Los Angeles Auto Show

2017 Photos of the year: Miscellany

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018

Here's a roundup of memorable photos from the past year.... Read More »

Oversized offspring, Nissan hints and un-PC utes: What people are saying about the '19 Subaru Ascent

9:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent is big. So big that when the automaker unveiled it on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show, eight adult dogs filed out of the three-row crossover. The Ascent has room for either seven or eight passengers and puts the automaker right back into a competitive segment that it hasn't been able to cash in on since Tribeca production ceased in 2014. Here is some initial reaction from the automotive media on the Ascent.... Read More »

L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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.... Read More »

Crossover country

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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.... Read More »

Nissan targets Kicks at millennials — and their parents

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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

Lexus seeks conquests with 3-row RX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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.... Read More »

Wrangler gets overhaul, with plug-in coming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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.... Read More »

Redesigned QX50 critical to Infiniti

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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.... Read More »

Intel chief says chip edge goes to Intel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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.... Read More »

Subaru Ascent fills big hole in crossover lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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," during the Los Angeles auto show reveal.... Read More »

Short product life cycles coming, Panasonic chief says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

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

L.A.'s hits, misses and puppies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2017

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

For Volvo, strong lineup, tech ties pillars of success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2017

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

Cadillac pulling off camouflage sooner

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2017

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.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: LA Auto Show hits and misses

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

LA Auto Show hits and misses; Nov. sales up at Ford, Honda, down at GM, Toyota; NADA predicts '18 sales retreat; Ford sues wrestler for flipping GT; Subaru's $140M plant upgrade.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Subaru's Doll: 'I hate incentives'

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

From LA Auto Show: Subaru's Doll on why he hates spiffs, Audi's Keogh will avoid acts of 'madness' in luxury sales race, Kia's 7-seat Sorento, Nissan's 'Star Wars'-themed lineup.... Read More »

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

7:19 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

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.... Read More »

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

11:29 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2017

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

BMW boosts i8's electric range and power with new roadster

Nov. 30, 2017 09:31 CET

BMW is giving its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car more power and a longer electric-only driving range, while also adding a softtop convertible variant.... Read More »

Toyota wades again in crossover waters with FT-AC concept

6:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2017

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 enthusiasts.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota off-road concept evokes FJ Cruiser

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2017

From LA Auto Show: Toyota off-road concept evokes FJ Cruiser, Hyundai dives into compact CUV market, Porsche times four, Honda grabs green prize; GM plans mass robocar rollout by 2019.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Jeep promises plug-in hybrid Wrangler in '20

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2017

From LA Auto Show: Jeep to add plug-in hybrid Wrangler in '20, A 'nimble' Nissan Kicks, Mitsu's coupe-like CUV, Mazda6 gets high-end trim, turbo; Snyder on sales, spiffs and a mismatch.... Read More »

BMW says roadster will be top-selling i8

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

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 also going on sale in the spring.... Read More »

Fading CLS gets fifth seat, new 6-cylinder

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

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

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

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

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 into the first Wrangler redesign since 2006.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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