CUVs Make Big Impression at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show

At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days, which ran from November 18-20, there were a plethora of exciting new vehicles on display, many of them on the sporty side. Ford impressed with its Shelby GT350 Mustang muscle car, BMW blended speed and versatility with its X5 M and X6 M utility vehicles, and Acura pushed its ILX into sport sedan territory. A set of CUV offerings, however, despite their lack of flash and glamour, arguably made the biggest impression as vehicles most likely to make a significant impact on the industry in the future. Honda HR-V After debuting in ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, November 24 - 26

Nov. 26 Next U.S. Bound Alfa Romeo Automotive News, has confirmed that Alfa Romeo will be bringing a midsize sedan to the U.S. market next June. Alfa says the sedan will be position between the 3 and 5 series BMW sedans, similar to when the Cadillac CTS debuted a few years ago. Have a happy Thanksgiving, NADA will be closed for the holiday, remember to be thankful for all we have, especially V8 engines. Nov. 25 FR-S to Remain Coupe Only, No Turbo Either At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Wards  was able to interview Doug Murtha, Senior Vice President of Scion. Murtha put ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, November 17 - 21

Nov. 21 2016 Acura ILX: Poised and Ready At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Acura released the reimagined 2016 ILX. According to many in the automotive press, this is what the car should have been the first time around. With new styling and upgraded performance and technology, the ILX is poised to compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3. The ILX should arrive in dealerships in early 2015. More photos of the ILX can be found on our Twitter feed.   Nov. 20 Los Angeles Auto Show: Day 2 The auto show in Los Angeles is off to a great start, with a slew of reveals ye ...

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2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

Members of NADA Used Car Guide’s valuation staff are eagerly gearing up to attend the annual Los Angeles Auto Show, which kicks off next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Press preview days begin on Tuesday, November 18 and will run through Thursday, November 20. After the press preview days are over, the show will then transition to public days which run through November 30. Lots of exciting new product introductions are scheduled, which should make for a great event. Looking at the press conference schedule, four performance oriented models stand out because of the impo ...

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DRIVEN: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Location: WAPA Rally 2014, Boyds, Maryland Having been on sale for over six decades, the Chevrolet Corvette needs no introduction and with 28,909 sales October year-to-date, up 146% versus last year, it continues to be a major player among American muscle aficionados. As its current sales rate indicates, the C7 Corvette, which came out last year, has truly outdone itself and has separated itself from all those that came before it. The newest-generation model has already sold more units in 2014 than the C6 did as far back as 2008, with two sales months remaining this year. There is no be ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, November 10 - 14

A new Integra? Cadillac's revamped CTS-V sleeper? Preview shots of the upcoming Maserati Levante SUV? Yep, we've got all the latest news on cars for the week.

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Fast Cars & Fun Times at Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) Rally 2014

On October 24, 2014, the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) held its annual “WAPA Rally” at Little Seneca Lake in Boyds, Maryland, roughly 25 miles northwest of our nation’s Capital. The quiet rural environment provided a fantastic backdrop for the event, which served as an opportunity for us to explore and drive a wide variety of vehicles from well over a dozen brands. In addition, a number of company representatives were on hand to network with and offer their product knowledge, but the highpoint of the day was certainly getting behind the wheel of the cars. ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, November 3 - 7

Nov. 6 Chevy Captiva Sport Put Out to Pasture Automotive News has reported that the Chevy Captiva, aka Saturn Vue, has finally been discontinued for the U.S. market.  It has been a fleet-only offering for the last 3 years and does not have a place within the product portfolio for Chevrolet. Going forward, it will be replaced by the upcoming Chevy Trax CUV.   November 5 2014 SEMA Show The Specialty Equipment Market Association ― SEMA ― Show is currently going on in Las Vegas. Autoblog has covered the event, along with all of the custom vehicles that debuted ...

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Lexus and Toyota Expected Reliability Tops Consumer Reports 2014 Survey

Consumer Reports just released its Annual Auto Reliability Survey, and the top two spots look very similar to 2013’s results with both Lexus and Toyota at the top of the list. Among other top contenders, Mazda improved its ranking by two spots relative to 2013 to land in third place, while Honda upgraded its ranking by four spots to secure fourth overall. Rounding out the top five spots, Audi slipped by one position compared to 2013, but still managed to secure the fifth spot overall. Infiniti was one of the biggest disappointments on Consumer Report’s list, dropping 14 spot ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, October 27 - 31

October 31 Big News Out of Mazda Motor Trend is reporting some big news from Mazda.  Plans for a Mazda6 coupe (rendering below) and a MazdaSpeed3, which will use a 2.5-liter Skyactiv turbocharged engine putting out 300 hp and incorporate a new all-wheel drive system.   October 30 BMW X5M and X6M According to BMW, the 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will start at an MSRP of $99,650 and $103,050 respectively. Both will arrive in showrooms in the spring of 2015. In addition, the 0 to 60 time is 4.0 seconds for both models. Another One Bites the Dust  &n ...

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