Richard Yarrow, Editor

Richard Yarrow After more than seven years on staff at Auto Express, Britain's top selling weekly car magazine, Richard left in fall 2005 to spend more time with his family and get back to writing, rather than sitting in dull meetings. In the first three weeks of freelancing, he spent exactly four days at home. He's got plenty to write about, but his two young children still cower behind the sofa when he walks in the lounge. The not-so-proud owner of a very old Saab, Richard comes home from every car launch wishing he had enough money to buy the vehicle in question. Perhaps if freelancing pays off...

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New from Johnson Controls: The Hideaway Seat
New from Johnson Controls: The Hideaway Seat

Automotive interior design company Johnson Controls will have a new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and has released a single sketch of how it’s going to look. The firm says the as-yet-unnamed prototype is about innovative use of space, characterized by the rear passenger seats which...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi cX Concept
Mitsubishi Concept cX Frankfurt-Bound

Is Mitsubishi hinting at plans to build another all-new compact SUV? If the Japanese firm’s styling study for September’s Frankfurt Motor Show is to be believed, the answer is yes. Called the Concept-cX, it’s described as an accessible, affordable, sustainable, and realistic solution to the...Read More»

2007 Peugeot 308
Peugeot Shows Off New 308

French firm Peugeot has unveiled its latest entry into the highly competitive European small family hatchback sector – and there are no prizes for guessing the name of the successor to the 306 and 307. The 308 will make its official debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale...Read More»

2007 Volkswagen GTI W12 concept
VW Golf GTI – Twelve Cylinder?

What’s the best way to pay tribute to enthusiasts who love one ofEurope’s most enduring motoring icons? Give them something new. That’s what Volkswagen is doing at the Annual Golf GTI Festival in Worthersee, Austria, later this month. The German firm is to unveil a unique design study called...Read More»

Suzuki Splash
Suzuki Splashes into Frankfurt

One model, two brands. This smart city car will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as the Opel/Vauxhall Agila and Suzuki Splash. Both will go on sale acrossEurope early next year. Built on a new platform, the pair will be available with three new engines. The two gasoline units...Read More»

Rinspeed 911 Turbo
Rinspeed Dubs Up the 911 Turbo

The next Geneva Motor Show is the better part of a year away, yet there’s a new model from Swiss tuner Rinspeed. This one’s fairly sensible though – an exclusive accessories program calledLe Mans for the Porsche 997 Turbo. The front skirt with integrated carbon splitters produces greater...Read More»

2007 Toyota Hybrid X Concept
Toyota Hybrid X Bows in Geneva

With the launch of the Prius in 1997, Toyota carved a new path in the green-machine field. Ten years later, the Prius has sold almost 650,000 copies and Toyota is beginning to plot out what its next technology leader might look like. Geneva motor show audiences got a first taste of that...Read More»

2007 Kia ex_cee'd concept
Kia Drops Lid on Geneva Concept

Rumors of Kia’s first convertible have being circulating for years, and here’s the proof there’s no smoke without fire. The Korean firm has taken the wraps of the ex_cee’d concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s the first vehicle to be styled under the guidance of Peter Schreyer, the...Read More»

2007 Fiat Bravo
Fiat Bravo, Abarth Meet in Geneva

One of the most eagerly awaited new cars of the year, the reborn Fiat 500, is to wear the legendary Abarth badge. As previously reported on TheCarConnection, Fiat is relaunching its historic performance brand on the Grande Punto compact hatchback. The hot version of the 500 is expected to make its...Read More»

2007 Hyundai QarmaQ concept
Hyundai Has Good QarmaQ

Hyundai’s Geneva concept was the QarmaQ, a 2+2 crossover SUV, and it features more than 30 different environmental technologies that could appear on future production models. The plastic body has been developed in conjunction with GE Plastics and has produced a vehicle that’s 50-percent lighter...Read More»

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