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LA 2009: Lexus Continues to Gauge Interest in a Premium Hatchback for the U.S.

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Lexus continues to probe the U.S. market to see if it is ready and willing to accept a premium hatchback model. At the LA Auto Show, Toyota’s luxury division is displaying the LF-Ch hybrid hatchback concept that the company first introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Lexus has confirmed the model will inspire a production… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: Refreshed C30, C70 Bow in Los Angeles As Volvo Plans Hybrid and Diesel Engines

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Volvo’s entire product lineup is in a state of change as the Swedish automaker works to update models with new curvy designs inspired by the brand’s revolutionary XC60 luxury crossover. The latest two models to receive the stylistic upgrade are the C70 convertible and C30 hatchback. The C30 gets a new front end with a… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: We Catch Up With Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition in Los Angeles

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There was no pomp and circumstance surrounding the unveiling of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition at the LA Auto Show. In fact, the car didn’t even get an unveiling. We thought it would be best to snap a few pics of it, however, as when Volkswagen announced the car a few weeks back… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Makes M Power, Passable Fuel Economy

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The seconds of two production hybrids to get their North American debut at the LA Auto Show, the X6 ActiveHybrid joins the ActiveHybrid 7 in using the new green technology to make ridiculous amounts of power with modest (very modest) improvements in fuel consumption. In fact, BMW’s engineers have chosen to exploit hybrid technology to… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: Saab 9-5 North American Debut Obscured by Brand’s Instability

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At the LA Auto Show, Swedish automaker Saab had on display for the first time on U.S. soil, its new 9-5 sedan, which was touted by many to be the struggling automaker’s savior. The only problem is, with Saab current instability, this baby might just be stillborn. Recently the leading candidate to buy Saab, Swedish… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: Mitsubishi Introduces GT Model to Outlander Lineup

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First shown in concept format the New York Auto Show earlier this year, Mitsubishi has just officially debuted the new 2010 Outlander GT compact crossover at the LA Auto Show. Most noticeable is the EVO-styled front grille, however, there are several other minor changes to update the Outlander to GT status. For starters there’s a… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: MINI Mum on Details for Coupe, Roadster Concepts

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With California being an important market for BMW’s MINI brand, the LA Auto Show would have been a perfect place for execs to spill a few more details on the planned production versions of the MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts. Would have been… Se we got yet another opportunity to look at the funky new… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: Audi A3 TDI Named 2010 Green Car of the Year

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Audi is no doubt thrilled that it’s new A3 TDI model was just awarded the honor of Green Car of the Year today at the LA Auto Show. It sounds perhaps more prestigious than it really is, however, as the award has only been given for five years by the Green Car Journal. The list… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: Volkswagen Winds-Down New Beetle With “Final Edition” Models

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It may have been a big deal when it launched back in 1998 but the New Beetle just doesn’t have the staying power of the original. Volkswagen has announced the “Final Edition” model of the car, unveiling both the limited edition coupe and convertible models at the LA Auto Show. VW will build 1,500 units… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: Buick Regal Debuts With Confirmation of Turbocharged 6-Speed Manual Model

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Buick has just officially announced the release of the all-new 2011 Regal at the LA Auto Show. With the car, General Motors is taking aim at luxury rivals like the Acura TSX in the entry-level sport/luxury market. Normally, you’d expect a Buick to underperform in this dynamic segment but Buick insists the Regal will be… Continue Reading...
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