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Crossover boom moves downscale; Toyota plans to join stampede

Crossover boom moves downscale; Toyota plans to join stampede

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

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

Nissan Juke gets a little Jukier, adds features

Nissan Juke gets a little Jukier, adds features

 
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  • NEWS

    Why BMW loves California

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
    BMW North America is headquartered in New Jersey, which means shorter flights to Munich for CEO Ludwig Willisch. But Willisch spends much time thinking about the West Coast.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Infiniti designers imagine a 2029 concept

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2014
    Infiniti reached deep into science fiction for the Synaptiq design concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The theoretical concept for 2029, sketched and conceived for the show's Design Challenge, can fly. Infiniti designers imagined a vehicle triathlon that includes air, rally and circuit competitions.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Cars and concepts that glowed in the L.A. spotlight

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014
    These four concepts and one production model are ready for their close-ups.... Read More »

  • PHOTOS

    Bentley Grand Convertible

    Vehicle type: Touring car concept
    Seats: 2+2
    Engine: 6.75-liter, 530-hp V-8
    Base price: It likely would be priced above the Mulsanne sedan, which starts at $310,125, including shipping and gas-guzzler tax.
    What's cool: Diamond-quilted leather; two-tone paint job; bejeweled shifter knob; enormous piece of burr walnut trim behind the rear seats
    Will it be built? Probably, but Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said the company plans to gauge customer reaction first. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Galpin Fisker Rocket

    The Galpin Fisker Rocket was shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Porsche Cayenne GTS

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  • PHOTOS

    Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

    Starting at $115,195, including shipping, the 911 Carrera GTS will be available as a droptop for $11,900 more. All-wheel drive is a $6,700 option for both coupe and convertible. The first cars will arrive in U.S. dealerships by the end of 2014. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Volkswagen Golf SportWagen HyMotion concept

    The Golf SportWagen HyMotion is a research vehicle with a fuel cell powertrain, which uses hydrogen and oxygen to power a zero emissions electric motor. The only emission is water. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept

    Vehicle type: Racing concept
    Engine: “Mid-mounted laser beamed-energy propulsion system” putting out 900 hp.
    Who designed it: Frank Saucedo, director of General Motors' Advanced Design Studio
    What's cool: Driver lies face down with arms and legs splayed out toward the wheels and, in theory, could rocket from 0 to 60 mph in 1.5 seconds.
    Will it be built? Not in your wildest dreams. It's a concept based on a car designed for the “Gran Turismo 6” video game on Sony's PlayStation 3 system. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Toyota Mirai

    Toyota's new fuel cell vehicle, the 2016 Mirai, debutes at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Lexus LF-C2 concept

    Vehicle type: Convertible concept
    Who designed it: Yasuo Kajino, chief designer at Lexus International
    What's cool: The most angular version to date of Lexus' “spindle” grille; jagged LED taillights; body color-matched center console that runs through the back seat to the trunk
    Will it be built? Probably, but in a toned-down manner. Lexus' only convertible, the IS C, is based on the prior-generation IS sedan. Expect a production droptop based on the RC coupe. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Honda HR-V

    The HR-V, now sold in Japan as the Vezel, is expected to get the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine from the Fit. Like the Fit, the HR-V will put cargo space at a premium, with fold-flat rear seats and a fuel tank packaged beneath the front seats. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2015 Nissan Juke

    The restyled subcompact gets flashier headlights and taillights and more body cladding to underscore its crossover branding. Nissan also will launch a new vehicle personalization program for the Juke. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept

    Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Scion iM Concept

    The Scion iM Concept is being shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Ford Explorer

    The 2016 Explorer, which is a midcycle freshening, will come with a new version of Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and a new, loaded Platinum trim level that will be priced above the current top-of-the-line Explorer Sport. The 2016 Explorer should arrive in dealerships next summer. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Audi Prologue concept

    Vehicle type: Coupe concept
    Engine: 4.0-liter, 605-hp turbocharged V-8
    Who designed it: Audi design chief Marc Lichte
    What's cool: No-handle doors use touch sensors to open; no pillar between front and rear seats; touch-screen displays integrated into the dashboard
    Will it be built? Maybe. Audi said the concept's styling will appear in the next-generation A6, A7 and A8, but if Audi wanted to build an A9 grand coupe to vie with archrival Mercedes-Benz's S-class coupe, it would look a lot like this.
    Show reaction: Videographers argued over the privilege of getting inside the concept and shooting video. They were lucky to have the chance:
    Labor strikes and shipping delays meant Audi's showpiece almost was stuck in port for the show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Acura ILX

    The 2016 ILX is being shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Jaguar F-Type AWD

    The Jaguar F-Type AWD is being shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Mercedes Maybach

    The Mercedes Maybach is being shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Mazda6

    The re-engineered 2016 Mazda6 is being shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Mazda CX-5

    The CX-5 is being shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Mazda CX-3

    Vehicle type: Small crossover
    Seats: 5
    Engine: 2.0-liter, 155-hp 4-cylinder gasoline
    On sale: Summer 2015
    Base price: Not announced, but expect it to fall between the Mazda3 five-door (base price:
    $19,765 with shipping) and Mazda CX-5 (base price: $22,375 with shipping).
    What's cool: All-wheel-drive option; head-up display; “floating” roofline above the D-pillar Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2016 Fiat 500X

    FCA's latest entry for the Fiat brand shares many characteristics with the Jeep Renegade. Is it being shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    2015 Chrysler 300

    The freshened 2015 Chrysler 300 shown at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Cadillac ATS-V

    Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Volkswagen Golf R

    Volkswagen will debut the Golf R at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Go to the Gallery »

  • PHOTOS

    Shelby GT350 Mustang

    Ford engineered the latest Shelby GT350 Mustang -- with the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever -- to go up against European performance cars. Go to the Gallery »

  • NEWS

    Audi tests car sharing for the wealthy

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
    Audi is dipping its toe into car sharing, but with a premium twist. Audi has quietly begun two pilot luxury car sharing programs in Europe - one in Stockholm and another in Berlin.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    M-B exec: S class 'is now our flagship platform'

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
    Mercedes-Benz thinks there's a new, hot niche in the global auto industry: $100,000-plus cars.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Shelby GT350 Mustang taps into supercar tech

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
    With the unveiling of the new Shelby GT350 Mustang at Shelby's Gardena, Calif., garage last week, Ford is harkening back to the Mustang's performance roots.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford moves 2016 Explorer upscale

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
    The freshened 2016 Ford Explorer unveiled here last week will come with a new version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and a new, loaded Platinum trim level that will be priced above the current top-of-the-line Explorer Sport.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    '15 Chrysler 300 gets electric steering, Wi-Fi

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
    The refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300 features a new front fascia, rotary shifter and Wi-Fi service. Chrysler's flagship sedan is the last of the automaker's three full-size cars to receive an upgrade, following refreshes to the Dodge Challenger and Charger earlier this year.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Luxury brands go the way of free-trade coffee

    2:41 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014
    NEAL E. BOUDETTE:
    Luxury automobiles typically offer customers a combination of high performance, advanced technology and plush comfort. But a new crop of upscale cars may offer wealthy car buyers something else: a clearer conscience.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Fisker flexes muscle with coachbuilt 725-hp Mustang

    2:55 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
    GABE NELSON:
    Henrik Fisker, the Danish designer behind the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and the ill-fated Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, apparently can design an American muscle car, too.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Apple's CarPlay goes missing in L.A. and in the showroom

    11:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
    NEAL BOUDETTE:
    Tech giants Apple and Google have generated a lot of hype over the past 12 months over their plans to tightly integrate their smartphones and app technology with in-car infotainment systems.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept pays homage to past, future

    3:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
    VINCE BOND JR.:
    It's ironic that the most futuristic Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer to date also has the deepest historical ties to motorsports.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Mercedes gives Maybach interior the silent treatment

    11:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
    NEAL BOUDETTE:
    One of the highlights of the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 superluxury sedan is something you're not supposed to notice: noise, or more precisely, the lack of it.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mazda hopes CX-5, Mazda6 facelifts turn heads

    2:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    Midsize sedans were once the brown shoes of the US 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, is being billed by some as a fashion statement.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    3:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    VW has decided to offer the Golf SportWagen with 4Motion all-wheel drive in the United States starting in 2016, both as a pure wagon and as a crossover-styled variant called the Alltrack.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Jaguar beefs up powertrain options on F-Type

    11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    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, electric power steering and other improvements.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Chrysler 300 refreshed with rotary shifter, updated front fascia

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    10:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    Cadillac's new boss believes General Motors' luxury brand could eventually sell ultra-luxury cars that retail for a quarter-million dollars by 2029. Cadillac may also get more crossover models to supplement the SRX.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    7:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    Chevrolet's off-road Colorado concept is its boldest effort yet to position the midsize pickup as a versatile truck for active, outdoorsy types. A production version of the Colorado ZR2 would give GM an answer to Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Scion looks to end product drought with iM hatchback

    6:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    Scion formally unveiled the long-awaited five-door iM Concept hatchback, marking the struggling brand's first new design in three years. The hatchback will arrive in dealerships next year after Scion shows a production version of the car at the New York auto show in April.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Lexus LF-C2 concept zeros in on younger buyers

    4:50 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    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. It's a “powerful, emotional car” created to appeal to younger customers, said Jeff Bracken, Lexus Division general manager.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Honda joins small-crossover fray with HR-V

    3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    The Honda HR-V, based on the Fit subcompact, arrives early next year and will compete with small crossovers such as the Buick Encore, Fiat 500X and Mini Countryman.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    VW embraces hydrogen with Golf SportWagen HyMotion

    5:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford freshens Explorer with higher trim package for '16

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Maybach returns with lavish interior, lower price

    8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mazda zoom zooms into tiny CUVs with CX-3

    11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
    With the CX-3, which stands 4 inches taller than a Mazda3 compact five-door from road to roof but 7 inches shorter from bumper to bumper, Mazda joins the growing list of automakers offering off-road looks and premium content in a package that was once considered too small for anything but economy cars.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Cadillac rolls out V series versions of ATS sedan, coupe

    10:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Audi Prologue concept marks new styling direction

    11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
    Audi unveiled a prototype of a coupe that signals the future styling direction of the luxury brand under new design chief Marc Lichte. The show car signals exterior and interior styling that will emphasize sportiness, lightweight design and all-wheel drive.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Ford preps larger, 3-row Edge for China

    6:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
    Ford 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 Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    10:57 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
    Volkswagen is introducing a wagon variant of its tuned-up Golf R compact this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Honda opens Calif. garage to get Android rolling

    1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
    GABE NELSON:
    To help Google's new Android Auto system gain favor, Honda is doing something rare in the auto industry: subsidizing its rivals.... Read More »

  • BLOG

    Just how bad is that traffic jam ahead? New tech lets drivers see it

    3:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
    VINCE BOND JR.:
    Traffic apps that alert users of upcoming delays aren't unheard of these days. But what if drivers could actually see what's happening at a particular location on their vehicle screens when they're 5 miles -- or even a couple states -- away?... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Shelby GT350 Mustang guns for Europe's performance cars

    9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
    With the newest Shelby GT350 Mustang, unveiled Monday in the garage of the late Carroll Shelby in Gardena, Calif., Ford aims to lure a new breed of customers who want the kind of performance normally found in Porsches and Ferraris at a bargain price.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Flagships, cute utes headline L.A. show

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
    Pint-size crossovers and extra-large luxury sedans will share the spotlight at the Los Angeles Auto Show, as Mercedes-Benz revives the Maybach name with a top-of-the-line sedan, Audi unveils a concept for a future flagship and Honda and Mazda roll out crossovers slotted beneath the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Scion's iM and what comes after

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Scion readies iM Concept for L.A. Auto Show

    7:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014
    Scion, 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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Porsche goes bling with two-tone Panamera Exclusive Series

    12:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014
    Porsche is introducing the Panamera Exclusive Series, which features more luxury than the company has ever offered before. The limited-edition series is based on the already-exclusive Panamera Turbo S and will be unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    A new Audi range-topper?

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Maybach to make its comeback in L.A.

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
    Mercedes-Benz will unveil its Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Volvo's L.A. surprise

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
    Volvo will unveil the V60 Cross Country, a crossover-styled version of the V60 wagon this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Volvo V60 Cross Country to go on sale in early 2015

    4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2014
    Volvo isn't giving up ground in the all-wheel-drive wagon market to Subaru, as has just about every other automaker. The Swedish brand will introduce the Volvo V60 Cross Country at the Los Angeles Auto Show in just a few weeks.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014
    Mercedes-Benz will take the wraps off the all-new Mercedes-Maybach sedan this month at the L.A. Auto Show, a model that will sit between the S class and the Pullman in the luxury brand's hierarchy.... Read More »

  • NEWS

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

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
    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.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Freshened 2016 Ford Explorer to debut in L.A.

    4:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014
    Ford will reveal the 2016 Ford Explorer at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19. The latest version of the Explorer will go on sale next year in North America, Ford said in a statement today.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Mazda to unveil CX-3 for small crossover market

    8:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
    Mazda 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 Crosstrek: a high-riding subcompact called the CX-3.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Acura plans refreshed ILX for 2016

    12:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014
    Acura plans to introduce a "substantially new" 2016 ILX entry premium sedan at the L.A. Auto Show next month.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Concept to signal new era for Audi design

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014
    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 exterior design at Volkswagen.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Audi concept to usher in new styling era

    2:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2014
    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 exterior design at Volkswagen.... Read More »

  • NEWS

    Porsche adds 4 GTS variants to 911 lineup for 2015

    6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014
    Porsche, feeling the heat from such cars as the redesigned Chevrolet Corvette, is giving the venerable 911 a tune-up for 2015.... Read More »

Blogs from Los Angeles

NEAL E. BOUDETTE
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Luxury brands go the way of free-trade coffee
Luxury automobiles typically offer customers a combination of high performance, advanced technology and plush comfort. B
Nov. 21, 2:41 pm U.S. ET
NEAL BOUDETTE
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Apple's CarPlay goes missing in L.A. and in the showroom
Tech giants Apple and Google have generated a lot of hype over the past 12 months over their plans to tightly integrate
Nov. 20, 11:09 am U.S. ET
GABE NELSON
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Fisker flexes muscle with coachbuilt 725-hp Mustang
Henrik Fisker, the Danish designer behind the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and the ill-fated Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, ap
Nov. 20, 2:55 pm U.S. ET
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