LA 2010: Lotus Reveals Its ‘New Era’ With Five New Models [Video]

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After stealing the show in Paris a few months back, Lotus brought its “New Era” roadshow to America and the LA Auto Show. With five brand new concept vehicles, Lotus is looking to generate interest in the brand and its new direction. Based on the same modular platform, Lotus revealed the Esprit, a second-generation Elise,… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2012 Nissan GT-R; 530-HP and 0-60 in Under 3.0 Seconds [Video]

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LA 2010: 2012 Nissan GT-R; 530-HP and 0-60 in Under 3.0 Seconds [Video]
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Rarely, if ever, does a mid-cycle refresh get the attention that it has with the new 2012 Nissan GT-R. But there’s a very good reason the GT-R is making headlines half way through its production cycle. A lot is new about this updated version of Nissan’s Porsche killer, and what’s most important might be the… 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: 2012 Mazda5 Gets New Look, Larger Engine

LA 2010: 2012 Mazda5 Gets New Look, Larger Engine
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After the car first broke cover in Euro-spec form at the Geneva Auto Show, Mazda has finally rolled out the second-generation of its Mazda5 model at the LA Auto Show. The car’s clever packaging has yet to catch on, which is surprising when it delivers as much space as a mid-size crossover and comes with… 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: Audi A8 L is Filled With Extravagance and Horsepower

LA 2010: Audi A8 L is Filled With Extravagance and Horsepower
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If your in the market for a new Corolla, the new A8 from Audi might not seem all that important, but to the German automaker it’s a crucial product for the U.S. market. Audi is making huge sales strides here and built the new A8 to rival the very best from BMW and Mercedes. Again,… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Kia Optima Hybrid Debuts With 40-MPG Claim

LA 2010: Kia Optima Hybrid Debuts With 40-MPG Claim
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Poor Kia, always playing second fiddle to big brother Hyundai, including when it comes to Hybrids. Many months after the debut of the new Sonata Hybrid, the car’s twin, the new Kia Optima, now gets its own hybrid variant. Using the same 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and lithium-polymer battery, the combined… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Scion xB RS 8.0 is Boxy and Beautiful

LA 2010: Scion xB RS 8.0 is Boxy and Beautiful
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Every auto show brings a Scion debut of some sort, and while we don’t always get to see a new tC or some wild concept, you can count on something from Toyota’s youth brand. Debuting at the LA Auto Show is the latest special edition of the popular xB model. Dubbed the xB Release Series… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Buick LaCrosse eAssist Mild-Hybrid Gives 25 Percent Fuel Economy Jump

LA 2010: Buick LaCrosse eAssist Mild-Hybrid Gives 25 Percent Fuel Economy Jump
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Buick‘s LA Auto Show press conference included the launch of two new vehicles that span the gamut from performance to fuel economy. Along with the new Regal GS performance mode, Buick also announced the introduction of the mild-hybrid LaCrosse – dubbed the LaCrosse eAssist. Taking a page out of Honda’s playbook, the LaCrosse eAssist uses… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Ford Focus Race Car – First Live Photos

LA 2010: Ford Focus Race Car – First Live Photos
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As promised, we now have plenty of photos to share with you of the new Ford Focus Race Car Concept, after its debut at the LA Auto Show. Debuting alongside the high-performance Focus ST on which its based and sporting the same 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder, Ford has designed the car to meet regulations on… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2011 Hyundai Elantra Now Even More Attractive Thanks to $14,830 Base Price [Video]

LA 2010: 2011 Hyundai Elantra Now Even More Attractive Thanks to $14,830 Base Price [Video]
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Hyundai has just added to the attractive qualities of its all-new 2011 Elantra sedan by announcing a new base price of $14,830. This is on top of the beautiful new exterior and the 40-mpg highway rating that Hyundai is promising for all models – not just special Eco models, like Chevy’s Cruze that cost a… 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: Mazda Shinari Concept Puts Aston Martin Rapide to Shame

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LA 2010: Mazda Shinari Concept Puts Aston Martin Rapide to Shame
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It’s been several months since Mazda first announced its new Shinari concept, but the car has finally made its world premiere at the LA Auto Show. Looking even more stunning in person, the Shinari shows just how capable Mazda’s design team is. In fact, there’s enough talent over at Mazda that we’d politely request they… Continue Reading...

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante – The Super G Drops its Top

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante – The Super G Drops its Top
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After news leaked about Lamborghini‘s latest model yesterday, the Italian automaker has now officially revealed its new Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante with plenty of new photos of the stunning beast. While it’s described as a more hard-core performance version of the LP560-4 Spyder, one could easily call it a convertible version of the Superleggera. Like… 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: Regal GS Injects Fun into Buick Brand With 255 Turbocharged Horsepower

LA 2010: Regal GS Injects Fun into Buick Brand With 255 Turbocharged Horsepower
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Nearly a month after GM first showcased the concept, Buick has brought to market the Regal GS in an attempt to attract younger and more performance-oriented buyers to the geezer brand. Changing little from the concept, it retains the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with output raised to 255-hp and a significant 295 ft-lbs of torque…. 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...
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