Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 Lexus RX L video preview
2018 Lexus RX L video preview

The Lexus RX is a big seller for Toyota's luxury brand. In fact, it's the company's biggest. And here at the Los Angeles auto show, the smooth-riding crossover is getting bigger. Literally. Lexus is stretching the RX to add a third row of seats and create the RX L. The 2018 Lexus RX L is the same...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona video preview

If you're on a budget and looking for a quality ride, Hyundai's been there for you with a good value. Now it's ready to take that formula to subcompact crossover shoppers. Slotted below the compact Tucson in the Hyundai lineup, the 2018 Kona is a small SUV that'll square off against the likes of...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Crossover to the small side: 2018 Nissan Kicks SUV video preview

Small is big again. The new 2018 Nissan Kicks is here, and it'll be the new small crossover for a massively growing number of buyers. And let's get one thing out of the way first: The Nissan Kicks isn't much of an SUV at all—not that it matters anymore. The Kicks effectively replaces the Juke...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover debuts at LA auto show

The 2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover utility made its debut Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show, adding another utility vehicle to the Korean maker's lineup as buyers snap up SUVs of all sizes. Smaller than the Tucson, the 2018 Kona has expressive and extroverted styling like the Toyota C-HR...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler, 2017 Los Angeles auto show
The 7 most important cars at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Swimming pools, movie stars, and lots of brand new cars: that's Los Angeles in a nutshell. America's biggest new car market served as the backdrop for more than a dozen new car debuts. With relatively cheap gas and increased consumer interest in high-riding crossovers and SUVs, this year's show is...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Crossover shoo-in: 2018 Nissan Kicks compact SUV comes to US

Small is big again. The 2018 Nissan Kicks broke cover Wednesday at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show as the automaker's smallest crossover in the lineup, an entry to replace the aged and outgoing Nissan Juke. Like the Juke, the Kicks offers plenty of outre style, albeit with a different approach. The...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2019 Subaru Ascent video preview

Subaru is ready to tackle its next mountain. Except this time, it's not a Rocky, or a Green Mountain, or even an...um... Appalachia? Whatever, it's the virtual mountain of the three-row family crossover that tempts today's family buyers. Meet the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Now, having the average of 2.3...Read More»

2019 Infiniti QX50, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Something in the air: 2019 Infiniti QX50 crossover SUV revealed

Infiniti needs a lot of "firsts" these days. The relatively nascent luxury brand may be looking for a new flagship with more technology, a defining sedan or crossover to shape the automaker's mold going forward, or a new powertrain to cement its status as a forward-thinking, fuel efficient marque...Read More»

2018 Mazda 6
2018 Mazda 6 treated to power boost, more features

The 2018 Mazda 6 will offer underhood muscle to match its sporty driving dynamics, the automaker said Wednesday ahead of the mid-size sedan's unveiling later this month at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 lifted from the larger CX-9 crossover will be slotted under...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport
2018 Ford Ecosport video preview

Make way for a new wave of Ford SUVs and crossovers. Some of them from unlikely locations. The new Ecosport made its North American debut at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. Its the first of a slew of crossovers—or SUVs—from Ford that'll be released over the next four years. MORE: Read...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas video preview

Volkswagen needs a hit these days--and they need more SUVs to compete in America. This year, the German automaker will land a one-two punch with new utility vehicles. Soon, there will be a new Tiguan. First, we'll get this made-in-America, three-row crossover SUV: the new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5
2017 Mazda CX-5 video preview: 2016 LA Auto Show

Was it just four years ago that the Mazda CX-5 showed up to the crossover party? It was, in fact, and in crossover SUV terms, that's old news. Time for some new news. There's a new Mazda CX-5 for the 2017 model year, and it's here at the Los Angeles auto show. The CX-5 is new, we promise. You might...Read More»

2017 Jeep New Compass
2017 Jeep Compass video preview: 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jeep builds a crossover SUV for just about every size. The Renegade's a small; the Grand Cherokee's the extra-large. The medium label? That's what Jeep will apply to this new utility vehicle, starting next year. Jeep wants you to ignore the Compass that's on showroom floors right now. It's old...Read More»

2017 Nissan Versa Note
2017 Nissan Versa Note shows off new face, Doctor Doom references inevitable

Nissan unveiled Thursday its updated 2017 Nissan Versa Note, complete with the V-neck grille you'll find on almost every Nissan now except the Z and the Leaf. The updated hatchback for Nissan is relatively unchanged aside from the swept headlights, deeply set vertical grille element, and...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look

There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive buyback settlement, in which the...Read More»

Mazda CX-5 teaser
2017 Mazda CX-5 headed to LA Auto Show

A new Mazda CX-5 is set to debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show—and it's coming an entire model year before we expected it. The current CX-5 has been a genuine (and much needed) success for Mazda, which has sold more than 80,000 through the end of September this year, so it comes as...Read More»

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Video Preview

You might not know it, but the tiny Mirage has been a smash hit for Mitsubishi. The automaker needed to sell just 7,500 to break even in the U.S.; yet in the first twelve months of sales it sold 16,000 units. Now, it's time for an update. The exterior's been updated with a new hood, front grille...Read More»

2016 Mazda CX-9, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2016 Mazda CX-9 Video Preview

What's a sporty car company like Mazda doing in the three-row SUV business? Maybe they're making big crossovers into something fun to drive? That's what we're hoping for with the CX-9, the three-row family wagon coming for the 2016 model year. WATCH: 2017 Cadillac XT5 Video Preview The CX-9 joined...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra Video Preview

Is less really more? Hyundai's out to prove the adage with a new sedan that trades some of its famous flourishes for other priorities. The new 2017 Hyundai Elantra represents a big departure from today's model. The body's lost most of the dramatic curves of the outgoing model, in favor of a much...Read More»

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