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LA Auto Show Press Preview Kicks Off Tomorrow

The Los Angeles Auto Show press preview days start tomorrow, so expect the new car debuts to start coming out faster than the 2014 Nissan GT-R on the Nürburgring. Twenty-four world debuts and 23 North American debuts are set to take place at the 2012 LA show.  The Los Angeles Times calls the LA Auto Show the "premier stage for both cutting-edge green cars and sportier offerings designed to carve up" the Pacific Coast Highway. "Green is especially in ... continue reading»

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Teased Ahead of L.A. Auto Show

Toyota announced it will unveil the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show next Wednesday. Only a teaser image has been released so far, but auto writers speculate that the RAV4 will see several changes for the 2013 model year. Automobile Magazine reports, “Our sources say the 2013 Toyota RAV4 will continue to be based on the Camry platform, but it will ditch its optional third row of seats and only accommodate five passengers. …” Auto journalists ... continue reading»

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Reviewers Favorite Debuts from the LA Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show gave automotive journalists an up-close look at the latest new cars that are headed for the showroom floor. Here’s a look at their favorite debuts that will hit the streets in the months to come. Check out our full coverage of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. continue reading»

Tags: Features, Auto Shows, Ford Escape, Honda Fit, Hyundai Azera, Cadillac XTS, LA Auto Show, Infiniti JX, Subaru BRZ

Los Angeles Auto Show: Concepts that Could Make It

Often times, those futuristic vehicles we see at auto shows seem unattainable because they’re so different from what’s currently on the road. However, automakers continue to hone those concepts into new models that will eventually hit the showroom floor. Examples include the Chevrolet Volt, which initially began life as a concept car in 2007, while the redesigned 2013 Ford Escape evolved from the Vertrek concept which was introduced earlier this year. See the concepts that might eventually make ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Auto Shows, Concept Cars, LA Auto Show

Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year

Green Car Journal awarded its Green Car of the Year Award to the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The natural gas-powered Civic is the only factory-built car in the United States to run on the alternative fuel, Honda says in a press release. The recipient of the award must be a significant entry in the market and have “newness” and “quantifiable environmental achievement,” Green Car Journal says in a statement. Other contenders ... continue reading»

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus Electric, Honda, Model News, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius v, Volkswagen Passat TDI, LA Auto Show

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