Tag Archives: Auto

All The Best Weird Stuff From The Los Angeles Auto Show

Most of what you see at car shows are new cars from major automakers, or concepts for cars so new they don’t even exist yet. That’s mostly because those new, available models are ones you can actually buy, for currency, which can then be exchanged by the carmaker for goods and/or services. It’s a whole big thing, trust me. But ... Read More »

LA Auto Show: While Detroit hits the gas pedal, Europeans embrace electrification

Among the electric cars at the 2017 LA Auto Show are a BMW 2019 i8 Roadster plug-in hybrid, left, the BMW i Vision Dynamics electric concept car and a Mini Cooper plug-in hybrid. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Petroleum products still power nearly all the cars driving the world’s highways, minus a nano-point or two for the rare alternative-fuel vehicle. ... Read More »

California Inc.: Car industry is rolling into town with L.A. auto shows

The auto industry is coming to town. AutoMobility L.A. will run Monday through Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, followed by the L.A. Car Show at the same venue. (Los Angeles Times) Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the ... Read More »

Los Angeles Auto Show 2017

Before Tesla, electric cars weren’t typically seen as super-sexy—and some might argue that has been on purpose. Early adopters held pragmatism and eco-consciousness as higher priorities than brawn or design. And even including Tesla, the design side of EVs hasn’t moved very far forward (one could argue the Model 3 is just a miniaturized Model S). But looking around the press ... Read More »

What to see at the Los Angeles Auto Show

In Los Angeles, the auto industry is holding its breath. Change is coming, but no one exactly knows when or how EVs or self-driving cars will make a dent in the way Americans drive. What is clear is that if new technologies are successful, California, with its push toward zero emissions and lucrative tax incentives, will lead the way in ... Read More »

Our top picks from this year’s LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES—I’ll be honest with you: this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show was not the most mind-blowing car show I’ve been to. Most of the big reveals were cars that had already broken cover elsewhere, earlier, and the proximity to CES (which is now a car show) and then Detroit in January has had a bit of a negative effect. ... Read More »

Auto firm links sales of used cars and new vehicles

The mobile phone app of Guazi.com, China’s largest used-car dealer, which is now a car trading firm.[Photo provided to China Daily] An auto services firm is riding the internet and technologies such as big data to adopt a new business model that integrates used-car and new-car sales businesses, including features such as financing and after-sales services. On Oct 31, Guazi.com, ... Read More »

Auto show zooms into Phoenix with latest tech twists

New-car models and technology will speed into Phoenix over Thanksgiving weekend. The Arizona International Auto Show is displaying more than 500 new models for the public to see at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center. The event begins Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m. and lasts through Sunday. Auto enthusiasts can see 2018 models on display from more than 30 brands, according to spokeswoman DeDe ... Read More »

What to expect at the Los Angeles Auto Show

What can we expect to see next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show that we’ve not seen before? It’s the first major North American auto show of the season, open to the public on Dec. 1 with press events in advance. Check out globedrive.com for news and updates. FCA 2018 Jeep Wrangler. FCA Undoubtedly the star of the show, Jeep’s new Wrangler has been teased and ... Read More »

New Jeep Wrangler, two large SUVs tee up for LA auto show

Next week, when we all emerge from our Thanksgiving-induced food comas, the Los Angeles auto show serves up another kind of feast, a table full of hotly anticipated cars, and likely some surprise unveilings. Roadshow editors are eager to hit the show floor, with the big draw this year being an all-new version of the venerable Jeep Wrangler. SUVs seem the order ... Read More »