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2009 LA Auto Show: A look back at the most significant debuts of the show

The curtains on our live coverage of the 2009 LA Auto Show closed on Thursday. We decided to put together a little list of the most significant debuts that were revealed in Los Angeles and some you should definitely plan on checking out if you’ll be heading down to the show this week. Thanks for […]

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2009 LA: Fisker Karma delayed until 3rd quarter of 2010

Fisker Automotive has been going through a lot of changing since it was founded in August 2007 by Henrik Fisker. At the 2009 LA Auto Show, Fisker outlined those changes during a press conference and one point that stood out the most is that the deliveries of company’s Karma plug-in hybrid sedan have been delayed. […]

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2009 LA: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, feel how light 2,646 lbs is

Key Competitors: Lotus Exige S, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Dodge Viper SRT10. Power: 3.8L flat 6-cylinder – 450-hp / 309 lb-ft of torque. Transmission: 6-speed sequential manual. Availability: On sale now. We’re still emptying our cameras from the 2009 LA Auto Show, so you can expect a post or two here and there. That brings us […]

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2009 LA: 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro drops its top in LA

Key Competitors: Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet and Ferrari California. Power: 5.2L FSI direct-injected V10 ““ 525-hp/391 lb-ft of torque. Transmission: 6-speed manual standard, 6-speed R tronic automatic. Performance: 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds; top speed of 194 mph. Availability: 2010. Pricing: TBA. They say you should save the best for […]

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2009 LA: 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost will start at $245,000, hybrid model in the works

Key Competitors: Bentley Continental. Power: 6.6L V12 twin-turbo – 563-hp / 575 lb-ft of torque. Transmission: 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Performance: 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds; top speed of 155 mph. Pricing: $245,000. If you’ve been sticking us around with us for a couple of months than you know most of what there is to […]

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2009 LA: Audi e-tron Concept makes U.S. debut, working prototype due in 3 years

Key Competitors: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG eDrive and BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. Power: 4 electric motors ““ two each at the front and rear axles ““ producing 313-hp/ 3,319 lb-ft of torque. Performance: 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds; 37 mph to 75 mph in 4.1 seconds. Top speed comes in at 124 mph. Total Range: Driving […]

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2009 LA: 2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo graces us with its presence

Key Competitors: Acura ZDX, Infiniti FX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Audi Q5. Power: 4.4L V8 – 400-hp / 450 lb-ft. Transmission: 8-speed automatic. Performance: 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds; Top speed of 130 mph. Availability: Spring 2010. Pricing: $64,725. BMW today showed the only variant of the 2010 5-Series Gran Turismo that will join its lineup in […]

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2010 Ford Taurus, Volvo XC60 named 2010 International Car and Truck of the Year

The 2010 Ford Taurus and the Volvo XC60 today were named the International Car and Truck of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. “This award is not centered on power and performance. It’s about how a car reflects our personalities, lifestyles and self-image and how well the automaker achieves that goal through the […]

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2009 LA: Ford shows how you can trick out your 2011 Ford Fiesta

Key Competitors: Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa. Power: 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder ““ 119-hp / 109 lb-ft of torque. Transmission: 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic. Fuel-economy: Projected best-in-class highway fuel-economy of 40 mpg. Availability: Summer 2010. Pricing: We’ll post about this in a bit – stay tuned. The 2009 LA Auto Show is turning out to […]

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2009 LA: 2010 Hyundai Tucson gets Euro look and 2.4L Theta II

Key Competitors: Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue. Power: Theta II 2.4L 4-cylinder – 176-hp / 168 lb-ft. Transmission: 6-speed automatic. Fuel-economy: 23/31 mpg (city/highway). Availability: Dec. 2009. Pricing: TBA. At the 2009 LA Auto Show today, Hyundai unveiled its new 2010 Tucson, which will go on sale later this month. Hyundai says […]

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