2013 Honda Civic Styling Tweaked for More Mass Appeal

“All hail the King of compact cars,” or so the masses of droning Honda Civic buyers might chant as they march in unison with cash in hand.

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Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

Five fuel efficient cars are vying for the “Green Car of the Year” award, which will be announced in only a few weeks during the L.A. Auto Show.

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2014 Subaru Forester Breaks Cover, Heading for LA Auto Show Debut

Subaru has released the first official photos of its 2014 Subaru Forester crossover model and confirmed that it will make its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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BMW I4 Could Debut at LA Auto Show

BMW’s i sub-brand is focused on sustainable mobility by offering purpose-built electric vehicles. The company has already revealed two amped-up concepts with the i3 and i8, but rumor has it another model is on the way.

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Porsche Shows Off Panamera GTS's Versatility At LA Auto Show [VIDEO]

Porsche had a treat for all of us attending the LA Auto Show this year leading up to the unveiling of the new Panamera GTS. A video was shown on the big screen boasting four of Porsche’s talented drivers, all taking a seat in the new Panamera GTS and having one hell of a ride out on a track. Greeting us on the show floor were drivers Patrick Long and Romain Dumas to pull the cover up off the new GTS.

Now Porsche has the video to share with the rest of the general public, showcasing all of the GTS’s strengths. Four passenger seating, ridiculous power, control and well, amazingly good looks. If you can’t tell by now, we’re huge fans of the new Panamera GTS… if only it came with a manual.

Check out the video after the break.

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Paula Patton Assists BMW's North American Debut Of I3 And I8 Concepts: 2011 LA Auto Show

Star of the upcoming movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Paula Patton, was on hand in helping introduce the North American debut of BMW’s i3 and i8 Concepts. Neither of these concepts are new to us, having seen them in detail at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but it’s understandable with the i8 playing a major role in the upcoming movie why BMW would give it center stage at the LA Auto Show.

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BMW Announces 2013 328i, 335i Pricing: 2011 LA Auto Show

At the LA Auto Show today, BMW announced pricing on their new 2013 3-Series. The 328i will start at $35,775 while the 335i will start at $43,275.

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2013 Lincoln MKT Gets Updated Look, Adjustable Drive Modes and Suspension: 2011 LA Auto Show

Lincoln’s full-size crossover just got plenty of upgrades for 2013 including Continually Controlled Damping, Lincoln Drive Control, more standard horsepower along with a 1-mpg highway improvement, new interior styling, a new MyLincoln Touch system, upgraded exterior design and new safety and convenience features.

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2013 Lincoln MKS Revealed With "New" Design Direction: 2011 LA Auto Show

Lincoln has revamped its MKS for 2013, sporting a whole new exterior appearance as part of a change in the brand’s design direction.  While different, it’s not exactly a departure from the previous model, although with this just a mid-cycle update any drastic changes will have to be saved for the next all-new model.

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Kia Racing Campaigning Two Optima SXs In World Challenge: 2011 LA Auto Show

Kia has just announced at the LA Auto Show that they’ve teamed up with Kinetic Motorsports to campaign a pair of Optima SXs in World Challenge. The pair of race cars will join the Rio 5-Door B-Spec that debuted at the SEMA Show earlier this month as part of Kia’s racing efforts with Kinetic Motorsports.

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

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 Fit EV offers virtually all of the benefits of the Nissan, but with a  platform that has already proven to be versatile and fun.

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

While Volkswage n 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.

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2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible Official With 343-HP: 2011 LA Auto Show

No surprises here as Infiniti unveiled the official IPL G Convertible today at the LA Auto Show. Set to go on sale in spring of 2012, the IPL G Convertible becomes the second vehicle in the Infiniti Performance Line models offering special aerodynamic styling pieces, performance from the IPL-tuned V6, exhaust, suspension, 19-inch IPL wheels, and unique leather interior.

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Infiniti 2013 JX Crossover Offers 3-Rows of Luxury, Priced From $40,450: 2011 LA Auto Show

As promised, Infiniti has unveiled its entry into the three-row luxury crossover segment today at the LA Auto Show with the new JX. With the official reveal of the JX, Infiniti has also announced its pricing, setting the JX35 FWD MSRP at $40,450 while the AWD will come in at $41,550. Both vehicles are powered by a 3.5L V6 engine with 265-hp mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport mode.

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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.

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