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Lexus Celebrates 20 Years

Lexus Celebrates 20 Years

Toyota proudly notes that its wildly successful Lexus division debuted exactly 20 years ago at 1989's Detroit Auto Show. The cars that started the brand were the LS 400, a Benz S-Class fighter, and the ES 250, a Camry-based sedan with a V-6, frameless windows, and stellar fit and finish. Despite a... read more

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2010 Ford Fusion

Obama White House Likely To Enact Tougher EPA Emissions Regs

President-Elect Barack Obama pledged during his campaign to overturn the Bush administration's denial of California's requested waiver to navigate past EPA guidelines, which... read more January 16, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD Angular Front Exterior View

Car and Driver Predicts Dim Future For Diesels In America

My oil burning heart beat appreciably slower last night as I read through Car and Driver's February article entitled "Long Rangers." The test of four gas/electric hybrid... read more January 14, 2009 by 6


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Displaced Engineers To Receive Complimentary Green Training

While they would probably prefer greenbacks to green training, up to 60 "displaced" engineers (read: laid off) will receive free training to prepare them for futures in... read more January 13, 2009 by 0


 
2008 Saturn VUE Red Line

Saturn VUE 2-Mode Hybrids Drive The Road To Change

GM announced yesterday that a caravan of Saturn VUE 2-mode hybrids departed Detroit's North American International Auto Show, bound for Washington D.C. and the inauguration... read more January 13, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Audi Q5 (Euro Spec)

Audi Reluctantly Joins Hybrid Fray With Hybrid Q5 Crossover

Starting in late 2010, Audi plans to offer a hybrid version of its upcoming Q5 crossover vehicle. Wolfgang Hatz, head of powertrain development for the VW group, claimed that... read more January 12, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius Preview

The third-generation Toyota Prius is official, with a debut at the 2009 Detroit auto show--and it's rated at 50 miles per gallon. The 2010 Toyota Prius has already had a... read more January 12, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Lexus HS 250h

2010 Lexus HS 250h Preview

With the debut of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, the Toyota Prius expands into a family of vehicles that now includes a formal four-door sedan--one with a pricetag likely to hit... read more January 11, 2009 by 1


 
2010 Honda Insight

First Drive: 2010 Honda Insight

Hypermiling champ Wayne Gerdes (of www.CleanMPG.com) took the new 2010 Honda Insight out on a 16-mile driving loop and checked in after a first run with more than 70 mpg on... read more January 9, 2009 by 0


 
the duel

Toyota, Ford Duel Over MPG

So...remember when we said that the 2010 Ford Fusion (41 mpg city/36 mpg highway) would soon be the most efficient mid-size on the road? Yeah, well, Toyota wasn't too happy... read more January 9, 2009 by 4


 
2010 Ford Fusion

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Officially Most Efficient

Believe it or not, the most fuel-efficient mid-sized car on America's roadways will soon be American. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid has been certified at 41 mpg in the city and... read more December 23, 2008 by 7


 
Wattman

Battery Makers Make The Charge

There are many different types of batteries on the market, but in the world of hybrid and electric cars, most automakers have set their sights on the Lithium-ion variety... read more December 22, 2008 by 0


 
Spare Change

Is GM's Biggest Problem Too Much Emphasis on Profit?

Were you aware that GM started development on the minivan a decade before Chrysler introduced that concept to the marketplace in the 1980s? Or that GM had invested... read more December 16, 2008 by 5


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Mercedes and Evonik Charge Forward With Lithium-Ion Technology, Research

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, announced yesterday that it took a 49.9 percent stake in firm Li-Tec, a company that will produce lithium-ion battery cells for upcoming... read more December 16, 2008 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Scion, Lexus Getting In on the 2010 Toyota Prius Act?

Call it rank speculation--but TheCarConnection.com's sister site AllAboutPrius.com is getting in on the act with the groundbreaking Toyota Prius set for a Detroit show debut... read more December 16, 2008 by 0


 
Intel Inside

Intel Inside (Your Electric Car)?

Intel's former chairman Andrew Grove is exerting considerable pressure on the company to explore the world of car battery production. Grove feels that the promising industry... read more December 16, 2008 by 1


 

 
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