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VW to bow out of diesels–for now

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 beyond 2019, although the automaker hasn't publicly ruled out a diesel powertrain. “We are not stopping diesel. Wherever...

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2017 Ford Super Duty

Ford says new Super Duty can drag 20 tons, no tree stump safe

The latest salvo in the heavy duty pickup arms race comes from Ford, and it's a shot fired up the noses of Ram and General Motors. Ford announced Monday that its new 2017... read more July 18, 2016 by

2017 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento rated Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

The addition of an optional automatic emergency braking system has elevated the Kia Sorento to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest crash test assessment... read more July 18, 2016 by

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GM's truck trash-talk didn't persuade shoppers, but cash might've

Someone wiser than us once said that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Apparently, the same holds true in truck advertising: as recent sales stats... read more July 18, 2016 by

Pokemon Go

Yes, parents: you can block Pokemon Go in your car

Depending on your perspective (and possibly, your age), Pokemon Go is either the worst trend to hit America since Car Lashes, or it's a fantastic game that encourages... read more July 18, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Nissan Sentra recalled for electrical glitch

Nissan is recalling select Nissan Sentra vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a potential electrical problem that could boost the chances of a crash. According to the... read more July 18, 2016 by

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

2017 Honda Ridgeline, Pilot vs. Explorer, BMW 1-Series sedan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Review The vast majority of truck sales come in the form of full-size pickups. Not all of those are driven by need: as it is... read more July 18, 2016 by

2016 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer: Compare Cars

If you're in charge of the carpool and looking for something new, a three-row crossover SUV should be among the top vehicles on your shopping list. Few of these big wagons... read more July 15, 2016 by

2017 GMC Acadia

Ford Explorer vs. GMC Acadia: Compare Cars

Looking for a three-row, mid-size crossover? Then you're probably cross-shopping a few likely nameplates. You might be looking at a Honda Pilot, Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee... read more July 15, 2016 by

MariClaRo weekender bag made from a 1952 Mercedes W186 - 300 Adenauer Cabriolet

Car couture: luxury luggage made from Porsche 911s, vintage Cadillacs, more

If you follow fashion news, you might've noticed that Cadillac signed on as the first-ever automotive sponsor of New York Fashion Week for men. But Cadillac cars are making a... read more July 15, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla misses targets, cuts prices, testifies to Congress, keeps Autopilot: is this the masterplan?

If you're a regular reader of this site, you're probably familiar with our news roundups for the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal and Takata's fatally flawed airbags. Now, it... read more July 15, 2016 by

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall

2017 GMC Terrain, VW Dieselgate update, Dodge Dart to die: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 GMC Terrain Review The GMC Terrain is half of General Motors' answer to booming sales of compact crossover SUVs such as the Honda CR-V or Toyota... read more July 15, 2016 by

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bankruptcy, schmankruptcy: Switchgate plaintiffs can sue new General Motors for old GM's mistakes

With all the news about Volkswagen, Takata, and Tesla these days, you might have forgotten about General Motors' Switchgate fiasco. That scandal began in February 2014 and... read more July 14, 2016 by

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: California rejects 3.0-liter fix (again), fines VW $86 million

Tesla isn't the only automaker that's having a bad week. If Elon Musk is buying, Volkswagen could use a drink or three. At the end of June, Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal... read more July 14, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition

Nissan ProPILOT, 2017 Toyota Corolla, 2017 Mazda 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Nissan unveils ProPILOT, its answer to Tesla's Autopilot: video Back in 2014, Nissan provided a timeline for the rollout of its autonomous car... read more July 14, 2016 by

Elon Musk

Nope, Tesla won't be disabling Autopilot

The past two weeks haven't been kind to Tesla or Autopilot, the company's semi-autonomous driving software. Autopilot has been linked to at least one death and may have been... read more July 13, 2016 by


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