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L.A. Auto Show: Luxury brands push downmarket with SUVs
L.A. Auto Show: Luxury brands push downmarket with SUVs

Names like Porsche, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Lincoln bring to mind flashy cars with formidable pedigrees and even more formidable price tags. But for the first time, all these storied luxury brands are focused on — of all things — compact crossover vehicles. Each is rolling out a new one at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens this week. It’s not hard to figure out why: The segment’s market share has quadrupled in the last five years and is forecast to keep growing for the next five years. PHOTOS: L.A. Auto Show model debuts “It’s the sweet spot in the luxury market,” said Tom Libby, lead analyst at auto research firm R.L. Polk & Co....

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