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Toyota Prius In Recall Of 2.77M Vehicles Worldwide (UPDATED)
Toyota Prius In Recall Of 2.77M Vehicles Worldwide (UPDATED)

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide over concerns about flaws in the steering and water pump systems of certain of its gasoline and hybrid vehicles. A report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek cites a Toyota spokesman in Japan who said that the automaker will...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XJ
Toyota Prius, 2013 Jaguar XK, 2013 SRT Viper Launch Edition: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Jaguar introduced the 2013 XK and Fiat revealed the 2013 500 Turbo. Bentley talked about future powertrains and we spied the 2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Ram starred in a new retro ad campaign...Read More»

George Clooney advertising the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L in China
What Do The 1% Drive? The Top 10 Cars In Wealthy ZIP Codes

When you think of the wealthy -- if you do -- what do imagine them driving? A Porsche 911? A Lamborghini Gallardo? An old-school Rolls-Royce? Eh, not so much. Sure, six-figure supercars are the province of the uber-rich, but by and large, America's wealthy families drive fairly mainstream vehicles...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo -- First Drive, San Diego, CA, June 19, 2012
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, new details emerged regarding the Cadillac ELR and Lexus explained the GS 450h hybrid. We drove the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been postponed. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Want to...Read More»

Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
Toyota RAV4 EV, 2013 Ford Focus ST, Bentley's Future: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Toyota plans to build the Prius in the U.S. and teases the RAV4 EV. We talked about dual-clutch transmissions and checked in on the six-month road test Hyundai Veloster. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Would you be willing to buy an...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
Study: Only About 1 In 3 Hybrid Owners Wants Another Hybrid

With gas prices hovering just under $4 a gallon and fuel-efficient cars selling as fast as Suzanne Collins novels, you'd think that demand for hybrids would be through the roof. And it is -- just not among people who already own hybrids. A new study from Polk Automotive says that when shopping for...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Impala
2014 Chevy Impala, 2013 Viper, 2013 Lexus RX Priced: Car News headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Chrysler announced it will auction off the first 2013 SRT Viper for charity and Lamborghini trademarked a new name. Chrysler updated the 2013 Ram 1500 with new technology to get better fuel economy and Nissan tried to curb range anxiety. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model
Looking To Buy (Or Sell) A Used Car? Keep An Eye On Gas Prices

Gas prices are high, and chances are good that they're going higher. That news isn't just important for your daily commute: for used car shoppers, it affects the prices of vehicles you're considering, and for used car sellers, it impacts the value of your current ride. According to AAA, today's...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Gas Mileage Tops List Of Vehicle Purchase Reasons

For the first time in several years, gas mileage tops the list of most influential reasons why consumers purchased their vehicle, surpassing reliability. That’s according to data from the just-released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Avoider Study. The 2012 Avoider Study, now in its ninth...Read More»

Lamborghini Gallardo on fire at 2012 Portland Auto Show. Photo credit Lary Coppola.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Leaked, 2013 Mazda6 Spied, Lamborghini Fire: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Murilee Martin reveals his new guilty pleasure while a new study says some people don't care what kind of car they drive. Kansas is considering a new type of tax for electric car owners and there's a new solution for distracted driving. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
Toyota, Lexus Offer Returning Troops A 'Welcome Home' Deal

Thousands of military personnel have recently returned from overseas deployments, and to mark the occasion, Toyota and Lexus are offering America's men and women in uniform special financing on new vehicles for the next several weeks. Cash-back rebates are included in the deal, too. On the Toyota...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
2012 Toyota Prius Liftback & 2012 RAV4: Pricing Announced

If you're looking to buy a new Toyota in the near future, listen up. The automaker has just announced 2012 pricing for two of its more popular models, the Prius Liftback and the RAV4. The Toyota Prius Liftback is, of course, the matriarch of the Prius family, which recently grew to include the...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5 Driven, 2012 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG, Subaru: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive both the 2013 Mazda CX-5 and 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG. Lotus is recalling the Elise and Subaru announces its "Share The Love" campaign right before Thanksgiving. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We finally drive the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, as shown at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: Higher MPG, Lower Price, And Sportier

Well in advance of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next month, and its North American premiere at the Detroit auto show in January, Toyota has released official pictures and some further information regarding its upcoming 2012 Prius C, which promises a smaller footprint and even better gas...Read More»

Toyota Suspends U.S. Production Due To Floods In Thailand

The floods ravaging Thailand have been back-page news in much of the U.S., but as the water continues to rise, it may finally saturate the headlines. The latest news is that Toyota plans to shut down production at U.S. facilities this weekend due to a shortage of parts from Thai suppliers. The...Read More»

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
Prius Slows Traffic, Focus Electric, 2012 BMW 3-Series: Car News Headlines

It turns out that ending HOV lane privileges for the Toyota Prius in California is slowing traffic, according to a new study. That might be a good thing for pedestrians, as the Ford Focus Electric won't have a built-in noisemaker. Kids won't care, however, as long as they're in a safe car...Read More»

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
2012 Honda CR-V, OnStar, 2012 Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

The Prius now sounds like a spaceship, and Honda continues to preview the upcoming 2012 CR-V. Dads would rather drive a crossover than a minivan--yes, we know, shock--and Volvo is downsizing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Honda showed off the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius V, Prius Plug-In Pricing: From $26,400 And $32,000

The long-awaited 2012 Toyota Prius v and 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid, the two newest models in the expanding Prius family, will carry starting prices of $26,400 and $32,000, respectively, according to pricing details released by Toyota today. That’s the headline. Here are the highlights. 2012...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius Lineup Grows With Prius V, Plug-In Models

Even as the auto industry sputters, Toyota's family of Prius hybrids is under rapid expansion. For 2012, the Toyota Prius is joined by the new, larger 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, as well as a new limited-availability Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Both of those will be reaching dealerships in Octover; then...Read More»

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