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Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

Toyota RAV4 commercial featuring Kaley Cuoco
Super Bowl Ads: A Compilation Of Car Commercials For 2013's Big Game

This year's Super Bowl promises to be a good one. Chicken wings are flying off the shelves despite record-high prices. The Destiny's Child halftime reunion is -- for the moment -- still on. Oh, and there's a football game happening, too. That ought to liven things up. But what folks will really be...Read More»

2013 Audi A4
2013 Audi A4, S4, Buick Verano Earn NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

The 2013 Audi A4, Audi S4 and Buick Verano compact luxury sedans have each earned the coveted five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Audi A4 and its sporty model the S4 earned five stars in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta
Ford’s Frugal EcoBoost Fiesta, Rental Car Shortages, 2015 Mustang Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we bring you news of a frugal new three-cylinder, 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine option for the 2014 Ford Fiesta, warn you about a potential Thanksgiving rental car shortage caused by Hurricane Sandy and bring you spy shots of the eagerly-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang caught in...Read More»

2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
Audi Unplugs R8 e-tron, Electric Car Program Left In Limbo

In September of 2009, Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen loudly and proudly called the Chevrolet Volt "a car for idiots". He spent the next several months back-tracking. Like certain politicians who suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, de Nysschen was clumsily trying to make a couple of...Read More»

2012 Audi Q3
Audi Could Drive Mercedes To The #1 Luxury Spot In America

As we reported last week, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are locked in a tight race to grab the #1 spot in America's coveted luxury auto market. But according to the Detroit News, one of those companies could be helped by a third German contender. A little background For many years -- 11 to be precise --...Read More»

Interbrand's Best Global Brands, 2012
The Top 100 Global Brands: How Does Your Automaker Rank?

On Tuesday, we shared year-to-date sales stats for most automakers, but sales aren't the only way to measure a company's health. Interbrand takes a broader view of corporate value, and the marketing firm has just released its list of the top 100 global brands. To rank companies, Interbrand looks at...Read More»

2013 Audi A4
2013 Audi A4: First Drive and Video Road Test

The A4 is Audi's powerhouse--not just because of its 333-horsepower S4 edition, but even more so, because of what it brings to the brand. Almost 50 percent of Audi's U.S. sales are its "B-segment" cars, including the A4, the S4, previous Avants and the new Allroad wagon. Case in point: over the...Read More»

Audi City showroom
Audi Opens Digital Showroom: Is This The Future Of Shopping?

By now, most of us have visited an Apple store, or at least passed one at the mall. When they debuted in 2001, some analysts laughed at their spartan design and hands-off sales approach, wondering how Apple would ever make money in brick-and-mortar retail. But by 2008, Fortune magazine pointed out...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
2013 Audi Allroad: First Drive and Video Road Test

If you're looking for an A4 Avant station wagon as you troll the local Audi dealer this coming model year, you'll be out of luck. Rather than stock the good-looking wagon, Audi's crossed over, reaching back into its bag of nameplates to come up with the Allroad. You might remember the last car to...Read More»

2012 Audi Q5
2012 Audi Q5 Recall Alert

Audi is recalling certain 2012 model year Q5 compact luxury SUVs because of concerns that the sunroof glass panels could break in extreme temperature conditions. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially affected vehicles at 13,172...Read More»

Prototype of the R18 Ultra chair from Audi's Lightweight Design Centre
Audi Cops A Thousand Feels To Design The Perfect Chair

Crowdsourcing is everywhere these days. Astronomers use it to find rogue asteroids. City planners use it to revitalize downtown promenades. And it's the ethos behind the game-changing Kickstarter.com. So naturally, when Audi's Lightweight Design Centre needed to crank out a new chair, it followed...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Toyota Prius C, Shelby Mustang Photos Faked: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we spied the 2014 BMW i8 supercar and Honda issued a recall. Toyota is targeting Gen Y and one city bans the use of cell phones behind the wheel. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We compared the Honda Odyssey against the Nissan...Read More»

2012 Audi R8 GT
Audi Restarts #WantAnR8 Twitter Campaign

Last year an avid Audi fan posted a tweet with the hashtag #WantAnR8. Audi not only surprised the fan by showing up with an R8 for her to use for a day, but decided that the hashtag would make for an innovative marketing campaign. It was right, as the hashtag has been used over 75,000 times. Audi...Read More»

Matthew Broderick in Honda's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 CR-V
Super Bowl XLVI Play-By-Play: Which Ads Run When (With Video)

If you're a football fan, it's easy to keep track of this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. After all, at 6:30pm Eastern, you have a pretty good idea which teams you'll be watching, right? But do you know what commercials will run and when they'll appear? We thought not. That's why we've put together a...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the shopping habits of men and women -- can tell us a lot about buyers, but for an insider's look at the auto industry, you need to...Read More»

Volkswagen Super Bowl XLV Ad
Super Bowl Should Be A Bonanza For Automakers (Except Kia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest advertising events in America, so we'd expect America's biggest advertisers -- namely, the auto industry -- to be front and center during the game. As we've discussed before, spending upwards of $3 million for 30 seconds of advertising is a risky venture, but a...Read More»

2013 Audi A6 Allroad quattro
Audi Allroad Owners: Win A Trip To Test Drive The New Allroad

When the Audi allroad station wagon appeared in the U.S. earlier this century, it didn't have a great run -- but it's making a comeback. And if you happen to have an allroad in your garage, Audi wants to give you the chance to test drive the newest member of the family with an all-expense paid trip...Read More»

BMW laser headlights
Santa's Sleigh, Nissan Recall, Top Car Tech Of 2011: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Audi Q7 and Cadillac has announced a new option package for the 2012 CTS. Ford designs a new sleigh for Santa and Nissan issues recalls. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here are the top car-tech stories of 2011...Read More»

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