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MINI One, Diesel Motor to Geneva
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»

2007 Mazda2
Mazda2 Takes a Geneva Bow

The first product in the second phase of “zoom zoom “ – that’s how Mazda was describing its all-new B-segment supermini, the 2. And in a move that’s contrary to what many rivals are doing, it’s actually smaller than the outgoing model by almost two inches. Based on a completely new...Read More»

2007 smart fortwo BRABUS
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»

2007 Daihatsu Materia
Daihatsu Plays Scion xB Again

Europeans are aware of the success of Scion in theUnited States, even if the brand isn’t sold on the Continent. The Scion xB has been especially noted, since there is nothing quite like the boxy compact in Europe. Europe won’t get the Scion after all, but in Geneva, Toyota showed off the latest...Read More»

2007 Ford Fusion
At Witz’ End: What’s an American Car?

So what is an “American” car? If it is simply one built inAmerica, as most foreign makers and U.S. media would have you believe, then vehicles built in Canada are Canadian, those assembled in Mexico are Mexican and Porsches built in Finland are Finnish. But we know intuitively that’s not the...Read More»

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept
2007 Detroit Auto Show: TCC's Top Picks

Get all our Detroit auto show coverage here TCC Team Publisher Best concept vehicle: The Chevrolet Volt. Over the years, I've seen General Motors roll out a variety of creative concepts, often with supposedly super-clean powertrain technology. But with the Volt, it's clear the automaker now sees...Read More»

2008 Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Dashes Detroit with Cayenne

Just four years after launching the Cayenne, Porsche is back with a new version of its popular SUV. Designed to emphasize the “sport” in sport-utility vehicle, the original decision to build the Cayenne was greeted with plenty of skepticism and more than a little derision, but it has proved a...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord Coupe concept
Accord Coupe – But Not The Accord Coupe

SLIDESHOW: On the Honda stage, American Honda senior VP John Mendel brought out a concept that previews the exterior design for the next-generation Accord Coupe, set to debut this next fall for the 2008 model year. The Accord Coupe Concept features the automaker’s next-generation variable...Read More»

2007 Nissan Bevel Concept
2007 Nissan Bevel Concept

Some companies are more than comfortable pushing the design envelope, as Nissan has shown time and again with both concept vehicles and production models, such as the Murano crossover. But the Bevel show car takes even that adventurous automaker way out on the edge. It’s hard to find the precise...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept
2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept

MORE PHOTOS: Will General Motors save the electric vehicle? The automaker took plenty of lumps when it decided to kill off its quirky little EV1 battery car, a decade ago, most recently in the art house documentary, Who Killed the Electric Vehicle. That’s just one of the reasons why, over the...Read More»

2007 Ford Airstream Concept
2007 Ford Airstream Concept

Fuel cells and electric-vehicle batteries are bound to change the interior of future vehicles, according to Freeman Thomas, Ford Motor Co.'s advanced design guru. That change led to the development of the Ford Airstream concept vehicle that bows at the 2007 North American International Auto...Read More»

2008 Ford Five Hundred
Ford Bows with Focus, Interceptor, MKR

While acknowledging the serious problems facing his company, Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford insisted that with the right people and the right products, the troubled automaker will prove surprisingly resilient. During an opening-day preview, at the Detroit Auto Show, of its latest cars, trucks...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept
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»

Mercedes-Benz Ice Skating
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»

2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top
2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top

HUMMER is giving the H3 a little more safari chic at the 2007 Detroit auto show with the Open Top. By fitting the H3 with ASC’s sliding-fabric, InfiniVu roof system, the H3 has a ‘nostalgic’ feel, according to GM, apparently reminiscent of cloth-top convertible utes of the past, but with good...Read More»

2007 Toyota FT-HS concept
2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept

One normally doesn’t speak of sports cars and environmentally-friendly automobiles in the same breath. ButToyota is betting there’s a green side to performance, as it plans to demonstrate at the upcoming Detroit auto show with the debut of the FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept. Aggressively angular...Read More»

2007 Lincoln MKR Concept
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»

2008 Honda FCX
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»

2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept
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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