2011 Chevrolet Volt

Today in Car News: Ford F-150 Safety, Mazda Pickup, and Volt
Today in Car News: Ford F-150 Safety, Mazda Pickup, and Volt

The Feds want to know if gas-tank straps on the popular Ford F-150 show cause for concern. So do we. We imagine, so does Ford. [New York Times] Mazda's sent out illustrations that preview its next-generation small pickup truck. Only as with the Ford Ranger, it's built overseas and no, you can't...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
Today at High Gear Media: GM's IPO, Aston V12 Vantage

General Motors has filed with the SEC for its IPO. Who will save the acronyms? [TheCarConnection] There's a new electric car headed for the 2010 Paris auto show--the Kia Pop EV gives us a charge with that rectangular window, what about you? [AllCarsElectric] The 2011 Kia Sportage has been named a...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
Today's Car News: Ford, Infiniti Hybrid, and VW NMS (With Video!)

It's Tuesday, and High Gear Media is busy digesting the full-size 2011 Toyota Avalon and prepping for the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance--which we'll be bringing to you live starting first thing Friday. While we're in the midst of all things HGM, here's what we're reading from our RSS feeds...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Today at High Gear Media: Chevy Cruze, Volt, And HGM Shark Week

With the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, GM is rebooting its bow-tie small-car lineup. Is the Cruze good enough to be the linchpin of a roll-out that includes the Volt and maybe a Spark subcompact, too? Today at High Gear Media, we'll get you the details on the new four-door and explain why...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf: Our Experts Talk Electric Cars

  If you're curious about the 2011 Nissan Leaf--everything from ordering and owning one, to seeing how it stacks up against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--you're in luck. High Gear Media's sprawling network of writers counts four reporters who have driven the 2011 Leaf, at almost every stage of the EV...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Today at High Gear Media: VW Jetta and a New Supra?

It's Friday at High Gear Media, just like it is around most of the globe. And to celebrate the weekend (is there a better reason?), TheCarConnection's team of reviewers is bringing you our first drive of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, the first VW to go down a new road driven by American tastes. Does...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Today at High Gear Media: Sonata Hybrid, Tesla and A Melted Italia

Just when you think you've seen enough green, High Gear Media is rounding out the week with more coverage of hybrids and electric cars today. Batting lead: the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which turns in Fusion-like fuel economy and has big tax credits in its arsenal--and sports a comely new front...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept
Today at High Gear Media: Nissan Leaf and Electric Porsches

We're turning a corner--in the automotive world and here at High Gear Media with the latest coverage on electric cars. Today across the HGM network, we're reporting about EVs and hybrid cars, starting with our first drive of the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Ride along with us as we tell you if the Leaf's a...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, Unveiled at 2010 Beijing Motor Show
Is The Chevrolet Volt MPV5 The Family-Friendly Volt?

The hotly-anticipated 2011 Chevrolet Volt may not come in just hatchback form. According to Car and Driver, their might be several variations, including a minivan-like crossover which will likely be dubbed MPV5. The MPV5 will use the Volt's platform, but it will seat five instead of four. MPV...Read More»

2005 Saab 9-5 4-door Wagon Linear Grille
Geely Keen On Saab & Volvo, Pagani Zonda Crashes In Hong Kong: Today’s Car News

Geely is already Ford’s preferred bidder for Volvo but the Chinese automaker is also keen on acquiring the Saab business from General Motors now that the deal with Swedish consortium Koenigsegg AB is over. [Autocar] Another day another supercar bites the dust. This time a Pagani Zonda F...Read More»

gas pump
Raising The Gas Tax: Auto Execs Push An Unpopular Solution

We’ve been here before. The government mandates more fuel-efficient vehicles across the board, yet the American public continues to gravitate toward what’s big and powerful. Barring this era of greater responsibility and restraint, which might pass like a fleeting fancy with the recession, why...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
Save $42K On A Tesla, Ford Seeking Social Fusion And More Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Social media is digging its hooks into the tender car segment, with Ford launching its new Fusion41 campaign to follow up on the Fiesta Movement. Chevrolet is getting in on the action too...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Invites Public To Name 2011 Chevrolet Volt Paint Color

General Motors first revealed the production version of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt in September of 2008 and ever since the original unveiling the car has appeared in the same silver exterior with an emerald hue. This will be the color of first batch of production Volts but now GM needs a name for it...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
For 2010, Toyota Prius Again Tops EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2010 Toyota Prius is again the most fuel-efficient performer in the U.S. market, at 50 mpg Combined, while runners-up include the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid (42 mpg), Honda Insight (41), Ford Fusion Hybrid (39), and Mercury Milan Hybrid (39). That's the official word from the 2010 EPA Fuel Economy...Read More»

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept
Cadillac ATS: A New Small Family of its Own

A new Cadillac small car family will join the GM brand's lineup sometime after 2012, according to executives on hand at a media briefing today in Detroit. TheCarConnection saw an early mockup of the two-door Cadillac ATS, as it's dubbed in concept form. That three-letter name hasn't been made...Read More»

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