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  • NEWS

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

    5:02 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
    Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Will autonomous mean anonymous?

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
    The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show had an unusual level of significance for the future, present and past.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
    Check out the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept, the Honda FCEV Concept, the Chevrolet Sonic Dusk and more.... Read More »

  • PHOTOS

    2013 L.A. Auto Show highlights

    A look at key concept and production vehicles introduced at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Honda FCEV Concept

    Honda's hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle concept made its exclusive debut in Los Angeles. The vehicle -- FCEV Concept -- will be a mid-sized sedan, but Honda officials caution against likening it to the low-volume FCX Clarity available now. Unlike Toyota's Tokyo Motor Show fuel cell car, which looks similar to its 2015 production model, the Honda fuel cell is more conceptual in its design. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Kia K900

    The K900 sedan is on sale in South Korea and other global markets under different names, but the debut here was the first time the K900 nameplate has been seen in public. Kia described the rwd sedan to dealers as a BMW 7 series at a 5-series price, with around 400 hp from an available 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Land Rover Range Rover SUV

    Land Rover unveiled a stretched version of its Range Rover SUV. The long-wheelbase Range Rover is 204.6 inches, nearly 8 inches longer than the standard model. Rear legroom is increased by 5.5 inches. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Mercedes-Benz SLS and S65 AMG GT Final Edition

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled a high-performance S65 AMG sedan with a 6.0-liter V-12 under the hood, making 621 hp and 738 pounds-feet of torque. Mercedes also unveiled a special edition of the SLS AMG gull-wing supercar. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA 45 AMG

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled an AMG version of the GLA compact crossover. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2015 Subaru WRX

    Subaru unveiled a longer, roomier and sportier looking redesigned WRX sedan in a move to separate the high performance car from its sister Impreza compact. The 2015 WRX has a new 268-horsepower 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo boxer engine, and for the first time, a six-speed manual transmission. A continuously variable automatic transmission is option. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Ford Edge Concept

    Ford -- introducing the Edge Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show -- laid out its vision for the crossover of the future and it's a vehicle laden with gee-whiz technology including some autonomous driving and parking features. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2015 Porsche Macan

    Porsche next year will test the patience of sports car enthusiasts when it begins selling the Macan, a compact crossover that likely will shift the majority of Porsche’s volume from sports cars to people-haulers. The Macan shares some platform underpinnings with the Audi Q5, including its 110.5-inch wheelbase. However, the Porsche is longer, wider and lower; and the vehicles have different powertrains and suspensions. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Jaguar F-Type S Coupe

    The Jaguar F-Type coupe is being unveiled this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show and goes on sale in the United States next spring. All three coupe variants will be priced $4,000 below their open-air counterparts with the range-topping R coming in $99,895, including shipping. The all-aluminum car is made of nearly 50 percent recycled metal. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

    The Jaguar F-Type coupe is being unveiled this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show and goes on sale in the United States next spring. All three coupe variants will be priced $4,000 below their open-air counterparts with the range-topping R coming in $99,895, including shipping. The all-aluminum car is made of nearly 50 percent recycled metal. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2015 Chevrolet Colorado

    General Motors is betting that an eye-catching, fuel efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers with active lifestyles and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show is, in many respects, a smaller version of the full-sized 2014 Silverado. It goes on sale in fall 2014. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2015 Subaru Legacy concept

    Subaru -- a brand more widely known for simple, dependable, and fuel efficient cars, sometimes with a sporty flair -- is going sexy and sleek with a new Legacy concept. The latest concept marks the 25th anniversary of the Legacy sedan and is a testament to how much vehicles such as the radically revamped Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion have altered the balance in the mid-sized sedan market. Go to the Gallery »

  • NEWS

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

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
    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, Barcelona, Shanghai and Sydney.... Read More »

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    Porsche Macan jumps into the compact crossover fray

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
    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.... Read More »

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    BMW's fwd Active Tourer coming in 2015

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
    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 Cooper that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, said Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Subaru's Doll: Improved interior shores up Legacy

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
    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 navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, "areas where we are weaker," said Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Reuss would 'love' high-performance version of Sonic

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
    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 the ride-and-handling vehicle dynamics for it."... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jag's new coupe

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
    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 shipping, and will get a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that makes 550 hp.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2013
    Responding to consumer complaints, Mini has gone mainstream with its interior layout.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    GM considers all-terrain Colorado

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
    Before the wraps even came off the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, Chevy dealers were in the factory's ear about a future off-road variant.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Stars come out in L.A.

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
    The Los Angeles Auto Show proved fertile ground for four important world debuts. Here are the highlights.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Work ethic, comic hero make Koreans hot shots in design

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
    As competition in the industry becomes ever more cut-throat, partly as gaps in quality and technology narrow, automakers need bolder, edgier designs to differentiate. From a global talent pool, South Koreans stand out.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda Accord named Green Car of Year

    3:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
    Honda's mid-sized Accord sedan 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 sedan, said Ron Cogan, editor of the Green Car Journal, which organizes and sponsors the award.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda touts hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle

    10:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
    Honda 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.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    BMW: wagons for Europe, GTs for the rest of the world

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
    LUCA CIFERRI:
    BMW's GT models are aimed at countries such as the U.S. and China, while Europe is the main market for the automaker's station wagons.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Hyundai to launch hydrogen-powered Tucson

    7:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    Hyundai's decadelong effort to develop a fuel cell vehicle pays off next spring with the launch of the hydrogen-powered Tucson crossover.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Kia plans Super Bowl pitch to introduce K900 flagship

    6:01 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford preps 'aggressive' roll out of start-stop

    8:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    Ford, 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 equipped with the feature on Wednesday.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda equips '14 Civic redo with CVT

    4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    GM 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 today uses a version of the full-sized 2014 Silverado's fully boxed frame and mimics its upscale, refined interior.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    For BMW i3, juice from the solar grid

    1:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    DIANA T. KURYLKO:
    Some experts argue that driving an electric vehicle charged with power generated from fossil fuels reduces the EV's green benefits. BMW of North America -- to give its new i EVs and plug-in hybrids more sustainability credits -- will offer buyers a cleaner source of electricity: solar power.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Suburu distances WRX sedan from Impreza

    11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    Subaru showed off a longer, roomier and sportier looking redesigned WRX sedan at the Los Angeles auto show today to separate the high-performance car from its sibling Impreza compact.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford Edge concept hints at global utility-vehicle ambitions

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    Ford laid out its vision for the crossover of the future today with a Edge concept, a vehicle with global ambitions and laden with gee-whiz technology including autonomous driving and parking features.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda fuel cell concept boasts extended range

    4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    Honda's successor to the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will have a range of 300 miles and its fuel cell stack will be housed in the engine compartment. Honda introduced its styling concept for the 2015 production vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show as the mid-sized FCEV Concept.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    The BMW 4-series Convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show today. The car's three-piece retractable hardtop opens in less than 20 seconds with the push of a button, BMW says.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    Nissan said it will lift production of its all-electric Leaf in the United States as demand for the car has surged sharply this year following a cut to its sticker price.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Quiet Chrysler shows special editions in LA

    12:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Porsche aims to hit crossover gold again with compact Macan

    11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
    Porsche next year will test the patience of sports car enthusiasts again when it begins selling the Macan, a compact crossover that likely will shift the majority of Porsche's volume from sports cars to people-haulers.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    10:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
    Jaguar priced the base F-Type coupe at $65,895, including shipping -- $4,000 less than the convertible that went on sale in May.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Economists cautious about auto industry growth

    6:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
    Car sales are leading housing starts in driving America's economic recovery, but housing starts are catching up and adding momentum, a leading economist said Tuesday. And a J.D.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    5:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
    Ford, 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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Audi plans 4G LTE service in A3

    3:31 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mini retools Cooper with more room, high-tech gear

    10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
    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 mini car with premium high-tech safety, performance and infotainment features.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    GM and Toyota to battle for smaller pickup truck segment

    1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
    While the Detroit Three dominate big pickups, Toyota has become the top mid-size truck seller in the United States with its Tacoma. GM, which stopped building a mid-size pickup for the United States last year, is returning to the segment with a redesigned version of the Chevrolet Colorado, betting it can appeal to Toyota buyers.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda boosts output, shrinks size of hydrogen fuel cell stack

    10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
    Honda has increased the output and shrunk the size of the new fuel cell stack that will power its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle due in 2015. The new stack is 20 percent smaller than the current stack that debuted in 2006 in Honda's FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, yet its maximum power output increases from 100 kilowatts to 106.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    The Chevy Colorado's checklist

    9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
    MIKE COLIAS:
    Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado makes its debut at the auto show here this week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Luxury will draw the spotlight in L.A.

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
    Tinseltown will see even more power and bling than usual judging by the luxury vehicles dominating the bill of global debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    4:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
    Hyundai 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 United States executive said today.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
    Ford and Coca-Cola 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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Subaru goes sexy, sleek with Legacy concept

    9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2013
    Subaru -- a brand more known for simple, dependable, and fuel efficient cars, sometimes with a sporty flair -- is going sexy and sleek with a new Legacy concept.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar gives look at F-Type coupe before shows

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2013
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Kia's K900 to debut in L.A.

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    A stretched Range Rover for L.A.

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
    Land Rover will unveil a long-wheelbase version of the Range Rover at the Los Angeles auto show this month.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    L.A. auto show to feature 22 world debuts from 13 brands, organizers say

    4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2013
    The Los Angeles Auto Show next month will host 22 world debuts from 13 brands, organizers said today. The brands are BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.... Read More »

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