| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Organizers of the 2013 L.A. Auto Show announced that 22 vehicles would be making their world debuts at the show in November, with a total of 56 vehicle debuts overall.
"As one of the world's largest media hubs and car buying markets, Los Angeles...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Where would the Valley be without cars? Probably about 15 miles east of civilization. Few regions owe as much to the automobile as the sprawling San Fernando Valley. With wide, long boulevards and just about every freeway in the world crossing through,...
| Nov 2, 2013
The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank.
In all, the plug-in hybrid...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. revealed a sneak peak of its FCV Concept hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Tuesday, an early version of the car it thinks will popularize fuel cell autos just as the Prius made hybrids mainstream.
“It is a very intriguing proposition...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Tesla Motors shares plunged in early trading Wednesday after the electric car maker said a battery shortage was limiting sales and that it is spending heavily on research and development to bring new models to market.
Shares of the automaker dropped 16%...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:24 AM
With reports of car fires and other bad news driving the price of Tesla Motors shares down 30% from its all time high reached almost six weeks ago, is this the time to start buying into the electric car company?
Not yet, said Efraim Levy, a S&P...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With the ink barely dry on our review of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, GM President Mark Reuss swung by the L.A. Times office in a gleaming new Cyber Gray Metallic Stingray Convertible.
On his mind were consumers’ changing buying...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Like the American kid who returns from study abroad with a German accent, Chevrolet's latest Cruze sedan will come with a decidedly European flair.
Starting in September, Chevy will offer the compact sedan with a diesel engine. It joins the two gas...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Despite the fact that he "doesn't like heights," Volvo Trucks President Claes Nilsson recently spent two hours standing on the front panel of a Volvo FMX construction truck dangling 66 feet above the ocean.
There was no stunt double. It really was...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX35 models for a possible issue with the transmission.
The probe, which affects about 110,000 vehicles, will look at...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Toyota announced Wednesday it was voluntarily recalling about 235,000 vehicles for two separate issues.
The first recall affects the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for 2006-10 and the Lexus RX400h hybrid for 2006-10. Toyota said a component of the hybrid...