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Los Angeles Auto Show

  • 2014 MINI Cooper

    It's the world's best-known small car, and it's all new for 2014. It is of course the MINI Cooper, though you might have stumbled over the phrase "all new", since a quick glance won't really reveal what parent company BMW has changed--the quirky retro styling is as familiar as ever. BMW has changed the car though--quite significantly, under the skin. MINI mechanicals We already knew the new MINI would feature a three-cylinder powerplant for the first time, but now we know more details. The 1.5-liter, turbocharged unit develops 134 horsepower, 13 hp more than the previous Cooper. There's also...

  • Honda FCEV Concept teaser sketch, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2013 Los Angeles Auto Show: Green Car Preview

    Car enthusiasts will get a real treat over the next few weeks as both the Tokyo Motor Show and Los Angeles Auto Show release scores of new models into the wild. We've already brought you our preview of the Japanese show so now it's time to unearth all the LA launches. Here, tiny kei cars and fuel...

  • 2014 Ford Edge
    Redesigned Ford Edge Could Offer Hybrid Model In 2015 Or Later

    Ford's Edge crossover is a popular model in the automaker's lineup and one enjoying strong sales, but it's never really piqued the interest of green car buyers. That could change with the next generation model, which could be offered as a hybrid, according to some sources. Ford's current lineup...

  • Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept
    Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Updated For LA Auto Show

    The choice of fuel-efficient crossovers is rather limited right now. There's a Lexus RX, the diesel Audi Q5, and we're waiting on Mitsubishi's Outlander plug-in hybrid... but that's about it. Volkswagen will preview one more at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, in the form of an updated CrossBlue...

  • 2015 Subaru Legacy Concept
    2015 Subaru Legacy Concept Unveiled For LA Auto Show

    Subaru has released the first images of its Legacy Concept, due to make its worldwide debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Updates for Subaru's midsize sedan are always awaited with eagerness, and the concept points the way to a more dynamic, sleek offering than the current car. Resplendent in...

  • Honda FCEV Concept teaser sketch, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Honda To Debut Fuel Cell Concept At 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Honda has released a lone sketch to hint at the form of a new fuel cell concept debuting at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. The company says the new FCEV Concept expresses a "potential styling direction" for a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle due in 2015--ready to meet Toyota's...

  • 2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013

    We saw the Kia Soul EV spy shots almost three months ago, and now Kia has officially announced that its first battery-electric car will go on sale in the U.S. next year. It's an electric conversion of the new-for-2014 second generation of its "funky and iconic" Soul tall wagon, which Kia calls an "urban passenger vehicle." MORE: 2014 Kia Soul review Kia hasn't released any images of the Soul EV yet--those will come "closer to launch in 2014," it says--but it'll likely look pretty much like a 2014 Soul with some trim updates. The 2015 Soul EV will be the first electric car from Korea to be...

  • BMW i3 Coupe concept, 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
    BMW i3 Coupe Concept Video Preview

    BMW is preparing to launch its i3 electric hatchback, and there could be related models on the way--models like the i3 Coupe Concept from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The i3 Coupe Concept is, as you would expect, a coupe version of the i3 hatchback. If the concept receives a positive reception...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
    LA Auto Show Wrapup: Five New Plug-In Electric Cars (Video)

    For our final piece on last week's Los Angeles Auto Show, we put together a video on the five new plug-in electric cars officially unveiled there. Three of them are plug-in hybrids, a pair from Ford and one from Honda, and the other two are small battery-electric conversions by the makers of the...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Priced Sub-$41K, 115 MPGe

    Honda has revealed pricing for its upcoming Accord plug-in hybrid at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car will be priced from $39,780 when it goes on sale January 15 in California and New York. That's just a little higher than the recently-announced price for the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi at...

  • BMW i3 Concept live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    BMW i3 Coupe Concept Live Shots: Los Angeles Auto Show

    BMW is committed to creating a full line of electric and advanced plug-in hybrid models—so much so that it's establishing them apart from BMW (and MINI), as an 'i' sub-brand, revolving in part around the idea that 'premium' and 'sustainable' aren't mutually exclusive. But design will have to...

  • 2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    2013 Honda Civic: Updates And Live Photos From LA Auto Show

    It's quite unusual for an auto company to make significant changes to a car--especially a successful one--just a year after it launched. But the 2013 Honda Civic introduced this morning at the Los Angeles Auto Show has updated styling, significant changes to the interior, and new standard features...

  • Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept, 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

    At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a striking new SUV concept said to be capable of packing a hydrogen fuel cell stack, lithium-ion battery and four in-wheel electric motors. The concept is the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force, and although it doesn’t herald a new electric SUV from the German automaker, many of its design elements are expected to feature in some future products. The Ener-G-Force was developed as Mercedes’ entry into the Los Angeles Design Challenge, which for 2012 asked design teams to create their vision of the ideal police vehicle for...

  • 2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman, 2012 LA Auto Show Live Shots
    2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman: LA Auto Show Live Photos

    We're into the second day of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the launches are still rolling in. MINI has launched the Paceman in L.A, and we can now bring you live images of the current range-topper, the Cooper S Paceman. Adding a turbocharger to the regular Cooper Paceman's 1.6-liter gasoline...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV introduction, 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: LA Auto Show Live Photos

    We've previewed it, we've driven the prototype, and now we can bring you live photos of the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. Chevy has turned its smallest offering into an electric car, and while there was some initial debate over whether it was a compliance car, the finished product appears anything but...

  • 2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2014 Kia Forte: Los Angeles Auto Show Live Photos

    Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia took the wraps off its new compact car, the 2014 Kia Forte. As our live images from the show floor demonstrate, the 2014 Forte is a sleeker, more aerodynamic four-door sedan than the car it replaces--now much closer in shape to its Hyundai Elantra sibling...

  • 2013 Fiat 500e live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    2014 Fiat 500e Electric Minicar: LA Auto Show Live Photos

    We previewed the 2014 Fiat 500e this morning, and now we can bring you live photos from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The diminutive electric city car might not be beloved within the company, but there's still a lot to like about it. In bright orange, Fiat and Chrysler's compliance car certainly...

  • 2013 MINI Paceman Coupe
    2013 MINI Paceman: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

    MINI is set to launch the 2013 Paceman crossover on its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the same platform as the Cooper Countryman hatchback, the Paceman has been liberated of a couple of doors and granted a lower, sloping roofline. MINI has also announced a...

  • 2014 Fiat 500L

    Our second Fiat of the day isn't quite as compact, and with regular gasoline engines it isn't as green, but it could be significantly more important for Fiat in the U.S. The 2014 Fiat 500L makes its official debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, presenting Fiat with a rival to the MINI Cooper Countryman, Kia Soul, Nissan Juke and Subaru XV Crosstrek. The 'L' stands for 'Large', and as the name implies the 500L is rather bigger than the dinky, retro 500. It may look similar to the regular 500, but while the exterior dimensions are firmly in the subcompact class, its interior space has been...

  • 2013 Fiat 500e
    2013 Fiat 500e Electric Minicar: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

    Later this morning, Fiat will unveil no fewer than four new models of its 500 minicar. Among them will be the 500e, a limited production electric conversion of the hatchback that it really doesn't want to build--as company officials have said repeatedly. The 2013 Fiat 500e is a compliance car meant...

  • BMW i3 Coupe concept
    BMW Debuts i3 Coupe Concept In Los Angeles

    Though BMW is still some months away from launching its i3 electric hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, the brand is already looking with an eye to the future of its electric car range. At this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW is displaying the latest member of its i Series, in...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
    2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Priced At Less Than $32,500

    Chevrolet has released more details on its 2014 Spark EV, ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Along with official photos of the electric Spark, Chevy is hinting at a price "below $25,000 with incentives", meaning a pre-incentive price of under $32,500. That puts the pre-incentive price more or less...

  • 2013 Audi A6 TDI
    Audi To Launch Four TDI Diesel Models At LA Auto Show

    Audi has been promising more diesel models in its U.S. lineup for a while now, and it fulfils that promise at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Joining the existing Q7 TDI, which gets an update, Audi will introduce diesel versions of the A8, A7, A6 and Q5. The company claims each model will deliver...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
    2013 Los Angeles Auto Show: Green Car Preview

    With the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show just around the corner, the world's carmakers are gearing up to show off the latest and greatest green vehicles. And in common with several recent motor shows, L.A. will have some significant launches and unveilings, whether you're interested in regular efficient...

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