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 »

 
Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2017

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Three members of Automotive News Europe's Rising Stars family are finishing the year on high notes, putting themselves and their companies in position for future success. ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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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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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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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America
Nissan tapped Denis Le Vot of Renault to serve as chairman of Nissan North America. He will succeed Jose Munoz as Nissan's top North American leader. ...
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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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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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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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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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