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Volvo V40 Comes With An Airbag For Pedestrians: Video
Volvo V40 Comes With An Airbag For Pedestrians: Video

The Volvo V40 that just debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show won't be coming to America, but one of its technology components might make the trip. The snazzy five-door hatch will arrive in Europe with a special airbag just for pedestrians. Perhaps more than any other automaker, Volvo has worked to...Read More»

'Drive It Like You Hate It' Volvo ad from 1962
Volvo's Famous 'Drive It Like You Hate It' Ad Reimagined: Video

If you're reading this from North America or Western Europe, you're probably a little groggy thanks to the return of daylight savings time. We recommend easing into your work week with a short video about Volvo's famous "Drive It Like You Hate It" ad from 1962, reimagined by its creator, Amil...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Mustang Make 'Top Picks' List

Consumer Reports regularly ranks cars on factors like reliability and bang for the buck. The company recently crunched all the data collected on 2012 models, and now it's announced a list of ten Top Picks for the year. In compiling its rankings, Consumer Reports looked at three factors...Read More»

Chevrolet Silverado '2012' ad for Super Bowl XLVI
Did Ford's F-150 Fumble To The Chevrolet Silverado During Super Bowl XLVI?

If you watched the Super Bowl last night, you probably caught Chevrolet's ad for the 2012 Silverado pickup. Most saw it as a clever riff on the whole 2012/Mayan calendar/world-ending thing that's rumored to occur later this year. When the folks at Ford watched it, though, all they saw was red. The...Read More»

Clint Eastwood narrates "Halftime In America"
Chrysler's Ad About Detroit Comeback Filmed In... New Orleans?

If you watched yesterday’s Super Bowl, perhaps the most talked-about commercial was the “Halftime In America” ad run by Chrysler and starring Clint Eastwood. Against a gritty urban backdrop and scenes of middle-class America, Eastwood assured us things would get better. Detroit...Read More»

Clint Eastwood stars in Chrysler Super Bowl XLVI ad
Chrysler and Clint Eastwood Provide 'Halftime' Pep Talk

Most Super Bowl XLVI commercials followed the typical schtick, trying to outdo each other in flash and flesh; substance be damned. In stark contrast (and 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth entry notwithstanding), Chrysler spoke loudest by speaking softly--with a slight growl. Like previous Imported from Detroit...Read More»

The Car Connection YouTube
The Car Connection Now Has A YouTube Channel

Loyal readers of The Car Connection, we have heard what you want: more videos. And what better way to give you more videos than with our very own YouTube channel. With our new videos section recently introduced, there's never been a better time to create a Car Connection YouTube channel. The...Read More»

Etta James, by Wikipedia contributor Roland Godefroy
Etta James, Music Legend And Voice Of The '95 Jaguar XJ, Dead At 73

Certain things in life are timeless, like the Jaguar XJ sedan, a good single-malt scotch, or the sultry voice of Etta James singing “At Last.” Following a year-long battle with leukemia, Etta James has died, a few days short of her 74th birthday. Although “At Last” was only...Read More»

High Gear Media Team Shooting Video At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
The Car Connection Introduces New Video Section

You've told us you want more video, and that is exactly what we are going to deliver. Today we are happy to announce a new video section on The Car Connection. With topics ranging from news and reviews to auto show coverage and features, our quick-format videos bring you the low-down in just a few...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

If you're in the market for a new compact sedan later this year—to compare with the likes of the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, or Hyundai Elantra, you'll want to include one new model on your list: Dart. After years of compact models—including Caliber and Neon—that didn't quite...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ concept
2013 Lincoln MKZ Concept: Detroit Auto Show Video

Ford is carving out a new future for its Lincoln brand, and the renovation begins with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ luxury sedan. A concept version of the new four-door emerged at the 2012 Detroit auto show, wearing some of the styling themes that soon will grace the entire luxury lineup, and with some new...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
2012 North American Car Of The Year: Detroit Auto Show Video

What's the best new car, and what's the best new truck for the 2012 model year? The North American Car and Truck of the Year jury has spoken, and at this year's Detroit Auto Show, the committee chose its two favorites for the new model year. For this year's awards, the winners are the 2012 Hyundai...Read More»

Chrysler 700C Concept  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
Chrysler 700C Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

The 700C Concept that Chrysler quietly rolled out to the Detroit Auto Show floor during the show's media days was a rarity among modern auto-show debuts for two reasons: First, it was completely unexpected and caught everyone—even some of Chrysler's communications staff, it seems—by...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

Buick revealed the 2013 Encore compact luxury crossover earlier this week at the Detroit Auto Show. Essentially creating a new segment in the markeplace, Buick is looking to attract new customers with this crossover vehicle. Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Sonic, the Encore is very...Read More»

Honda Accord Coupe Concept  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept: Video Walkaround

Honda has given the world a preview of the next-generation Accord midsize sedan with the 2013 Accord Coupe Concept, revealed earlier this week at the Detroit Auto Show. This thinly veiled concept car is nearly production ready. Take away the concept car wheels, though a similar design may make...Read More»

2012 Nissan Pathfinder concept
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

The devil's in the details--and Nissan had few of those details to divulge when it came to the Nissan Pathfinder concept it showed at the 2012 Detroit auto show. While it wasn't talking hardcore horsepower figures or exact fuel economy numbers, Nissan did introduce the Pathfinder with a few talking...Read More»

Chrysler Born of Fire Super Bowl XLV ad
Top 20 Viral Automotive Videos Of 2011

As we look back on 2011 in our rear view mirror, we take a moment to look at the top 20 viral automotive videos. These videos all hit it big on YouTube, and spread like a grease fire on various social networks throughout the year. Everyday brands are fighting each other for consumers' attention...Read More»

Snoop Dogg
The Price Is Right, G: Snoop Dogg Helps Give Away '62 Lincoln On TV

Wait, what was that? Was that Snoop Dogg--former rap bad boy and softcore star, on...The Price is Right? Snoop took to the airwaves yesterday, on Drew Carey's version of TPIR, one of daytime's longest-running game shows. Now that Bob Barker's free to spay and neuter anything he wants in retirement...Read More»

Textalyzer app for iPhone
4 Apps For New Year's Eve That Aren't About Dodging DUIs

Okay, here's what we know: 1. Tomorrow night is New Year's Eve. 2. You will probably be celebrating. 3. By "celebrating" we mean "boozing". 4. Because you're the clever sort of person who thinks ahead, you've already made plans to ditch your car or keep a designated driver on hand. 5. As a result...Read More»

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