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    Los Angeles: We obsessively covered the 2011 LA Auto Show
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    That's it, ladies and gentlemen. It's time for the media to exit the building and let these nice Los Angelinos enjoy their international auto show. We've had fun covering every major debut and announcement at this year's show, all of which and more you'll find below, but we're spent. Thanks for ...

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    Los Angeles: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2011 LA Auto Show Debuts
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    We're packing up our cameras and laptops and heading out of the Los Angeles Convention Center, but before we seal the lid on the 2011 LA Auto Show, it's time to reflect on our staff's favorite debuts of the past two days. Unlike previous shows, there was nothing here in LA that truly stood out as ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Lincoln MKT models its new mug
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    The MKT may not be a big seller, but Lincoln is hoping that starts to change with a refresh. The MKT hit the stage at the LA Auto Show with a new grille that matches up closely with the new face of the 2013 MKS. Beyond the (once again) love/hate visage of the new MKT, Lincoln engineers have ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Nissan GT-R is more of a great thing
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    The 2013 Nissan GT-R has officially bowed at the 2011 LA Auto Show. The latest interpretation of Japan's premier supercar may look the same, but it's the most powerful to date, with a full 15 additional horsepower over the 2012 model. That bumps the final figure up to 545 hp and 463 pound-feet of ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Volvo C70 Inscription Edition looks a bit moody
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    Volvo doesn't have a big presence at the LA Auto Show, but the Swedish automaker did manage to roll out a new special edition model for our edification. The C70 Inscription is a new trim limited to only 2,000 units worldwide. The Inscription will be available in the U.S. with Volvo's T5 ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Nissan NV2500 HD food trucks deliver deliciousness in LA
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    Auto journalists love food. So if you're an automaker that's looking to get some hot ink about your brand-new food trucks, bringing them to an auto show during press days is a sure-fire way to get their attention. Well, as long as they're stocked with tasty edibles. Professional gluttony aside, ...

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    Los Angeles: Nintendo partners with West Coast Customs to build full-size Mario Karts
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    Nintendo has taught millions of underage kids to drive, thanks to its immensely popular handheld Mario Kart video game. The driving routes are all virtual – thankfully – as they include not only unexpected sheer cliffs, but also driving under the water while evading baddies. To bring ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 looks angry, wants out
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    We've got to admire the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The vehicle could very possibly be the least-aerodynamic sports car on the face off the planet that's capable of knocking off 200 mph. How does it do it? Lots and lots of power. Ford completely reworked the vehicle's drivetrain for 2013, ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible is fast, expensive and already sold out
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    Jaguar has pulled the covers off its 2012 XKR-S Convertible here at the LA Auto Show, the droptop variant of the XKR-S Coupe which arrived earlier this year. Fitted with a power-operated folding cloth roof, the two-door takes its passengers from shade to sun in just 18 seconds at the touch of a ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Ford Mustang and Boss 302 nose into LA Convention Center
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    Ford has officially unveiled the 2013 Mustang at the 2011 LA Auto Show, complete with its new nose. The design incorporates a more upright, prominent grille with redesigned fenders and a hood to match. Speaking of the hood, GT models feature functional heat extractors to keep the engine bay as ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Liberty Arctic Editions chill out in sunny SoCal
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    Jeep may not have anything big to show us here in Los Angeles, but that doesn't mean the automaker has arrived empty-handed. New for 2012, Jeep has released special Arctic Editions of both the Wrangler and Liberty SUVs, and the icy duo make their debut here at the LA Auto Show. On both models, ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth brings the scorpion's sting to North America
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    Excited as we were for the launch of the Fiat 500 in the United States, we've really just been waiting for this: the 500 Abarth. You see, Fiat's scorpion-branded tuning house has laid its hands on a host of models over in Europe, and now that we're finally seeing the performance fruits of the ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Lincoln MKS hits the Hollywood spotlight
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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and for Lincoln, that all-important first stride is represented by the 2013 MKS. The big Lincoln sedan has been given a mid-cycle refresh that includes upgraded power, a newly refined suspension and a restyled beak, all of which are on ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Green Car of the Year is the Honda Civic Natural Gas
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    The 2012 Green Car of the Year award was snagged from the electric and diesel jaws of its competitors by the Honda Civic Natural Gas. In a year full of standard gasoline powertrain alternatives, the Civic beat out the Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius V and the Volkswagen Passat ...

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    Los Angeles: Ford Fiesta ST Concept is a five-door street tough
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    If you're wondering about the future of Ford powertrains, the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and the 2013 Ford Escape should provide all the clues you need. The entry-level crossover features a pair of EcoBoost four-cylinder engines and exactly zero V6 options. The smallest EcoBoost displaces only ...

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    Los Angeles: Honda Fit EV available in 2012 for lease only, $399 per month *UPDATE
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    The idea of a all-electric Honda Fit is nothing new, but the details of the production version that will come to the United States next summer are, well, also nothing new. As announced today, the all-electric Fit will only be available through a lease program, probably for $399 per month. What's ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG offers all-weather, all-family rapid transit
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    We posted the official pictures from Mercedes-Benz earlier this week, but it wasn't until today that the 2012 ML63 AMG was revealed in the flesh. Muscle arrives in the form of the now-familar twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8, which replaces the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8. No need to ...

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    Official: 2013 Lincoln MKT shows its toothier grin
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    The Lincoln MKT has never sold well since it hit the market back in 2010, but Ford is hoping to change that with a refresh for 2013. The three-row Lincoln crossover will receive an all new front fascia with a whole lot more vertical slats in the grille and no more intersecting horizontal bar. The ...

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    Official: 2013 Lincoln MKS evolves new nose, bigger brakes
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    Think about the position that Cadillac was in over a decade ago; that's about where Lincoln is today. The rebirth of a brand doesn't happen overnight, so until Lincoln debuts its next generation of fully redesigned and reimagined products, subtle evolution and continued refinement are the order ...

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    Los Angeles: We obsessively covered Day 1 of the 2011 LA Auto Show
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    Take that, LA Auto Show! We've emerged from Day 1 of the show having covered the biggest debuts of the day, all of which are assembled below for your easy perusal. Take a look and we'll be back tomorrow to give this auto show the second of our patented one-two punch. Jaguar C-X16 ...

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