News

2018 Honda Fit gets new look, adds more safety tech
2018 Honda Fit gets new look, adds more safety tech

With its 2018 Fit, Honda has democratized advanced safety tech. The Japanese automaker has made a suite of technology available on even the least-expensive version of its smallest car. This list includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and lane departure...Read More»

Jeff Bezos
Amazon wants to sell you a car

Retail behemoth Amazon has conquered much of its brick-and-mortar competition. Bookstores are dead or dying; big box stores aren't too far behind; and even where physical shops survive, it's not hard to find consumers paused in the aisles, checking the prices of comparable products on Amazon. But...Read More»

Vintage Apple logo
It's official: Tim Cook confirms that Apple is working on self-driving car software

After years of speculation and rumor, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has confirmed that the company is developing software to power self-driving cars. No one seems to have been surprised by the revelation--after all, Apple's allegedly hush-hush "Project Titan" division tasked with building and testing that...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition
Nissan's safety update, 2018 Hyundai Kona crossover, 2018 Honda Fit: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Nissan Altima updated with more standard safety tech If you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2017 Nissan Altima, you may want to look closely. Beginning this month, some Altimas arriving onto dealership lots will all be fitted with automatic emergency braking, an important safety...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
2017 Nissan Altima updated with more standard safety tech

If you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2017 Nissan Altima, you may want to look closely. Beginning this month, some Altimas arriving onto dealership lots will all be fitted with automatic emergency braking, an important safety feature that was previously optional. 2017 Altima SV and SL...Read More»

Money and car keys
Think a $199 lease sounds like a bargain? Think again.

Look, we know: new cars are expensive. Last year, the average buyer paid more than $34,000 for a brand new ride, and with all the safety and infotainment upgrades available in today's showrooms, there's little indication that that figure will go down anytime soon. As if that weren't bad enough...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord sedan prototype, Honda Tochigi R&D Center, Japan, June 2017
2018 Honda Accord driven, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed, 2018 Nissan Leaf updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Accord prototype first drive: V-6 deep-sixed, and better The 2018 Honda Accord will be an all-new version of the popular mid-size sedan last redesigned for the 2013 model year. Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road Around...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Report: Bosch created software on Volkswagen and FCA diesels accused of emissions cheats

You thought Dieselgate was over, right? Volkswagen admitted wrongdoing, it agreed to some massive fines, case closed. Not so fast. As many have been saying all along, Volkswagen didn't pull off its dastardly deeds alone. One of its supplier sidekicks, Bosch, has already shelled out $327 million for...Read More»

2017 Made in America Auto Index (via the Kogod School of Business)
Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road

Around this time every year, the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. publishes its "Made in America Auto Index." It's a study of vehicles made for the U.S. market that aims to show which are the "most American." What, exactly, makes an "American" car? Decades ago...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
Volvo XC60, Audi A5 Sportback, Honda Clarity: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD first drive: a timely reboot When are car companies most like computers? Forget about the future of self-driving cars, or Wall Street’s drive to turn Detroit into Silicon Valley, and vice versa. Hyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe...Read More»

Apple's 'Do Not Disturb' feature for drivers
Apple iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' update aims to curb distracted driving

Distracted driving has been a problem since the first motorists slid behind steering wheels. Eating, smoking, talking to friends, and flipping through radio stations have caused countless accidents over the years and an untold number of deaths. But the situation has become worse with the rise of...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016
Tesla Model 3, Nissan automatic braking, Subaru BRZ tS: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model 3 will debut with only two options: color and wheels Henry Ford famously told people that they could order a Ford Model T in any color they liked, so long as it was black. More than a century later, Tesla seems to be taking a page from Ford's playbook. Nissan makes big safety tech...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
Nissan makes big safety tech standard on most 2018 models

Nissan announced Thursday that it will make automatic emergency braking standard on the bulk of its 2018 passenger cars, crossovers, and SUVs in the United States. The move puts Nissan in line with only Toyota among major, full-line automakers that have made the collision-avoiding tech standard on...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  March 2016
Tesla Model 3 will debut with only two options: color and wheels

Henry Ford famously told people that they could order a Ford Model T in any color they liked, so long as it was black. More than a century later, Tesla seems to be taking a page from Ford's playbook. Speaking with investors yesterday, Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, said that the company will initially...Read More»

2018 Buick LaCrosse
Buick's mild hybrid, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia on track, Toyota out of Tesla, What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Buick LaCrosse: changes where you can't see them With its 2018 LaCrosse, Buick is making some notable changes just a year after the latest version brand's flagship four-door went on sale. You won't see anything at first glance, but the changes under the LaCrosse's hood add up to better fuel...Read More»

Texting while driving
Texas bans texting while driving

Texas has become one of the nation's last states to enact a ban on texting and driving. After numerous attempts over the course of a decade by lawmakers to ban texting while behind the wheel, this latest bill was signed into law today by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. It goes into effect Sept. 1, after...Read More»

2018 Buick LaCrosse
2018 Buick LaCrosse: changes where you can't see them

With its 2018 LaCrosse, Buick is making some notable changes just a year after the latest version brand's flagship four-door went on sale. You won't see anything at first glance, but the changes under the LaCrosse's hood add up to better fuel economy and a significantly lower base price. But the...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota bets on Linux, Faraday Future, Hyundai Kona Electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota owners to get Linux system instead of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. Hooray? Nearly two years ago, Toyota stunned much of the auto world when it revealed that it had no plans to offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on any of its vehicles. Instead, Toyota said that it was going to build an...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60, 2017 Geneva auto show
2018 Volvo XC60 redesigned, priced from $42,495

Looking like a scaled-down version of the automaker's XC90 crossover, the 2018 Volvo XC60 will arrive in dealers early this fall with a starting price that significantly undercuts its dated predecessor when they're optioned up to the same level. The 2018 XC60, available in Momentum, R-Design, and...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.