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    LA 2009: Luna and Toby model the 2010 Honda Element Dog Friendly package
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    Luna, left, and Toby, model the Honda Element Dog Friendly edition - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda certainly can't be accused of running a dog and pony show here at the LA Auto Show, because there were no ponies. They did, however, have the adorable Luna and Toby on hand to ...

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    LA 2009: Hands-on with Hughes and Mercedes-Benz's new telematics apps
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    Hughes Telematics recently announced its partnership with Mercedes-Benz on the automaker's new line of "mbrace" mobile telematics solutions. The system, which connects mbrace-equipped vehicles with an app installed on the user's Apple iPhone or RIM Blackberry, allows people to lock and unlock ...

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    LA 2009: Galpin Motors makes up for Aston Martin no-show, brings the whole lineup
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    Galpin Aston Martin at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    It's been a meager LA Auto Show this year for exotic cars. Many didn't even show up, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Bentley. Aston Martin wasn't on the list as well, but to our surprise their ...

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    LA 2009: Audi A3 TDI named 2010 Green Car of the Year in diesel repeat
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    Audi A3 TDI - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the LA Auto Show this morning, the Audi A3 TDI was crowned the 2010 Green Car of the Year, wresting the title away from last year's winner, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Even though three hybrids made this year's list of finalists, the A3's ...

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    LA 2009: Bye-bye boxy, hello 2010 Hyundai Tucson
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    2010 Hyundai Tucson - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai just took the wraps off their all new 2010 Tucson CUV. A right-sized (i.e. compact) crossover designed in Frankfurt, Germany – as opposed to the California designed Sonata we saw yesterday – but still uses Hyundai's ...

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    Best Buy Geek Squads to start testing Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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    Mitsubishi Geek Squad i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Mitsubishi didn't unveil any new vehicles at the LA Auto Show today, company president Osamu Masuko did announce the latest step in his company's plan to bring plug-in vehicles to North America. The vehicle – ...

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    LA 2009: BMW ActiveHybrids get North American debut; 7 Series model priced from $103,125
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    BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW took advantage of California's proclivity for greenwashing to give its ActiveHybrid models their North American debuts at the LA Auto Show. Just for good measure they also brought along the incredible Vision Efficient Dynamics ...

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    LA 2009: Ford Taurus and Volvo XC60 named International Car and Truck of the Year
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    Ford Taurus and Volvo VX60 named International Car of the Year – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hold onto your hats folks, because while magazine award ceremonies appear to be just about finished, the auto show trophies are just starting to be handed out. This time, it's the ...

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    LA 2009: Land Rover brings Autobiography package to 2010 Range Rover Sport
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    2010 Range Rover Sport Autobiography - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We can't figure out exactly what the name Autobiography is supposed to convey, but Land Rover seems to think it's a fitting name to put on its top-of-the-line Range Rover models. Last year, they pulled the wraps off the ...

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    UPDATE: U.S. bound Mitsubishi Colt will be an all-new global small car
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    Yesterday, we reported that Mitsubishi is bringing its small, B-segment Colt to our shores. And that's true, mostly. What we've learned between now and then is that Mitsu isn't bringing over the current Colt, but rather the replacement for the current Colt, i.e. the next Colt. In fact, Mitsubishi ...

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    LA 2009: Buick rendering teases new compact sedan
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    Buick Compact Sedan Rendering - Click above for high-res image
    Buick officially took the wraps of its 2011 Regal at the LA Auto Show, and in addition to showing off its sportier side, General Motors' reborn Lexus competitor confirmed its intentions to produce a compact sedan – and here's ...

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    LA 2009: Lawsuit-happy U.S. kills chances for Lotus Exige Scura, but we'll get something similar
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    Lotus Exige Stealth - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We had a chance to chat with Lotus USA spokesman Kevin Smith at the LA Auto Show and he shared a bit of news with us. He confirmed that while we unfortunately won't be getting the limited edition Exige Scura/Stealth that debuted at the ...

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    LA 2009: Lexus LFA wireframe cutaway wows us
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    2011 Lexus LFA wireframe cutaway - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Wow. Lexus brought their new LFA supercar to the LA Auto Show this year. That might not seem particularly wow-worthy, but it definitely becomes more surprising when you hear that they actually brought an LFA and a half. ...

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    2010 Hyundai Tucson makes the drive to America
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    2010 Hyundai Tucson – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai's second big unveiling for the LA Auto Show is its next-generation Tucson, its compact crossover. Like the Sonata sedan, we've actually already seen the Tucson for some time now, as it previously debuted South Korea and ...

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    LA 2009: Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition is sportier, less expensive
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    2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery
    So often, the tag of "Special Edition" comes with a not-so-special price increase. Fortunately for Subaru fans, the newly-introduced Impreza WRX STI Special Edition is actually less costly. At $32,995 it's ...

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    LA 2009: Mini owns its inner Bulldog
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    Leashed Mini Cooper S Clubman - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mini may be many things, but stuffy they're not. When your business consists of selling tiny hatchbacks with sports car handling at a near luxury price, you really can't take yourself too seriously all the time. Mini ad ...

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    LA 2009: Ford shows off some Fiesta possibilities
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    2011 Ford Fiesta by Ford Custom Accessories - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While introducing the folks at the LA Auto Show to the American-market 2011 Ford Fiesta, Ford decided to go a step further. They didn't just show the production sedan and hatchback, they also showed off the ...

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    LA 2009: Meet the "all-American" 2011 Kia Sorento
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    2011 Kia Sorento- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Perhaps the most important fact about the all new Kia Sorento isn't that it's a "right-sized" compact CUV. If Kia's boundless enthusiasm is any indication, the most important fact is that the 2011 Sorento is the first Kia designed and built ...

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    LA 2009: Audi R8 Spyder is shown again, this time in red
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    2010 Audi R8 Spyder - Click above for high-res image gallery
    This isn't the first time we've seen the drop-top Audi R8 Spyder. Images were leaked in early September, and we were there in Frankfurt for its official debut. That said, its unveiling at the LA Auto Show was less than climactic... ...

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    LA 2009: Audi e-tron, orange you terribly sad it was repainted
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    Audi e-tron concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We weren't exactly electrified by Audi's e-tron concept when it debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in blazing red paint this past September, but we did like the color. So, when the e-tron reappeared at the LA Auto Show this week ...

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