Convertibles

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Preview
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Preview

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has officially previewed its 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible; and while it’s hardly surprising how this drop-top pony car looks, GM has detailed a series of features and structural upgrades that should make it a big step forward in refinement and general driving...Read More»

Teaser for Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Land Rover Follows In Nissan's Footsteps, Promises Range Rover Evoque Convertible For 2016: Video

SUVs are selling like hotcakes, so naturally, automakers want to milk them for all they're worth before the public's hunger subsides. How? By offering new, exciting versions of SUVs for shoppers who've grown tired of garden-variety utes. Most companies achieve that goal by offering special trim...Read More»

2015 BMW 2-Series Convertible
Hardtop Convertibles Dwindling: Are They A Passing Fad?

The more things change, the more they stay the same. And to some drivers, one of life’s little joys is one that involves putting down the top, opening up to the sky, and feeling a little wind in your hair—in one of many the many convertibles the market has to offer. Trouble is, of...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible
Study: People Who Own Convertibles Are More Educated & More Affluent Than Most Of Us

As with many professions, writing about cars has busy seasons and slow ones. Fall, winter, and spring are fast and furious, with countless auto shows demanding coverage and new models rolling into showrooms every day. In summer, on the other hand, we usually see a steep drop in the number and...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Best Used Convertible 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

If you've ever owned and enjoyed a convertible—or even just rented one—understand that open-top models are about more than just feeling the wind in your hair. They're also about the freedom you show and feel, in driving a vehicle that might not hit all the marks for practicality. Not...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: $51,995 And Up

Owning a high-performance sports car can be a true joy, even if you're not the type to take it to a race track. With the debut of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, priced from $51,995, it doesn't even have to break the bank. The new base price is an increase of about $2,000 over the...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type first drive
2014 Jaguar F-Type First Drive: Video

After nearly 40 years of building sedans and grand tourers, Jaguar is finally back in the sports car business with the 2014 F-Type. So what's it like? That's exactly the question our sister site, Motor Authority, set out to answer last week in the hills surrounding Pamplona, Spain. Can the F-Type...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Video Road Test

Muscle car fans have a love affair with the Chevy Camaro for decades--it's been around almost as long as the Ford Mustang. Today Camaro buyers have quite a few choices, from the fuel-efficient V-6, to the V-8 SS and the sharp- handling 1LE, all the way up to the beastly ZL1. In this video road test...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Preview: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

The iconic Volkswagen Beetle was just redesigned in coupe form last year, gaining an edgier, more masculine look--and targeting itself more at male buyers. The Convertible, due to make its public debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show next month, takes some of that edge back, while maintaining the...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the best and worst of August’s new vehicle sales, tell you about (another) recall for the new Ford Escape and speculate on what the police car of the future may look like. Here’s Thursday’s car news that’s fit to print, as covered by...Read More»

2011 Lexus HS 250h
The Death List: What Cars Aren't Coming Back For 2013?

The only thing truly constant, it’s said, is change. With the possible exceptions of the Porsche 911 and every model built by the Morgan Motor Company, nowhere is this adage more true than in the automotive industry. We said goodbye to a fair number of cars in 2012, including some that were...Read More»

2013 Nissan 370Z
2013 Nissan 370Z Revealed: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is less than a day away, and Nissan has revealed the mildly refreshed 2013 370Z. Up front, Nissan has added LED daytime running lights while finally ditching the controversial "fangs." In the rear a red reflector replaces the black cover between the tailpipes. Nissan also...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Converitble Highgate special edition
MINI Convertible Highgate Edition: 'Brit-Cool' For Sale

MINI is well-known for its highly customizable cars, with everything from exterior color, decals, and trim to interior materials, details, and style on the table. The latest special edition leverages this flexibility to deliver the MINI Convertible Highgate. The company calls it "open-top driving...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster
2012 MINI Cooper Roadster Priced From $24,350

The MINI Roadster is poised to become the most fun you can have in a front-wheel drive, two-seat convertible, in part because it's the only one in the U.S. that we can think of off the top of our heads. Unique market position aside, the Roadster's entry pricing is attractive, starting at just...Read More»

2013 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2013 Ford Mustang Gets New Styling And Tech: 2011 L.A. Auto Show

Like a fine wine, the Mustang just gets better with age. Okay, lame clichés notwithstanding, Ford has made a raft of significant updates on its iconic muscle car despite this possibly being the last model year for the current generation Mustang. Coming into the 2013 model year with fresh new...Read More»

2010 Volvo C70 Convertible
Volvo To Shutter C70 Hardtop Convertible Manufacturing Plant

Volvo’s C70 folding hardtop convertible is getting on in years. Originally launched in 1997 (or 1998 in North America), the C70 has been through just one significant design change, and that now dates back to 2006. Demand for the luxury convertible has been waning, and Bloomberg reports that...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 Bentley Continental GTC
2012 Bentley Continental GTC Unveiled

The floodgates are officially open and the European heavyweights are tripping over themselves to preview their Frankfurt wares. We've already seen the 2012 Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458 Spider, and now it's Bentley's turn. The 2012 Continental GTC is official. More evolution (slight evolution) than...Read More»

2012 Lexus IS
2012 Lexus IS Stays The Course

If you were looking for a long list of changes to the 2012 Lexus IS series, you’re going to be disappointed. In fact, the only changes for 2012 are these: Nebula Gray Pearl paint replaces Smoky Granite Mica paint, and Fire Agate Pearl paint replaces Glacier Frost Mica paint. That’s not...Read More»

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