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    Los Angeles: VW's Krebs talks hydrogen, says 'most efficient way to convert energy to mobility is electricity'
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    Volkswagen has staked out a claim to be the industry leader in electric vehicles. One of the executives leading the VW Group into an e-mobililty future is Rudolf Krebs, who took over VW's electrification efforts back in 2010. Today, he is the group commissioner for electric drive systems for the ...

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    Official: Does VW's updated CrossBlue Coupe hint at production?
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    After introducing the CrossBlue plug-in hybrid SUV concept at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Volkswagen showed off the CrossBlue Coupe concept in Shanghai in April. We're about to get our third CrossBlue sighting at the LA Auto Show next week with an updated, seemingly more ...

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    Los Angeles: Yes, there is a Green Marketer of the Year Award, and Ford won it again
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    Once again, Ford has won the Nielsen Automotive Green Marketer of the Year Award. This is the second year that Nielsen has tried to figure out which automaker is producing the most effective green message (which is, please note, quite different that producing the best green cars). National TV ads ...

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    Los Angeles: Mazda reveals 2013 CX-5 for U.S. with Skyactiv, gets up to 33 mpg
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    We already drove a pre-production 2013 Mazda CX-5 through scenic Iceland, and the Japanese automaker showed us the finished (European) product at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September. Here at the Los Angeles Auto Show, however, Mazda has officially announced exactly what's in store for the ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a pastel paradise
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    The Chevrolet Spark is only 144.7 inches long – nearly two feet shorter than the subcompact Sonic. But while the Spark is small in size, designers have made a real effort to make sure that it can still stand out in a crowd. The Spark took the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show in four ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Green Car of the Year winner is the Honda Civic Natural Gas
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    The 2012 Green Car of the Year award was snagged from the electric and diesel jaws of its competitors by the Honda Civic Natural Gas. In a year full of standard gasoline powertrain alternatives, the Civic beat out the Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius V and the Volkswagen Passat ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Escape gets Focused design, EcoBoost power
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    We Americans have a long history of clamoring for the forbidden fruit that automakers offer in Europe. Such has been the case with the Ford Kuga crossover – the cuter equivalent of the more traditionally styled Escape here in North America. But under the automaker's One Ford plan, the ...

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    Official: U.S. Chevy Spark revealed ahead of Los Angeles show
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    On Wednesday, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The small hatchback has been tweaked for the North American market, and the hope is that the Spark takes off like wildfire with buyers. Chevrolet thinks the Spark will find favor with buyers living in cities, as ...

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    Official: 2013 Honda Fit EV to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show
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    Japanese automaker Honda will roll out the production version of the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in mid-November. We're guessing Honda's electric-only 2013 Fit will somewhat resemble the automaker's Fit EV Concept, a vehicle which made its debut back at the 2010 LA Auto Show and ...

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    Nissan Ellure concept features company's next-gen hybrid tech
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    Nissan Ellure concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan's Ellure concept hit the stage at the 2010 LA Auto Show a couple weeks ago. Though not a production vehicle, the Ellure's elegant and aggressive styling elements are strikingly similar to the automaker's current crop of ...

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    Video: A closer look at the Nissan iV Design Concept
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    Nissan iV Design Concept – Click above to watch video after the jump
    For us, one of the most interesting parts of the LA Auto Show is the Design Challenge, in which automakers are invited to rack their brains, sharpen their pencils and crank out a concept that best matches a set of ...

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    LA 2010: driving the Wheego Whip LiFe, the electric car from an aggressive little company
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    Wheego Whip – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Where do you go when you're starting with "The Cadillac of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles"? If you're Wheego Electric Cars, a U.S. EV manufacturer that uses bodies built by China's Shuanghuan Automobile that look suspiciously like a ...

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    Cadillac Aera Concept, Smart 454 tied for Top Concepts at LA Auto Show Design Challenge
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    Cadillac Aera Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The focus at the LA Auto Show is on new production vehicles as well as concepts that hint at an automaker's direction for the very near future. One aspect of the show however, looks further into the distance and pushes designers ...

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    LA 2010: Hatch, sedan versions of 2012 Ford Focus debut
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    The all new Ford Focus five-door hatchback and four-door sedan have been unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The projected 40 miles per gallon highway rating certainly makes it impressive, albeit just slightly less impressive than the Chevy Cruze Eco that's officially rated at 42 mpg ...

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    LA 2010: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid is good-lookin', green-drivin'
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    2011 Kia Optima Hybrid – Click here for high-res image gallery
    Kia is just now beginning to roll out its sexy new 2011 Optima, with the 2.4-liter GDI version priced from only $18,995. Much like its sister car, the Hyundai Sonata, the Optima will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter ...

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    LA 2010: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist brings efficiency to the full-size luxury sedan
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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Full-size luxury sedans are typically guilty pleasures since they can be either coddling, comfort machines or all-out speed freaks. One thing they haven't been is fuel efficient... until now. Making its debut at the 2010 ...

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    LA 2010: Toyota RAV4 EV, powered by Tesla, hits the stage
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    Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Proudly "Powered by Tesla," the brand-new Toyota RAV4 EV made its debut at the LA Auto Show today, and it's pretty much what you'd expect: a current-generation RAV4 with the heart of a Tesla Roadster. Or maybe a Model S. In any case, ...

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    LA 2010: Honda debuts Fit EV concept, production version coming in 2012
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    Honda Fit EV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We were a bit miffed at the Paris Motor Show this year when Honda debuted its Fit Jazz Hybrid and told us there were no plans to bring it to the United States. Bigger plans were in the works, however, and we've now caught our ...

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    LA 2010: Nissan Ellure concept previews future sedan design
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    Nissan Ellure concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan calls its Ellure concept "the sedan re-imagined," previewing what sort of design is possible for its forthcoming four-door range. This concept is at once elegant and aggressive, with styling elements that don't stray too ...

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    LA 2010: Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept scales down Art & Science for big-city life
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    2010 Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Cadillac, usually an automaker that likes to go big, has taken a stab at scaling things back with the 2010 Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept unveiled at the 2010 LA Auto Show today. The Urban Luxury Concept is a ...

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