261 Articles

The best of the best from the City of Angels

AOL Autos Editor-in-Chief David Kiley highlights the latest cars and concepts at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. This year's show features plenty of exciting new models like Ford's Transit Connect Wagon, BMW's i3 Coupe, Mazda's clean diesel 6 and Volkswagen's Beetle Convertible.

2012 Infiniti M35 hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

2012 Infiniti M35 hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Yes, the Nissan Murano convertible is going to happen, and not only is it coming to the LA Auto Show, but now it has a name: The Murano CrossCabriolet.

Saab 9-4X Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We don't need to remind you that saving weight in vehicles is pretty much the same thing as saving fuel. The hard part, of course, is building a vehicle that comes from the factory with as little excess weight as possible while still providing all the safety features and other options that people expect in their cars today. Maybe young designers can help us figure out the best way to thread this needle.

As much as we were hoping that it was nothing more than an elaborate internet hoax by a talented Photoshopper, we're getting closer and closer to slotting this one away in the Silly But Apparently True file. According to Inside Line, the oft-rumored Nissan Murano convertible is indeed coming to an auto show near you, starting late this year at the LA Auto Show.

2010 Porsche Cayman S – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Nissan Quest teasers – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan V2G -- Click above for high-res image gallery

MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts - Click above for high-res image gallery

Volkswagen Up! Lite concept - Click above for high-res gallery

Volkswagen Up! Lite concept - Click above for high-res gallery

Did you miss our coverage of the

Just some of the beauty in LA - Click above for high-res image gallery

Faurecia's eco-friendly technologies - Click above for high-res image gallery

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery

Billabong Toyota Venza - Click above for high-res image gallery

/ 13