Spy Shots

2010 Buick LaCrosse Spied!
2010 Buick LaCrosse Spied!

These are the newest pictures of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, caught by our spies during testing. As before, General Motors had two security guards for round-the-clock coverage in a public parking area. When the engineers left for a break, thick car covers with huge locks were placed on the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing
2010 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Spied!

W197 is the internal code name for Daimler’s hottest project in years -- a new sportscar equipped with gullwing doors. The latter-day Benz gullwing is scheduled to debut in 2010, and hopes are high that the car will become as successful as its famous predecessor from the Fifties and Sixties, the...Read More»

2010 HUMMER H2 SUT
2010 HUMMER H2 SUT Spied!

Judging by this prototype caught under test, it looks like the HUMMER H2 SUT is on the verge of a growth spurt. This H2 SUT tester — parading around in what appears to be a faux army paint scheme (complete with star) — has clearly been lengthened behind the rear doors. It appears that a good...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang Spy Shot
2010 Ford Mustang Spied!

The auto world is expecting a mid-cycle facelift for Ford's Mustang by the 2010 model year, and by the looks of this heavily camouflaged prototype, the '10 Mustang will go that route with a new front and rear fascia, including grille, headlamps, and taillights. Along with its exterior revamp...Read More»

2009 Acura TL Spy Shot
2009 Acura TL: Spied!

Although this prototype is cloaked in camouflage, this is the first time the 2009 Acura TL sedan has been photographed while testing during daylight hours. Although nearly everything is covered in vinyl, a closer look at the headlamps and especially the taillights, indicates that this sedan will...Read More»

2009 Jaguar XF – Is It the “HM?”

When we saw the latest photos of the Jaguar XF this morning, a colleague reminded us that this could be the last new Jaguar interior we see for a while. Even our spy photographers refer to the XF as the Hail Mary for Jaguar – a last chance before Ford loses its final bits of patience for a...Read More»

2009 HUMMER H3T Spied! - The Car Connection

Codenamed GMT745, the long-anticipated HUMMER H3T was spotted over the weekend, sporting a crew-cab configuration. Our spies are talking about an August 2008 model launch. We recall two HUMMER chief executives ago, being polled on which truck we'd first put a HUMMER badge on. Should this one be...Read More»

Dodge’s Edge/Pilot/Highlander/Santa Fe Spied!

TheCarConnection.com’s spies work overtime to bring you the latest shots. Here’s the proof: the latest images of the Dodge crossover vehicle, hitting our email box on a Saturday. Dedication or foolishness? All for you, baby. Meanwhile, the crossover—which was being clinicked in...Read More»

Vibe Getting “G” On in NYC?

We’ve been planning for the next coming of the Pontiac Vibe in lots of ways—pulling out our Vibe-themed centerpiece for the holiday table, composing Vibe haiku, journaling about what the Vibe has meant to us in our daily lives. Now it turns out that could all be going to waste. Our KGP...Read More»

Hail, Spartanburg! The X6 Gets Real

It seems like we’ve been talking about a BMW X6 crossover for years. In fact it’s two years since we illustrated the wacky idea that has now been confirmed by BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer. The X6, Reithofer said at the company’s annual meeting, will go into production next year in...Read More»

BMW 6-Series Shatters Stereotypes, Gets Mid-Life Facelift

Facelifts are no big deal, they told us. So we go off to Palm Springs, heal a new look and come back – and BMW’s done the same thing. And dammit, theirs looks better. The BMW 6-Series is getting a makeover (God, we wish there were a different metaphor—something mythological...Read More»

MINI Clubman: The Name Sounds Familiar

For almost two years, reports out of Oxford said the long-wheelbase MINI was going to be called the Traveller. Concepts came and went—and we waited, and waited, and the blogs came up with Clubman as the putative name of the stretched MINI. This week in Geneva, no less than Dr. Michael Ganal...Read More»

Saab Reskins the 9-3 Ragtop

Saab's working hard on what to do with the aged 9-5 - but the relatively spry and chipper 9-3 Convertible, just four years old, is already getting a major reskin. We haven't confirmed yet with Saab whether the revamped 9-3 Convertible will appear at the Geneva motor show or the following month in...Read More»

Shock and Awe: BMW's Geneva Plans?

The latest M3 spy shots have surfaced - and before you clamor for less spy and more real photos, know that our knowledge of BMW's Geneva plans is still sharpening. So far we've heard that BMW could bring a few cars to Geneva - an M3 Coupe concept, a convertible M3 concept, a four-door sedan version...Read More»

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