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NAFTA implications, 2018 Subaru Legacy, Jobs affected by emissions rules: What’s New @ The Car Connection
NAFTA implications, 2018 Subaru Legacy, Jobs affected by emissions rules: What’s New @ The Car Connection

If Trump axes NAFTA, new car prices could go up If the Trump administration renegotiates or even pulls out entirely from the North American Free Trade Agreement, new car buyers may be forced to pay considerably higher prices. Volkswagen sets aside $1.2 billion to fix or buy back 3.0-liter diesels...Read More»

2017 Dodge Challenger GT, Media drive, Portland, Maine, January 2017
Now's the time to buy winter tires

Check that date. Yes, it's the beginning of February and we're telling you that you should buy winter tires now, even though we're already halfway through the snowy season. If you've been contemplating winter tires for your car, this may very well be the best time to take advantage of clearance...Read More»

2017 Genesis G80
2017 Genesis G80 vs. 2017 Lincoln Continental: Compare Cars

Just a year ago, had we told you that you could compare a Genesis G80 to a Lincoln Continental, you would be scratching your head. That's because at the time the Genesis brand didn't exist and the Lincoln Continental was a mostly forgotten memory. Flash forward to today, however, and the G80 and...Read More»

Nissan Titan IIHS crash test
Here's how automakers and a nonprofit are making cars safer together

It's true that every new car sold today is safe. But it's just as true that some are safer than others, and that's largely due to the symbiotic relationship between car manufacturers and the independent agency that smacks new vehicles into a wall in the interest of saving lives. That disparity is...Read More»

A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.
If Trump axes NAFTA, new car prices could go up

If the Trump administration renegotiates or even pulls out entirely from the North American Free Trade Agreement, new car buyers may be forced to pay considerably higher prices. Among all the rumors swirling around President Donald Trump's plan to scrap NAFTA and tax products imported into the U.S...Read More»

Money, money, money
Bosch agrees to pay $327 million for rigging Volkswagen diesels

Publicists for Bosch have been working overtime for more than a year. The German supplier has been heavily implicated in the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, and yesterday, it agreed to shell out $327.5 million for its role in rigging hundreds of thousands of Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels to cheat on...Read More»

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
Volkswagen sets aside $1.2 billion to fix or buy back 3.0-liter diesels

Back in December, we reported that Volkswagen was putting the final touches on a deal to fix or buy back roughly 80,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW 3.0-liter diesels equipped with defeat devices that allowed them to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. The rumored pricetag was $1 billion. Now, the deal has...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Google's Waymo is leading the self-driving car race

Google's self-driving car project--now known as Waymo--has put plenty of miles on the odometer. In fact, since 2009, the company's autonomous fleet has traveled 2.3 million miles without assistance from their human companions. All that work is paying big dividends, according to new data from the...Read More»

US Air Force airmen install a fence along the US-Mexico border east of San Luis, AZ
Border tax, Bugatti Chiron, Tesla's logo explained: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota takes on Trump's border tax, asks dealers for backup Donald Trump's protectionist policies have been lauded in some corners, but they've also sparked outcries and protests from private individuals, government officials, and more than a few companies. Manual transmissions will survive; here's...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Manual transmissions will survive; here's how and why

Within the next five years, virtually every new car in the United States will be able to bring itself to a halt on its own with no driver intervention if it detects an impending accident. We call this "automatic emergency braking," and at first glance it might seem like it spells doom for manual...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon is the family car you really want

With more than 600 horsepower on tap, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S station wagon may very well represent the most entertaining way to haul your family around. To say that it's nothing like the Buick Centurys and FordCountry Squires that once dominated suburbia is certainly an understatement. The...Read More»

Tesla Model S in IIHS testing
Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fail to meet IIHS Top Safety Pick standards

The flashy Tesla Model S and BMW i3 may garner second looks from passers-by, but they're not as safe as many other cars on the road according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded group revealed today that neither model qualifies for either the coveted Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
New hope for U.S. auto sales: former Volkswagen diesel owners

For nearly a year and a half, the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal has been making headlines. While the headaches might not be over for Volkswagen executives, they could be coming to an end for U.S. owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles illegally designed to cheat on emissions tests. In fact, some...Read More»

2018 Toyota C-HR
Toyota takes on Trump's border tax, asks dealers for backup

Donald Trump's protectionist policies have been lauded in some corners, but they've also sparked outcries and protests from private individuals, government officials, and more than a few companies. As we reported earlier this week, the auto industry is included in that mix. Ford execs have slammed...Read More»

FordHub in New York's Westfield World Trade Center
Ford's brand gallery, Porsche 911 GTS driven, China could be next eco-center: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford launches first 'brand gallery' in New York, focusing on mobility In 2015, Cadillac chief Johann de Nysschen announced plans to create high-tech boutiques for his brand. The idea didn't come out of thin air: the boutiques were similar to the ones he'd planned for Audi and the ones that Tesla...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion Sport
Mid-size sedans scrapping vanilla in favor of sport

The family sedan is in the midst of a quiet revolution. What was once indisputably the type of car most likely to be found in the average American garage has been displaced by crossovers and SUVs that channel a little Marlboro Man with room for the kids and their gear (plus maybe the neighbors'...Read More»

FordHub in New York's Westfield World Trade Center
Ford launches first 'brand gallery' in New York, focusing on mobility

In 2015, Cadillac chief Johann de Nysschen announced plans to create high-tech boutiques for his brand. The idea didn't come out of thin air: the boutiques were similar to the ones he'd planned for Audi and the ones that Tesla has operated in shopping malls and department stores. Ford is doing...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Too little, too late? Fiat Chrysler adds new stores to woo customers

Insiders report that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is planning a dramatic expansion of its dealer network. If the rumors are correct, the company could add as many as 400 shops in the U.S.--a 16 percent increase. The question is: why now? All in the timing After the Great Recession, U.S. auto sales...Read More»

Brandfon Honda dealership
Border tax, 2018 Corvette, U.S. out of Paris climate agreement: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Trump's border tax faces more opposition--this time, from auto dealers During his first week in office, Donald Trump made headlines over two border-boosting policies. Yesterday, the American International Automobile Dealers Association announced plans to fight one of the president's proposals tooth...Read More»

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