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December, 2017

  • 3 December

    Five Oddities and Easter Eggs from the 2017 L.A. Auto Show

    If anything, major auto shows are exercises in overexposure. Right on schedule, throngs of international media descend on bright, stuffed convention centers to craft individual coverage of the latest and greatest on four wheels. Amidst all the gleaming concepts and world debuts, there’s a fair bit of automotive jetsam that ...

  • 2 December

    Ford, Honda, and Subaru Have a Good Sales Month in November

    November 2017 auto sales were up 1.1 percent over November 2016, though the seasonally adjusted annual rate was off by 1.4 percent, according to preliminary numbers from Automotive News. This odd difference between actual numbers and SAAR has to do with number of sales days, and during which part of ...

  • 1 December

    2017 Los Angeles Auto Show Hits, Misses, & Revelations

    LOS ANGELES, California—This year’s Automobility/L.A. Auto Show was much like the last couple of years, only more so. Which is to say that on paper, there were a number of significant reveals, led by Fiat Chrysler’s very important and very profitable JL Jeep Wrangler. Still, at the end of the ...

November, 2017

  • 30 November

    Ten Things You Need to Know About the JL 2018 Jeep Wrangler

    LOS ANGELES, California – Dig under the surface of the new-for-2018 JL Jeep Wrangler and you’ll find the kind of details that you should expect from a model that’s redesigned no more than once every decade. While the 2011 JK Wrangler facelift introduced such hidden details as the tiny black ...

  • 29 November

    2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Brings Inline-Six Power to the States

    A lot has changed since the lithe Mercedes-Benz CLS landed on our collective consciousness in 2004. The Merc’s four-door coupe profile proved to be a popular and profitable shape, inspiring an army of stylish me-too four-door coupes. Despite it’s showroom success, the German automaker has let the CLS rot on ...

  • 28 November

    2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Gets R-Line Flair

    If you are on the fence about getting a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, VW just sweetened the deal with a R-Line package for its SEL and SEL Premium trims. The new packages are being introduced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. They include 19- and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and stainless ...

  • 27 November

    2019 Infiniti QX50 Revealed Ahead of 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

    The Infiniti QX50 luxury SUV gets an all-new platform and a VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine for 2019. The family hauler looks similar to the concept that was unveiled at last year’s Detroit auto show. This one sports more conventional headlights, wheels, and less chrome around the lower grille. It’s ...

  • 26 November

    Lyft Can Now Test Autonomous Vehicles in California

    Ride-hailing company Lyft has received permission to test autonomous vehicles in California by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, according to a report from Reuters. Lyft is the latest to receive permission in California and joins companies like Waymo and Apple, as well as automakers Subaru, Ford, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors. ...

  • 25 November

    2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Teased Once More Before Debut

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has been teased once more ahead of its official debut at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show via a short video. This time, more design cues have been revealed including part of its front fascia and its familiar fastback roofline, which gives it a coupe-like silhouette. ...

  • 24 November

    2019 Infiniti QX50 Revealed Ahead of 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

    The Infiniti QX50 luxury SUV gets an all-new platform and a VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine for 2019. The family hauler looks similar to the concept that was unveiled at last year’s Detroit auto show. This one sports more conventional headlights, wheels, and less chrome around the lower grille. It’s ...