2012

2012 Hyundai Azera Preview: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
2012 Hyundai Azera Preview: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

There aren't many Hyundai vehicles left untouched by the company's rapid transformation into a top-tier automaker. The Accent was all-new earlier this year--and now, the big Azera gets its day in the sun, appropriately enough, at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2012 Azera now wears Hyundai's...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, as shown at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: Higher MPG, Lower Price, And Sportier

Well in advance of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next month, and its North American premiere at the Detroit auto show in January, Toyota has released official pictures and some further information regarding its upcoming 2012 Prius C, which promises a smaller footprint and even better gas...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
2012 Fiat 500 Sales Hit The Skids: Will It Survive?

Many folks in the auto industry have praised Sergio Marchionne for revitalizing Chrysler. But according to a report in Automotive News, Marchionne may have made a major miscalculation about Fiat's prospects on this side of the pond. Will Fiat and its poster child, the Fiat 500, survive -- and...Read More»

Nissan NV 'Grilled Cheese' van at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
2012 Nissan NV Brings A Little Taste To The Los Angeles Auto Show

If you've never been to a car show, you should really do yourself the favor. Between all the schmoozing, the swag, and the sneak-peeks, they're a little slice of automotive paradise. In fact, the only thing that might improve on the experience would be merging the fun of a car show with, say, the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Hoping For A Big Win At Super Bowl XLVI

It's that time of year again -- time for family and friends to come together and celebrate one of America's most joyous events, the Super Bowl. With less than three months to go until kickoff, advertisers like Hyundai are already huddling to prepare their game-day strategies. Hyundai has announced...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
2012 Dodge Charger, 2012 VW GTI, 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we review both the 2012 Dodge Charger and 2012 VW GTI. Specs for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe finally leak out, and we interview the North Carolina fire marshal regarding the recent garage fire involving a Chevy Volt. All this and more in today's car news, right here on...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 first drive
2012 Porsche 911 Driven, 2013 Chevy TrailBlazer: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive both the electric Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX and the 2012 Porsche 911. Hyundai releases an official image of the 2013 Genesis Coupe, and Chevrolet debuts the 2013 TrailBlazer. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The first...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS
2012 Cadillac CTS Recalled For Potential Brake Failure

General Motors has issued a important recall for the 2012 Cadillac CTS. At issue: a flaw that could render the vehicle's brakes useless and dramatically increase the risk of a crash. The problem centers around a single nut on the CTS's power vacuum brake boost pushrod. According to a memo from the...Read More»

2013 Cadillac XTS leaked
2013 Cadillac XTS, 2012 Honda CR-V, Chevy TrailBlazer: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, General Motors has a leaking problem as both the 2013 Chevy TrailBlazer and 2013 Cadillac XTS get early web reveals. The 2012 Honda CR-V will launch on time, and production of the Fisker Karma is underway. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic
2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic & Liberty Arctic Drift Into Showrooms

If you were planning to treat yourself (or someone else) to a Jeep this holiday season, you now have two more options to consider: the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic and the 2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic. Both arrive in showrooms this month. As you might imagine, the Arctic editions allude to the extreme...Read More»

The 2012 Ram Special Service pickup. Image: Chrysler Group LLC
2012 Toyota FJ, 2013 Nissan GT-R, Ram Police Truck: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser while the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe becomes the world's worst kept-secret. GM lets dealerships sell Volt demonstrators, and Ram makes a police pickup truck. All this and more in today's car new, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Will Arrive On Time, Despite Supply Shortages

Last week, Honda warned shoppers that the redesigned 2012 CR-V could be delayed due to severe flooding in Thailand. An article posted last night to Auto News, however, confirms that the CR-V will arrive on time after all. The Thai floods have had a significant impact on Honda's production schedule...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design First Drive
2013 Ford Flex Revealed, Porsche's Ferrari Fighter: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Volvo S60 as Ford reveals the refreshed 2013 Flex. Toyota ups the price of being an early adopter of fuel cells, and Chrysler's canceling its 2012 dual-clutch plans. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Ford has...Read More»

BMW i8 Concept
BMW Launches 'Mission To Drive' Year-End Sales Event

If you've been planning to purchase a new car and you've got luxury on your mind, you might want to stop by your local BMW showroom. The automaker has rolled out a slew of year-end deals to coincide with the launch of the new Mission Impossible movie. As we've mentioned before, BMWs will feature...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
Chrysler Drops Dual-Clutch Transmission Plans for 2012

Chrysler has plans to introduce a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) to its lineup, but it won't happen in the 2012 model year in either the Dodge Avenger or Chrysler 200 sedan, as was planned. The Auburn Hills, Mich.-based automaker has been working on dual-clutch gearboxes since 2008, when it first...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Preview
MyFord Touch Revamped, 2013 Ford Mustang Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Nissan Cube and drive the 2011 Kia Forte SX five-door hatchback. Jay Leno may have bought a barn find, and two Porsches collide. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We reviewed the 2012 Nissan Cube and find it to be...Read More»

Opel Astra OPC (Vauxhall Astra VXR)
2012 Acura RL, Charlie Sheen's Mustang, Opel Astra OPC: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Acura RL and Chevrolet turns 100. Charlie Sheen's Mustang goes up for sale to benefit charity while Opel reveals the Astra OPC. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Opel has revealed the Astra OPC hatchback, but will...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
2012 Focus ST And Focus Electric, 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Ford will sell the 2012 Focus Electric before the end of the year while it'll show the 2012 Focus ST at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. Volkswagen reveals the refreshed 2013 CC and we review the 2012 Honda Odyssey. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The...Read More»

1993 Cobra R Forza Motorsport 3
Would You Buy A Car That You Drove In A Video Game? Ford Thinks So

Pop in nearly any video game these days, and you're likely to see a slew of ads. In racing games like Forza Motorsport 4 and Gran Turismo 5, some of those ads come in the form of real-world vehicles you can drive on the virtual track. For over 15 years, companies have been trying to get the hang of...Read More»

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