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2008 Lexus LF-A Roadster Concept
2008 Lexus LF-A Roadster Concept

The Lexus supercar, the LF-A, is going topless. In one of the rare surprises to sneak past our auto show spies, TheCarConnection.com has learned Toyota ’s luxury division will be rolling out a roadster version of the carbon-fiber and aluminum sports car concept vehicle. Like the concept coupe...Read More»

2007 Honda CR-Z Concept
2007 Honda CR-Z Concept

Like many Tokyo Motor Show concept vehicles, the Honda CR-Z is meant to give viewers a sense of what’s to come. In this case, the sleek little coupe – reminiscent of Honda’s classic CRX – provides a hint of “the new direction for our next-generation sports car,” suggested CEO Takeo...Read More»

2007 Maserati Quattroporte GT S
2007 Maserati Quattroporte GT S

2007 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (9/4/2007) The ultimate expression of Maserati’s sedan sportiness — that’s how the Italian car maker is describing the new Quattroporte Sport GT S. The car sits 0.4 inches lower at the front and 0.98 inches lower at the rear compared to the...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
We Drive Chrysler’s 2007 Concepts

Chrysler’s recent crop of concept cars hasn’t been approved for production — but that didn’t stop the company from letting the press get their hands on them for a spin. The automaker brought an assortment of show cars — a handful from each category — out on a warm spring afternoon, some...Read More»

2007 Lexus IS 460
The Week in Reverse: Dec. 8, 2006

So, Lexus has finally confirmed its “F” range of cars. If it really takes off, they plan on expanding the range to include “U” cars, we hear. That’s right, all rude gestures do point towardGermany. Don’t say we didn’t warn you: the 2007 Detroit show is only four short weeks away. If...Read More»

2008 Aston Martin V8 Roadster
2006 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

MORE auto show coverage: 2006 SEMA: The Aftermarket Strikes Back 2006 Paris Auto Show Index TheCarConnection's Index of Car Shows The show itself is weeks away. But the list of new production vehicles and concepts driving toward a Los Angeles auto show launch is growing. Los Angeles show organizers...Read More»

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Driver's News: April 24, 2006

Audi Shows New TT Audi's second-generation TT coupe has been shown to the world, and was on display at theNew York auto show as a part of a fashion show with a mock runway running right through the Javits Center. The new TT doesn't showing off the Art Deco lines of the original; Audi's restyled the...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 3.5 SE-R Auto Side Exterior View
2006 New York Show, Part IV

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) New Altima from Nissan In the past six years, Nissan nearly doubled the number of models offered in North America . Sales have doubled as well, surpassing one-million in total for the last two years, led by the Altima, the highest volume...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 10, 2006

Jeep Patriot Charges into New York Chrysler's new Patriot opens its charge on the New York auto show this week-but will the Patriot do to Jeep's bottom end what the Commander did to its top? Find out what the Patriot brings to the party this week at the Javits center and stay tuned all week for...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Driver's News: April 10, 2006

Mazda CX-9 Is No Stretch Mazda will bring its new CX-9 crossover to the New York auto show next week, but Ford's Japanese affiliate is careful to announce that the new seven-seater isn't mechanically related to the five-seat CX-7 it showed at this January's Los Angeles auto show. The CX-9 has specs...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
New Car Gadgets and Products: April 2006

More new-car gadgets and products Driver: Parallel Lines, Vol. 1, $9.99 Atari's Driver: Parallel Lines puts your Xbox or Playstation 2 and you in the driver's seat of a Hollywood-style driving game. And now, Apple's iTunes service puts your ears in the same realm with the release of the video...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 3.5 SE-R Auto Grille
2006 New York Auto Show Preview

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) TheCarConnection's Index of Car Shows by TCC Team (3/20/2006)Find coverage for all the top car shows in the world at The Car Connection. Audi TT Sometimes you just can't wait. So Audi has decided to give a sneak peek of what it will formally...Read More»

Ford Intelligent Vehicles preview
Daily Edition: Mar. 21, 2006

Honda's Fit Starts Under $14K The new Honda Fit subcompact will start at a base price of $13,850. The 2006 model goes on sale on April 20 nationwide with a long list of standard safety equipment, including dual side and curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes. The standard powertrain - a 109-hp...Read More»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
Daily Edition: Mar. 13, 2006

Kia Picks Georgia for New U.S. Factory The long bidding war for the new Kia plant is over - and Georgia is the winner. The South Korean automaker will spend $1.2 billion to construct a new assembly plant near the Georgia-Alabama border outside West Point, Ga., about 80 miles southwest of Atlanta...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 8, 2006

GM Shifting Pension Plans General Motors will be changing the way it allocates money to employee retirement benefits, away from defined-benefit plans to plans that depend on bigger employee contributions. The AP reports that GM's new plan will freeze accrued pension benefits for about 40,000...Read More»

2006 Chicago Auto Show logo
2006 Chicago Auto Show: Last Words

2006 Chicago Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/6/2006) TCC TeamPublisher Biggest Story: Could it be anything other than the new Toyota Tundra? TheChicago show was once the nation’s biggest, and it’s beginning to regain some traction lately, than to previews like this one. Best New Concept...Read More»

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New Products: February 2006

Jaguar Nambé Tri-Corner Bowl, $139 Some fine auto-related gifts don't come with ignition keys or fill markings. Jaguar's range of products from its design sphere include these Nambé bowls designed by sculptor Richard K. Thomas. Jaguar says their "classic, elegant lines reflect the tradition of...Read More»

2005 Lexus LF-Sh concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show: Last Words

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) TCC Team Publisher Best New Concept: Chevrolet Camaro. Okay, maybe I’m taking the easy way out here, but considering what GM could have come up with, this show car really pulls it off. Finally, a clear example of the difference between...Read More»

2006 Audi Roadjet concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part X

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Audi Q5 in the Making? Audi unveiled the Roadjet concept, which indicates that design chief Walter de‘Silva is moving toward a more pronounced V-form for the nose of new models. The Roadjet concept gives may be the concept of a new model between...Read More»

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