New York Auto Show

Kia Has Soul – and Political PR Problems, Too
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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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»

2007 Kia KND-4 Concept
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»

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 Honda S2000CR
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»

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»

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»

The Week in Reverse

GM is making Trax for New York. The new 1.0-liter city-car concept is part of a trio designed in Korea for GM’s global empire. All we can say is, thank goodness it’s not a shrunken-down caricature of an American car. Not everyone can be MINI-cute. Ford says it’s bringing back the King of the...Read More»

Grand Cherokee: The TV’s The Thing

Chrysler’s updating the Grand Cherokee for 2008—and while it’s at it, the Jeep brand might consider some bipolar meds. How else to explain adding a two-piece bumper that makes the GC’s front end more off-roadable, and then screwing in a TV screen so the kids can watch...Read More»

Chrysler is Sirius About In-Car TV

We have to admit to the guilty pleasure of in-car satellite TV, via a TracVision A5 setup that seems to play HGTV exclusively. Now Chrysler is jumping on the bandwagon with satellite provider Sirius, which says it will start streaming three channels of programming into Chrysler minivans for the...Read More»

GM Makes Trax for City Cars?

There’s no doubt that we’re more interested in subcompacts, here in the days of $2.50 a gallon gas. But can Chevrolet make it happen where Toyota, Honda, even smart, have such a head start? The brand will test the waters at the New York auto show with a trio of 1.0-liter concept...Read More»

Benz Hits NYC With 604-HP AMG CL

All the letters could throw you off—but the numbers coming out of Benz’ new CL65 AMG clear it all up. Your sinuses, that is. The stunning 604 hp emanating from the big coupe will be on display at the New York auto show next week. TheCarConnection.com got an exclusive sneak peek at the...Read More»

EX Concept for Infiniti Is, Ironically, On

If we had an EX concept, we’d want to put it out of our lives, start dating again, burn all the letters it ever sent to us, and made rude gestures with the stuffed teddy bear it won for us at Six Flags. Infiniti, obviously, has decided to take the high road instead and is lavishing attention...Read More»

NISMO Tunes the Z

Nissan’s NISMO group has done all the non-obvious cars. Hell, even the Frontier’s been tweaked like a perp on Cops. Now the Z will finally get the aftermarket massage and happy ending it’s long since paid for with the NISMO Z coming next week to the New York auto show. It gets no...Read More»

2007 Infiniti EX Concept
Infiniti EX Concept Takes on X3

Infiniti’s concept EX has broken cover before theNew York auto show, and sources say the new concept has been designed to take on the likes of BMW’s X3 and the Acura RDX. The EX comes to the Javits Center next week, built off the FM rear-drive platform that underpins the Nissan Z and Infiniti...Read More»

Caddy Donates Big Eight to H2

Cadillac’s awfully generous these days. It’s slapped its name on a Saab 9-3, it’s lending its marvy multivalve V-6 to Buick and Saturn, and now it’s giving the HUMMER H2 the courtesy of its whomping 6.2-liter, 393-horsepower V-8. In the H2 the excess displacement does a few...Read More»

Eight Cylinders, and the H3 Makes More Sense

Pardon us for not getting too excited about the HUMMER H3. We tried five-cylinders back in the Audi days and in terms of power and sex appeal, “flat” became a keyword. Now HUMMER’s fixed the primary failing of the H3 and stuffed its 5.3-liter V-8 under the hood. And where V-8s make...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Concept Genesis
Hyundai Details Concept Genesis

The Genesis concept is the first preview of the “future architecture and design of a rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan scheduled to grace the Hyundai lineup in 2008,” the release says. The Genesis concept is formed around a rear-wheel-drive architecture, a first for an American-market...Read More»

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