2012

January 2012 Car Sales Are Strong--Except At GM
January 2012 Car Sales Are Strong--Except At GM

While nearly every automaker reported brisk, upbeat sales numbers for the first month of 2012, General Motors didn't have much to cheer. GM sales were off by 6 percent last month, while its crosstown rivals were up, strongly in the case of Chrysler, which reported a sales increase of 44 percent...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry 'Camry Effect' sweepstakes on Shazam
How To Win Two 2012 Toyota Camrys During The Super Bowl: Video

Toyota is giving you the chance to win not one, but two 2012 Toyota Camrys this week. It's part of a promotion called "The Camry Effect", which involves a new ad campaign, the Shazam smartphone app, and Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast. Sound confusing? That's because is. Let us break it down for you...Read More»

Jaguar XJ220
Jeep's Big Recall, 2013 BMW 4-Series Coupe, Jaguar Museum: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we talk about whether diesel cars are relevant in the U.S. and why Jaguar is closing its heritage museum to the public. Chrysler's built a record number of Pentastar engines and we've driven the Range_e Plug-In Hybrid prototype. All this and more in today's car news, right...Read More»

2013 SRT Viper teaser
2012 Subaru Outback, Tesla Model X, 2013 SRT Viper Teased: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, details of the Dodge Dart SRT4 have begun to emerge, while GM is adding EcoLabels to its lineup. We reviewed the 2012 Subaru Outback and the 2012 Chevrolet Volt has qualified for a rebate in California. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Honda Pilot, Rolex 24, MINI Cooper Diesels: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we've reviewed the 2012 Honda Pilot, and learned MINI is considering bringing diesels to the U.S. Tesla's teasing the Model X electric crossover and Lamborghini has ruled out turbocharging, for now. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster
2012 MINI Cooper Roadster Priced From $24,350

The MINI Roadster is poised to become the most fun you can have in a front-wheel drive, two-seat convertible, in part because it's the only one in the U.S. that we can think of off the top of our heads. Unique market position aside, the Roadster's entry pricing is attractive, starting at just...Read More»

Jeep's "production-ready" 2012 Grand Cherokee concept
Jeep Announces Name My Ride Contest

Jeep unveiled a blacked-out Concept Grand Cherokee at the Houston Auto Show yesterday. While the vehicle looks terrific, the more interesting news is the "Name My Ride" contest that goes along with the vehicle. In an effort to build excitement around the concept which it intends to build. Jeep is...Read More»

Lamborghini Gallardo on fire at 2012 Portland Auto Show. Photo credit Lary Coppola.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Leaked, 2013 Mazda6 Spied, Lamborghini Fire: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Murilee Martin reveals his new guilty pleasure while a new study says some people don't care what kind of car they drive. Kansas is considering a new type of tax for electric car owners and there's a new solution for distracted driving. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans prototype
Super Bowl Commercials, Toyota TS030 Hybrid, NASCAR Fusion: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Ford unveiled the 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup race car and Toyota revealed the TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. BMW's M division wants its own sports car and muscle car wars are in full swing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Super...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first drive
2012 Lexus RX 350 Reviewed, 2012 Camaro ZL1 Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan showed how the Leaf handles winter weather while Honda delivered the first Fit EV. We drove the 2012 Camaro ZL1 and Saab Cars North America is being liquidated. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Supreme Court has deemed it...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage SX
2012 Kia Sportage, 2013 Shelby GT500 Prototype, Volt Fires: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, a 2013 Shelby GT500 prototype hit the auction block and a Ferrari F430 was crashed during a test drive. Boulder, Colorado loves hybrids, and car dealers are looking for low-mileage used cars. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

Chevy Game Time app
Win A Chevy During The Super Bowl Using The Chevy Game Time App

Need a new ride? You could schlep to a showroom, schmooze with a salesperson, cozy up to a credit officer, and pay for it yourself, but wouldn't it be nicer to snag one from the comfort of your own living room? For free? While watching the Super Bowl? It's all possible using the Chevy Game Time...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
LGBT License Plates, Saab, SOPA Effects MegaUpload Founder: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, companies are still interested in saving Saab, and Nissan sold a lot of Leafs. LGBT equality license plates are coming to some states, and we drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. SOPA may have stumbled, but...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
Can A Fiat 500 Station Wagon Save Fiat In The U.S.?

No doubt about it: sales of the Fiat 500 have been disappointing. But Fiat's marketing chief, Olivier Francois, says that there's a new Fiat heading to America, which could shake things up: a Fiat 500-based station wagon. Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne blames the 500's weak sales figures in...Read More»

2011 GMC Acadia Denali
Refreshed GMC Acadia Confirmed For 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Back in February we reported General Motors may axe the Acadia from the GMC lineup. It seems the Acadia will get at least one refresh before that may or may not happen. Manager of GMC Communications Joel LaMuraglia confirmed on Twitter the refreshed seven-seater will make make its debut at the...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»

2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan Sport Line
2012 BMW 3-Series Video Preview

The 2012 BMW 3-Series is already making the rounds with reviewers and will soon be landing in driveways near you, so why not get up to speed on its key features with a quick two-minute video? Once you're done there, of course, you can head over to our quick review of the new 3-Series for more...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 Dodge Avenger R/T
Dodge Avenger May Be On The Chopping Block

Much of the news coming from Chrysler this week has been about the death of the Dodge Caliber and its replacement by the 2013 Dodge Dart. (If you missed our take on the Dart's six strengths, you can read it here.) Now comes word that another Dodge model may soon get the axe: the Dodge Avenger. The...Read More»

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