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    LA 2008: 2009 Audi Q5 makes its North American debut
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Audi Q5
    Although we've already seen the Audi Q5 in a variety of forms after its initial unveiling in Beijing this past July, the four-ringers decided to finally show off their cute 'ute in North America for the first time at the LA Auto Show. The ...

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    LA 2008: U.S. smart fortwo BRABUS is officially official
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the smart fortwo BRABUS
    The BRABUS edition of smart's diminutive little fortwo is, as we like to say, officially official as of yesterday when the brand pulled the wraps off the new-for-USA model. Unlike the Europeans who have had access to BRABUS smarts ...

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    LA 2008: Top 25 Desktop Wallpapers
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    Click above for a super high-res gallery of the 2008 L.A. Auto Show When the press conferences have died down and most of the cars have made their debuts, we like to roam the halls of the convention center and simply enjoy the cars. This also gives us a chance to take photos of the cars away from ...

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    LA 2008: Mazda takes top honors in Design Challenge
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    Click above for more renderings of the Mazda KAAN concept
    It wasn't the number one pick of our readers (earning the silver medal in your voting), but Mazda managed to take the top honors at the LA Design Challenge with its KAAN concept. The design itself is a fanciful look into a future where all ...

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    LA 2008: PWM offers adult Erector Set to build work benches
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the American Modular Tooling by PWM
    While heading out to our first press conference of the morning here at the LA Auto Show, we spotted this... this... thing. It sort of looks like a car, but is actually an adult Erector Set of sorts. Paul W. Marino Gages ...

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    LA 2008: Restyled Maserati Quattroporte makes North American debut
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Maserati Quattroporte S The updated Maserati Quattroporte made its debut at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year, but us Yanks are getting our first look at the LA Auto Show this week. The most noticeable new feature is the front grille that mimics the ...

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    LA 2008: Two Gumperts are uglier than one
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Gumpert Apollos In case you hadn't noticed, the Gumpert Apollo isn't the prettiest car. Its garish and over-emphasized styling make it look cartoonish, but what it lacks in the visual department is made up with one of the most capable chassis and motor ...

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    LA 2008: Kia's Soul-ful debut
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    Click above for more live shots of the Kia Soul in LA
    Kia put on quite a show today, prancing out a slew of new Souls at the LA Auto Show. Expected to drop as an early 2010 model in late '09, the new boxy Soul will go head-to-head with the equally-new Nissan Cube for the affections of ex-xB buyers ...

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    LA 2008: VW Jetta TDI named Green Car of the Year
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Green Car of the Year
    There are a few standouts in the emerging green sector of the U.S. auto market that are hitting the market in 2009. BMW's first clean diesel in the United States, the 335d, is one such vehicle that has torque-loving enthusiasts ...

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    LA 2008: Ferrari California comes home
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    Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Ferrari California The Ferrari California delves into new territory for Ferrari, both in theme and design. Many faithful to the marque may be against its styling, but the true test will be sales numbers. As Porsche has proved over the last few years, ...

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    LA 2008: Honda shows off Insight's Eco Assist dashboard
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Honda Insight Eco Assist dashboard
    There's more to driving green than just the car you choose. The way you pilot the vehicle makes a huge impact on your fuel mileage, and automakers are now beginning to endow their new wares with technology that ...

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    LA 2008: Hyundai approves HED-5 i-Mode for production
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of Hyundai HED-5 i-Mode
    We first saw Hyundai's rolling CUV shapeship, the HED-5 i-Mode, back in Geneva, but today at the LA Auto Show is the first time the Korean automaker has shown the car in the States. New to the crossover is a 2.0L gasoline direct ...

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    LA 2008: Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder unveiled LIVE
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder When we got word that Lamborghini was bringing a new model to the LA Auto Show, it wasn't hard to guess what it would be: the Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder. Sun-loving Californians would all drive convertibles if they could, ...

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    LA 2008: VW Race Touareg 2
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Race Touareg 2
    This is Volkswagens entrant in this weekend's Baja 1000: a spaceframe-chassis Touareg TDI with 75 cm of suspension travel competing in the top-dog Trophy Truck class and utilizing an oil-burning V12 with nearly 550 hp. That's a long way ...

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    LA 2008: Toyota shows off Camry CNG Hybrid
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    Click for high-res image gallery of the Toyoat CNG hybrid Camry
    Toyota isn't holding a press conference at the LA Auto Show this year, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have anything to show. The Prius purveyors have built a CNG-fueled Camry hybrid. According to Toyota spokesperson Jana Hartline, ...

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    LA 2008: 2010 Mercury Milan stays out of the fray
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Mercury Milan
    It's almost hard to believe that a few months ago Mercury was headed for the River Styx. Now it's slated to live, although life is only slowly returning. The Mercury Milan sat up on its plinth at the LA Auto Show today and didn't do much ...

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    LA 2008: the 2010 Mustang colonizes the interwebs
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Ford Mustang
    There isn't much more to say about the 2010 Ford Mustang, so we'll keep this brief. The new coupe and convertible, as standard versions, will get some of the upscale Bullitt treatment from the current Mustang, so life should be even ...

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    LA 2008: 2010 Mazda3 shows its smiling face [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Mazda3 sedan
    Mazda has unveiled its 2010 Mazda3 sedan here at the LA Auto Show and we managed to snap some nice shots off as it was spinning around on a huge rotating stand. It's a good looking car that Mazda says carries on its "family face" with ...

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    LA 2008: 2009 BMW 7 Series and Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid unveiled LIVE
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2009 BMW 7 Series
    We already knew pretty much everything there is to know about the U.S. 2009 7 Series, but BMW pulled the covers, both literally and symbolically, off its new range-topper right on schedule anyway. In person, the new 7 has much more ...

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    LA 2008: 2010 Lincoln MKZ unveiled
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Lincoln MKZ
    Lincoln's foray into the entry level luxury sedan market has gone through several changes over the past few years, starting with the introduction of the Zephyr in 2006 and evolving into the MKZ in 2007. In addition to the name change, ...

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