Convertibles

Production shift in Europe could spell end for Buick Cascada
Production shift in Europe could spell end for Buick Cascada

Former General Motors subsidiary Opel's announcement Tuesday that it will cease production of its four-seat convertible by the end of next year could have major implications for the Buick Cascada. Opel said in a statement that its version of the Cascada convertible "will remain on sale until the...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
More powerful 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced at $26,625

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will cost about $450 more than last year's model. But that price bump is accompanied by something that may help overcome the trudge of inflation: more power. The 2019 Miata is rated at 181 horsepower, a 26 hp increase over the 2018. The updated Miata also now comes with a...Read More»

2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game

BMW's on-again, off-again flirtation with topless driving changed its status back to "in a relationship" Tuesday when the German automaker detailed its 2019 Z4 roadster. The latest Z4 will come in two configurations—sDrive30i and M40i—with a choice of turbo-4 or turbo-6 power. An...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
2019 VW Beetle Final Edition writes icon's final chapter

The up-and-down saga of the Volkswagen Beetle finally has a conclusion—at least for now. The 2019 VW Beetle Final Edition the automaker announced Thursday signals the end of the line for the iconic coupe and convertible's second reboot. Production of the Beetle will end in July at VW's...Read More»

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio equipped with Nero Edizione package
Alfa Romeo announces 2019 plans: 4C Coupe gone, hello RWD Stelvio

The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe is dead, long live the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Recently rejuvenated Italian luxury brand Alfa Romeo has announced some changes to its 2019 lineup of cars and SUVs, including package and pricing changes for the Stelvio SUV and Giulia sedan, as well as a simplification of the 4C...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Updates bring more power, active-safety gear to 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The incarnation of the classic roadster finally joins the modern era. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata announced Wednesday and set to go on sale later this year finally offers automatic emergency braking, a telescoping steering wheel, and a rearview camera. Oh, and there's more power. Don't worry...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class debuts: seductive tech updates inside and out

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has even more in common with its S-Class flagship sibling this year. On Tuesday, Mercedes unveiled swoopy coupe and convertible versions of the C-Class ahead of their big debut at next week’s New York auto show. They're the style-oriented follow-ups to the...Read More»

2019 Mini Hardtop
Revamped 2019 Mini Cooper proudly channels brand's heritage

It's either kitsch or it's cool. The 2019 Mini Cooper unveiled Tuesday ahead of its formal debut at next week's Detroit auto show proudly drapes itself in the Union Jack from head to tail. And by tail, we mean taillight. The 2019 Mini Cooper lineup's LED tailights now bear the iconic British flag...Read More»

2018 Ford Mustang convertible
Ford takes lid off 2018 Mustang convertible

Hot on the horseshoes of the 2018 Ford Mustang coupe's debut earlier this week, the automaker has shown off an updated Mustang convertible. Like the coupe, the droptop dispenses with the formerly-standard V-6 engine, leaving a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and an updated 5.0-liter V-8 engine...Read More»

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2017

Addition by subtraction can work wonders. Ask anyone who's lost a cell phone for a couple days and they'll say that the world changes the moment they started looking up. We couldn't agree more. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a tossable, likable car with few impediments between driver and road. For that...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
Chevrolet Camaro: The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2017

Performance is a trait we rate on every vehicle here at The Car Connection, but some vehicles do it better than others. Far, far better. We've given out our share of 10s this year for high-dollar, hyper-performance machinery that cranks out 0-60 mph times of less than 3 seconds, and top speeds in...Read More»

2017 Dodge Viper 25th anniversary limited edition models
Dodge Viper ends production after 2017 model year

Earlier today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a press release celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dodge Viper. Unfortunately, part of the festivities involve killing it. Yes, for the second time in less than a decade, the Viper is motoring into FCA's vault, where it was also stored from 2010...Read More»

2016 Buick Cascada  -  second drive report
2016 Buick Cascada second drive review

To a great number of Americans, the quintessential spring break involves cruising a Miami Beach, taking in the sun with the top down, picking up some friends, and maybe heading out to Key West. While the Cascada has the goods to fulfill that fantasy, we’re not entirely convinced that...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 video preview

The latest Chevy Camaro isn’t a pure muscle car any more. It’s a great sports car with massive V-8 power—and that’s why we named it Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2016. But the Camaro isn’t done yet. This year it’s getting its first serious performance...Read More»

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR. 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR video preview

Since 2014, the Jaguar F-Type has been one of the most outrageous sports cars on the road. Stunning looks and thundering V-8 power make it a real 911 and Corvette rival. Now the F-Type is pushing its boundaries, and nudging supercar territory with a new edition, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR. MORE...Read More»

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF video preview

The Mazda Miata is one of the best sports cars on the road. New just last year, it still has a lock on nimble rear-drive handling. We expected a power-hardtop version to join the lineup. Frankly, we weren’t expecting this--the MX-5 Miata RF. MORE: Read about the Mazda Miata RF stands for...Read More»

2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible first drive

Gimmickry and retro design cues have always been part of the beguiling formula for Mini—especially ever since the brand was resurrected by BMW earlier last decade, and up to present day and the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible we drove around Los Angeles earlier this month. It’s just that...Read More»

2016 Buick Cascada
2016 Buick Cascada First Drive Video

​ It’s been 25 years since Buick last had a convertible in its lineup. You’ve probably forgotten the Reatta, right? It's okay. The Reatta was a set-up, anyway. It was supposed to be Buick's halo car--in-dash CRTs and "Reatta Craft Centre" assembly line and all. Chalk all that up to...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
​2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Video Preview

Mercedes has a true sports car in its lineup now with the AMG GT--but for decades, its SL two-seat roadster filled the bill. This year, the Benz SL is back with some new styling hooks and uprated hardware as it lifts its grand-touring game. The first thing you'll notice with the new SL is the new...Read More»

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