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2013 Ford Escape Debuts Hands-Free Liftgate Using Motion-Sensing Technology
2013 Ford Escape Debuts Hands-Free Liftgate Using Motion-Sensing Technology

When the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small SUV debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in two weeks, it will showcase a handy feature that many busy parents can appreciate: a hands-free power liftgate. Who among us hasn’t fumbled in purse or pocket looking for the key fob to open the trunk while...Read More»

Ford Kuga Concept
2013 Ford Escape Uses Video Game Tech For Hands-Free Liftgate: Video

If you've ever found yourself carrying a load of groceries in the rain and cursed under your breath while fumbling for the key fob to open your car's liftgate, we have great news: the 2013 Ford Escape will let you open that gate with a simple gesture, meaning that your keys can stay in your pocket...Read More»

JDM 2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-V, Subaru BRZ, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Ford F-150 and drive the 2012 Chevy Sonic. The 2012 Honda CR-V gets revealed on the Internet while Subaru releases images of the BRZ STI Concept. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The 2012 Honda CR-V has been...Read More»

Suzuki Swift Sport
Suzuki Bails On Major Auto Shows In Los Angeles & Detroit

Suzuki fans, we have bad news: if you were hoping to glimpse your favorite automaker's newest rides at the upcoming Los Angeles and Detroit auto shows, you're in for some disappointment. For those who follow Suzuki, it's not surprising that the company is skipping Detroit. Suzuki hasn't appeared...Read More»

2011 Ford Vertrek Concept
2013 Ford Escape: Three Four-Cylinders, No V-6, No Hybrid

To whet the appetite of consumers for next month’s reveal of the 2013 Ford Escape crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford is providing details of its powerplants. The new vehicle will be only the second Escape ever, the first version having been produced since 2001. In the new version, a...Read More»

Seventh Infiniti JX concept teaser image
2013 Infiniti JX Concept: Final Teaser Photo Of Luxury Family Crossover

Just in time for the final reveal, Infiniti has released the last teaser photo of the 2013 Infiniti JX Concept. Seven weeks and seven photos, and we’ve covered it every step of the way, and the all-new, seven-passenger luxury family crossover makes its global reveal in Pebble Beach at the...Read More»

Sixth Infiniti JX Concept teaser image
2013 Infiniti JX Concept: Sixth Teaser Photo Of Luxury Family Crossover

Six weeks into Infiniti’s “Power of 7” seven-week teaser photo campaign for the 2013 Infiniti JX, an all-new, seven-passenger luxury family crossover, the anticipation is building for the full global reveal at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18. For now...Read More»

Fifth Infiniti JX Concept teaser image
2013 Infiniti JX Concept: Fifth Teaser Photo Of Luxury Family Crossover

Five weeks into Infiniti’s “Power of 7” seven-week teaser photo campaign for the 2013 Infiniti JX, an all-new, seven-passenger luxury family crossover, it’s starting to all come together. Previous teaser shots provided a glimpse of the front, rear, front side and side rear...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept teaser
2013 Infiniti JX Concept: Fourth Teaser Photo Of Luxury Family Crossover

In the fourth week of its “Power of 7” seven-week teaser photo campaign for the all-new, seven-passenger luxury family crossover, the 2013 Infiniti JX Concept, we get an even better view of what’s in store. Previous teaser shots provided a glimpse of the front, rear, and side rear...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera (Grandeur)
2012 Hyundai Azera To Debut At 2011 L.A. Auto Show

The Hyundai Azera represents a significant vehicle for the Korean automaker. In the U.S. market, it was Hyundai’s first foray into the luxury segment, and it was the first Hyundai sedan to break the $30,000 price barrier. As such, it paved the way for other luxury sedans, such as...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Concept: A Preview Of The Next-Gen Compact Crossover

It’s been five years since a major redesign of the popular Honda CR-V compact crossover, but if this glimpse of the 2012 Honda CR-V Concept is any indication of what’s in store later this year, the wait is finally over. Sure, there was a minor refresh in 2010, but that was just to tide...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Preview

When it comes to small crossovers, Honda has a certain recipe for success. Their CR-V compact crossover has been a huge hit for the automaker, so in refreshing it, Honda borrows a page from the Hippocratic oath: first, do no harm. As good as the current Honda CR-V is, today’s version is in...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept teaser
2013 Infiniti JX Concept: Third Teaser Photo Of Luxury Family Crossover

Here it is, week number three of a “Power of 7” seven-week teaser photo campaign for the all-new, seven-passenger luxury family crossover, the 2013 Infiniti JX Concept. Previous teaser shots provided a glimpse of the front and rear of the JX Concept, while the latest gives a closer look...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept teaser
2013 Infiniti JX Concept: Second Teaser Photo of Luxury Family Crossover

Dribbling out teaser photos of its all-new luxury crossover, the 2013 Infiniti JX Concept, the Japanese automaker is doing its best to ratchet up consumer interest in the seven-passenger family vehicle. While the first teaser shot previews the front of the JX Concept, the second, appearing...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept teaser
Future Family Cars: 2013 Infiniti JX Concept

Families looking for more choice in a luxury seven-passenger crossover only have until next spring to wait. That’s when the new 2013 Infiniti JX goes on sale. The automaker released the first real image of the luxury crossover today – timed to emphasize the vehicle’s...Read More»

Ford's inflatable seat belt
2013 Ford Flex, Lincoln Vehicles Next To Get Inflatable Belts

The inflatable seat belts that Ford (NYSE:F) introduced in the 2011 Explorer will be making their way into at least two more vehicles by next summer, the company said in a release. The 2013 Ford Flex will join the Explorer in offering the belts, which Ford says has been outfitted on about 40...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept
Do Families Still Go To Auto Shows?

Back in the day -- translation, when I was a kid – my family couldn’t wait for the auto show season to come around. I'm from Michigan, home of the original Big Three (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler), and back then, the Detroit Auto Show was a must-see event that just about everyone...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon burnout, Michelin man
Today at High Gear Media: CTS-V Wagon, EVs, and Big Tickets

The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon has landed. Our first drive impressions? Well, if you have to ask...[MotorAuthority] If you're looking for the design cues being prepped on the next Mazda6, look no further than the Shinari concept. [MotorAuthority] What's the best way for a struggling brand to add some...Read More»

Interviewing Kyle Bazmore from Infiniti
Video: Interview With Infiniti's Kyle Bazemore At The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Yesterday we had the opportunity to chat with Infiniti's Senior Product Communications Manager Kyle Bazemore at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. During the interview Kyle spoke about how the new M35h Hybrid is a luxury sports sedan that still achieves a respectable 30 MPG. Kyle also noted that the...Read More»

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