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November 20, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
The Los Angeles Times' tech reporters are on the ground at the L.A. Auto Show this week, scoping out the coolest car technology news they could find. Their coverage is housed over at our L.A. Auto Show blog, but we've also compiled links to their posts below for your convenience: LTE coming to cars in 2014 Need a parking space? Check your console Car whisperer apps liberate data from vehicles When can we expect our cars to drive themselves? And if you want to keep up with the latest auto show tech news, follow Salvador Rodriguez and Paresh Dave on Twitter.
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November 20, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
A year after showing off its curvaceous F-Type convertible in Los Angeles, Jaguar returned to unveil the car's new fixed-roof lineup - including one of the most powerful Jaguars in history. In a dramatic debut in front of hundreds of guests and celebrities Tuesday night, Jaguar unveiled the F-Type Coupe in its world debut, ahead of its debut at the L.A. Auto Show on Wednesday. It comes in three trim levels, culminating in the ferocious R Coupe, powered by a supercharged V-8 making 550 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque.
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November 20, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nissan rolled out the latest models in its Nismo line of performance cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. Without question, the star of the show was the 2015 GT-R Nismo -- with its astonishing 0-to-60 mph time of two seconds. Nissan had six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt on hand for the unveiling. "Who better in the entire world to unveil the new GT-R Nismo than someone who knows a thing or two about being really, really super fast," said Fred Diaz, Nissan divisional vice president of North America.   Diaz called the 2015 GT-R Nismo "Godzilla on steroids" thanks to its 3.8-liter V6 engine.
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November 20, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Redesigning Ford's Edge is a challenge for the automaker.  The mid-size crossover is something of a tweener - bigger than the hot-selling Escape but smaller than the automaker's seven-seat Explorer SUV. Ford doesn't want the new Edge to cut into sales of its brisk-selling siblings. The automaker is showing off where it's headed with the Edge at the L.A. Auto Show, displaying a concept vehicle packed with collision avoidance technology and other features such as remote-operated parking, options Ford believes will be in increasing demand for consumers.
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November 20, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times staff, This post has been updated as indicated below.
The L.A. Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday, raises the curtain today on dozens of new models - new BMWs, a new Jaguar coupe,  new Chevy pickups. Today, our reporters will be tracking the latest auto show news and most exciting debuts. Follow our live coverage below. PHOTOS: L.A. Auto Show model debuts [Updated 2:04 p.m. PDT Nov. 20: A Hummer-size Puma convertible is drawing double takes at the auto show. The Youabian Puma is about 8 feet wide and 20 feet in length, like an armored tank and a sports car in one. More on the $1.1-million monstrosity .]
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November 20, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Honda unveiled a hydrogen fuel-cell concept car at the L.A. Auto Show on Wednesday, a vehicle that has the same high-tech drive train that will be in the version of the car that will go on sale in the U.S. and Japan two years from now. But the sheet metal of the sweeping, aerodynamic car is the whimsy of the automaker's design team, and won't make it to dealer showrooms. “The Honda FCEV Concept hints at Honda's future direction for fuel-cell vehicles,” said Tetsuo Iwamura, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co.  “While this car is a concept, it points toward a very real future.” PHOTOS: L.A. Auto Show model debuts Like the concept, the production version will seat five passengers and have a range of more than 300 miles, Honda officials said.
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November 20, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Using a city known for luxury living as a backdrop, Kia took a bold step into the world of full-size - and full-priced - cars at today's Los Angeles Auto Show. The Korean automaker unveiled the all-new K900, a large sedan that will offer the space and trappings of German land yachts, while undercutting their prices by tens of thousands of dollars. "This is our boldest statement yet," said Tom Loveless, executive vice president of sales for Kia. "It's a true flagship sedan that symbolizes how far we've come, and we believe it will make you question everything you thought you knew about Kia. "  PHOTOS: L.A. Auto Show model debuts The K900's strategy will largely mirror the car on which it's based: the full-size Equus from Kia's corporate cousin Hyundai.
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November 20, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Subaru added a little heat to its lineup Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the global introduction of the all-new 2015 WRX. A turbocharged version of the compact Impreza, the WRX has earned a cult-like following by mixing all-wheel-drive handling and a high-strung four-cylinder in a practical car that starts at about $26,000. The 2014, offered in four-door form only, will also be offered in more extreme STI trim. “The WRX is the everyman's pocket rocket,” said Mike Wall, an analyst at IHS Automotive.
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November 20, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
A decade after Porsche put on sale its first Cayenne SUV and sent purists howling in fits, the automaker is again jumping into new territory with its all-new Macan compact crossover SUV.  Porsche revealed the Macan to the world Tuesday night at the L.A. Convention Center. The Macan will go on sale in the spring with a starting price of $50,895. This means it's the most affordable Porsche on the market, which the automaker hopes will lure in new customers to the brand. Yet that price tag also makes it one of the most expensive models in the burgeoning crossover SUV market.
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November 20, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Names like Porsche, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Lincoln bring to mind flashy cars with formidable pedigrees and even more formidable price tags. But for the first time, all these storied luxury brands are focused on - of all things - compact crossover vehicles. Each is rolling out a new one at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens this week. It's not hard to figure out why: The segment's market share has quadrupled in the last five years and is forecast to keep growing for the next five years.
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