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November 22, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
All the flashy concept cars, new models and cutting-edge-technology fuel cell vehicles went on public display as the L.A. Auto Show shifted gears from the industry media confab to the big consumer show Friday. The show runs through Dec. 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 1201 S Figueroa St. Admission is $10 Monday to Thursday and $12 on Fridays and weekends. There are discounts for children and seniors. On Thanksgiving Day, the doors open at 9 a.m. FULL COVERAGE: L.A. Auto Show 2013 The show raises the curtain on dozens of new models - new BMW electric and hybrid vehicles, fuel cell cars from Hyundai and Honda, a new Jaguar coupe, a new Porsche crossover and the new Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup.
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November 25, 2013 | By Paresh Dave and Saba Hamedy
Southern California's love affair with the automobile continues unabated - at least at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where thousands of car fanatics, shoppers and families are descending on the downtown L.A. Convention Center. After days of media previews, dozens of photo ops and scores of curious critics, the public has been getting its chance to kick the tires, assess the added comforts, and check out the fuel economy claims. The show runs through Sunday. Now in its 106th year, the show is an auto playground for grown-ups.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2011
EVENTS Go car crazy at one of the premier automotive events around. The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show will feature more than 50 debuts from all over the world — among them the Chevrolet Spark and the Audi R8 GT Spyder — as well as concept cars such as the i3 and i8 from BMW, the Cadillac Ciel and the Jaguar C-X16. Additionally, more than 70 new green vehicles will be on display, including electric, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell and natural gas models. To cover all other bases, there will be a Kids' Fun Zone and huge aftermarket accessories hall.
AUTOS
November 22, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Automakers want to build as much functionality into dashboard screens as possible so that users never need to pick up their smartphones while driving. But along the way, a few very odd and unnecessary features have caught on in the infotainment systems of cars. Here's a look at silly features spotted in cars displayed on the Los Angeles Auto Show floor. Picture navigation. Audi kicked things off at the Auto Show on Tuesday by unveiling the A3 , the first vehicle that can connect directly to a 4G LTE mobile network.
NEWS
December 27, 2000 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2011 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
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.
AUTOS
November 20, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
AUTOS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
AUTOS
November 20, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Whenever the Los Angeles Auto Show comes to town, there are a wide range of autos that make it to the showroom floor. Some are stunning. Some are innovative.  Some are flat-out bizarre. To many that are here getting a preview of the show, the blue monstrosity dubbed the Youabian Puma can be filed under the bizarre category. LIVE: The latest photos, facts from LA Auto Show The Hummer-size convertible with sweeping curves and  monster truck tires is right by the entrance.
AUTOS
November 22, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
All the flashy concept cars, new models and cutting-edge-technology fuel cell vehicles went on public display as the L.A. Auto Show shifted gears from the industry media confab to the big consumer show Friday. The show runs through Dec. 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 1201 S Figueroa St. Admission is $10 Monday to Thursday and $12 on Fridays and weekends. There are discounts for children and seniors. On Thanksgiving Day, the doors open at 9 a.m. FULL COVERAGE: L.A. Auto Show 2013 The show raises the curtain on dozens of new models - new BMW electric and hybrid vehicles, fuel cell cars from Hyundai and Honda, a new Jaguar coupe, a new Porsche crossover and the new Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup.
AUTOS
November 21, 2013 | By Brian Thevenot and Jerry Hirsch
Of the scores of cars on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we've culled the herd down to five you definitely need to check out. The show, at the L.A. Convention Center, opened to the media on Tuesday and opens to the public on Friday. Here are our five favorites (and one total loser): Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo. Wow. Just … wow. Jaws dropped in unison as this over-the-top supercar concept rolled through a haze of smoke onto the Mercedes-Benz stage. You will never own this car, and it's not because you are not super-rich.
AUTOS
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 .]
AUTOS
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.
AUTOS
November 20, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Whenever the Los Angeles Auto Show comes to town, there are a wide range of autos that make it to the showroom floor. Some are stunning. Some are innovative.  Some are flat-out bizarre. To many that are here getting a preview of the show, the blue monstrosity dubbed the Youabian Puma can be filed under the bizarre category. LIVE: The latest photos, facts from LA Auto Show The Hummer-size convertible with sweeping curves and  monster truck tires is right by the entrance.
AUTOS
November 20, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2012 | By David Undercoffler and Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2004 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Auto Show, penalized for years by a late December run that put it in conflict with the bigger North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is about to get new life. Organizers have negotiated new dates with the Los Angeles Convention Center that will move the show forward to late November starting in 2006, creating a four-week gap between it and the Detroit show, which is held the first week of January.
AUTOS
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.
AUTOS
November 19, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk said Tesla Motors Inc. was being overly scrutinized by the media after three fires broke out in recent months on its expensive electric cars. Musk, chief executive of Tesla, addressed the topic during a wide-ranging interview before a Los Angeles World Affairs Council banquet Monday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Century City. "Our car is basically the safest car you can possibly drive if you care about fires," he said. “And that's not the impression you would have if you read newspapers.
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