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Lincoln Losing Letter-Based Labels, Going Back to Names

Lincoln Losing Letter-Based Labels, Going Back to Names

Lincoln is getting rid of the often confusing letter-based nomenclature that it has used for the past several years. Kumar Galhotra, president of the Lincoln Motor Car Co., said during the Lincoln press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the names such as...
Honda Clarity Named Green Car of the Year

Honda Clarity Named Green Car of the Year

After years of slow growth, electric propulsion seems to finally be gaining traction, or so one might suspect based on the number of announcements being made just this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. More battery-based and hydrogen-powered vehicles than ever are on...
Porsche Rolls Out Not One, But Four New Models

Porsche Rolls Out Not One, But Four New Models

The influence of the California market has on the management of Porsche AG was clearly on display during the press days leading into the Los Angeles Auto Show as the German sports car maker unveiled not one but four new sports cars and the new Porsche Cayenne in the...
Subaru Lets the Dogs Out … For a Drive in LA

Subaru Lets the Dogs Out … For a Drive in LA

With the help of family of charming and well-behaved Golden Retrievers, Subaru officially unveiled a major addition to its product line, the 2019 Subaru Ascent, a family-oriented, three-row crossover vehicle. Subaru executives note Subaru of America Inc. is building...
Kia Gears Up for Utility Battle with New Sorento, Niro

Kia Gears Up for Utility Battle with New Sorento, Niro

Like so many other automakers, Kia is looking to jump on the wave of crossover and sport-utility vehicle sales that have driven the market recently with its new 2019 Sorento and 2018 Niro models unveiled in Los Angeles. The new Sorento and Niro, the South Korean...
Mazda Puts a Premium on 2018 Mazda6 Update

Mazda Puts a Premium on 2018 Mazda6 Update

For a mainstream automaker, Mazda officials spend a lot of time talking about “premium” vehicles lately. And a close look at the mid-cycle update of the brand’s midsize sedan helps put that into perspective. The latest-generation Mazda6 wins kudos as one of the most...
Nissan Gets its Kicks With New SUV

Nissan Gets its Kicks With New SUV

Nissan hopes buyers will get their Kicks on Route 66 – as well as I-405, the New York Throughway and pretty much everywhere else – in the maker’s newest sport-utility vehicle. The 2018 Nissan Kicks becomes the latest in an expanding line-up of crossover models the...