2016 Fiat 500X: Up Close

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Fiat's most-recent four-door foray in the U.S. was the supremely ugly, yet versatile Fiat 500L. Much of our staff loved the space-efficient 500L, but I found it hard to look past its pimply, high school-faced awkwardness.

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I'm more onboard with the 2016 500X, Fiat's smaller newcomer with available all-wheel drive, meant to compete with the growing breed of smaller-than-compact SUVs like the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Chevrolet Trax.

By Joe Bruzek | November 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible Photo Gallery (20 Photos)

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It's easy to describe the 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible bowing this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show if you've seen the 2014 2 Series coupe on which it’s based: Just imagine that, sans top. When the top is up, though, shiny fibers give it a shimmering metallic effect, accenting its black, Anthracite or brown color exterior, depending on which you've selected. The M Sport adds an aerodynamic body kit, lightweight M Sport wheels, large front air intakes, unique side skirts and grilles, a rear diffuser and high-gloss chrome exhaust tips.

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Expected to hit dealerships early next year, the 2 Series vert's starting price with destination ranges from $38,850 to $48,650. Check out the gallery for more; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS Photo Gallery (28 Photos)

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In addition to its new, more powerful twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6, the revised-for-2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS, now making its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, has had some cosmetic work done. The luxury five-seat SUV gets a revised front end inspired by the sporty Turbo model, along with red brake calipers, 20-inch Spyder wheels and GTS badging.

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Other new additions, not just to the GTS but across the Cayenne lineup, include standard bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and a multifunction sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. The GTS model is set to go on sale in February starting at $96,495 (including destination), a markup of more than $12,000.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 22, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Up Close

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By now it should be evident that Land Rover's purchase by India's Tata Motors in 2008 was a very good thing. The company has had one hit after another, and the Discovery Sport looks like another one.

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It's larger than the LR2 it replaces, as well as the Range Rover Evoque, and it takes on the styling direction seen in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, but with a more rounded nose to distinguish it a bit. It looks good from all angles. The only misstep I see is that the optional black roof looks odd with a wide, body-colored C-pillar, the only pillar that isn't black.

By Joe Wiesenfelder | November 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Nissan Juke Photo Gallery (26 Photos)

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Fans of Nissan's weird little SUV can rest easy; the Juke is updated for 2015, but it's just as quirky as ever.

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Styling updates include new headlights with LED accents, a thinner grille with a bolder V-shaped element and new styling for the lower intake. The side mirrors now incorporate LED turn-signal indicators, and the taillights also have LED elements.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evans Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Mazda CX-3 Video

Mazda is throwing its hat into the growing new subcompact SUV class with its new CX-3, on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new cute 'ute slots below the CX-5 in the automaker's lineup, and Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says it wears much of the larger SUV's styling outside.

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Inside, Mays says drivers will miss a covered center console for storage but that the interior impresses with soft-touch materials and plenty of tech features.

Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept Photo Gallery (21 Photos)

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We first saw photos of Infiniti's newest concept at the Paris Motor Show, but they don't do it justice. In person at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Q80 Inspiration Concept is stunning.  

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The "four-door coupe" concept previews a future Infiniti flagship sedan, but there's nothing production about the Q80 Inspiration. Its cab-rearward styling, wavelike grille insert, fanned-out headlights, bulging rear end, V-shaped roofline and rear-hinged doors look straight out of a sci-fi movie.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evans Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

What You Can't Miss at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Although technically at the end of the 2014 calendar year, the Los Angeles Auto Show marks the unofficial opening of the 2015 auto show season, and like last year, the automakers spared no drama with their reveals.

This year's show is open to the public from Nov. 21-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. in downtown Los Angeles, and there's almost too much to see — your senses will be on overload.

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There are plenty of distractions going on at the show, but several out-there concept cars, over-the-top exhibits and just plain weird displays can't be missed. Check out the Cars.com editorial team's list of L.A. must-sees:

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M Photo Gallery (49 Photos)

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Dial M for motorsports. BMW is introducing the race-ready variants of its X5 sport activity vehicle and X6 sport activity coupe this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, on track for a spring 2015 release. Consistent with their performance purposes, the X5 M and X6 M rock aggressive-looking racing cues such as enlarged scoops, 21-inch wheels, unique tiers, rear diffusers, quad tailpipes and monochrome blue or gray metallic paint.

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Both the M and M boast sweet interior flourishes, too. Sporty cues in the cabin include a unique steering wheel, paddle shifters and gauges, Merino leather seats with contrast stitching and M badging, a simulated Alcantara headliner, a Nappa-covered dash and plenty of aluminum trim. The X5 M starts at $99,650 and the X6 M at $103,050, including destination.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Fiat 500X Photo Gallery (29 Photos)

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Fiat is expanding its tiny lineup of cars with an SUV that may be the biggest Fiat yet, but is still pretty compact. The 2016 500X, debuting at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, is based on the new Jeep Renegade subcompact SUV but wears distinctive Fiat-branded styling.

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Where the Renegade looks rugged, Fiat's version strikes a more whimsical look. Two wide, slatlike grille openings divided by the Fiat logo are front and center, flanked by perky, wide-eyed headlights.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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