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2013 Acura ILX Concept, 2013 RDX Crossover Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Acura ILX Concept, 2013 RDX Crossover Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Honda’s luxury brand, Acura, generated quite a bit of interest with several concept vehicles unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Two of them fit nicely in the luxury family vehicle consideration list as one is a sedan and the other is a crossover. 2013 Acura ILX Concept With the reveal of...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ concept
2013 Lincoln MKZ Concept: Detroit Auto Show Video

Ford is carving out a new future for its Lincoln brand, and the renovation begins with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ luxury sedan. A concept version of the new four-door emerged at the 2012 Detroit auto show, wearing some of the styling themes that soon will grace the entire luxury lineup, and with some new...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan Sport Line
2012 BMW 3-Series Video Preview

The 2012 BMW 3-Series is already making the rounds with reviewers and will soon be landing in driveways near you, so why not get up to speed on its key features with a quick two-minute video? Once you're done there, of course, you can head over to our quick review of the new 3-Series for more...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

Buick revealed the 2013 Encore compact luxury crossover earlier this week at the Detroit Auto Show. Essentially creating a new segment in the markeplace, Buick is looking to attract new customers with this crossover vehicle. Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Sonic, the Encore is very...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: All-New Compact Luxury Crossover

What began as a progressive reveal using Buick’s Facebook fan page is now complete with the debut of the 2013 Buick Encore compact luxury crossover at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Entering into a hotly-competitive field, Buick’s all-new five-passenger Encore is after family buyers who...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS: All-New Compact Luxury Sedan

When Cadillac took the wraps off its all-new compact luxury sedan, the 2013 Cadillac ATS, Sunday night at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the occasion signaled game-on for the domestic automaker’s anticipated challenge to the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C Class. Although this may seem like...Read More»

Lincoln MKZ Concept, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Lincoln MKZ Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

GM has the new 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan waiting in the wings, and at Ford, the mission's almost the same--to snare more entry-level luxury-sedan buyers. That task begins with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, making its debut as a concept car at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Lincoln's mission is a little more...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Buick is quickly expanding its lineup, what with the Regal and new Verano, but it needs an encore to the Enclave. And that is exactly what it is naming its new compact crossover, the 2013 Encore. The new Encore's contemporary styling won't offend anyone. Up front, there's a dark-gray waterfall...Read More»

2012 Acura NSX Concept
Acura NSX Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

The Acura NSX will punch its way back into the sportscar arena within the next three years, with a new car patterned closely on this concept, unveiled at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Going on seven years on hiatus, and with one mostly abandoned revival behind it, the NSX is one of the cars that gave...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX Prototype
2013 Acura RDX: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

With the launch of the 2012 CR-V crossover underway, Honda's now prepping its alter ego for its own date with showrooms. The 2013 Acura RDX is expected to go into production early this year, but Honda showed a prototype of the new compact luxury crossover at the 2012 Detroit auto show along with...Read More»

2013 Lexus LX 570
2013 Lexus LX 570 Preview: Detroit Auto Show

After a skipped 2012 model year, the 2013 Lexus LX 570 returns with an ever more luxurious interior, some new tech gadgetry, and a front end brought into line with the rest of the latest Lexus lineup. The bruising SUV, which shares a platform with the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, now wears a grille...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Cadillac has been promising us a true BMW 3-Series competitor, and it is finally here. The 2013 Cadillac ATS is the compact luxury sedan that Cadillac is depending on to establish a new reputation among some of the world's top performance sedans. The ATS follows the new-expression Art & Science...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe
BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

For a full decade, Lexus has been parked at the top of the U.S. luxury car heap, but no more. Sales stats released this week have put a different brand in the top spot, and that brand is BMW. The Wall Street Journal reports that BMW and rival automaker Mercedes-Benz both delayed sharing sales...Read More»

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Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward trend will continue across much of the globe in 2012 -- though alas, not everywhere. THE WINNERS China: Though some have...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Will Offer A New Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine

General Motors has a lot riding on the success of the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan that will officially debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in just a few weeks. Now we learn that the ATS will also be available with a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s a real...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS teaser
2013 Cadillac ATS: All-New Compact Luxury Sedan Coming Next Summer

The centerpiece of the Cadillac display at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month will be the 2013 Cadillac ATS, an all-new compact luxury sedan that General Motors hopes will compete against the likes of the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. If this seems like a lofty goal...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKT
2013 Lincoln MKT: Full-Size Luxury Crossover Gets A Refresh

With its recent debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2013 Lincoln MKT full-size luxury crossover may not look all that different, but there are actually quite a few changes inside and out. As hinted in TheCarConnection coverage of the 2013 MKT, the automaker is undoubtedly counting on this...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ
Car-Shopping Tips For Black Friday Deals

If you’re planning to put on your walking shoes and fight the crowds for deals at the mall this Black Friday, you might want to switch up and do something entirely different: shop for a car instead. No, it’s not lunacy. At least, that’s what some of the industry experts have to...Read More»

2012 Acura TL
2012 Acura TL SH-AWD: Driven

Mention the Acura TL as a next-car possibility, in certain sport-sedan enthusiast circles, and it's possible you might lose some credibility. If you want a serious sport sedan, they'll argue, you might as well get one on a dedicated rear-wheel-drive platform, like the BMW 3-Series, Cadillac CTS, or...Read More»

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