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2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites
2017 Infiniti QX30: With Rugged-Lux Style, Set To Woo Young Urbanites

Infiniti is rapidly and dramatically remaking itself, and the upcoming 2017 QX30, as previewed by the QX30 Concept shown this week at the Geneva Motor Show, will be one of the harbingers of this sea change. They’re important agents of youth, too, for a brand that’s taking better aim at...Read More»

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE: VW’s (American) Future Of Crossovers

Ahead of its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this week, Volkswagen has just given us a first look at the future: a future that’s U.S.-built, aimed directly at America, showcasing an all-new design direction, and sized for American wants and needs. It’s called the Cross Coupe GTE, and it...Read More»

HARKEN seatbelt concept fights driver fatigue (by the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia)
Can This Intelligent Seatbelt End Drowsy Driving? (Video)

The Internet of Everything: to most of us, it refers to machines we can monitor from afar, using computers and smartphones to keep tabs on our thermostats, refrigerators, and cars. But more generally, the Internet of Everything refers to the way in which objects of all kinds are becoming connected...Read More»

2015 BMW i8
The 10 Most Fascinating Cars Of 2015

Cars have become so seemingly identical, so reliable, and so regulated that they're boring. You might find some who'll argue that. But anyone who simply takes a trip out to a couple of new-car showrooms will find that's actually far from the truth. Many of today's production cars offer expressive...Read More»

Tesla Motors stand at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
Detroit 2014 Best In Show: Our Editorial Team Picks Favorites

While the public days at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)—or the Detroit Auto Show as most of us know it—don't start until this weekend, the press conferences are over, and as usual there was plenty of news about products, concept cars, and technology from the show...Read More»

Official design sketch previewing 2017 Honda Ridgeline
All-New Honda Ridgeline Due For 2016, But Skipping 2015 Model Year

It looked for a few years like compact and mid-size pickups were a dying breed. But with the introduction of an all-new Chevrolet Colorado this next year, along with a new-generation Honda Ridgeline under development, this portion of the truck market could rebound. That’s right; Honda today...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy Concept
Subaru Concept Previews Look Of 2015 Legacy, Outback

Subaru has announced that it will point to the future of its mid-size Legacy Sedan, with the appropriately named Legacy Concept, at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The show car will celebrate the model’s 25th anniversary and point to the look of the next-generation 2015 Subaru...Read More»

Volvo Concept Coupe, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
This Is What Volvos Will Look Like Under Geely: Concept Coupe Revealed

We spend a lot of time dissecting auto ads, trying to figure out what those commercials convey about a particular car brand. But cars themselves -- specifically, their design -- also help define a company's brand. A Lamborghini, for example, makes a bold impression. The car's sharp, aggressive...Read More»

Generation Y
Young Drivers Build A Car That Millennials Allegedly Want

We've spilled a lot of virtual ink discussing Generation Y (aka Millennials) and their love/hate relationship with cars. Among the findings in recent years: Millennials aren't buying cars. Millennials aren't buying cars, but their parents are probably buying cars for them. Millennials aren't...Read More»

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept Video Preview

At the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen rolled out the CrossBlue Concept, a thinly disguised version of its new upcoming three-row crossover. Set to compete against the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, this new family hauler will be built in the U.S., and will be designed specifically for...Read More»

Nissan Resonance Concept live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Nissan Resonance Video Preview

Nissan revealed the Resonance Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, giving us our best look at what the next-generation Murano crossover might look like. Proving crossovers don't have to be bland, the Resonance Concept is inspired by the "Innovation Era," according to Nissan. The design puts an...Read More»

Honda's Urban SUV Concept teaser - image: Honda
Honda Teases 'Urban SUV' Concept Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show

Billing it as “a global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior,” Honda has teased a new, compact “Urban SUV Concept” that it will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013. Though Honda failed to release any details...Read More»

Lexus LF-CC coupe concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
Paris Auto Show, 2014 Ford Transit Connect, Buying A Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Ford revealed the new 2014 Transit Connect while Lexus showed more of the LF-CC Coupe Concept. We ramp up for the Paris Auto Show and the first production 2013 Cadillac ATS heads to the auction block. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) spy shots
Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans on a new front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid concept from BMW. The weekend is nearly here, so be sure to stock up on car news, as...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500, 2012 New York Auto Show
2012 New York Auto Show Highlights, Day Two

The second of the two New York Auto Show media days included presentations of radically more fuel-efficient Ram pickups and an all-new Infiniti electric luxury sedan, among many others. And while the lighter schedule of the second day didn't quite bring the overflow of reveals, there were quite a...Read More»

2013 Honda Crosstour
2013 Honda Crosstour Concept Live Photos: New York Auto Show

Honda's Crosstour might not have found a place with as many American families and empty nesters as Honda might have hoped, but it's at the very least one of the most adventurous vehicles the automaker has produced in recent years. A couple of years ago Honda detached the Crosstour from the Honda...Read More»

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept live photos
EcoBoost Transit, New Audi A3, Bentley SUV: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Subaru launches new interactive brochures while Ford releases powertrain details for the upcoming Transit. We cover the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, from the new Bentley SUV to the convertible Range Rover Evoque Concept, and everything in between. All this and more in today's...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept
Chevrolet Code 130R Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Two Chevrolet small-car concepts share the stage at Detroit, and both are far-out concept cars in the classic sense—not much more than three-dimensional renderings, and lacking interiors at this point. But of the two, the boxy 130R Concept definitely generated the most excitement among the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R and Tru 140S concepts
Chevrolet Researches What Young Americans Want—And It’s Not Hatchbacks

With the Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, and Cruze this year completing a full suite of small-car models, General Motors now has small cars covered in the U.S. Or so it would seem; the company also knows that simply offering ordinary hatchbacks and sedans, like the Spark, Sonic, and Cruze, won’t...Read More»

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