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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 David Undercoffler
Texas may rule the roost when it comes to full-size pickup trucks, but step down to the mid-size truck world and California is the place to play. Chevrolet made this clear on Wednesday by using the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show for the world debut of the all-new 2015 Colorado pickup. LIVE: The latest photos, facts from LA Auto Show "Today we complete the new Chevrolet truck portfolio," Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, said at Wednesday's unveiling.
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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 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 Paresh Dave
The brilliant brains of many new cars can share their secrets through the Internet, allowing car owners to be alerted through their smartphones about when exactly to fill up with gas, what might be causing that funky engine noise and when their children are taking out the family car for joy rides. Now, several companies are trying to give owners of many older cars the same ability to constantly and wirelessly access the knowledge hidden in on-board diagnostics units. The companies are building gadgets somewhere in between a Fitbit-like health monitor, a motion sensor and Google Chromecast.
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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
Despite the lack of an all-new model to show off at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday looked to grab attention with a quartet of specialty vehicles. Two of the four are certain to reach a Mercedes dealership in 2014, another probably will, and the fourth merely teases what to expect in the brand's future.  Tri-star fans looking for the next chapter in the brand's development will have to wait until the Detroit Auto Show in January, when Mercedes is expected to reveal the all-new C-Class compact sports sedan . In the meantime, here's what Mercedes brought to L.A.: PHOTOS: Mercedes at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show Vision Gran Turismo: The most far-fetched of the Mercedes vehicles on display, this concept won't be headed to production without major changes.
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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 Paresh Dave
The push to bring technology into cars is a slow crawl for many automakers, particularly because of one wrenching issue that has come up in nearly every discussion at the L.A. Auto Show: distracted driving. “It's very important to get that phone in the center console and closed up,” Charles Koch, manager of new business development for American Honda Motor Co., said at the Connected Car Expo this week. But getting users to drop their smartphones means finding ways to fill dashboard screens with more apps -- maps, taking pictures and text messaging chief among them.
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