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Citroen Bringing C5 to Frankfurt
Citroen Bringing C5 to Frankfurt

In the recent past Citroën’s expertise with convertibles has been limited to the likes of the slow-selling Pluriel supermini. So this stunning car with a folding carbon-fiber roof should prove something of a show-stopper when it’s unveiled at next month’sFrankfurt auto show. It’s a class...Read More»

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Subaru WRC Car Coming to Frankfurt

The biggest new model blitz in company history – that’s how Subaru is describing what will be on its stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show. One of the biggest draws will be the new Impreza WRX-based WRC Concept car. Described as an indication of future styling trends for a world rally car, it will...Read More»

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Peugeot RC Z Coming to Frankfurt

French manufacturer Peugeot will have two wildly different versions of the 308 on its Frankfurt Motor Show stand. The first will be the standard compact hatchback – replacing the popular 307 – but the second will be something else entirely. And this is the first official picture. Called the 308...Read More»

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New from Johnson Controls: The Hideaway Seat

Automotive interior design company Johnson Controls will have a new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and has released a single sketch of how it’s going to look. The firm says the as-yet-unnamed prototype is about innovative use of space, characterized by the rear passenger seats which...Read More»

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Mitsubishi Concept cX Frankfurt-Bound

Is Mitsubishi hinting at plans to build another all-new compact SUV? If the Japanese firm’s styling study for September’s Frankfurt Motor Show is to be believed, the answer is yes. Called the Concept-cX, it’s described as an accessible, affordable, sustainable, and realistic solution to the...Read More»

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Ten Concepts Detroit Should Have Built

by Rex Roy It could be argued that the 1938 Buick Y-Job stands as the world's first true concept car. Built under the direction of Genera Motors' first design czar, Harley Earl, the Y-Job was never intended for production but instead foreshadowed styling and engineering cues that would pop up on...Read More»

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We Drive Ford’s Interceptor, Airstream, MKR

You hear it well before you see it; the deep, throttling burble of a big V-8, barely at idle, like a startled stallion ready to run. The metaphor is fitting for the Ford Interceptor, the striking, four-door concept vehicle that has been called “the four-door Mustang.” First unveiled at the...Read More»

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We Drive Chrysler’s 2007 Concepts

Chrysler’s recent crop of concept cars hasn’t been approved for production — but that didn’t stop the company from letting the press get their hands on them for a spin. The automaker brought an assortment of show cars — a handful from each category — out on a warm spring afternoon, some...Read More»

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Mulally: Ford Making Steady Progress

Ford Motor Co.’s turnaround is on track, chief executive officer Alan Mulally told the handful of shareholders who bothered to show up in Wilmington, Del., for the company’s annual shareholders meeting. The slender turnout didn’t prevent a proposal that would have broken the Ford family’s...Read More»

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2007 New York Auto Show Index

New York’s auto show — this year, designated an International outing — opens to the media on April 4 with an increasing lineup of new production and concept vehicles. Among the cars, trucks, SUVs, and concepts we’ve previewed for you already here at TheCarConnection, the list includes: The...Read More»

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Kia Intros KND-4 Concept – In Seoul

Kia’s latest concept SUV is on display – but you’ll have to catch a flight to Seoul ’s Incheon airport to see it. Kia says the new KND-4 concept, on the Seoul auto show floor today, will reassert the brand’s 4x4 street cred. Painted in “luminous green,” the new vehicle gives an idea...Read More»

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Honda Bringing S2000CR To NY Show

Honda says the latest rendition of the long-lived S2000 roadster will be a “club-racer-inspired” version due at theNew York auto show. Honda promises the new edition will take the two-seater’s performance to “an entirely new level.” The new edition will be dubbed the S2000 CR and will be...Read More»

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GM Makes Trax - and Groove, Beat - for NY

“Bigger is better,” or so went the traditional American mantra. Big houses, big meals and, of course, big cars, whether the finned Caddies of the 1960s, or today’s full-sized pickups and SUVs. But something seems to be changing. Maybe it’s a generational thing, or perhaps...Read More»

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Infiniti EX Concept Takes on X3

Infiniti’s concept EX has broken cover before theNew York auto show, and sources say the new concept has been designed to take on the likes of BMW’s X3 and the Acura RDX. The EX comes to the Javits Center next week, built off the FM rear-drive platform that underpins the Nissan Z and Infiniti...Read More»

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Hyundai Details Concept Genesis

The Genesis concept is the first preview of the “future architecture and design of a rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan scheduled to grace the Hyundai lineup in 2008,” the release says. The Genesis concept is formed around a rear-wheel-drive architecture, a first for an American-market...Read More»

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2007 New York Show Preview: Taxi!

While we await the Cadillac V-12 concept and Ford’s new Flex not-minivan, taxi enthusiasts — is there such a thing? — are eagerly planning their visits to the upcoming New York Auto Show. It’s the 100th anniversary of the modern-day taxi, after all — and as such, the show is hosting a...Read More»

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Infiniti Bringing Pair to NY Show

Infiniti says it will bring a pair of new vehicles to the New York Auto Show in April — one a production car, one a concept. The production car is the new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe, which presumably sports a larger-displacement version of Nissan’s VQ V-6 engine, along with “a few other...Read More»

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BRABUS smarts Scoot to Geneva

As part of its grand turnaround plan, announced a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, DaimlerChrysler’s smart brand abandoned several weak-selling models, but that doesn’t mean it’s become a one-trick pony. Last November, Smart unveiled an all-new version of the two-seat micro fortwo model...Read More»

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MINI One, Diesel Motor to Geneva

MINI’s lineup is maxing out inGeneva with the addition of two new models, the MINI One and the high-mileage Mini Diesel. Last year was a significant one for the MINI marque, a subsidiary of the German automaker, BMW. To keep up with strong, worldwide demand, production capacity was expanded 20...Read More»

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