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Hurricane Sandy’s New And Used Car Toll: Up To 200,000 Vehicles Could Be Scrapped
Hurricane Sandy’s New And Used Car Toll: Up To 200,000 Vehicles Could Be Scrapped

The floodwaters may be receding and the massive cleanup in progress from the worst Atlantic storm ever recorded, but it’s just the beginning of getting back to normal for automakers and consumers who lost vehicles due to flooding or other storm-related damage To-date, automakers have lost...Read More»

2011 Mazda2 First Drive
Mazda To Build New Toyota Subcompact In 2015: What'll It Be?

In Japan today, Mazda and Toyota announced a new partnership that should be of keen interest to drivers. Beginning in the summer of 2015, Mazda will build a new Toyota subcompact for the North American market. The car will be manufactured at Mazda's new plant in Salamanca, Mexico -- a plant that's...Read More»

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast
The Auto Industry's Response To Hurricane Sandy

One week ago, after Hurricane Sandy's violent landfall, residents along America's eastern seaboard awoke to starkly different landscapes than they ones they'd known a few hours earlier. Homes and offices had been destroyed, mementos and landmarks ruined, lives changed, taken, forever altered. But...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: First Drive

Youthful readers: This is your father's Avalon. There's nothing shameful or denigrating about this declaration. If you're old enough to be shopping for an Avalon, you might recall that Olds once advertised its products as “not your father's Oldsmobile.” After going after the grandpas...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
Car Sales Cool In October, But Small Rides Remain Hot

Cooler weather often puts a chill on auto sales, and this year is no exception. However, the industry is still poised to see huge year-over-year growth -- especially where small cars are concerned. The news comes from analysts and Kelley Blue Book, who've looked at sales data from the first three...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Driven, 2014 Chevy Corvette Logo: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we drove the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and spied the 2014 Acura MDX. General Motors revealed the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette logo, and Porsche announced the 2013 Panamera Platinum edition. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Lexus...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
2013 Lexus ES, GS Flunk Emergency Trunk Release Tests

The 2013 Lexus ES and GS luxury sedans may have a defective emergency interior trunk release that could be a trap risk for trunk occupants, according to Consumer Reports. The flaw was discovered by accident by Jake Fisher, one of the publication’s testers, during an evaluation of the two...Read More»

Corporate and brand loyalty, Q2 of 2012, cropped (from infographic via Experian Automotive)
Toyota Owners Are Most Loyal, But Chevy Sonic Is Top Model

How much do you love your car? Enough to buy another of the same make when it's time to upgrade? Or at least enough to buy another from the same automaker? If you drive a vehicle from the Toyota family -- including Scion and Lexus -- chances are pretty good that your answer to that third question...Read More»

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Toyota Recalls 2.5 Million Vehicles For Faulty Power-Window Switch

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall involving some 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a faulty power-window switch that could melt and lead to a fire. Worldwide, the safety recall involves 7.4 million vehicles, marking the largest recall in Toyota’s 75-year history. The...Read More»

Interbrand's Best Global Brands, 2012
The Top 100 Global Brands: How Does Your Automaker Rank?

On Tuesday, we shared year-to-date sales stats for most automakers, but sales aren't the only way to measure a company's health. Interbrand takes a broader view of corporate value, and the marketing firm has just released its list of the top 100 global brands. To rank companies, Interbrand looks at...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
Toyota Says 21 New & Revamped Hybrids Coming By 2015

Today in Tokyo, Toyota's vice chairman and head of research and development, Takeshi Uchiyamada, made some interesting and provocative statements. At a press conference, Uchiyamada told reporters that Toyota was planning to release "21 new or full-model-change hybrids" -- not just over the next...Read More»

Schematic of Toyota Tundra towing Space Shuttle Endeavour
Toyota Tundra Turns Space Shuttle Into Political Football

At this point in election season, everything becomes political: the brand of car that candidates drive, the designers of the outfits worn by candidates' wives, the funders of buildings where national conventions are held, everything. The latest political football? The Space Shuttle Endeavour...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
August 2012 Car And Truck Sales: The Best (And Worst) Selling Vehicles

If you’d just emerged from a a decade-long slumber and stumbled upon August new car sales numbers for the U.S. market, you’d probably think we were in a time of prosperity instead of plagued by ongoing economic malaise. After all, the domestic big three automakers posted double-digit...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar
Car Sales May Jump 18.7% Due To Demand For Fuel Efficiency

New car sales have been breaking records in 2012, and there's little sign of that changing in August. In fact, analysts at Kelley Blue Book expect that this month's figures could ring in 18.7% above last year, putting U.S. dealers on track for seasonally adjusted annual sales of 14.4 million...Read More»

2011 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Recalling 2006-2011 RAV4, 2010 Lexus HS 250h For Rear Suspension Failure

Toyota has just announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving certain 2006 to early 2011 model year RAV4 compact SUVs and 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h passenger cars for a problem with the rear suspension that may pose a safety risk. In the U.S., the recall involves some 760,000...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA right-hand drive model
Toyota Regains Title Of World's Best-Selling Automaker

Last year was rough for Toyota. Like businesses and individuals across Japan, the company suffered devastating setbacks following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Later in 2011, there were production problems due to immense flooding in Thailand. And of course, Toyota continued to fight customer...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
General Motors Is Tops In Customer Loyalty, Ford A Close Second

It's one thing to attract a first-time customer, but quite another to get that customer back. According to new data from Experian Automotive, no automaker in America does that quite as well as General Motors -- though Ford comes awfully close. #1 and #2: GM and Ford During the first quarter of...Read More»

2013 Toyota Sienna SE
2013 Toyota Models Priced - And Four-Cylinder Sienna Goes Away

Toyota has released pricing on a number of 2013 vehicles – Corolla, Matrix, Tacoma, Land Cruiser, Scion xD and iQ, and Sienna – each with a price increase. In addition, Toyota has announced that the 2013 Sienna minivan, which receives modest updates, will no longer be available with a...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
Mercedes-Benz, Honda Are 2012 Brands Of The Year

How do you measure a company's value? Sure, you can look at sales figures, earnings, and other bean-countery things, but there's something just as important that's much harder to measure -- namely, the company's brand. When we talk about a "brand", we mean more than a logo, a color scheme, a design...Read More»

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