SUVs/Wagons

Second Buick Crossover Based on the...Aveo?
Second Buick Crossover Based on the...Aveo?

Buick's adding two more crossovers to its lineup under the Enclave, and according to one source, a small ute based on the next Chevrolet Aveo is in the works. This morning, GM confirmed it's working on a future Buick plug-in hybrid and confirmed the presence of a second crossover vehicle...Read More»

2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'
GM Reveals New, Smaller 2011 Buick Crossover (Nee Saturn Vue)

General Motors announced today that Buick will launch a five-passenger crossover next year, with a plug-in hybrid version to follow in 2011. And it looks to us like the Saturn Vue is getting a three-shields makeover. GM released an image of the new Buick crossover's grille. Which looks a whole lot...Read More»

cadillac cts coupe 001
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Comes Next May

The delayed two-door version of the Cadillac CTS is coming in May, and when it arrives, the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe will be joined right away by a V-8 CTS-V Coupe, too. A spokesman confirmed to TheCarConnection that the two-door would get the 2011 model year designation, and that it would share...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Spark
GM Chairman Pushes Up Model Intros To Preserve Market Share

With the 'cash for clunkers' Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) scheme pushing sales up to near-pre-plunge levels, the scramble is on to take maximum advantage. So far, the early winner is the Ford Focus, nabbing crucial market share with every car traded in. General Motors is keenly aware of this...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

As promised, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is headed for a world debut next month on its way to U.S. showrooms in 2010. Earlier this summer, Mercedes-Benz' American arm dismissed some "silly" reports that suggested world financial woes would delay the wagon until 2012. On schedule, the...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Spy Shots: 2011 Lincoln MKX

When you live down the street from a working car factory, you're bound to see something interesting--as did the staff of Cars.com today, when they nabbed photos of the next Lincoln MKX as it drove right by their offices. On the KickingTires blog, David Thomas and company published a gallery of spy...Read More»

2009 Ford Expedition
Ford Turning Big SUVs Into World Cars

Ford is alone in Detroit--not merely in the remote suburb of Dearborn, but alone in staying out of Chapter 11, too. And while Ford's deftly avoided bankruptcy due to a couple of clever hedges and some well-timed products, it's facing the same problems with its profitable big sport-utility vehicles...Read More»

Lincoln Concept C Reveal - Detroit
More Compacts, Crossovers Coming for Lincoln

The future of Lincoln lies in smaller cars and crossover vehicles, according to a report today in Automotive News. The industry weekly says the brand will develop a new range of smaller vehicles that could eventually replace the traditional top sellers at the luxury brand. In the past the franchise...Read More»

2010 Kia Sorento
Kia on the Move with Optima, Sorento and Amanti

With the 2010 Kia Forte sedan headed to showrooms, and the 2010 Forte Koup coming later this summer, what's up next for Hyundai's sister division Kia? Motor Trend reports Kia will have a busy 2011 model year ahead, with the first vehicle on its launch list coming from the U.S. The new Kia factory...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-series Gran Turismo
First Ride: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

Alongside the first drive of the 2010 BMW X6 M this week, BMW gave the attending press, including TheCarConnection, the opportunity of a ride in the 2010 BMW 550i GT. Even though we weren’t allowed to photograph the cars due to their not-quite-production status, we can bring you our first...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
First Drive: 2010 BMW X6 M

  The 2010 BMW X6 M is hitting the streets, and our cohorts at Motor Authority are among the first to drive the performance-tuned version of BMW's "Sport-Activity Vehicle" this week in Atlanta. Reporting for TheCarConnection and Motor Authority, Nelson Ireson tells us that on the high-speed turns...Read More»

Volvo XC60 R
Volvo XC60 R-Design: Big Wheels Keep On Turning

The 2010 Volvo XC60 is a handsome, comfortable crossover vehicle--and a highly rated one, scoring an 8.2 in TheCarConnection.com's road test rating. And yet, even though its out-of-the-box good looks are just hitting showrooms around the U.S., Volvo's tweaking the XC60's appearance and handling...Read More»

BMW M3 GT4
BMW M Division Considering M3 GT4 For Production, Diesels Not On The List

Rumors that BMW might produce a version of its racing-minded M3 GT4 are true, according to the head of the automaker's M division. Dr. Kay Segler, head of BMW's M Division and former chief at MINI, says it's a possibility that the company could authorize a limited run of the race-prepped M3, but...Read More»

2010 Mazda Premacy (Japan)
Mazda5 Likely Sporting Few Changes for 2010

Mazda has announced equipment details for the Premacy, its Japan-market compact minivan that closely parallels the Mazda5. Based on this, it's likely that the 2010 Mazda5 will return with just a few minor equipment changes. In Japan, the Premacy gets a new fuel economy gauge and a newly redesigned...Read More»

3-Series GT preview rendering
2011 BMW 3-Series GT Given Production Green Light

Hot on the heels of the recently unveiled BMW 5-Series GT comes word that a 3-Series GT is also in the works. Expected to be based around the next-generation 3-Series Sedan, due around the same time, the addition of the 3-Series GT will lift the 3-Series body count to five (coupe, convertible...Read More»

2009 Infiniti FX35
Driven: 2009 Infiniti FX35

The last-generation (2003-08) Infiniti FX wasn't just a blast to drive; especially when it was first rolled out, it quite simply had the hottest, most low-slung look—even when compared to other performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne. And that trend-setting styling has aged uncommonly well;...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Hyundai Gas Lock Delivers $1.49 Gas For New Buyers

In case you've been trapped in a cubicle for the past few months, it's summer again, and that means gas prices are making their march back up toward their peak. While fears of $4 per gallon gas aren't prominent - yet - Hyundai is pre-empting the rise with a promise of $1.49 gas for a full year, or...Read More»

Porsche Volkswagen Merger
Porsche Scrambling To Secure Financial Future, Rejects VW Offer

The bravado necessary to run a company like Porsche well has so far been one the of the strengths of the company's current leadership, in particular Wendelin Wiedeking, as it attempts to acquire Volkswagen AG. But that brave move was caught in the unfortunate timing of the current economic crunch...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has been on the drawing boards for a while--and now, the German automaker is running tests on prototypes spotted by the spy photographers over at Motor Authority. The new ML-Class sport-ute is due to arrive in 2011 as a 2012 model. These first photos of test mules...Read More»

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