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Green Car of the Year: The Finalists
Green Car of the Year: The Finalists

The alt-electric-bio-fuel experts over at Green Car Journal have their finalists for the Green Car of the Year award, and a broad range of powertrains are represented in this year's talent pool. The finalists include: 2009 BMW 335d: The 335d is BMW's first diesel in the United States in a long...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Sport
2010 Ford Fusion: Six Gears, Sleek New Styling

For the 2010 model year, Ford adds an additional engine and more gear ratios to the automatic transmission in its popular Fusion midsize sedan. The updates yield greater fuel efficiency as well as more power for Fusion models across the line. From the looks of the newly released picture, Ford has...Read More»

Ford SmartGauge
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Teaches Green Driving

Ford is preparing to launch its first sedan hybrids at the Los Angeles auto show next month. When the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid and Mercury Milan hybrid bow, the Dearborn-based automaker says they'll sport a new set of gauges that will help drivers get even better fuel economy. The new "SmartGauge,"...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
2009 Nissan 370Z: The First Photos

The first photos of the 2009 Nissan 370Z have hit the airwaves finally, after months of teases and spy photos leaking out from various sources. The new sportscar bows in November at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show. Nissan hasn't released any details with the photo other than to say the Z "solidifies...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2008 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

The 2008 Los Angeles auto show is less than a month away--and some of the launches already confirmed for the L.A. show are split on green trends and on horsepower: 2010 Ford Mustang: You've seen plenty of spy shots of the 2010 Ford Mustang--including some put out there by the company itself, as it...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX spy shots
2010 Lexus RX Coming to the L.A. Auto Show

Earlier this year, we showed it to you in spy photos--now Toyota execs confirm the 2010 Lexus RX will get its world debut at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show in November. The new Lexus RX won't vary too widely in styling from the current vehicle, if our spy shots on file hold up. The updated version...Read More»

2010 Mustang Powerdome
2010 Ford Mustang: Life Beyond the Powerdome

OK, so Ford is being quite coy with this, its latest reveal of the 2010 Mustang's sheetmetal. In this shot, we see a crease on the Mustang's power dome, lending its hood more flair than the 2008 Ford Mustang that sports three character lines running the length of the hood from lip to cowl. The...Read More»

Ford 2010 Mustang Photo Stories
Mustang Photo Stories: Vote for Your Favorite

In preparation for the launch of its 2010 Mustang GT--tenuous market be damned--Ford is encouraging Mustang enthusiasts to visit www.the2010Mustang.com and vote for their favorite photo story, of which there are 25 in the final running. The analysts claim Ford is sick, and the company's financials...Read More»

Mini E
MINI E First Lithium-Ion Electric Vehicle to Market

On Saturday, BMW Group announced it will be the first auto manufacturer to market with the vaunted lithium-ion battery technology. We knew that BMW was announcing an all-electric MINI at the L.A. Auto Show this November, but were unaware it would be powered by lithium-ion technology. Currently...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop S
MINI EV, 7 Series Hybrid, Diesels Coming to L.A. Show

BMW confirms it will be showing off a new all-electric MINI Cooper at the L.A. Auto Show in November. At the worldwide launch of the 2009 BMW 7 Series, company officials said that the new version of the hip, hot hatch will show up at the Los Angeles Show in advance of a plan to ship 500 to 550...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Nissan 370Z

Nissan's revamped 370Z has just shown up in Germany, perhaps in preparation for some testing on the Nürburgring. Despite the black paint and the heavy rains, the Z's new shape is clearly apparent here. The Maxima-inspired boomerang headlight design appears to be in play, and a similar treatment...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
2010 Mazda3 Revealed

The first official photos of the 2010 Mazda3 just hit the Web, along with a brief press release. The first big news? Top versions get a new 2.5-liter engine, up from today's 2.3-liter engine. The new Mazda3 will make its debut at the Los Angeles auto show next month. Stay tuned for more info--and...Read More»

Mitsubishi MMR25 Rally Racer
Mitsubishi MMR25 Concept Reinvents the Wheel

At first sight, Mitsubishi's MMR25 Rally Racer seems to have re-invented the wheel. The stunning concept, Mitsubishi's entry in this year's Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, replaces traditional wheels and tires with circular arrays of canted, rubberized rollers resembling something between...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry XLE
CNG Toyota Camry Concept to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

Previously the the fuel used mainly for clean air bus fleets and stoves in mobile homes--and some Honda Civics--CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) gets a bump in popularity with Toyota's announcement of a CNG Camry Hybrid concept to debut at the L.A. Auto Show in November. Explaining the decision to go...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Spy Shots: 2010 Buick LaCrosse

TheCarConnection.com's spies caught a convoy of 2010 Buick LaCrosse prototypes running on public roads--this time with drastically reduced camouflage. Prior LaCrosse test vehicles had always been clad under oppressive covers, but now we can see all but the finest details on Buick's new sedan. The...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang Web site
2010 Ford Mustang: The Countdown Begins

We've told you about the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro--and this morning, gave you the brain dump on the 2009 Dodge Challenger with the six-speed manual gearbox you've been idling over. Now Ford's ready to whet your appetite for the 2010 Mustang in all its musclecar glory. A new Web site, parked over at...Read More»

2008 Volkswagen Touareg2
2008 Los Angeles Show: VW Touareg TDI

The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg diesel's a capable off-roader, and with its big V-10 diesel engine it pulls like a crack tractor. Now VW's planning a new diesel Touareg--this time, with a smaller oil-burner that will broaden its offerings in the U.S. market. A new Volkswagen Touareg diesel SUV will be...Read More»

2008 Lamborghini Gallardo
Green Car of the Year Coming to L.A. Show

It probably won't be the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera shown here, but the 2009 Green Car of the Year will be announced in a few weeks at the Los Angeles auto show. The award, given by our friend Ron Cogan's Green Car Journal, names the vehicle that  most advances the cause of efficiency...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Is Such a Tease

GM hasn't said too much about its new Buick sedan. Scratch that--they've shown us sketches, talked about how it's one of "nicest things we've ever done," and now, confirmed that the new sedan will stick with the somewhat controversial name of LaCrosse. The 2010 Buick LaCrosse is shown here in an...Read More»

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