LA Auto Show 2019: Highlights

Electric cars and plenty of innovation at the California car conference

The 2019 LA Auto Show is on now through 1 December, running concurrently with China’s Guangzhou Auto Show. While Los Angeles has long been one of the world’s most diverse automotive landscapes, southern California no longer leads the way regarding how cars are marketed and sold around the globe. More forward-thinking and maturing markets such as China are actually in a better position to predict and dictate …

LA Auto Show: How Mercedes-Benz’s Current Design Philosophy References the Retro

The carmaker looks back in order to look to the future

The Vision Mercedes Simplex concept will never be made into a production car. One can tell simply by looking at it: it’s a replication of a car that the world first saw in 1902. If Mercedes-Benz has no interest in traveling back in time, then why bother making a concept like this? Stefan Lamm, VP of advanced design in North America, explains that it began …

At 100 Years Old, Bentley Still Has a Bright Future

Celebrating the centenary of the British luxury automaker, from the Mediterranean to Manhattan

For any brand to remain in business for a century is impressive, but a small British luxury automaker headquartered in the countryside doing so proves even more so. In their 100th year of existence, Bentley shows no signs of slowing. It’s seemingly been nonstop for the team based in Crewe, England this year: launching new generations of the Continental GT and Flying Spur, showing off the …