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Tesla's Elon Musk: A Man Who Knows How To Get Attention
Tesla's Elon Musk: A Man Who Knows How To Get Attention

Here's what we know about Tesla's Elon Musk: he's an outside-the-box entrepreneur. He's become ludicrously wealthy thanks to PayPal and other pet projects. And he's a top-notch showman. Seriously: a SWAT team full of supermodels could start playing naked Twister at one of his press conferences, and...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Honda Insight Sales Off To A Sluggish Start?

Sales of the 2010 Honda Insight haven't kicked off at as quick of a pace as anticipated, leading Honda to cut its first-year sales projection by roughly a third. At the time of its launch earlier this year, when Honda rolled out the Insight at a base price of $19,800, Honda disclosed a yearly sales...Read More»

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid
Toyota Prius-Based Plug-In Hybrid: Coming To An Outlet Near You

Not news: Toyota's developing a plug-in hybrid based on the third-generation Toyota Prius. News: Toyota is releasing 500 of them into the wild by the end of 2009. Of that total, 200 will go to Japan, 150 to the U.S., and 150 to Europe. (France is a confirmed recipient, with Germany, Holland, and...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Lexus HS 250h Pricing—Will It Be Low Enough?

A couple of weeks ago as we got our first drive of the upcoming 2010 Lexus HS 250h—and a first up-close look at its many tech-savvy features—Lexus officials were still guarded about pricing. It makes sense that even just before launch the company is cautious about pricing for this accessible...Read More»

Shuanghuan Noble vs. Smart fortwo
Link Love From The Car Connection: Smart Fortwo Loses In Court, Police Love Lambo Gallardos, And Please, No More Hipster Videos

♦ At left, you see the Smart fortwo and its lower-priced doppelganger (i.e. Chinese knock-off), the Shuanghuan Noble. But which is which? To Daimler's dismay, a Greek court has ruled that informed buyers totally know the difference, so Shuanghuan is clear for takeoff. But let's see Shuanghuan...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Toyota to GM: No Hybrid Tech For You!

Toyota isn't going to help GM with its hybrid technology. Shocker! But these days anything is possible, and Toyota does have licensing relationships with Ford and Nissan for some hybrid technology, so it's not too far-fetched to be believable. Earlier today Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun published a story...Read More»

From the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Link Love From The Car Connection: Superman Loves The Prius, MINI Tells Us To Pull Over, And So Many Car Festivals, So Little Time

* Spring has sprung throughout the northern hemisphere, and with it, more festivals than you can shake a stick shift at. Among the many we've missed: Austria's Wörthersee Tour 2009. Audi and VW fans, here's a little slice of heaven for your Tuesday. [WorldCarFans] * Once again, the venerable...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius at 2009 Detroit auto show
Subaru To Tap Toyota Expertise For 2012 Hybrid

Subaru is looking to Toyota for assistance in developing a new gasoline-electric hybrid model that will be launched by 2012, according to remarks from Fuji Heavy Industries president Ikuo Mori, at the launch of the new Subaru Legacy in Japan. Based on early reports, it isn't altogether clear which...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Compared: 2010 Toyota Prius Vs. 2010 Honda Insight

In the race to dominate the hybrid market, there really are only two players--Toyota and Honda. While Ford and General Motors ramp up to speed with gas-electric vehicles, it's the Japanese duo that's been selling hybrids in the U.S. for more than ten years and has captured the most buyers. This...Read More»

Worst spoiler ever
Link Love From The Car Connection: Spoiler Alert, Giant Cigarette Motorbike, And What's Up With That Prius Commercial Anyway?

Spoiled rotten -- We don't agree on much here at Stalag TCC, but we're pretty much all onboard with the idea that spoilers are awesome. Except when they're not. High five, bro! [Oddee via Rick, Bill, John, et al] Give it up -- Hey, Lee Iacocca! Chrysler called. They want their car back. No...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Prius vs. Insight: The Battle Continues

Good news from Japan: 75,000 eager hybrid fans have placed orders for the 2010 Toyota Prius. That's not just a big deal for Toyota; it's also a big deal for folks like us who enjoy watching a good showdown--in this case, the one that's been brewing between the 2010 Prius and the 2010 Honda Insight...Read More»

Audi 5000 by Flickr user Mark.Mitchell.Brown
A Short, Sad History of So-Called Sudden Acceleration

Every so often, the notion of "sudden acceleration" rears its ugly head. We've just countered the latest case on AllAboutPrius.com, but it's worth remembering the grandaddy of all such cases--and the damage it did. In November 1986, the CBS news show 60 Minutes aired a dramatic segment that...Read More»

Kurtsystems Car
Link Love From The Car Connection: Honda Insight Pulls Ahead, Tata Is Tops, And Another Elon Musk Meltdown In The Making

One horse town -- We were vaguely confused when we came across that high-tech horse wagon pic to your left. Turns out it's not, in fact, a vehicle for upscale Amish gentlemen, but rather a snazzy system for training horses. And also camels. [Kurtsystems via DRB] That voice -- GPS manufacturers are...Read More»

Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept
12 Great Family Cars for the Recession

  America’s in the midst of a deep recession--and no industry's suffered like the auto industry. Even so, the need for a new family car is still pressing on folks who may be readying for a new arrival, or ready to move out of a smaller car into one that’s more teen-friendly. Which family car...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius rolls onto the Detroit stage at its global debut in January 2009
UPDATED: 2010 Toyota Prius Pricing: From $21,000

  Want a 2010 Toyota Prius? It'll set you back less than you think. Pricing for the 2010 Prius is set to start at $21,000, which is a full $1,000 less than the 2009 model. It's safe to assume--really safe--that the cut has come in response to the Prius' low-cost competition, the Honda Insight...Read More»

Booth professionals of the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show
Link Love From The Car Connection: Top Green Cars, Chrysler And The iPod, The Booth Professionals Of Shanghai

Blue goes green -- Kelley Blue Book has announced its top "green cars" for 2009. No points for guessing the #1 pick (could it be anything other than the 2010 Toyota Prius?), but you get props for knowing which American cars made the cut. Hint: the Ford Fusion Hybrid, the Ford Escape Hybrid, and the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Win A Cool 2010 Toyota Prius Solar-Powered Backpack!

 It's just a matter of days before we unleash hell on the 2010 Toyota Prius--and now it's your chance to win some cool Prius schwag to celebrate the arrival of the third-generation hybrid. Come March 25, TheCarConnection.com can tell you all about the Prius--how it handles, how it accelerates, how...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Driven: The 70-MPG 2010 Toyota Prius

What happens when you unleash a pack of automotive journalists on the newest hybrid on the block--and challenge them to beat the chief engineer's best fuel economy? If you plan it right--set a low bogey--you'll let journalists write the best story on the 2010 Toyota Prius from behind the wheel. The...Read More»

Bob Nardelli speaks to CNBC
Link Love From The Car Connection: Nardelli Speaks To CNBC, Leno Speaks to eBay, And A Former Auto Employee Sings His Little Heart Out

A gentle reminder -- Yo, peeps: the clock is ticking on our 2010 Toyota Prius schwag giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post; we'll do the rest. So easy, even someone crunked up on another kind of swag bag can do it. Not so funny -- Remember that Jay Leno gig we told you...Read More»

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