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ROOTS AND ALL

Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's first non-Japanese styling chief, wants to re-root the automaker in its Japanese heritage and deploy advanced digital tools to get to the next era.

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Stylist sticks by Bangle in sickness, in health

Chris Bangle told us in Frankfurt he was back in the car business — and REDS ...

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Chevy's reskinned Silverado: What people are saying

Here's a roundup of what analysts, journalists and others are saying about GM's ...

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Chevrolet forges sleeker, aerodynamic styling on 2019 Silverado

The Chevy Silverado, GM's top-selling and most profitable nameplate, will be ...

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Mercedes preps 2 instrument panels for next G-class SUV

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV will be roomier and more luxurious when it goes on sale in the U.S. in late 2018.

VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers

VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global MQB platform will draw

Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedans

Consumers may be abandoning traditional midsize and large sedans in droves, in favor of crossovers and SUVs, but Toyota remains faithful to the segment with plans to redesign the Avalon.

U.S. transportation chief Elaine Chao to keynote AutoMobili-D expo

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will give the keynote speech at the Detroit auto show's AutoMobili-D exposition in January.

Lexus readies crossover flagship concept

Lexus is readying a crossover concept that it's calling a new "flagship," perhaps mimicking a move with its car lineup where it created the new LC flagship coupe priced above $100,000. The concept

Overhauled Wrangler generates electricity

Jeep will offer a plug-in hybrid version of its iconic off-roader in 2020, joining new turbocharged I-4 and diesel V-6 options on the redesigned 2018 Wrangler.

Lexus targets conquests with 3-row RX variant

Lexus figures it has been leaving money on the table for years because it lacked a three-row variant of the segment-leading RX crossover. That's about to change.

New Nissan Kicks targets millennials, their parents

The 2018 Nissan Kicks will be targeted at millennials and retirees alike, and priced to be competitive with entry-level sedans.

Intel: We've got the edge on efficiency

The war over the self-driving car chip got a little personal last week at the Los Angeles auto show, where Intel CEO Brian Krzanich started naming names and calling out the competition.

The hot new model? Subscriptions

Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.

Infiniti execs call redesigned QX50 critical to brand

Infiniti expects its redesigned crossover, powered by what it calls a breakthrough engine technology, to finally make it a bigger player in a critical segment.

Subaru Ascent fills big hole in crossover lineup

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is all about family. To demonstrate the Ascent's size and family appeal, Subaru packed the crossover with eight golden and Labrador retrievers Subaru called its "spokesdogs,"

Toyota's show cars: The onslaught begins

Executives at Toyota and Lexus promised that the Los Angeles offerings were just the start of an onslaught of new ideas and products as they take up Akio Toyoda's call for more get-up-and-go across

Crossover country

Automakers clearly expect the crossover boom to continue, with nearly a dozen crossovers making their world or U.S. debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Panasonic CEO: Short cycles not long off

Panasonic North America CEO Tom Gebhardt says short cycles are used to fix errors.

HITS AND MISSES

Grab a bag of Cheetos and check out what our man David Undercoffler fancied at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

For Volvo, strong lineup, tech ties pillars of success

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the key to long-term success also lies in creating lucrative partnerships with tech companies.

Caddy to lift camo sooner to boost quality

Cadillac, which has a major overhaul of its lineup on the way, plans to reveal new vehicles further in advance to allow for more thorough testing on public roads.

This $15 ticket buys what Tesla fans have waited 20 months for

Tesla has kept thousands of would-be buyers waiting to see a car they started paying $1,000 deposits for 20 months ago. The chance to get up close to a Model 3 sedan can be had now for another $15.

Porsche likely to add 911 plug-in hybrid variant, CEO says

The Porsche 911 will likely get a plug-in hybrid variant mid-way through its next generation, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says.

Toyota wades again in crossover waters with FT-AC concept

Toyota is testing the baby crossover waters again with another concept -- this time the FT-AC, for "future Toyota adventure concept" -- styled more like a traditional SUV and aimed at outdoor

SHOW NOTES: To hell and back

Not all vehicles are buffed and buffed and buffed again and again for the show floor. Kia displayed a

SHOW NOTES: On guard

Stormtroopers stand guard at the Nissan stand ahead of the company's press conference on Thursday in Los Angeles. Looks like another vehicle with a Star Wars theme and edition is ...

SHOW NOTES: A Titan with force

Nissan's Titan AT-M6 Star Wars custom truck is unveiled Thursday. The AT-M6 is the largest vehicle in the First Order’s arsenal in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The Titan is ...

Fading CLS gets fifth seat, new 6-cylinder

Mercedes-Benz hopes to reverse a significant U.S. sales decline for the car when the third generation arrives next fall.

SHOW NOTES: EV admirers

Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, left, and Britta Seeger, member of the board of management at Daimler AG with responsible for Mercedes-Benz cars marketing and sales, check out the Tesla ...

SHOW NOTES: Mazda6 nip, tuck

Masahiro Moro, CEO of Mazda North America, presents the freshened Mazda6 on Wednesday ...

SHOW NOTES: Mitsubishi's baby crossover

Kazuo Yano, general manager of design strategy for Mitsubishi Motors, with the

Mazda6 adds turbo, high-end trim to stand out in waning sedan market

Mazda, looking to inject new life into lagging sales of the Mazda6 and keep pace with strong redesigned rivals from Toyota and Honda, is updating uts midsize sedan, adding a high-end trim line,

Lexus pads LX cargo space

While Lexus was unwrapping its first three-row RX with more seats for growing families, it was also introducing a new version of the big LX SUV for buyers who want fewer seats and more cargo space.

BMW: Roadster will be top-selling i8

BMW expects its new i8 roadster to dominate the sales mix in the i8 plug-in hybrid family when it goes on sale in the spring. The open-top two-seater will join a freshened version of the i8 coupe

Under next-gen Jeep Wrangler's familiar sheet metal, a modern-day overhaul

The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler may look similar to its immediate predecessor, but above the skid plates and beneath the removable top, fans of the off-roader will notice the upgrades incorporated

Nissan adding new gateway crossover with Kicks

Nissan, looking to further capitalize on the crossover craze, is adding the Kicks as a gateway to the brand's light truck lineup. With the Kicks, Nissan will join Fiat with two entries in the

SHOW NOTES: A fast serve

Tennis player Maria Sharapova poses with the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS after its debut Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show in Los Angeles.
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Kia, Alfa finalists for North American vehicles of the year for first time

Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also

SHOW NOTES: Canine assist

Takeshi Tachimori, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Subaru Corp., receives an assist from a puppy during the introduction of the all-new

SHOW NOTES: A big day for Jeep

Mike Manley, head of Jeep, presents the redesigned ...

Lexus stretches RX crossover to add optional third row

The RX is Lexus' top seller and the best-selling luxury vehicle in the U.S., but dealers have clamored for a family-friendly version for years. The 2018 RX L is stretched more than 4 inches at the

Lincoln rebrands MKX as Nautilus as brand drops confusing MK name

Say hello to the Lincoln Nautilus and goodbye to the brand's "MK" naming scheme that some customers still haven't deciphered after more than a decade. First to go is the MKX, which will become the

SHOW NOTES: Infiniti's latest

Karim Habib, executive design director of Infiniti Motor Co., helps introduce the redesigned QX50 crossover in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The

VW packs I.D. Crozz EV with smart motors

The VW I.D. Crozz, due in 2020, will be powered by a pair of electric motors, one on each axle, with a combined output of 302 hp. Each motor can operate together or separately as conditions demand.

Infiniti banks on retooled QX50 to pad U.S. sales

Infiniti, already one of the fastest growing luxury brands, aims to give itself a bigger boost with a technology-laden crossover that one executive calls the most important vehicle in the brand's

Chevy's new speed champ, the ZR1, goes topless

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible is expected to go on sale in the spring, alongside the coupe, starting at $123,995. The coupe will start at $119,995.

SHOW NOTES: Watch your speed

An exhibitor drives an unidentified electric vehicle through the Los Angeles convention center as part of preparations for the auto show on Tuesday.

Subaru reloads in key crossover segment with 3-row Ascent

The all-new Ascent launches streaking Subaru right back into the hotly contested three-row crossover segment, one that the brand has not been able to tap since output of the ill-fated Tribeca ended

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

If October's Tokyo auto show lacked any meaningful production debuts that consumers could bank on, this week's Los Angeles auto show will help fill the void.

Subaru Ascent takes shape ahead of L.A. intro

The official unveiling of the 2019 Subaru Ascent is just days away but spy photographers have spotted the three-row crossover out testing.

Lincoln's freshened 2019 MKC gets new mesh grille, tech

The freshened 2019 MKC compact crossover, due in showrooms next summer, features new infotainment and safety technology and the mesh grille found on Lincoln's newest products.

Toyota preps another small crossover concept

Toyota will unwrap a small crossover concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show geared toward outdoor enthusiasts and urban dwellers. It will be the third crossover concept introduced this year

FCA to offer split, dual-function tailgate on Ram 1500, spy photos reveal

Spy photographers have caught confirmation that at least some versions of the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup will have a new dual-function tailgate, capable of dropping down or opening up french

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