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Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

Motor Trend SUV of the Year on Facebook
Motor Trend Utilizes Facebook To Announce The Porsche Cayenne As 2011 Sporty Utility Of The Year

More and more automakers are moving to Facebook reveals and live announcements. Earlier this year we witnessed Ford reveal the new 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook. Audi followed in these steps revealing the new A7 on Facebook. Earlier today Motor Trend announced their award for 2011 Sport/Utility of...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
Audi Gets Socially Smart - Gives Kevin Rose An R8 V10 For A Week

NOTE: Get these headlines in your email box every day. Sign in here. Audi was not first to the social game. In fact they were a little behind the curve when compared to Ford and General Motors. Lately they have been making up for lost time. With the TT-RS Facebook petition and now Kevin Rose...Read More»

2010 Audi A5 Sportback
Audi Wins Awards For 'Sexy Styling', 'Country Club' Flair

When Audi tapped Justin Timberlake as its brand ambassador last year, we thought it was just a publicity stunt. But there was more to it than that: JT was apparently tasked with bringing sexy back to Audi, and according to the Motorist Choice Awards, he's delivered. For the fifth annual Motorist...Read More»

2011 Audi S6 4-door Sedan Prestige Front Exterior View
2011 Top 10 Performance Sedans: Part One

In my view, family sedans should be anything but boring. Of course, you don’t equate them with high-performance sports cars, but today’s sedan offerings from a number of automakers offer a whole lot in the way of horsepower. They’re also a blast to drive – with or without...Read More»

Interbrand's top 100 brand rankings for 2010 (biggest risers and fallers)
Interbrand Names The Top 100 Brands Of 2010: How Does Your Favorite Automaker Rank?

Every year, the marketing powerhouse known as Interbrand publishes a list of the top 100 global brands. These are the companies at the head of the international pack that shape the way the world does business. The best performers have solid balance sheets, strong future prospects, and the respect...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Audi Used Social Media To Make A Decision On The TT RS For The U.S.

So as many enthusiasts now know, the Audi TT-RS will indeed come to the America. The announcement was made two days ago and of course it was made using social media. The car will arrive late in 2011 and there will be parades and parties upon it's arrival (ok fine I made that up, but there should...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Today in Social Car News: Audi Makes Good on TT-RS, Ken Block Releases Gymkhana Three

Today was a day in history for Audi as they finally announced that the TT-RS would come to the U.S.. In fact they announced via Twitter and Facebook that the TT-RS gathered over 11,500 signatures in the one month the online petition was going. Some of those people may even be buyers (I'm sure they...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Today in Car News: Audi TT RS, Honda CR-Z, and Saturn Redux

We've told you it's coming--now Audi confirms the TT RS is coming to America. [PRNewswire] Toyota thinks the 2011 Honda CR-Z is on to something, and might want a sporty hybrid coupe of its own. [AutoblogGreen] While it deals with recall aftermath, Toyota now says its "black boxes" may not indicate...Read More»

Audi's augmented reality 2010 calendar
Audi's Augmented Reality Calendar, Or, Why Didn't We Know About This Before?

When you were young, you might've had a children's book that came with special reading glasses -- paper frames and cellophane lenses, like the kind you get at 3D movies. Without those specs, the book's illustrations looked like meaningless blobs of color, but put on the shades, and the pages burst...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to be canceled ASAP. Monday was devoted to U.S. brands, and today, we're moving across the pond for a look at their "European"...Read More»

2010 Audi Q7
Are SUVs Making a Comeback?

Automakers are busy with plans to introduce a fleet of smaller, more fuel-efficient cars in the coming months---cars like the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012 Ford Focus, and the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Sales numbers from this year could give them pause, as the results for this year show a surprising...Read More»

2011 Audi A7
How To Sell A Million Expensive Cars: Audi A7 Sportback And The Calendar

Few automobile-producing nations understand the combination of substance and style better than the Germans. Let’s face it--they have VW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and if you close one eye and have consumed 10 beers, Opel too. Germans know how to make not only a nice car, but a fast...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2-door Roadster 5.5L V8 Front Exterior View
German Luxury Brands Are Putting On The Blitz

  The global economy is giving mixed signals right now. On the thumbs-down side, unstable unemployment numbers and see-saw stock markets. On the upside, job creation, the return of venture capital, and slowly increasing GDPs (at least in most parts of the world). In the auto industry, GM and...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality
Audi And Google Take Top Tech Honors (It's More Exciting Than It Sounds)

We love a good telematics system, and Audi's MMI is a really good one -- so good, in fact, that it took home the award for "Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product" at the 2010 Telematics Awards. And before you ask: • Yes, there is an annual Telematics Awards ceremony. • Yes, there is a...Read More»

Ford Syncs Google Maps Destinations For Free Through The Cloud
Cloud Commuting: Google Maps Will Be A Key Feature On Ford, GM, Audi Rides

We've talked a lot about Google Maps and how it can make drivers' lives easier. We're happy to report that several major automakers have fully embraced Google's free service and are working hard to integrate its unique features into their vehicles' existing telematics systems. Ford is a great...Read More»

Forza Motorsport 3
Can't Make It To France This Weekend? Celebrate Le Mans With Audi And Xbox In New York

On the off-chance that you won't be heading to France for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, here's another way to get your racing fix: zip over to New York City for the videogame equivalent, hosted by Audi and Xbox. Yes, for the second year in a row, Audi and Xbox/Turn 10 are presenting the...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK
TCC's Top 7 Convertibles for the Long, Hot Summer Ahead

Ugh. It's 90 degrees already today. Where did spring go? Probably the same place as our 401(k) plans, if you're anything like us. The return of swelter season means our attention turns to one thing here at TheCarConnection: lining up convertibles for test drives. Lucky us, right? We think you...Read More»

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