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2012 L.A. Auto Show: Hyundai

The Korean automaker brings the seven-passenger version of the Santa Fe crossover, following up on the well-received five-passenger Santa Fe Sport. Simply called Santa Fe, the larger version receives the 3.3-liter, gasoline direct-injection V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Santa Fe will tow 5,000 pounds and offers all-wheel drive with what the automaker calls […]

2010 L.A. Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show opens next weekend, and nearly all the manufacturers are back with something new to introduce. Given the dour mood of the past two years the atmosphere might be downright giddy.

2008 L.A. Auto Show Rundown

They’ve got the world on a string

Yesterday’s overview of the upcoming L.A. Auto Show might have sounded a tad too enthusiastic. Apologies. The reality is that the show is a reflection of the dire situation automakers find themselves in, only it’s representative of a few months ago with the exception of GM’s recent cancellation of its press conference and display of anything significant.

2008 L.A. Auto Show Preview

The L.A. Auto Show starts this Friday, filling the Los Angeles Convention Center with the industry’s latest offerings. The show hasn’t always had much in the way of exclusive debuts and, before moving to the current November dates, it overlapped the Elvis Presley of car shows, Detroit. Now it leads off the U.S. auto show season, which includes Detroit and Chicago.