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Ford’s future showroom, 2018 BMW 5-Series, 2018 Jaguar F-Type: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Ford’s future showroom, 2018 BMW 5-Series, 2018 Jaguar F-Type: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Bronco and more: Ford’s crossover showroom of the future Ford's confirmation that two iconic nameplates will return to the U.S. on Monday is the latest sign of the brand's efforts to reshuffle its crossover/SUV lineup. “Bronco is one of five all-new global utilities coming by...Read More»

2016 Ford Expedition
Bronco and more: Ford’s crossover showroom of the future

Ford's confirmation that two iconic nameplates will return to the U.S. on Monday is the latest sign of the brand's efforts to reshuffle its crossover/SUV lineup. “Bronco is one of five all-new global utilities coming by 2020,” Ford Executive Vice President Joe Hinrichs said during...Read More»

2009 Dodge Durango
Chrysler Aspen, Dodge Durango, Ram 2500 & 3500 recalled to fix Takata airbags

The recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags drags on, and given the huge number of vehicles affected, it could be the early 2020s before every car on the list is repaired. Luckily for 100,000 owners of Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram vehicles from the 2005 - 2010 model years, the process is coming to an...Read More»

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance
2018 BMW 530e priced from $52,395

Opting for the plug-in hybrid version of BMW's new 5-Series will set buyers back an additional $1,200 over the gas-only variant. BMW announced today that the 530e iPerformance will sticker from $52,395, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. That's for the rear-wheel drive variant; the...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: 2.0-liter fix approved, $3 billion settlement pending, U.S. arrest

This week, much of the auto world's attention will be focused on the Detroit auto show, but elsewhere in America, in courtrooms and around conference tables, one of the biggest car stories of the past several years--the Volkswagen diesel scandal--is finally, maybe, kinda-sorta coming to an end. Or...Read More»

2018 GMC Terrain, 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Lexus LS, F-150 goes diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 GMC Terrain video preview GMC has a one-two punch when it comes to crossovers segment with its larger Acadia, which is available with three-rows of seats, and its smaller Terrain. Cadillac launches BOOK, a $1,500-per-month car-sharing service Within three months of taking the corner office at...Read More»

2018 GMC Terrain Denali, 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 GMC Terrain video preview

GMC has a one-two punch when it comes to crossovers segment with its larger Acadia, which is available with three-rows of seats, and its smaller Terrain. Now that the second-generation Acadia has been launched it's time to turn our attention to the smaller sibling, the Terrain. While the new Acadia...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevy Bolt EV, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Ridgeline take home Car of the Year trophies

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the first mass-market, affordable electric car from a domestic automaker is the 2017 North American Car of the Year, the committee announced Monday at the Detroit auto show. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline was named the North American Truck of the Year, and the 2017 Chrysler...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Report: VW nearing $3B settlement with Justice Department over Dieselgate

Volkswagen officials may be near a $3 billion settlement with U.S. Department of Justice officials for crimes related to the widespread diesel cheating scandal, Reuters reported. A finalized deal may be announced as early as next week, according to the story. A spokesman for Volkswagen in the U.S...Read More»

Teaser for Trumpchi GS7 debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
Chinese automaker to show three cars at 2018 Detroit auto show

A government-owned Chinese car company will take to the main show floor at next week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit with three new cars. No, you can't buy one—at least not yet. GAC, the automaker exhibiting in Detroit, isn't currently allowed to sell cars here and it's...Read More»

Car lot
Looking for a used car? There hasn't been a better time to buy in nearly a decade

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, U.S. auto sales took a nose dive, but over the past several years, numbers have increased dramatically--as have prices. The one-two punch of high demand and high prices has forced many new-car fans to shop for used cars instead. Generally speaking, the...Read More»

BOOK by Cadillac
Cadillac launches BOOK, a $1,500-per-month car-sharing service

Within three months of taking the corner office at Cadillac, Johann de Nysschen announced plans to move the brand's longtime headquarters from Detroit to New York. Why did he do it? De Nysschen had been hired to reinvent General Motors' struggling luxury brand, and to achieve that goal, he wanted...Read More»

2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel
Germany vs. VW, BMW's self-driving plan, Tesla Gigafactory opens: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Gigafactory is open for business The contrasts between Tesla Motors and its would-be rival, Faraday Future, are pretty stark right now. Earlier this week, Faraday unveiled its second curious, high-tech prototype, but it has yet to produce anything that consumers can drive. Worse, due to...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
The best-looking cars of 2016 (that weren't sports cars)

We're not difficult creatures to understand, really. We all have a Jungian connection to objects that we can identify as "beautiful" before our next breath. Examples? Sure. The Sistine Chapel, orchids, anything written by Vaughan Williams, the KFC Double Down sandwich, and sports cars. All of those...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
The best new car interiors of 2017

Sure, we get excited about muscle cars with a lot of horsepower, cars that hug corners, and those that boast sensuous styling. But what really matters to us at the end of a day is just how comfortable a vehicle's interior is. What makes an interior special isn't just that it boasts comfortable...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled to fix airbag problem

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 48,000 GLE models from 2016 and 2017 to address a software flaw that could prevent the crossover's airbags from working as intended. The problem is rooted in the GLE's occupant classification system (OCS), which determines whether or not an adult is seated in the...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black
Ram turns out the lights with new Rebel Black package

Cue up the "any color you'd like, as long as it's black" joke. Truck builder Ram has unveiled a new all-black package for its off-road-oriented 1500 Rebel that brings a few special touches to the pickup's interior and exterior. Despite being called the Rebel Black package, the special edition trim...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line
2018 Volkswagen Atlas gets sporty R-Line treatment

Volkswagen is spicing up its upcoming Atlas three-row crossover even before the model arrives in dealership showrooms. The automaker announced today that its Tennessee-built Atlas will be offered with an R-Line appearance package that includes a number of interior and exterior styling details plus...Read More»

Computer-generated image of proposed Tesla Motors Gigafactory
Tesla Gigafactory is open for business

The contrasts between Tesla Motors and its would-be rival, Faraday Future, are pretty stark right now. Earlier this week, Faraday unveiled its second curious, high-tech prototype, but it has yet to produce anything that consumers can drive. Worse, due to financial troubles, construction of the...Read More»

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