Los Angeles Auto Show

2009 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Make World Debut
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»

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»

Ford Exhaust
Ford NVH: "Feels Right, Sounds Tight" in 2010 Mustang

Apart from dabbling in some weak-kneed four cylinders in the late '70s/early '80s, Ford Mustangs have always throbbed with a thrilling V-8 soundtrack to accompany the prodigious thrust from their V-8 engines. From the original '60s 289 V-8 through the iconic 5.0 of the '80s and '90s up to the...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang: It's On

You've read it here: GM held back their new LaCrosse and the CTS Coupe from their planned debuts at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. You may have also heard that Chrysler pulled corporate backing from the event, leaving Southern California dealers to pay for the Chrysler display that will be filled...Read More»

VW EcoRacer concept
VW Delays Roadster Concept Launch

Say it ain't so! Apparently even Volkswagen is feeling the pinch in the auto market at present, despite its worldwide sales increase of 15 percent for the third quarter. As such, it has decided not to release the mid-engined Roadster concept at the L.A. Auto Show next week, according to the U.K.'s...Read More»

2008 Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept
GM Kills Cadillac CTS Coupe Launch

And if you didn't think GM was in real trouble... The beleaguered automaker has just canceled the launch of its stunning Cadillac CTS Coupe at next week's LA Auto Show, according to the U.K.'s AutoCar. They say it's part of GM's radical new thinking on its future lineup, forced by its festering...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3 Convertible 2.0T
L.A. Show Preview: 2009 Saab 9-3 Convertible

Historians called it the Reagan Era, and we were all lulled to sleep by the threat of national prosperity and peace through strength. So confident and secure in its future was Saab that, 25 years ago, it cut the top from its mid-size sedan and offered it to the world as a convertible. That kind of...Read More»

2009 BMW 335d
2009 BMW 335d, X5 xDrive 35d Priced

BMW's first clean diesels are set for a public unveiling next week at the Los Angeles auto show--and today they've had a price put on their heads. The new Bimmer diesels will start with the tractable and tossable 335d, which carries a base price of $44,725, including destination charges. The X5...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
U.S. Soldier in Iraq Wins 2010 Ford Mustang

Describing his relationship with the Ford Mustang as "20 years of love, addiction and obsession," 22-year-old Kory Chesher of the Army's 101st Airborne Division was thrilled to find himself the winner of a 2010 Ford Mustang. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company, he will also be flown to the L.A. Auto...Read More»

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