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Should You Buy a Hybrid - Or Wait?
Should You Buy a Hybrid - Or Wait?

When is the right time to buy a hybrid? Should you be heading for the showroom now or waiting for the next generation of this technically complex but fuel-efficient alternatives? A piece in USA Today raises those questions and is worth touching on in this blog, as regular readers know my cautious...Read More»

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Are These the Year's Best Hybrids?

Whether you think of them as "fantasies in chrome," in the words of former Ford chief designer Jack Telnack, or as the shape of things to come, concept cars have traditional been a favorite of show-goers, industry insiders, and the automotive media alike. And the best of the year's breed were...Read More»

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GM Indefinitely Delays Next-Gen Truck Plans

Considering current market conditions, which one industry official has described as "watershed," we weren't really surprised to learn that General Motors is putting an indefinite hold on its plans to re-do its next generation of large trucks and SUVs. By saving an estimated $250 million or more per...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX Spy Shots, Too!

We're playing Concentration this morning at TheCarConnection.com. Below this post, you'll see pics of the 2010 Saab 9-4X--and here, you have the 2010 Cadillac SRX. Can you spot the differences? OK, time's up. For starters, this Caddy prototype has a body-colored A-pillar, which also appears to be a...Read More»

2009 Cadillac CTSv
Caddy Bulks Up New CTSv; Sets Nurburgring Record

I can't see much through the visor of John Heinricy's full-face helmet. Nor can I move much once I'm all strapped into the molded Recarro seat of a near production-ready, 2009 Cadillac CTSv. But the crinkles in the corner of General Motors' top test driver's mouth tell me we're about to have a good...Read More»

2009 Cadillac CTS-V
Smackdown Alert: Cadillac CTS-V Does 60 in 3.9

What will the BMW M3, Lexus IS-F, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG do now? Back in January, the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V hit Detroit's auto show with the promise of a supercharged V-8 with a prodigious 550 horsepower. Scratch that. The CTS-V makes 556 horsepower, according to the latest updates from GM. Not...Read More»

2009 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
Escalade Goes FlexFuel – Should You Care?

All versions of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade will be FlexFuel capable, goes the morning news release from General Motors. That means anything from pure gasoline to an 85 percent ethanol/15 percent blend of petrol. That will bring to 15 the number of FlexFuel vehicles in the giant automaker's fleet...Read More»

2009 Cadillac XLR
2009 Cadillac XLR Is Officially Official

A few weeks ago, I showed you the clearest spy shots of the 2009 Cadillac XLR that could be had--and now that Cadillac's shown the final version, the predictions about a mild change for the two-seat hardtop roadster have proven true. The XLR isn't winning any sales awards, but the midcycle...Read More»

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Prius Tops 1 Million

What began as little more than a technical curiosity has moved solidly into the mainstream. Toyota Motor Co. just sold its 1 millionth Prius, the world’s first mass-market hybrid-electric vehicle. Introduced in 1997 in Japan and two years later in the United States, the Prius is Toyota’s...Read More»

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American Axle Deal a Bitter Pill

It’s going to take a lot more than sugar to sweeten the deal that American Axle workers are being asked to swallow. The proposed settlement that ends a nearly three-month strike at the huge partsmaker will require workers to slash wages by as much as $10 an hour – though they’ll also get...Read More»

2009 Cadillac XLR, Caught Without Camo

Our spies have caught the 2009 Cadillac XLR without even an inch of camouflage – exposing the new front fascia, which includes a new grille and restyled fog lamps. In addition, the XLR will be wearing a bit more jewelry – in this case, it will be chrome vents on the fenders. Watch for...Read More»

Help Wanted: Scab Labor Needed?

These days, a help wanted ad draws more interest than normal, here in Detroit, especially when it’s from one of the auto industry’s troubled suppliers. But one ad, in particular, is drawing intense scrutiny, a classified item in the suburban Oakland Press that reads, “Employment...Read More»

Spy Shots: 2010 Cadillac BRX Caught!

During the last several months, photos have surfaced of a GM crossover identified as the Cadillac BRX. As it turns out, those photos were actually of the next-generation Chevy Equinox. Last week we caught the “real” BRX for the first time, and today we have more photos of an actual 2010...Read More»

World Car of the Year: It's the Mazda 2

The winners have been named -- and this year's World Car of the Year is the Mazda 2. Ford's Mondeo and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class were the runners-up. WCOTY jurors said that the Mazda is a winner because of "its very appealing looks and high levels of standard equipment for the price.” Earlier...Read More»

Car Logos: The Neatorama History

Ever wondered why the Audi in front of you has a logo of four interlocked rings? Did you know that the Cadillac emblem was inspired by a family crest of a nobleman who later turned out to be a fraud? Or that Volkswagen was Hitler’s idea? We did, but we still love this page from the Neatorama...Read More»

Cadillac CTS Coupe: Build It or Burn It?

Cadillac's CTS Coupe was one of the darlings of the Detroit auto show this year. And from what we've seen on the ground in spy photos--and in the latest round of pictures released by General Motors--it looks like GM's plan is full steam ahead to produce the two-door for the 2010 model year. We...Read More»

Broke Battery Supplier Brings Trouble to GM

General Motors Corp.'s effort to bolster its hybrid line -- with vehicles like the new 2-Mode Chevrolet Tahoe -- has been placed in jeopardy by a legal battle at one of GM's key battery suppliers, which appears to be in serious financial trouble. GM spokeswoman Deborah Silveman declined to comment...Read More»

GM Rear-Drive Plan Includes Big Cadillac, Big Buick

While Ford bails on big rear-wheel-drive cars entirely and Chrysler reskins its existing 300/Charger lineup in 2011, General Motors is pushing ahead with an abbreviated version of its rear-drive plans. As TheCarConnection.com reported a few weeks ago, the Chevrolet Camaro is still in GM’s...Read More»

Bruce Was Busy? Pink Cadillac Gets Aretha's Signature for Grammy Auction

Cadillac is tickled pink -- or so's the word from their PR folk, who are spreading some of the Grammy love this week a little early with a special-edition being auctioned off in the run-up to this Sunday's music awards show. Cadillac says a pink CTS is being sold to the highest bidder on the 8th...Read More»

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