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2011 Hyundai Curb Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show
2011 Hyundai Curb Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

In just a few years, Hyundai has developed a real design presence, going from derivative to different (as evidenced by the 2012 Hyundai Veloster also making its debut at Detroit). Now, the automaker is taking its 'Fluidic Sculpture' design language to new places with its Curb Concept, shown for the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
North American Car of the Year: Why Such a Blowout?

The North American Car and Truck of the Year winners for 2011 are officially set in the history books, but for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Ford Explorer, the surprise from this morning's awards may be the margin of victory earned by both. On the car side, the Volt scored 233 out of a...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
North American Car, Truck of the Year Winners: 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Chevy Volt

The winners for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have been announced, at the 2011 Detroit auto show--and they are the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Ford Explorer. The prestigious awards are chosen by a panel of 49 automotive journalists from all forms of media--online, print...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster official teaser
2011 Detroit Auto Show: Our Roundup Of Live Video Feeds

For the next several days, automakers from around the globe will share new rides, technology, and other goodies with hordes of eager journalists and the general public. There's nothing like seeing those reveals in person, but if you can't make it to Detroit this year, or if you have a strong...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Preview: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

This fall, Chevy waves goodbye to the little-loved Aveo sedan and hatchback. But will the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic--the Aveo's replacement--be the right subcompact to pitch against car shoppers already infatuated with the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta? The Sonic is a small four-door sedan or five-door...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
2011 Detroit Show: The North American Car of the Year Is...?

While High Gear Media preps for the opening salvo at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), we're also preparing for Monday's announcement of the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year winners. As one of the 49 jurors voting for the award, I'm proud that all six of the...Read More»

Hyundai Veloster at Technical Center
Veloster? How About A Hyundai Zuma, Kona, or Pi Instead?

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is coming to next month's 2011 Detroit auto show, and the Accent-based sports coupe has plenty of unusual features brewing for its world debut, with 2+1 doors, a dual-clutch gearbox and 40-mpg-plus fuel economy at the top of the list. It's also likely at this point that...Read More»

2013 Lotus Esprit Concept
Today at High Gear Media: Lotus V-8, Honda Fit Recall, VW EV

If you're thinking of getting someone a "fuel miser," a car snow globe or other such nonsense for Christmas...don't bother. [TheCarConnection] While it's developing five all-new vehicles, Lotus also would like to develop a new V-8 engine in-house. [MotorAuthority] Honda's Fit hatchback is being...Read More»

Detroit's Cobo Hall
Just Launched: Snazzy Mobile Site For 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The 2011 Detroit Auto Show is just around the corner, and this time around, event organizers have made it even easier for attendees to keep up on the action. Gone are the days of schlepping around guides and maps; for owners of smartphones and tablets, Detroit has launched a mobile site that...Read More»

2009 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius in Big New Service Action--But It's Not A Recall

In the latest recall to affect its Prius hybrid hatchback, Toyota says it will fix nearly 400,000 cars to correct a cooling-pump flaw. The Wall Street Journal reports Toyota will repair some 650,000 Prius hybrids worldwide, including 390,000 in the U.S. The vehicles could overheat as a result of...Read More»

Toyota Prius Minivan Dash
Toyota Reveals Upcoming Prius Minivan Dashboard On Facebook

Late yesterday Toyota posted an image of the upcoming Prius Minivan to its Facebook fan page with this caption: "The Prius community has put together a second puzzle revealing more details about the upcoming addition to the Prius family of products." Having already seen images around the web of...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
New Lincoln Crossover Coming, Based on Escape

Earlier this summer, Lincoln execs told High Gear Media about their plans to introduce seven new vehicles in the next four years. With existing products firmly in place--MKX, MKT, MKZ, MKS and Navigator--the brand's focus appears to be turning to the small-car segment. A report from Louisville's...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Dodge Viper, Paris and Detroit

Five cars are on the endangered list: won't you help them find a home at least, before they're extinct? [TheCarConnection] On the flip side, these five cars are selling so well, you probably won't get any discounts on them. [TheCarConnection] We're telling you know, Bluetooth audio streaming is a...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
Today in Car News: 2012 Focus, Porsche and Chevy Spark

Saab's president says never again will there be a screaming deal like his company was for Spyker. Eye of the beholder much? [BostonOverdrive] Porsche is coming back to Detroit--the automaker will display its wares once again at the 2011 auto show in Cobo Hall. Ausgezeichnet, you betcha. [Detroit...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
It Looks Like The Big Three Are Back

There's no denying that Detroit automakers have had a rough couple of years. It was about this time in 2008 that gas prices began climbing toward $4 a gallon, which brought about a dramatic change in vehicle demand and explains why there are so many hybrids and compacts in the pipeline these days...Read More»

Screencap from 2010 NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview flash mob event
Friday Video: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Flash Mob. In Formalwear.

We're starting to lose patience with flash mobs. What was once an edgy, socially deviant gesture has devolved into an outlet for extroverted Michael Jackson fans and self-professed marketing "gurus". That said, we're willing to give a pass to this clip from the NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview last...Read More»

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Teamsters, Tea Party Protest Some Of The Same Things At Detroit

At two places during the Detroit auto show—first circulating on a Cobo Hall press-room table, then later slipped under my hotel-room door—I found a leaflet entitled: "Toyota: A Danger to America," carrying the footer, "I ain't dying for a Toyota." Wearing the language and design earmarks of...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
TCC's Best Cars—And Surprises—of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

We're just back from the 2010 Detroit auto show and nursing our sore feet from several days of taking it all in at Detroit's Cobo Center. Taking a look back at the hurricane of posts on The Car Connection, along with our other core sites Motor Authority and Green Car Reports, we've picked just a...Read More»

Bob Lutz
Lutz Gets Ahead Of Himself On The Cadillac Converj

Speaking of Cadillac: Bob Lutz has championed the Cadillac Converj since its first appearance at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Although it debuted as a concept vehicle, there was soon a great deal of chatter about the Converj creeping toward showrooms, and this past Sunday, Lutz said in no uncertain...Read More»

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