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Mitsu Shows Lancer, Teases Evo X
Mitsu Shows Lancer, Teases Evo X

The production Mitsubishi Lancer saw its world debut atDetroit, while the next-generation Evolution was teased, in the form of the Prototype X. Mitsubishi has invested heavily in the new platform, which will underpin the Lancer, Evolution, and Outlander and is anticipated to spawn three million...Read More»

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Kia Kues up Sport Concept

After a brief address from Kia Motors America president and CEO BG Lee, COO Len Hunt helped introduce the automaker’s new chief design officer, Peter Schreyer, best known for the Audi TT and now with Kia as of the past 18 months of so. With help from Schreyer, Hunt said, Kia plans to bring more...Read More»

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Benz Bows with Diesel GL, Ocean Drive

The Mercedes-Benz stand temporarily turned into an ice rink this afternoon at the show — Zamboni and all — to host a semi-choreographed troupe of hockey players, ice skaters, and ice dancers as they strutted (and slid) their stuff around the introduction of the new GL420 Bluetec. We didn’t...Read More»

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Nissan Crosses Over with Rogue, Bevel

Brad Bradshaw, Nissan’s president for marketing inNorth America, introduced the Rogue, a sleek new compact crossover vehicle that’s more aggressively styled inside and out than competitors like the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4. The Rogue is aimed at younger people “who are...Read More»

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2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept

On Acura’s stand, Honda Motor Co. president and CEO Takeo Fukui introduced the Advanced Coupe Concept, a new sports car design that previews a potential successor to the now-discontinued NSX. One of the brand’s priorities in a concept, especially a sports-car concept, according to...Read More»

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2007 Saab BioPower Concept

A Saab concept vehicle powered without any fossil fuels has been introduced at the 2007 Detroit auto show. The BioPower Hybrid Concept, Saab says, takes a conventional 9-3 Convertible body and converts it to run solely on bio-ethanol, with the added propulsion of GM’s new two-mode hybrid system...Read More»

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Audi Sports Twin Bluetec Diesels

Audi confirmed that the Q7 will be the first Bluetec-badged diesel it will offer in theUnited States – and threw in a guest appearance by pop star Seal singing his hit Crazy as a bonus for media showgoers. At the November Los Angeles auto show, Audi and Volkswagen confirmed that they would adopt...Read More»

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GM Charged Up Over Electrics?

Who revived the electric car? It might just be General Motors. The giant automaker brought its all-new Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid to the 2007 Detroit auto show, a preview of what could be the environmentally-friendly electric propulsion system of the future. As TheCarConnection.com reveals in a...Read More»

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2007 Chrysler Nassau Concept

Slideshow: Chrysler has released these photos of the upcomingNassau concept. The new concept car will be shown for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January . Chrysler says the Nassau four-door concept is a four-door luxury “coupe” with an...Read More»

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2007 Lincoln MKR Concept

SLIDESHOW: The Lincoln MKR Concept is poised for a Detroit introduction -- and now, here's what you'll be looking at in January -- and seeing in a showroom sometime in 2008. While the official release from Ford had been held under embargo, some publications were granted exclusives on the release...Read More»

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2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept

Slideshow: Ford has spun a lot of magic – and a lot of mileage – out of the Mustang that bowed in 2005. Just this year the Shelby GT500 scorched auto-show crowds with 500 horsepower and the touch of the snake charmer himself. Now, Ford’s reaching into the Mustang history bag again for a...Read More»

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L.A. Auto Show Goes Green

With his keynote speech at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, Wednesday morning, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner is expected to strike a decidedly “green” theme. It’s likely to be a note echoed by many of GM’s competitors in the days to come. Sources tell TheCarConnection.com that the giant...Read More»

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2006 Hyundai HCD10 Hellion Concept

Mother always called us the same name. But somehow the Hellion tag sounds better on Hyundai’s latest HCD concept car, which sees its debut at the 2006Los Angeles auto show. The Hellion, Hyundai says, is a compact three-door sport crossover “designed with attitude and independence creating its...Read More»

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2006 Acura Advanced Sedan Concept

Slideshow: Acura says the new Advanced Sedan Concept it showed at the 2006Los Angeles auto show could predict how its future luxury flagship models look and perform. Penned by its California design team, the Advanced Sedan Concept is Acura's "purest expression of advanced design, performance, and...Read More»

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2006 Honda REMIX Concept

Slideshow: One of three Honda concept vehicles on display at the 2006 L.A. Auto Show , the REMIX is a study in contrasts, that “balances sports car virtues with real-world practicality,” suggested desiger Ben Davidson. A jet fighter-like canopy sweeps into smooth and fluid surfaces that, in...Read More»

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Honda FCX Concept

SLIDESHOW: Fuel cells will power the cars of the future. We who follow the auto industry hear this quite often, and the vehicles admittedly sometimes seem like a distant pipe dream. But if Honda’s futuristic FCX Concept is any indication, the cars are a lot closer to reality than many might...Read More»

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2006 Beijing Auto Show, Part II

Volkswagen Neeza Volkswagen’s Neeza concept car was warmly received in Beijing and boasts suicide doors along with a roomy, versatile, and technologically advanced interior. Designed in Shanghai , by Chinese for the Chinese market, the 181-inch-long vehicle with a 102.4-inch wheelbase is...Read More»

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RELEASE: 2006 Dodge Nitro 5.7L HEMI Concept

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. · Builders: DaimlerChrysler Dealer Technical Operations and Vehicle Build Shops · 5.7L HEMI Crate Engine by Mopar · 360 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm and 360 lbs.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 rpm This Dodge...Read More»

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RELEASE: 2006 Ford Fusion MRT T5

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Several tricked-out Ford Fusions will be on display next week at the 2006 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show inLas Vegas, where 2,000 specialty-equipment and new-vehicle...Read More»

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