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2007 Nissan Intima Concept
2007 Nissan Intima Concept

With its “modern living” theme, Nissan’s Intima appears to be the most production ready concept car in the automaker’s ’07 Tokyo Motor Show lineup. The concept’s “sharp-edged lines and organic panel surfaces” offer a fresh but not entirely unfamiliar take on Nissan’s existing...Read More»

2007 Audi Metroproject Quattro Concept
2007 Audi Metroproject Quattro Concept

Think of this as the face of the future for Audi, the future of the A1, anyway, the new minicar program that will reach market late in 2009. “The final design for the production car has not yet been signed off,” reveals Thomas Krauter, project leader from the German automaker’s Concept...Read More»

2007 Ford Escape Adventure
Ford Musters ‘Stang, Escape for Tokyo

Like most Western automakers, Ford Motor Co. has largely written off the Japanese market, where domestic-oriented consumers – and strict import laws – have largely limited the market potential for automotive imports. That said, Ford hasn’t given up entirely, as it demonstrated at this...Read More»

2008 Saab Turbo X
Saab Turbo X Bows in Frankfurt

Saab had gripping news forFrankfurt, where it officially revealed the latest spin-off of its newly-redesigned 9-3 line. The 9-3 Turbo X will be the first model to make use of the automaker’s all-new, all-wheel-drive technology, or as Saab prefers to call it, Cross-Wheel-Drive. (Saab will now take...Read More»

2008 Aston Martin DBS
Aston Reveals Performance Trio

Aston formally lifted the covers on the long-expected replacement for its aging Vanquish model, its DBS sports car, which TheCarConnection.com first previewed in August. The newly-independent British marque also unveiled a pair of limited-edition models that could be sold out before the first car...Read More»

2007 Maserati Quattroporte GT S
2007 Maserati Quattroporte GT S

2007 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (9/4/2007) The ultimate expression of Maserati’s sedan sportiness — that’s how the Italian car maker is describing the new Quattroporte Sport GT S. The car sits 0.4 inches lower at the front and 0.98 inches lower at the rear compared to the...Read More»

2007 Citroen C-Cactus Concept
Frankfurt Green: Citroen C-Cactus

You’ve seen the Airscape, the executive convertible that points the way to the new Citroën C5 sedan and estate car. Now the French firm has revealed another element of its Frankfurt Motor Show offerings – the C-Cactus. It’s described as “an imaginative and ingenious eco-friendly concept...Read More»

2007 Peugeot 308 RC Z concept
Peugeot RC Z Coming to Frankfurt

French manufacturer Peugeot will have two wildly different versions of the 308 on its Frankfurt Motor Show stand. The first will be the standard compact hatchback – replacing the popular 307 – but the second will be something else entirely. And this is the first official picture. Called the 308...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi cX Concept
Mitsubishi Concept cX Frankfurt-Bound

Is Mitsubishi hinting at plans to build another all-new compact SUV? If the Japanese firm’s styling study for September’s Frankfurt Motor Show is to be believed, the answer is yes. Called the Concept-cX, it’s described as an accessible, affordable, sustainable, and realistic solution to the...Read More»

2005 Ford E-Series
2005 Ford E-Series

E-Series Ford's full-size van can handle a wide range of commercial and/or people-moving tasks, and is able to carry as many as 15 passengers. For 2005, all engines come with electronic throttle control, while a new powertrain module on E-350 Super Duty models affords an elevated idle to...Read More»

2007 Volkswagen GTI W12 concept
VW Golf GTI – Twelve Cylinder?

What’s the best way to pay tribute to enthusiasts who love one ofEurope’s most enduring motoring icons? Give them something new. That’s what Volkswagen is doing at the Annual Golf GTI Festival in Worthersee, Austria, later this month. The German firm is to unveil a unique design study called...Read More»

2007 Audi TT clubsport quattro concept
Audi Clubsports the TT

Audi continues its quest to grab a headline every few weeks with the new TT clubsport quattro concept, a sporty rendition of the new roadster now on sale in theU.S. The concept strips down the TT roadster to an essential racing form, most obviously by cutting away the car’s windshield and...Read More»

Suzuki Splash
Suzuki Splashes into Frankfurt

One model, two brands. This smart city car will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as the Opel/Vauxhall Agila and Suzuki Splash. Both will go on sale acrossEurope early next year. Built on a new platform, the pair will be available with three new engines. The two gasoline units...Read More»

2007 Audi Cross Coupe Concept
2007 Audi Cross Coupe Concept

Audi’s big news for this week’s Shanghai auto show comes in the form of the Cross Coupé quattro, which it dubs a blend of sports car and crossover. The four-seat concept clearly tells you what it is capable of and whose engineering matches this standard — on all roads, under all...Read More»

2007 Callaway C16 Cabrio
Callaway Spins C16 Cabrio Into Javits

Reeves Callaway is letting his hair down — along with the roof of the new C16 Corvette, first shown in Los Angeles , last December. Heading cross-country, the well-known tuner rolled out the C16 Cabrio at the ’07 New York Auto Show. The tuner transformation that is the C16 starts with Corvette...Read More»

London Taxi
2007 New York Show Preview: Taxi!

While we await the Cadillac V-12 concept and Ford’s new Flex not-minivan, taxi enthusiasts — is there such a thing? — are eagerly planning their visits to the upcoming New York Auto Show. It’s the 100th anniversary of the modern-day taxi, after all — and as such, the show is hosting a...Read More»

2007 smart fortwo BRABUS
BRABUS smarts Scoot to Geneva

As part of its grand turnaround plan, announced a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, DaimlerChrysler’s smart brand abandoned several weak-selling models, but that doesn’t mean it’s become a one-trick pony. Last November, Smart unveiled an all-new version of the two-seat micro fortwo model...Read More»

2007 Mazda2
Mazda2 Takes a Geneva Bow

The first product in the second phase of “zoom zoom “ – that’s how Mazda was describing its all-new B-segment supermini, the 2. And in a move that’s contrary to what many rivals are doing, it’s actually smaller than the outgoing model by almost two inches. Based on a completely new...Read More»

2007 Tramontana
Geneva Microbrands: Gumpert, Tramontana

Two high-performance sports cars that made their debuts at last year’s Geneva Motor Show are back. First up is the exotic single-seat Tramontana, described by the Spanish manufacturer as “half Formula One car, half fighter jet.” Last year it was a prototype but now it’s in full production...Read More»

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