The LA motor show dominated the pages of autocar.co.uk this week. Although genuinely new metal was few and far between, Porsche launched its Boxster Spyder - which we also got to drive - while there were also US launches for the Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Cruze.
Two concepts were perhaps the most interesting cars to come out of LA. VW's Up! Lite is capable of 116mpg and should be made within the next three years. Honda's P-NUT was a 1+2 urban concept, but don't expect to see it made any time soon.
The Capstone CMT380 Hybrid was the unsung star of LA. It ran on a unique combination of lithium ion batteries and a diesel-powered micro-turbine engine and is capable of more than 50mpg.
Away from LA, Audi showed off its new A8 saloon in Miami, while we also found out just how much the Aston Martin Rapide and Bentley Mulsanne will set you back - £139,950 and £220,000 respectively. In a busy week for Nissan, it confirmed the GT-R Spec V would be coming to Europe, while we also got to see the Qashqai's facelift.