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  • More than ever, luxurious-yet-capable trucks and SUVs abound

    More than ever, luxurious-yet-capable trucks and SUVs abound

    For outdoorsy Southern California, there's often a battle between adventure capability and daily driver comforts when searching for a car. But luxury motoring and off-road adventure need not be mutually exclusive. Here are seven of the latest rugged-yet-refined rides -- all of which debuted at...

  • Need speed? These luxurious hypercars have it

    Need speed? These luxurious hypercars have it

    Luxury driving no longer means wrestling with some lumbering, boat-like behemoth. In addition to stately sedans, many high-end automakers, especially in Europe, also produce some of the wildest, classiest -- and fastest -- vehicles on the planet. Three of these companies, all German, unveiled several...

  • Born in the USA: These luxurious rides are locally sourced

    Born in the USA: These luxurious rides are locally sourced

    While the latest opulent offerings from European and Japanese automakers tend to crowd headlines, it was storied U.S. companies like Cadillac and Lincoln that redefined automotive luxury in the 1950s and '60s through innovative, future-inspired design, high-end materials and state-of-the-art technology....

  • Bold new Bimmers: The German marque enters 2019 running with new offerings

    Bold new Bimmers: The German marque enters 2019 running with new offerings

    Southern California is a historic market for BMW, so the posh, performancey German company put on an impressive display at the LA Auto Show, including multiple model reveals. For 2018 six new "Ultimate Driving Machines" were shown for the first time at the Convention Center. Here are four of BMW's...

  • Luxury sedans offer big, bold presence, lots of new tech

    Luxury sedans offer big, bold presence, lots of new tech

    There are plenty of studies out there attempting to show why Americans love big, shiny, bold cars. Some pundits claim it has a lot to do with the outburst of national pride after WWII — a period when Detroit super-sized its vehicles. Others say it’s because everything in America is just big. The...

  • Luxe automakers offer great prices on starters with lots of options

    Luxe automakers offer great prices on starters with lots of options

    Getting behind the wheel of your own luxury car isn’t as expensive as you may think. In order to lure younger drivers or first-time buyers to their brand, many upscale automakers offer entry-level models. In many cases, these slick rides are less pricey than the tricked-out vehicles from less fancy...

LA Auto Show -- Highlights

The Greatest Show on Pavement

Today's LA Auto Show far transcends simple static exhibits of the latest mainstream cars. In addition to 1,000 vehicles on display (including more than 50 newly-unveiled "debut" models), the 2017 edition features diverse new destinations for visitors to explore, including interactive simulators...

  • Longtime modifiers Galpin bring their wild rides to LA Auto Show

    Longtime modifiers Galpin bring their wild rides to LA Auto Show

    "If You Can Dream It, We Can Build It." That's the motto of Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), the renowned custom division of Galpin Motors - one of America's largest auto dealership groups and the No. 1 volume Ford dealership in the world. The legendary GAS garage in Van Nuys is the former home of MTV's...

  • LA Auto Show's aftermarket emporium returns

    LA Auto Show's aftermarket emporium returns

    Back to 'the Garage'  Los Angeles auto enthusiasts have been painting, accessorizing, tuning and otherwise "personalizing" their beloved rides for almost a century. The term "hot rod" even originated in the city, when daredevil drivers started racing their modified cars on nearby dry lake beds...

  • Four futuristic technologies on display at the LA Auto Show

    Four futuristic technologies on display at the LA Auto Show

     In today's automotive market, it's easy to see futuristic technology is as important to automakers as it is to consumers. Far gone from the simple, rugged internal combustion motors of our past, cars and trucks today feature next-level hybrid drivetrains, almost limitless connectivity with mobile...

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