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Hyundai fortifies top of light truck lineup with Palisade

The Palisade is the latest addition to Hyundai's campaign to rework its car-heavy lineup with a batch of new, redesigned or freshened light trucks. Hyundai's biggest utility vehicle to date, the Palisade rides on a new chassis, goes on sale next summer and will be produced in Ulsan, Korea.

Jeep forges long-delayed dream of a pickup with 2020 Gladiator

Fiat Chrysler's Jeep, after a nearly 14-year tease of just-over-the-horizon promises ...

Prius AWD-e, Corolla Hybrid underscore Toyota's pledge to cars

The addition of an all-wheel-drive Prius and a hybrid Corolla reflect Toyota's ...

Audi e-tron GT concept: Fast charging, supercar-like handling

The Audi e-tron GT concept is a performance electric sportback sedan capable of ...

Lincoln uses just a touch of blue to mark its plug-in

The design change is also an understated nod to the brand's historic blue V-12 engine badge, found on Lincoln vehicles like the Zephyr.

Meet Hyundai, the truckmaker

Hyundai is forging ahead with marketing campaigns that tout its "family of SUVs."

As cars slide, Toyota leans in

In a market that's tilted 70-30 toward light trucks, why does Toyota bother to invest in cars? Because in that smaller market, Toyota is a giant. And it has even more elbow room now that the Detroit 3 have decided to vacate several car segments.

Byton bullish about 2019 electric SUV production

In many ways, the story of Byton sounds like so many fledgling automotive companies backed by Chinese investors. The company has outlined grand plans to reinvent traditional business models. It has pinned its fortunes on an electric powertrain.

Charging ahead in L.A.

Automakers apparently made a pact that if a concept was being shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year, it had to be electric. Here's a look at those select few concepts that made their show debuts last week.


Hits and misses from the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Volvo picks Polestar 2 to debut embedded Google Android

Volvo's first model with Google's Android operating system embedded into the car will be the Polestar 2, a rival to the Tesla Model 3.

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Lincoln ready for 'takeoff' with Aviator crossover

The new rear-wheel-drive crossover, which Lincoln President Joy Falotico says could "absolutely" become its best-selling nameplate, comes in both gasoline and plug-in hybrid form.

BMW, after 10-year wait, rolls out 3-row monster SUV

In the X7, BMW now has its own three-row luxury cruiser to challenge the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Cadillac Escalade and Lexus LX, and it only took the German carmaker a decade.

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From L.A. Show: Jeep enters pickup arena with Gladiator; BMW's biggest player in CUV market; '19 Car, Utility and Truck of the Year finalists; Ford to cut shifts, reassign workers.

Kia Niro EV on deck with 239-mile range

Kia is expanding the Niro lineup next year with a battery electric version of the subcompact crossover that can drive 239 miles on a single charge.

VW expands electric lineup with big, small cargo haulers

Volkswagen is signaling the broad range of its coming electric vehicle portfolio with a pair of production-intent commercial concepts aimed at delivering cargo under battery power.

Kia's 2020 Soul: New platform, same quirky styling

The third-generation 2020 Kia Soul receives a new platform, sleeker headlights and more sculpted lines but keeps the trademark quirky looks that have made it standout on the road.

Nissan spruces up Murano for 2019

Nissan is giving the Murano a nip and tuck for the 2019 model year as the automaker looks to keep the midsize crossover competitive in a growing and increasingly crowded segment.

High-tech Mazda3 packs 5 engines, new styling, bevy of safety features

As GM and Ford bail out of small cars and replace them with crossovers, Mazda is betting big that a technically advanced upscale version of the compact Mazda3, including a diesel engine, can defy the odds.

Honda seeks off-road chops with revived Passport

Honda is waging a big bet Americans will continue embracing light trucks by reviving the Passport and is packing the crossover with a 280-hp engine and off-road capabilities the company says will make it just as comfortable on sandy trails as city streets. With certain options, it's being billed as the most rugged Honda light truck ever.

Kia hints at redesigned Soul

Kia is following up on the glimpse of the tall taillights on the redesigned Soul by giving away nearly the whole design of the 2020 model, due to be unveiled Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Porsche boosts hp on retooled 911

The redesigned 2020 911 retains Porsche's venerable styling DNA but receives upgrades in horsepower, a new interior layout inspired by 1970s models, and 21st century driving conveniences.

Volvo, Luminar take big step in autonomous car development

Volvo and U.S. technology company Luminar say they have achieved a key advancement in lidar sensing and perception, a technology regarded as essential to making self-driving cars safe.

Rivian begins to build out portfolio with electric R1S SUV

Rivian Automotive's R1S, an electric SUV, won't stray too far from the vehicle the startup company showed on Monday, the R1T pickup.

Rivian Automotive's electric pickup breaks cover

Since its founding in 2009, much of what electric vehicle company Rivian Automotive was up to was done under stealth mode. That changes with its first vehicle debut, the R1T electric pickup.

Video teases Rivian vehicles

Rivian Automotive is set to debut two vehicles, an SUV and a pickup, this week at AutoMobility LA and teased at least one of them in a video on its YouTube channel.

Jeep pickup, Hyundai crossover lead L.A.'s busy slate

While Detroit increasingly struggles to draw the big names, this week's Los Angeles show has a busy slate of global debuts from several major brands -- domestic, European and Asian -- plus a few minor ones.

Volvo's surprise for the L.A. show? No cars

Volvo will break with auto show tradition in Los Angeles, where it will not have a single car on its stand. The idea is to underline that the disruption the industry is undergoing requires a fresh approach.

Subaru chooses Crosstrek for first plug-in hybrid

Subaru seeks to electrify at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the brand's first plug-in hybrid, a gasoline-electric version of the Crosstrek that arrives in U.S. dealerships by year end.

Jeep Gladiator pickup: A first look

Fiat Chrysler accidentally -- or maybe on purpose -- leaked pictures and specs of the new Jeep pickup that goes on sale next year. The eagle-eyed spies over at the Jeep Gladiator Forum, formerly the Jeep Scrambler Forum, caught a few details on an FCA website before the company took it down.

Kia to keep it funky with redesigned Soul at L.A. show

Kia keeps its boxy Soul urban runabout true to its funky inner spirit with the unveiling of the third generation at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show.

Hyundai Palisade crossover leaks ahead of L.A. debut

Days after the name Palisade was confirmed for Hyundai's newest large crossover, the first undisguised image of the three-row Palisade has been published by Autoreview.ru, ahead of the vehicle's official unveiling.

Next Mazda3 takes mild hybrid approach

Mazda pulls the curtains on its next-generation Mazda3 small car at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show, kicking off a new era of performance-oriented vehicle platforms and Skyactiv-X drivetrains.

Hyundai's new Palisade 3-row crossover set for L.A. debut

Hyundai will unveil the Palisade crossover, its big-bodied, three-row answer to the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse, at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show. It is one of two crossovers Hyundai is adding in 2019 as the company races to match the industry's rapid shift from cars to light trucks.

Mazda preps next Mazda3 with Skyactiv-X engine for L.A. debut

Mazda will pull the curtains on the next-generation Mazda3 small car at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show, kicking off a new era of performance-oriented vehicle platforms and Skyactiv-X drivetrains, all wrapped in a voluptuous new design language.

2019 Lincoln Aviator to bow at L.A. auto show

Lincoln plans to introduce the production version of the Aviator crossover in L.A., roughly eight months after it showed off a "production preview" in New York.

Luxury EV startup plans for AutoMobility LA debut

Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.

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