Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda's 2017 CX-5 builds on new design language for crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

As consumer interest in crossovers continues to strengthen, Mazda unveiled a new compact CX-5 on Tuesday night, a key cog in the automaker's lineup. The 2017 CX-5, which Mazda dubbed a fully redesigned model, features more aggressive styling and a sportier profile.... Read More »

'Forbidden fruit' Audi A5, S5 Sportback coming to U.S.

6:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

After months of hints, Audi finally confirmed the A5 and S5 Sportback for the U.S. market, revealing it here at an event on the eve of the L.A. auto show.... Read More »

Nissan takes Nismo mainstream

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Nissan will market a Nismo performance package on its high-volume compact Sentra sedan starting next year, the first mainstream U.S. outing for the performance label.... Read More »

Mercedes pickup won't be coming to U.S. -- for now, Exler says

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz won't bring its new pickup to the U.S. market in 2017, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler said. But Exler didn't rule out becoming a pickup seller down the road.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach drops top with limited edition S-class cabriolet

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Mercedes is expanding its Maybach line with a new limited-edition S-class convertible. It's the third entry in the company's Mercedes-Maybach subbrand. The company will produce just 300 of the vehicles worldwide and will distribute just 75 of them in the U.S.... Read More »

Chevy forges off-road cred with Colorado ZR2

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Chevrolet hopes to take advantage of surging demand for midsize pickups with an off-road, high-performance version of the Colorado.... Read More »

Genesis packs extra power in G80 3.3T Sport

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Genesis is giving its midsize luxury sport sedan a kick of extra power with the debut of the 365-hp G80 3.3T Sport.... Read More »

Honda Civic powers up with Si package

6:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

The march of the Civics continued Tuesday with Honda revealing a prototype of its latest variant headed to production, the enthusiast-minded Civic Si, on the eve of the L.A. auto show. The concept is a coupe, though the production Si will be available as a coupe or a sedan when it goes on sale in the first half of next year.... Read More »

Ford polishes EcoSport for U.S.

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Ford is retooling one of its best-selling light trucks overseas to overcome a late entry in one of the U.S. auto industry's hottest segments -- subcompact crossovers. The North American version of the EcoSport that Ford introduced Monday, decked out with unique exterior trim, connectivity and a new engine, suspension and interior, aims to cash in on America's appetite for smaller crossovers.... Read More »

Jaguar joins EV race with I-Pace crossover

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Jaguar is joining the race among luxury brands to market electric vehicles with the I-Pace crossover concept. The production version of the EV will be shown in late 2017 and go on sale in the U.S. in the second half of 2018. Jaguar's crossover is expected to beat several German competitors to market as Tesla steadily upends the luxury EV market with the Model X and automakers face regulatory pressure to boost fuel economy and cut emissions.... Read More »

Jaguar joins EV race with I-Pace SUV

Nov. 15, 2016 05:30 CET

Jaguar's first full-electric car will closely resemble the I-Pace SUV concept unveiled in Los Angeles. The production I-Pace will arrive in dealerships in 2018 priced between 10 percent and 15 percent more than a comparably equipped F-Pace.... Read More »

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

L.A.'s star rises again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

After several years of C-list debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 iteration is back with a vengeance -- and some relevance. L.A. will offer a variety of crucial model debuts, most of which will tap into buyers' unending appetite for crossovers.... Read More »

Panamera gets more powerful V-6

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Redesigned V-6 and long-wheelbase Porsche Panameras will arrive in the U.S. next spring and summer.... Read More »

VW aims to pump up core Passat model with GT concept

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

VW plans a sporty Passat midsize concept at the L.A. auto show this week to burnish the company's beefed-up focus on the U.S. market. VW says the Passat GT concept has more than 20 design changes from the standard Passat midsize sedan, including a suspension that's been lowered by 0.6 inches and unique grille, fascia and other accents.... Read More »

EcoSport subcompact crossover coming to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

The EcoSport subcompact crossover Ford will unveil this week gives the brand a contender in one of the industry's fastest growing segments.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Handicapping the latest field for North America's best car, truck and utility vehicle

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

The finalists for North America car, truck and utility vehicle of the year will be announced at the L.A. auto show next week.... Read More »

Mazda's new CX-5 crossover continues premium push

10:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Mazda will use the upcoming Los Angeles auto show in November to debut an all-new 2017 model of its popular CX-5 crossover, an update that is expected to continue the brand's recent push towards more premium products.... Read More »

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman becomes biggest in brand history

11:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

While the next-gen 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman may have “Mini” on the hood, it’s actually the biggest vehicle in the brand’s history. Mini increased the 2017 model’s length by 7.8 inches overall and increased the wheelbase by 2.9 inches.... Read More »

Alfa will add a Giulia wagon to boost European sales

Oct. 26, 2016 14:06 CET

Alfa Romeo will launch a station wagon version of its Giulia sedan in Europe late next year to help boost sales of the key model, people briefed on the matter said.... Read More »

2016 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Mercedes plans two powerful E-class variants

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

Mercedes-Benz's latest E-class sedans went on sale in June and now the automaker has shed light on two high-performance variants. Both models, Mercedes said, are the most powerful E-class variants of all time.... Read More »

Big auto shows forced to share the spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Nissan's effort to grab headlines with a solo launch event in Miami shows how automakers increasingly are weighing alternatives to the major international auto shows.... Read More »

Alfa Stelvio makes brief appearance in FCA video

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

In a video posted on FCA's YouTube channel, which has since been taken down, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio makes an appearance at the company's Cassino plant in Italy, where it is being assembled. The all-new crossover is expected to be officially revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and go on sale in early 2017.... Read More »

Porsche to skip 2017 Detroit auto show

12:41 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

Porsche will skip the Detroit auto show next year as part of plans to focus on trade shows in New York and its most important U.S. market for sports cars, Los Angeles.... Read More »

Rebranded L.A auto show stresses mobility over metal

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

A rebranded Los Angeles Auto Show will look beyond the traditional sheet-metal introductions by automakers and incorporate disparate elements of the mobility movement, including car designers, tech startups, government officials, dealers and venture-capital investors.... Read More »

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

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2015

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. Here's what some critics and others are saying about it.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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