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What's New for 2017: Audi
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»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: handling winter weather

Our long-term Pilot is safely out of the snow belt now, but its short winter stint in the Great White North was just enough to give it a heavy dose of winter. Spending the summer and fall months in the Midwest gave our Pilot exposure to kids, dogs, family road trips, and of course, the Home Depot...Read More»

Teaser for Audi Q8 concept debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
Audi goes even more upmarket with Q8 Concept

About a year before the production model is set to go on sale, Audi will take to the stage at the Detroit auto show in January with a glimpse into its next production model—the Q8 Concept. What's set to be shown in Detroit will be badged a concept, but if the teaser sketches the German...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
What's New for 2017: Mercedes-Benz

For 2017, Mercedes-Benz has redesigned its bread-and-butter model: the E-Class. Although not every new E-Class variant has been shown off yet (in typical Mercedes fashion, there will be many), the sedan that's on the market now is one of the most advanced vehicles available at any price. It can...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model X
Tesla tops owner satisfaction survey; Fiat, not so much

If you could do it all over again, would you buy the car you're driving now? That's the question Consumer Reports asked 300,000 owners of vehicles from the 2014-2017 model-years. Their responses form the basis of the company's 2016 Owner Satisfaction Survey. What's interesting about this particular...Read More»

2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot recalled to prevent potential stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 50,000 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot vehicles from the 2016 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles could be prone to stalling. The underlying problem with the...Read More»

2017 Jaguar XF S
Jaguar Land Rover recalls, Audi Q8 concept, Chinese subsidy cheating: What's New @ The Car Connection

2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque, 2013 Jaguar XF investigated following rollaway complaints Earlier this week, we reported on an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV stemming from 43 reports that the vehicles had rolled away while in "park". However, those aren't the only models...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Discovery
What's New for 2017: Land Rover

What's old is new again for 2017 for the venerable Land Rover nameplate. The British icon has brought back its Discovery nameplate for an all-new model. Globally, it's actually the fifth-generation Discovery, but the third- and fourth-generation models sold in the United States were badged as LR3...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XF
2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque, 2013 Jaguar XF investigated following rollaway complaints

Earlier this week, we reported on an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV stemming from 43 reports that the vehicles had rolled away while in "park". However, those aren't the only models being scrutinized following rollaway complaints: the 2012-2014 Land Rover Ranger Rover...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
California lives up to its threat, forces Uber's self-driving cars off the road

For more than a week, tensions have run high in San Francisco due to a stand-off between the California Department of Motor Vehicles and ride-sharing giant, Uber. We're happy to report, however, that the confrontation over self-driving cars has finally come to an end: the DMV prevailed by forcing...Read More»

Teaser photo for next Volkswagen I.D. electric-car concept, to be shown at 2017 Detroit Auto Show
VW bus concept, winter tires, Michigan's hybrid fees: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen teases another bus-like concept coming to Detroit The Volkswagen bus may have disappeared from the States a while ago, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from teasing us with potential replacements. What's New for 2017: Maserati There's something stirring about Maserati—the...Read More»

Teaser photo for next Volkswagen I.D. electric-car concept, to be shown at 2017 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen teases another bus-like concept coming to Detroit

The Volkswagen bus may have disappeared from the States a while ago, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from teasing us with potential replacements. The latest van concept will make its way to Detroit in January, this time riding atop VW's modular electric platform, dubbed MEB. Like Yogi Berra...Read More»

2017 Maserati Levante
What's New for 2017: Maserati

There's something stirring about Maserati—the images the brand evokes, the style of its products, and even its gloriously Italian name. Add to that list the new Levante: Maserati's long-awaited crossover has finally arrived, about half a decade after it was first predicted. The Levante is set...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
What's New for 2017: Toyota

There's good reason to pick up a 2017 Toyota—the automaker has take the laudable effort of making some very important safety tech standard on almost all of its models for the new year. That tech is bundled in what the company calls its Toyota Safety Sense. Technically, there are two different...Read More»

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]
What's New for 2017: Smart

After a redesign last year, the Smart Fortwo—that's for two passengers—lineup expands for 2017 with a new convertible version aimed at those who want to go al fresco in the city and a new all-electric model for those who don't have too far to go. Smarts are sold in certain Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series
2017 BMW 5-Series priced from $52,195

BMW's all-new 2017 5-Series mid-size sedan will sticker for about $1,000 more than its predecessor, the German automaker announced today. The 5-Series is destined for showrooms just before Valentine's Day—so you've still got some time to save up if chocolates simply aren't going to be enough...Read More»

UK flag (aka the Union Jack)
UK wants to stop distracted driving by making it easy to disable drivers' phones

Like their counterparts around the world, officials in the United Kingdom are sick and tired of distracted driving. Sadly, education campaigns haven't done much to encourage drivers to stop texting and checking email behind the wheel--in fact, the number of motorists who admit to using a mobile...Read More»

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