Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Scott Collie

Serious off-roading: Mercedes-Benz Zetros with body from specialist manufacturer Hartmann ...

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.  Read More

On top of the styling tweaks, Audi has given the A6 range a more efficient set of petrol a... Audi’s A6 has received a mid-life freshen up to keep it competitive with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class. On top of the styling tweaks, Audi has given the A6 range a more efficient set of petrol and diesel engines.  Read More

Zenos expects the E10 S to reach a top speed of about 135 mph Boutique sports car company Zenos is taking advantage of Ford EcoBoost technology to expand its E10 lineup. The British manufacturer has released two new cars – the E10 S and E10 S "Track" – both of which pack more power than the standard E10.  Read More

The new Kia Sorento will get a full European reveal at the Paris Motor Show in October Kia is looking to continue its upmarket charge with its third-generation Sorento SUV. Billed as a leap in quality and technology, the latest Sorento SUV takes design cues from the 2013 Kia Cross GT concept and is built around a stiffer bodyshell that the company says delivers improved handling, comfort and safety.  Read More

Wheels up to 22 inches can be fitted to the new XC90

After months of teasing, Volvo has finally detailed its new XC90, debuting with it a new hybrid engine, a new modular platform and a brand new styling direction for the brand. With so many firsts, the XC90 is a big car for Volvo – such a big car that Volvo President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson is calling its launch one of the most important days in the company’s history.  Read More

The X5 Security Plus is rated to VR6 for ballistic protection

Earlier this month, Mercedes revealed its S600 Guard armored car. BMW has now followed suit by using Moscow’s International Auto Salon to launch the new X5 Security Plus, an armored version of the X5 SUV designed to protect customers against "violent assault, kidnapping and organized crime."  Read More

The NEVS Saab 9-3 Electric Vehicle is fitted with a 100 kW electric motor

Renowned for safe, quirky cars, Saab has been handballed between owners in recent years, where financial troubles have kept us wondering whether it will ever return to the glory days. National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) is certainly hoping for a big turnaround. Having secured Saab in 2012, the company has been producing ICE-powered Saab 9-3's for Sweden and China. But the new owner also has big electric goals, and wants to take electric Saabs to the growing Chinese market.  Read More

The SUB8 Performance Pack for its Leon Cupra 280 allows buyers to mirror the specs of Seat...

The battle for hot hatch supremacy has never been, well, hotter. After Seat's Leon Cupra 280 took the two-wheel drive Nürburgring record from Renault, the French manufacturer responded by sending its lightweight Megane R.S 275 Trophy-R to reclaim the record. Even though its record didn't stand for long, Seat is still celebrating its Nürburgring achievements with the SUB8 Performance Pack for the Leon Cupra, which brings standard 280s into line with the lap-record breaking car.  Read More

Lamborghini pulls the wraps off the Huracan 620-2 Super Trofeo

No one could accuse the standard Lamborghini Huracan of being tame. The standard car's 610 hp (455 kW) V10, coupled with Lamborghini's instantly recognizable angular styling make it a fast, engaging showstopper. But what if you want to go racing? And what if all-wheel drive is a little bit safe for you? Lamborghini may just have the answer in the form of the lightweight, track-ready Huracan 620-2 Super Trofeo.  Read More

The P1 GTR design concept unveiled at Pebble Beach gives a preview of the forthcoming prod...

McLaren wasn't holding back at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. As well as showcasing two of its latest models with a couple of one-off vehicles, it took the wraps off the 650S Sprint. But for most the highlight was likely the unveiling of the British automaker's track-focused McLaren P1 GTR design concept that provides a preview of the final model that is set to enter production in just under a year.  Read More

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