Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just a month away from release, and FIAT is not about to let you forget it. They've brought their very own custom-designed First Order Stormtrooper 2015 FIAT 500e to the LA Auto Show to guard the corner of the convention center. This black and white one-off was created by Garage Italia Customs, and will be appearing at the LA Auto Show through the end of the week. And no, you cannot buy it - unless you want to buy the standard edition and customize it yourself.
Lincoln has unveiled the 2017 MKZ, its latest luxury sedan, throwing in the company's latest design language, a new engine, and a better-equipped interior. It's an important model for Lincoln, too, the best-selling car in the company's current line-up. It's also a solid hybrid seller, with around 30-percent of all MKZ's having a combined gas-electric powertrain.
When the new 2016 MX-5 debuted more than a few MX-5 fans were disappointed to hear that the new car had less power than the old NC version that ended its run. The upside was that the new MX-5 was lighter than the old car meaning performance still improved. Then we heard that a Fiat version was in the works to be called the Fiat 124 Spider and that it might have more power.
Nissan, Sony, and Konami have teamed up to sponsor the UEFA Champions League, a Soccer league in Europe. Part of the tie up saw Nissan build the first automobile video game controller in the world in something dubbed "Project Controller." The controller uses a parked Nissan Qashqai crossover that is plugged into a PS4 game console.
Infiniti has unveiled a new crossover SUV that is called the QX30 hailed as a new premium offering for global markets. Infiniti says that the new crossover has the appearance that buyers expect from a crossover with signature Infiniti design cues that make the new car look like part of the Infiniti family. The QX30 is fitted with intelligent AWD.
Tesla's upcoming Model 3 isn't just expected to be surprisingly affordable, it's also set to be astonishingly slippery, if new leaks are anything to go by. The entry-level EV in Tesla's range is set to go on sale in two years time, but with the final design not set to be revealed until March next year, speculation is rife about what it could look like.
Bentley's first electric car could be a super-premium EV coupe based on the striking EXP-10 Speed 6 concept, the company's CEO has confirmed. Production plans for the green two-door - which was shown off for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show back in March - are still not guaranteed, though Bentley says customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
Honda's earnest tenth-gen Civic has spawned a whimsical cousin, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe, breaking cover at the LA Auto Show today. The new car will be offered with either a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine or Honda's new 1.5-liter turbo engine, which so impressed us in the Civic sedan, along with lashings of tech.
Lamborghini has added a new version of the hot Huracan to its line and whereas the original is an all-wheel drive exotic, this new version is a rear-wheel drive flavor for the purist. The RWD version of the Huracan is making its official debut this week at the LA Auto Show and the designation is the Huracan LP 580-2.
Jag has announced that it has plans to bring a new electric SUV to market and the car the styling will be based on might surprise you. According to reports the electric SUV will be based on the style that the C-X75 seen in the latest Bond flick Spectre. Jag says that some of the most flamboyant styling cues from that supercar will find their way to the new model.
Embattled Volkswagen isn’t letting the massive investigations into it and employees over the Dieselgate saga keep it from rolling out new models and special editions. The latest special edition is the new 2016 Beetle Dune. One glance at the Dune and anyone around long enough to remember the Bugs of yore will recognize the Dune as a throwback to the Baja Bugs that were everywhere in the ‘80s.