New York Auto Show

Scion Coupe Concept Confirmed for New York Show
Scion Coupe Concept Confirmed for New York Show

Scion's bringing a new coupe concept to the New York auto show, and now we know the name. The new Scion will be called the Hako (which might mean box, but pardon us for not reading and writing kanji). In a press release, Toyota's newest brand says that the "sporty interpretation of the box concept"...Read More»

Saleen S5S Raptor Coming to New York Show

Kia, Scion and Acura aren't the only automakers planning world debuts at the New York auto show. Saleen, tuner of musclecars, is plotting the first showing of it S5S Raptor concept for the New York show, too. So far, Saleen Inc.'s only released this sketch, along with a minimal press release that...Read More»

New Honda Fit Coming to New York

Honda's throwing a new Fit in New York, and unlike those thrown by the celebuclowns over on Gawker, this Fit is entirely deserved. In a press release posted late last night, Honda says that an all-new Fit will make its debut at the New York auto show next month. "The current Fit has been a...Read More»

Nissan Maxima Drops its Shroud, and New York's A Month Away

We’ve just caught the 2009 Maxima, a month ahead of its New York Auto Show introduction. The seventh-generation Maxima will arrive next fall, with a Renault-Nissan diesel powerplant to follow a couple of years later – likely in time for the 2011 model year. In addition to the diesel...Read More»

Motorists Rave for GM’s Minicar “Triplets”

GM executives may be stunned, but it’s no surprise to anyone else that the automaker has scored a big hit with the three minicars it unveiled at the New York Auto Show, last month, the Chevrolet Beat, Groove and Trax. So, will the automaker actually get it right this time and, with fuel...Read More»

GM’s Subcompact Trio Grabs 1.8M Eyeballs

And what, exactly, took GM by surprise? “We were pretty blown away” by the response to the Chevrolet Trax, Beat and Groove, the minicars the automaker unveiled at last month’s New York Auto Show, gapes a GM spokesman. In an interview with the Detroit News, Michael Albano adds that...Read More»

Hyundai Rewrites Genesis

In the beginning, there was BMW and Mercedes. And then came Lexus. Now Hyundai is about to weigh in with its Concept Genesis luxury car. Hyundai? Aren’t those the guys who make cheap and cheerful little econoboxes? Once upon a time, maybe, but now Hyundai is moving up-market and is eyeing the...Read More»

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New York Show: The Five Best Commercials

Okay, we have to admit that we’ve occasionally been known to sneak off to the bathroom or kitchen or to Guam during commercial breaks. But as anyone who watches the Super Bowl will realize, sometimes the ads are the best part of the show. And that prompted organizers at the New York Auto Show...Read More»

Jaguar Still In Play – Along With Land Rover

Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally reaffirmed his support of the Jaguar brand at the New York Auto Show. But a senior Ford executive tells TheCarConnection.com that the CEO, who came to Ford from Boeing a little over six months ago, has little interest or affection for Jaguar and Land Rover. The...Read More»

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Callaway Spins C16 Cabrio Into Javits

Reeves Callaway is letting his hair down — along with the roof of the new C16 Corvette, first shown in Los Angeles , last December. Heading cross-country, the well-known tuner rolled out the C16 Cabrio at the ’07 New York Auto Show. The tuner transformation that is the C16 starts with Corvette...Read More»

NISMO Gets Its Hands on the 350Z

After being denied the love from Nissan’s tuner NISMO division, a NISMO 350Z will go on sale this July as a 2007 model. Fewer than 2000 units are expected to be sold during the 2007 and 2008 model year run. Pricing, while not set, will retain Nissan’s value proposition of performance...Read More»

Kia Has Soul – and Political PR Problems, Too

Kia didn’t have any “new” news in New York so a wise p.r. department skipped the droning executive and threw a relaxed party with juice, booze, cookies and a chocolate fountain dip surrounding the Soul concept vehicle. The Soul was newly repainted white from the silver-blue color it...Read More»

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Kia Intros KND-4 Concept – In Seoul

Kia’s latest concept SUV is on display – but you’ll have to catch a flight to Seoul ’s Incheon airport to see it. Kia says the new KND-4 concept, on the Seoul auto show floor today, will reassert the brand’s 4x4 street cred. Painted in “luminous green,” the new vehicle gives an idea...Read More»

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2007 New York Auto Show Index

New York’s auto show — this year, designated an International outing — opens to the media on April 4 with an increasing lineup of new production and concept vehicles. Among the cars, trucks, SUVs, and concepts we’ve previewed for you already here at TheCarConnection, the list includes: The...Read More»

Ford Flex Getting Funkmaster Touch?

One thing you’d never expect from the competition is a performance minivan, but Ford expects to give some kick to Flex, TheCarConnection.com has learned. Look for a special edition version launching around the end of 2008 and developed by Ford’s hip-hop partner, Funkmaster Flex. Expect...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Trax Concept
GM Makes Trax - and Groove, Beat - for NY

“Bigger is better,” or so went the traditional American mantra. Big houses, big meals and, of course, big cars, whether the finned Caddies of the 1960s, or today’s full-sized pickups and SUVs. But something seems to be changing. Maybe it’s a generational thing, or perhaps...Read More»

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Honda Bringing S2000CR To NY Show

Honda says the latest rendition of the long-lived S2000 roadster will be a “club-racer-inspired” version due at theNew York auto show. Honda promises the new edition will take the two-seater’s performance to “an entirely new level.” The new edition will be dubbed the S2000 CR and will be...Read More»

GM Makes Trax - and Groove, Beat - for New York

Small cars are “the fastest-growing segment of the automotive market,” notes Dave Lyons, who heads Asian design operations for General Motors. On a global scale, minicars now account for about 5 percent of total sales, but by some estimates, Lyons notes, that could triple over the next...Read More»

Chevy’s Panel Van Screams “Versatile”

New York is fashion-centric, so what better excuse did Chevrolet need than the New York auto show to wrap the HHR Panel in attractive new clothing? The flower print works great for florist-delivery vehicles and for spring, we think, while CCS student Jim McCammon’s “Skull From Hell”...Read More»

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