Wagons

Preview: 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»

2010 Toyota Prius
Driven: 2010 Toyota Prius…77 mpg!

Early this year TheCarConnection.com brought you first driving impressions for the redesigned 2010 Toyota Prius, and in the months following the Prius has been covered in exhaustive detail by companion High Gear Media site AllAboutPrius.com. In his first drive report of the 2010 Prius, editor Marty...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 Honda Insight - 57 mpg
Driven: 2010 Honda Insight

When TheCarConnection.com took our first drive of the 2010 Honda Insight late last year, we predicted that despite the Insight's relatively simple mild hybrid system, "In the real world, nearly all owners are likely to see results above 40 mpg, no matter what type of driving." After a follow-up...Read More»

2009 Suzuki SX4 Man
2010 Suzuki SX4 Gains SportBack Model

Either as a five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan, Suzuki's SX4 is a well-packaged, well-equipped small car and surprisingly enjoyable to drive. TheCarConnection.com especially likes its hatchback model, called the SX4 Crossover, and points to its quiet interior, sporty driving feel, and...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 5-Series Gran Turismo
2010 BMW 5-Series GT Replacing U.S. Wagon?

When it introduces the new 2010 5-series GT later this year to American shoppers, BMW may quietly wave goodbye to its traditional 5-Series station wagon. "It's possible" that the new hatchback GT and its controversially shaped cargo area could take the spot in the lineup occupied by the 2009 BMW...Read More»

2011 Audi A3 Spy Shots
Spy Shots: 2011 Audi A3

The 2011 Audi A3 is on track for a world debut late next year, and the first test mules have been spotted by spy photographers over at MotorAuthority. The new hatchback's development was pushed back so that Audi engineers could work on new models like a proposed A1 city car and a new Q3 crossover...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 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»

2009 BMW 1-Series
2013 BMW 1-Series: Coupe, Cabrio and More

BMW isn't alone in planning big for a sales rebound in North America: Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes are banking on America and Canada and Mexico to kick in big profits again, someday. But BMW is approaching things a little differently--in part, by plotting a major expansion of North...Read More»

2008 Renault Z.E. Concept
Renault To Preview Production EV at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

The charge toward full-electric vehicles is proceeding at a snail's pace to the public's eyes, though behind the scenes at many of the world's major automakers, progress is fast and furious. Renault aims to be one of the leaders of this next wave, and will preview a production electric vehicle at...Read More»

Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant
V-Vehicle To Build High-Efficiency Cars In Louisiana

After weeks of mystery and speculation, today V-Vehicle Company (VVC), a San Diego firm backed by oil man turned environmentalist T. Boone Pickens finally revealed that it's the manufacturer setting up shop in Monroe, Louisiana to build a range of high-efficiency combustion-engine cars. Earlier...Read More»

2010 Alfa Romeo Milano spy shot (cropped)
Spy Shots: 2010 Alfa Romeo Milano

With Fiat now allied with Chrysler, fans of affordable Italian sheetmetal are pining for the first examples to be offered on American soil in over a decade. One of the first of the cars to make the Fiat-Chrysler transition will be the 2010 Alfa Romeo Milano, which could be re-made into a Chrysler...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Honda Insight Sales Off To A Sluggish Start?

Sales of the 2010 Honda Insight haven't kicked off at as quick of a pace as anticipated, leading Honda to cut its first-year sales projection by roughly a third. At the time of its launch earlier this year, when Honda rolled out the Insight at a base price of $19,800, Honda disclosed a yearly sales...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte Koup
Kia Cues Up New Models: Forte And Soul Are Just The Start For 2010

As other automakers agonize over idled plants and tough choices, things are looking good for Kia—both overseas and for its rapidly growing operations in the U.S.  Overall, Kia sales are down 6.8 percent versus last year; but that's one of the smallest drops in sales of any brand, second only to...Read More»

2009 Nissan Rogue SL
Driven: 2009 Nissan Rogue

When Nissan introduced its Rogue crossover nearly two years ago, it seemed sized a bit too closely with the brand's existing Murano. Many shoppers surely wondered, if they could have the Murano, with its torquey V-6 and more dressed-up interior, for just a little more money, why not? That was...Read More»

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