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Lots of little 'lectrics at the LA Auto Show (roundup)

CNET rounds up the biggest players in the small EV class at the 2012 LA Auto Show, most of which will be on public roads within months.

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Acura seeks flagship status for new RLX model

Acura launched the RLX sedan at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, a replacement for its outgoing RL model and a showcase for new tech.

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New Fiesta makes small cars cool

Ford unveiled the next generation of its Fiesta subcompact, along with its high-performance ST counterpart, at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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2012 LA Auto Show mega gallery (pictures)

Whether you fancy trendy, efficient city cars, sleek and flexible, or crazy customs ripped from the pages of a comic book, there are plenty of cars to go around at the 2012 LA Auto Show. We've rounded up over 60 of our best shots.

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Unveiling the 2014 Sorento at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia shows it is not resting on its laurels. Although the previous generation, only a few years old, sported many modern features and Kia's recent styling, the 2014 model represents a major upgrade, bringing in substantial new tech features.

Kia Sorento truly has the power to surprise (pictures)

Kia unveiled the 2014 Sorento at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and underneath its SUV-exterior lie unexpected technologies, from direct injection to an LCD instrument cluster.

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With a name like Spark, you'd expect the smallest Chevrolet model would have debuted with an electrified powertrain. At the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show, the little hatchback finally lives up to its namesake, joining the Chevrolet Volt as the second vehicle in automaker's current lineup that's powered by electrons.

Chevrolet Spark EV hits 60mph in 8 seconds, charges in 20 minutes (pictures)

The smallest Chevy finally lives up to its "Spark" namesake, joining the Chevrolet Volt as the automaker's second vehicle to be powered by electrons.

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At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford offered a sneak peek at its new Transit Connect Wagon, a European-designed vehicle which will serve as a people carrier, minivan, and utility vehicle. The vehicle represents the next generation of the Transit Connect vehicle now sold in the U.S. as a small utility truck.

Ford Transit Wagon performs van duties (pictures)

Working toward creating more economical cars, Ford launches a new van, the Transit Wagon, powered by a four-cylinder engine.

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Scout bridges navigation gap between car and phone

At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Telenav demonstrates how its Scout navigation app works with Ford's AppLink app integration system.

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MirrorLink turns cars into dumb terminals

The Connected Car Consortium demonstrated MirrorLink 1.0 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, a means of replicating smartphone functionality in a car dashboard.

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It's deja vu all over again at the 2012 LA Auto Show

We round up a few alumni of the 2012 international auto show season that made their North American debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

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Ford Fusion wins 2013 Green Car of the Year award

At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Green Car Journal announced that the Ford Fusion has won its annual Green Car award.

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Fiat rolled out four new vehicles wearing the 500 badge at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The first was the Abarth 500 Cabriolet. Take the performance of the <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/coupe-hatchback/2012-fiat-500-abarth/4505-10867_7-35163044.html">2012 Fiat 500 Abarth</a> and add the sliding fabric roof of the <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/convertible/2012-fiat-500c-convertible/4505-10870_7-34845795.html">2012 Fiat 500C Convertible</a>, and this is what you get.

Fiat continues to expand the 500 line (pictures)

The Italian manufacturer adds a high-performance convertible, a fully electric city vehicle, and pair of little big cars to its line of Fiat 500 models.

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