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What a human evolved to withstand a car crash might look like

What a human evolved to withstand a car crash might look like

When it comes to auto safety, advocates Down Under really know how to drive a point home. A couple of years ago, the New Zealand Transport Agency (which is roughly equivalent to America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), created an emotionally powerful video about the dangers of...

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: MD, MA, NY file suits; BMW diesels delayed; South Korean sales stop

Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced that it was getting out of the diesel business--at least in the U.S., and at least for the forseeable future. That was undoubtedly the... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla's master plan 2.0, Genesis G80, Mazda diesel: What's New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Elon Musk's master plan 2.0 includes a defense of Tesla Autopilot (also: hello, Tesla Semi!) On July 10, Tesla's outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 HFE, Denver, CO, April 2016

Ram pickup could spawn new full-size SUV

Body-on-frame full-size SUVs may have a future after all, if a new report about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' next-generation Ram 1500 is to be believed. According to the USA... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW X5

Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5: Compare Cars

The 2016 Volvo XC90 and the 2016 BMW X5 are large luxury utility vehicles for buyers offering European cachet with all-wheel-drive hauling capacity. Each was its maker's... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Outlander recalled for corrosion

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 175,000 vehicles from the 2002-2013 model years to address a potential corrosion problem. The issue affects the front lower control arms, which... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road

Toyota adds new TRD Off Road package to 4Runner

Toyota is expanding its TRD subbrand's presence with a new TRD Off Road trim level for the 2017 version of its popular 4Runner SUV. Essentially replacing last year's Trail... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk's master plan 2.0 includes a defense of Tesla Autopilot (also: hello, Tesla Semi!)

On July 10, Tesla's outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted about a "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2". The world wondered: what will such a plan include? Will it be exciting... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
Prototype Volkswagen 7-Seat Crossover

Volkswagen crossover, Koenigsegg crash, Tesla drag race: What's New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: First Ride: Volkswagen's new 7-seat, 3-row crossover By Volkswagen’s own admission, its new seven seat midsize crossover is incomplete... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2009 Chevrolet Impala

2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala recalled for airbag problem: 289,000 vehicles affected

Nearly a year ago, General Motors recalled the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala for a problem affecting the car's passenger detection system, which activates and disables the... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
Prototype Volkswagen 7-Seat Crossover

First ride: Volkswagen's new 7-seat, 3-row crossover

By Volkswagen’s own admission, its new seven seat midsize crossover is incomplete. That’s because the upcoming model set to go on sale by year’s end was... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius V

2017 Toyota Prius V, Takata airbag update, Shelby GT350 Mustang: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Toyota Prius V Preview The 2017 Toyota Prius V wagon is the most spacious and largest member of the Prius hybrid family, now in its sixth year... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)

Audit: Takata hid info about failed airbags

Takata's no-good, very bad month year decade has taken another sharp turn south: an audit has revealed that the supplier altered test results to make its airbag inflators... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

VW to bow out of diesels–for now

Beleaguered Volkswagen says that it is done selling diesel-powered cars in the United States, at least for now. Automotive News reports that the engine's future is in doubt... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

GM dodges some, but not all, Switchgate lawsuits

Last week was something of a roller coaster for General Motors and its legal team. On Wednesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that GM could indeed be sued for... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

EPA lowers 54.5 mpg goal: technology is there, but shoppers aren't interested

If you're a fan of eco-friendly cars, we have good news, bad news, and good news. The good news is, a new report says that automakers already have the technology they need to... read more July 19, 2016 by


 


 
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