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Ford announces new growth plan: here are 5 things to expect by 2020
Ford announces new growth plan: here are 5 things to expect by 2020

Yesterday, Ford unveiled its new growth plan, which includes strategies for the next five to ten years. The document bears a handful of similarities to the updated business plan that Fiat Chrysler published in January, but in other ways, it's very, very different. What can we expect in the near...Read More»

2015 Audi R8 V10
The Best Performance Cars Of 2015

Lurid acceleration, perfect balance, intuitive handling, pine-tar levels of grip--performance means different things to different drivers. And sometimes it means everything. Here at The Car Connection, we rate and review more than 250 new vehicles every year, across six categories including...Read More»

2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe
2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe: Official Details, Pricing, Pictures

What replaces BMW’s entry-level Coupe and Convertible, the 1-Series? That would be the all-new 2014 2-Series; and BMW has all at once confirmed some key information and details about it, released plenty of pictures, and even set the basics around pricing—all for a vehicle that...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
2013 Ford Explorer Sport: Basically, An SHO

The 2013 Ford Explorer, with its dramatic looks and somewhat less inspiring performance, has been due a truly potent version, some might say, since the V-8 of the last model died with it. As Ford's solution to the V-8 power requirement while delivering (slightly) better fuel economy, the V-6...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: Luxury Family Car Plus Performance

It’s finally here – the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, the high-end rear-wheel drive performance luxury family car that some Chrysler 300 fans have been waiting for. What’s the big deal? SRT8 (Street and Racing Technology) means performance, and there’s no denying that the new...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
2012 Nissan Versa, E15, 2012 Scion iQ, Groupon: Car News Headlines

We drive the new 2012 Nissan Versa. [TheCarConnection] Save $300 on a Cadillac with Groupon. [SocialCarNews] The next-generation Subaru WRX will drop the Impreza nameplate. [MotorAuthority] The GAO says E15 gasoline will not arrive for at least a year. [GreenCarReports] Subaru offers advice about...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
Dare To Do Something Different: Audi's Most Creative Commercials

Every once in a while a car manufacturer tries to do something new in one of their advertisements and pushes the boundaries of creativity. Audi has had a number of such commercials in recent years. Here are three of my favorites:   Green Police Audi’s "Green Police" commercial, from the 2010...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
Driven: Chrysler 300C SRT8

It's hard not to think of Chrysler 300C SRT8, a big, boxy sedan, powered by a mammoth 6.1-liter V-8 engine, as a novelty…and a prime example of the type of vehicle whose days are numbered. For years we've been hearing that there's no replacement for displacement, no substitute for big cubes, but...Read More»

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