The Cadillac Cien
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The Cadillac Cien
The Cadillac Cien, from the Spanish word for 100 and named to mark the company’s 100th anniversary, is chiseled along the lines of a stealth bomber. The model has been prominently positioned as the design theme statement for General Motors’ luxury division. (TERRIL YUE JONES / Los Angeles Times)
The Chevy Bel Air
The Chevy Bel Air, with its all-aluminum 3.5-liter, in-line five-cylinder engine, is GM’s answer to the reborn Ford Thunderbird. (TERRIL YUE JONES / Los Angeles Times)
Dodge Razor
The rear-wheel-drive Dodge Razor is named for its licensing partner, Razor USA, manufacturer of the ubiquitous scooter. (TERRIL YUE JONES / Los Angeles Times)
Infiniti FX45
Infiniti’s FX45 blurs the line between passenger car and sport-utility vehicle. (TERRIL YUE JONES / Los Angeles Times)
Saab 9-3X
The sleek Saab 9-3X is also among the concepts that defy categorization as either passenger car or sport-utility vehicle. (TERRIL YUE JONES / Los Angeles Times)
Lincoln’s chief designer with an auto show visitor.
Lincoln’s chief designer, Gerry McGovern, right, discusses the wide-open structure of the Lincoln Continental concept car with a visitor during the model’s debut at the Los Angeles auto show. (JOHN O’DELL / Los Angeles Times)
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