Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

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  • Volkswagen redesigns 8th-gen Passat from the ground up

    VW's Passat has been totally redesigned, with new engine options, design and tech. The mid-size sedan is the 9th-generation Passat, and VW is hoping it will take the model upmarket in Europe.

  • Armored Mercedes S-Class promises highest level of ballistic protection

    Feeling a little paranoid about attacks from all of those pesky challengers to your authority? Perhaps you just crave a bit of extra security in your limousine? Well, Mercedes may just have the answer for you, in the form of its S600 Guard.

  • VW's Scirocco gets new engines and a sharp new look

    As good looking as the Volkswagen Scirocco is, the current model is six years old. VW has given the Golf-based coupe a major refresh, with a new range of more powerful and economical engines and a sharper look.

  • Ford lifts the hood on 2015 Mustang

    After revealing the design for its 2015 Mustang last year, Ford has revealed what will lie under the hood of that updated body. This includes more powerful V6 and V8 engines, along with a new EcoBoost engine that the company says boasts the best powe...

  • Mercedes' Zetros platform makes for a monstrous mobile home

    Have you ever wanted to take your luxury apartment on an off-roading holiday? It sounds like you need a new Mercedes-Benz Zetros, with a body from specialist manufacturer Hartmann Spezialkarosserien on top.

China and the USA are Mercedes' targets for the new Maybach S600 (Photo: C.C Weiss/Gizmag)

Mercedes has used China's Auto Ghangzhou show to revive the Maybach name on an ultra high-end S-Class. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 is a long-wheelbase, V12-powered flagship for the Mercedes range, and aims to offer a level of exclusivity beyond that offered by the standard S-Class range.  Read More

The Golf R Wagon at the LA Auto Show (Photo: CC Weiss / Gizmag.com)

Volkswagen's Golf R hot hatch has been given a practical, wagon makeover for the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Golf R Wagon will sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.1 seconds, but still has space for the family in the back – and their dog in the boot.  Read More

The GT350 debuts a magnetic ride system for Ford

Ford's latest Mustang hasn't made it through its first year yet, but already it has been given the full Shelby treatment. The Shelby GT350 Mustang is powered by the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced, and has been treated to a number of chassis upgrades to make it feel at home on the track.  Read More

The A1 Sportback has been updated for 2015

Audi has sold over half a million of its A1 hatchbacks since the model's launch in 2010, so when it came to updating the small hatch, the German manufacturer hasn't messed with its winning formula. The updated A1 and A1 Sportback take their predecessors' sharp styling and add a pair of new three-cylinder engines into the mix.  Read More

Cadillac is hoping for the GT3-specced ATS-V.R to act as a '170 mph billboard' for the bra...

Cadillac continues to shake its reputation for producing heavy, thirsty, slow cars with a brace of performance cars designed to challenge the best Europe has to offer. The CTS-V and ATS-V both make a good fist of taking things up to the best modern road cars Europe has to offer, but Cadillac has now decided to take the fight to the racetrack with its new ASTV.R that meets FIA GT3 specifications.  Read More

The Hoonicorn Mustang was on display at SEMA in Las Vegas Rally driver Ken Block has revealed the car that he will be piloting in his upcoming Gymkhana video, and it's a big departure from those featured before. Instead of using a modern hatchback like a Subaru Impreza or Ford Fiesta, Block's new "Hoonicorn" car is a 1965 Ford Mustang with an 845 hp (630 kW) V8.  Read More

Porsche’s Cayenne GTS SUV is powered by a new turbocharged V6 engine Porsche’s Cayenne GTS SUV has been given a midlife upgrade, with sharper styling and a new turbocharged V6 engine, which replaces the old GTS’ naturally aspirated V8.  Read More

The Lexus RC 350 F Sport by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing

The Lexus RC F hasn’t been around for long, but tuners are already beginning to use it as a blank canvas for their crazy creations. This year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas played host to three tuned coupes, each with its own take on Lexus’ latest creation.  Read More

The K900 High Performance boasts an unorthodox turbo setup LUX Motorwerks has provided a interesting contribution to this year's SEMA line-up by boosting the output of the Kia K900’s 5.0-liter V8 from 420 hp to around 650 hp with two boot-mounted turbochargers.  Read More

The Panamera's wheelbase has been stretched for a more comfortable rear seat ride Porsche has given the world a look at one of the cars it will be showing at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show in the form of the Panamera Exclusive Series – a limited-run long-wheelbase version of the 570 hp Panamera Turbo S.  Read More

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