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2018 Camry, Rolls-Royce SUV, Electric car sales: What's New @ The Car Connection
2018 Camry, Rolls-Royce SUV, Electric car sales: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of Detroit reveal Toyota has given us our first look at the next-generation Camry and confirmed that the new mid-size sedan would make its first appearance at the Detroit auto show next month. EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 fuel economy goals No doubt about it...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry
2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of Detroit reveal

Toyota has given us our first look at the next-generation Camry and confirmed that the new mid-size sedan would make its first appearance at the Detroit auto show next month. The back fender of the new Camry looks to take plenty of cues from the current Toyota Prius (and by extension the Mirai)...Read More»

Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012
Safety advocates sue NHTSA to mandate automatic braking

Many of you seem underwhelmed by automatic emergency braking, but earlier this year, more than 20 auto brands vowed to make the technology standard on new vehicles by the year 2022. The only problem? Those vows aren't binding, which leaves car companies free to renege on their promises. The...Read More»

Gina McCarthy, nominee for Environmental Protection Agency administrator
EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 emissions goals

No doubt about it: 2016 has been the Year of WTF. The latest proof comes in the form of an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that it plans to maintain its current auto emissions goals for 2025. That wasn't what most observers expected. Then again, there may be more to this than...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Kuro concept, 2016 SEMA show
What's New for 2017: Mazda

Small independent automaker Mazda enters 2017 with a number of big changes to its lineup, including an all-new crossover, the first ever variation of its popular Miata sports car offered to Americans, and even some detail changes to its mainstream mid-size sedans and hatchback. Mazda continues to...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
What's New for 2017: Alfa Romeo

Not since 1993 have you been able to walk into an Alfa Romeo showroom in the United States and pick from more than just one model. Soon, however, Alfa Romeo will have three choices on offer: the Giulia compact sedan, the Stelvio compact crossover, and the 4C sports car in coupe and Spider droptop...Read More»

Otto self-driving truck prototype
Self-driving truck, AZ-built electric car, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Self-driving trucking company, Otto, broke Nevada law, but there aren't any penalties Self-driving trucking company Otto gambled big in Nevada last spring. According to Auto News, the payoff on that bet has been huge, but it's put Otto in hot water with regulators. Anti-Tesla ruling overturned in...Read More»

Tesla gallery at Nordstrom
Anti-Tesla ruling overturned in Virginia, company gets a second showroom in the state

Virginia has given birth to many things, including Thanksgiving, fraternities, and streaking. Today, the state was also home to some drama in Tesla's never-ending battle to sell its all-electric cars directly to consumers. The stage for the current saga was set back in September, when Tesla applied...Read More»

Otto self-driving truck prototype
Self-driving trucking company, Otto, broke Nevada law, but there aren't any penalties

Self-driving trucking company Otto gambled big in Nevada last spring. According to Auto News, the payoff on that bet has been huge, but it's put Otto in hot water with regulators. Back in October, Otto carried out a 120-mile beer delivery in Colorado. Ordinarily, that would've been no big deal, but...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V, Bentley Bentayga video review, New Smart ForTwo: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Honda CR-V first drive: Setting the standard Coming soon to just about every driveway on your block is the crossover you see here: Honda’s latest CR-V. Do you want automatic emergency braking in your next car? Our poll results Bit by bit, self-driving cars are edging into showrooms...Read More»

Lapo Elkann at Garage Italia Customs
Fiat heir Lapo Elkann probably faked his own kidnapping, definitely got arrested

We interrupt your regularly scheduled write-ups of recalls, reader surveys, and Dieselgate news for a story about a poor little rich kid who's in trouble with the law...again. The kid in question is the nattily dressed gent you see above: Lapo Elkann, an heir to the Fiat fortune and brother of Fiat...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
What's New for 2017: Honda

Deep in the midst of a total lineup revamp, Honda enters 2017 with an all-new version of its hugely popular CR-V crossover, a lot to talk about for its smaller Civic lineup, and the reboot of its pickup truck range. Needless to say, 2017 is a big year for Honda. And all this comes just after the...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V priced from $24,945

Honda's all-new CR-V crossover will hit dealers by the end of December with a lot more value than the outgoing model—but without a major price increase. The entry-level front-wheel drive CR-V LX sees its bottom line increase by just $200, to $24,945 including a mandatory $900 destination...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V first drive: Setting the standard

Coming soon to just about every driveway on your block is the crossover you see here: Honda’s latest CR-V. Yup, this latest redesign for the 2017 model year is that good. It takes what made the last CR-V the best-selling crossover in America and improves on every attribute. There’s more...Read More»

2017 Porsche 911
What's New for 2017: Porsche

Rather quickly, Porsche has gone from an automaker that offers an almost entirely turbocharged lineup. Although it's not fair to say that every Porsche is now boosted, the ones that mere mortals are most likely to buy now come standard with the whoosh of a turbocharger. That's because the venerable...Read More»

Automatic Emergency Braking graphic
Do you want automatic emergency braking in your next car? Our poll results

Bit by bit, self-driving cars are edging into showrooms. Lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and other features have slowly begun to shift the burden of driving away from humans and onto computers. By many estimates, chips and transistors will handle much of the driving in new vehicles...Read More»

If Car Commercials Were Honest (screencap from video by Cracked)
Is this the world's most brutally honest car ad?

The internet has forced all of us to grow up. It's presented us with streaming images of wars around the globe. It's changed our opinions of people we thought we knew. It's made us realize that innocent-sounding videos like "Two Girls, One Cup" may not be all that they seem. The internet has also...Read More»

Handing over car keys
Buying a car from another state? Here's a handy tip

The internet offers some exciting opportunities for automakers and dealerships--for example, Fiat Chrysler's new partnership with Amazon. But with those opportunities come plenty of headaches, and nowhere is that more apparent than when consumers shop across state lines. Of course, interstate...Read More»

2016 Nissan Titan
Nissan Titan XD recall, BMW 5 Wagon spied, Electric emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD recalled for fuel tank flaw Nissan is recalling select 2016 Titan Diesel XD pickups to address a problem with their fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired...Read More»

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