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Lexus readies crossover flagship concept

Lexus is readying a crossover concept that it's calling a new "flagship," perhaps mimicking a move with its car lineup where it created the new LC flagship coupe priced above $100,000. The concept will debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show next month.

An electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. A battery pack ...

Legos, drain plugs and caves: What people are saying about the '18 Jeep Wrangler

While the basic design of the retooled 2018 Jeep Wrangler is similar to the current ...

Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedans
UPDATED: 12/8/17 5:25 pm ET - corrected

As market-preference pulls further away from sedans, Toyota is redesigning the ...

Crossover country

Automakers clearly expect the crossover boom to continue, with nearly a dozen crossovers making their world or U.S. debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions

Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.

Toyota's show cars: The onslaught begins

Executives at Toyota and Lexus promised that the Los Angeles offerings were just the start of an onslaught of new ideas and products as they take up Akio Toyoda's call for more get-up-and-go across the company.

Lexus seeks conquests with 3-row RX

Lexus figures it has been leaving money on the table for years because it lacked a three-row variant of the segment-leading RX crossover. That's about to change.

Redesigned QX50 critical to Infiniti

Infiniti expects its redesigned crossover, powered by what it calls a breakthrough engine technology, to finally make it a bigger player in a critical segment.

Intel chief says chip edge goes to Intel

The war over the self-driving car chip got a little personal last week at the Los Angeles auto show, where Intel CEO Brian Krzanich started naming names and calling out the competition.

Subaru Ascent fills big hole in crossover lineup

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is all about family. To demonstrate the Ascent's size and family appeal, Subaru packed the crossover with eight golden and Labrador retrievers Subaru called its "spokesdogs," during the Los Angeles auto show reveal.