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Chris Bangle-designed REDS electric car unveiled
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Chris Bangle-designed REDS electric car unveiled

REDS, a Smart ForTwo-sized electric car designed by Chris Bangle, has been unveiled in Los Angeles. Commissioned by China Hi-Tech Group Corporation (CHTC) in 2014, REDS is the work of Chris Bangle and his design consultancy firm. The former BMW head of design, in his role from the 1990s to 2009, seems to have maintained his touch for controversial and striking designs...


Toyota FT-AC concept unveiled
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Toyota FT-AC concept unveiled

The Toyota FT-AC has been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, providing a glimpse at some of the design cues set to show up on future Toyota off-roaders. Short for 'Future Toyota Adventure Concept', the FT-AC is the second Toyota crossover concept to be given an American debut this year...


2018 Lexus LX570 five-seater revealed, not coming to Oz
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2018 Lexus LX570 five-seater revealed, not coming to Oz

Lexus has unveiled a five-seat version of its LX570 four-wheel drive for the Los Angeles motor show, but it won't be coming to Australia. Under the skin, the five-seater is the same as the three-row car. That means power from a 5.7-litre V8 engine making 270kW and 550Nm of torque, hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox...


2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible unveiled
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible unveiled

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible made its public debut overnight, under lights at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. The first drop-top Corvette ZR1 since 1970, the latest ZR1 convertible weighs 27-kilograms more than its fixed roof relative. According to Chevrolet, most of this is down to the folding roof mechanism, which can be operated remotely and works at driving speeds up to 48km/h (30mph)...


Electrified Jeep Wrangler coming in 2020
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Electrified Jeep Wrangler coming in 2020

Jeep has confirmed a plug-in hybrid version of the just-unveiled Wrangler will be released in 2020 Speaking to media at the launch of the new Wrangler at the Los Angeles motor show, Jeep president and CEO, Michael Manley, said the plug-in off-roader demonstrates a desire to future-proof the model, and a chance to explore the benefits of electrification for serious off-roaders...


2018 Lexus RX L unveiled, due in Oz from February
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2018 Lexus RX L unveiled, due in Oz from February

The three-row Lexus RX L has been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, ahead of the a February 2018 arrival in Australia. As predicted earlier this year in Mag-X, the RX L features a rear-end that's 110mm longer than standard. The RX L measures a neat 5.0-metres long from head to tail, but there's no change to the standard car's 2790mm wheelbase...


2018 BMW i8 Roadster unveiled alongside coupe update
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2018 BMW i8 Roadster unveiled alongside coupe update

  The long-awaited BMW i8 Roadster has been unveiled overnight, alongside an updated i8 Coupe at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. The much-discussed Roadster features an electric folding soft-top, stored in a space-saving vertical position. It can be raised or lowered in 15 seconds, and is operable at speeds up to 50km/h...


2018 Mazda 6 revealed: Turbo petrol coming to Australia
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2018 Mazda 6 revealed: Turbo petrol coming to Australia

Mazda has taken the wraps off the 2018 Mazda 6 at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, debuting revised styling and the addition of a turbocharged petrol engine. The push toward a more premium design has been driven by customer demand, with the brand confirming around 61 per cent of Mazda CX-9 vehicles sold in Australia are top-specification GT or Azami models...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed

The third-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show. Some 15 years after the original made its debut, the new CLS brings a raft of upgrades including an overhauled interior, the latest driver assistance systems and a range of the company's new inline six-cylinder engines...


2018 Subaru Ascent unveiled
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2018 Subaru Ascent unveiled

The new three-row Subaru Ascent has been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, serving as a replacement for the long-departed Tribeca. Riding on a 2890mm wheelbase and boasting 4350 litres of passenger volume, the new Ascent is said to be largest Subaru of all time. The Liberty, for sake of comparison, has a mere 2751mm wheelbase...


New Wrangler misses AEB for now, coming to Oz for testing
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New Wrangler misses AEB for now, coming to Oz for testing

  The seventh-generation Jeep Wrangler, set for a late-2018 arrival in Oz, will likely launch without autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) systems. That means the car, unveiled today at the Los Angeles motor show, will be automatically disqualified from a five-star safety rating under European and Australian testing...


2018 Jeep Wrangler details and specs
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2018 Jeep Wrangler details and specs

The seventh-generation Jeep Wrangler has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show, ahead of an Australian launch late in 2018. The new SUV is larger than before, with a bigger wheelbase, and will be offered in three variants (Sport, Overland and Rubicon) with a choice of 2.2-litre diesel or new-generation 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engines...


2018 Infiniti QX50 fully unveiled in LA
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2018 Infiniti QX50 fully unveiled in LA

Infiniti has whipped the covers off the new 2018 QX50 for the Los Angeles motor show, ending a month-long tease. The new mid-size SUV is a crucial car for the brand, serving to debut a new platform and variable-compression ratio engine. As you've probably gathered from the teasers, the production QX50 borrows heavily from the QX50 and QX Sport concepts...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased in new video
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased in new video

The third-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased again, ahead of its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. In the latest video we see a raft of design details, most of which have only been hinted at in earlier teasers and spy photo galleries...


The SEMA 2017 Gallery: Eye-candy for everyone
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The SEMA 2017 Gallery: Eye-candy for everyone

Earlier this month, I headed to Las Vegas to cover SEMA, the world's largest aftermarket car show. Running for four days between over October and November, this is one show that truly has to be seen to be believed. Primarily a trade show, used for businesses to meet other traders, it is one sure-fire way of seeing some of the world's most incredible and downright insane builds...


Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA
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Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA

I recently attended SEMA 2017 on behalf of CarAdvice and StreetFX, to check out some of the aftermarket goodies on show. In this video, we have a chat to Todd Beddick, product manager in the Jeep Performance Division, to discuss the range of Mopar crate engines you can buy off-the-shelf for your project car...


Aria FXE teased ahead of LA reveal
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Aria FXE teased ahead of LA reveal

The Aria Group, usually known for helping creating vehicle concepts for automotive manufacturers, has teased its own FXE sports car, scheduled to be revealed at the Los Angeles motor show next week. According to the teaser image, the Aria FXE will be unveiled on November 30, though it's unclear whether it will be branded with the company's own name or a partner manufacturer...


2019 Subaru Ascent teased again
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2019 Subaru Ascent teased again

The upcoming 2019 Subaru Ascent three-row SUV has been teased again, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week. Pitched as the "first full three-row SUV from Subaru", the Ascent will take on the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander (Kluger) and Volkswagen Atlas - in the US, at least...


2018 Infiniti QX50 revealed, confirmed for Oz - UPDATE
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2018 Infiniti QX50 revealed, confirmed for Oz - UPDATE

UPDATE: Infiniti has officially detailed the QX50 ahead of its debut in LA. See article for details. The 2018 Infiniti QX50 has been revealed in a single image ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week. The single frontal image doesn't offer any surprises, looking very much like a toned-down version of the QX50 concept revealed at the Detroit motor show earlier this year (below)...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class interior revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class interior revealed

The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has had its insides revealed and detailed this week, during a special event held in Germany. A series of images were published by Autoblog, confirming the new space-age dashboard design for the upcoming small hatch, drawing inspiration from the larger E-Class and S-Class...