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With the industry clawing its way back out of the pit of 2009, the Los Angeles Auto Show is giving the world an early look at the cars that will hit the streets in 2010--cars the automakers hope will help jump-start the market back into growth.
There won't be any shortage of new vehicles, either, with nearly 30 world or North American debuts on the docket, some of which have already been revealed.
With new vehicles on display from Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Rolls-Royce, there's no shortage of luxury or performance at the L.A. convention center. High Gear Media is in L.A. to cover the show and bring you the inside story on the high rollers--as well as the planet-friendly vehicles over on our sister site, GreenCarReports, and new vehicles you can buy soon, over at our flagship site TheCarConnection.com.
All of the action kicks off today-- so keep checking back today via CoverItLive, or follow this page with a bookmark. You can also follow our editors via Twitter: @CarConnection, @TheRealMA, @GreenCarReports, @HighGearMedia
2009 LA Auto Show: New Cars
2011 Ford Mustang
2011 Ford Mustang: Ford’s iconic muscle car is being made more powerful yet more fuel efficient for the latest model year, with the base model getting a new 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque 3.7-liter all-aluminum Duratec V-6.
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe: GM first teased us with the Cadillac CTS Coupe as far back as the 2008 Detroit Auto Show but in less than two weeks we’ll get to see the car in full production trim at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. Slated to arrive in Cadillac showrooms in the spring of 2010, the CTS Coupe is a new luxury sports coupe designed to become the centerpiece of the brand’s revised lineup.
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder: Porsche is reviving its Speedster in the form of the new Boxster Spyder, which is set to go on sale in February next year following its world debut at next month’s LA event. The new car is based on the Boxster S but it gets a small bump in performance, with its 3.4-liter flat-six engine developing 320 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque--the same as the current Cayman S.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze and pre-production 2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Chevrolet's new sedan promises to redefine fuel efficiency for the small-car segment, and its 1.4-liter turbocharged engine could herald a new range of fun-to-drive cars for Americans. We'll find out exactly what Chevy has in store for the U.S. in less than two weeks so stay tuned.
2009 LA Auto Show: Concepts
2009 Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept
2009 Volkswagen Up! Lite concept: the German automaker has used this week’s 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show to display the latest iteration of its long-standing Up! series of concept cars, with the latest one donning the official title of Up! Lite Concept.
2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge Mazda Souga
Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge: The annual design challenge is on again and the list of entrants this year is as big as ever. Last year’s winner, Mazda, is back for another round, along with design studios for Audi, GM, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota.
2009 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept
2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept: BMW will show off its Vision EfficientDynamics concept car that starred at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show back in September. The ‘concept’ behind the concept is to demonstrate that an eco-friendly EfficientDynamics vehicle can still offer the performance and dynamics of a sports car.
2009 LA Auto Show: Green Cars
Capstone Turbine CMT-380 concept car
Capstone Turbine CMT-380: Small companies developing electric supercars with Ferrari-rivalling performance may seem fairly common these days, and the latest entrant into this niche market segment--Capstone Turbine--seems determined to follow in the footsteps of other fledgling electric car start-ups.
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid: First seen at the New York Auto Show back in April, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid officially goes on sale on November 16. Featuring V-8 like power with four-cylinder fuel economy, the ML450 Hybrid packs two electric motors and a 3.5-liter V-6 gasoline engine that work together to provide impressive performance and fuel economy.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell: Many think the infrastructure for a hydrogen-powered car just isn’t there, and they’re mostly right. Mercedes-Benz, however, isn’t one of them and is out to prove them wrong with its hydrogen-powered B-Class F-Cell, which will be delivered to customers in Europe and the U.S. at the beginning of next year.
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