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2013 Honda Accord Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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»

Lincoln MKZ Concept, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Lincoln MKZ Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

GM has the new 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan waiting in the wings, and at Ford, the mission's almost the same--to snare more entry-level luxury-sedan buyers. That task begins with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, making its debut as a concept car at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Lincoln's mission is a little more...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Buick is quickly expanding its lineup, what with the Regal and new Verano, but it needs an encore to the Enclave. And that is exactly what it is naming its new compact crossover, the 2013 Encore. The new Encore's contemporary styling won't offend anyone. Up front, there's a dark-gray waterfall...Read More»

2012 Acura NSX Concept
Acura NSX Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

The Acura NSX will punch its way back into the sportscar arena within the next three years, with a new car patterned closely on this concept, unveiled at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Going on seven years on hiatus, and with one mostly abandoned revival behind it, the NSX is one of the cars that gave...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX Prototype
2013 Acura RDX: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

With the launch of the 2012 CR-V crossover underway, Honda's now prepping its alter ego for its own date with showrooms. The 2013 Acura RDX is expected to go into production early this year, but Honda showed a prototype of the new compact luxury crossover at the 2012 Detroit auto show along with...Read More»

2013 Lexus LX 570
2013 Lexus LX 570 Preview: Detroit Auto Show

After a skipped 2012 model year, the 2013 Lexus LX 570 returns with an ever more luxurious interior, some new tech gadgetry, and a front end brought into line with the rest of the latest Lexus lineup. The bruising SUV, which shares a platform with the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, now wears a grille...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 700C Concept
2012 Chrysler 700C Concept: Detroit Auto Show

Chrysler surprised the crowds at Cobo Center with the 700C, a concept car that could be an early first look at the company's next minivan. Few details are available, but while we're working on bringing them to you, we'll just point out some of the clever design details we saw as we caught the 700C...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion: Live Detroit Show Photos

The 2012 Detroit auto show is up to speed, and one of the most important new vehicles from the show is live now on the show floor at Cobo Center. The 2013 Ford Fusion arrives later this as the follow-up to one of Ford's biggest sales successes of the past five years. New in 2006, the Fusion is now...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Code 130R Concept
Chevrolet Code 130R Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Two Chevrolet small-car concepts share the stage at Detroit, and both are far-out concept cars in the classic sense—not much more than three-dimensional renderings, and lacking interiors at this point. But of the two, the boxy 130R Concept definitely generated the most excitement among the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept
Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

What do young shoppers want to see in a next car? The answers you get from one American 20-something to another may be almost polar opposite. And Chevrolet’s two small-car concepts shown at Detroit show reflect those varied expectations. Displaying the boxy, upright Code 130R next to its...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder turns its attention back to on-road comfort for the new model year, as it makes its public debut at this year's Detroit auto show. Since 1986, the Pathfinder's gone from truck-based underpinnings, to a brief stint as a unibody vehicle in its second generation, then back...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque Are NA Car, Truck Of The Year

The winners of the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have been announced, as the auto industry kicks off the new year at the annual Detroit auto show. For this year's awards, the winners are the 2012 Hyundai Elantra for car of the year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

It's unusual for a car to sell better at the end of its life, but that's the situation Ford has on its hands with today's Fusion four-door. Last year, the company sold nearly 250,000 Fusion sedans, putting it ahead of the Honda Accord on the annual family-car sales charts. Even though it's still...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Cadillac has been promising us a true BMW 3-Series competitor, and it is finally here. The 2013 Cadillac ATS is the compact luxury sedan that Cadillac is depending on to establish a new reputation among some of the world's top performance sedans. The ATS follows the new-expression Art & Science...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart leaked
2013 Dodge Dart Breaks Cover Before 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Although we’re still holding out for the official debut of Dodge’s new compact sedan, the 2013 Dodge Dart, it’s broken cover. As we can see in the video below, as well as in these early-release pictures—altogether, the first to show a full view of the new model—the...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Reveal Live-Streamed On Facebook

Automakers live-streaming new vehicle reveals is becoming commonplace at auto shows. Lexus live-streamed the 2013 GS reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past fall, and now Mercedes-Benz plans to do the same thing with the 2013 SL Class debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. While the new...Read More»

2012 Bentley Continental GTC
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, Detroit Auto Show, Simraceway: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Bentley Continental GT and Simraceway racing simulator. Jeep announces a diesel engine for the Grand Cherokee and we preview the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. BMW won the luxury car sales...Read More»

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser (European model pictured)
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Gets New Styling, More Features

The Toyota Land Cruiser hasn’t exactly been flying out of showrooms, which is not surprising since the vehicle’s starting price is more than $70k. However, after skipping the 2012 model year Toyota has sweetened its big SUV for 2013, changing up the styling just a bit and adding more...Read More»

2011 Lexus LF-LC Concept leaked
Gas Prices, Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept, 2013 Ford EcoSport: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we put 2011 electric-car sales numbers into context while Ford reveals the 2013 EcoSport crossover. Photos of the Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept leak out and Snoop Dogg helped give away a car on The Price Is Right. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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