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

2017 Honda Accord
The average new car, Lambo Aventador S, Woz's Tesla: What's New @ The Car Connection

Car buyers in 2016 paid an average of $34,077, a record high Did you buy a new car this year? If you answered "yes", chances are good that you paid around $34,077 for it, when all was said and done. 2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: how smart is its infotainment system? As we barrel past 13,000...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Chevrolet Traverse debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
Chevrolet teases 2018 Traverse ahead of auto show debut

Chevrolet is set to take the wraps off of an all-new Traverse three-row crossover SUV next month at the Detroit auto show. Unlike the GMC Acadia, the Traverse won't downsize. Although it will ride on an all-new architecture and is expected to feature a new V-6 and 8-speed automatic combination...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: how smart is its infotainment system?

As we barrel past 13,000 miles in our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot you might say we've covered quite a bit of ground in the large, three-row crossover SUV. Before this, we spent more than our fair share of time behind the wheel of multiple Pilots in its run-up to being named The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2017 Volvo S60
What's New for 2017: Volvo

Few brands have been through a turnaround quite like Volvo. The last bastion of Sweden's once-thriving car industry, Volvo is in the midst of a heck of a product renaissance. In the last 18 months, Volvo has launched a new flagship SUV—the XC90—and a new flagship sedan—the...Read More»

Money and car keys
Car buyers in 2016 paid an average of $34,077, a record high

Did you buy a new car this year? If you answered "yes", chances are good that you paid around $34,077 for it, when all was said and done. That figure is the average transaction price for new cars sold in 2016, and it marks an all-time high according to Edmunds.com. In worse news for shoppers, the...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
California vs. Uber, 10,000th McLaren, Trump appoints Musk: What's New @ The Car Connection

Well, that was fast: California puts the brakes on Uber's self-driving fleet Yesterday, we told you that Uber had brought its test-fleet of self-driving vehicles to San Francisco, and that the California Department of Motor Vehicles was not amused. Electric-car startup Lucid shows off first...Read More»

Repo Man
Big trends for 2017: rising interest rates and auto loan delinquencies

There are only about two weeks left in 2016, and that means two things: it's time for a host of year-end wrap ups and plenty of predictions about 2017. We'll leave the year-in-review article for another time (because, of course, a lot could still happen in the last 15 days of December), but...Read More»

2016 GMC Acadia
What's New for 2017: GMC

With one fell swoop, General Motors' GMC division is finally acting like an independent entity. That's the affect of the 2017 GMC Acadia, a model that finally moves away from its Chevrolet and Buick siblings. True, the Acadia is related to the Cadillac XT5, but the two models don't look, feel, and...Read More»

Lucid Air
Electric-car startup Lucid shows off first production model: can it top Tesla?

Historians will probably have lots to say about Tesla Motors and its effect on America's auto industry. For starters, the company has chipped away at decades-old franchise laws, which prohibit automakers from selling directly to consumers. Those laws have resulted in the current model of car sales...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Well, that was fast: California puts the brakes on Uber's self-driving fleet

Yesterday, we told you that Uber had brought its test-fleet of self-driving vehicles to San Francisco, and that the California Department of Motor Vehicles was not amused. Apparently, "not amused" would be an understatement. Within hours of yesterday's launch of the pilot program--which mirrors the...Read More»

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