Nissan: Out With Juke, In With Kicks

Updated May 8, 2018, to include pricing details. New Kicks model debuts next June. Strange looks aside, the Nissan Juke was a fun little crossover, one of the first models of its kind. Since its 2011 debut, nearly every manufacturer has jumped in and with designs much more subdued than … Read more

LA Auto Show Now Includes AutoMobility LA

New Technology Pavilion launches this year. The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show adds a new component, AutoMobility LA, a four-day trade show in advance of the usual 10-day consumer auto show. In effect, the LA Auto Show is combining the show’s press and trade days with its previous Connected Car … Read more

Avenir Concept Leads to New Buick Design Fascia

The Avenir concept will be reflected in the next generation LaCrosse grille. Buick will soon sport a new face. And that front fascia will be based on none other than the Buick Avenir concept, a large rear-wheel drive vehicle that itself has not been officially promised. On Tuesday, Buick disclosed … Read more

Fiat 500X Marks the Spot

Third Fiat model arrives stateside next year. The Fiat brand is slowly taking hold in the US with two 500 variants currently serving the market. First, we had the tiny 500 and its multiple model lines, then the larger 500L followed. A third line, the Fiat 500X, was introduced this … Read more

Jaguar F-TYPE: AWD and a Manual Transmission

Jag sports car receives important enhancements. If you want to be taken seriously as a high-performance sports car there are two options you must offer. The first is a manual transmission. The second is all-wheel drive. Certainly, the manual is of greater importance — all-wheel drive isn’t critical, but it … Read more

Juked: 2016 Mazda CX-3

Finally, the Nissan Juke has some competition. Nissan Juke alternative: 2016 Mazda CX-3 The compact utility vehicle segment will soon be populated by a new model — the 2016 Mazda CX-3 — what is making its global debut today at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Where the ugly, but … Read more

Toyota Mirai: Fuel Cell Future Realized

Toyota turns a new chapter in green driving. The 2016 Toyota Mirai is making its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. For the first time since its Prius line was released in the 1990s, Toyota is shifting its green car bets slightly to incorporate a fuel cell … Read more

Audi A6, A7 Revealed Ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show

First look at two refreshed Audi models. There once was a time that car manufacturers would keep new product tightly under wraps until a big reveal such as at an important auto show. In recent years, manufacturers have been sending teaser shots out and in some cases revealing full products … Read more

The Highly Unlikely Acura Minivan

No boxy people mover for Acura. An Acura minivan? Really?! It seems that prior to any major auto show — the Los Angeles Auto Show begins next week — various model rumors surface. On occasion, they are “supported” by pictures of camouflaged models rolling on back roads, easy pickings for … Read more

Toyota Moving Forward With Scion Sub-Brand

European Toyota Auris derived hatchback expected stateside. Well, it seems like Toyota’s Scion sub-brand has some life left in it after all. Introduced more than a decade ago in a bid to help Toyota appeal to younger buyers, Scion initially bolstered sales, but has seen a sharp decline in recent … Read more

Ford Edge Concept: Remote Control Parking

At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Ford Motor Company revealed its Ford Edge Concept, a crossover utility vehicle that demonstrates the design direction for this popular model line. It also showcases technology not yet available elsewhere: a fully assisted parking aid that can self park the vehicle when … Read more

Porsche Macan Set for Los Angeles Introduction

German automaker Porsche will be very busy at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show this month. The company will be in California to make two world premieres and three North American debuts, including the Porsche Macan, a compact sport utility vehicle. The small SUV represents Porsche’s fifth model line, entering … Read more