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2012 L.A. Auto Show: Porsche

Porsche often skips the Detroit and other auto shows, focusing on its largest market in North America: Southern California. That means the German sports car maker sees no reason not to debut significant models at a show known more for hybrids than high-performance. The Cayman is probably the best handling Porsche, at least for drivers […]

2009 L.A. Auto Show: ’11 Porsche Boxster Spyder Debut

Porsche is one of the few automakers that understands subtraction as a way of improving a car. Case in point, the Boxster Spyder.

2008 Auto Sales: Skid Marks Before the Cliff

Most automakers announced December sales figures today, and once again the news is dismal. However, the annual declines are what deserve our attention. GM and Ford haven’t seen sales figures this low since the late 1950s and early 1960s, respectively. The General realized a 22.7 percent decline in sales for 2008 vs. 2007; Ford notched 22.8 percent, however that factors in Land Rover and Jaguar, which were sold to Tata Motors in mid-2007. [Full data from Automotive News]

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.