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Fiat Chysler faces its own Dieselgate crisis: second lawsuit filed by Dodge & Ram truck owners
Fiat Chysler faces its own Dieselgate crisis: second lawsuit filed by Dodge & Ram truck owners

Last month, we told you that owners of Dodge and Ram trucks were suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and one of its suppliers, Cummins, for equipping diesel pickups with defeat devices engineered to cheat on emissions tests. Now, a similar lawsuit has been filed by a second group of angry owners. Like...Read More»

2016 Buick Verano Hatchback, 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show
Lowest-rated cars of 2016, China fines GM, Jannarelly Design-1: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Not bad meaning good: The lowest-rated cars of 2016 As far as technological achievements measured only between today and 1940 go, there are no bad cars on the road. When you start measuring modern cars against each other, things start to look a little different. China fines General Motors $29...Read More»

2009 Ford Fusion
2007-2009 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan investigated for brake failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation of 2007, 2008, and 2009 models of the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan. According to an agency bulletin, 141 owners of those vehicles have complained about problems with their brakes. Each of those complaints involves...Read More»

Cadillac in China
China fines General Motors $29 million for price-fixing

Here in America, the president-elect has spent plenty of time talking about his plans for de-regulation. Across the Pacific, however, there's no sign that China has any such intention of scaling back government oversight. In fact, Beijing regulators are now gearing up to fine General Motors 201...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
Most researched cars, Autoliv airbag recall, Ford GT prototype: What’s New @ The Car Connection

These were the most researched cars of 2016 Shopping for cars has never been more intimidating for buyers. Along with hundreds of models from which to choose, there are countless trims, packages, and options awaiting further scrutiny from car shoppers once they've landed on a model—assuming...Read More»

Carl the Dummy from Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
Another airbag recall crisis is brewing--this time, from Autoliv

2016 was dominated by some pretty major headlines: Brexit, Trump, Bowie/Prince/Zsa Zsa. In fact, it was so full of Big News that many folks are already looking forward to a kinder, gentler 2017. According to one Swedish auto parts supplier, though, the new year may be anything but quiet. In fact...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber self-driving cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, 2018 VW Golf R: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uber shifts self-driving cars from CA to AZ after governor tweets an invite After months of not-so-secretly testing its fleet of self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, Uber announced that the public would be able to begin riding in the cars on December 14. That was apparently too much for the...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber shifts self-driving cars from CA to AZ after governor tweets an invite

What a weird couple of weeks it's been for Uber. After months of not-so-secretly testing its fleet of self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, Uber announced that the public would be able to begin riding in the cars on December 14. That was apparently too much for the California Department of Motor...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model X
What's New for 2017: Tesla

Don't think of Tesla as a car company. It's not, even though it produces vehicles with four wheels and tires that can take you from point A to (an increasingly distant) point B. Instead, Tesla is a tech company and its products don't exactly follow a model year cadence, except where required by the...Read More»

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom
What's New for 2017: Rolls-Royce

Life's good at the top—but it doesn't change very often, at least if Rolls-Royce is an indicator of how things are going for the 1 percent. Although Rolls-Royce still isn't offering (or at least not advertising) a clubbed baby seal interior hide, the brand will do just about anything else you...Read More»

2017 Audi Allroad
What's New for 2017: Audi

Audi's lineup doesn't grow for 2017, but there are some substantial changes. For one, the brand's strong-selling A4 has finally been redesigned—and the wait was worthwhile. The latest A4 may look derivative of its predecessor, but behind its similar facade is one of the most high-tech cars on...Read More»

2017 Bentley Mulsanne, Bavarian press drive 2016
What's New for 2017: Bentley

Would Bentley founder W.O. Bentley roll over in his grave if he knew the brand to bear his name now has an SUV in its lineup? We bet he'd be quite proud of the Bentayga. It's an amazing vehicle that rides and handles like nothing else on the road—and yet it retains enough off-road capability...Read More»

2017 Lexus RC F
What's New for 2017: Lexus

With its edgy "spindle grille" look now firmly entrenched in its brand identity, Lexus is turning its sights on making making its lineup live up to the new look. To that end, the big news right now is definitely the upcoming arrival of the Lexus LC sports coupe. It's the successor to the SC, a...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: handling winter weather

Our long-term Pilot is safely out of the snow belt now, but its short winter stint in the Great White North was just enough to give it a heavy dose of winter. Spending the summer and fall months in the Midwest gave our Pilot exposure to kids, dogs, family road trips, and of course, the Home Depot...Read More»

Teaser for Audi Q8 concept debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
Audi goes even more upmarket with Q8 Concept

About a year before the production model is set to go on sale, Audi will take to the stage at the Detroit auto show in January with a glimpse into its next production model—the Q8 Concept. What's set to be shown in Detroit will be badged a concept, but if the teaser sketches the German...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
What's New for 2017: Mercedes-Benz

For 2017, Mercedes-Benz has redesigned its bread-and-butter model: the E-Class. Although not every new E-Class variant has been shown off yet (in typical Mercedes fashion, there will be many), the sedan that's on the market now is one of the most advanced vehicles available at any price. It can...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model X
Tesla tops owner satisfaction survey; Fiat, not so much

If you could do it all over again, would you buy the car you're driving now? That's the question Consumer Reports asked 300,000 owners of vehicles from the 2014-2017 model-years. Their responses form the basis of the company's 2016 Owner Satisfaction Survey. What's interesting about this particular...Read More»

2017 Jaguar XF S
Jaguar Land Rover recalls, Audi Q8 concept, Chinese subsidy cheating: What's New @ The Car Connection

2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque, 2013 Jaguar XF investigated following rollaway complaints Earlier this week, we reported on an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV stemming from 43 reports that the vehicles had rolled away while in "park". However, those aren't the only models...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Discovery
What's New for 2017: Land Rover

What's old is new again for 2017 for the venerable Land Rover nameplate. The British icon has brought back its Discovery nameplate for an all-new model. Globally, it's actually the fifth-generation Discovery, but the third- and fourth-generation models sold in the United States were badged as LR3...Read More»

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