Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz Launching Splitview Technology At L.A. Auto Show
Mercedes-Benz Launching Splitview Technology At L.A. Auto Show

Mercedes Benz today announced the availability of a new display technology that allows driver and passenger to see two totally separate programs from the same screen, at the same time. The technology has been around for a while but it’s only now making its North American debut, which is...Read More»

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Subaru To Debut Two New WRX Models At LA—One Racy, One Luxe

If you've browsed through any of the tuner magazines or fan sites and salivated over the WRX spec C that's on offer in Japanese domestic market (JDM) spec, you won't have to wait much longer for the real thing. Well, almost the real thing. Soon, the new 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Preview: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

• What is it? Cadillac’s answer to the BMW 3-Series and Audi A5 • The basics: Efficient V-6 power or sledgehammer V-8 • On sale: May 2010, with a public showing and more details at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show • Price: $40,000-plus (est.) The delayed two-door version...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz Planning Four Debuts For L.A. Auto Show

The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a couple of weeks away and in its lead up we have new details about what Mercedes-Benz is planning for the event. The luxury automaker will have no less than four debuts, including the all-new SLS AMG. The 563 horsepower supercar is just about to go on sale in...Read More»

Honda CR-Z grille
Honda Prepping Personal-Neo Urban Transport Concept For L.A. Auto Show

The future is a common theme at most auto shows, and the future most carmakers have seen lately is a highly compact, enviro-friendly urban environment. To remain relevant in such a market, cars will have to shrink, adapt and go very high-tech, at least if the concepts are to be believed. Honda's...Read More»

2011 Mazda2
Preview: 2011 Mazda2

• What is it?: The 2011 Ford Fiesta’s Mazda sibling • The basics: Funky styling, and “zoom zoom” philosophy • On sale: Fall 2010, with a public showing at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show • Price: Less than $16,000 (est.) Compact hatchbacks have for a long...Read More»

Audi eSpira concept
Video: Audi's Entries For The 'YouthMobile 2030' Competition

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned the "YouthMobile 2030" design challenge associated with the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. At the time, we highlighted GM's "Car Hero" entry, but Audi's designs deserve mention, too. The company has submitted two vehicles, the eOra and the eSpira, both of which were...Read More»

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show GM Car Hero
2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

It's not quite the glamorous Staples Center--home to the Grammys and a certain celebrity endpoint this year--but just next door to the tabernacle of music sits the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention center's the next roosting spot for the car world, as the industry sets down next month...Read More»

GM's 'Car Hero' concept for the 'YouthMobile 2030' contest
L.A. Auto Show: Finalists In The 'YouthMobile 2030' Contest

The Los Angeles Auto Show is just a few weeks away, so now seems as good a time as any to skim through the submissions for its 6th Annual Design Challenge. This year's theme is YouthMobile  2030 -- the goal being to envision vehicles two decades down the road. Participating studios include Audi...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Impala
Chevy Impala, Chrysler EVs, 2011 Mustang: Today at High Gear Media

What's up with the next Chevrolet Impala? Are Chrysler and Fiat building an electric car together? Why's the $70,000 Audi Allroad a better bet than the current Q5 crossover? And what's the latest on the 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle? Today at High Gear Media, we've got answers for you. Consumers and...Read More»

Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta in New York City
Preview: 2011 Ford Fiesta

Ford has finally confirmed that its European-styled Fiesta hatchback is set to make its U.S. debut at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December. Since Ford started promoting the car through its Fiesta Movement back in March, more than 50,000 people have expressed interest--97% of whom currently do...Read More»

2010 Kia Sorento
Kia on the Move with Optima, Sorento and Amanti

With the 2010 Kia Forte sedan headed to showrooms, and the 2010 Forte Koup coming later this summer, what's up next for Hyundai's sister division Kia? Motor Trend reports Kia will have a busy 2011 model year ahead, with the first vehicle on its launch list coming from the U.S. The new Kia factory...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Kia Soul, 'A New Way To Roll,' Starts At $13,300

As Scion's edginess ebbs, Kia is moving in for the kill with the five-passenger Soul, on sale now at Kia dealerships across the U.S. The base five-door, five-passenger Soul will begin at $13,300, moving to $14,950 for the Soul+, and $16,950 for both the Soul! and Soul sport. Gr8 model names...Read More»

Kia Soul
Kia Targets Scion with Soul, Introduced at LA Auto Show

The boxy Kia Soul has made the move from perennial show car to production. The model will be in dealers come March, with prices that Kia says will be "comfortably in the teens." The five-passenger four-door comes in four models: the 2010 Kia Soul (base), the Soul + (Plus), the Soul ! (Exclaim), and...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
U.K.'s Autocar Weighs In on "Weirdest" L.A. Auto Show

We all know that the domestics had less of a presence at the L.A. Auto Show due to harsh economic realities and just the daily struggle of staying solvent. But Autocar weighed in with their uniquely British perspective on the view from the floor in L.A., calling it "the weirdest US motor show...Read More»

Saturn VUE Hybrid and Gov. Schwarzenegger
Tough Times Force Even Schwarzenegger to Support Girlie Hybrids

Wow, even cigar-smoking, bodybuilding, one-time Conan the Barbarian Schwarzenegger the Governator has been forced to face the facts of fuel efficiency. The juiced-up juggernaut posed next to a girlie little Saturn VUE Hybrid at the L.A. Auto Show, perhaps a concession to his left-coast state that...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Shows in LA

In an L.A. Auto Show press conference preceded by Red Bull girls handing out their company's energy-boosting elixir, the audience attending VW's shindig stayed awake long enough to learn that Volkswagen is going to add its corporate 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged, direct-injected diesel engine to the...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK
Daimler Announces 2010 GLK Pricing

Mercedes-Benz, or Daimler as they refer to themselves on their press materials from the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, announced pricing for their 2010 GLK mid-size sport utility. The new smaller-than-the-ML will arrive in dealerships come January. Well equipped with the 3.5-liter V-6 and a...Read More»

2009 Porsche Cayman
2009 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Make World Debut

Porsche is serious about its current birthday. Lots of fun people showed up at the L.A. Auto Show to celebrate, including marque aficionado Jerry Seinfeld and notable Porsche racer Hurley Haywood. This year, 2008, marks the brand's 60th year of production (that would mean the first Porsche was...Read More»

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