Spy Shots

Will Ford's Flex Go
Will Ford's Flex Go

Last week, we took you for a ride in the new Ford Flex during our coverage of the New York auto show. We thought it would make a great taxi, among other things -- but apparently, someone at Ford thinks it might make a great new version of the old Country Squire, too. Our spy photographers nabbed...Read More»

Cadillac CTS Coupe: Build It or Burn It?

Cadillac's CTS Coupe was one of the darlings of the Detroit auto show this year. And from what we've seen on the ground in spy photos--and in the latest round of pictures released by General Motors--it looks like GM's plan is full steam ahead to produce the two-door for the 2010 model year. We...Read More»

Mylanta Moment: 2010 Saturn Astra Spied!

Hey, it's not that we don't like the Saturn Astra--here's the proof. But these spy shots of the new Astra take disguises to a nauseating new level. As you can see in our high-res photo gallery of Astra spy shots, by the steering wheel on the right, this is Opel’s version – a mirror...Read More»

BMW X1 Spied - The MINI Ute Gets a Sibling

Our Scandinavian lensman just snagged some new photos of the BMW X1 in the midst of some cold-weather tests. Our latest look at BMW's sub-X3 SUV comes along with some new information on the X1's promising technical specs. Reports from Britain's Car Magazine tell us that a ZF-supplied eight-speed...Read More»

Audi RS6: Cold Hands, Warm Heart?

To go up against Mercedes' E63 AMG and BMW’s M5, Audi is planning to offer the hot RS6. We caught it here, in northern Sweden, while it was undergoing some late prototype testing in the frigid Arctic. The larger air intakes in the front bumper, and the wider fenders and diffuser at the rear...Read More»

Volkswagen Robust: A Truck for America?

Don’t be fooled by the Toyota Hilux body: this is a mule for the new Volkswagen Robust pickup truck, which could be making its way to the U.S. market early next decade. Our photos are showing the test car on a frozen lake in northern Scandiniavia. While the prototype in our photos looks like...Read More»

Nissan Maxima Drops its Shroud, and New York's A Month Away

We’ve just caught the 2009 Maxima, a month ahead of its New York Auto Show introduction. The seventh-generation Maxima will arrive next fall, with a Renault-Nissan diesel powerplant to follow a couple of years later – likely in time for the 2011 model year. In addition to the diesel...Read More»

2008 BMW 7-Series 4-door Sedan 750i Rear Seats
British Mag Breaks New Rolls Spy Shots

You'll remember a few weeks back when we told you about that new, smaller Rolls-Royce sedan that is being developed as Britain's auto uppercrust looks on enviously at the success of those callow youths at Bentley? Well, if you're "in the know," you won't be surprised at all that Britain's Autocar...Read More»

2010 Saturn Aura Spied!

First we saw it in the south of France, then in Germany, later in the States, and now in Sweden: a prototype of the production version of Opel’s GTC Concept, which made its debut in Geneva in 2007. By adding two doors to the concept, this becomes the next generation Opel Vectra, which is now...Read More»

Hey, Grille! MKZ Gets Re-Nosed

The Lincoln MKZ is getting another thorough facelift, as evidenced by this prototype caught prowling the streets of Dearborn. The MKZ has suffered an identity crisis since its inception, as it endured continued styling tweaks and a name change (from Zephyr to MKZ) one year into its lifespan. The...Read More»

Spied! New Benz ML Gets Frosty Reception

TheCarConnection.com's spies are like mailmen - neither sleet, nor snow, nor the new Nintendo Wii keep them from their appointed rounds. Today, they've nabbed a batch of photos of Mercedes' facelifted ML as it paused during a fuel stop in some snowbound place we're glad to be far from. The latest...Read More»

2012 Jaguar XJ: Spies Nab It, But You’d Never Recognize It

While the world gets a grip on the loveliness that is the new XF sedan, Jaguar’s pressing ahead with a revamp of its big XJ sedan. And that’s exactly what spies have captured in cold-weather testing--the first prototypes of the new XJ coming in time for the 2012 model year. Jaguar...Read More»

2011 MINI Crossman Spy Shots
2011 MINI Crossman Spy Shots

MINI enthusiasts have a whole new reason to get excited, now that the name of the company's upcoming crossover has been released: Crossman. The Crossman was previously referred to internally as the "Colorado” and will bring the MINI brand firmly into new territory. The Crossman is expected to...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Spy Shots
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Spied!

One of our European operatives caught this full stable of high-performance Holden test cars — including the new Camaro — between Denmark and Sweden, en route to the frigid arctic circle testing grounds. The encounter provided the best, most detailed look at the Camaro, including the first shots...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Spied!

These are the newest pictures of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, caught by our spies during testing. As before, General Motors had two security guards for round-the-clock coverage in a public parking area. When the engineers left for a break, thick car covers with huge locks were placed on the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing
2010 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Spied!

W197 is the internal code name for Daimler’s hottest project in years -- a new sportscar equipped with gullwing doors. The latter-day Benz gullwing is scheduled to debut in 2010, and hopes are high that the car will become as successful as its famous predecessor from the Fifties and Sixties, the...Read More»

2010 HUMMER H2 SUT
2010 HUMMER H2 SUT Spied!

Judging by this prototype caught under test, it looks like the HUMMER H2 SUT is on the verge of a growth spurt. This H2 SUT tester — parading around in what appears to be a faux army paint scheme (complete with star) — has clearly been lengthened behind the rear doors. It appears that a good...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang Spy Shot
2010 Ford Mustang Spied!

The auto world is expecting a mid-cycle facelift for Ford's Mustang by the 2010 model year, and by the looks of this heavily camouflaged prototype, the '10 Mustang will go that route with a new front and rear fascia, including grille, headlamps, and taillights. Along with its exterior revamp...Read More»

2009 Acura TL Spy Shot
2009 Acura TL: Spied!

Although this prototype is cloaked in camouflage, this is the first time the 2009 Acura TL sedan has been photographed while testing during daylight hours. Although nearly everything is covered in vinyl, a closer look at the headlamps and especially the taillights, indicates that this sedan will...Read More»

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