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London 2008: Honda OSM Concept
London 2008: Honda OSM Concept

The 2008 Honda OSM concept is live on the stand at the London Motor Show, and that might be the last place you see it. Though there's been plenty of conjecture that this is a styling study for a new S2000 or some other exotic sportscar, the OSM--for Open Study Model--is a dead-end progeny of...Read More»

Opel Insignia
Opel Insignia: The Once and Future-ish Saturn

Last week when GM vice chairman Bob Lutz spoke with TheCarConnection.com about the Saturn Aura, he explained that the plan had been to "short-cycle" the current Aura and bring this new Opel Insignia to the States as a Saturn. Now with Saturn being re-evaluated--could it be all small cars once...Read More»

Opel Insignia
TheCarConnection.com Swings with the London Motor Show

What's it like to love cars in a city with traffic-clogged streets overrun by zero-emission taxis, underpinned by hundreds of miles of Underground trains, and encircled by four hugely congested airports--not to mention haunted by $8-a-gallon gasoline and the odd congestion tax? The answer is, it's...Read More»

2009 Lotus
Lotus Eagle Project: First Photos

Lotus has released a teaser picture and some information on its long-anticipated 2+2, mid-engine sports car, termed Project Eagle. The model, which has been otherwise termed the GT, will get an official name when Lotus pulls the official wraps off at the British Motorshow in London next week. The...Read More»

2005 Opel Vectra OPC
Opel Dumping Vectra Name

At last summer’s British Motor Show Vauxhall launched the new Corsa supermini. At next year’s event it looks like it will be the Vectra. Jonathan Browning, GM Europe vice-president of sales, marketing and aftersales – as well as chairman of Vauxhall, the U.S. company’s UK division –...Read More»

2007 Roewe W2 concept
Roewe Takes on China – and VW

If the badge on the bonnet of the Roewe W2 Concept looks familiar, it’s no wonder. It was liberally lifted from the old Rover brand logo. But in this case, no one is complaining about the theft of intellectual property rights – a common concern withChina. That’s because a chunk of the...Read More»

2007 Audi Cross Coupe Concept
2007 Audi Cross Coupe Concept

Audi’s big news for this week’s Shanghai auto show comes in the form of the Cross Coupé quattro, which it dubs a blend of sports car and crossover. The four-seat concept clearly tells you what it is capable of and whose engineering matches this standard — on all roads, under all...Read More»

2007 Buick Park Avenue
China’s Boom Squeezes Automakers

There’s been a steady rain falling for days over here inShanghai, but it hasn’t dampened the palpable optimism you can feel as this sprawling river city prepares for its upcoming motor show. And there are plenty of reasons why everyone is upbeat – even though the boom in the Chinese market is...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen Neeza concept
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»

2006 Maybach 62
2006 Beijing Auto Show

GM PlansChina Hybrids in 2007 General Motors Corp. is planning to introduce hybrid vehicles in China in 2007. Kevin Wale, president and managing director, said during a breakfast meeting with reporters prior to the opening of the Beijing Motor Show that hybrids will play an important role in GM’s...Read More»

2006 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan ZX4 S Open Doors
2006 British Motor Show

Press day at this year's British Motor Show was hotter than hell inLondon's Excel exhibition centre. Ford was playing it cool with a 6.5-ton ice sculpture of the new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet, hand-crafted in a freezer over two weeks by experts who could only do 40-minute shifts because of the cold...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Entourage 4-door Wagon Limited Trunk
2007 Hyundai Entourage Goes On Odyssey

Backed by a charming chorus of kids dressed up as doctors, scientists, and airbags—yes, airbags—the new Hyundai Entourage minivan bowed at the Chicago show, positioned as a serious threat to the Honda Odyssey. To that goal, the Entourage comes with a raft of standard gear and safety equipment...Read More»

2006 Lincoln MKS Concept
Lincoln MKS: Becoming LS?

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) The elegant MKS concept, revealed Jan. 9 at the Detroit auto show, closely shows the future design direction for Lincoln ’s upcoming large sedans. Marketing chief Darryl Hazel said, “With the Lincoln MKS, we’re reaffirming what we stand for...Read More»

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise - Flame Hot Rod
2004 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part I

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise (8/22/2004) Return with us to another era... Rain, rain, go away Mother Nature hasn’t been very kind to Detroit this Summer. It’s been raining almost every weekend, which isn’t the sort of weather you look forward to if you own a classic cruiser. Yet the soggy...Read More»

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise - GTO Close-up
2004 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part II

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise (8/22/2004) Return with us to another era... Garage tales In the heydays of the cruising phenomenon, there were more than two dozen hamburger stands and diners lining the 16-mile stretch of Woodward Ave. that ran between Detroit and Pontiac . And countless garages and...Read More»

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise logo
2004 Woodward Dream Cruise

They called it cruising. And in the ‘50s and ‘60s, it was one of the favorite pastimes of American youth. It was an era of innocence and high octane gasoline, fast cars and poodle skirts, burgers and “hole shots.” No place had the action found in the northern suburbs of Detroit , where the...Read More»

Nissan IDx Nismo Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show live photos
2004 Traverse City Coverage

MBS coverage sponsored by: New Jeep Plant Risky but Promising There are plenty of risks — along with a potentially huge payoff — to the $2.1 billion Jeep plant DaimlerChrysler plans to build in Toledo, Ohio, says Laurie Felax, vice president of Harbour & Associates. On Tuesday, the...Read More»

chinese with rolls
2004 Beijing Motor Show: Part IV

Beijing Motor Show Index Bigger plans for Chinese Focus concept? At the Beijing Motor show, Ford is showing a concept version of its Focus sedan that it says was heavily influenced by the needs and tastes of the booming Chinese market. “This concept was done for China,” asserts the show car’s...Read More»

Beijing Motor Show crowds
2004 Beijing Motor Show, Part II

Beijing Motor Show Index Whose show is this, anyway? There were plenty of news conferences at Auto China 2004’s opening media day. The challenge was finding them. That wasn’t easy at an event that has two competing organizers (or was it four? Or five?) Some carmakers decided to skip the slots...Read More»

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