Archive for 2019

Nov
22
Tesla Cybertruck, Cybertruck Design

Does Tesla’s Cybertruck (bottom) echo the designs of the Delorean DMC-12 (top left) and/or the largely forgotten ARK II truck?

We’ve seen this truck someplace before…

Riding the coattails of the media buzz following the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show press days, electric-car manufacturer Tesla hosted an invitation-only reveal event last night for its forthcoming electric pickup: the Cybertruck.

Nov
22
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary, 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary in Pearl White/Solid Red two-tone paint

2015 Audi Q52020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 230

Fuel used: 13.2 gallons

Nov
21
2020 Mazda CX-30

2020 Mazda CX-30

Los Angeles Auto ShowMazda joins the ranks of automakers offering more crossovers than cars with the addition of the CX-30 shown at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Slotted between the company’s CX-3 subcompact and CX-5 compact crossovers, this makes the fourth crossover in Mazda’s stable, which also includes the midsize, 3-row CX-9.

Nov
20
2020 Porsche Taycan 4S

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S

Los Angeles Auto ShowAlthough it’s hardly “new” — it’s been known about for some time — the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show marks the first U.S. public appearance for the trendsetting Porsche Taycan all-electric midsize sedan.

All electric? … In a Porsche?!?

Nov
20
2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia Seltos

Los Angeles Auto ShowAmidst all the expensive and electric vehicles promoted at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show sits the 2021 Kia Seltos subcompact crossover, which is neither. As such, it’s probably of greater interest to a more conventionally minded audience.

Nov
20
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Los Angeles Auto ShowAt the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced the first-ever plug-in-hybrid version of its recently redesigned RAV4 compact SUV. Toyota says the 2021 RAV4 Prime is the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever, in addition to being the most fuel-efficient.

Nov
20
Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion Concept

2020 Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion Concept

Los Angeles Auto ShowJoining the fleet of new electric vehicles being shown at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show is a concept from Volkswagen — with a twist … actually, more than one.

Called the ID Space Vizzion (not a typo), it’s the seventh concept to be built off Volkswagen’s MEB platform, which hosts the company’s upcoming electric vehicles. But unlike the usual range-efficient electric cars or more practical electric crossovers, the ID Space Vizzion is an electric station wagon.

Nov
20
 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Los Angeles Auto ShowAlthough there is much new for the 2020 versions of Hyundai’s Ioniq “electrified” compact hatchbacks shown at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the biggest news comes in the full-electric version, which gets a bigger battery and greatly increased range.

Nov
20
Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Los Angeles Auto ShowFor many people, the most practical way to take best advantage of vehicle electrification is with a plug-in hybrid, which combines some electric-only drive range with the backup of a gas engine for longer trips. While pure-electric vehicles get the bulk of press coverage these days, Hyundai recognizes that plug-ins still make a lot of sense, as illustrated by the Vision T Concept introduced at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Nov
20
2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Editions

2020 Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary Editions (That’s an original 1970 Challenger in the background)

Los Angeles Auto ShowDodge introduced 50th Anniversary Edition Challengers with available “retro” colors at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Offered on the rear-drive Challenger GT (V6), R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and R/T Scat Pack Widebody, the 50th Anniversary package includes a Shaker hood scoop (on all but the GT) and a choice of high-impact colors: “Blast from the past” TorRed, F8 Green, and Go Mango, along with new Frostbite, Hellraisin, Sinamon Stick, and Gold Rush. Each 50th Anniversary model includes gold badging, black-painted hood, roof, and deck, Nappa leather and Alcantara interior with carbon-fiber accents, and a unique gauge cluster with body-color badge.