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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: First Drive
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: First Drive

Forget for a few minutes about your urge to make the absolute smartest fiscal choice. Yes, the economics of diesel ownership often take many, many years to work out as positive. Yes, diesels, as in the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, do generally cost thousands more initially; and yes, diesel fuel...Read More»

2012 Audi R8 GT
Audi Restarts #WantAnR8 Twitter Campaign

Last year an avid Audi fan posted a tweet with the hashtag #WantAnR8. Audi not only surprised the fan by showing up with an R8 for her to use for a day, but decided that the hashtag would make for an innovative marketing campaign. It was right, as the hashtag has been used over 75,000 times. Audi...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Driven

When the New Beetle arrived, back in 1998, it elicited waves of nostalgia from Baby Boomers who had owned the old air-cooled Beetles, and loved what they had come to symbolize. At the time of the New Beetle's launch, it was exactly what they wanted—a vehicle that carried forward the iconic...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Priced From $25,325

Just a handful of years ago, no one would have thought of Hyundai when shopping for a sporty coupe, but the Genesis Coupe has changed that. Offering a range of performance and equipment options from $24,250 to $34,250 (plus $875 destination fee), the Genesis Coupe's price rises about $2,000 for the...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Revealed At Chicago Auto Show

Following up on the success of last year’s new Elantra sedan, Hyundai has announced a coupe version of the Elantra, set to debut at this week’s Chicago Auto Show. Emphasizing a blend of style, content and roominess, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe hopes to pull market share from the...Read More»

2013 Nissan 370Z
2013 Nissan 370Z Revealed: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is less than a day away, and Nissan has revealed the mildly refreshed 2013 370Z. Up front, Nissan has added LED daytime running lights while finally ditching the controversial "fangs." In the rear a red reflector replaces the black cover between the tailpipes. Nissan also...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept
2013 Honda Accord Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

The Honda Accord is a perennial at the top of the sales charts, but now at the end of its current generation, it's flagging. In 2011, the Accord fell to fourth in the family-car segment, behind the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and the Ford Fusion. A new generation's what's called for, and Honda...Read More»

2013 Subaru BRZ
2013 Subaru BRZ Live Photos And Video: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Though many have found the production versions of the Subaru-Toyota joint sports coupe to be somewhat less thrilling than hoped, the 2013 Subaru BRZ is certainly the better of the two, aesthetically speaking. These live images show it carries the staged, studio-shot presence through to reality as...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: M-Class, MINI, Mitsu i, Versa, iQ

We're rolling through the nominees for TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award, and nearing the end of the list, we're still finding new themes among the group of 25 new cars, crossovers and SUVs that made the field this year. The mass market's well represented on this year's list, and gas...Read More»

2013 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2013 Ford Mustang Gets New Styling And Tech: 2011 L.A. Auto Show

Like a fine wine, the Mustang just gets better with age. Okay, lame clichés notwithstanding, Ford has made a raft of significant updates on its iconic muscle car despite this possibly being the last model year for the current generation Mustang. Coming into the 2013 model year with fresh new...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster: From The Show Floor To The Showroom

How does an all-new type of vehicle, like the 2012 Hyundai Veloster—with such radically different packaging and very extroverted looks—come to exist? That’s what we asked Brandon Ramirez, Hyundai Motor America’s product planning manager, a couple of weeks ago as we were...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster: First Drive

Hyundai chose to give us the first drive of its all-new 2012 Veloster in Portland, Oregon, a city that's seemingly flooded with the young, educated, creative types that many other cities are trying so hard to attract. It's absolutely brimming with (often underemployed) 20- and 30-something...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
A-, B-, C-Class: Mercedes Bets Big On Small Cars In America

Is America ready, really ready this time, for a small Mercedes-Benz? Or, many of them? From the old 190E to today's C-Class, Mercedes' luck with its smallest cars has been mixed. The C-Class is a core product in the lineup, and has been a mainstay for more than a decade, but the C-Class hatchback...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo – Copyright High Gear Media
2012 Volkswagen Beetle First Drive

When you think of Volkswagen and the people behind the brand, the image of engineers wearing black turtlenecks and speaking with thick German accents springs to mind. Their design haus would be a sterile white lab filled with clipboards and fluorescent lighting that churns out concepts created with...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
2012 Scion tC and xB Models Priced

If you’re in the market for a new Scion tC or xB, we’ve got good news and bad news. Since we’re glass-is-half-empty people, we’ll give you the bad news first: you’ll pay more for a new Scion than you did in 2011. Now the good news: you’ll get more content, and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
GM Set To Announce Revamped Chevy Corvette Plant

GM is set to announce tomorrow morning that it will spend about $100 million to refurbish the Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant that houses assembly of the Chevy Corvette. The Bowling Green plant opened in 1981, and has the capacity to build more than 30,000 cars a year. Through March 2011, it's built...Read More»

2011 Kia Forte 5-Door
2011 Kia Forte: Five Doors, Six Gears, 37 MPG

Kia made one very large leap near the front of the crowded small-car class with its Forte family—introduced last year first as a sedan, then as an especially stylish Forte Koup two-door. Now, for 2011, the Forte is back with a couple of very significant changes. The first is a third, all-new...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
2011 Honda CR-Z: Three Test Drives, Three Editors' Opinions, Five Questions

It's not all that often that three different High Gear Media editors test-drive the same model within a few weeks of each other, but that's what happened with the 2011 Honda CR-Z two-seat hybrid sports coupe. First, editorial director Marty Padgett got our first drive in June and wrote it up for...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Driven: 2011 Honda CR-Z

Take a look at the rumblings from critics and pundits, and it's apparent that Honda has been burned a bit by expectations with its new CR-Z coupe. Old-school CRX fans don't think the CR-Z is sporty enough and say it's missing the old CRX's light, nimble, autocross-ready feel, while green geeks...Read More»

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