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  • Q&A with Ford CEO Mark Fields

    Q&A with Ford CEO Mark Fields

    Most car company executives appear at the annual Los Angeles Auto Show to tout their brand’s new vehicles or crow about its balance sheet. Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields came to town this year to give the kick-off keynote speech at AutoMobility L.A., the industry-only portion of the massive car...

  • Volkswagen plans big changes, betting on electric cars and other new technology

    Volkswagen plans big changes, betting on electric cars and other new technology

    Volkswagen Group's namesake brand hopes to bounce back from its diesel emissions scandal with a broad restructuring that will mean more battery-powered cars, digital services such as ride sharing, and more SUVs for the U.S. market. Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen division, unveiled the German...

  • U.S. lets GM delay a recall to try to prove its Takata air bags are safe

    U.S. lets GM delay a recall to try to prove its Takata air bags are safe

    U .S. auto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and to possibly avoid a huge financial hit. The unusual move by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration buys...

  • Tesla Motors officially owns SolarCity: Two Elon Musk companies become one

    Tesla Motors officially owns SolarCity: Two Elon Musk companies become one

    Tesla Motors Inc. now owns the nation's largest solar panel installer: The automaker's deal to acquire SolarCity Corp. closed Monday morning. Shareholders of both Elon Musk companies approved the deal last week by wide margins. The all-stock deal valued SolarCity at $2 billion based on Tesla's...

  • Our top picks from the L.A. Auto Show

    Our top picks from the L.A. Auto Show

    Choosing our favorites among the more than 1,000 cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show was no easy task. Forty-one automakers brought their latest and greatest to the event, where 50 cars made their world, U.S. or West Coast debuts. Here are the seven that wowed us the most — for their beauty, utility,...

  • Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs after emissions-cheating scandal

    Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs after emissions-cheating scandal

    Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.  The German company said the job cuts are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability and shift...

  • Motorcycles and Merlot mix at Long Beach bike show

    Motorcycles and Merlot mix at Long Beach bike show

    Booze and bikes don’t generally mix, but they will appear together at the upcoming Progressive International Motorcycle Show, where a collection of vintage motorcycles will share floor space with cases of Malbec and Merlot. Both are part of the Doffo Winery display, the first time that a vintner...

  • L.A. Auto Show 2016: Toyota CH-R

    L.A. Auto Show 2016: Toyota CH-R

    What is it? A subcompact crossover with stand-out-from-the-crowd looks. The CH-R inexplicably stands for Coupe High-Rider, although it rides low and actually has four doors — you can see the rear door handles up near the roof. Why it matters Kia started the subcompact crossover trend in 2009 with...

  • A look at a few of the L.A. Auto Show's speediest vehicles

    A look at a few of the L.A. Auto Show's speediest vehicles

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Subaru's VIZIV-7 is big, and its sales are too

    Subaru's VIZIV-7 is big, and its sales are too

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Volvo experiments with app to deliver fuel, car washes, rides to the dealer

    Volvo experiments with app to deliver fuel, car washes, rides to the dealer

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Volkswagen jumps into the midsize sport utility market with the seven-passenger Atlas

    Volkswagen jumps into the midsize sport utility market with the seven-passenger Atlas

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Chevy introduces the new Colorado ZR2, an off-road-ready pickup

    Chevy introduces the new Colorado ZR2, an off-road-ready pickup

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • L.A. Auto Show 2016: Volkswagen Atlas

    L.A. Auto Show 2016: Volkswagen Atlas

    What is it? This is Volkswagen’s entry into the midsize sport utility market, and the long-awaited, seven-passenger 2018 Atlas is set to go on sale next year. Volkswagen has not yet announced pricing for the Atlas but it’s reportedly expected to be in the $30,000 range. Why it matters The Atlas...

  • The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year

    The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Alfa Romeo and Maserati add SUVs to their sports and luxury car line-ups

    Alfa Romeo and Maserati add SUVs to their sports and luxury car line-ups

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • L.A. Auto Show 2016: The million-dollar Jaguar XKSS

    L.A. Auto Show 2016: The million-dollar Jaguar XKSS

    What is it? Jaguar has a newly built version of its rare and classic XKSS sports car from the mid-1950s. The British automaker is producing only nine of the new versions and they’ve already been sold to collectors worldwide for about $1.3 million each. Why it matters The XKSS originally was produced...

  • The million-dollar Jaguar XKSS

    The million-dollar Jaguar XKSS

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • After Faraday fails to pay bills, its contractor stops work on the car company's $1-billion factory

    After Faraday fails to pay bills, its contractor stops work on the car company's $1-billion factory

    Faraday Future’s future is looking bleaker. After the electric car start-up failed to pay millions of dollars in bills, its contractor Monday halted work on Faraday’s $1-billion North Las Vegas, Nev., car factory.  The work stoppage was confirmed by Faraday spokesman Richard Otto. “We are reassessing...

  • We wouldn't mind getting pulled over in one of these

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Nostalgic custom cars pay tribute to Scooby Doo, Spiderman and the Pink Panther at the L.A. Auto Show

    Nostalgic custom cars pay tribute to Scooby Doo, Spiderman and the Pink Panther at the L.A. Auto Show

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • L.A. Auto Show: Photos from the convention floor

    L.A. Auto Show: Photos from the convention floor

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Check out Baron Margo's Jules Verne-inspired creation, 'Metamorphosis'

    Check out Baron Margo's Jules Verne-inspired creation, 'Metamorphosis'

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • This Porsche is electric ... literally

    This Porsche is electric ... literally

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Hyundai Ioniq: Buy, lease … or subscribe?

    Hyundai Ioniq: Buy, lease … or subscribe?

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • How cars at the L.A. Auto Show stay smudge-free

    How cars at the L.A. Auto Show stay smudge-free

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • Take a free spin during the L.A. Auto Show

    Take a free spin during the L.A. Auto Show

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • The 1,000-horsepower, ultra-luxury electric car you’ve never heard of

    The 1,000-horsepower, ultra-luxury electric car you’ve never heard of

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

  • FCA's Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a sleek and sporty SUV

    FCA's Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a sleek and sporty SUV

    L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...

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