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    LA Auto Show preview: Infiniti to launch 2012 M35 hybrid

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    Infiniti has announced that it will officially debut its first hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The M35 hybrid first appeared – badged as the Nissan Fuga hybrid – at last fall's Tokyo Motor Show ...

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    LA 2010: Annual design challenge asks to see the 1,000 pound car

    We don't need to remind you that saving weight in vehicles is pretty much the same thing as saving fuel. The hard part, of course, is building a vehicle that comes from the factory with as little excess weight as possible while still providing all the safety features and other options that people ...

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    REPORT: Diesel Beetle, electric Up! coming from Volkswagen

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    Volkswagen Group of America President, Stefan Jacoby, has confirmed that the next-gen New Beetle, due to hit North American as a 2012 model, will be offered with a clean diesel engine. The current New Beetle was last offered with a ...

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    LA 2009: Faurecia ready to clean and trim up next-gen vehicles

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    How cool can a driver's seat headrest be? How about cool enough to charge your iPod while you drive? Or maybe the real cool feature is that a new, thinner headrest could, along with other lightweight interior parts from ...

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    LA 2009: The plug-in Prius makes its North American debut

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    Toyota rather unceremoniously parked their plug-in Prius at its North American market debut during the LA Auto Show, while their new Sienna minivan got a royal welcome at its coming out party. At a show that saw the ...

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    LA 2009: First Fisker Karmas now expected to hit showrooms in Sept. 2010

    Henrik Fisker gives an update on the Karma - click above for high-res image gallery
    Henrik Fisker provided an update on his eponymous car company here in LA today. No one but the hopelessly naive will be surprised to learn that production Karma's will not be hitting customers hands by the end of ...

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    LA 2009: BMW prices the ActiveHybrid 7, starting at $103,125

    Hybrids have always demanded an extra price over their competitors, but that is especially true when we get into the premium segment. Whether it's the Lexus LS600h or the Cadillac Escalade hybrid, it seems automakers are averse to subsidizing the addition of electrically enhanced drivetrains. The ...

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    LA 2009: Audi A3 TDI named 2010 Green Car of the Year in diesel repeat

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    At the LA Auto Show this morning, Audi's A3 TDI was crowned the 2010 Green Car of the Year, wresting the title away from last year's winner, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Even thought three hybrids made this year's list of finalists, the A3's ...

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    LA 2009: Bob Lutz keynote: "The automobile industry simply can no longer rely on oil"

    The news from Bob Lutz's opening keynote address for the LA Auto Show was that GM would be working with some California utilities to test a fleet of 100 Volts. But there was a lot more delivered in that speech and, in the best Lutz-ian tradition, the message was clear and simple: the Volt is GM's ...

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    LA 2009: Audi e-tron, orange you terribly sad it was repainted

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    We weren't exactly electrified by Audi's e-tron concept when it debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in blazing red paint this past September, but we did like the color. So, when the e-tron reappeared at the LA Auto Show this week ...

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    LA 2009: 2011 Ford Fiesta unveiled by agents of the Movement

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    We've been hearing about the 2011 Ford Fiesta for so long that it's hard to imagine that the U.S. version of the car was just officially unveiled today. We gave you all of the official details and photos late last night, but we can now ...

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    LA 2009: Mazda unveils North American spec Mazda2

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    The 2011 Ford Fiesta may have been the big B-segment reveal last night, but Mazda has finally decided to bring its own compact runabout to North America, and it's based on the same architecture as it Blue Oval sibling. Originally launched in ...

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    LA 2009: Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept teases with practical, lightweight innovation

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    Volkswagen has just taken the cover off an all-new concept called the Up! Lite, a sinister looking diesel hybrid that gets (according to VW) 70 mpg combined. As in both City and Highway. Impressive, even if that only ends ...

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    LA 2009: Hyundai confirms turbo and hybrid for new Sonata

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    At the official introduction of the new Hyundai Sonata today at the LA Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik confirmed some additional details that were not in the initial press release. When the 2011 Sonata goes on sale ...

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    2011 Infiniti M wraps tons of tech in an attractive wrapper, hybrid coming in mid-2010

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    Take a look over Infiniti's current line-up and two vehicles stand out: The M and the QX. Both vehicles have been soldiering on while the brand's volume models (G and FX) have undergone major redesigns, leaving Infiniti's flagship ...

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    LA 2009: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, mass-market potential has four doors

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    The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is finally coming Stateside and during a private event held earlier this evening ahead of the LA Auto Show, General Motors – 20 minutes after announcing the departure of Fritz Henderson as CEO ...

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    LA Preview: 2011 Ford Fiesta for America revealed, hits 40 mpg

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    The Ford Fiesta has proven to be a very successful small car wherever it's sold in the world. Ford has sold 12 million Fiestas over the vehicle's lifetime and the new-for-2009 model has moved half a million units already this year in ...

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    VIDEO: Chevrolet to announce Volt color contest winner today

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    The naming contest that Chevrolet has been running for the Volt's new signature silver-green color for the last several weeks officially comes to a close today in Los Angeles with the announcement of the winner during a ...

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    LA Preview: Yokohama's "living wall" uses plants as promotion

    Yokohama's "living wall" - click to enlarge
    Here's one we didn't see coming. Yokohama – makers of lots and lots of tires, including those with orange oil in them – will have a booth at the LA Auto Show that uses a "living wall" 90 feet long made of plants instead of plastics. The ...

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    Live Video: Plug-in ready panel discussion from Los Angeles 6:30pm PST

    At 6:30 pm PST (9:30 pm EST) this evening General Motors is hosting a panel discussion on the importance of consumer incentives in order to stimulate demand for plug-in vehicles. Andrew L. Shapiro, President & Founder of GreenOrder will be moderating the discussion that will discuss issues ...


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