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Audi, Volkswagen Expand HD Radio Availability For 2010
Audi, Volkswagen Expand HD Radio Availability For 2010

Audi and Volkswagen both today announced the expanded availability of HD Radio in 2010 model-year vehicles. Volkswagen did not give specifics of which models will get the upgrade, though Audi said that it will offer HD Radio with its tuners on the 2011 Audi A8, A6, and Q7 models, and with the...Read More»

Scott Keogh
Scott Keogh Explains Why Audi Is The Only One Making Money

To hear Scott Keogh tell it, Audi is the only car company making money these days. When he says that, we suppose he means "only non-Asian car company", since Hyundai, Kia, and Subaru were up 8.3%, 9.8%, and 15.4% respectively in 2009. But maybe we're just stuck on semantics. Now, we agree with Audi...Read More»

2010 Audi A4 4-door Wagon Auto 2.0T Avant quattro Premium Side Exterior View
2010 Audi A4 Quattro: Looking for a Great Winter Vehicle?

After driving the 2010 Audi A4 Quattro during a heavy snowfall in Denver, I regained the appreciation for Audi's engineering as being one of the best sedans manufactured to go through snow. The 2010 Audi A4 was redesigned in 2009, with new improvements that make it better for those who live in snow...Read More»

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Frugal Shopper: Compare New And Used Vehicles Before You Buy

This year may go down in history as one of the best for frugal car shoppers. Thanks to incentive programs from automakers and the federal government and return policies from companies like Hyundai and GM, 2009 has been mostly a buyer's market (at least for buyers who've been able to score loans in...Read More»

2011 Audi A1 and Justin Timberlake on LA photo shoot
Leaked: Audi A1 / Justin Timberlake Photoshoot Pic

Although Audi officials have expressed serious interest in bringing the new Audi A1 to North America, to date, the company has announced no official plans to do. The global economy has made automakers more cautious in the marketplace, and America's lack of familiarity with premium compact cars...Read More»

2009 Saturn Sky
Power: People Won't Buy Cars From Companies Headed Into Oblivion

Things haven't looked so hot for Chrysler and General Motors this year. And now it's clear that assurances from the government and CEOs weren't enough to overcome the images of…well, sinking ships. And for the image-conscious, buying a car from a failing company or a retired brand? Not so...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Residual value is a common concern of car buyers, especially during tough times like these. Accordingly, shoppers might be interested to know that Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com® 2010 Residual Value Study has given the Toyota brand its Best Resale Value Award. (Curiously, this is the first time that...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Audi, Acura Buyers Offered $100 To Test 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

The 2010 Suzuki Kizashi has been a fairly big hit with auto journalists. Our own Bengt Halvorson gave it an impressive 8.2 rating and favorably compared it to the Ford Fusion, the Mazda6, and the Subaru Legacy, but Suzuki has more upmarket aspirations for the new sedan. Specifically, Suzuki wants...Read More»

Audi A3 TDI
L.A. Auto Show: 2010 Audi A3 TDI Earns Green Car Of The Year

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI has been dubbed Green Car of the Year, making it the second time in a row that a clean diesel vehicle has taken the honor. (Last year's winner? The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI.) Ron Cogan -- editor of Green Car Journal, which presented the award yesterday at the L.A. Auto Show --...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M
L.A. Auto Show: 2011 Infiniti M Unveiling Today On Facebook

Yesterday's Facebook unveiling of the 2011 Audi A8 caused a buzz in the auto media, but we're not entirely sure that Audi's gamble paid off. At the moment, there aren't any photos or video of the sedan on the A8 fan page and just 61 comments -- only four of which were posted after the reveal. (Fave...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Preview: 2011 Audi A8

The 2011 Audi A8 is out, and we have official photos and details on the brand new flagship sedan. Even with a welter of technology and advanced design principles at work, the question of beauty wasn't lost in the presentation of the A8, nestled as it was among the art at the "Art of Progress"...Read More»

2011 Audi A8 teaser
Today In Social Media: 2011 Audi A8 Unveiled On Facebook

Speaking of Audi and advertising, the company plans to unveil the 2011 Audi A8 today at at 6:30pm ET -- not just for a select group of journalists, but for all the A8's Facebook fans. The timing of the live event might seem curious, since it comes after two major U.S. timezones have shuttered for...Read More»

2010 Audi A4
Audi Ups Advertising In Response To Crumbling Economy

In economic times like these, most companies are looking to trim expenses. Many start by scaling back their marketing budgets -- which, as anyone who's taken Marketing 101 can tell you, is a pretty bad idea. Audi, however, has gone in the other direction, with a 20% increase in advertising and...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Billionaire Buys Hitler's Mercedes, Audi A7 Revealed: Today’s Car News

A Mercedes-Benz that was once owned by Adolf Hitler has been sold to an anonymous Russian billionaire for several million dollars. The car was a dark blue open-top Mercedes-Benz 770K and was even on display at one point at a classic car museum in Las Vegas. [Drive] The 2011 Audi A7 isn’t set...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Audi A8 Reveal In Miami, Rumored Ferrari 599 GTO: Today’s Car News

The all-new 2011 Audi A8 isn’t set to go on sale until late next year but the car is set for a public reveal at the end of this month. Audi has confirmed the car will make an appearance on November 30 at the Design Miami art and design exhibition. [Edmunds] In the same vein as the F430...Read More»

Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA) developed by MIT and Audi
MIT, Audi Develop Onboard Robot For Road-Trips & Guilt-Trips

Here at TheCarConnection.com, we see a lot of gadgets designed to enhance the driving experience. Like the Mercedes-Benz mbrace system we mentioned yesterday, most are telematics devices offering directions, traffic news, and other familiar data. But MIT's SENSEable City Lab envisions something...Read More»

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Why Are There "Chick Cars," "Guy Cars," "Gay Cars," and "Lesbian Cars?"

How is it that the Mercedes SLK is not considered a chick car when there is a Neck Scarf that blows warm air over your hair and shoulders? Perfect for the young lady late for work for the second time this week, wouldn't you say? Granted, some men like Led Zeppelin rocker Jimmy Page sport long hair...Read More»

2009 mercedes benz bluezero concept 019
Mercedes-Benz May Launch Smaller Cars In U.S. By 2012

Readers of a certain age will recall a time when America's roadways were clogged with Gremlins, Rabbits, and other fuel-efficient minicars. That historical moment was caused by spiking fuel prices in the 1970s (remember when Jimmy Carter told everyone to put on a snappy cardigan?), which rear-ended...Read More»

Bluetooth
TCC Tip: Buyer Beware, Your Bluetooth May Not Pair

This week, as we've sifted through TheCarConnection.com's email for your questions, we've found an interesting one concerning Bluetooth connectivity. We're big users of the hands-free frequency, though we do advocate that you make all calls from a parked car, not a moving one. We're also...Read More»

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