LA Auto Show 2016

The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet is kinda ridiculous

The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet is kinda ridiculous

When you already have some of the most luxurious drop-tops in your line-up, how do you elevate open-air motoring to live up to the Maybach name? That's the challenge the Mercedes-Maybach team set itself, and the answer comes with this, the S 650 Cabriolet, at the LA Auto Show 2016. Hitting production in painfully small numbers, it's the hyper-luxe version of the S-Class convertible.

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America is finally ready for the 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Sportback

America is finally ready for the 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Sportback

Sometimes America gets what it wants, and sometimes it has to wait. In the case of the 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Sportback, the US launch has been some time coming. Fresh to the LA Auto Show 2016 this week, the slope-backed five-door coupes are finally making the jump from Europe.

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Now Alfa Romeo has an SUV, and we have so many questions

Now Alfa Romeo has an SUV, and we have so many questions

Alfa Romeo may not be the first automaker you associate with an SUV, but the crossover craze waits for no-one and the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the result. Launched today at the LA Auto Show, the luxury SUV takes the styling of the Giulia sedan and inflates it for the elevated driving position crossover fans lust after. Of course, since this is an Alfa we're talking about, there's a performance option for those with speed in mind.

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2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO First Drive: A modest performance proposal

2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO First Drive: A modest performance proposal

It seems like only a month or so ago that I was behind the wheel of the new 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo, the first forced-induction version of the Japanese brand's volume-selling compact sedan. Flash-forward to the eve of the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, and here I am again, hand on the six-speed shifter of yet another turbocharged Sentra - this one bearing the NISMO badge.

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Aston Martin Vanquish S boosts power, style & eye-watering price

Aston Martin Vanquish S boosts power, style & eye-watering price

As good ideas go, taking what's acknowledged as one of the most beautiful Super GT cars and making it more powerful, even better looking, and more refined can't really be argued with. Figure us to be fans of the new Aston Martin Vanquish S, then, freshly announced for the LA Auto Show this week. It now musters up to 592 HP, and the British automaker promises that power will be delivered more smoothly and promptly than before.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid priced up for eco-luxury next year

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid priced up for eco-luxury next year

Cadillac has taken the wraps off its newest electrified car, and after the underwhelming reception to the ELR, it's taking no chances this time around. The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is set to hit North American dealerships in the spring of next year, taking the previously-released and well-received CT6 sedan as its basis, and then throwing in an electric powertrain. Together, the gas and electric systems are good for over 400 miles of range.

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Jaguar I-PACE Concept previews Model X rivaling EV for 2018

Jaguar I-PACE Concept previews Model X rivaling EV for 2018

Concept cars are usually flights of design fancy, but nobody at Jaguar got the memo about being wildly impractical when designing the new I-PACE Concept EV. Making its striking debut at the LA Auto Show 2016 today, the beautiful concept takes a homegrown EV platform good for 0-60 mph in around 4.0 seconds and combines it with styling cues from the F-PACE and C-X75 concept. Best of all, this is no flight of far-off fancy: Jaguar says we can expect a production version of the I-PACE Concept in 2018.

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Ford EcoSport cute ute unveiled at 2016 LA Auto Show

Ford EcoSport cute ute unveiled at 2016 LA Auto Show

The burgeoning cute 'ute scene just got that much bigger, thanks to tonight's introduction of the Ford EcoSport. Perhaps 'introduction' is too strong of a word - the EcoSport has been on sale for more than 10 years all around the world, but has thus far eluded American buyers.

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Jeep reveals two new Renegade models: Deserthawk & Altitude

Jeep reveals two new Renegade models: Deserthawk & Altitude

Just ahead of next week's 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep has taken the wraps off two new special edition trims of its Renegade crossover SUV. The first is the desert-themed (and thus appropriately named) Deserthawk, while the second is the Altitude, a trim design that has appeared on several other Jeep models. Both vehicles will be appearing at the LA Auto Show, but you can check out the details now right here.

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Nissan announces JUKE Black Pearl, 2017 Versa Note ahead of LA Auto Show

Nissan announces JUKE Black Pearl, 2017 Versa Note ahead of LA Auto Show

Nissan is going to have a lot to show off at the LA Auto Show next week, and it's decided to announce a couple of these new cars a little early. Both the Nissan Versa Note and the JUKE Black Pearl Edition were announced today. While we're getting an idea of what to expect, both cars will get a formal introduction once the LA Auto Show is underway.

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Audi gives its R8 supercar laser vision

Audi gives its R8 supercar laser vision

There's little that can't be improved with lasers, and Audi's 2017 R8 V10 plus exclusive is no different, the first car in the US to bear laser headlights. Set to be revealed at the LA Auto Show 2016 in just a couple of weeks time, the V10 coupe is the first of the automaker's production cars to incorporate laser light technology for the US market; it'll be exceedingly rare, too, coming in a short-run edition of just 25. Does it make a difference? We can tell you that it certainly does, having had the opportunity to test a 2017 R8 V10 plus under some interesting circumstances - on the track in the dead of night.

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