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  • Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

    Mercedes-AMG on Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show introduced an updated GT sports car range, and included in the fleet is a new flagship model: the GT R Pro. The limited-edition model is based on the track-focused GT R added for 2018 but brings even more goodies aimed at slashing lap times. The upgrades have resulted in the GT R Pro lapping the Nürburgring in a time of 7.04.632, which compares to the time of 7:10.92 that the standard GT R set shortly after its own launch in 2016. That's impressive considering the GT R Pro's 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 features the same 577...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT
    Mercedes-AMG GT now with digital dash

    Mercedes-AMG on Wednesday unveiled a subtle facelift for its GT sports car at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, as well as a new flagship model: the GT R Pro. The changes constitute a mid-cycle update for AMG's standalone sports car which first arrived as a 2016 model. We expect this updated version...

  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Jeep Gladiator debuts: Not just a Wrangler pickup truck

    The 2020 Jeep Gladiator that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show is the long-rumored pickup truck version of the popular Jeep Wrangler off-roader. Except it's more than just a four-door Wrangler with an open bed—much more. The Gladiator stretches a hefty 30 inches longer than the biggest...

  • 2019 Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition
    Cadillac Escalade gets Sport Edition treatment for 2019

    Cadillac on Wednesday unveiled the 2019 Escalade Sport Edition at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The Sport Edition model represents the first special edition available for the current Escalade, which arrived for 2015, and you'll easily recognize it by its black exterior accents. Gloss black is...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante
    2019 Maserati Levante, Quattroporte, Ghibli march ahead with subtle updates

    Maserati has applied subtle updates to the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans, as well as its sole SUV, the Levante, for 2019. The updates were announced Tuesday ahead of the official presentation of the 2019 range on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. But, when we say subtle, we mean subtle...

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Lincoln Aviator ready to make a mark in the luxury market

    With the reveal of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator at the 2018 LA Auto Show on Wednesday, Lincoln took another next step in its transformation to a contending luxury brand. The Aviator competes in the mid-size crossover class against the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Volvo XC90...

  • 2019 Honda Passport, 2018 LA Auto Show

    The 2019 Honda Passport unveiled Tuesday in Los Angeles shares only its outdoorsy attitude with the last Honda to bare the Passport nameplate. The 2019 Passport's Pilot-sourced underpinnings will be familiar when it goes on sale in early 2019. However, the Passport is six inches shorter than the Pilot and has seating for five in two rows, unlike the three-row Pilot. The new Passport will come standard with front-wheel drive and will offer all-wheel drive with a handful of slippery conditions traction modes as an option. Honda's 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 280 horsepower in the Passport shuttles...

  • Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Rivian R1S debuts with 410 miles of range: What the Tesla Model X should've been

    Rivian is gearing up to take on the Tesla Model X with a family-sized SUV of its own called the R1S, which the American electric car startup revealed Tuesday. And unlike the egg-shaped Tesla, Rivian's R1S features a rugged, almost utilitarian look that should appeal to SUV buyers with more...

  • Teaser for Audi e-tron GT concept debuting at 2018 Los Angeles auto show
    Audi e-tron GT concept set for 2018 LA auto show

    Audi in March confirmed plans for a high-performance electric sedan which it referred to as the e-tron Gran Turismo, or e-tron GT for short. A shadowy teaser was released at the time hinting at a very aggressive and sleek design. The teaser was of a concept that Audi will unveil on Wednesday at the...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    VW ID Buzz Cargo concept to debut at 2018 LA auto show, production version targeted for 2022 launch

    Volkswagen will use this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to present the ID Buzz Cargo concept. The electric cargo carrier was first shown in September at a commercial vehicles expo in Germany, and the version bound for L.A. will be dressed as a support vehicle for VW's ID R Pikes Peak electric...

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    2018 Los Angeles auto show preview

    California alone represents one of the single biggest market for automakers worldwide, so its annual auto show held in Los Angeles always manages to draw in the big names, along with numerous world debuts. In fact, for this year's show, which runs November 28 to December 9 at the Los Angeles...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT convertible
    Bentley Continental GT Convertible brings speed and optional tweed

    Bentley took the wraps off of its redesigned Continental GT Convertible on Monday, ahead of the car's world debut on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The formula is pretty much the same as the previous generation, but Bentley has upped the opulence with even finer materials, including...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

    It seems like an electric car startup surfaces every other day, but there's reason to take Rivian a bit more seriously than most. Instead of making bold promises that get pushed back or completely fail, Rivian has been working diligently in the background on its electric car plans for several years. The company even has a production site in the form of the old Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois. Now Rivian is on the verge of revealing its first two products: the R1T pickup truck and related R1S SUV. Both vehicles debut this week at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show but we already have our...

  • Chevrolet FNR-Carryall concept
    Chevy previews future SUV styling with FNR-Carryall concept

    Chevrolet will use this week's 2018 Guangzhou auto show in China to present the FNR-Carryall concept. The concept is the second crossover SUV after the 2019 Blazer to sport Camaro-inspired styling, with elements like the slit-like headlights and large intakes mimicking the designs used on the...

  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade leaked image
    Hyundai Palisade SUV leaked ahead of debut

    A photo of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade full-size crossover SUV leaked just days after the South Korean automaker confirmed its 2018 Los Angeles auto show debut. A full photo of what appears to be the production version of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade was published to the Russian website Auto Review on...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series, 2018 Paris auto show
    This Week's Top Photos: The 2018 Paris auto show edition

    BMW used this week's 2018 Paris auto show to unveil a new 3-Series, the nameplate's seventh generation. The new car is bigger and bolder than ever, and BMW is confident it will set the new standard in sport sedan qualities such as ride and handling when it hits showrooms next March. We can't wait...

  • Ferrari Monza SP1, 2018 Paris auto show
    Ferrari 812 Superfast-based Monza speedsters debut in Paris, first of new Icona series

    Ferrari fans longing for a return to the elegance of the marque's earlier cars are in for a real treat as the automaker has just launched a pair of stunners based on the 812 Superfast. They're called the Monza SP1 and SP2, with the “SP” in the name referencing Ferrari's Special Projects...

  • 2019 Lexus RC, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Lexus RC debuts in Paris with sharper look

    The Lexus RC is a worthy option in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. It combines excellent build quality with solid performance, although it isn't quite at the same dynamic level as its German rivals. Following an introduction for 2015, the RC is now at the midway point in its life cycle and...

  • 2019 Toyota Yaris GR Sport

    Toyota used this week's 2018 Paris auto show to present the new GR Sport version of its Yaris subcompact hatch. GR Sport represents the entry-level trim from Toyota's new GR performance sub-brand launched last year in Japan. GR stands for Gazoo Racing, Toyota's official motorsport department, and while some GR cars are expected in the United States, they may end up using a different label here, like the more familiar TRD. Toyota launched a range-topping Yaris GRMN last year. It features a 1.8-liter supercharged inline-4 good for 212 horsepower and 183 pound-feet of torque. The Yaris GR Sport...

  • Peugeot E-Legend Concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    10 things we learned from the 2018 Paris auto show

    The 2018 Paris auto show delivered a handful of surprises for American car enthusiasts, albeit l'addition attached to each was mostly weighty. This year's most significant reveal for U.S. buyers certainly came from Mercedes-Benz—although which one is debatable. The new 2019 BMW 3-Series was...

  • 2019 Shelby Series 2, 2018 Paris auto show
    Shelby Series 2 surprises in Paris

    Shelby is officially back with an updated version of its in-house sports car. The Shelby Series 2 made a surprise visit this week to the 2018 Paris auto show, which provided the first real look at the revised roadster. The trick is that the car isn't actually new. It's the same body, and the...

  • 2020 Kia Niro EV, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

    The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the...

  • Aspark Owl, 2018 Paris auto show
    You can now order the Aspark Owl that does 0-60 in 1.9 seconds

    Japan's Aspark is ready to start selling its Owl electric supercar. Just be prepared to pay $3.6 million if you want one. Yes, you read that correctly. The little-known firm from Osaka, which is involved in everything from medical devices to robotics, used this week's 2018 Paris auto show to...

  • Smart ForEase concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept

    Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations included the unveiling of the ForEase concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been...

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