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Volkswagen teases another bus-like concept coming to Detroit
Volkswagen teases another bus-like concept coming to Detroit

The Volkswagen bus may have disappeared from the States a while ago, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from teasing us with potential replacements. The latest van concept will make its way to Detroit in January, this time riding atop VW's modular electric platform, dubbed MEB. Like Yogi Berra...Read More»

2017 Maserati Levante
What's New for 2017: Maserati

There's something stirring about Maserati—the images the brand evokes, the style of its products, and even its gloriously Italian name. Add to that list the new Levante: Maserati's long-awaited crossover has finally arrived, about half a decade after it was first predicted. The Levante is set...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
What's New for 2017: Toyota

There's good reason to pick up a 2017 Toyota—the automaker has take the laudable effort of making some very important safety tech standard on almost all of its models for the new year. That tech is bundled in what the company calls its Toyota Safety Sense. Technically, there are two different...Read More»

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]
What's New for 2017: Smart

After a redesign last year, the Smart Fortwo—that's for two passengers—lineup expands for 2017 with a new convertible version aimed at those who want to go al fresco in the city and a new all-electric model for those who don't have too far to go. Smarts are sold in certain Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series
2017 BMW 5-Series priced from $52,195

BMW's all-new 2017 5-Series mid-size sedan will sticker for about $1,000 more than its predecessor, the German automaker announced today. The 5-Series is destined for showrooms just before Valentine's Day—so you've still got some time to save up if chocolates simply aren't going to be enough...Read More»

UK flag (aka the Union Jack)
UK wants to stop distracted driving by making it easy to disable drivers' phones

Like their counterparts around the world, officials in the United Kingdom are sick and tired of distracted driving. Sadly, education campaigns haven't done much to encourage drivers to stop texting and checking email behind the wheel--in fact, the number of motorists who admit to using a mobile...Read More»

2017 Ford GT in the wind tunnel
10 ways new gas-mileage standards will reshape what Americans drive

Gas may be less than two bucks a gallon right now, but that doesn't mean that automakers aren't working hard to make cars use less fuel. Through 2025, U.S. fuel-economy regulations get increasing stiffer, requiring automakers to get to a fleet-wide average above 40 mpg combined on the window...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
VW's $2.9 billion fine, Volvo goes public, renewable energy under Trump: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen, Bosch to pay an additional $2.9 billion for Dieselgate Volkswagen's Dieselgate bill is growing by leaps and bounds. Today alone, reports indicate that total has soared by more than $2.6 billion due to the cost of fines, repairs, buybacks, and compensation to owners of the company's...Read More»

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's New for 2017: Mitsubishi

Yeah, those are tumbleweeds you're seeing in your local Mitsubishi dealer's parking lot. The three-diamond brand that once showed so much promise is definitely in the midst of its darkest days yet. But the vultures aren't circling any longer. The brand's Mirage lineup has been given a buff new look...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
What's New for 2017: Ford

Although there are no all-new models in Ford dealerships this year—aside from the ultra-rare GT supercar that's not exactly bound to take up space on the lot—the Blue Oval brand still has a host of updates worth discussing. The biggest and most important changes occur within the F-150...Read More»

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Volkswagen, Bosch to pay an additional $2.9 billion for Dieselgate

Volkswagen's Dieselgate bill is growing by leaps and bounds. Today alone, reports indicate that total has soared by more than $2.6 billion due to the cost of fines, repairs, buybacks, and compensation to owners of the company's less-than-clean diesels. One of Volkswagen's chief suppliers, Bosch...Read More»

2017 Jaguar XJ
What's New for 2017: Jaguar

If you haven't been in a Jaguar dealership lately, things are going to look a lot different than they did just a few years ago. That's mostly because Jaguar has finally succumbed to pressure—or evolved, depending on your perspective—to the SUV and crossover craze. The company's F-Pace...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental
What's New for 2017: Lincoln

Mid-century modern style is in right now and the folks at Ford's premium brand, Lincoln, are hoping that they can ride that same wave of nostalgia. That's not to say that the latest crop of Lincolns to hit dealers is simply a rehash of the '60s; instead, the division hopes to rekindle some of the...Read More»

2016 Dodge Durango
Ram 1500, Dodge Durango investigated for rollaway risk: 1,000,000 U.S. vehicles affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV after more than three dozen owners complained that their vehicles had rolled away while parked. If the investigation reveals evidence of a persistent problem with the two...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Autonomous Chrysler minivan, Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied, BMW 530e iPerformance: What's New @ The Car Connection

Waymo & FCA are building 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans For years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has been searching for a partner--a company to help FCA develop and build tomorrow's cars. He first tried hooking up with General Motors and Ford, both of which...Read More»

2017 Infiniti Q50
What's New for 2017: Infiniti

Nissan's luxury brand is in the midst of a reinvention—although this isn't the first time that Infiniti has sought to regroup and reboot. Then again, none of Infiniti's previous efforts have had quite the global implications Infiniti has today. Perhaps more importantly, the brand hasn't had...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Honda Odyssey debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 Honda Odyssey teased ahead of Detroit debut

The minivan wars are heating up this winter. Honda will take to the stage at next month's Detroit auto show with its fifth-generation Odyssey minivan, which arrives just months after arch-rival Chrysler reinvigorated its people-carrier lineup with the new-for-2017 Pacifica. Today, Honda released a...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014
Volkswagen to pay $200 million for cheating 3.0-liter diesels (but how much will owners get?)

In September 2015, Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal first began making headlines. Now, more than a year later, the gift that's given both nonstop headlines and harmful levels of pollutants is giving something else: $200 million in federal fines. That money is part of the company's settlement with...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo & FCA are building 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans

For years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has been searching for a partner--a company to help FCA develop and build tomorrow's cars. He first tried hooking up with General Motors and Ford, both of which shot him down. Then in April, he hit up Google. By early May, it was clear that...Read More»

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