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First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price: $87,950 Exactly one year ago, our editor Marty Padgett wrote about the European launch of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid... read more

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2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept

More Photos, Details On Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Plug-in hybrids aren't new at Toyota. They don't have any on the street yet - at least for retail customers - but they are prepping test fleets of plug-in Priuses all over... read more September 10, 2009 by  2


 
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'Saudi Arabia of Lithium' To Produce Batteries By 2016

Whether you’re concerned about national security or have green motivations as well, you might be eagerly awaiting electric cars and plug-ins in hopes of escaping your... read more September 4, 2009 by 


 
Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model

2010 Audi A3 TDI Priced from $30,775

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI goes on sale later this year for a base price of $30,775, the automaker announced today. The diesel version of the littlest Audi you can buy may come... read more September 3, 2009 by  5


 
2010 Chevrolet Aveo LT w/1LT

Friendly, Fuel-Sipping Chevy Aveo: Even Used In Bank Robberies!

The practical, fuel efficient Chevrolet Aveo can save you money both on the purchase price and the gasoline it sips in use. The four-door sedan seats four, and the hatchback... read more September 1, 2009 by  16


 
2010 Dodge Caliber R/T

2010 Dodge Caliber: Better Interior, Fewer Engines, More MPG

For 2010, Chrysler has slimmed down the choices on its Dodge Caliber hatchback and spiffed up the interior, to make the car more competitive with the best of its class. It... read more September 1, 2009 by  9


 
Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine, to be fitted to 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickups

Ford Unveils New, Green Power Stroke V8 Turbodiesel, For Big Pickups Only

When we asked Ford executive vice president Mark Fields about diesels last week, he said mildly, "You'll see diesels used in our truck line, especially the larger models." Lo... read more August 31, 2009 by  2


 
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Teaser no. 2

BMW Vision Concept Teased Again

You can always tell a major car show is getting near when carmakers put the world on an intravenous supply of semi-abstract teaser images. That's how we know the 2009... read more August 28, 2009 by 


 
2010 Honda Fit Sport

2010 Honda Fit: No Changes, And That's Quite Alright

Honda has put out the first word on its 2010 Fit, and it appears that there are few, if any changes to the hatchback model for the new model year. The Fit comes only as a... read more August 28, 2009 by  14


 
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Norwegian Electric-Car Maker Think Newly Solvent, Resumes US Plans

These days, you can't turn around without finding electric-car news and updates. The 2010 Tesla Roadster, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and 2012 Nissan Leaf all sop up their share... read more August 28, 2009 by 


 
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Preview: 2010 Audi Q7

  •    What is it? A mild update of the big Audi sport-ute •    The basics: All-wheel drive; V-6, V-6 turbodiesel or V-8 engines; five- or seven-seater •   ... read more August 25, 2009 by 


 
Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Want Clunker Cash? Stop Reading, Call Your Dealer, It Ends Today

If you've got a clunker you've been meaning to trade in, you'd better take the rest of the day off, 'cause the whole Cash-for-Clunkers program winds up at 8 pm tonight... read more August 24, 2009 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Future Cars: 2012 Chevrolets Get Smaller, Greener

Two weeks ago, TheCarConnection toured GM's design studios for a sneak preview of the future cars and crossovers planned for Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick. We've shared... read more August 20, 2009 by  5


 
Ford's Focus-based Battery Electric Vehicle

Ford Testing Car-To-Grid Communications For Plug-in Hybrids

It's one of the primary concerns of the electric-vehicle revolution: how do we charge so many cars, and still keep that electricity (relatively) inexpensive? Ford hopes it... read more August 18, 2009 by  5


 
2009 Scion iQ Concept

Report: Scion iQ Arriving Early, On Sale By 2010

Toyota's sharp-looking and innovative iQ is already snatching up sales in the UK and Japan, offering an alternative to the somewhat pricier Smart ForTwo in the nascent urban... read more August 17, 2009 by  3


 
2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)

Hyundai Gets Busy in 2010: Tucson, Equus, Sonata and More

The next 18 months will be busy ones at Hyundai, where four brand-new products are headed to dealers as part of a plan to have the newest, freshest cars and crossovers on the... read more August 17, 2009 by  2


 
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