Los Angeles Auto Show

Lexus pads LX cargo space

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

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.... Read More »

Lexus stretches RX crossover to add optional third row

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

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 rear and goes on sale in December, a key month for Lexus.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Stretched Lexus, plug-in BMW roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

From LA Auto Show: Lexus stretches RX; BMW plugs roadster into i8 lineup; Benz revamps CLS coupe; Kia Stinger battles Accord, Camry for Car of Year; Alfa contends for utility crown.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Why Chevrolet built the Corvette ZR1 droptop

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

From the L.A. Auto Show: Chevy shows a topless Corvette ZR1; Jeep's next-gen Wrangler gets its tech on; Lincoln's Nautilus is ready to set sail; Subaru's Ascent to take off in hot segment; 'Bullish' Infiniti redesigns the QX50.... Read More »

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

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

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, optional turbocharged engine and design updates throughout.... Read More »

Lincoln rebrands MKX as Nautilus as brand drops confusing MK name

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017

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 Nautilus when the 2019 model reaches showrooms in the spring.... Read More »

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

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017

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.... Read More »

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

9:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017

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 history.... Read More »

Subaru reloads in key crossover segment with 3-row Ascent

9:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017

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 in 2014.... Read More »

VW packs I.D. Crozz EV with smart motors

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017

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.... Read More »

L.A. Auto Show preview

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017

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.... Read More »

Subaru Ascent takes shape ahead of L.A. intro

10:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2017

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

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

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2017

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.... Read More »

Toyota preps another small crossover concept

11:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

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 based on the company's new modular platform.... Read More »

Lexus to unwrap 3-row RX crossover at L.A. auto show

11:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

Lexus' U.S. dealers have clamored for a family-friendly version of the popular RX crossover for years, but it's unclear whether the third row will accommodate two or three passengers.... Read More »

Range Rover to show pair of plug-ins in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Plug-in hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover sport are coming to the U.S. market next summer.... Read More »

BMW i8 will drop the top

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

The long-teased i8 roadster is official. Expect the production version to be unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show.... Read More »

Jaguar I-Pace to be built by Magna Steyr

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

Jaguar, a British brand owned by an Indian company, will use a Canadian-owned contract manufacturer to build full-electric crossovers in Austria.... Read More »

Lusty and thrilling: What people are saying about Alfa Romeo's Stelvio

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles finally unveiled the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, and the crossover quickly became a hot topic. Here’s what people are saying about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.... Read More »

Tron-ified and snakes: Jaguar's I-Pace and what people think

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

Jaguar took the stage at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil the I-Pace Concept, the first vehicle on its new electric platform. A production version of the I-Pace will be shown in late 2017 and is set to go on sale in the U.S. in 2018. Here's what people are saying about the concept.... Read More »

Los Angeles Auto Show trend spotting

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Global auto trends converged during last week's Los Angeles Auto Show press days — with an elegant luxury convertible, an India-built small crossover, a brawny off-roading pickup and much more.... Read More »

Chevrolet seeks bigger payoff from pickup bet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Chevy is taking on its pickup rivals more directly with the ZR2, a high-performance, off-road version of the Colorado.... Read More »

Nissan Sentra takes Nismo into mainstream market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Nissan has offered Nismo performance trim packages on sports models in the past, including the 370Z. For 2017, Nismo comes to the compact Sentra sedan.... Read More »

Porsche: We won't go below Macan, Boxster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Porsche won't introduce any vehicles smaller than the Macan crossover and Boxster convertible in the current product lineup.... Read More »

Subaru thinks big on 7-seater

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Subaru has been slow to return to the fullsize crossover market, but its U.S. chief is confident its roomier entry in the segment will sell to millennials and conquest buyers.... Read More »

 
How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12 2017

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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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European light-vehicle sales rise in November
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity a ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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