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Toyota Prius in Big New Service Action--But It's Not A Recall
Toyota Prius in Big New Service Action--But It's Not A Recall

In the latest recall to affect its Prius hybrid hatchback, Toyota says it will fix nearly 400,000 cars to correct a cooling-pump flaw. The Wall Street Journal reports Toyota will repair some 650,000 Prius hybrids worldwide, including 390,000 in the U.S. The vehicles could overheat as a result of...Read More»

Toyota Prius Minivan Dash
Toyota Reveals Upcoming Prius Minivan Dashboard On Facebook

Late yesterday Toyota posted an image of the upcoming Prius Minivan to its Facebook fan page with this caption: "The Prius community has put together a second puzzle revealing more details about the upcoming addition to the Prius family of products." Having already seen images around the web of...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
New Lincoln Crossover Coming, Based on Escape

Earlier this summer, Lincoln execs told High Gear Media about their plans to introduce seven new vehicles in the next four years. With existing products firmly in place--MKX, MKT, MKZ, MKS and Navigator--the brand's focus appears to be turning to the small-car segment. A report from Louisville's...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Dodge Viper, Paris and Detroit

Five cars are on the endangered list: won't you help them find a home at least, before they're extinct? [TheCarConnection] On the flip side, these five cars are selling so well, you probably won't get any discounts on them. [TheCarConnection] We're telling you know, Bluetooth audio streaming is a...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
Today in Car News: 2012 Focus, Porsche and Chevy Spark

Saab's president says never again will there be a screaming deal like his company was for Spyker. Eye of the beholder much? [BostonOverdrive] Porsche is coming back to Detroit--the automaker will display its wares once again at the 2011 auto show in Cobo Hall. Ausgezeichnet, you betcha. [Detroit...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
It Looks Like The Big Three Are Back

There's no denying that Detroit automakers have had a rough couple of years. It was about this time in 2008 that gas prices began climbing toward $4 a gallon, which brought about a dramatic change in vehicle demand and explains why there are so many hybrids and compacts in the pipeline these days...Read More»

Screencap from 2010 NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview flash mob event
Friday Video: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Flash Mob. In Formalwear.

We're starting to lose patience with flash mobs. What was once an edgy, socially deviant gesture has devolved into an outlet for extroverted Michael Jackson fans and self-professed marketing "gurus". That said, we're willing to give a pass to this clip from the NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview last...Read More»

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Teamsters, Tea Party Protest Some Of The Same Things At Detroit

At two places during the Detroit auto show—first circulating on a Cobo Hall press-room table, then later slipped under my hotel-room door—I found a leaflet entitled: "Toyota: A Danger to America," carrying the footer, "I ain't dying for a Toyota." Wearing the language and design earmarks of...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
TCC's Best Cars—And Surprises—of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

We're just back from the 2010 Detroit auto show and nursing our sore feet from several days of taking it all in at Detroit's Cobo Center. Taking a look back at the hurricane of posts on The Car Connection, along with our other core sites Motor Authority and Green Car Reports, we've picked just a...Read More»

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept: Pictures and Video Interview With Interior Designer

Cadillac's big news yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show was the introduction of the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept.  To view live photos of the XTS concept taken from the auto show floor you can check out this slideshow. The XTS foreshadows the STS / DTS replacement model that will unify Cadillac's...Read More»

Bob Lutz
Lutz Gets Ahead Of Himself On The Cadillac Converj

Speaking of Cadillac: Bob Lutz has championed the Cadillac Converj since its first appearance at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Although it debuted as a concept vehicle, there was soon a great deal of chatter about the Converj creeping toward showrooms, and this past Sunday, Lutz said in no uncertain...Read More»

Toyota Auto Access Seat
Video: Toyota Adds Auto Access Seat To Sienna Minivan

Anyone who's ever had to help a wheelchair-bound person into an average car or minivan -- one without a lift -- knows that the process can be exhausting. And with America's Baby Boomer population moving quickly toward senior status, the travails of transporting the elderly and infirm are likely to...Read More»

Kia Shadow Dragon Soul
Kia Adds Shadow Dragon To Soul Lineup

Kia today announced the arrival of the special edition Shadow Dragon Soul, the third of four planned special edition Soul models. Showing design themes similar in nature to the Soul “Burner” concept that debuted in 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Shadow Dragon trim features black...Read More»

Audi e-tron Concept for 2010 Detroit Auto Show
2010 Detroit Auto Show: From The Outside Looking In

We don't use the word "I" very much in our writing at TCC, but this time, I suppose I'll have to: I'm going to give my take on the 2010 Detroit Auto Show from the vantage point of my office, which lies -- inconveniently -- about 1,000 miles to the south. What can I add to the discussion from here...Read More»

BYD, at Detroit auto show
BYD To Bring e6 EV, Maybe Battery Production And R&D, To U.S.

Hardly modest about its astronomical growth rate or its plans for the future, China’s BYD hopes to top of its phenomenal growth in its home China with an expansion into the U.S.—bringing its e6 electric crossover into the U.S. and Canada as soon as late this year, setting plans in motion for...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Family Haulers Out In Force

There’s been a definite shift in consumer tastes towards smaller cars in the industry and nowhere is this more evident than in the family vehicle segment, where fuel economy, interior space and safety are crucial. Unsurprisingly most automakers, from affordable brands to luxury marques, are...Read More»

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

Under the blanket of winter, Detroit is smoking hot, caught in the throes of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. And the latest hot concept to hit the Web is the 2012 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept. The XTS Platinum Concept is a preview of the upcoming Cadillac flagship sedan, intended as a range-topper to...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Lincoln MKX

Ever since its introduction in 2006, the Lincoln MKX hasn’t fully delivered on its potential. Based on the Ford Edge, the MKX offered a very generous feature list, but its appearance was deemed too conservative by some (especially the egg-crate grille) and its interior materials—as we pointed...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
2010 Detroit Auto Show: GMC Granite Live Shots

  With the new Granite concept, GMC's making a visual promise--to enter the thick of the compact-crossover segment that includes everything from the Kia Soul to the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. We previewed the Granite for you earlier this morning, as soon as official GM press materials were...Read More»

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