Hybrids

2012 Toyota Prius C: Higher MPG, Lower Price, And Sportier
2012 Toyota Prius C: Higher MPG, Lower Price, And Sportier

Well in advance of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next month, and its North American premiere at the Detroit auto show in January, Toyota has released official pictures and some further information regarding its upcoming 2012 Prius C, which promises a smaller footprint and even better gas...Read More»

1980 Comuta-Car. Photo by Chad Conway
2012 BMW 1-Series, Saab Saved, Bob Beaumont Dead: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Ford Fusion and BMW 1-Series. The creator of the 1970s CitiCar Electric Car passes away, and Porsche designs a BlackBerry. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab is going to be saved after all the drama, pending...Read More»

2013 Audi A4 sedan
Toyota FT-86 Leaked, 2013 Audi A4, 2015 Tesla Roadster: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, the production Toyota FT-86 leaks out while Audi releases details surround the refreshed 2013 A4 lineup. Toyota sees production delays due to flooding in Thailand, and Suzuki is bailing on some major auto shows. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Nissan Quest
Drunk Driving, Buick Verano Hybrid, 2012 Nissan Quest: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we learn Chrysler is working on both hybrids and diesels while Buick is working on a Verano Hybrid. Maserati is deciding what to name its SUV and Nissan prices the 2012 Quest. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. It seems America still...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
2012 Kia Soul, Mercedes Recalls, Crushed Lexus IS-F: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Kia Soul and Consumer Reports says the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's powertrain is unrefined. The 2013 Toyota Prius C gets an early reveal and a Lexus IS-F is crushed on video. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic sedan
Honda Civic, Corvette Recall, Volt Tweaked: Car News Headlines

As we sit in the middle of the valley between the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows, details on new production models remain sparse. Today we have a mix of recalls, a new drive report of the 2012 Honda Civic EX, and some news of tweaks to the 2012 Chevrolet Volt's production line. Check out all...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Announces Motion-V Plan, Promises Three New Models

Subaru is about to embark on a new strategy dubbed “Motion-V” that will see the automaker’s fuel consumption and emissions cut 30 percent by the middle of the decade. However, cleaner running vehicles is just one pillar of the all-encompassing plan that will also see the launch of...Read More»

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
F-150 Raptor Gets Upgrades, BMW 5-Series Hybrid, Tesla: Car News Headlines

Hyundai is working on a 10-speed automatic and is bringing a rally-ready Veloster to SEMA. A camera-based collision detection system debuts on the 2012 GMC Terrain, and GM introduces the first front center air bag. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Hyundai, the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2013 Cadillac ATS, Gas Prices: Car News Headlines

Chevrolet's latest subcompact isn't subar and Cadillac is preparing the upcoming 2013 ATS. Gas prices are falling and Nissan is taking iAds to a new level while the first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sells for $250,000. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We drive...Read More»

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
2012 Honda CR-V, OnStar, 2012 Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

The Prius now sounds like a spaceship, and Honda continues to preview the upcoming 2012 CR-V. Dads would rather drive a crossover than a minivan--yes, we know, shock--and Volvo is downsizing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Honda showed off the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry, Supra Returns, GM Develops EVs In China: Car News Headlines

Toyota's using recycled robots, and is planning to revive the Supra nameplate. Mercedes-Benz is launching the SLS AMG Roadster and we take it for a spin--and the Jensen Interceptor might be coming back in 2014. All this and more in today's car news, right here at TheCarConnection: Toyota reused...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, road test, Aug 2011
Kia Launches Optima Hybrid Myth Busters Facebook App

Kia is in the midst of launching the Optima Hybrid, and what better way to build up hype than with a shiny new Facebook application? Earlier today, Kia launched the Hybrid Myth Busters app on the Kia Optima Facebook fan page. The app tests your knowledge regarding hybrid vehicles with questions...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius Lineup Grows With Prius V, Plug-In Models

Even as the auto industry sputters, Toyota's family of Prius hybrids is under rapid expansion. For 2012, the Toyota Prius is joined by the new, larger 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, as well as a new limited-availability Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Both of those will be reaching dealerships in Octover; then...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
2012 Honda Insight: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Another debut that could easily get overlooked at the glitz and glamour of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is nevertheless quite important for Honda: the 2012 Honda Insight. True, the changes aren’t radical, but they are both necessary and a long time coming. Here’s what’s new in the...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
2012 Jeep Wrangler, Bentley Hybrids, Five-Star Safety: Car News Headlines

Wondering which family cars earn the best safety ratings for 2012? Wonder no more--we have them. [FamilyCarGuide] Signs o' the times: the NHTSA says cities don't have to spend money they don't have, switching out street signs that don't need it. [TheCarConnection] Older drivers are using computers...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 43 MPG Tops Fusion Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid

In the mid-size family sedan segment, competition is intense. To be a sales success, products have to deliver on multiple fronts: safety, features, convenience, passenger and cargo space, technology and fuel economy. For 2012, the redesigned Toyota Camry Hybrid has upped the ante by achieving a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry, 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid, Fireworks Laden SUV: Today's Car News

We drive the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry. [TheCarConnection] Volkswagen might be working on a seven-seat SUV. [TheCarConnection] Ford and Toyota team up on telematics. [AllCarTech] Here are five electric cars you'll still be able to buy in five years. [GreenCarReports] Steve McQueen's 1970 Porsche...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 43 MPG Beats Ford Fusion Hybrid

In the case of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, what a difference a year makes. The new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE will achieve EPA fuel economy ratings of 43 mpg city, 39 highway. That's 12 mpg (39 percent) higher in the city and 4 mpg (11 percent) higher on the highway than last year—for a...Read More»

2007 Dodge Dakota ST
Dodge Dakota Dies, Diesel Land Speed Record, 2012 Porsche 911: Car News Headlines

The Dodge Dakota is finally dead after 24 long years. [TheCarConnection] A new diesel land speed record has been set in a Ford F-250 pickup. [GreenCarReports] Porsche unveils the new 2012 911 before the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Man manages to shoot himself in both legs while...Read More»

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