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2013 Jaguar XF Preview
2013 Jaguar XF Preview

Jaguar’s XF sedans started a clean break, design-wise, from the brand’s more ornate, traditional ‘saloon’ past, and while they've been wildly successful over the past several years, it would be fair to say that its all-V-8 lineup has been a limiting factor—especially...Read More»

2012 Jaguar XKR-S
2012 XC70 Reviewed, Jaguar XKR-S Driven, Porsche Crashed: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Daytona 500 has been postponed and the first 2012 Porsche 911 has been crashed. The Volvo V40 and Jaguar XF Sportbrake leak out before the Geneva Motor Show, and we review the 2012 Volvo XC70. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

Etta James, by Wikipedia contributor Roland Godefroy
Etta James, Music Legend And Voice Of The '95 Jaguar XJ, Dead At 73

Certain things in life are timeless, like the Jaguar XJ sedan, a good single-malt scotch, or the sultry voice of Etta James singing “At Last.” Following a year-long battle with leukemia, Etta James has died, a few days short of her 74th birthday. Although “At Last” was only...Read More»

Jaguar XKR-S testing at Goodwood
2012 Jaguar XKR-S, Toyota Repo, GM Employees For LGBTQ: Today's Car News

Jaguar has released drool-worthy video of the 2012 XKR-S doing a test-run at Goodwood Hill. [MotorAuthority] GM employees have made an 'It Gets Better' video for LGBTQ youth. [TheCarConnection] Toyota repossessed a murdered mom's car and the son retaliated on Facebook. [SocialCarNews] Sri Lanka is...Read More»

UFO over road. Image by Markusram.
Man Gets High On Fake Weed, Leads Cops On Chase To Save Girlfriend From Aliens

Richard Donald Blanscet's Wednesday night antics should vault him to Internet stardom. Why? He got high on Mr. Nice Guy "synthetic marijuana" then hopped into his burgundy Jaguar to save his girlfriend from an alien invasion--after hearing Dr. Phil's voice in his head. Along the way he sparked a...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Today at High Gear Media: Forte, Grand Cherokee, and "MPG"

It's missed a spot on some well-known best-of lists, but the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee's giving us a gleam in our eye. [TheCarConnection] That 2011 Kia Forte five-door you've been waiting on, finally has an EPA rating: 37 mpg highway. [TheCarConnection] What's the word on cheap cars with big value?...Read More»

Toyota show sponsor
Mercedes, Honda Top Perceived Quality Survey; Toyota Rebounding

Toyota has faced a lot of blemishes to its reputation over the past year, but it's rebounding. Surprisingly well. So found ALG, in its Fall 2010 Perceived Quality Study (PQS) just released. Toyota, which had previously been first place in the study, dropped 20 percent from Fall 2009 to Spring 2010...Read More»

2011 Coda Sedan, final production version
Today in Car News: Electric Car Adopters, China and Survolt

Americans are ready to buy electric cars--but that pesky pricetag gets in the way. [NielsenWire] Should you pay attention to these automotive brands? There are only ten of them--but aren't there only 38 brands total anyway? [CNNMoney] Longtime Jaguar managing director Mike O'Driscoll will retire...Read More»

Jaguar iPad App
Bentley And Jaguar? There's An App For That

Many car companies have been using the iPhone and iPad to market their cars. Bentley and Jaguar have finally made the jump into the app world. Most car companies' mobile apps have the ability to look at the model line up. Sometimes you can even build your vehicle. Bentley and Jaguar took their apps...Read More»

2010 Corvette Grand Sport
What Your Car May Be Saying About You

We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you drive.” But what does that mean, really? In everyday reality, I’m not a pickup truck if I drive one and I’m certainly not a svelte and powerful sports car just because I’m behind the wheel of a Corvette. So...Read More»

Pirelli pinup
Young Women Wealthier--And Leasing More Luxury Cars--Than Male Peers?

We've heard it quite a bit in the news recently: Women haven't been hit as hard as men by the recession, and young women in large cities are actually earning more then young men. That in itself might be surprising, but it seems like a natural extension that women now are driving more leased luxury...Read More»

2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe IPL
Today at High Gear Media: Infiniti IPL, GM IPO, And More Acronyms

GM's CEO, Ed Whitacre, is calling it quits. He's the company's third CEO in 18 months, which makes Daniel Akerson the company's fourth CEO in 18 months. [TheCarConnection] GM's also landed a $5 billion line of credit that could help it file an IPO later this year. Coincidence? [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to be canceled ASAP. Monday was devoted to U.S. brands, and today, we're moving across the pond for a look at their "European"...Read More»

Leah Watkins-Hall
Getting Social With Jaguar Land Rover's Leah Watkins-Hall

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off a new feature called "Getting Social", where big guns in the auto industry share their thoughts about what's next in marketing, communications, and social media. Today, we interview Leah Watkins-Hall, Manager of Corporate Brand & Interactive Communications...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK Coupe
2010-2011 Jaguar XK, XF To Be Recalled For Stalling Issue

More than 5,000 late-model Jaguar vehicles are being recalled for an issue that might cause the 5.0-liter V-8 engine to stall with little or no warning. In certain Jaguar XK Coupes or Convertibles from the 2010 or 2011 model years, or in 2010 Jaguar XF models, the fuel pump and fuel pump relay may...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK
TCC's Top 7 Convertibles for the Long, Hot Summer Ahead

Ugh. It's 90 degrees already today. Where did spring go? Probably the same place as our 401(k) plans, if you're anything like us. The return of swelter season means our attention turns to one thing here at TheCarConnection: lining up convertibles for test drives. Lucky us, right? We think you...Read More»

2011 Jaguar XJ
2011 Jaguar XJ: TheCarConnection's Live Drive

The 2011 Jaguar XJ arrives at dealers in a few weeks--but today High Gear Media will be behind the wheel to drive the new luxury sedan, live from Hollywood. The basics on the new XJ should be familiar by now--we've been sharing the details since the new four-door ditched the archaic style of old at...Read More»

2010 Land Rover Range Rover 4WD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View
New Range Rovers, Jaguar XF On Aluminum Crash Diet Program

Jaguar and Land Rover are moving to a lighter-weight future as the new 2011 Jaguar XJ--which we're driving this week in Los Angeles, natch--will spawn a whole new generation of aluminum-bodied vehicles for the British brands. The last-generation XJ probably was the car that sealed Jaguar's fate...Read More»

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