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Volkswagen Beetle R Concept: 2011 LA Auto Show

Volkswagen Beetle R Concept: 2011 LA Auto Show
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…

2013 Volkswagen CC Gets Subtle Makeover: 2011 LA Auto Show

2013 Volkswagen CC Gets Subtle Makeover: 2011 LA Auto Show
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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Journey Promises a Better Voyage

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Journey Promises a Better Voyage
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…