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2010 LA Auto Show Video Wrapup

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With the LA Auto Show now behind us, it’s time for a look back at the biggest cars of the show. And for those who can’t be there, what better way to check out all the action than in the wonderful medium of video. This year’s LA Auto Show just so happens to coincide with… Continue Reading...

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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