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Tesla Replaces Entry-Level Model S With $75,000 Model S 70D, Boasting 240-Mile Range

Tesla Replaces Entry-Level Model S With $75,000 Model S 70D, Boasting 240-Mile Range

Last October, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk unveiled "The D" -- a performance package for the company's Model S sedan. As of this morning, Green Car Reports says that a $75,000 D-enhanced version of the Model S has officially become Tesla's entry-level car. You might not think that "$75,000" and... read more

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Dealers Gear Up To Fund GOP Presidential Candidates, But Will Tesla Supporters Lose Out?

It's no surprise that U.S. auto dealers and dealer networks skew heavily Republican. The GOP has built a reputation as being pro-business and anti-regulation -- stances that... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
2016 Kia Optima, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Kia Optima, 2016 Lexus RX, 2016 Smart ForTwo: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Kia Optima Video Preview The Kia Optima has been a surprise—well, maybe not to Kia, but to the rest of the world. In the past it was an... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Fiat Chrysler Hit With Nearly $150 Million Fine For Jeep Grand Cherokee Death

Late last week, a jury in Decatur, Georgia found Chrysler Group LLC (now, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) guilty for the 2012 death of four-year-old Remington Walden. Walden died... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
2016 Kia Sorento

2016 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

There’s no market more hotly contested right now than the mid-size crossover segment, and with popular models like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos

2016 Hyundai Tucson, 2016 Toyota RAV4, 2016 Ford Taurus: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Hyundai Tucson Preview Here in America, we’re hitting peak crossover. It’s not enough to have one or two family-friendly... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

New York City Wants To Make Car Loans More Transparent & Eliminate Dealer Markups

Earlier today, we reported that the Department of Justice had launched an investigation of U.S. auto lending practices. Specifically, the DOJ is concerned that minority... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
Honda Civic Concept, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Kia Optima, 2016 Lexus RX, 2016 Honda Civic: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Kia Optima Preview For Kia, the current generation of the Optima sedan has been a very good thing, as it’s pushed the brand’s... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
Money and car keys

DOJ: Minorities May Have Been Unfairly Targeted With Deceptive Loans

Following the Great Recession, credit dried up, dealing a brutal blow to the auto industry. Lenders tightened up so much that even people boasting fairly good credit scores... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
Traffic

The Worst Cities In The World For Rush Hour Traffic

How bad is your daily commute? Do you try to get to your desk early or leave late to avoid traffic? You're not alone: according to TomTom, Planet Earth's commuters waste an... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
2016 Cadillac CT6, 2015 New York Auto Show

Distracted Driving, 2016 Chevy Malibu, 2016 Cadillac CT6: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Preview The 2016 Chevy Malibu is one of GM's most familiar nameplates, and in the modern era, it's been a family-car mainstay... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

Should NHTSA Be Able To Stop Sales Of Flawed Cars On Its Own?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversees a long, thorough process for recalling flawed vehicles. It collects complaints, launches investigations, and... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Texas Study Suggests That Distracted Driving Laws Should Target Women

We make a lot of assumptions about distracted driving. More often than not, we assume the culprits are teens tethered to their smartphones, but numerous studies have shown... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
McLaren 570S Coupe

2015 Toyota Yaris, Accord Vs. Legacy, McLaren 570S: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Toyota Yaris Review As Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris slots below the best-selling Corolla and Camry sedans. While it's not necessarily... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Auto loan

Shopping For A Car Can Put A Dent In Your Credit Score

Today, many Americans have a pretty solid understanding of how credit scores work. Thanks to the internet and the many, many resources it offers, we know what makes scores go... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
Lincoln Continental concept

2016 Mazda CX-5, Tesla Lovefest, Lincoln Continental Concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Mazda CX-5 Review The Mazda CX-5 scores big points with the editors at The Car Connection, and a quick look and a short drive are enough to... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 

 
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