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Tesla Model S P100D gets 0.1 second faster with software update
Tesla Model S P100D gets 0.1 second faster with software update

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer created a makeup gun "for women who only have four-fifths of a second to get ready"? Well, if you're that pressed for time, Tesla's new software update will be an absolute godsend. Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told eager electric-car fans...Read More»

J.D. Power 2014 Social Media Benchmark Study
J.D. Power: Toyota, Ford, Chevy Rule Social Networks; Fiat, Mini, Chrysler, Not So Much

We often think of social media as the playground of the young: the tweens, the teens, and the Millennials, with a few Gen Xers thrown in for gravitas. But while those whippersnappers may be more comfortable than older folks when it comes to diving into a new social network, in the end, everyone...Read More»

Formula E race car on the streets of Rome
Rome Asks Residents To Tweet-Shame Their Poorly Parked Neighbors

If you've been to Rome, you know that traffic in the city can be...challenging. The parking situation is no better -- in fact, on the streets of Rome's centuries-old center, finding a spot for even the itsy-bitsiest Italian microcar can take a very, very long time. As a result, drivers often get...Read More»

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Ask The Car Connection Team Anything -- Announcing #askTCClive

We here at The Car Connection know car shopping can be a frustrating, daunting experience, and we are here to help. Today we are introducing #askTCClive. The Car Connection already brings car shoppers a wealth of car shopping information. With thousands of vehicle reviews and millions of used car...Read More»

Kate Upton & Sebastian Beacon in a 2013 Super Bowl ad for the Mercedes-Benz CLA class
The Best Super Bowl Ads (And Blackout Tweets) Of 2013

Super Bowl XLVII was many things, but dull? Not on your life. Jennifer Hudson performed an emotionally charged "America the Beautiful" with students from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Alicia Keys trundled onto the field with a Yamaha grand piano to sing one of the most interesting -- and lengthy --...Read More»

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Subscribe To The Car Connection On YouTube

We here at The Car Connection know you are always looking for new ways to learn more and make informed vehicle purchases. Today we are happy to announce another way to follow us: subscribe to our YouTube channel. That's right, we have our own YouTube channel chock full of videos featuring road...Read More»

Martin Truex Jr led the most laps and finished second - NASCAR photo
NASCAR Partners With Twitter

Twitter and NASCAR are no strangers to each other. Many drivers tweet updates throughout the week, and many teams tweet updates throughout races. But now Twitter and NASCAR have made their relationship official with a new partnership. The first race that will take advantage of this new partnership...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM Dumps Super Bowl Ads, 2013 GT500, 2013 Chevy Silverado: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Ford priced the 2013 C-Max Hybrid and Mercedes-Benz killed the R Class. Fiat held an auction on Twitter and Lexus issued a recall. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here's what's changed with our six-month road test Hyundai Veloster...Read More»

The Fiat 500 America
Fiat Sold A Car Via An Auction On Twitter

Automakers using social media is nothing new, as many automakers have used different social platforms to unveil new vehicles, run contests, and even live-stream events. But running a public auction of a special-edition car on Twitter? That's a new one, and Fiat has just claimed the title as the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander
GM Lab Explosion, Lexus Supercar, Lambda Recall: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Lotus posted a rant on Facebook and we learned the cause of the explosion in GM's battery laboratory. We spied the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte and GM recalled the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

Smart of Argentina's Twitter animation
Smart Of Argentina Gets Clever On Twitter

Nearly every automaker is now on Twitter at this point, and frankly using Twitter isn't that hard. Most companies use it for customer service, engaging new customers, and even teasing new product. But getting creative and unique is becoming increasingly difficult. Smart of Argentina seems to have...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»

Twitter
Twitter Opens Office In Detroit To Work With Automakers

Twitter just opened a brand new office in the heart of downtown Detroit on Wednesday to help better serve the needs of local ad agencies and automakers. But is the new local office worth it? Detroit automakers had record sales in March with Chrysler reporting its best month in four years. Twitter...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover
2013 Mazda CX-5, 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, #WantAnR8: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Coda delivered its first electric sedan and Chevy revealed the production 2013 TrailBlazer. Hyundai is working on the next-generation Genesis Sedan and we drove the Volvo C30 electric car. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Lojack...Read More»

2012 Audi R8 GT
Audi Restarts #WantAnR8 Twitter Campaign

Last year an avid Audi fan posted a tweet with the hashtag #WantAnR8. Audi not only surprised the fan by showing up with an R8 for her to use for a day, but decided that the hashtag would make for an innovative marketing campaign. It was right, as the hashtag has been used over 75,000 times. Audi...Read More»

2011 GMC Acadia Denali
Refreshed GMC Acadia Confirmed For 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Back in February we reported General Motors may axe the Acadia from the GMC lineup. It seems the Acadia will get at least one refresh before that may or may not happen. Manager of GMC Communications Joel LaMuraglia confirmed on Twitter the refreshed seven-seater will make make its debut at the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production model
Toyota 'Shareathon' Offers Shoppers Up To $1,000 Cash: Video

If you're planning to buy or lease a new Toyota before January 3, 2012, listen up, because Toyota is offering you the chance to nab up to $1,000 through its annual "Shareathon" promotion. Shareathon is part of Toyota's year-end sales event, better known as Toyotathon. Here's how the promo works: 1...Read More»

Lexus' 'big red bow' promotion to support Toys For Tots
Lexus Donates $5 To Toys For Tots For Every Big Red Bow You Share Online

Lexus is making it easy for folks to donate to Toys for Tots this holiday season: just share one of the brand's well-known "big red bows" on Facebook or Twitter during Lexus' "December to Remember" sales event, and the company will contribute $5 to the charity. For Facebook users, the process is...Read More»

MINI Connected
MINI Connected iPhone App Reads Tweets, Status Updates Aloud

If you're the sort of adrenaline junkie who can't stand the thought of being left out of anything, we've got good news -- if you drive a MINI and own an iPhone, that is. The latest update to the MINI Connected app has text-to-speech capability, meaning that it can read tweets and status updates as...Read More»

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