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Kia Has More Soul(s) Than Ever

Kia Has More Soul(s) Than Ever

Consider it food for the Soul: Kia has introduced six distinct new flavors of its quirky Soul crossover. The car that showed us boxy can be beautiful will be back in an all-new form next year and Kia hopes to increase its appeal by adding new versions, including the...
UAW Attacks GM as Trump Signs “New” NAFTA Deal

UAW Attacks GM as Trump Signs “New” NAFTA Deal

The United Auto Workers renewed its attack on General Motors as leaders from the U.S., Mexico and Canada used the G20 Summit in Argentina for the back drop for officially signing a new North American Free Trade Agreement that was negotiated last summer but still must...
Nissan’s Flagship Maxima Only Gets Better for 2019

Nissan’s Flagship Maxima Only Gets Better for 2019

Just as more and more automakers seem to be fleeing from passenger cars, Nissan appears to be doubling down — at least if the 2019 Maxima unveiled in Los Angeles is any indication. The Maxima has long been the company’s flagship sedan. It’s part family hauler and part...
Mercedes Debuts New GLE Ute in Los Angeles

Mercedes Debuts New GLE Ute in Los Angeles

Most of the L.A. Auto Show product intros centered either a new EV or SUV – sometimes both – Mercedes-Benz took on the latter with the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. The new GLE is more evolution than revolution with the updates for the 2020 model focusing more on...
FCA Pledges $5.7B Investment in Italian Auto Plants

FCA Pledges $5.7B Investment in Italian Auto Plants

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said this week that its plants in Italy would return to full employment with a $5.7 billion investment in new cars and engine technology, including a fully electric version of the Fiat 500 city car and a plug-in hybrid Alfa Romeo compact...
Honda Insight Named Green Car of the Year

Honda Insight Named Green Car of the Year

The 2019 Honda Insight was named the Green Car of the Year on Thursday, during a news conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The hybrid sedan had to share the stage, however, with two other winners, the Jaguar I-Pace taking home a trophy as Luxury Green Car of the...
GM Moves Ammann into CEO Role at GM Cruise

GM Moves Ammann into CEO Role at GM Cruise

General Motors President Dan Ammann is changing jobs again, now serving as the full time as the Chief Executive Officer of GM Cruise, GM’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary. Ammann had worked closely with Cruise since GM acquired the self-driving vehicle start up...
New Porsche 911 Models Come Fast … and Faster

New Porsche 911 Models Come Fast … and Faster

Porsche arrived in Los Angeles the night before the auto show hyping a theme for the debut of the eighth-generation 911: fast and faster. The best-known of all Porsches with that iconic profile, the next-gen of flat-six turbocharged beasts gets more power as well as a...
Hyundai Goes Big With New Palisade SUV

Hyundai Goes Big With New Palisade SUV

Hyundai is racing to make up for lost time. The Korean carmaker has been slow to embrace the rapid transformation of the American market, motorists by the millions switching from cars to light truck. But it is launching its third new SUV of the year at the Los Angeles...
Toyota Adds New Hybrid Model to Corolla Portfolio

Toyota Adds New Hybrid Model to Corolla Portfolio

Toyota is known for its leadership in the hybrid marketplace with the Prius, especially with its newest model, the Prius AWD-e that debuted at the L.A. Auto Show; however, it wasn’t the only new hybrid on display, the Corolla hybrid made its premiere as well. The big...