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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...

  • Rugged SUVs increasingly becoming opulent off-roaders

    Rugged SUVs increasingly becoming opulent off-roaders

    Given how optioned and high-end crossovers and SUVs have become in recent years, perhaps it’s time to coin a new name that reflects the true nature of these stylish motorcars: Large luxury vehicles. Although they’ve been around since the 1930s, SUV’s didn’t gain broad popularity until the 1990s...

  • Sporty and luxurious hybrids becoming new normal for automakers

    Sporty and luxurious hybrids becoming new normal for automakers

    In the same way that the Prius proved that a mid-range hybrid could catch on with the driving public, Tesla has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that efficiency can be fancy too. The latest unveil from the Silicon Valley automaker is the all-electric $200,000 Tesla Roadster. With a powerplant that...

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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