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Who Wants Higher Gas Taxes? That's Ford. Bill Ford.
Who Wants Higher Gas Taxes? That's Ford. Bill Ford.

Ask most energy analysts how to cut US petroleum usage, and they'll point to Europe, where gasoline costs more than double the price in the States. For decades, European countries have taxed gasoline heavily, and the laws of economics work: Consumption per capita is much lower. Now Ford Motor Co...Read More»

2009 Toyota LF-A Roadster
2008 Lexus LF-A Roadster Concept

The Lexus supercar, the LF-A, is going topless. In one of the rare surprises to sneak past our auto show spies, TheCarConnection.com has learned Toyota ’s luxury division will be rolling out a roadster version of the carbon-fiber and aluminum sports car concept vehicle. Like the concept coupe...Read More»

2008 Toyota A-Bat Concept
2008 Toyota A-Bat Concept

Toyota’s presence at the Detroit auto shows past has trumpeted its big, big, big trucks and SUVs, from the new Tundra to the Sequoia. But this year coming, with fuel-economy rules changing, Toyota is staking out some greener territory with a concept pickup truck derived — like Honda’s...Read More»

2008 Kia pro_cee'd
Kia cee’d Gets Three-Door in Frankfurt

Kia says it’s adding another sibling to the cee’d family this fall at theFrankfurt auto show. The cee’d — a compact not sold in the U.S.— will get a three-door version which will be shown for the first time in Frankfurt. The hatchback model follows on a pro_cee’d concept car shown at...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Trax Concept
GM Makes Trax - and Groove, Beat - for NY

“Bigger is better,” or so went the traditional American mantra. Big houses, big meals and, of course, big cars, whether the finned Caddies of the 1960s, or today’s full-sized pickups and SUVs. But something seems to be changing. Maybe it’s a generational thing, or perhaps...Read More»

2007 Kia ex_cee'd concept
Kia Drops Lid on Geneva Concept

Rumors of Kia’s first convertible have being circulating for years, and here’s the proof there’s no smoke without fire. The Korean firm has taken the wraps of the ex_cee’d concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s the first vehicle to be styled under the guidance of Peter Schreyer, the...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept

LOTS MORE PHOTOS! How do you top the biggest hit of last year’s North American International Auto Show? How about by cutting the top off of the Chevrolet Camaro concept car? A ragtop prototype of the hit pony car will be making its official debut at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, and company...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
New Car Gadgets and Products: April 2006

More new-car gadgets and products Driver: Parallel Lines, Vol. 1, $9.99 Atari's Driver: Parallel Lines puts your Xbox or Playstation 2 and you in the driver's seat of a Hollywood-style driving game. And now, Apple's iTunes service puts your ears in the same realm with the release of the video...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen GTI
Flint: VW’s Sinking Ship?

2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI by Conor Twomey (2/26/2006)Recapturing enough essence. VW Turns To GTI For Juice by Jim Burt (2/26/2006)Company pins GTI hopes on a curious new icon. I’ve always had a soft spot for Volkswagen. I was a soldier in the occupation army inGermany as VW rebuilt itself. They...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Can GM Turn Itself Around?

Delphi Sets Final UAW Deadline by Joseph Szczesny (2/19/2006)Will there be a strike on March 30? Workers at General Motors’ Pontiac Assembly Plant, a half-hour’s drive north of Detroit , got a rare bit of good news last week. The increasingly troubled automaker will not only invest $545 million...Read More»

2006 Audi Roadjet concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part X

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Audi Q5 in the Making? Audi unveiled the Roadjet concept, which indicates that design chief Walter de‘Silva is moving toward a more pronounced V-form for the nose of new models. The Roadjet concept gives may be the concept of a new model between...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XI

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006)   GM Slashing Prices, Hoping to Cut Incentives General Motors will slash prices on about 80 percent of the cars, trucks and crossovers it sells in theU.S. the automaker announced Tuesday, a significant ramp-up of the Value Pricing strategy the...Read More»

2006 Hyundai HCD-9 Talus concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Hyundai Strengthens its U.S. Position Hyundai Motor America President and CEO Bob Cosmai briefly mentioned that this year is Hyundai’s 20th anniversary in America — the Unites States of, that is. According to Cosmai’s address, the automaker...Read More»

2007 Jaguar XK Convertible
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VII

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) GM Planning Major Price Cuts Desperately hoping to slash profit-gobbling incentives by bringing sticker prices in line with what customers actually pay, General Motors will announce a virtually across-the-board price cut on Tuesday morning...Read More»

2006 Nissan Urge concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VIII

  2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Compass Shows the Way to Jeep With another seemingly random surprise drop-in by an actress — this time, former Law and Order star Angie Harmon — the Chrysler sales and marketing chief Joe Eberhardt revealed the production version of the new...Read More»

2005 Ford iosis concept
2005 Frankfurt Show: Last Words

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) TCC Team Publisher Best New Concept: Ford’s iosis should actually win two awards: best concept and worst name — though the Yeti came close in the latter category. While iosis sounds like something you need to cure, it could be the fix for a...Read More»

2006 Saturn Sky
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part VII

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005)   VW’s Bernhard Lays Down Ultimatum Even as Volkswagen wrapped up a major product offensive with this week’s debut of its Eos hardtop/convertible, the brand’s new boss, Wolfgang Bernhard, told TheCarConnection.com that the future of the...Read More»

2005 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder concept
2005 Frankfurt Show Preview, Part II

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/10/2005)   Volvo C70 At the IAA auto show in Frankfurt this September, Volvo will unveil its new C70 coupe convertible. The Swedish car manufacturer has released the first details and pictures of the car that will be available in the spring of 2006...Read More»

2005 Dodge Nitro concept
2005 Chicago Show: TCC’s Top Picks

2005 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Greg Sanchez TCC en Español Publisher Best New Concept: Dodge Nitro. Superb and unique SUV that is definitely Dodge, with the big, crosshair grille and the slanted roofline reminiscent of the Magnum wagon. You could sense the aaahhhsss and the uuuhhhsss amongst...Read More»

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