2012

Toyota, Lexus Offer Returning Troops A 'Welcome Home' Deal
Toyota, Lexus Offer Returning Troops A 'Welcome Home' Deal

Thousands of military personnel have recently returned from overseas deployments, and to mark the occasion, Toyota and Lexus are offering America's men and women in uniform special financing on new vehicles for the next several weeks. Cash-back rebates are included in the deal, too. On the Toyota...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque Are NA Car, Truck Of The Year

The winners of the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have been announced, as the auto industry kicks off the new year at the annual Detroit auto show. For this year's awards, the winners are the 2012 Hyundai Elantra for car of the year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris SE  -  First Drive
2012 Toyota Yaris SE: First Drive

Toyota has the small-car market pretty well covered. In addition to the 2012 Toyota Yaris, there are the Scion xB and iQ models, which share in many places the same showroom and the same sales lot. And that's before even considering the only somewhat larger Matrix (and Corolla), as well as the...Read More»

2012 Bentley Continental GTC
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, Detroit Auto Show, Simraceway: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Bentley Continental GT and Simraceway racing simulator. Jeep announces a diesel engine for the Grand Cherokee and we preview the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. BMW won the luxury car sales...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe
BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

For a full decade, Lexus has been parked at the top of the U.S. luxury car heap, but no more. Sales stats released this week have put a different brand in the top spot, and that brand is BMW. The Wall Street Journal reports that BMW and rival automaker Mercedes-Benz both delayed sharing sales...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
Ford F-Series, Dodge Dart Fuel Economy, Porsche Cayenne: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we reviewed a racing school while MIT said cars need to go on a diet to get better fuel economy. The Dodge Dart is projected to get impressive fuel-economy and Murilee Martin reveals another guilty pleasure. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
A Strong December Closes Out 2011 Car Sales

As automakers are reporting December 2011 sales, a recovery that began early last year seems to be growing more steady, and stronger. Each of the Big Three automakers--Ford (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Chrysler--reported sales increases for the month and for the year, as retail vehicle...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-9
2012 Chevy Sonic Recalled, LGBT Workplaces, 2012 Mazda CX-9: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Mazda CX-9 and Mercedes-Benz sells its two millionth SUV. The IIHS announces its findings regarding the Chevy Volt battery pack and there were fewer recalls in 2011. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. General Motors...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Missing Brake Pads Prompt GM To Recall 2012 Chevy Sonic Models

If you’re one of the early buyers (or renters) of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and planning to head over a mountain pass for the holiday weekend, you might just want to get a quick brake inspection. GM is recalling 4,296 U.S.-market Chevy Sonic models—all assembled at the automaker’s...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion
Outgoing Ford Fusion Racks Up Record Sales

As midsize sedans go, the 2012 Ford Fusion tends to blend into the background of the automotive landscape. It’s not overly flashy, and it doesn’t star in any wacky internet promotions or even many prime-time ads. It’s getting up in years, too, having hit the U.S. market back in...Read More»

BMW laser headlights
Santa's Sleigh, Nissan Recall, Top Car Tech Of 2011: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Audi Q7 and Cadillac has announced a new option package for the 2012 CTS. Ford designs a new sleigh for Santa and Nissan issues recalls. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here are the top car-tech stories of 2011...Read More»

2012 Nissan Frontier
Recalled: Nissan Frontier, NV, Pathfinder, Xterra & Infiniti FX, M

Nissan North America has issued a wide-ranging recall for vehicles from its Nissan and Infiniti lineups. Some of those vehicles may experience severe oil leaks, which could ultimately result in a crash. Here's a rundown of the models affected by the recall: 2012 Nissan Frontier 2012 Nissan NV...Read More»

2012 Honda Fit Sport
First Chinese Car Goes On Sale In North America

For years, we've reported several Chinese automakers' intentions sell cars in North America. Producers like Brilliance, Chery and Geely made it clear they want a presence in the market. Even electric-car startup Coda looked like a lock for first Chinese car on sale here, until they stressed final...Read More»

Tesla Model S Alpha build
Tesla Model S Priced, Big Fuel Dropped, Top 2011 Car News: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, photos of the Lexus LF-Lc Hybrid concept have leaked out and Volkswagen is heading back to the Super Bowl. GM drops Big Fuel and we pull together the best car commercials of 2011. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here are the top car...Read More»

Jeep Arctic Yeti Dig
Win A Trip To The Winter X Games & A Shot At A 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic Edition

If you like extreme winter sports and extreme-weather vehicles, Jeep has launched a contest that could be just your speed. From now through January 19, Jeep is hosting a sweepstakes that could send you to the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado and give you a shot at winning a brand-new 2012 Jeep...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»

Fiat's latest ad for the U.S.-spec 500 Abarth
The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011

As highly as we might think of the Web, there's nothing quite as powerful as a television commercial. It takes millions of ad budget dollars and the perfect slot during the most widely watched show of the week. When it's done correctly, a great car commercial doesn't just capture eyeballs, it...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
2012 Toyota Prius Liftback & 2012 RAV4: Pricing Announced

If you're looking to buy a new Toyota in the near future, listen up. The automaker has just announced 2012 pricing for two of its more popular models, the Prius Liftback and the RAV4. The Toyota Prius Liftback is, of course, the matriarch of the Prius family, which recently grew to include the...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport
2012 Infiniti M37, 2012 Fisker Karma Driven, Saab Bankrupt: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Infiniti M37 and slide behind the wheel of the 2012 Fisker Karma electric car. Saab has officially thrown in the towel and Lexus won't be getting diesel engines from BMW. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab has...Read More»

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