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Hyundai Borrows A Page From Ford's Fiesta Movement
Hyundai Borrows A Page From Ford's Fiesta Movement

By now, you've probably seen the commercials for Hyundai's new "Uncensored" campaign. They're pretty hard to miss, but on the off-chance that you're not much of a TV person, (a) congratulations, and (b) here you go: In addition to those clips, however, the "Uncensored" campaign also includes an...Read More»

BMW's Job Channel on Facebook
BMW Is Looking For A Few Good Menschen On Facebook And Twitter

U.S. unemployment numbers may have gotten a little rosier, but most experts agree that the job market is still terrible, and even the most optimistic analysts say that there are five applicants for every job opening. We don't have exact figures on the auto industry, but given the shrinkage and...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
Video: The 2011 Nissan Leaf Has Arrived

  Ladies and gentlemen, the 2011 Nissan Leaf is here. And by "here", we mean "the interwebs". No, you can't drive it just yet. But you can follow Lance Armstrong's Twitter feed, where the new Nissan spokesperson occasionally mentions the all-electric five-door and how excited he is to be the first...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in New York City, March 2010
Chevrolet Brings The Volt's 'Freedom Drive' To The Info Superhighway

So, you're an early adopter -- comfy in your pup tent in front of the Apple store, happy to dump Gmail for Google Wave, even though it can't decide whether it's in "preview" or "labs" mode. Chances are pretty good that you'll also be interested in the new Chevrolet Volt hybrid EV (or whatever we...Read More»

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta
The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road

According to Mashable.com, today is Social Media Day. And even though we don't fully understand the rationale -- It's the end of Q2? The feast day of St. Theobald (unlikely, since he was a hermit)? -- we're happy to take part in the festivities as long as there's punch and pie. ...Okay, so we've...Read More»

Screencap from Kia's summer 2010 commercial for the Soul
Kia And Hamsters And Petville, Oh My: The Soul Returns To Facebook

We have good news and bad news. The good news: for a third year, Kia will underwrite the Vans Warped Tour, which, for those who haven't been, is a lot like Lollapalooza, except people actually go. The bad news: Kia is bringing the Soul back to Facebook, which didn't go too well the first time...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Truth Or Consequences: Buick Prepares For The Slings And Arrows Of Social Media

Here's a sentence you might not have expected: Buick is planning a major social media offensive for the 2011 Regal sedan. Sales of the revamped Regal began last month, and in July, Buick will start marketing the sedan in earnest. Shortly after the traditional onslaught of print, broadcast, and...Read More»

Subaru badges from BadgeOfOwnership.com
Subaru Brings Badges To The Bumper

Social media has changed the way we talk -- or at least what we mean when we talk. "Checking in" used to mean getting a key at the hotel desk, "sharing" was done over coffee, and giving a "status update" was reserved for astronauts and combat personnel. Thanks to Facebook, Google, and a host of...Read More»

SocialCarNews
High Gear Media Gets #Social With Your #Car #News

Like the post-trendy hashtag? Get used to it, a lot, because High Gear Media's getting deeper into the social-media world of cars. Today, we're announcing an important new piece of our little galaxy of sites. You know us from TheCarConnection for reviews, ratings and comparisons; from...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Polo
Video: Volkswagen Brings The Polo GTI To Facebook

  Volkswagen has been pushing the online angle pretty hard in its launch of the 2011 Polo. Among the automaker's standout efforts have been a joint ad campaign and website, and an intriguing "Marco Polo" Facebook page. Now, VW has returned to Facebook to hype the sporty Polo GTI, and we're happy...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Leaked?
Like Or Unlike? 2011 Ford Explorer Will Debut On Facebook

The live-streamed rollout: we've seen it in other industries -- in fashion, for example -- and it's even happened a few times in the auto world, when an automaker has posted live video of a model's debut on the auto show floor. Now, Ford has decided to skip the auto show altogether and premiere the...Read More»

Facebook app for the Honda CR-Z
Honda Uses Facebook To Promote Another Controversial Model: The CR-Z

The last time Honda used Facebook to promote a brand new model, the results were not so good -- well not so good for Honda, though Facebook fans seemed to enjoy venting some hate. Now, Honda is making another go at the social media marketplace with promos for the new CR-Z, a controversial new ride...Read More»

Volkswagen ad for the 2010 World Cup
Hey, Soccer Fans: Volkswagen Wants To Make You A Star

Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the U.S., and this summer's World Cup will benefit from some of the heaviest live coverage the sport has seen on American airwaves. Volkswagen is hoping to get in on the action with a new social media campaign aimed at rooting out U.S. soccer junkies. Just...Read More»

Screencap from Hagerty's CarMatch Facebook app
Find Your Classic Car Match With Hagerty's Facebook App

Like Chinese drywall or that fifth Jello shot, Facebook apps often seem like a good idea at the time, but turn out to be a pain in the neck. Yesterday, we stumbled across an exception to that rule, and today, it looks as if we've found another in classic car insurer Hagerty and its CarMatch app...Read More»

Justin Kurtz, sued by T&J Towing for defamation on Facebook [via Mark Bugnaski, Kalamazoo Gazette]
Towing Company Learns About Barbra Streisand The Hard Way

Earlier this year, Justin Kurtz's car was towed. No big deal, right? Happens every day. Only problem is, T&J Towing of Kalamazoo, Michigan may have tampered with the car to justify its impounding. Kurtz claimed that T&J disconnected his Saturn's battery to prevent the car alarm from going...Read More»

2011 Scion tC by Five Axis
Contest: Unlock Your Own 2011 Scion tC On A New, Virtual Road Trip

Road trips, scavenger hunts, missions, adventures: apparently, these are the things kids love. So it's no surprise that Scion -- which boasts some of the youngest buyers of any automaker in the U.S. -- has developed an online game that uses each of those elements to promote the all new, 2011 Scion...Read More»

Possible Fiat 500 logos from Fiat USA's Facebook page
Unleash Your Inner Design Snob: Vote On Logos For The Fiat 500

There's been a lot of speculation about Sergio Marchionne's plans to consolidate the Chrysler and Fiat families. But amid all the rumor and hearsay and out-and-out gossip, there's one thing we know for sure: Fiat is bringing its long-lived, very popular 500 model to the U.S. And now, we also know...Read More»

Mercedes Facebook app for the SLS AMG
Apps For Facebook, iPhone Put The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Front And Center

Mercedes-Benz has tried its hand at apps and social media several times in the past year. Some of those efforts have been, well, less than thrilling, but others have proven pretty useful (at least for buyers). Now, the luxury automaker is giving it another go with apps for Facebook and the...Read More»

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Revs Up The Social Web, But He Knows When To Hit The Brakes

There are a lot of misconceptions about social media. For example, we -- meaning a general We, the People -- often assume that everyone under 40 uses Facebook, and that they all use it the same way. However, we now know that certain populations came to Facebook late, and that it's not the be-all...Read More»

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