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In photos: Premieres, new cars and concepts of the 2015 LA Auto Show

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2015 LA Auto Show
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Lamborghini positions the RWD Huracan as a purer, more intense sports car experience
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Lamborghini positions the RWD Huracan as a purer, more intense sports car experience
The LP 580-2 has redesigned front and rear ends and new 19-in Kari wheels
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The LP 580-2 has redesigned front and rear ends and new 19-in Kari wheels
Lamborghini says the LP 580-2 weighs about 73 lb (33 kg) less than the 4WD Huracan
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Lamborghini says the LP 580-2 weighs about 73 lb (33 kg) less than the 4WD Huracan
Inside the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2
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Inside the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2
Porsche debuted the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, a race car aimed at amateur and club racers
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Porsche debuted the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, a race car aimed at amateur and club racers
The 385-hp, mid-engine Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
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The 385-hp, mid-engine Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
With about US$27K of options and destination charge added on, this Porsche 911 GT3 RS wears a list price of $203,715
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With about US$27K of options and destination charge added on, this Porsche 911 GT3 RS wears a list price of $203,715
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 Targa 4
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Porsche 911 Targa 4
This PacWest Adventure Sorento is one of four all-new custom cars that Kia developed for this month's SEMA Show
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This PacWest Adventure Sorento is one of four all-new custom cars that Kia developed for this month's SEMA Show
The PacWest Adventure Sorento stands 6 in higher than the stock car
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The PacWest Adventure Sorento stands 6 in higher than the stock car
Inspired by the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the PacWest Adventure Sorento is ready to explore
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Inspired by the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the PacWest Adventure Sorento is ready to explore
Kia's PacWest Adventure Sorento build includes a WFJ snorkel
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Kia's PacWest Adventure Sorento build includes a WFJ snorkel
The Kia Photo Safari Sedona is a mobile photo-processing workshop
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The Kia Photo Safari Sedona is a mobile photo-processing workshop
Kia transforms the Sedona into a pickup with purpose-built storage
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Kia transforms the Sedona into a pickup with purpose-built storage
The Photo Safari Sedona includes a slide-out racing seat
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The Photo Safari Sedona includes a slide-out racing seat
We originally thought that Kia removed the B pillars on the A1A Optima convertible, but it turns out it just chopped them down to door height
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We originally thought that Kia removed the B pillars on the A1A Optima convertible, but it turns out it just chopped them down to door height
The Florida-inspired Kia A1A Optima convertible
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The Florida-inspired Kia A1A Optima convertible
Inside the A1A Optima convertible
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Inside the A1A Optima convertible
Kia A1A Optima convertible
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Kia A1A Optima convertible
Kia's Forte Koup Mud Bugger rolls on gnarly 28-in off-road tires
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Kia's Forte Koup Mud Bugger rolls on gnarly 28-in off-road tires
The Forte Koup Mud Bogger has a powder-coated white roll cage
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The Forte Koup Mud Bogger has a powder-coated white roll cage
The Forte Koup Mud Bogger is arguably the most extreme of Kia's four 2015 SEMA customs
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The Forte Koup Mud Bogger is arguably the most extreme of Kia's four 2015 SEMA customs
The Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger makes an appearance at the 2015 LA Auto Show after its recent debut at the SEMA Show
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The Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger makes an appearance at the 2015 LA Auto Show after its recent debut at the SEMA Show
The Forte Koup Mud Bogger has flared fenders
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The Forte Koup Mud Bogger has flared fenders
2016 Dodge Viper ACR
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2016 Dodge Viper ACR
2016 Dodge Viper ACR
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2016 Dodge Viper ACR
Fiat reveals the all-new 124 Spider
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Fiat reveals the all-new 124 Spider
Inside the all-new Fiat 124 Spider
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Inside the all-new Fiat 124 Spider
Based on the Mazda MX-5, the 124 Spider is powered by Fiat's 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder
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Based on the Mazda MX-5, the 124 Spider is powered by Fiat's 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder
Fiat 124 Spider
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Fiat 124 Spider
Fiat 500X with custom wrap from Diane von Furstenberg
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Fiat 500X with custom wrap from Diane von Furstenberg
Nissan reveals the redesigned 2016 Sentra in LA
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Nissan reveals the redesigned 2016 Sentra in LA
Jeep shows the new Wrangler Red Rock Concept
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Jeep shows the new Wrangler Red Rock Concept
The Wrangler Red Rock Concept includes a Jeep-branded CB radio
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The Wrangler Red Rock Concept includes a Jeep-branded CB radio
The Wrangler Red Rock Concept celebrates the 50th Easter Jeep Safari
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The Wrangler Red Rock Concept celebrates the 50th Easter Jeep Safari
The SEMA-debuted Red Rock Concept previews a 50-model special edition Wrangler to launch next year
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The SEMA-debuted Red Rock Concept previews a 50-model special edition Wrangler to launch next year
Based on the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock, the Red Rock Concept features 35-in BFG K02 all-terrain tires on 17-in beadlock wheels
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Based on the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock, the Red Rock Concept features 35-in BFG K02 all-terrain tires on 17-in beadlock wheels
The 2016 Wrangler Backcountry is one of two new Jeep special editions revealed at the LA show and will be available for purchase this month
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The 2016 Wrangler Backcountry is one of two new Jeep special editions revealed at the LA show and will be available for purchase this month
The Wrangler Backcountry is a winter-inspired package that includes off-road front and rear powder-coated bumpers, 17-in Rubicon wheels and a black fuel fill door
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The Wrangler Backcountry is a winter-inspired package that includes off-road front and rear powder-coated bumpers, 17-in Rubicon wheels and a black fuel fill door
The new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe makes its first public appearance in LA
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The new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe makes its first public appearance in LA
The new Civic Coupe will launch next March
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The new Civic Coupe will launch next March
Revealed at this year's New York Auto Show, the Lincoln Continental Concept stops by the LA show
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Revealed at this year's New York Auto Show, the Lincoln Continental Concept stops by the LA show
The all-new Ford GT makes an impression in yellow
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The all-new Ford GT makes an impression in yellow
The 2017 Ford Escape
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The 2017 Ford Escape
The 2017 Ford Escape offers the available new Sync Connect app
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The 2017 Ford Escape offers the available new Sync Connect app
The Honda Project 2&4 finds a niche between motorcycle and track car
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The Honda Project 2&4 finds a niche between motorcycle and track car
Hot off its Tokyo Motor Show debut, the new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell still has its right-side drive in LA
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Hot off its Tokyo Motor Show debut, the new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell still has its right-side drive in LA
The Clarity Fuel Cell's hydrogen-powered drive provides up to 435 miles (700 km) per fill-up
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The Clarity Fuel Cell's hydrogen-powered drive provides up to 435 miles (700 km) per fill-up
Toyota designed this retro-inspired Tacoma truck to celebrate Back to the Future day in October
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Toyota designed this retro-inspired Tacoma truck to celebrate Back to the Future day in October
This Toyota Mirai is dressed up to recall the time-traveling DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies
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This Toyota Mirai is dressed up to recall the time-traveling DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies
Marty McFly would certainly approve
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Marty McFly would certainly approve
The all-new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid
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The all-new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
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2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
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2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
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2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
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2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
Toyota shows its third C-HR concept as a Scion
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Toyota shows its third C-HR concept as a Scion
A C-HR-based production model will debut next year
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A C-HR-based production model will debut next year
The Scion C-HR is designed to blend elements of the hatchback, crossover and sports car
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The Scion C-HR is designed to blend elements of the hatchback, crossover and sports car
Subaru reveals the Impreza Sedan Concept
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Subaru reveals the Impreza Sedan Concept
Subaru Impreza Sedan concept
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Subaru Impreza Sedan concept
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible
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The Range Rover Evoque Convertible
The all-new Range Rover Evoque Convertible
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Mercedes debuts the all-new SL
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Mercedes debuts the all-new SL
World premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz SL roadster
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World premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz SL roadster
The new Mercedes-Benz SL goes on sale in April 2016
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The new Mercedes-Benz SL goes on sale in April 2016
The Infiniti QX30 makes a simultaneous debut at the LA and Guangzhou auto shows
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The Infiniti QX30 makes a simultaneous debut at the LA and Guangzhou auto shows
The Infiniti QX30 crossover follows the recently debuted Q30 hatchback
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The Infiniti QX30 crossover follows the recently debuted Q30 hatchback
Audi's e-tron quattro follows up on its Frankfurt world premiere with an LA appearance
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Audi's e-tron quattro follows up on its Frankfurt world premiere with an LA appearance
The e-tron quattro has a three-motor electric drive that puts out up to 496 hp
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The e-tron quattro has a three-motor electric drive that puts out up to 496 hp
The e-tron quattro concept offers more than 311 miles (500 km) of range
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The e-tron quattro concept offers more than 311 miles (500 km) of range
The big news with the P5 is the integration of Elio's own three-cylinder engine
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The big news with the P5 is the integration of Elio's own three-cylinder engine
Believe it when you see it: Elio still hopes to bring its first car to market under $7,000
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Believe it when you see it: Elio still hopes to bring its first car to market under $7,000
Elio's 1+1 interior is by no means spacious, but we found the driver's seat comfortable enough
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Elio's 1+1 interior is by no means spacious, but we found the driver's seat comfortable enough
Hyundai reveals the sixth-generation Elantra
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Hyundai reveals the sixth-generation Elantra
Skybound Entertainment Outcast Scion iA
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Skybound Entertainment Outcast Scion iA
2015 xB Release Series 686 Parklan Edition
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2015 xB Release Series 686 Parklan Edition
Mazda debuts the new CX-9
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Mazda debuts the new CX-9
Mazda CX-9
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Mazda CX-9
The 2016 Toyota Prius range starts at $24,200 before delivery, processing and handling fee
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The 2016 Toyota Prius range starts at $24,200 before delivery, processing and handling fee
The official EPA numbers are still pending, but Toyota estimates a 54 mpg city/50 mpg highway/52 mpg combined rating for the new, fourth-generation Prius
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The official EPA numbers are still pending, but Toyota estimates a 54 mpg city/50 mpg highway/52 mpg combined rating for the new, fourth-generation Prius
This Chevy Silverado 1500 is one of several Red Line models developed for this year's SEMA Show
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This Chevy Silverado 1500 is one of several Red Line models developed for this year's SEMA Show
Chevy Silverado Red Line
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Chevy Silverado Red Line
GMC Denali HD
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GMC Denali HD
The all-new Cadillac XT5 crossover
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Cadillac XT5
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Cadillac XT5
Buick introduces the 2017 Lacrosse
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Buick introduces the 2017 Lacrosse
2017 Buick Lacrosse
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2017 Buick Lacrosse
2017 Buick Lacrosse
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2017 Buick Lacrosse
Land Rover calls the Range Rover Evoque Convertible the "world's first luxury compact SUV convertible"
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Land Rover calls the Range Rover Evoque Convertible the "world's first luxury compact SUV convertible"
The Evoque Convertible's soft top stows in 18 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph
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The Evoque Convertible's soft top stows in 18 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph
The Range Rover Evoque goes topless in California
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The Range Rover Evoque goes topless in California
Mercedes reveals the new GLS SUV
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Mercedes reveals the new GLS SUV
Inside the Mercedes-Benz GLS
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Inside the Mercedes-Benz GLS
2017 Kia Sportage North American debut
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2017 Kia Sportage North American debut
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Fiat 124 Spider
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Fiat 124 Spider
Custom Fiat 500e "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Stormtrooper
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Custom Fiat 500e "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Stormtrooper
Concept 500e Stormtrooper
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Concept 500e Stormtrooper
Fiat 500X Mobe
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Fiat 500X Mobe
Nissan highlights its Color Studio program with the Juke "Stinger" package
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Nissan highlights its Color Studio program with the Juke "Stinger" package
Nissan's Black Stinger Edition at the 2015 LA Auto Show
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Nissan's Black Stinger Edition at the 2015 LA Auto Show
Mercedes-Benz GLS
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Mercedes-Benz GLS
2017 Lincoln MKZ
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2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ
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2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ
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2017 Lincoln MKZ
Ford's new Super Duty tows an Airstream trailer
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Ford's new Super Duty tows an Airstream trailer
Volkswagen Beetle Dune convertible
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune convertible
Volkswagen Beetle Dune
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune
Volvo's Concept 26 is a transforming autonomous vehicle interior design study
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Volvo's Concept 26 is a transforming autonomous vehicle interior design study
Volvo explores the autonomous vehicle interior with Concept 26
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Volvo explores the autonomous vehicle interior with Concept 26
Lexus 350 RX
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Lexus 350 RX
Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe
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Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe
Jaguar shows its F-Pace SUV
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Jaguar shows its F-Pace SUV
Audi RS7 Performance
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Audi RS7 Performance
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Audi RS7 Performance
2015 LA Auto Show
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2015 LA Auto Show
A classic Fiat 124 Sport Spider on display with the all-new 124 Spider
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A classic Fiat 124 Sport Spider on display with the all-new 124 Spider
The newest Huracan features a rear-wheel drive layout
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The newest Huracan features a rear-wheel drive layout
The all-new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2
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The all-new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2
Lamborghini reveals the LP 580-2 at an offsite preview event the evening before the official start of the show
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Lamborghini reveals the LP 580-2 at an offsite preview event the evening before the official start of the show
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio features a 505-hp bi-turbo 2.9-liter V6
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The new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio features a 505-hp bi-turbo 2.9-liter V6
The high-performance Quadrifoglio model was developed with help from Ferrari and will sell for around US$70K
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The high-performance Quadrifoglio model was developed with help from Ferrari and will sell for around US$70K
We love the 4C, but the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio may just be the sweetest part of Alfa Romeo's return to the US
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We love the 4C, but the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio may just be the sweetest part of Alfa Romeo's return to the US
Elio Motors reveals its P5 prototype
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Elio Motors reveals its P5 prototype
After multiple delays, Elio is now planning to get its three-wheeler to market by late 2016
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After multiple delays, Elio is now planning to get its three-wheeler to market by late 2016
2015 LA Auto Show
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2015 LA Auto Show
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This year's LA Auto Show was filled wall to wall with interesting, sometimes off-the-wall debuts, concept cars and special editions, a Miata-based Fiat roadster (Fiata?) and soft-top Range Rover among them. After doing several laps around the show floor, we bring you all the latest and greatest world premieres, concept cars and new vehicles from the City of Angels.
Land Rover calls the Range Rover Evoque Convertible the "world's first luxury compact SUV convertible"
Land Rover calls the Range Rover Evoque Convertible the "world's first luxury compact SUV convertible"

Love it or hate it, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible was one of the "must sees" of the LA show. After looking at it from every angle short of "under the chassis," we're still not entirely sure that we love it or hate it, but we can say that it's much better than the Murano CrossCabriolet from several years ago. The straighter, simpler lines of the Evoque translate better into convertible form than the rounder, pudgier body of the Murano. You can see it from various angles, top up and top down, in our gallery and decide if you share our ambivalence or fall into the "love" or "hate" category.

Fiat reveals the all-new 124 Spider
Fiat reveals the all-new 124 Spider

Another polarizing design, the Fiat 124 Spider shows the world what happens when you revive a popular vintage roadster and base it on the platform of a highly popular spiritual successor from another brand decades later. The design leans a little more "modern-day/ Miata" and less "retro-inspired 124 revival" than we'd like to see, but it's hard not to love the idea of an alternative-design Miata with sleeker, more stylish interior.

The first time we covered the three-wheeled Elio back in 2013, Elio Motors was planning to begin production the following year. As you know if you've followed the company even casually, that never happened. In fact, Elio is still out showing prototypes. It revealed its latest, the P5, in LA.

Elio Motors reveals its P5 prototype
Elio Motors reveals its P5 prototype

The projected numbers still look every bit as bright as they did in 2013, though they may draw a bit more deserved skepticism after multiple production delays – 84 mpg, US$6,800 and 100 mph (161 km/h). The big news with the new P5 is that it's the first Elio prototype to feature Elio's custom-designed 60-hp, 0.9-liter three-cylinder engine. That, along with the new, custom-designed dashboard suggests that Elio is making some progress toward actually getting a car to market. Whether or not it meets its latest goal of "4th quarter 2016" remains to be seen.

There are plenty of other brand, spanking new cars, fantasy concepts and customized limited editions to check out in our full 2015 LA Auto Show photo gallery.

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