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2018 Honda Accord driven, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed, 2018 Nissan Leaf updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Honda Accord driven, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed, 2018 Nissan Leaf updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Accord prototype first drive: V-6 deep-sixed, and better The 2018 Honda Accord will be an all-new version of the popular mid-size sedan last redesigned for the 2013 model year. Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road Around...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord sedan prototype, Honda Tochigi R&D Center, Japan, June 2017
2018 Honda Accord prototype first drive: V-6 deep-sixed, and better

The 2018 Honda Accord will be an all-new version of the popular mid-size sedan last redesigned for the 2013 model year. The 10th-generation Accord will ride on new underpinnings, and use a pair of revised 4-cylinder engines, eliminating the previous V-6 that's been the top engine option for many...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Second recall for the 2017 Santa Fe Sport focuses on seat belt problem

Yesterday, Hyundai recalled more than 437,000 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles from the 2013-2017 model years to fix a potentially dangerous problem with their hood latches. Today, the 2017 Santa Fe is the subject of another recall--this one stemming from a problem with the crossover's seat...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Report: Bosch created software on Volkswagen and FCA diesels accused of emissions cheats

You thought Dieselgate was over, right? Volkswagen admitted wrongdoing, it agreed to some massive fines, case closed. Not so fast. As many have been saying all along, Volkswagen didn't pull off its dastardly deeds alone. One of its supplier sidekicks, Bosch, has already shelled out $327 million for...Read More»

2017 Made in America Auto Index (via the Kogod School of Business)
Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road

Around this time every year, the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. publishes its "Made in America Auto Index." It's a study of vehicles made for the U.S. market that aims to show which are the "most American." What, exactly, makes an "American" car? Decades ago...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
Volvo XC60, Audi A5 Sportback, Honda Clarity: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD first drive: a timely reboot When are car companies most like computers? Forget about the future of self-driving cars, or Wall Street’s drive to turn Detroit into Silicon Valley, and vice versa. Hyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD first drive: a timely reboot

When are car companies most like computers? Forget about the future of self-driving cars, or Wall Street’s drive to turn Detroit into Silicon Valley, and vice versa. Car companies act like Apples when they need a reboot. That’s where Volvo found itself just a few years ago, with an...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published two large recalls from Hyundai this morning. Combined, they affect nearly 600,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2013-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport UNITS AFFECTED: 437,400 This recall is the result of a problem with...Read More»

Apple's 'Do Not Disturb' feature for drivers
Apple iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' update aims to curb distracted driving

Distracted driving has been a problem since the first motorists slid behind steering wheels. Eating, smoking, talking to friends, and flipping through radio stations have caused countless accidents over the years and an untold number of deaths. But the situation has become worse with the rise of...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016
Tesla Model 3, Nissan automatic braking, Subaru BRZ tS: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model 3 will debut with only two options: color and wheels Henry Ford famously told people that they could order a Ford Model T in any color they liked, so long as it was black. More than a century later, Tesla seems to be taking a page from Ford's playbook. Nissan makes big safety tech...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
Nissan makes big safety tech standard on most 2018 models

Nissan announced Thursday that it will make automatic emergency braking standard on the bulk of its 2018 passenger cars, crossovers, and SUVs in the United States. The move puts Nissan in line with only Toyota among major, full-line automakers that have made the collision-avoiding tech standard on...Read More»

2004 Mazda RX-8
2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled to stop fuel pump leaks, suspension failures

The Mazda RX-8 stopped rolling off the assembly lines in 2012, but it remains alive and well in the hearts of fans. And also, in two recalls issued this morning: RECALL #1: 2004 Mazda RX-8 UNITS AFFECTED: 35,332 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this recall stems from...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  March 2016
Tesla Model 3 will debut with only two options: color and wheels

Henry Ford famously told people that they could order a Ford Model T in any color they liked, so long as it was black. More than a century later, Tesla seems to be taking a page from Ford's playbook. Speaking with investors yesterday, Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, said that the company will initially...Read More»

2018 Buick LaCrosse
Buick's mild hybrid, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia on track, Toyota out of Tesla, What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Buick LaCrosse: changes where you can't see them With its 2018 LaCrosse, Buick is making some notable changes just a year after the latest version brand's flagship four-door went on sale. You won't see anything at first glance, but the changes under the LaCrosse's hood add up to better fuel...Read More»

Texting while driving
Texas bans texting while driving

Texas has become one of the nation's last states to enact a ban on texting and driving. After numerous attempts over the course of a decade by lawmakers to ban texting while behind the wheel, this latest bill was signed into law today by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. It goes into effect Sept. 1, after...Read More»

2018 Buick LaCrosse
2018 Buick LaCrosse: changes where you can't see them

With its 2018 LaCrosse, Buick is making some notable changes just a year after the latest version brand's flagship four-door went on sale. You won't see anything at first glance, but the changes under the LaCrosse's hood add up to better fuel economy and a significantly lower base price. But the...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota bets on Linux, Faraday Future, Hyundai Kona Electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota owners to get Linux system instead of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. Hooray? Nearly two years ago, Toyota stunned much of the auto world when it revealed that it had no plans to offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on any of its vehicles. Instead, Toyota said that it was going to build an...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60, 2017 Geneva auto show
2018 Volvo XC60 redesigned, priced from $42,495

Looking like a scaled-down version of the automaker's XC90 crossover, the 2018 Volvo XC60 will arrive in dealers early this fall with a starting price that significantly undercuts its dated predecessor when they're optioned up to the same level. The 2018 XC60, available in Momentum, R-Design, and...Read More»

Revenue projections for the passenger economy through 2050 (via Strategy Analytics)
Study: Self-driving cars will be a $7 trillion industry by 2050

In the 1960s, it was plastics. In the 1990s, it was ecommerce. And in the 2040s, many of the world's movers and shakers will likely be working on autonomous cars--at least according to one new study. That study is called Accelerating the Future: The Economic Impact of the Emerging Passenger...Read More»

2018 Toyota C-HR
Toyota owners to get Linux system instead of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. Hooray?

Nearly two years ago, Toyota stunned much of the auto world when it revealed that it had no plans to offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on any of its vehicles. Instead, Toyota said that it was going to build an infotainment system of its own. New reports indicate that work on that system is...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Consumers giving up cars?, Porsche Panamera 4S driven, Cadillac CT6 driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Auto industry nightmare: consumers are giving up cars for good Unprecedented changes are taking place in today's auto industry. Companies old (e.g. Ford, Toyota) and new (e.g. Tesla, Waymo) are working overtime to make cars that run on battery power, drive themselves, and function as taxis. 2017...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
Auto industry nightmare: consumers are giving up cars for good

Unprecedented changes are taking place in today's auto industry. Companies old (e.g. Ford, Toyota) and new (e.g. Tesla, Waymo) are working overtime to make cars that run on battery power, drive themselves, and function as taxis. They're doing all that to prepare for a future 10 or 20 years down the...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Mazda CX-5 driven, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon deep dive, Paris climate pact: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring first drive At last count, there are roughly 75 billion different compact crossovers on the market vying to become your next family car. Elon Musk is ready to ditch Donald Trump over Paris Agreement pull-out Today at 3pm Eastern Time, Donald Trump will announce whether...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring first drive

At last count, there are roughly 75 billion different compact crossovers on the market vying to become your next family car. Well, maybe that's an overstatement. But in this crowded corner of the automotive world, each crossover needs to do at least something better than its rivals. Enter the 2017...Read More»

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