chockablock with astonishing, flabbergasting production models, honey-will-you-look-at-that concepts -- and maybe even a few hybrids or green cars with mind-bending technology.Something like that ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Cadillac's plug-in play: Hybrids first, then EV

LOS ANGELES -- Cadillac plans to equip most of its vehicles in coming years with plug-in hybrid versions to meet tightening regulations, especially in China, brand boss Johan de Nysschen said. "For us, the avenue to ensure that we are able to play ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Escape bulks up, MKZ gets fresh face

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. is significantly updating its top-selling cross-over and luxury car with new engines, more driver-assist features and redesigned front ends that look more like their larger siblings. The Ford Escape gains a revamped ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Scion's edgy new crossover for the kids

LOS ANGELES -- Scion is finally crossing over. Toyota's youth-oriented brand used the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show last week to introduce the C-HR concept, a subcompact crossover that previews the production version set to debut in 2016. The C-HR, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Kia aims Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle' at U.S. consumers

LOS ANGELES -- Kia Motors Corp., which is preparing to take on the Toyota Prius with a rugged "hybrid utility vehicle" called the Niro, conceived its vehicle to appeal to Americans, the Korean automaker's design chief said last week. "Our focus was ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Nissan restyles Sentra

LOS ANGELES -- With archrival Honda coming to market with an aggressively styled Civic coupe, Nissan is going beyond traditional freshening to keep its 2016 Sentra compact sedan competitive. The Sentra, Nissan's No. 3-selling nameplate after the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Glimpses from a subdued Los Angeles show

Here's a look at what's cool about five cars unveiled in Los Angeles: ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Phone shrines, electronic shifter and infotaining: What people think of the Cadillac XT5

The all-new Cadillac XT5 crossover received star billing at auto shows in Dubai and Los Angeles. Cadillac, notably lacking in the hot crossover market, is betting a lot on the model as a replacement for the SRX, the brand’s aging but still top- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22

Spider 'ain't a badge exercise'

LOS ANGELES -- The task seemed doable: Take the most popular Fiat ever sold in the U.S. and re-create it for the 21st century. The reality, it turned out, was a little more complicated than typing "Miata" into Google Translate and choosing "Italian. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Next Caddy crossover due in '18

LOS ANGELES -- Cadillac is billing the XT5 unveiled here as the first of four new crossovers planned for its lineup. But the next one is more than two years away.A compact crossover that would fit just below the midsize XT5 in the lineup is next, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Aural sparkle, arachnids, and calzone stuffed with sushi-grade tuna: What people think of the Fiat 124 Spider

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marks the two-door’s return after several decades. Featuring retro styling notes, the convertible is based on Mazda’s MX-5 Miata. Here’s what some critics and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21

GM won't shy away from diesels, Reuss says

LOS ANGELES -- General Motors will move forward with diesel engines in cars and light trucks despite the potential chilling effect from Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, GM’s product chief said. “We’re going to have a couple ... 10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Mercedes-Benz touts fun-to-drive 'California car' 2017 SL roadster

LOS ANGELES -- Mercedes Benz is looking to add some California fun to its formula of German engineering. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the premium car maker unveiled a new 2017 SL roadster -- a pure fun-to-drive car that the company expects to sell ... 11:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/18/15 3:31 pm ET - adds details

Nissan spruces up compact Sentra as competition grows

LOS ANGELES -- Nissan is giving its 2016 Sentra a major midcycle update to fan the compact sedan’s sales growth. The changes come as the segment fills with more stylish cars from competitors and include a restyling to give the Sentra the same ... 12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Fiat, Mazda clone a Miata to bring the Fiat 124 Spider back to life

In an age when scientists have used controversial cloning technology to genetically reproduce beloved family pets, it’s little wonder that Fiat Chrysler would undertake similar efforts to revive a beloved and influential Fiat nameplate from ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

LOS ANGELES -- Selling compact cars is bloody business. Hyundai Motor Co. has nonetheless found success in the high-stakes, low-margin corner of the American car market with the Elantra. Hyundai sold 209,830 Elantras in the United States through ... 4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Mazda joins turbo charge with CX-9's plush makeover

LOS ANGELES -- Nine years after introducing the original CX-9, Mazda Motor Corp. today unveiled a second generation of its three-row family crossover, pushing into near-luxury territory with a potent, turbocharged engine and a plush interior that ... 5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Subaru previews Impreza sedan with L.A. concept

Subaru has unveiled a concept version of the Impreza compact sedan that will be built next year in the United States. The Impreza Sedan Concept, unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, illustrates Subaru’s new design language with crisper ... 5:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Scion jumps into hot subcompact crossover fray with C-HR

The sleek C-HR concept crossover Toyota has shown at global auto shows will come to the U.S. market as a Scion, the automaker confirmed Wednesday. Making its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Scion C-HR concept previews the production ... 5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/18/15 5:13 pm ET - adds gallery

Mitsubishi gives Outlander Sport, Mirage its family face

LOS ANGELES -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp., on a quest for a comeback, is trying out that favorite miracle cure of the Hollywood stars: a trip to the plastic surgeon. On Wednesday, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the struggling Japanese automaker peeled ... 4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Infiniti goes global with QX30 debuts in L.A., China

LOS ANGELES -- Infiniti is demonstrating its emerging global market outlook this week by publicly revealing its new QX30 compact crossover at the Los Angeles auto show, and then, 48 hours later, also at the auto show in Guangzhou, China. The ... 7:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/18/15 10:18 am ET - adds gallery

Buick's 3rd-gen LaCrosse adds sophistication, technology

LOS ANGELES -- Buick is counting on a svelte redesigned LaCrosse to carry on as the brand’s flagship and draw more buyers to a declining big-sedan market. The 2017 LaCrosse, unveiled at the auto show here, borrows from the sleek Avenir sedan ... 2:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Lincoln MKZ adopts rectangular face, new V-6 engine

LOS ANGELES -- The Lincoln MKZ will be the first car to drop the brand’s split-wing grille in favor of a rectangular design that debuted on the Continental concept. The 2017 MKZ, scheduled to go on sale next summer, also will introduce a 3.0- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18

BMW confident X1, 7 series will drive N.A. sales growth in 2016

BMW is confident its U.S. sales will continue expanding in 2016 even as the overall market reaches a phase of little or no growth. The auto maker will has a new X1 model rolling out in the hot small-crossover segment and a fully redesigned 7 series ... 4:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Infiniti foresees Europe, China sales boost from QX30 crossover

Infiniti today unveiled the QX30, a crossover variant of its Mercedes-Benz-based compact car range. The car was being revealed simultaneously at the Los Angeles and Guangzhou auto shows. Nissan's premium brand is relying on the UK-built crossover ... Nov. 18, 2015 09:33 European CT

Honda aims to 'surprise' with '16 Civic coupe

LOS ANGELES -- Honda got a jump start on the 2015 L.A. Auto Show Tuesday afternoon with the global debut of the redesigned and re-engineered Civic coupe. The 2016 Civic coupe is a near clone of the concept Honda showed at the New York Auto Show ... 6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17

GMC boosts Denali subbrand with Canyon, Sierra

DETROIT -- GMC is extending its pricey Denali subbrand to its newest nameplate, the Canyon midsize pickup, and will introduce an even higher-end version of its Sierra Denali full-size pickup. General Motors’ truck brand revealed the 2017 ... 10:05 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17

Jaguar XE base price will be $35,895

Jaguar will offer its all-new 2017 XE with one diesel and two gasoline engines and standard rear-wheel drive when the compact sedan goes on sale late this spring. The XE made its North American debut before the Los Angeles Auto Show as part of ... 7:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17

Lamborghini goes back to rear-wheel-drive with Huracan LP 580-2

LOS ANGELES -- What’s old is new again at Lamborghini. After years of building supercars that were almost exclusively all-wheel drive, the Italian brand is going back to rear-wheel-drive basics with the debut of the Huracan LP 580-2. ... 11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17

Ford reboots 2017 Escape with 2 new engines, stop-start, safety upgrades

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. is making substantial changes to the Escape crossover next year, giving the exterior a more rugged, upscale look and adding technology from more expensive vehicles. The refresh of the Escape, Ford’s top-selling ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17

VW readies Beetle Dune, Denim for U.S. showrooms

Volkswagen officials hope that a high–performance Golf hybrid concept with more horsepower than a Ford Focus RS and two special-edition Beetles coming next year will quiet some of the chatter over its emissions scandal this week at the Los ... 4:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17

Buick eagerly awaits fresh product

DETROIT -- Buick is finally about to get some fresh sheet metal to go along with that catchy advertising jingle. The next-generation LaCrosse sedan scheduled to bow at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week will be the centerpiece of a coming product ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16

Spotlight will shine mostly on practical cars and crossovers

LOS ANGELES -- Automakers are leaving the drama to Hollywood. Instead of image-driven luxury models or topless boulevard cruisers, the big news at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show will be more mundane: Think Buick's LaCrosse or Hyundai's Elantra. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15

L.A. show to get global debuts from Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi

The rebuilding of the Civic lineup continues in Los Angeles next week as Honda debuts the second of five new Civics. The Civic coupe will get its world debut at the L.A. show. It will be followed in the next 18 months by a five-door hatchback, a ... 4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11

Mercedes-Benz teases 'diamond' grille on freshened SL

Mercedes-Benz’s freshened SL features a retouched fascia and a new “diamond” radiator grille, a teaser photo released Tuesday by the automaker shows. The 2017 SL, a freshened version of Mercedes’ venerable two-door roadster, ... 6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10

Cadillac overhauls midsize crossover with slimmer, roomier XT5

DETROIT -- Cadillac’s new XT5 midsize crossover is lighter and roomier than the outgoing SRX, the first of four new crossovers planned in coming years to fortify Cadillac’s patchy lineup. The replacement for the SRX midsize crossover -- ... 1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9

Next-gen Mazda CX-9, updated with Skyactiv, to debut at L.A. show

TOKYO -- Mazda’s next-generation CX-9 three-row crossover will debut at this month’s Los Angeles Auto Show, fleshing out the last of its lineup with the brand’s Skyactiv technologies. The redesigned CX-9 moves to the Skyactiv ... 6:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4

Infiniti to market 3 new compact models together

SAN DIEGO -- Infiniti's upcoming trio of compact models will be marketed primarily as a family of luxury vehicles rather than individually. The strategy will enable Infiniti to offer a spectrum of choices with varying degrees of sportiness, says ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26

L.A. show to feature 30 global new-vehicle debuts, technology expo

Editor's note: Fiat is expected to unveil its Spider at the show. The brand was incorrect in an earlier version.  LOS ANGELES -- Promising equal parts traffic, sunshine, new cars and technology, next month's L.A. Auto Show will feature 30 ... 9:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21 | UPDATED: 10/21/15 11:52 am ET - corrected

Lexus LS concept to bring 'progressive luxury'

LOS ANGELES -- Lexus plans to use this week’s Tokyo Motor Show to unveil a concept LS full-size sedan. In a statement today that was no more than a headline long, Toyota’s luxury division said it was bringing “Lexus’ Vision ... 11:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21

Range Rover plans limited run of Evoque cabrios

LONDON -- Land Rover will unveil the Range Rover Evoque Convertible at the Los Angeles auto show next month. Land Rover will start sales of the open-air SUV next spring in most of the markets where the hardtop Evoque is available, a company ... Oct. 9, 2015 06:01 European CT

Buick lineup to embrace face of Avenir concept

DETROIT -- Buick’s next-generation LaCrosse sedan will adopt the face of the buzzed-about Avenir concept when it goes on sale in the U.S. next year, a look that will spread across the brand’s lineup over the next few years. Buick said ... 1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22

Hyundai unveils a more refined Elantra

Hyundai's redesigned Elantra sedan gets more streamlined styling, higher engine output, better fuel economy and improved driving dynamics through use of lightweight high-strength steel and an overhauled suspension. The revamped Elantra was unveiled ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14

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