Los Angeles Auto Show

  • 2013 Honda Civic

    Honda has unveiled its new 2013 Civic Sedan, which is set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. A new Civic may not be exciting, but as one of Honda's top-selling models it's certainly important, and one of the better-known gas-sippers on the market. Honda has revised the 2013 car's styling to make it "more youthful", throwing in a "premium" for good measure. A glance at the initial images shows that it certainly looks like a higher-quality product than the existing car. A black honeycomb mesh grille with chrome surround glitzes up the front facia, while a deeper front...

  • BMW i3 Concept MkII
    BMW i4 Concept Electric Coupe To Appear At LA Show: Report

    BMW could be set to unveil a new, sporty electric car at the upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Likely to be based on the BMW i3 electric city car, the new BMW 'i4' would be a more "fasionable and sporty" model to complement the i3 in BMW's increasing electric range. According to French magazine...

  • 2013 Fiat 500
    2014 Fiat 500E Electric Car To Be Launched At LA Auto Show

    Organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show have confirmed that Fiat will launch its electric 500 at the show. The 2014 Fiat 500E ditches the regular car's 1.4-liter gasoline engine, in favor of a battery-electric drivetrain. Beyond that, we don't know many details about the 500E. Fiat and Chrysler...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' electric car, special surf woody edition, LA Auto Show, Nov 2011
    2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car: Woody Trim And Surfboards Too! (Video)

    We look at a lot of concept and production cars during auto shows, but rarely does one make us laugh right out loud. The special version of the 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' electric car on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show a couple of weeks ago, however, did just that. Perhaps in honor of southern...

  • BMW i3 Concept, Nov. 2011
    Are The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars A Mission Impossible?

    At the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW introduced its press conference with a preview of the next installment of the Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie series. BMW features prominently in this production, with its plug-in hybrid supercar i8 as one of the team’s advanced tools. The movie's...

  • Honda Fit EV shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    Electric Honda Fit EV: Details, Live Photos From L.A. Auto Show

    One year ago, Honda unveiled a prototype Fit EV electric car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This year, it showed a refined version that it says it will offer for lease next summer in California and Oregon, expanding into six East Coast markets early the following year. Lease only, no sales Honda...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Spark shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

    It's the smallest car ever sold as a Chevrolet. It's already a huge hit in India (where it's fitted with a tiny 0.9-liter three-cylinder turbodiesel). And now it's coming to the U.S. At this week's Los Angeles Auto Show media days, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar shared the stage with a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible--an odd couple if ever there was one. But Chevy media event provided more details on the production Spark after it was unveiling last month at a 100th-birthday celebration for the brand. The engine is a 1.2-liter four-cylinder that puts out 85 horsepower, powering the front...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Volt
    Chevy Volt To Qualify For California HOV-Lane Access In 2012

    Chevrolet announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show that its Volt extended-range electric car will qualify for solo access to California's HOV lanes, a feature deeply desired by many of the state's car buyers. A 'Low Emissions Package' will be fitted as standard equipment to all Volts sold in...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan electric car
    2011 LA Auto Show: Coda Releases Pricing, Details on 2012 Sedan

    It’s taken a long time arriving, but we finally know how much a 2012 Coda Sedan will cost you to buy: $39,900 before state and federal incentives. In a press release to coincide with the start of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Coda has finally disclosed some of the key features of its...

  • 2013 Ford Escape
    All-New 2013 Ford Escape: Full Details From LA Auto Show

    For the new 2013 Ford Escape, introduced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, it's all about efficiency--and family-friend features designed to lure buyers who can choose from a growing array of very competent compact crossovers. Ford has already revealed the three engines available for its new...

  • Honda plug-in hybrid chassis
    Try Again: Honda's Big-Car Hybrid System Has Plug-In Ability

    It wasn't even at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, where Honda only showed a video of the new plug-in hybrid platform it only discussed But details of the new powertrain point the way toward a range of future hybrid Honda models. It uses two separate motor-generators, as does Toyota's Hybrid Synergy...

  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell
    Want To Lease a Fuel-Cell Vehicle? That'll Be $850 A Month, Please

    Finishing our last few stories from the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, we realized we forgot one piece of consumer news: Mercedes-Benz started taking orders for its 2011 B-Class F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle last month, and now it has announced the price. So what does it cost to lease a compact...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan, final production version

    I just spoke to electric car startup Coda’s interim CEO Steven “Mac” Heller, who is stepping in since former chief executive Kevin Czinger stepped down. Heller talked to us from Los Angeles Auto Show, where Coda is showing off its all-electric sedan — and where automotive titans like Toyota and Honda have also unveiled their electric cars. So Coda has a lot of competition from major automakers, and is competing as an underdog given that it’s not yet a well-known brand name and is selling its car at $45,000 before state and federal incentives — more than...

  • Mitsubishi PX-MiEV concept crossover, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2010 LA Auto Show: Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid SUV For 2013

    Mitsubishi rolled out the tiny "i" electric minicar (nee i-MiEV) during last week’s 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, confirming its eventual sale in the fall of 2011. But all-electric vehicles are just one avenue the Japanese automaker is investigating as it attempts to curb emissions and end the...

  • Buick eAssist Hybrid Technology
    GM Resurrects Mild Hybrid System For 2012 Buick LaCrosse

    As we first reported more than a year ago, a beefier version of GM’s mild hybrid system, the kind that was on the previous Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, is coming next year. Set to debut on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, GM’s new “eAssist” mild hybrid system is said to improve fuel...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra spy shot
    2011 Hyundai Elantra Nabbed, PR Flak Shocked

    God knows, the spy-photo game has its moments. We can recall photographers hanging out of trees, held under arrest in federal custody, even buying and building on land adjacent to proving grounds just to grab the perfect shot. This spy shot hits a little too close to home, as best-in-class PR guy...

  • 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid
    First Video: 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid Details

    Audi has aggressively pushed its clean diesel models in the U.S., including the Audi Q7 TDI luxury sport-utility vehicle. But even the company that wins Le Mans Series races with its turbodiesel race cars is hedging its bets with hybrids. Today Audi released the first video of its upcoming 2012...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    Five New Electric Cars We'll See At The 2010 L.A. Auto Show

    One of the biggest motoring events of the year is just around the corner - the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Manufacturers will be out in force with the best of their product lineup and a combination of glitzy stands and glitzy girls to make the metal seem that little bit more appealing. What we're...

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    Honda will jump into the electric-car and plug-in-hybrid fray at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show with a new EV concept. The automaker also confirmed it will lay out the plans for a new plug-in hybrid platform during the L.A. show, which opens to the media on November 17. Honda's entries into the electrified car world have been hampered by missteps. Its original Insight two-door hybrid hit the U.S. market in the late 1990s along with the first Toyota Prius, but the Insight wasn't succeeded by a new version until 2010. That 2010 Honda Insight has earned less plaudits than the current Prius...

  • 2011 Fisker Karma plug-in sports sedan at Fisker Santa Monica, July 2010, from WebRidesTV
    Fisker Dealer: Karma Plug-In Sedan Deliveries Start March or April

    We've written before about the schedule for the 2011 Fisker Karma, which (like many other electric cars) has slipped a bit since the car was first unveiled. Now Fisker's newest dealer, located in none other than LA's epicenter of green consciousness--namely Santa Monica, California--says that the...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra preview
    2011 Elantra, 2012 Focus: 40 MPG Without Hybrid Fuss

    Hybrid technology's responsible for those airy fuel economy numbers from the likes of the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Toyota Prius, but the 40-mpg barrier's about to be broken by a pair of compact cars--without any batteries or hybrid add-ons whatsoever. Earlier this year, we showed you the 2012...

  • 2011 Audi A1 and Justin Timberlake on LA photo shoot
    Audi's Green Onslaught: A3 Sedan, A8 Hybrid, e-Tron Tesla-Fighter

    It's going to take Audi a long time to live down its U.S. chief's infamous quote that anyone who buys a Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle is an "idiot." But after sticking to diesel for a long time as its sole green strategy, Audi is now storming ahead into smaller, hybrid, and...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt dance, Los Angeles Auto Show, December 2009
    2011 Chevy Volt Dance: Hey GM, We Want Our Bailout Back, Now

    We don't use a lot of profanity here at the global GreenCarReports.com headquarters. But there were a whole bunch of horrified OMFGs floating around once we finally got to see the notorious Volt Dance that was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We write about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt...

  • 2010 Hyundai Tucson
    Hyundai: No More V6s For Midsize Cars or Compact Crossovers

    One of the standouts among the global carmakers at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was Hyundai. The Korean company has seen its market share rise from 3 to 4 percent during a dismal downturn, even without any new volume models to spur excitement. Now, with its Los Angeles launch of the 2010 Tucson...

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