News

Most beautiful cars, downside of self-driving cars, Porsche 917 replica: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Most beautiful cars, downside of self-driving cars, Porsche 917 replica: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Stop-traffic gorgeous: Here are the most beautiful cars of 2016 If beauty is pain, there are just some cars worth suffering. Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Lotus—we're looking at you. The downside of self-driving cars: fewer organs for transplants? Self-driving cars will change the world, and...Read More»

FDNY Ambulance
The downside of self-driving cars: fewer organs for transplants?

Self-driving cars will change the world, and according to most analysts, those changes will be for the better: fewer traffic accidents, fewer fatalities and injuries, smoother-flowing traffic, better fuel economy, and so on. However, there are a couple of downsides. For example, autonomous cars...Read More»

Driving Dogs
Californians can now legally break into cars to rescue animals

By now, everyone knows that it's a terrible idea to leave pets in cars, especially during the warmer months. And yet, we've all seen pets trapped in cars. Sometimes, owners crack their car windows thinking that will help keep interior temperatures low, but in fact, it doesn't do much. Even on a...Read More»

Infiniti QX50 concept, 2017 Detroit auto show
Infiniti previews next-gen QX50 with concept car

Infiniti's QX50 is starting to look and feel a little gray around its temples—but the automaker has a new model on its way. Before Nissan's luxury division shows off the next-generation QX50, which will likely arrive as a 2018 or 2019 model, a thinly-veiled concept car is headed to January's...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata could agree to fines of $1 billion in the U.S.

Takata has been on a losing streak for the past couple of years, but new reports suggest that the beleaguered Japanese parts supplier could soon slide much, much deeper into the red. Insiders say that within the next few weeks, the company may agree to pony up $1 billion to settle a criminal...Read More»

2014 Ram Heavy Duty 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-6
FCA's diesel crisis, Infiniti QX50 concept, Trump on ethanol: What’s New @ The Car Connection

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...Read More»

2014 Ram Heavy Duty 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-6
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»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.