November 2016

Subaru VIZIV-7 concept makes world debut in L.A.

(November 18, 2016) LAS ANGELES — Fuji Heavy Industries, the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, this week unveiled the Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Subaru VIZIV is a concept series embodying the future vision of car development for the “enjoyment and peace of mind” that Subaru wants to provide to customers.

New 2018 C-HR ushers in new chapter of Toyota style, versatility

(November 18, 2016) LOS ANGELES — An exciting next chapter in Toyota’s storied North American product history has been revealed under the lights of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Stylish, athletic, and tech-filled, the all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR — or, Coupe High-Rider — represents a leap forward in design, manufacturing, and engineering for Toyota.

Old Chevrolet 'beast of burden' found

This circa 1930 Chevrolet truck has survived its "beast of burden" lifestyle in Utah — at least for now. The first Chevrolet trucks went on sale in 1918, the same year that the Chevrolet Motor Company became part of GM, called the Model 490 Light Delivery.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

A limited edition Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet

(November 17, 2016) LOS ANGELES — The first cabriolet from the Mercedes-Maybach brand is celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This limited-production model, limited to 300 examples worldwide and to just 75 units in the U.S., includes high-end appointments in the interior make up part of the vehicle's special characteristics.

Alfa Romeo introduces new Stelvio sport utility

(November 17, 2016) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — As the second of a new generation of vehicles built on an all-new platform, the 2018 Stelvio epitomizes Alfa Romeo’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit, delivering race-inspired performance, real-world driving confidence, state-of-the-art technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size SUV segment.

L.A. surfers experience new Land Rover Discovery ahead of U.S. premiere

(November 16, 2016) LOS ANGELES — Big-wave surf legend Laird Hamilton and members of the exclusive Silicon Beach Surfers club have given the new Land Rover Discovery the surfing seal of approval. Laird was joined by future surf star, eight-year-old Jett Prefontaine, and surfers from the exclusive Californian surf club at Point Mugu in Malibu, as he reconfigured the premium SUV’s seats from the water.

Chevy Colorado ZR2 a 'segment of one' among off-road pickups

(November 16, 2016) LOS ANGELES — Chevrolet proclaims that just as the introduction of the Chevrolet Colorado reset the bar for mid-size trucks, the new Colorado ZR2 is poised to reset expectations for off-road trucks. "Chevy’s new performance halo for the Colorado lineup will feature more off-road technology than any other mid-size pickup when it goes on sale," Chevrolet says.

Mazda launches all-new CX-5 crossover in Los Angeles

(November 16, 2016) LOS ANGELES — Mazda announced today that the all-new 2017 CX-5 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public Nov.18-27. With the all-new CX-5 crossover SUV, Mazda has further refined every element of its design and technology to offer new dimensions of driving pleasure. Taking the KODO — Soul of Motion design concept to a new level, the company has honed the car’s beauty, imparting a powerful combination of sophistication and strength.

Honda unveils sporty Civic Si Prototype completing 10th generation lineup

(November 16, 2016) LOS ANGELES — The Honda Civic Si Prototype made its global debut Tuesday, giving Honda enthusiasts a good look at the design and performance direction for the 2017 Civic Si coupe and Si sedan, both launching next year. The Civic Si Prototype will be on display at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show.

Mazda recalling 70,000 RX-8 models over fuel pump problem

(November 15, 2016) Mazda will recall about 70,000 RX-8 sports cars from the 2004-08 model years in the United States because of an issue with fuel pump sealing rings that may leak and catch fire, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.

"The affected vehicles have fuel pump sealing rings that may deteriorate due to exposure to heat from the engine or exhaust pipe," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement on its website.