2016 Los Angeles Auto Show green-car preview

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The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show gets underway this week, and a few notable green cars are expected to debut there. Los Angeles Auto Show new carsThe current popularity of crossover utility vehicles is evident in the numerous new or redesigned crossover models lined for the L.A. show. A smattering of other models will debut as well, but crossovers could very well represent the.

2018 Ford EcoSport unveiled at 2016 Los Angeles auto show

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Los Angeles Auto ShowLike most things at Ford that don't have GT or RS in their name these days, the new Ford EcoSport is about 90% hype and 10% car. Fortunately, underneath all that ad-speak, it's a cute little thing, with some cool features. If Ford can deliver it with the right driving experience, for the right price, those in the market for a fun and functional.

Green Car Preview: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Media days for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begin next week, which means a new round of production and concept cars is about to be revealed. So far, it looks like the Los Angeles show will be a little light on hybrids and plug-in electric cars. Los Angeles Auto ShowBut there will still be several fuel-efficient models of note debuting there. DON'T MISS: Expect A.

Scion C-HR Concept: Live Photos From Los Angeles Auto Show

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But there's a third model coming, the brand's first-ever crossover utility vehicle, and today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota's "youth brand" unveiled a concept for that vehicle. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars subcompactWith its iA subcompact sedan and iM compact hatchback launched, Scion is now starting to reap the benefits of its first mainstream new models in several years.

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle News From Los Angeles Auto Show

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The biggest news in zero-emission vehicles at last month''s Los Angeles Auto Show was the formal introduction of the 2016 Toyota Mirai. But several other companies made news in the hydrogen fuel-cell market as well. Here''s our brief roundup of the hydrogen stories we covered in LA. 2016 Toyota Mirai The maker of the world''s highest-volume hybrid

MINI Hardtop 4-Door Appears At Los Angeles Auto Show

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First shown over the summer, the new MINI five-door model will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Even though it''s a five-door hatchback, this model will be known in the U.S. as the MINI Hardtop 4 Door when it goes on sale early next year. MORE: 2015 MINI Cooper 5 Door Revealed In Official Images Based on the

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car: Los Angeles Auto Show Video

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Walking through the Volkswagen stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, you would have seen quite a few 2015 Volkswagen Golf models.

2013 Los Angeles Auto Show: Green Car Preview

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With the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show just around the corner, the world's carmakers are gearing up to show off the latest and greatest green vehicles. And in common with several recent motor shows, L.A. will have some significant launches and unveilings, whether you're interested in regular efficient gasoline vehicles, or battery electric cars

Green Car Preview: Los Angeles Auto Show Concepts, Production Cars

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The Los Angeles Auto Show held every November has the reputation of being a showplace for green cars. From design exercises to "concept cars" that are thinly future disguised production models to actual new models appearing at dealers, the cars in LA are expected to have a strong green tinge. And the show built its reputation partly on being in

Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV crossover to US at Los Angeles Show

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Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to the US market at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car At Los Angeles Auto Show (Video)

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The 2016 Toyota Mirai, seen here in its production form, is the first-ever hydrogen fuel-cell car to be offered for sale by a major automaker. It goes on sale in Japan next month, and will arrive in North America in the second half of next year.

2014 Fiat 500e First Photos: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

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The vivid orange machine is set to debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, which starts later this month. Fiat has released the first few images of its 500e, the electric version of the 500 city car. The car will ditch the regular 500's 1.4-liter gasoline engine for a battery-electric drivetrain. Doing so hasn't been an easy move for Fiat and

2013 Honda Civic: Updates Unveiled At Los Angeles Auto Show

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It's quite unusual for an auto company to make significant changes to a car--especially a successful one--just a year after it launched. But the 2013 Honda Civic introduced this morning at the Los Angeles Auto Show has updated styling, significant changes to the interior, and new standard features. Together, the changes add up to a significant

2013 Los Angeles Auto Show: Green Car Preview

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Car enthusiasts will get a real treat over the next few weeks as both the Tokyo Motor Show and Los Angeles Auto Show release scores of new models into the wild. We''ve already brought you our preview of the Japanese show so now it''s time to unearth all the LA launches. Here, tiny kei cars and fuel cell concepts make way for a host of

SONDORS unveils $10K, 3-wheel, 3-seat EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show; Protean in-wheel motor

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SONDORS Electric Car Company unveiled its three seat, three wheel, all electric vehicle at the 2017 LA Auto Show. The prototype, nicknamed Model SONDORS, was funded in January of this year through equity crowdfunding and completed seven months later. With an anticipated retail price of $10,000, Sondors hopes to create the tipping point necessary for mass adoption of electric vehicles. The central rear wheel of the demo vehicle at the show is powered by a ProteanDRIVE PD18 in-wheel motor.

VW bringing fuel cell prototypes for ride-and-drive at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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As earlier reported in the German publication Wirtschaft Woche , Volkswagen is bringing a few fuel cell prototypes to the Los Angeles auto show next week. According to Darryll Harrison of Volkswagen of America, the prototypes will be available for test drives during the Green and Advanced Technology ride-and-drive.

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

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auto shows count as important. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric cars, clean diesels, even vehicles powered by Only a handful of U.S. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another.

2014 Fiat 500L: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

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The 2014 Fiat 500L makes its official debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, presenting Fiat with a rival to the MINI Cooper Countryman, Kia Soul, Nissan Juke and Subaru XV Our second Fiat of the day isn't quite as compact, and with regular gasoline engines it isn't as green, but it could be significantly more important for Fiat in the U.S.

Rumor: Sixth production-bound VW ID electric car to be previewed with LA show concept

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Los Angeles Auto Show MEB architectureThe Volkswagen Group plans to build 27 different electric-vehicle models, across its brands, by 2022—on its way to building 10 million EVs on its upcoming MEB architecture by later in the decade.

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Honda To Debut Fuel Cell Concept At 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Honda has released a lone sketch to hint at the form of a new fuel cell concept debuting at this year''s Los Angeles Auto Show. The company says the new FCEV Concept expresses a "potential styling direction" for a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle due in 2015--ready to meet Toyota''s FCV-based production car head on in an expanding market

2014 Kia Forte: Los Angeles Auto Show Live Photos

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Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia took the wraps off its new compact car, the 2014 Kia Forte. As our live images from the show floor demonstrate, the 2014 Forte is a sleeker, more aerodynamic four-door sedan than the car it replaces--now much closer in shape to its Hyundai Elantra sibling. With longer, lower, wider dimensions, the

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2012 Fiat 500 Minicar Unveiled

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The launch of the 2012 Fiat 500 at the Los Angeles Auto Show wasn't only the first new model from Chrysler's partnership with Italian automaker Fiat. It also added a new and attractive model to a category of cars that have always been an afterthought in the U.S. market: minicars, those even smaller than subcompacts. In this case, the four-seat

2018 LA auto show preview: 10 green-vehicle intros that matter

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Most of the major auto shows, like the Los Angeles auto show, have always had two components: news-making and car-selling. People are attending traditional, consumer-focused auto shows in record numbers. Los Angeles Auto ShowAnd it’s the second part—the public days—that thrives today. Counterintuitively—in this day when much of new-car research.

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BYD Picks Los Angeles for US Headquarters

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BYD Company Limited, one of China’s fastest growing auto manufacturers, will establish the US headquarters of three separate operating divisions in the City of Los Angeles. BYD plans to take advantage of LA’s various incentives and programs aimed at attracting and retaining cleantech companies such as the Port of Los Angeles’ proposed “ZERO Emission Vehicle Tariff Measure” that would reduce the wharfage rate for Battery Electric Vehicles by 15%.

2013 MINI Paceman: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

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MINI is set to launch the 2013 Paceman crossover on its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the same platform as the Cooper Countryman hatchback, the Paceman has been liberated of a couple of doors and granted a lower, sloping roofline. MINI has also announced a starting price of $23,900 in Cooper Paceman trim.

BMW Debuts i3 Coupe Concept In Los Angeles

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At this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW is displaying the latest member of its i Series, in concept form for now. Though BMW is still some months away from launching its i3 electric hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, the brand is already looking with an eye to the future of its electric car range. Dubbed the i3 Coupe Concept, we

New Honda FCEV Concept to make world debut at 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Honda will introduce a new fuel cell electric vehicle concept at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept model expresses a potential styling direction for Honda’s next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) launching in the US and Japan in 2015 and later in Europe. The Honda FCEV Concept demonstrates the company’s vision for the future of personal mobility and our commitment to developing advanced alternative fuel vehicles.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Guide To Electric Vehicles

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We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Coda Sedan, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV and the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Our opinion hasn't changed - these are still probably the most important EVs at

2013 Fiat 500e Electric Minicar: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

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Later this morning, Fiat will unveil no fewer than four new models of its 500 minicar. Among them will be the 500e, a limited production electric conversion of the hatchback that it really doesn't want to build--as company officials have said repeatedly. The 2013 Fiat 500e is a compliance car meant solely to satisfy California's zero-emission

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Nissan Ellure Concept Car

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At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan has unveiled a concept design that points the way toward some of its next-generation sedan models—even though Nissan swears that its Ellure show car is not “intended as preview of any upcoming production model,” in the words of Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s chief creative officer

Honda R&D Americas opens new advanced design studio in downtown Los Angeles

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has opened an Advanced Design Studio in downtown Los Angeles for the creation of future Honda and Acura automobile and mobility design concepts. The studio, one of three Honda maintains in the Los Angeles area, was previously located in Pasadena, Calif., Honda R&D Americas, Inc., and is expanding the scope of its responsibilities, taking on a lead role within Honda R&D’s global advanced automobile design activity.

BMW i3 Coupe Concept Live Shots: Los Angeles Auto Show

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BMW is committed to creating a full line of electric and advanced plug-in hybrid models—so much so that it's establishing them apart from BMW (and MINI), as an 'i' sub-brand, revolving in part around the idea that 'premium' and 'sustainable' aren't mutually exclusive. But design will have to be an important part of that. While we already

Scion iM Concept Car Teased Before Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

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Established 10 years ago to attract young, hip buyers, Toyota''s Scion brand hasn''t been attracting much of anyone lately. Its sales have remained low even as the new-car market has surged. It''s not just buyers that are ignoring Scion. Toyota has let the brand''s volume models--the xB and xD hatchbacks--age into irrelevance, with its newest cars

What electric car are you most excited to hear about from the LA Auto Show? Twitter poll results

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In our Twitter poll last week, we asked, "What electric car are you most excited to hear about from the LA Auto Show?" Los Angeles Auto Show PollsPickups and electric cars. Two opposites that haven't been attracted to each other—until now. Our readers, though, seem excited about the possibility of combining the two. And our respondents overwhelmingly picked the Rivian.

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2013 Toyota RAV4 To Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show

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Since its launch in 1996, the Toyota RAV4 has always been a greener option for those wanting all-wheel drive. Pre-dating the modern trend for downsizing, its compact body and 2.0-liter engine gave it significantly better gas mileage than many SUVs--and an electric version in 1997 took that even further. Now, a new model is set to be unveiled, at

2013 Mazda CX-5 Live Gallery: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Among the green cars making their debuts at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show this week is the 2012 Mazda CX-5. While it made its world debut back at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, we weren’t entirely sure what its specifications for the U.S. market would be. Now we do. Weighing in at under 3500 pounds, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Toyota Shows Teaser Pictures

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Yesterday, with just one week to go before the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota released a few teaser pictures of the much-anticipated love-child of Toyota and Tesla - and told us when it will be unveiled. The Toyota 2013 RAV4 Electric Vehicle is based upon Toyota’s popular compact crossover SUV gas-guzzler, but has an electric soul.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid Details

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Now, finally, Infiniti has officially unveiled the M35h, its very first hybrid-electric vehicle, at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. First previewed at last year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, we've been hearing about the 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid for more than a year. First of many? It's the first of a number of vehicles from Infiniti (and

What electric car are you most excited to hear about from the LA auto show?

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With the green-car oriented Los Angeles auto show ramping up into full swing today, it seemed a good day to ask our readers what models they're most excited to hear about from the show. Los Angeles Auto Show PollsThere are several electric cars debuting at the show, including the Rivian R1T electric pickup, which the startup company gave details about ahead of the show on.

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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid aims for 50 mpg—Prius tech meets frugal mainstream

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With the introduction of a 50-mile-per-gallon Corolla Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota is keeping true to a mission it undertook a long time ago: democratizing hybrid technology, and making it mainstream. Los Angeles Auto ShowThe carmaker has long aimed to deploy its hybrid system aggressively into pretty much every product in their lineup. Suddenly within.

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Honda unveils Fit EV concept and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle platform at Los Angeles Auto Show

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President and CEO Takanobu Ito unveiled the Fit EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a mid-size plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Fit EV concept. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Toyota Shows Teaser Picutres

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Yesterday, with just one week to go before the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota released a few teaser pictures of the much-anticipated love-child of Toyota and Tesla - and told us when it will be unveiled. The Toyota 2013 RAV4 Electric Vehicle is based upon Toyota’s popular compact crossover SUV gas-guzzler, but has an electric soul.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Photos: Coda Sedan Electric Car

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Startup electric-car company Coda Automotive didn't hold a press conference at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show last week, but they did exhibit their car for the first time. Under the theme "Zen meets Tech," their booth featured a bright yellow 2011 Coda Sedan in the center, next to a full-size model of the car's chassis, battery pack, electric