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Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory
Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory

Call it clever strategy or just a sign of the times, but Ford's doing a 180-degree turn and spending more than half a billion dollars to retool its Michigan Truck plant to produce the next-generation 2011 Ford Focus and the 2012 Focus EV. Ford is already ahead of the PR curve--and your car-shopper...Read More»

2008 Saturn Astra XR
Saturn Astra Shuffling Over to Buick? Really?

GM's multi-billion-dollar Saturn experiment hasn't paid off--and in its latest iteration, even a raft of pretty good Opel derivatives couldn't move the needle for the hug-happy, haggle-free division. So while GM considers spinning off Saturn to Roger Penske, or maybe Renault, what happens to the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gets Price Cut

Mercedes-Benz hopes that an attractive new pricetag on its new 2010 E-Class will help you forget the recession, the bankruptcy of its old pal Chrysler, and will open your wallet. The new E-Class gets a significant price cut for 2010. The base rear-drive E-Class will sticker for $48,600 when it goes...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Driven: 2010 Kia Soul vs. 2009 Nissan Cube

Less than a week after TheCarConnection.com’s first drive of the new 2009 Nissan Cube, I had “the other new boxy hatch,” the Kia Soul, in my driveway. Naturally, at almost all moments, I couldn’t resist weighing it against the Cube. Design-wise, there’s a lot to process in these two...Read More»

2009 Toyota Highlander
Driven: 2009 Toyota Highlander

TheCarConnection.com's esteemed writers have driven the 2009 Toyota Highlander in V-6 and Highlander Hybrid form. But there's a new game in Highlander town this year, a revamped four-cylinder edition that I scored for a long weekend of much-needed beach time. Time for a "Driven," right? Focusing on...Read More»

Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta in New York City
2011 Ford Fiesta: The Fiesta Movement's 5 Most Hypmotized Cult Members!

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is already a hit in Europe, and it's on its way to America early next year. Which might explain the YouTube videos, Twitter tweets, Facebook friends and other social media coming out of all your e-orifices with the tagline "Fiesta Movement." If you haven't heard, the Fiesta...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
First Drive: 2010 Cadillac SRX

So how weird is this; part of the limited press introduction of the 2010 Cadillac SRX crossover included an autocross course set up at GM's Milford Proving Grounds. What doesn't add up here? Traditionally, one wouldn't expect GM's PR department to put a Cadillac, especially a two-ton luxury...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB Auto Door Controls
2009 New York Show: 2010 Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen GTI, At Long Last

  We've shown you the 2010 Volkswagen Golf, previewed the Euro-spec version of the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, and explained why Volkswagen is dumping the Rabbit name and reverting to Golf. What's left for the 2009 New York auto show introduction of both, you ask? Just a handful of luscious photos, here...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Win A Cool 2010 Toyota Prius Solar-Powered Backpack!

 It's just a matter of days before we unleash hell on the 2010 Toyota Prius--and now it's your chance to win some cool Prius schwag to celebrate the arrival of the third-generation hybrid. Come March 25, TheCarConnection.com can tell you all about the Prius--how it handles, how it accelerates, how...Read More»

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
Quick Drive: 2009 Subaru WRX

Just posted here at TheCarConnection.com is an updated Full Review covering the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX. Even though the WRX was just completely redesigned for 2008, our Colin Mathews contributed a new Bottom Line, and we had our research team go back and see what other sources had to say about the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Driven: The 70-MPG 2010 Toyota Prius

What happens when you unleash a pack of automotive journalists on the newest hybrid on the block--and challenge them to beat the chief engineer's best fuel economy? If you plan it right--set a low bogey--you'll let journalists write the best story on the 2010 Toyota Prius from behind the wheel. The...Read More»

VW Polo Hatchback Rendering
VW Polo Sedan, Hatchback Slated For U.S. Production In 2011

Volkswagen has decided that small cars will only rise in prominence as fuel prices inevitably climb again. As such, they've decided to bring the new Polo to the U.S., which will slot beneath the Rabbit in VW's American lineup. However, for U.S. duty, they've made some tweaks to the vehicle that...Read More»

Acura Crossover New York
Acura Shows A Bit More Leg: Four-Door Coupe Crossover for NY

Acura has been hinting about an SUV/crossover along the lines of BMW's Sports Activity Coupe, the four-door X6. You know, long, tall, big on the outside, and small within. A lack of visible rear door handles suggests the coupe theme (perhaps suicide doors; more probably a handle concealed in the...Read More»

2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid
Quick Drive: 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid

Just two months ago, GM brought out a fleet of ten Vue 2 Mode Hybrids, marked as 2009 models in huge side decals, for a media-buzz caravan from the Detroit auto show, bound for the inauguration and meandering through college campuses. But the 2009 Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid—with a full hybrid/V-6...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Driven: 2010 Kia Soul

While you're still experiencing sleet, driving rain, subzero temperatures in some case, and a general March doldrum, half the auto world is down in sunny Miami sampling the 2010 Kia Soul. Jealous enough? It's worse. The Soul is a big surprise--nearly as fun to use in everyday driving as it is to...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen
Driven: Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen. Achieved: 52.4 Mpg

Volkswagen has pumped huge time, effort, and money into its latest diesel offering, a 2.0-liter common rail, piezo-electric-direct-injected four. They call it good, clean diesel fun, but anyone with a memory that stretches back to the early 80s will immediately laugh hysterically at such a claim. I...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
2009 Geneva Show: 2010 BMW 5-Series GT, Now in Concept Form

•    What is it: Part sedan, part crossover, part wagon—sigh, another acronym •    Key facts: GT concept looks production-ready; new BMW 5-Series due next year, may be previewed at fall’s Frankfurt auto show •    On sale: Early 2010 •    Price: At least $50,000 For the 2009...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
2009 Audi Q5 to Retail for $37,200

Audi has officially set the base price of its "segment-redefining" 2009 Audi Q5 crossover at $37,200. While this is a couple thousand more than some of its rear-wheel drive competition, their prices rise when equipped comparably with AWD, which comes standard on the Audi (Mercedes GLK 350 4Matic -...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
2009 Honda Fit Rises To The Top In Consumer Reports Comparo

Consumer Reports' March issue rated the 2009 Honda Fit tops in a test of five subcompact hatchbacks and sedans. Against the Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa, Suzuki SX4, and Toyota Yaris, CR found the Honda presented the most compelling mix of practicality, efficiency, enjoyable driving, impressive...Read More»

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