2009 LA Auto Show Round-Up: Let's Get Small

What made the 2009 LA Auto Show a big deal? Small cars. The onslaught of big SUVs and green marketing seems to have passed. The full wrap-up of the 2009 LA Auto Show is a click away. » 12/04/09 7:00pm 12/04/09 7:00pm

Dodge Sends Off Viper With Two Limited-Edition Models, More On Way

Dodge unveiled two limited-production Viper ACRs at L.A.. One is designed to commemorate the car's recent record-breaking lap of Laguna Seca; the other is just there to remind you that the Viper has a bigger pants bulge than you do. » 12/04/09 4:00pm 12/04/09 4:00pm

Is That An Undertray In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

A while back, Wert noted that underbody plastics serve a glorious and wonderful purpose. We found an example of this sort of thing in L.A., and it just happens to look awesome. Five bucks says you can't guess the car. » 12/04/09 3:00pm 12/04/09 3:00pm

14 Things To Do At The LA Auto Show

Tired of looking at Lincolns bolted to walls? Done with the shiny new hotness? Because we love you, we've put together this list of what to do when the show gets boring. (Hint: It helps if you're not sober.) » 12/04/09 12:30pm 12/04/09 12:30pm

Chevy Caprice Police Car Busts Heads In LA

The Chevy Caprice Police Cruiser is a big step forward for GM police cruisers. Seriously, it's so giant and imposing we saw more than one press flack run the other way. Dude, hide the nose candy! » 12/04/09 12:00pm 12/04/09 12:00pm

Guess That Engine: LA Auto Show Edition

Come one, come all: It's time for a rousing edition of Guess That Engine. Know a piston skirt from a pressure sender, a con rod from a cap screw? Here's a slew of chances for you to prove it. » 12/04/09 11:00am 12/04/09 11:00am

Dirty Love: The Baja 1000 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota built a 2010 4Runner for last month's Baja 1000. The truck finished second in the Stock Mini class, and the Big T brought it to L.A. still covered in Mexican dirt. Amen. » 12/04/09 10:00am 12/04/09 10:00am

BMW 5 Series GT Has Some Positive Elements

In case you were wondering, there are some redeeming characteristics to the BMW 5 Series GT. First, it's got frameless windows, which are always cool in our book. Also, with the half-hatch open, it looks like a giant guppy. » 12/03/09 6:40pm 12/03/09 6:40pm

Scion Kogi xD Mobile Kitchen: Insert Iron (and Steel) Chef Joke Here

Hello, Kitchen Car. Hello, built-in grill; hello, mini fridge; hello, ice chest and sink. Will you be my friend? Can I cook in you? Are you the cutest little mobile cookspace that ever was? I think so! » 12/03/09 6:20pm 12/03/09 6:20pm

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition: Because…

Subaru's STI Special Edition is essentially an ordinary STI with the suspension of the Japanese-market STI Spec C and the longest vehicle name in all of creation. Details, gallery, and press release below. » 12/03/09 4:30pm 12/03/09 4:30pm

2010 Hyundai Tucson: Swoopy Comes To Compact SUVs

The 2010 Hyundai Tucson is an attempt for the brand to emerge from also-ran status in the compact SUV battle with flowing lines, better materials and more competitive equipment. Will it do the job? Well, maybe. » 12/03/09 1:00pm 12/03/09 1:00pm

2011 Kia Sorento: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Yep, those are signatures. Hundreds and hundreds of signatures. Every single person who helped build the first Kia Sorento scrawled their name on its sheet metal. Pride, thy name is brand-new (and surprisingly attractive) Korean SUV. » 12/03/09 10:00am 12/03/09 10:00am

BMW 7-Series Hybrid Priced At $103,125!

BMW announced pricing yesterday for the hybrid version of its 7-series sedan. For just $103,125, you can place one of these fat, green, and powerful babies in your driveway. That'll show the Joneses. Gallery and press release below. » 12/03/09 8:30am 12/03/09 8:30am

2011 Hyundai Sonata: 'Bama-Bound And Down

Many wonderful things hail from Alabama: Good barbecue. Funky soul music. In 2011, the Hyundai Sonata will join that list. America, say hello to crimson-colored, mid-size Korean luxury. Roll kimchi tide! (It looks better in person. Promise.) » 12/02/09 4:40pm 12/02/09 4:40pm

2011 Hyundai Sonata: A Sexy, Camera-Shy Mid-Size

Seeing the four-banger-only 2011 Hyundai Sonata in person, it looks sleek and stylish and beautifully detailed. However, in these press images, it looks awkward and lumpy. We can't figure out why. » 12/02/09 2:35pm 12/02/09 2:35pm

2011 Ford Mustang Gets New 305 HP V6, 30 MPG

The new 2011 Ford Mustang is putting the Camaro on notice with two new transmissions and a new all-aluminum 3.7-liter Duratec V6 making 305 HP and returning 30 MPG. Are you ready for the Pony Car Wars? » 11/30/09 12:01am 11/30/09 12:01am

2010 Lexus GX460: The Lexus of 4Runners

The Lexus GX460, the lush version of Toyota's archaic, body-on-frame 4Runner, gets a revamp, a new 4.6-liter engine, and a fresh lease on life for 2010. The question is, will anyone notice? » 11/23/09 2:30pm 11/23/09 2:30pm

Chevy Family Photo Op: Mass-Marketing MPG And MPG For The Masses,…

GM just dumped an unnecessary presser letting everyone know the officially-official US-spec Chevy Cruze debuts at the LA Auto Show along with its 40MPG 1.4-liter turbocharged, direct-injection inline-four. They also mentioned the still-over-a-year-away Chevy Volt for the 25,761st time. » 11/17/09 2:00pm 11/17/09 2:00pm

Buick Regal Is Back, Gets Turbocharged

The Buick Regal is officially back, a re-badged Opel Insignia sporting two Ecotec four-cylinder engines including a 220HP turbo version with 29 MPG fuel economy. GM's out for mid-size entry-luxe blood with design and equipment set to turn some heads. » 11/11/09 6:05pm 11/11/09 6:05pm