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2009 Tokyo Show: Is the Toyota FT-86 Concept a New Celica?
2009 Tokyo Show: Is the Toyota FT-86 Concept a New Celica?

It's been in the works for two years, and now the mythical replacement for the Toyota Corolla sports coupe is here. In concept form, it bows at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show as the Toyota FT-86 concept. The love child of a Subaru Impreza chassis, minus its all-wheel-drive system, and a Toyota body, the...Read More»

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Report: Jaguar Working On Five-Door Coupe

Jaguar's transfer to new ownership last year had many, from customers to dealers to industry analysts, worried about what might come of it. But Tata Motors' ownership has so far proven reassuring in its commitment to the Jaguar brand, with the stunning new XJ looking promising and confirmation of a...Read More»

Mazda Updates Kiyora Concept For Dwindling Tokyo Motor Show

Hyundai is the latest carmaker to bail on the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, but it's far from the first, raising concerns over the show's future. Mazda is undeterred, however, today revealing a range of new engines and an updated version of the 2008 Kiyora concept that it will have on display. Powered by...Read More»

2010 Audi TTS
2010 Audi TT Drops V-6

Interested in Audi's pert TT coupe and roadster? For 2010, you'll have to look elsewhere if you're only satisfied by V-6 power. For 2010, Audi's dropping the V-6 versions of the TT from its lineup as a part of a simplification across the board. Witness the also-new 2010 Audi A4 and 2010 Audi S4...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
First Drive: 2010 Acura ZDX

•    What is it? Acura’s take on the BMW X6 •    The basics: V-6 power, AWD, and plenty of luxury as standard •    On sale: This winter •    Price: Between $40,000 and $46,000 (est.) MORE: 2010 Acura ZDX photos, specifications, pricing and related news Toyota's Venza is fresh...Read More»

2011 Audi R8 Spyder
Preview: 2011 Audi R8 Spyder

With the 2009 Frankfurt auto show hours away from opening to the media, the embargoes continue to fall--and this time, it's the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder that's broken cover. The newest addition to the Audi supercar family arrives next summer with a fabric top, no sideblades, and the stunning powerplant...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
Compared: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Vs. Porsche Boxster / Cayman

Savages! Who would dare to compare the Porsche Boxster--it's only the reincarnation of the 550 Spyder, you know--to a Datsun? We would, and we're not the only ones. During the recent press preview for the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, the Japanese carmaker's team laid it out in PowerPoint: the Z's a...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte Koup
2010 Kia Forte KOUP Priced From $16,595

In June TheCarConnection got behind the wheel of the 2010 Kia Forte, which shares all of its powertrain options and most of the features and equipment available with the 2010 Kia Forte KOUP, its two-door model mate. But until today, pricing on the KOUP has been held back, waiting for the cars to...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept leak
MINI Coupe Becomes Reality--Before It's a Concept

It's not even on the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show floor, but the MINI Coupe Concept is heading for a showroom, eventually, as company executives confirm two new models for the BMW-owned brand. Earlier today, BMW UK corporate communications manager Graham Biggs indicated on BBC that MINI will get two...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Video: Designer Details MINI Coupe Concept

We're just weeks away from the automotive extravaganza known as the Frankfurt Auto Show, but MINI's 50th anniversary celebrations have been spilling onto the web through its Coupe Concept for days now. The latest addition to the party: a video with the design team leader explaining the car's roots...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 V-10
2010 Audi R8 V-10: MotorAuthority's First Drive

If you've ever been lucky enough to race at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway, you know its pitfalls. Runoffs? Who needs runoffs? Add in some devastating switchbacks and long, loping straightaways, and it's easy to see lesser cars falling off the respectability scale as the day wears on. But the Audi R8...Read More»

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BMW Vision Concept Teased Again

You can always tell a major car show is getting near when carmakers put the world on an intravenous supply of semi-abstract teaser images. That's how we know the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show is drawing near, at least for BMW, with today bringing another teaser for the upcoming "Vision...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Mini Celebrates 50th Anniversary With New Coupe Concept

Today marks fifty years to the day since the first, classic incarnation of the Mini was first shown and to celebrate the event the company is set to unveil a brand new concept car that will eventually star at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show. Dubbed the 2009 Mini Coupe Concept, the latest concept...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
New Mustang Site Lets You Tweak It Yourself

  You've always wanted to play dress-up with the 2010 Ford Mustang--but until now you've done it in the secrecy of your own man cave, doodling over Mustang pictures like you did on your detention-hall notebook. Ford knows you really want to do this stuff online, while you're Facebooking and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Future Cars: 2012 Chevrolets Get Smaller, Greener

Two weeks ago, TheCarConnection toured GM's design studios for a sneak preview of the future cars and crossovers planned for Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick. We've shared the Buick 2012 and Cadillac 2012 portfolios with you, but what's in store for GM's moneymaker? At its core, the 2012...Read More»

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK On the Way

Reports of a new 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe/convertible are bubbling, with a zinger that the new SLK could add a plug-in hybrid version in its next generation. Automobile Magazine reports the new SLK is being prepared for a 2011 calendar-year introduction, and that it's going on a serious diet...Read More»

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Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

Chrysler's lifetime powertrain warranty won't be a part of the new Fiat-owned operation, but there's a new warranty poised to take its place: a 5-year, 100,000-mile offer that sticks with the car. The warranty change is effective with all 2010 model-year cars and trucks. There's a strong argument...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leak
Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Another world debut has been set for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show--it's the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the stepping stone between street editions and the racing GT3. Porsche says the newly reintroduced model--seen here wearing some interesting Crayola-inspired details--brings with it a bored-out...Read More»

Ford's Focus-based Battery Electric Vehicle
Ford Testing Car-To-Grid Communications For Plug-in Hybrids

It's one of the primary concerns of the electric-vehicle revolution: how do we charge so many cars, and still keep that electricity (relatively) inexpensive? Ford hopes it may have an answer in the form of its new vehicle-to-grid communication technology. Allowing the owner to program the car's...Read More»

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