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Car Of The Year Short List, New NSX and Volt Sales: Car News Headlines
Car Of The Year Short List, New NSX and Volt Sales: Car News Headlines

The North American Car and Truck of the Year short list is out--has your nominee been left on the cutting-room floor? (Do they even have "cutting rooms" anymore?) Attention, people: the Honda Ridgeline is not going anywhere, says Honda, so will you please stop rumormongering? The U.S. Treasury...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
September 2011 Car Sales: The Needle Creeps Higher

Monthly sales numbers for September 2011 are being reported today by car makers, and the slight progress made in August seems to be continuing with upticks at all the major brands except for the two most affected by the Japanese earthquake earlier this year. According to market analysts at J.D...Read More»

Is this the new Toyota Aqua?
New And Improved TCC, OnStar, Toyota Prius: Car News Headlines

We launch a new version of TheCarConnection, while OnStar backpedals its latest privacy policy changes. Cadillac has canceled the ATS Convertible and we drive the 2012 Audi TT-RS. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We launch a cleaner, faster, more mature version...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

Small car fans, we have some good news: the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has aced the full battery of safety tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As a result, the IIHS has dubbed the Sonic a "Top Safety Pick". To earn that prize, the Sonic had to perform well in four IIHS crash tests...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2012 Eight-Passenger Family Vehicles

Whether your family consists of two adults and six children, or one adult and seven children, or a mix of adults and older children totaling eight, you need a good-sized vehicle in order to carry them all. What are your choices? We take a look at some of the 2012 eight-passenger family vehicles on...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2013 Cadillac ATS, Gas Prices: Car News Headlines

Chevrolet's latest subcompact isn't subar and Cadillac is preparing the upcoming 2013 ATS. Gas prices are falling and Nissan is taking iAds to a new level while the first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sells for $250,000. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We drive...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic  -  First Drive
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Subcompact, Definitely Not Subpar

With the introduction of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors at last has some truly competitive, top-notch small-car choices in its lineup. And it's about time; with decades of inconsistent model entries and frequently shifting nameplates—Chevette, Vega, Spectrum, Sprint, Metro...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
Dads Take To Crossovers For Family Hauling

No disrespect to Chrysler for designing the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan as a “man van,” but a new survey commissioned by Chevrolet says more dads today are taking to crossovers over minivans for both family hauling and other needs. What’s the skinny on this apparent new trend? Chevy...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Economy Driving Down Parental Spending On Teen Cars: Survey

It makes a lot of sense, and we probably don’t need a poll to tell us this, but a new survey commissioned by Allstate shows that parents are spending less on cars for their teens, citing the economy as the principal reason. Specifically, the survey found that 60 percent of parents in America...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Stands Firm, Refuses To Share Chevy Volt Secrets With China

It's common for people to cite China as a nation bent on world domination at the expense of the environment. After all, how many articles were written about the massive (and massively failed) cleanup of Beijing prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics, or the devastation wrought by the Three Gorges Dam?...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec accessories
Kia Recall, 2014 Ford Mustang, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Car News Headlines

The 'Chevy Runs Deep' marketing campaign is out of steam. [TheCarConnection] Ford is working on an all-new 2014 Mustang that features a non-retro design. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic hits the 40 mpg highway rating. [GreenCarReports] Kia is recalling the 2007-2008 Sorento SUV due to an...Read More»

Screencap from Chevrolet's 'Chevy Runs Deep' ad
'Chevy Runs Deep' Runs Out Of Steam

Over the years, Chevy has had some memorable marketing slogans. “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet,” for example, conjured up symbolic images of American life, while “like a rock” spoke to the durability of Chevy’s trucks. “Chevy runs deep,” its...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic small sedan and hatchback a Top Safety Pick. The Sonic, which replaces the outgoing Chevy Aveo, won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

General Motors is showing signs of truly bucking its history of giving small cars short shrift in many areas. With all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic that arrives later this fall, along with the excellent new Chevrolet Cruze that's one of our best-rated small cars, GM is shaping up to have a fully...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Build Experience
GM Insists The Small Block V-8 Is Here To Stay

With automakers focused on hitting fuel economy standards for 2015 and beyond, it seems like the days of the small-block V-8 are surely numbered. After all, most automakers are downsizing engines and introducing hybrids and electric vehicles at an astounding rate; could it be that the storied...Read More»

Welcome to Texas
Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85, Becomes The New Montana

When the 55 mile per hour national speed limit was amended in 1987 and later repealed in 1995, states were once again free to establish speed limits based on safety standards, not just fuel economy. States in the overpopulated and traffic-choked Northeast set a fairly conservative limit of 65 mph...Read More»

2007 Saturn Sky Red Line Bob Lutz
"Maximum" Bob Lutz Returns To GM As Advisor

General Motors has announced that Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman, will return to GM as a consultant. Lutz will be available to executives and senior leadership on a part-time basis, effective immediately. Lutz has a lengthy history in the automotive industry, including time at GM (from 1963 through...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Klout's Featured Perk Is The Chevrolet Volt

Klout has been rewarding social media influencers around the world with what it calls "perks" for the last few months. Yesterday it announced the latest perk: a Chevrolet Volt. To be specific, the perk is to drive a Chevrolet Volt for three days. Klout plans to have the top technology...Read More»

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