Toyota VP And Rainforest Action Network Scuffle After Introduction Of…


Apparently there was more going on at the reveal of the new 14 MPG 2008 Toyota Sequoia than just the reveal of an uber-humongous SUV based on the new bigger n' beefier Tundra pickup. We didn't find out until after we left LA-LA-land, but the folks from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) snuck into the reveal to ask… » 11/19/07 11:15am 11/19/07 11:15am

LA Auto Show: US-Spec Nissan GT-R Revealed Live

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn just revealed the US-Spec version of Godzilla — the all-new Nissan GT-R here at the LA Auto Show. Ghosn claims that "this car could only be built with both our heads and our hearts." Apparently he forgot to add they needed their balls as the speedy super car's supposedly rated at 480 horses… » 11/14/07 3:29pm 11/14/07 3:29pm

LA Auto Show: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Revealed Live

The General just revealed the all new electric towing sled for the brand all about the 'merican revolution — the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid. What more can we say that we didn't say in our earlier post about this truck that's supposed to go up to 30 MPH for at least some number of miles yet to be announced. So,… » 11/14/07 1:46pm 11/14/07 1:46pm

LA Auto Show: Lincoln MKS Revealed Live

We showed the press shots of the new 2009 Lincoln MKS late last night — and now here it is — the car Ford CEO Alan Mulally just called the "Caddy-killer" has just been revealed live here at the LA Auto Show. Look at that boldly designed "double winged split grille" signifying the "new design language of the Lincoln… » 11/14/07 12:31pm 11/14/07 12:31pm

LA Auto Show Preview: Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro

No, wait — it's not Shanghai redux, it's actually something new. Audi's re-revealing the Cross quattro concept car from the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year except they've done something "dramatic." That's right — they've dropped the top to now reveal it as the Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept car. Can anyone… » 11/14/07 6:15am 11/14/07 6:15am

LA Auto Show Preview: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Dual-Mode Hybrid

Tomorrow here at the LA Auto Show, an automaker will finally be announcing they've built themselves a dual-mode hybrid pickup truck. But who knew the automaker that'd get 'er done would be GM? That's right the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado hybrid will be the industry's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck with a… » 11/14/07 12:01am 11/14/07 12:01am

LA Auto Show Preview: 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5

The 2009 Aveo5 is out, looking fairly similar to the European Aveo that we caught debuting at the Frankfurt Auto Show a couple of months ago, including the same gaping overbite and unnecessary vents near the A-pillar. While not the sportiest looking vehicle on the road, the new Aveo5 does come with a new 1.6L DOHC… » 11/14/07 12:01am 11/14/07 12:01am

LA Auto Show Preview: 2008 Cadillac Escalade Platinum


We're going to attempt the impossible by writing about the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Platinum without using the B-word. Let's just say that with its 22-inch wheels, humongo-LED headlights, magnetic ride control, and three LCD screens it makes the base Escalade look like a Saturn Vue. The premium guzzler comes in either… » 11/13/07 12:30pm 11/13/07 12:30pm