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GM's OnStar Debuts Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
GM's OnStar Debuts Stolen Vehicle Slowdown

Beware auto thieves--you might want to think twice before lifting that '09 Caddy CTS. Or at least hire a 13-year-old computer hacker to ride along with. Today, GM's OnStar announces Stolen Vehicle Slowdown on '09 OnStar-equipped vehicles sold in the United States and Canada, and we can only imagine...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Colt
Mitsubishi Introduces New Colt: For Europe Only

Mitsubishi Motors uses the Paris Auto Show to formally announce its next-generation Colt, a Europe-only sub-compact model that it last redesigned in 2004. Eschewing the "MPV-like high stance of its predecessor," Mitsubishi says that the Colt's aggressive new nose and a more athletic stance now make...Read More»

Pininfarina B0
Pininfarina and Bollore Give Birth to B0

Styling house Pininfarina and battery/supercapacitor manufacturer Bolloré have teamed up to bring B0, an all-electric vehicle, to market by the "end of 2009." Pininfarina-Bolloré, as the joint venture is called, will use Bolloré's "proprietary LMP technology," which is corporate-speak for the...Read More»

Nissan Connect
Nissan Connect Sounds Like Ford's SYNC

Believing that buyers of compact cars shouldn't have to deal with economy-sounding radios and the lack of affordbale nav and in-car communication systems, automaker giant Nissan is rolling out its new Connect System. Described as an "integrated audio, navigation and communication system," the...Read More»

2008 Audi A1 Sportback Concept (2008 Paris Auto Show)
First Pics: Audi A1 Sportback Concept

The engineers and designers in Ingolstadt are still trying different permutations of the A1 Metroproject Quattro concept they released at the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show. We reported on the A1 as well as Audi's proposed electric minicar recently, and the five-door A1, to be seen at the 2008 Paris Auto...Read More»

2008 Toyota iQ
Toyota's iQ to Sport Rear Window Airbag

According to the folks at Carscoop, Toyota will be implementing the first-ever rear window airbag on its upcoming Toyota iQ minicar. Perhaps to allay fears of crash protection in the raft of ever-smaller vehicles becoming popular as energy costs soar, the bag adds protection to rear passengers'...Read More»

Citroen Disco Robot
Citroen C4 Comes to New York, Shows Street Dancing Cred

The Malaise Era may have produced some horrible cars, but it also produced cool music and characters with, as we say in the parlance of our times, sick swagger. In a brilliant new advertisement in its series of commercials featuring Citroens as Transformers, the new Citroen C4 goes right to the...Read More»

2009 Lincoln Navigator L
2009 Lincoln Navigator Is Fuel Economy Class Leader

What to do when you are a dinosaur among a herd of gazelles? Brag that you are the sprightliest dino out there, even though the gazelles may be laughing hysterically and running circles around you. Dino: "But I can carry seven people! And tow things!" Crossover Gazelle: "Uh, yeah. So can I. And I...Read More»

2009 Suzuki Equator
Driven: 2009 Suzuki Equator

Nissan isn't trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes with its new mid-size truck, the '09 Equator. Clearly a Nissan Frontier with, we think, a very attractive schnoz, Suzuki brass are quick to comment that the new-to-Suzuki truck was "developed as a joint effort with Nissan North America, Inc."...Read More»

Chrysler EV, Jeep EV and Dodge EV
Chrysler Goes Electric, Gives GM Web ENVI

Hey, Rick Wagoner, Chrysler may be a few days late to the E-REV party, but CEO Bob Nardelli is a little more polished than you on camera. Said Nardelli himself: "We may have been knocked down, but we haven't been knocked out." Chrysler today announced a consumer Web site, Chryslergoeselectric.com...Read More»

Ego for Bentley
Bentley Announces New, Exclusive Partnership with...Ego

Listen up, corporate squashbucklers: those Guccis, Breitlings, and swollen offshore accounts may not have cured those bruises to the psyche incurred so many years ago in high school study hall. But fear not--Bentley has a little $19,800 ego boost that should set things aright. On this very day, the...Read More»

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Audi Planning Micro Electric City Car

The Interwebs are abuzz with talk of Audi planning a city car along the likes of BMW's Microcar and Benz's Smart fortwo. Unlike the BMW, which will offer both gasoline and electric versions, and the Smart, which offers only gasoline for the moment, we've solely heard of electric propulsion for...Read More»

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BMW Microcar Development Confirmed

Driven both by European and U.S. demands, BMW has confirmed development of a car BMW CEO Robert Reithofer has dubbed a "mega city" car that will slot below the 1 Series, currently BMW's smallest offering with its own badge. Quoted in the U.K.'s Autocar, Reithofer claimed that two engines will be...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz iPhone
Mercedes-Benz Cuddles Up to the iPhone

We are totally the iPhone's bitch at TheCarConnection.com. TCC has its own iPhone application, half the office has one, 70 percent of those are about to get superseded by 3G models, and this photo plus caption of the new Mercedes-Benz in-car iPhone adapter alerted not only the editorial brain...Read More»

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