2013 Honda Fit EV Gets 123 Mile Range: 2011 LA Auto Show

2013 Honda Fit EV Gets 123 Mile Range: 2011 LA Auto Show
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The Honda Fit EV just made its World Debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and we want to take this opportunity to tell Nissan that it needs to watch its mirrors. Promising a range close to the Leaf Leaf (123 miles vs 138 for the Leaf), and a price of just $36,625, the new… Continue Reading...

Motor Trend Selects 2012 Volkswagen Passat as its Car of the Year: 2011 LA Auto Show

Motor Trend Selects 2012 Volkswagen Passat as its Car of the Year: 2011 LA Auto Show
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While Volkswagen was displaying their “new” Beetle R “concept” and freshened 2012 VW CC at the Los Angeles Auto Show, there was also a new Passat sitting there which we have seen even more than the other two cars. Old news we were thinking… until Angus MacKenzie from Motor Trend stepped on stage. Taking most… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Beetle R Concept: 2011 LA Auto Show

Volkswagen Beetle R Concept: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Looking a bit like a junior DTM car, Volkswagen today showed off the “Concept” Volkswagen Beetle R, the same car that made its world debut a few months ago in Frankfurt – and it looks just as production ready today as it did then. While the German firm was a bit tight-lipped about the details, they did say… Continue Reading...

2013 Volkswagen CC Gets Subtle Makeover: 2011 LA Auto Show

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2013 Volkswagen CC Gets Subtle Makeover: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Volkswagen today unveiled the freshened 2013 CC four-door coupe, with a revised front fascia and some spiffy new LED taillights that clearly distinguish it from the 2012 model. Not much else has changed according to VW, but the German automaker did take a big step towards making the CC a bigger player by adding a… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Infiniti G25 Debuts as Solid Alternative to the BMW 328i

LA 2010: Infiniti G25 Debuts as Solid Alternative to the BMW 328i
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Okay, maybe we’re reaching a bit with these “debuts” but that’s how Infiniti is billing the American auto show unveiling of the new G25 sedan at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show today. Of course, we’ve seen this G25 before, but…it’s a perfectly fine looking sedan so we’ll humor them here a bit. As its… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Debuts for U.S. Market; Priced at Under $30,000

LA 2010: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Debuts for U.S. Market; Priced at Under $30,000
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Citing the company’s long history of affordable compact cars that are environmentally sustainable, Mitsubishi today launched the U.S.-spec version of the electric i-MiEV at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. With some 4,000 i-MiEV models already on the road in different parts of the world, the car is now somewhat familiar, but the U.S. version… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Chevy Volt Wins Green Car of the Year Award

LA 2010: Chevy Volt Wins Green Car of the Year Award
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Today at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, the group that hands out its Green Car of the Year award handed it over to Chevrolet for their Volt, which only made its official world premiere at the show the day before. The Green Car of the Year is awarded by the Green Car Journal which… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Challenger Muscles Up With 470-HP

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Challenger Muscles Up With 470-HP
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When Dodge boss Ralph Gilles introduced the 2011 Dodge Charger at the LA Auto Show, he said that they call it the “car that makes other sedans wet their pants.” When he introduced the 2011 Dodge Challenger, he smiled. He explained that all of the work that had gone into remaking the Charger had been… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Avenger Starting to Live Up to its Promise; Priced from $19,245

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Avenger Starting to Live Up to its Promise; Priced from $19,245
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When we saw the 2011 Dodge Avenger on stage at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, we noticed that it was parked next to a Challenger. Seriously, that’s about all we noticed. Sure there’s some new styling cues at the front and rear, but basically it looks a lot like the 2010 model. Then we… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Durango Debuts in LA, Priced from $29,195

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Durango Debuts in LA, Priced from $29,195
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The 2011 Durango had yet another “official” debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, with Dodge front man Ralph Gilles telling the assembled journalists how proud he is to show off his portfolio now, with six new or newish models in the lineup – including the all-new Durango. While Gilles talked at length about… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Journey Promises a Better Voyage

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Journey Promises a Better Voyage
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Of the six new models shown by Dodge at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ralph Gilles said the Journey was the one that required the most work. Mentioning that the car had never lived up to its promise, he said that the Journey had to be almost completely rethought to make it what it… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Ducati Diavel Initiates AMG Partnership With a Smokey Burnout [Video]

LA 2010: Ducati Diavel Initiates AMG Partnership With a Smokey Burnout [Video]
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Mercedes easily had one of the coolest press conferences at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. No, it wasn’t because of the Sprinkle’s cupcake truck on hand dispensing some of their legendary goods. It was all due to Nicky Hayden. That name might not be too familiar to all of you unless you are into… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2011 Nissan Quest is Anything But Square [Video]

LA 2010: 2011 Nissan Quest is Anything But Square [Video]
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Nissan has completely revamped its Quest minivan for 2011, getting away from its quirky ugly past and moving towards Toyota’s “Swagger Wagon” Sienna when it comes to road presence and interior luxury. Powered by Nissan’s 3.5L V6 (what else?) the van makes 253-hp and will start at a rather competitive $27,750. Features of the new… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Saab 9-4X Ends GM Pairing on a High Note

LA 2010: Saab 9-4X Ends GM Pairing on a High Note
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Sharing much of the same architecture as the Cadillac SRX, the new Saab 9-4x also comes with the same 3.0L V6 and 2.8L turbocharged V6 engines, pumping out 265 and 300 horsepower respectively. Torque vectoring all-wheel-drive is available, while a 6-speed automatic gearbox helps put the power down. It’s a handsome crossover in person, nice… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Charger Gets in Touch With its Roots

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Charger Gets in Touch With its Roots
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When the retro-ish Dodge Charger debuted a few years ago, a lot of people groaned that the car had swayed so far from the incredibly awesome concept car that had preceded it. That concept looked an awful lot like the Duke’s of Hazzard General Lee era Chargers that most people remember rather fondly. For 2011,… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Nissan Ellure Concept Debuts Inspiring the Next Generation Altima [Video]

LA 2010: Nissan Ellure Concept Debuts Inspiring the Next Generation Altima [Video]
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If you’ve been wondering what the replacement for the Nissan Altima is going to look like, we think we might have something that will interest you. At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show today, Nissan unveiled its Ellure Concept, a front-wheel drive sedan that hints at future models. It’s probably safe to assume that Nissan… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 is Flat Out Badass [Video]

LA 2010: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 is Flat Out Badass [Video]
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Introducing the new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, the folks from M-B mentioned that there will be a free one day driving school for anyone who buys one of these beasts. With 550 horsepower and 590 lb ft of torque, we suggest adding a day or two to that free offer. The particular bi-turbo V8 car they… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Subaru Impreza Concept Foreshadows Future Model [Video]

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LA 2010: Subaru Impreza Concept Foreshadows Future Model [Video]
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Subaru just revealed what they had been hiding under that sheet the past little while at the LA Auto Show. It was the Subaru Impreza Concept. A thinly veiled mockup of the future Impreza sedan, the car looks a bit like a bigger Mazda3. Actually it looks closer in size to the Mazda6. It has… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet All Set for South Beach [Video]

LA 2010: Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet All Set for South Beach [Video]
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Nissan literally pulled the cover off its 2011 Murano in Los Angeles today, unveiling for the first time on these shores the new open top version dubbed the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Painted seafoam green with a light interior, it looked ready for South Beach on the opposite coast. Nissan says they envision females in their… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2012 Volkswagen Eos Introduced by Heidi Klum

LA 2010: 2012 Volkswagen Eos Introduced by Heidi Klum
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Volkswagen brought Heidi Klum on stage in Los Angeles to unveil the new 2012 Eos, unfortunately, totally drawing our attention away from the new handsome corporate nose…on the car, not on Heidi. The changes to the 2011 VW Eos are significant, but most of the attention is focused on its looks, so bringing out someone… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2010: Chevrolet Reveals “Jake” Edition Corvette

SEMA 2010: Chevrolet Reveals “Jake” Edition Corvette
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What would you get if you took a Corvette Grand Sport, added Z06 wheels, and opened up the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog and ordered up everything available with the Corvette Racing “Jake” logo? Well, you’d get the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Jake Edition Concept debuting this week at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Although… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Corvette Z06X Track Car Unleashed at SEMA

Chevrolet Corvette Z06X Track Car Unleashed at SEMA
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GM invited us out to Vegas a day early to treat us to a sneak peek at some of their SEMA Show cars. We met at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, home to the Ron Fellows Racing School – along with one of the best private member tracks in the world. The first car that GM… Continue Reading...

Chevy Camaro SSX Track Car Concept Thunders into SEMA

Chevy Camaro SSX Track Car Concept Thunders into SEMA
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The Chevy Camaro was definitely the darling of SEMA 2009, and it looks like this last pony car to the party might steal a few hearts this year too. GM invited us out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump to preview some of their show cars, and along with the similar Corvette Z06X, they… Continue Reading...