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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Driven
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Driven

When the New Beetle arrived, back in 1998, it elicited waves of nostalgia from Baby Boomers who had owned the old air-cooled Beetles, and loved what they had come to symbolize. At the time of the New Beetle's launch, it was exactly what they wanted—a vehicle that carried forward the iconic...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars Of 2012 – And How We Rate Them

Here at FamilyCarGuide, we’re always keen on annual lists of the best family cars, something we know a fair deal about. So, it is with interest that we compare Kelley Blue Book’s recently announced 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 with rankings from our sister publication TheCarConnection...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
Consumer Reports' Ratings, Smartphone Nav, VW CC Priced: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we report on Consumer Reports' annual Top Picks; we also have more about taking your navigation needs to the smartphone and via MotorAuthority, we bring the latest on a quicker version of the MINI Countryman and the refreshed 2013 VW CC. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013 VW Beetle Goes Diesel; Convertible Due In New York

With less than a week until the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, automakers are already starting to announce new models. Such is the case with Volkswagen as it has announced the 2013 Beetle TDI, which will make its formal debut next week in the Windy City. The TDI will be the most fuel-efficient Beetle of...Read More»

Matthew Broderick in Honda's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 CR-V
Super Bowl XLVI Play-By-Play: Which Ads Run When (With Video)

If you're a football fan, it's easy to keep track of this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. After all, at 6:30pm Eastern, you have a pretty good idea which teams you'll be watching, right? But do you know what commercials will run and when they'll appear? We thought not. That's why we've put together a...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the shopping habits of men and women -- can tell us a lot about buyers, but for an insider's look at the auto industry, you need to...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Gas Mileage Tops List Of Vehicle Purchase Reasons

For the first time in several years, gas mileage tops the list of most influential reasons why consumers purchased their vehicle, surpassing reliability. That’s according to data from the just-released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Avoider Study. The 2012 Avoider Study, now in its ninth...Read More»

Volkswagen Super Bowl XLV Ad
Super Bowl Should Be A Bonanza For Automakers (Except Kia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest advertising events in America, so we'd expect America's biggest advertisers -- namely, the auto industry -- to be front and center during the game. As we've discussed before, spending upwards of $3 million for 30 seconds of advertising is a risky venture, but a...Read More»

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Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward trend will continue across much of the globe in 2012 -- though alas, not everywhere. THE WINNERS China: Though some have...Read More»

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Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)

UPDATED: One of our contacts at GM wrote in with a couple of important clarifications. See the note below. The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and for ten years, the organization has been ranking companies on their...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Signs Of Improvement: Volkswagen Signs Up For Super Bowl XLVI

Today's TV pundits spend a lot of time talking about the frailty of the U.S. economy, but that hasn't stopped consumers from visiting their local auto showrooms. Recently, we got word that car sales were on the rise, and now comes an equally promising harbinger: Volkswagen has purchased a spot...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
November 2011 Car Sales: Ahead of the Curve

New vehicle sales continued their slow, steady improvement in November across most of the major brands, automakers reported along with monthly sales today. Projections had the month coming in at anywhere from TrueCar's estimated seasonally adjusted selling rate (SAAR) of 13.3 million units, to some...Read More»

2013 Subaru BRZ
2013 Nissan Altima, November Auto Sales, 2013 Subaru BRZ: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Subaru reveals the 2013 BRZ and we test Nissan's next-generation CVT transmission. Acura might bring a new NSX Concept to the Detroit Auto Show and we review the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
2013 Volkswagen CC: Mid-Size Luxury Sedan Debuts At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Now that the 2013 Volkswagen CC mid-size luxury sedan has officially made its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, we’re pleased to note that the actual four-door coupe looks even better up close and personal. MotorAuthority was all over the scene at the show, and the live photos from the...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
2012 Dodge Charger, 2012 VW GTI, 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we review both the 2012 Dodge Charger and 2012 VW GTI. Specs for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe finally leak out, and we interview the North Carolina fire marshal regarding the recent garage fire involving a Chevy Volt. All this and more in today's car news, right here on...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
2013 Volkswagen CC To Debut At The Los Angeles Auto Show

Volkswagen calls it a four-door coupe, but we know it as the German automaker’s flagship sedan. At the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, the 2013 Volkswagen CC will make its debut, but VW has released a few teaser photos ahead of time. Our sister publication TheCarConnection observes...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
2013 Volkswagen CC: Refreshed Version To Debut At LA Auto Show

The Volkswagen CC sedan—originally called the Passat CC—has occupied an interesting place in the brand's showrooms. As VW's affordable flagship car, it's offered a more flamboyant—and, most would say, aesthetically superior—take on an upscale sedan, a cut above the more...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo – Copyright High Gear Media
Architect Envisions Habitat For Herbie

The United Arab Emirates is both car heaven and hell. The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park celebrates all things Maranello, while the heartbreak of a sun-baked and dust-caked Enzo abandoned in Dubai is all too fresh in our minds. So what chance does a 1963 Volkswagen have here? We'll know soon...Read More»

2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept
Toyota To Topple As World's #1 Automaker, VW & GM Ride To Top

Volkswagen is bound and determined to become the world's largest automaker, and it promises to do so by 2018. According to industry analysts, VW could meet its goal this year -- seven years ahead of schedule -- but it may not stay on top for long. In terms of sales volume, Toyota is the world's...Read More»

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