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L.A. Auto Show 2015: The 'Fiata' Jaguar XE and other highlights

The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday. Take a look through our coverage from the two days of press previews to see photos and analysis of the latest high-tech offerings.  All our photos from the show Video highlights Check out our editors' picks 5:04 P.M. Thanks for following along...

  • In detail: The cars of the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

    In detail: The cars of the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

    From old favorites to far-out concepts, the vehicles on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show represent the cutting edge of the automotive industry. Whether you attend or not, you can still see all the emblems, grills and details of your favorite cars right here.

  • Star Wars, toy cars and weird SUV convertibles: Highlights from the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

    Star Wars, toy cars and weird SUV convertibles: Highlights from the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

    From the Kia Optima A1A to the Fiat 500e Stormtrooper concept car, there's a lot to see at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Here's a few of the highlights. Baron Margo's spare-part contraptions Silver Lake artist Baron Margo used to make toy cars out of aluminum, copper and brass — until 2000 when he...

  • California emissions rules charge debate over all-electric cars vs. hybrids

    California emissions rules charge debate over all-electric cars vs. hybrids

    As automakers display new plug-in hybrids and electric cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, they are also drawing battle lines in a regulatory fight over California's ambitious zero-emissions vehicle targets. Many of the companies argue that regulators should concentrate less on the number...

  • L.A. Auto Show 2015: Meet 'Mr. Miata'

    L.A. Auto Show 2015: Meet 'Mr. Miata'

    Among the automotive dignitaries roaming the halls of the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday was veteran designer Tom Matano, the man known as “Mr. Miata” and credited with the design vision behind the original 1989 two-door convertible. What does he think of the new, fourth-generation Miata, unveiled...

  • Cadillac's new luxury SUV, the XT5, is a Lexus RX fighter

    Cadillac's new luxury SUV, the XT5, is a Lexus RX fighter

    Dear Lexus, we are coming for you. Signed, Cadillac. That was the message at the L.A. Auto Show as Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen talked about the company's just-presented XT5. The luxury SUV, the successor to Cadillac’s successful SRX, is positioned to take on the Lexus RX -- the only vehicle...

  • Our favorite cars at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

    Our favorite cars at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

    What separates a good car from a great one? Almost all cars are decent these days. So in judging the new models on offer at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, we look for the potential to lift the automaker’s fortunes, push the industry forward — and, of course, for the ultimate value to the consumer. ...

  • L.A. Auto Show 2015: Airstream is 'crushing it' in sales, CEO says

    L.A. Auto Show 2015: Airstream is 'crushing it' in sales, CEO says

    The Airstream trailer company, from a corner of the massive Ford footprint at the L.A. Auto Show, reports a booming year. “We’re crushing it,” CEO Bob Wheeler said from inside one of the company’s signature polished-aluminum capsules. “We’re up 18% year to date over last year.” Wheeler said a new...

  • L.A. Auto Show 2015: Fiat Chrysler's ambitious new cars raise reliability issue

    L.A. Auto Show 2015: Fiat Chrysler's ambitious new cars raise reliability issue

    In debuting two ambitious new automobiles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler is trying to capitalize on a decades-long American love affair with Italian design. The carmaker faces an uphill battle — the result of an equally long American distrust of Italian engineering. The automaker is...

  • L.A. Auto Show 2015: New models unveiled

    L.A. Auto Show 2015: New models unveiled

    The models that debuted Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show included tiny convertibles (Fiat), big sedans (Buick, Lincoln) and crossovers of all sizes (Mazda, Ford, Kia). Here are the details on a few of the more notable offerings. The show continues Thursday for the news media and opens to...

  • 2015 L.A. Auto Show: Mazda CEO talks rotary engines, hydrogen fuel

    2015 L.A. Auto Show: Mazda CEO talks rotary engines, hydrogen fuel

    Mazda is a quirky brand. It’s the only automaker to have mass-produced vehicles equipped with rotary engines, and it is content to remain one of the smallest companies in the business. The Japanese car company makes only about 1.5 million cars annually and controls about 2% of U.S. auto sales. ...

  • The future of autos: fewer humans at the wheel

    The future of autos: fewer humans at the wheel

    In the not-so-far-off future, teens won't bother getting driver's licenses, consumers will shun owning their own cars, and taxis will be replaced by "taxibots." That's the world described by speakers on the first day of the Los Angeles Auto Show, which was devoted to the connected car. The two-week...

  • The future of the automobile is being reshaped in California

    The future of the automobile is being reshaped in California

    Within walking distance of Tesla Motors' Palo Alto headquarters and across the street from Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Co. has set up a new Silicon Valley outpost. With a team of 100 reporting to a former Apple engineer, the Detroit giant is researching how humans experience machines, running autonomous-vehicle...

  • Get ready for driverless taxis at 25 cents a mile

    Get ready for driverless taxis at 25 cents a mile

    The taxibots are coming. Eric Spiegelman, president of the Los Angeles Taxicab Commission, said Angelenos will one day be able to hail taxibots, or driverless taxis. The autonomous vehicles will be able to get people from place to place while bringing costs drastically down, he said. "Driverless...

  • Lyft co-founder: I won't teach my daughter to drive

    Lyft co-founder: I won't teach my daughter to drive

    Here's a 16th-birthday present John Zimmer's daughter won't be getting: a car. Lyft's co-founder and president shared that parenting tidbit Tuesday during his keynote address on the first day of the Los Angeles Auto Show. "It's not because I'm cheap," Zimmer said. "It's because she won’t want to...

  • Electric vehicles beat gasoline cars in cradle-to-grave emissions study

    Electric vehicles beat gasoline cars in cradle-to-grave emissions study

    A cradle-to-grave analysis finds driving an electric car in California creates less greenhouse gas emissions than even the most efficient gasoline vehicle. A car running on electricity -- even when powerplant emissions are considered -- produces pollution equivalent to a theoretical conventional...

  • First drive: Mercedes-AMG GT S muscles in on the sports car segment

    First drive: Mercedes-AMG GT S muscles in on the sports car segment

    The question first popped up when the 503-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT S roared to life one cool morning last week in San Francisco: This is from a German car company, right? With a throaty burble at idle, and crackling exhaust when you lift the throttle, it sounded more like an American muscle car...

  • Want to test drive cars at the L.A. Auto Show? Here's how

    Want to test drive cars at the L.A. Auto Show? Here's how

    If you're looking for your next car, the L.A. Auto Show is the perfect spot to get behind the wheel. Drivers can test as many as 15 different brands, with each automaker offering up multiple models for the public to try out. This year, manufacturers are highlighting cars with advanced technology...

  • In a self-driving future, we may not even want to own cars

    In a self-driving future, we may not even want to own cars

    Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine. With the rise of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, traffic congestion and environmental regulation, we may not even own cars in the future, much less drive them. A glimpse...

  • New offerings expand an infinite variety of vehicles

    New offerings expand an infinite variety of vehicles

    The Los Angeles Auto Show is a paradise for car enthusiasts — or car shoppers — with an infinite variety of vehicles on display to suit every conceivable taste and budget. Most automakers bring nearly their entire lineups to display. But only a few of the cars are truly new, many of them making...

  • Google, Apple compete for a place in your dashboard

    Google, Apple compete for a place in your dashboard

    Apple and Google want to get in your car. The tech giants have partnered with automakers to bring technology into vehicles that’s familiar and intuitive. Both sides are hoping to solve a problem that has been vexing drivers for years: The inability to easily and safely access smartphone apps and...

  • L.A. Auto Show: Fun things to do besides look at cars

    L.A. Auto Show: Fun things to do besides look at cars

    The South and West halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center are chockablock with glitzy booths promoting the latest in automotive technology. It's all very serious business. But here and there among the booths at the L.A. Auto Show are some very amusing activities. Dodge is featuring a driving...

  • Why AutoNation CEO Jackson calls dealer fight with Tesla hypocritical

    Why AutoNation CEO Jackson calls dealer fight with Tesla hypocritical

    The efforts by various auto dealer associations across the U.S. to keep Tesla Motors from selling its expensive electric cars directly to the public is hypocritical and makes dealers look bad, said Mike Jackson, chief executive of AutoNation, the biggest operator of car showrooms in the U.S.“You...

  • Supercharged Galpin-Fisker Rocket 'should be fast enough,' maker says

    Supercharged Galpin-Fisker Rocket 'should be fast enough,' maker says

    What do you tell the crowd at the L.A. Auto Show after unveiling a carbon-fiber-bodied, 725-horsepower supercharged coupe based on the new Ford Mustang? “It should be fast enough.” That’s how famed car designer Henrik Fisker summed up the Rocket, his latest project with L.A. dealership Galpin Auto...

  • L.A. Auto Show: Nissan gives Juke more power, efficiency

    L.A. Auto Show: Nissan gives Juke more power, efficiency

    Four years after its debut, the Nissan Juke is back with a refreshed look, a torquier and more efficient engine, and a pair of performance models going under the name Nismo. The baseline Juke sticks with the company’s winning formula: a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine -- rated at 188 horsepower...

  • LA Auto Show 2014: BMW's i3 named Green Car of the Year

    LA Auto Show 2014: BMW's i3 named Green Car of the Year

    BMW's i8 has been named the LA Auto Show's 2015 Green Car of the Year. The all-electric plug-in vehicle is a high-performance sports car with a conscience. The $42,275 German runabout, which has an electric motor capable of producing the equivalent of 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque,...

  • Sports car makers cater to California's need for speed

    Sports car makers cater to California's need for speed

    With 840 miles of coastline and a rich history of hot-rodding, California is prime territory for the kind of high-horsepower machines descending on Los Angeles this week. The Los Angeles Auto Show will feature a wide array of the fastest new models from Audi, BMW's M division, Cadillac, Jaguar,...

  • L.A. Auto Show: Fiat rolls out 500X crossover

    L.A. Auto Show: Fiat rolls out 500X crossover

    Fiat Chrysler has high hopes for the new crossover version of its Fiat 500X runabout, unveiled early Thursday at the LA Auto Show, predicting it will boost sales in the U.S. Calling the Fiat 500 line "an old Italian recipe," Fiat Brand CEO and President Olivier Francois said the 500X was "a 500...

  • Automakers are rolling out features en route to self-driving cars

    Automakers are rolling out features en route to self-driving cars

    The "Jetsons"-like self-driving car of the future is still years, maybe decades, away from becoming an everyday reality. But a host of autonomous or semiautonomous features are already offered on many of the vehicles featured at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show. Beyond adding utility and safety,...

  • L.A. Auto Show 2014: Times editors' top picks

    L.A. Auto Show 2014: Times editors' top picks

    PICKS OF THE SHOW: Once the stepchild of the auto show circuit, the Los Angeles Auto Show is now among the premier shows in the world. It splits prestige with New York's show, held in April, and serves as a prelude to the Detroit Auto Show in January. This year in L.A., a bumper crop of new models...

  • Honda aims to add power, style to small luxury segment with Acura ILX

    Honda aims to add power, style to small luxury segment with Acura ILX

    Acura is taking a mulligan. Honda’s luxury division is using the Los Angeles Auto Show to debut a heavily refreshed 2016 ILX compact sedan. The goal is to inject everything the current model is missing -- power, refinement, style -- now that the small luxury segment is heating up. “The ILX was...

  • L.A. Auto Show: Mini Cooper bring a couple of cars -- and a scooter

    L.A. Auto Show: Mini Cooper bring a couple of cars -- and a scooter

    Mini is bringing three new vehicles to the L.A. Auto Show – and one of them isn’t a car.The automaker will be showing off, for the first time in the U.S., its Mini Superleggera Vision roadster concept car, which the company calls “British with an Italian accent.” Meant to be a vision of the company’s...

  • L.A. Auto Show: Mazda updates CX-5 to keep up with competitors

    L.A. Auto Show: Mazda updates CX-5 to keep up with competitors

    With sales way up this year, Mazda’s CX-5 crossover is the hottest vehicle the brand offers. But that doesn’t mean the small Japanese automaker is going to sit back and count cars. It unveiled a series of improvements to the crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, including better...

  • L.A. Auto Show: Scion looks to rebuild brand with new iM hatchback

    L.A. Auto Show: Scion looks to rebuild brand with new iM hatchback

    In what amounts to a reboot of Toyota’s flagging Scion division, the automaker debuted its Scion iM hatchback concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. Though Toyota has labeled the five-seat compact as a concept, Scion will start selling the production version next year. The brand...

  • New Ford Explorer has bolder look, more engine choices

    New Ford Explorer has bolder look, more engine choices

    Ford Motor Co. unveiled a restyled version of its standby Explorer sport-utility vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, offering consumers more engine choices and a more luxurious trim level. With the updates to the current model, introduced four years ago, Ford hopes to keep pace with...

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