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    Report: Toyota gunning for 200k RAV4 sales per year
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    Toyota just unveiled the 2013 RAV4 at the 2012 LA Auto Show, and according to a report in Ward's Auto, the automaker already has high hopes for strong sales of its new model. Bill Fay, Toyota's vice president of marketing, is expecting sales of 200,000 units in 2013 – a jump over the ...

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    Official: Saleen 351 announced with 700 HP
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    With Steve Saleen back at the helm of his namesake automaker, another recognizable name is reappearing in the Saleen sports car lineup. As previewed by the above rendering at the LA Auto Show, the Saleen 351 returns after a 13-year absence with 700 horsepower under the hood – take that ...

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    Official: Kia launching Uvo 2.0 in 2014 Sorento
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    Along with all the new model introductions hitting the stages of the LA Auto Show, automakers made plenty of announcements in regards to technology heading into the show. Chevrolet's MyLink will be adding Siri and Ford is reportedly preparing some more updates for its MyFord Touch and My Lincoln ...

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    Los Angeles: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 LA Auto Show Debuts
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    Well, we've tied the bow on yet another Los Angeles Auto Show. And while we're still here soaking up some of the SoCal sun (okay, so it's actually raining a little), it's time to look back and decide what new models grabbed our attention in the best way possible while we perused the LA Convention ...

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    Los Angeles: We obsessively covered the 2012 LA Auto Show
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    That's all she wrote, boys and girls. The Los Angeles Auto Show has come to a close; we've packed our bags and are heading back to our respective home cities (well, except for those of us who actually live in the City of Angels). But before we turn off our laptops and prepare for departure, we ...

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    Los Angeles: Mitsubishi celebrates 30th anniversary in US with Outlander Sport Limited Edition
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    The hurrah of the last kind for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is this Limited Edition that celebrates 30 years of Mitsubishi Motors in North America. Built in North America as well, the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition gets numerous black trim pieces outside, such as the center bumper, side ...

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    Los Angeles: Welcome to the basement of the 2012 LA Auto Show
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    As much as we love to cover the mainstream part of the LA show each year – important debuts, fresh concepts, splashy presentations, etc. – we reserve a special place in our hearts for the tuner/aftermarket/toys/games/odd stuff that can always be found on the basement level of the Los ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander unveiled with new look, standard seating for seven
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    The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander wears the new face previewed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, and adds a host of features on top of its seven standard chairs. Ditching the shark-nosed Lancer-inspired front has reduced drag, increased use of high-tensile steel means a 200-pound weight ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Decade Editions evoke retro eras
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    Volkswagen has introduced three special edition Beetle Convertible models to celebrate the droptop's launch. The vehicles are designed to evoke three distinct decades in American cultural history: the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s, says the automaker. The '50s Edition (front in the above image) ...

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    Los Angeles: Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept is mean, clean and green
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    As we mentioned earlier this month, the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force concept was built as an entrant for this year's LA Design Challenge. The radical concept, visualizing what a rugged vehicle will look like more than a decade in the future, takes some of its styling cues from the Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Mazda CX-9 gets all Kodo-fied
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    Introduced in 2007, the Mazda CX-9 is a seven-passenger full-size crossover sharing its platform with the Ford Edge. Now entering its seventh year in showrooms, Mazda has again treated it to a mild mid-cycle facelift (it was also updated for the 2010 model year). Physically speaking, the front ...

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    Los Angeles: Fashion designer Jeremy Scott gives Smart Fortwo Electric some wing bling [w/video]
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    If you were to gaze upon the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and ponder what you might add to sort of, you know, set it off a bit, you probably wouldn't consider adding a pair of wings. That's because you are not Jeremy Scott. He, on the other hand, would do exactly that. And has. That's right, that ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Subaru Forester finally steps in front of the camera
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    Although we already know what the 2014 Subaru Forester looks like, and we've even driven it, we have not actually been able to snap any first-hand pictures of Subie's redesigned crossover... until now. Sitting on stage at the LA Auto Show for its official US debut, we finally get to see what the ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is as homely as it is hugely practical
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    It ain't a looker, but the Ford Transit Connect Wagon is more functional than a Gobot and has returned the word "mini" to The Blue Oval's van selection. Ford is screaming from the Transit Connect Wagon's optional panoramic roof that it's "anticipating up to" 30 highway miles per gallon for buyers ...

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    Los Angeles: Lexus LF-LC Concept goes blue, remains happy
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    Until the day when we can see a production version of the Lexus LF-LC Concept, we'll just make do with seeing the sleek two-door in different colors for now. After first showing us the car in a Candy Apple Red color at the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus has brought its LF-LC Blue (in a deep ocean blue) ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Honda Crosstour tiptoes onto the floor
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    Honda has pulled the sheet on the redesigned Crosstour here in LA, showing a car that is more refined, perhaps, than the outgoing model, but still not exactly what we'd call "a looker." The usual suspects have been addressed in this refresh: the Crosstour's front fascia, fenders and side skirts ...

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    Los Angeles: Ciao Bella, Lamborghini's Aventador Roadster looks smoking hot in LA
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    After having all of the official details dropped a few weeks ago, and judging the significance of the price tag just a bit later, we're finally getting our first look at Lamborghini's newest drool-inducer, the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. News flash: It's just as good-looking in person as it is in ...

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    Los Angeles: Volkswagen Eos won't be replaced, Golf Cabriolet possible?
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    This week's Los Angeles Auto Show plays host to the coming out party for the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, which once again gives the German automaker a pair of four-seat convertibles clustered within striking distance of each other's price ranges. That won't be the case for long, however, ...

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    Los Angeles: Ford Fusion wins 2013 Green Car Of The Year
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    After three years that saw a diesel, a plug-in and a natural gas vehicle win Green Car Journal's Green Car of the Year award, the Ford Fusion won the title this year at the start of the second day of the LA Auto Show. The Fusion was nominated in part because it has a variety of powertrain ...

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    Los Angeles: Jaguar F-Type greets US, shows off range of personalization
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    While the debut of the XFR-S is likely fresh on everyone's minds and browser windows, the other big story of late at Jaguar is the F-Type coupe and convertible. Originally unveiled in Paris, the LA show was the first opportunity that the sub-XK performance machine will be seen Stateside. However, ...

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