Convertibles

2012 Ford Focus, BMW i, 2013 Infiniti JX: Car News Headlines
2012 Ford Focus, BMW i, 2013 Infiniti JX: Car News Headlines

Ford can't ramp up Focus production due to a component supplier issue. [TheCarConnection] BMW has finally unveiled the i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid. [GreenCarReports] Infiniti continues the JX strip tease with a fourth teaser photo of the luxury crossover. [FamilyCarGuide] Did you know...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Paris Hilton, Ford, Tuatara: Car News Headlines

A convertible will join the new Beetle lineup next spring as a 2013 model. [TheCarConnection] Paris Hilton receives a Lexus LFA from ex-boyfriend and exchanges it for a different color. [MotorAuthority] Hilarious explanation for plug-in cars with Xtranormal animation. [GreenCarReports] Car2go is...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Coming Next Spring

The wraps have only just come off the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle but so far only the hard-top model has been revealed. However, as we saw with the previous generation ‘New Beetle’, sales of the convertible are just as important as those of the coupe and in some years were actually the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
2011 Nissan CrossCabriolet Arriving Late For Convertible Season

Supply and production interruptions due to the March earthquake in Japan (and the resulting tsunami) have left the new 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet in short supply—and from the sound of it, some shoppers might not even see Nissan's quirky new soft top crossover in showrooms until after...Read More»

1978 AMC AMX showdown
Volt Versus Leaf, Snooki, Romney and Weiner: The Week In Reverse

Ford has a lot of homework to finish before next year: it's engineering a new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid transmission and an eight-speed automatic. [TheCarConnection] While Ford tries its hand at a three-cylinder, it's worth pointing out the mostly sad recent history of that kind...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Snooki, Sun-Sipping Convertibles And SRX: Today's Car News

We know it's not really summer until late June, but that gives you time to save gas money and work on your tan with these fuel-conscious convertibles. [TheCarConnection] Cadillac had plans for a plug-in SRX hybrid--but now those plans have been unplugged. [GreenCarReports] Though Saab's restarted...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
Sun Sippers: 6 Convertibles With The Best Gas Mileage

At the first hints of summer, after just a few sun-soaked days, it's tempting to put aside all your plans for a sensible new vehicle and instead go for one that tousles your hair a bit. Trouble is, in shopping for a convertible, it's easy to lose sight about what happens come fall, or what you're...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
GM Set To Announce Revamped Chevy Corvette Plant

GM is set to announce tomorrow morning that it will spend about $100 million to refurbish the Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant that houses assembly of the Chevy Corvette. The Bowling Green plant opened in 1981, and has the capacity to build more than 30,000 cars a year. Through March 2011, it's built...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
2012 Fiat 500 Cabriolet Priced Under $20,000

Fiat's put a price on its retracting-roof 500 hatchback. The subcompact 500c goes on sale late this spring in two flavors, 500c Pop and 500c Lounge, wearing some minor differentiation in the badging, wheels and details to distinguish it from the hardtop. Then there's the fabric roof panel, which...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio
2012 Fiat 500 Cabriolet: 2011 New York Auto Show

Late last year, the Fiat 500 emerged to strong reviews, with a promise from executives that a cabriolet version was on the way. As promised, the convertible version, the 2012 Fiat 500c, is coming to the brand's boutiques later this year--via the 2011 New York Auto Show. The differences between the...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Twelve Hot Convertibles For Summer

Forget about the iffy weather plaguing the country now. Sure, it may be snowing in the northeast and flooding in the Rockies, but spring is already here and summer’s on the way. Maybe it’s time to think about open-air driving -- if a convertible is in the cards for an extra family...Read More»

Elizabeth Taylor
Video: Elizabeth Taylor, Catalyst For America's Car Fever, Dies At 79

Elizabeth Taylor was many things: actress, activist, friend of the disenfranchised, professional divorcee. She was also one of the great sex symbols of the 20th century -- in part, because of her longtime love of cars. She passed away early this morning at the age of 79. By the time Taylor reached...Read More»

2009 Saturn Sky
Study: Top-Down In Some Convertibles Can Be Deafening

If you've ever been touring in a convertible, you know that while the open air can be thrilling, it also leaves you with a greater sense of vulnerability. But sunburns and frizzy hair are only part of it; the turbulence battering your ears all day, combined with road noise, could actually lead to...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Eos
2012 Volkswagen Eos Surfaces Before L.A. Show Debut

The first photos and product details of the 2012 Volkswagen Eos have surfaced, a few weeks before its official debut at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show. The new hardtop convertible goes on sale early next year with moderate updates to its styling and its interior. The front end now wears the slimmer...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
New Volkswagens Include Updated Tiguan, Eos

At its annual dealer meeting today in Atlanta, Volkswagen of America confirms it's bringing three updated models to the U.S. market for the 2011 model year. Yesterday, VW confirmed the new mid-size sedan ("NMS," for now) being built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will have its world debut at the 2011...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler
First Look: 2011 Jeep Wrangler

  The covers are off the new 2011 Jeep Wrangler, which gets a much nicer interior and some other upgrades for the new model year. Chrysler says the new Wrangler gets much better interior treatments, as well as a new body-color hard top on the Sahara model. The new instrument panel goes a little...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible concept
Today at High Gear Media: Ragtop Deals and Camaro Convertible

General Motors is breaking out of the recent past--it's hiring new people and prepping a slew of new vehicles, all in the news today across the High Gear Media network. First up, TheCarConnection has some news on the new small Cadillac ATS lineup and possible confirmation through Twitter--and then...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
2011 Ford Mustang GT: Live Photo Tease

We've been on a Mustang roll: earlier this week, TheCarConnection brought you Vanilla Ice's take on the new Mustang 5.0, and on Monday we drove V-6 and V-8 Mustangs, coupes and convertibles. That's on top of the huge pile of Mustang stuff from all the outposts of High Gear Media's empire of car Web...Read More»

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the Perfect Escape From Family Life

Being a part of a family means a lot of wonderful things among them a feeling of belonging and love. But there is another side of family life that is a bit darker and it usually involves off-key recitals, endless soccer practices and the ever exciting getting of groceries. But what if there was a...Read More»

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