Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda Prepping Personal-Neo Urban Transport Concept For L.A. Auto Show
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 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang: A Styling History

So now we all know what the new 2010 Ford Mustang looks like. After seeing the car in person, it looks even better than it does in pixels. As you click through the new 2010 Mustang shots we have (and will continue to post) here at TheCarConnection.com, look for a couple of styling details that...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 350
2010 Lexus RX 350, RX 450h Hit the Road

The newest editions of the best-selling Lexuses on the planet have arrived--and for the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and hybrid 2010 Lexus RX 450h, the buzzwords are "don't rock the boat." The new crossover's shape is clearly related to the outgoing model, though the faster rear pillar and more creased...Read More»

2009 Infinit G37 Convertible
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible: Live from L.A.

Earlier this year, we showed you the first photo of the 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible from the foggy greens at Pebble Beach. Now the Convertible's made a live appearance at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show, flipping and folding its top as it waits for next spring's on-sale date. The new G...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder
2009 Lamborghini LP-560 Spyder Takes It Off

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said last year his company would have a major new model to show off at each major auto show. True to form at the Los Angeles show, Lambo pulled the silky sheet from a new Spyder version of the LP560-4, the latest edition of the Gallardo. The 2009 Lamborghini...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Honda Insight Will Grade Your Eco Driving--With Leaves

The 2010 Honda Insight showed up at the Paris auto show as a concept, and at the Los Angeles show today it prepared for production early next spring (we'll be driving it soon, so stay tuned). As Honda unveiled the Insight alongside the Vector-ish new FC Sport concept, it also unveiled an Insight...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKZ
2010 Lincoln MKZ Revealed

The news from Lincoln for the last several years has been, "We're not dead." While they're far from being healthy, their model line is continuing to improve. The 2010 MKZ took its bow at L.A.'s show, and you'll see that the winged grill of the 2009 Lincoln MKS has made the transition to the smaller...Read More»

2008 Honda FC Sport
L.A. Show: 2008 Honda FC Sport Concept

Part Storm Trooper, part Vector W8--and all fuel-cell vehicle? Honda's showstopper at the Los Angeles auto show is the FC Sport, a sportscar that borrows the fuel-cell powertrain from the FCX Clarity and wraps it in a dramatically wedgy body that looks like Jerry Weigert's been given a day pass to...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
2009 Nissan 370Z: At Long Last, an L.A. Reveal

The 2009 Nissan 370Z brings a stubby new shape with more evocative lines and even more performance to the Nissan fold for the new model year. The sleeker look of the 2009 edition--the first major update since 2003--brings the two-seat Nissan 370Z a shorter wheelbase and more intensive use of...Read More»

2009 Nissan Cube
2009 Nissan Cube Drops in L.A.

The 2009 Nissan Cube brings a bubbly Japanese personality to the tall-box wagon class that includes the likes of the Scion xB and Honda Element. Sized more like the latter vehicle, the 2009 Cube bears the asymmetrical styling of the boxy Nissan that first bowed in Japan a decade ago. The new Cube...Read More»

2010 Mercury Milan
2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Tip Off in L.A.

...with the restyled 2010 Ford Mustang on Tuesday. Following up this first act at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show are the updated version of its mainstay mid-sizers, the 2010 Ford Fusion and 2010 Mercury Milan. Neither has completely new sheetmetal like the 'Stang, but the improvements are...Read More»

2009 Nissan Cube
2009 Nissan Cube: The First Specs and Official Photo

Nissan's global Web site just released this information on the 2009 Nissan Cube, which bows tomorrow at the Los Angeles auto show. We have more photos and some more info for TheCarConnection.com's readers--not to mention live shots and Los Angeles show news--coming tomorrow, but the latest from...Read More»

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