Paris Auto Show

From 97 Ford Cars and Trucks...to 20?
From 97 Ford Cars and Trucks...to 20?

With a brace of new products arriving in the 2011 model years--the Fiesta, the F-150 and a Focus lineup coming soon--Ford is planning more new vehicles for its namesake and Lincoln brands. In the future, though, the number of models the company sells could fall dramatically, according to CEO Alan...Read More»

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Today in Car News: Saab and BMW, Audi S7 and Explorer Sport Trac

Some big news may be coming from Saab and BMW this week at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Sharing engines, or possibly more? [Autocar] Want to see spy shots of the new twin-turbo Audi S7 before the A7 even shows up at Paris? Sure you do. [Autocar] Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn nicely underplays his...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima EX
Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Paris Show and Optima

On Day 4 of the Fireball Run, Team High Gear Media is running a strong third in the points standings--and heinously late hours fueled by 5-hour energy potions. We sense an ugly wakeup call coming next Monday. [MotorAuthority] The latest Lamborghini teaser for this week's Paris Auto Show is live...Read More»

Fireball Run Day 1
Today at High Gear Media: Car of the Year, Fireball and Paris

The short list for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have been announced. What's not there: the Yugo. They're experts, people. [TheCarConnection] Team High Gear Media hits the track for the first time today on the Fireball Run. Here's a summary of Day One, including...fire extinguishers...Read More»

GOGO In Flight Wireless
Fireball Run: Car Social Media in the Air

The High Gear Media team is in the air, en route to Las Vegas, where we'll launch our challenge to win the 2010 Fireball Run Adventurally this evening--while we help organizers promote the cause of missing children. Right now, I'm sitting on a plane writing this post, thinking to myself how far...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Camaro and Eddie Bauer

It's on: starting tomorrow, our trio of editors takes on Valentino Balboni et al in the 2010 Fireball Run in a 2011 Chevy Camaro SS! [SocialCarNews] Meanwhile, us schlubs stuck at the desk get to fill out the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro full review, and tease ourselves with a score of 9 for handling...Read More»

BMW iPad dock (Paris 2010 preview via AutoSpies)
BMW Shows First Glimpse Of iPad Cradle In Advance Of Paris Auto Show

Design is a funny thing. Really good design requires an obsessive attention to detail -- the kind that can reduce a person to tears when the 15-degree slant of a blueprint is rendered at 16 degrees in the mockup. Good designers often live in Crazytown. Bad design can be obsessive, too, but more...Read More»

Screencap of Lady Gaga & Beyonce in the video for 'Telephone'
Today in Car News: Talking and Driving, Paris Show, and MyVolt

BMW's latest tech fetish: Apple's iPod and iPad, which find new homes in cradles mounted on BMW headrests and in the place of iDrive--but only in Europe. Is it something we said (about iDrive, probably)? [Fast Company] The NHTSA may be considering national distracted-driving laws, which has...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
Today at High Gear Media: Lotus Elite, Challenger SRT8

What's the most often stolen car in America. Corvette? Not even close. Try a Civic or a Corolla. Thieves....up your game please. [TheCarConnection] Your car has five secret warning signals. Name them all, and you'll be forever remembered by non-car-loving colleagues as a time waster. [AllCarAdvice]...Read More»

Saab grille
Today at High Gear Media: Electric Saab, New Lamborghinis

If you've ever wanted to stalk the hottie in the car next to you, the iPhone and its Bump app put you one step closer to a restraining order. [SocialCarNews] Saab's first-ever electric car comes to Paris' auto show with a promise of 124 miles of driving range. Fore! [AllCarsElectric] The 2011...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Today in Car News: F-150 EcoBoost, Tundra Power, and Harley

Is this the first photo of the Ford F-150's new EcoBoost engine? To be precise, it's a screenshot. So, no. [Jalopnik] Now, this may be the clearest screenshot of the Audi R4 yet, if your eye can subtract all the groovelicious plastic swirls. [eGMCarTech] The 2011 Toyota Tundra adds a smidge of...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Dodge Viper, Paris and Detroit

Five cars are on the endangered list: won't you help them find a home at least, before they're extinct? [TheCarConnection] On the flip side, these five cars are selling so well, you probably won't get any discounts on them. [TheCarConnection] We're telling you know, Bluetooth audio streaming is a...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Today at High Gear Media: Focus ST, 911 GTS and SuperSnake

Topping the headlines today at High Gear Media: the hot 'n spicy version of the 2012 Ford Focus, the Paris Auto Show's own Focus ST. We can't wait until September 30. [MotorAuthority] We're also keen on seeing the new Porsche 911 GTS up close and personally, though we'll have to fend off the...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Today in Car News: Audi TT RS, Honda CR-Z, and Saturn Redux

We've told you it's coming--now Audi confirms the TT RS is coming to America. [PRNewswire] Toyota thinks the 2011 Honda CR-Z is on to something, and might want a sporty hybrid coupe of its own. [AutoblogGreen] While it deals with recall aftermath, Toyota now says its "black boxes" may not indicate...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Today at High Gear Media: New Chryslers, Paying Cash for Cars

The barrage of new Chryslers coming in 2011 hit Twitter this morning like a 140-character-count tidal wave. Luckily, a minivan held them all safe in its clutches. [TheCarConnection] The Jeep Patriot's back for more off-road action, with touchy-feely interior bits and slight styling mods. When can...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex
Today at High Gear Media: Big Discounts, 3G and Darth Vader

If you bought one of these five cars in July, you got a better deal than usual. What's at the root of it all? Model changeover. [TheCarConnection] Five safe cars for families: it sounds like a great way to research before hitting showrooms this weekend. [FamilyCarGuide] In-car 3G audio sounds...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
Today at High Gear Media: Honda Odyssey! Subaru Forester WRX?

What's to know about the 2011 Honda Odyssey? The lightning bolt works--and so does the interior. [TheCarConnection] Subaru's gone nuts with the WRX STI, but will it be certifiable enough to apply the same formula to the Forester? [MotorAuthority] The Hyundai Sonata is set to get a wagon companion...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Today in Car News: Sonata Vs. Accord, Sebring and Corvette

It's been rising on the sales charts quickly--and now, it looks like the 2011 Hyundai Sonata just might overtake the Honda Accord in family-sedan sales. [Inside Line] There's a revamped 2011 Chrysler Sebring on the way. In fact, it's lapping Detroit already. A bounty on the first uncloaked shot to...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback
2012 Chevrolet Aveo Preview

With the 2012 Chevrolet Aveo, General Motors is taking its small car destiny in its own hands, bringing its Honda Fit fighter home to North America--at least in terms of design and production. Unlike the first-generation model, which was designed largely in South Korea, the new Aveo is mostly...Read More»

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