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VW Passat GT Could Debut In Los Angeles With 280 HP 8
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LA Auto Show, Reports, VW, VW Passat on 08 8th, 2017


The Volkswagen Passat has been described as appliance-like but it appears the automaker is preparing to spice up the model with a new performance-oriented variant.
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Mercedes-AMG To Introduce ’53’ Line Of Vehicles 8
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, LA Auto Show, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, Reports on 08 8th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce a fleet of AMG 53 branded vehicles from 2018 as it looks to continue the expansion of its performance models.
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Mercedes-AMG To Introduce ’53’ Line Of Vehicles 8
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, LA Auto Show, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, Reports on 08 8th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce a fleet of AMG 53 branded vehicles from 2018 as it looks to continue the expansion of its performance models.
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BMW i8 Roadster Could Debut In Los Angeles 7
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW i8, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, LA Auto Show, Reports on 08 7th, 2017


BMW has been hinting at the possibility of an i8 Roadster ever since the company unveiled the i8 Spyder concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Coming With 2.0Lt Turbo, Diesel Option Slated For 2019 22
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, LA Auto Show, Reports on 07 22nd, 2017


New information came to light about the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler after a secret meeting between FCA and select Jeep dealers. JLWrangler Forums got some of the meeting’s details, including powertrain options, via an anonymous source.
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All-New Mercedes-Benz CLS Looks Almost Ready For Its Premiere 19
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, LA Auto Show, mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 07 19th, 2017


After renewing the entire E-Class lineup, Mercedes-Benz is now working on a new generation of the CLS, which will use the same underpinnings as the executive model.
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Upcoming Mercedes CLS To Be Offered With A Hybrid AMG Engine 30
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, LA Auto Show, mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Reports on 06 30th, 2017


According to a recent report, the next-generation Mercedes CLS will become the first model to be offered with a hybridized AMG engine.
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Future Cars: 2018 Nissan Leaf Keeps Things Familiar 25
Mar
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in Electric Vehicles, featured, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Future Cars, LA Auto Show, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Scoops, Scoops on 03 25th, 2017


Nissan’s Leaf was a breath of fresh air when launched back in 2010; a modern-looking, compact hatch that helped bring electric motoring within reach of the average consumer. Yet despite strong sales, the competition has stepped up its game with more recent EV entries like Chevrolet’s Bolt.

Not to be left behind, the Japanese manufacturer has been hard at work developing the next generation version. What will it look like and what can we expect? Well let’s delve further:

IDS Concept-Inspired Styling

In 2015, Nissan revealed the IDS autonomous EV concept, which was said to be a strong pointer for the next Leaf. Fast forward to today, and whilst elements of the show car will make into production, the overall look is worlds apart.

Instead, the new EV will be a visual crossbreed between the latest Micra supermini and out-going Leaf. Frontal styling will be headlined by a mono-tooth, V-Motion grille, chiseled lower bumper and wedge-shaped headlamps.

The view from the side will be fairly conventional; tall and stubby proportions, floating roof and a blacked-out C-Pillar up-kink (not too different to the Chevy Bolt) are the go here. Out back, the hatch will be dominated by horizontal thin-wedge tail lamps and a subtle rear diffuser.

Under The Skin

Perhaps the biggest nuisance with the current Leaf is the limited range. At 107 miles, it lags behind Chevrolet’s Bolt (238 miles), the upcoming Tesla Model 3 (at least 215 miles), Hyundai Ioniq EV (124 miles) and BMW’s quirky i3 (114 miles). 
It’s believed that Nissan will remedy this by offering both 40 kWh and 60-kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery packs, with the latter providing range well past the 200 mile mark. This should see an increase in performance too, perhaps with the 0-60 sprint nudging into the 7-second bracket for the larger battery version.

Self-Driving Capabilities

At January’s Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan revealed the next-generation Leaf would be equipped with its own ProPilot autonomous driving technology.

This will allow the new Leaf to be operated in self-drive mode, on single lane highway environments. Further updates over time, will extend capabilities to include multi-lane self-driving and a Seamless Autonomous Mobility command centre – for self-drive vehicles caught up in problematic situations.

On The Street

Look for a world premiere of the 2018 Leaf this fall, with pricing, features and specs to be announced at that time. Deliveries are tipped to start before Christmas.

Finally, what do you think – has Nissan done enough to lure more mainstream buyers into the electric car fold? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

By Josh Byrnes

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New Kia Stonic Is Korea’s Take On The Fiat 500X And Nissan Juke 22
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Scoops, LA Auto Show, Scoops on 03 22nd, 2017


With both Hyundai and Kia tipped to launch sub-compact crossovers that will challenge the likes of the Nissan Juke, this relatively new segment is about to get a lot more crowded.
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Here’s How The Rezvani Beast Alpha’s SideWinder Doors Operate 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LA Auto Show, new cars, Rezvani, video on 11 23rd, 2016


Rezvani Motors' latest product, the Beast Alpha, is not just appealing to look at, but it also features a unique door layout, named 'SideWinder'.
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Fiat 500e Crashed During Test Drive At LA Show, Six People Injured [w/Video] 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat Videos, LA Auto Show, Offbeat News, Reports, video on 11 22nd, 2016


Emergency services were called at the Los Angeles Convention Center, on Monday, after a test drive went wrong.
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Buick Avista Concept Still Makes Us Wish They’d Build It 21
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Buick, Buick Concepts, concepts, LA Auto Show on 11 21st, 2016


More than 10 months after we've caught an initial glimpse of the Buick Avista in Detroit, the study has been taken to the 2016 LA Auto Show, for a local premiere.
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BMW M760i xDrive Flexes Its 600 HP V12 Muscle In LA 20
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 7-Series, LA Auto Show on 11 20th, 2016


Some people cannot do without a V12, and this is BMW's bet when it comes to pricing the M760i xDrive at $16,800 more over the latest Alpina B7.
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2017 Jeep Compass Brings High Levels Of Versatility To Compact SUV Segment 19
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, Jeep, Jeep Compass, LA Auto Show, new cars on 11 19th, 2016


Jeep's all-new 2017 Compass is meant to further expand the brand's global reach, aiming for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.
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Acura Precision Concept Moves To The West Coast, Calls LA Home 19
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, concepts, LA Auto Show on 11 19th, 2016


Acura's beak-less study that took this year's Detroit Motor Show by storm is on display at the 2016 LA Auto Show, waiting for visitors to check out its crafted surfaces.
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