Auto Shows

Infiniti redraws a Q sedan

A teaser photo of the car released Wednesday shows a fastback with a longer and lower body than the current Q70. NASHVILLE — Infiniti signaled advance details of a sedan concept that it plans to unveil at this month’s Detroit auto show. The Q Inspiration Concept suggests the design look for the next-generation midsize Q70, although Infiniti is not saying where it ... Read More »

The Near Future of Electric Cars: Many Models, Few Buyers

Automakers with ambitious plans to roll out more than a hundred new battery-powered models in the next five years appear to be forgetting one little thing: Drivers aren’t yet buzzed about the new technology. Electric cars—which today comprise only 1 percent of auto sales worldwide, and even less in the U.S.—will account for just 2.4 percent of U.S. demand and ... Read More »

2019 Jeep Cherokee Unveiled Ahead of Detroit Auto Show Debut

Building hype for its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan next month, Jeep just released a few pictures of the all-new 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Being the brand’s most popular model and one of the best-selling SUVs in its class, this redesign is a big deal and we should prepare to start seeing these things everywhere. ... Read More »

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 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 »