December 27, 2000 |
Ben Wong can hardly wait. The Greater Los Angeles Auto Show opens its doors to the public Jan. 6, and nothing short of illness will keep Wong, a lifelong car buff, from being there. In fact, he'll beat the crowd as one of more than 60 vendors displaying their wares in a relatively new but increasingly popular part of the show--one that deals with all the bits and pieces people buy to improve on the cars and trucks they drive off the dealers' lots.
November 12, 2011 |
The Los Angeles Auto Show is the first major North American auto show of the new model year. It is known for automakers introducing hybrid, fuel-efficient and electric vehicles that grab the attention of California's eco-conscious drivers. It's also the place for big, splashy debuts of sports cars, the kind of vehicles that people fantasize driving on Pacific Coast Highway. This year's show, which opens to the public Friday, will have plenty of both. Audi plans the American debut of its S line of sports coupes.
December 1, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Auto Show usually ends up costing Eric Nolan a bit of money. The Bakersfield resident and self-described Mustang guy says he and his wife, Iris, come to the show every year. More than once, they've ended up buying a vehicle they've seen. "But we just bought a car a week ago for her, so she's not getting another one," Nolan said as the couple checked out an Audi A8 diesel. They were among thousands who showed up on Friday, the first public day of the L.A. Auto Show, which runs until Dec. 9. Last year, about 920,000 people attended, a 22% increase since 2009, said Brendan Flynn, the show's communications director.
November 20, 2013 |
When it comes to self-driving cars, Google and the auto industry can't seem to agree on much. Whether it's about how self-driving cars will be rolled out or what they need to function, the tech giant and automakers are on polar opposite ends of the spectrum. The auto industry thinks it could be 2025 before fully autonomous cars make it to market, said Jeff Klei, North America president of Continental AG, a leading German auto and truck parts manufacturing company, at a Connected Car Expo panel Tuesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
December 2, 2006
Coals to Newcastle? Ice to Inuits? Cars to California? Even in a region where the freeways and surface streets are teeming with vehicles of every stripe, Southern Californians love to get together to ogle the latest wheels. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, which continues its 10-day run through Dec. 10 at the Convention Center downtown, about 1 million visitors are expected to check out the 1,000 models on display. Twenty-one cars and trucks are making their worldwide debuts at the show.
November 20, 2013 |
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.