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Driven: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid
Driven: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda hasn’t ignored the possibility of a hydrogen economy, but it’s taken a quite different path than other automakers with its hydrogen test vehicles, like the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid. Instead of using costly fuel cells, it’s focused its hydrogen efforts around a rotary internal...Read More»

2009 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Throws Caution To The Wind, Jumps Back Into Leasing Game

Moving cars out of factories and off dealer lots is the fundamental premise of the industry, whether it's done by sales, leases or fleet deals. But when your company is threatened by inevitable bankruptcy and low resale value makes leasing a costly proposition for the manufacturer, some corners...Read More»

2009 Dodge Sprinter
Sprinter Van Sprints From Dodge Back To Mercedes

It’s official; as of January 1, 2010, the much-loved Sprinter van, made by Daimler, will once again have the three-pointed star in the U.S.—and be sold by Mercedes-Benz rather than Dodge. Automotive News reports that the Sprinter will be sold by 120 appointed dealerships as part of Daimler Vans...Read More»

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Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

Chrysler's lifetime powertrain warranty won't be a part of the new Fiat-owned operation, but there's a new warranty poised to take its place: a 5-year, 100,000-mile offer that sticks with the car. The warranty change is effective with all 2010 model-year cars and trucks. There's a strong argument...Read More»

Ford's Focus-based Battery Electric Vehicle
Ford Testing Car-To-Grid Communications For Plug-in Hybrids

It's one of the primary concerns of the electric-vehicle revolution: how do we charge so many cars, and still keep that electricity (relatively) inexpensive? Ford hopes it may have an answer in the form of its new vehicle-to-grid communication technology. Allowing the owner to program the car's...Read More»

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Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van Owners: Your 2010 Ford Transit Connect Is Here

Over at our sister site GreenCarReports.com, we've been following the launch of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect van with keen interest. It's a vehicle that has very few direct competitors in the US, though in Europe, there are more than a dozen small urban delivery vans like it. Rated by the EPA at...Read More»

GM Labs Bare Necessities Truck Concept
GM Bare Necessities Concepts Push Minimalist Limits

What do you need in your next new car? No, really, what do you actually need? That's a question the designers over at GM's The Lab blog have been asking themselves, with the vehicles you see here being some of the interesting answers they've come up with. The Bare Necessities Concepts are based...Read More»

GM's eBay Motors Deal Goes Live Tomorrow

After a premature post-bankruptcy announcement in July, the real General Motors-eBay Motors deal is going live tomorrow, offering car buyers the chance to purchase a new car fresh off the lot straight from their living room sofa. GM hopes that tapping eBay Motors' 12 million monthly visits through...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey Gets Fresh Hues, Little Else New

The 2010 Honda Odyssey goes on sale today, and there aren’t many changes to report. A host of new colors are the biggest news for the Odyssey in 2010, as the model returns for one more model year before a complete redesign. While Ford and GM have discontinued their minivan models and looked to...Read More»

2010 Mazda Premacy (Japan)
Mazda5 Likely Sporting Few Changes for 2010

Mazda has announced equipment details for the Premacy, its Japan-market compact minivan that closely parallels the Mazda5. Based on this, it's likely that the 2010 Mazda5 will return with just a few minor equipment changes. In Japan, the Premacy gets a new fuel economy gauge and a newly redesigned...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Hyundai Gas Lock Delivers $1.49 Gas For New Buyers

In case you've been trapped in a cubicle for the past few months, it's summer again, and that means gas prices are making their march back up toward their peak. While fears of $4 per gallon gas aren't prominent - yet - Hyundai is pre-empting the rise with a promise of $1.49 gas for a full year, or...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
SEMA: Where Even the 2010 Ford Transit Connect Can Cool Down

Rules are made to be broken at the SEMA aftermarket show. Take a car that's not known to be cool--say, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect--and it can be spun into a whole other universe of style, totally transformed by tuners. The basics of this compact van aren't the stuff race weeklies are written...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS
TheCarConnection.com's Six Best Bang-For-The-Buck Cars

The stock market's jittery, banks are closing and the smell of recession is in the air. Is anyone worried about new cars? The answer is yes. Regardless of the tattered condition of Wall Street and some big has-beens in the money world, the real world still is turning--and that means people are...Read More»

2009 Honda CR-V
Honda and NHL Announce 3-Year Partnership

Perhaps as a platform to promote vehicle sales to its active-lifestyle, youth-oriented, and other hyphenated niche markets, American Honda Motor Co. and Honda Canada Inc. today announce a three-year agreement naming Honda as the official vehicle of the National Hockey League (NHL). Predictable...Read More»

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
TheCarConnection.com's Six Best Cars for Great Fuel Economy

If you're like most of America, gas prices have made a huge impact on how you drive, how you live, and what you expect from your next new car. Prices are heading higher, gas is less available in some areas (here in metro Atlanta, it's hit or miss finding a fully supplied station, much less premium...Read More»

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Dodge EV in Trio of Chrysler Electric Cars for 2010

Not to be outdone in the hot new electric and E-REV segment, Chrysler has announced not one but THREE new Chrysler electric cars that rely solely or predominantly on electric motors for their forward propulsion, according to CNBC--not to mention the expansion of a fourth electric vehicle that's...Read More»

2008 Nissan Quest SL
2009 Nissan Quest Prices Jump Modestly

Basking in the "Tuscan Sun"--the sole new exterior color for the 2009 Nissan Quest--just got a tad pricier. In addition to new automatic door locks and the aforementioned additional color, major changes to the minivan for '09 include an MSRP jump of $750 on the base Quest 3.5 to land at $25,950...Read More»

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6 Reasons to Doubt the U.S. VW Microbus

This weekend's chatter about a new Volkswagen Microbus erupting from the company's new Tennessee plant is fun reading, but don't count on a new minivan from VW anytime soon. A report in an Australian newspaper speculated that a new Microbus for the U.S. market only would be coming from VW's new...Read More»

2010 Toyota Sienna
Spy Shots: 2010 Toyota Sienna

TheCarConnection.com's spies caught this disguised 2010 Toyota Sienna prototype testing in the desert. The prototype appears to utilize most of the current Sienna's bodywork, so we initially thought it was facelift of the current Sienna.  But there are some very rough sections which seems to point...Read More»

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