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  • Teaser for BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe debuting at  2019 Los Angeles Auto Show

    The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show isn't until November but the show's first world premiere has already been confirmed. During BMW Group's annual financial results press conference held Wednesday in Munich, Germany, CEO Harald Krueger announced that a BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be unveiled at the L.A. auto show and reach showrooms in the spring of 2020. Coinciding with the car's announcement, BMW released a teaser shot that reveals part of the taillights, as well as the latest take on the automaker's “Hofmeister kink” C-pillar design. The car was hardly a secret as BMW has been...

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Audi e-tron GT won't change much says design chief; what you see is (mostly) what you'll get

    The Audi e-tron GT concept car that made its debut last week at the 2018 LA Auto Show is nearly production-ready, according to Audi design boss Mark Lichte. “This is a metal sheet body already, and you can imagine how close it is with a metal sheet body," Lichte said in a roundtable interview...

  • Rivian R1T, 2018 LA Auto Show
    This Week's Top Photos: The 2018 LA Auto Show edition

    Rivian turned out to be a surprise star of this past week's 2018 LA Auto Show. The American electric car startup showed up with two production-bound vehicles: a crew cab pickup truck and related SUV with third-row seats. What's impressive is the no-nonsense nature of the vehicles and the...

  • 2018 LA Auto Show Roundup
    2018 LA Auto Show in pictures: The cars, crossovers, trucks, and SUVs you need to see

    The calendar year's final major car show felt more like a beginning—not an end. This year at the 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2020 Porsche 911 signaled a new chapter for the automaker and its iconic sports car. We learned that the man responsible for the car's recent success would soon step down...

  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover revealed: Three-row SUV with family matters

    Hyundai's on-again, off-again relationship with crossovers not named "Santa Fe" is complicated. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade that just made its debut for the 2018 LA Auto Show isn't named Santa Fe either, but follows closely the Santa Fe XL that it replaces atop the automaker's lineup. When it goes on...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a track-only 700-hp monster

    Porsche has come out with a new car to tempt racing enthusiasts. The German automaker surprised visitors to the 2018 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday with the reveal of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, a new racing variant of the outgoing 991-generation 911 GT2 RS designed for clubsport-style events...

  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator with Mopar accessories

    The 2020 Jeep Gladiator won't be short on accessories and light performance parts. Mopar revealed a decked-out Gladiator at the 2018 LA Auto Show on Thursday to highlight 20 of the new accessories owner can add to their future Jeep pickup. Eventually, Mopar and Jeep will offer over 200 accessories, but it chose 20 to highlight on a production-spec Gladiator. The truck on display features a Jeep Performance Parts 2.0-inch lift kit, tube doors, rock rails, and both 5- and 7-inch LED off-road lights. The Gladiator's bed features bed-mounted cross rails that work with a Mopar bicycle carrier and...

  • 2019 Nissan Maxima, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Nissan Maxima sedan sports new look, more safety tech

    The 2019 Nissan Maxima that arrived Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show has a subtly new look with standard LED headlights. A new range-topping Platinum Reserve option package dresses the automaker's full-size sedan up with pleated semi-aniline leather upholstery cribbed from the company's GT-R...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Kia Soul shocks at LA Auto Show, EV option revealed with 64-kwh battery

    A new generation of the Kia Soul was revealed on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, and thankfully the funky look we've grown accustomed to with past versions of the Kia compact crossover SUV have been retained. The boxy shape was first shown in 2006 on a Soul concept car and today is...

  • 2020 Porsche 911, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S officially revealed: Here it is

    After countless spy shots and endless speculation, the 2020 Porsche 911 made its appearance Tuesday evening ahead of the 2018 LA Auto Show. Not much about the iconic sports coupe was a secret to fans of the brand, patiently awaiting the 992 model, which is officially the eighth generation of the...

  • 2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Mazda 3 brings premium look, tech to compact segment

    These days, buying an affordable car doesn't mean you have to drive something whose reflection you'd rather not see when passing a wall of glass. This is thanks primarily to brands like Mazda which in recent years has been really pushing the design envelope for non-premium cars. The Japanese firm...

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Audi e-tron GT concept: Audi's take on the Porsche Taycan promises production excitement

    “When you do a really wild show car and you follow up with a production car which is not as attractive, people aren’t happy,” observed Marc Lichte, Audi’s head of design, while sitting in the back of the e-tron GT concept. “We wanted to do it the other way around. We...

  • 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 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teaser
    Ford saves 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 for 2019 Detroit auto show

    Muscle car fans hoping for a surprise reveal of the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show are in for disappointment as Ford is saving the debut for January's 2019 Detroit auto show, a company spokesman confirmed to Motor Authority on Tuesday. Instead, the Blue...

  • 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

    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. Based on a new rear- and all-wheel-drive platform, the Aviator boasts three rows of seats, an available hybrid system, an air suspension with predictive adaptive dampers, and new safety technology. Lincoln will offer the Aviator with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that the company estimates at 400...

  • 2019 Honda Passport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV bows at 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...

  • 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...

  • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible, 2018 LA Auto Show
    The Bentley GT Convertible's best feature is one we'll hardly see

    Simon Blake is a disappearing artist. His most significant contribution to the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible is that it goes away in less than 20 seconds. That’s hardly enough time to consider Blake’s—and Bentley’s—achievements with the power-folding cloth...

  • 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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