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Volkswagen Routan Back for 2011
Volkswagen Routan Back for 2011

Defying some predictions from the rumor mill, the Volkswagen Routan minivan is coming back for the 2011 model year. Since it shares running gear with the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2011 Routan gets similar updates, starting with the upgraded powertrain. This year, the...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Hyundai Elantra: Live Gallery

Take a first look here at the new 2011 Hyundai Elantra, as it's likely a car you're going to see much more of. The Car Connection is in sunny San Diego, fresh off a daylong drive of the new Elantra...and while we can't yet talk about the driving experience or how its features operate, we've been...Read More»

2011 Kia Sedona
2011 Kia Sedona: First Look

Minivans are big news for the 2011 model year, with every family wagon offered for sale in America undergoing a transformation. While the Sienna, Odyssey and Chrysler's minivans get more comprehensive renovations, the 2011 Kia Sedona hasn't been left out of the sprucing-up party. The Sedona brings...Read More»

2011 Toyota Highlander
2011 Toyota Highlander and Hybrid: First Look

After a global debut at the Moscow auto show, the 2011 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid are making their way back home to the U.S. with new faces, new tails and other updates. For the Highlander Hybrid, there's a meaningful increase in power. The gas-electric crossover's petroleum-drinking...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot: First Look

Chrysler's hitting the Twitters this morning with a wave of photos of its new 2011 products--including this first photo of the 2011 Jeep Patriot. The Patriot isn't due for a total overhaul, unlike the brand-new Fiat 500 Sport found today via Twitpic--and unlike the mysterious 2011 Chrysler 200 just...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»

2011 Ford Explorer
High Gear Media Covers the 2011 Ford Explorer

  Today's the big day--the 2011 Ford Explorer has been officially unveiled, and Ford is canvassing the country with live media events, social media Tweets, and just about every other kind of media known to man, to let you know about its new seven-seat crossover. The Explorer once was the...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
2011 Ford Explorer: Photo Gallery

This morning, the 2011 Ford Explorer takes its bow across the country. It's not being introduced at an auto show--but on Facebook, on morning TV, and in live events across the country, from New York to Los Angeles. High Gear Media has all the details on the new Explorer today, though--including...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: First Look at Ford's Most Important New SUV

At the peak of the late-1990s sport utility craze, Ford sold almost half a million Explorers. But as car-based "crossovers" have stolen share from truck-based SUVs, that number has fallen. Still, the Explorer remains a vitally important vehicle for Ford, which says that 95 percent of all car buyers...Read More»

2011 Nissan Quest minivan teaser
2011 Nissan Quest: New Images, L.A. Show Debut Confirmed

The 2011 Nissan Quest isn't quite here -- we're looking toward a first drive early next year -- but today Nissan released these illustrations of the new minivan. This spring, we confirmed that the new minivan won't be radically different under the skin, as it is on the outside. Though Nissan's...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
2011 Kia Optima: First Look from the 2010 New York Auto Show

We've been teased a few times with sketches of the 2011 Kia Optima, but today we've got the real thing live from the upcoming 2010 New York Auto Show, with an on-sale date expected for the fall. The current Optima's more typical of the last generation of Kia cars: functional but unexciting. In our...Read More»

2011 Nissan Quest sketch
New York Auto Show: 2011 Nissan Quest A Minivan No More?

The 2011 Nissan Quest is on the move. This week at the 2010 New York Auto Show, the Japanese car company will show this sketch of the new Quest. But whether or not the new vehicle is a direct replacement for its current minivan, or a crossover vehicle more along the lines of the Ford Flex, remains...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series sedan
2011 BMW 5-Series: Preview and First Photos

This afternoon, the 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan gets its long-awaited world premiere. Part of the new generation of BMW large cars, the new sedan is closely linked to the 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo we reviewed for you in September. BMW also confesses the new 5er shares many of its mechanical...Read More»

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