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David Undercoffler

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David Undercoffler no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was an auto writer. Primarily responsible for reviewing new cars, he also covered industry news, auto shows, classic cars, and anything else the motorized world of Southern California had to offer. 

Recent Articles

  • Corvette Z06: Power, perks and an intoxicating roar

    Corvette Z06: Power, perks and an intoxicating roar

    Ignore the part about zero to 60 in 2.95 seconds. Instead, check out the price. The new Corvette Z06 starts at $80,000. Fully loaded, it costs $110,000. That's a lot. But because this 650-horsepower Vette is packed with power and perks, and has the chops to keep up with and even beat McLarens,...

  • First Drive: Mercedes' C 350e plug-in hybrid

    First Drive: Mercedes' C 350e plug-in hybrid

    The Mercedes-Benz C 350e is the tip of a very big iceberg. This new version of the C-Class sedan is only the second plug-in model from Mercedes. It goes on sale this September behind the S-Class plug-in that’s hitting dealerships now. But by 2017, Mercedes plans to have 10 plug-in hybrid cars and...

  • Seizing the wheel of a Formula One race car for 7 thrilling minutes

    Seizing the wheel of a Formula One race car for 7 thrilling minutes

    I wasn't scared until they lashed me into the cockpit. Then I was terrified. I had come to the private Thermal Racing Club near Palm Springs for the rare opportunity to drive a Formula One race car under the instruction of driving professionals. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Formula One: A March...

  • 2015 New York Auto Show: Lexus to reveal all-new RX crossover

    2015 New York Auto Show: Lexus to reveal all-new RX crossover

    Lexus will debut an all-new RX crossover at the New York Auto Show, the automaker confirmed on Friday. The RX is the darling of the Lexus lineup, pulling in more than 107,000 sales in 2014. That was more than any other vehicle Toyota’s luxury division sells, even though the current generation...

  • New York Auto Show: Kia's new Optima sedan to debut

    New York Auto Show: Kia's new Optima sedan to debut

    Kia’s next generation Optima sedan is headed to New York. The Korean automaker announced Wednesday that it will premiere the all-new midsize sedan at the New York Auto Show on April 1. The Optima is Kia’s most popular model, grabbing nearly 160,000 sales in 2014. While those numbers are impressive...

  • New York Auto Show: Toyota to unwrap two new Scions

    New York Auto Show: Toyota to unwrap two new Scions

    Toyota’s youth-oriented Scion brand will double down on luring in new customers with the introduction of two new models. The flagging brand announced Wednesday that it planned to debut the iM hatchback and the iA sedan ahead of the New York Auto Show on March 31. “We’ve been eagerly waiting for...

  • BMW to launch X5 plug-in hybrid SUV

    BMW to launch X5 plug-in hybrid SUV

    BMW is plugging in to efficiency in a new way with the announcement of the X5 xDrive40e. Despite the tedious name, this new mid-size crossover SUV is the first plug-in hybrid vehicle from BMW, outside of its innovative "i" sub-brand. The crossover is based on the existing X5 lineup and is powered...

  • Carmakers are in hot pursuit of fleet sales to law enforcement agencies

    Carmakers are in hot pursuit of fleet sales to law enforcement agencies

    Fleet sales are an important part of U.S. automakers' bottom lines, and none have more cachet or higher visibility than a contract with a law enforcement agency. In addition to producing a reliable source of revenue, being chosen by a high-profile police department is a badge of honor. Putting...

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