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Front-line four: Driving the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan's next 4-cylinder engine
Front-line four: Driving the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan's next 4-cylinder engine

A new Volkswagen Tiguan is coming, and with it, a new generation for the German brand's lauded line of 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Still part of what VW calls the EA888 family, the new Gen 3B will eventually arrive in the Passat and Beetle, although that's only what VW is confirming...Read More»

2016 Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta, Focus owners sue over faulty transmissions

Ford Fiesta and Focus owners are so unhappy with the PowerShift transmissions in their cars, they're taking the automaker to court. Sadly, it won't be the first time that Ford has been sued over the dual-clutch transmission, which was first installed in new vehicles back in 2010. Previous cases...Read More»

car crash at intersection after running red light
Highway fatalities, Ford Focus RS Limited Edition, BMW i5 canned?: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The economy's on a roll--and so are highway fatalities The U.S. economy has come a long way over the past decade, from the highs of the housing bubble to the lows of the Great Recession and slowly, surely back again. Report: Electric cars will be cheaper than gas models by 2025 It's clear that an...Read More»

U.S. auto fatality stats and projections (IIHS, May 2017)
The economy's on a roll--and so are highway fatalities

The U.S. economy has come a long way over the past decade, from the highs of the housing bubble to the lows of the Great Recession and slowly, surely back again. The good news is, America's financial health continues to improve (even though some have begun sounding alarms about another potential...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016
Report: Electric cars will be cheaper than gas models by 2025

It's clear that an electric car revolution is brewing and that it's going to shake up the auto industry. Beyond that, however, details about the revolution are hard to come by. For example, how will the auto industry deal with the issue of range anxiety: better batteries? Faster charging?...Read More»

2018 Audi Q7
2018 Audi Q7, 2017 Honda Civic Si, Tesla solar roof: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus First Drive Review Admit it: the 2018 Audi Q7 is an ultra-luxurious minivan for those who cringe at the thought of sliding doors. 2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher...Read More»

2018 Audi Q7
2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus First Drive Review

Admit it: the 2018 Audi Q7 is an ultra-luxurious minivan for those who cringe at the thought of sliding doors. That’s not damning Audi’s 7-passenger hauler in the least. Instead, it’s a huge compliment in that it does exactly what minivans do—only with more pampering...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD
GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel

Today's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite
2018 Honda Odyssey priced, 2018 Genesis G80 driven, Hydrogen's future: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher than its arch rival, the Chrysler Pacifica. Study: People don't trust self-driving cars from Uber or Lyft Last September, we reported on a study showing that...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite
2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities

Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher than its arch rival, the Chrysler Pacifica. That’s the base price for a 2018 Odyssey LX including a mandatory $900 destination charge. By comparision, a 2017 Pacifica LX—the 2018 hasn’t been priced...Read More»

From Supplying Ingenuity II: U.S. Suppliers of Key Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies
Report: 288,000 U.S. jobs could be affected if EPA efficiency rules change

In March, U.S. president Donald Trump authorized a review of a controversial decision made by the Environmental Protection Agency during the final days of the Obama administration. The decision tightened emissions regulations for U.S. automobiles through model year 2025. Environmental groups have...Read More»

From the INRIX Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Consumer Survey
Study: People don't trust self-driving cars from Uber or Lyft

Last September, we reported on a study showing that consumers would be interested in vehicles made by tech firms like Apple and Google. The gist was that decades-old car companies like Ford, General Motors, and Toyota could soon face stiff competition from auto industry newbies. Now, there's...Read More»

2017 Aston Martin DB11
2018 Ford Expedition, 2017 Aston Martin DB11, US sues FCA: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Most capable full-size SUV for towing? The 2018 Ford Expedition, again One of the last provinces for full-size SUVs are its ability to haul, tow, drag, or lug myriad toys up and down interstates, from one campsite to the next. After all, car-based seven-seaters can offer the same interior space...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition
Most capable full-size SUV for towing? The 2018 Ford Expedition, again

One of the last provinces for full-size SUVs are its ability to haul, tow, drag, or lug myriad toys up and down interstates, from one campsite to the next. After all, car-based seven-seaters can offer the same interior space with better fuel efficiency and a better ride. Eager to hold the high...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150
2017 Ford F-150, Explorer, and other models recalled

This morning, Ford Motor Company issued two recalls affecting roughly 3,000 late-model vehicles. RECALL #1: 2017 Ford F-150, Explorer, and Super Duty UNITS AFFECTED: 2,418, including 2,204 registered in the U.S. and its territories, 39 in Mexico, and 175 in Canada These vehicles are being recalled...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
U.S. sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions: $4.6 billion fine possible

Last Thursday, we reported that after months of back-and-forth between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board, FCA was about to be slapped with a federal lawsuit. The cause? Excess emissions from more than 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee...Read More»

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
GMC Yukon Denali, Memorial Day travel, Uber’s woes: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 GMC Yukon Denali updated with new look, 10-speed automatic To update its 2018 Yukon Denali, GMC has fitted the big SUV with a high-tech new transmission and the automaker has revised its exterior styling. AAA: Memorial Day travel will hit a new high If you're planning to get out of Dodge (or...Read More»

2018 GMC Yukon Denali
2018 GMC Yukon Denali updated with new look, 10-speed automatic

To update its 2018 Yukon Denali, GMC has fitted the big SUV with a high-tech new transmission and the automaker has revised its exterior styling. The 10-speed automatic replaces last year's 8-speed unit and it remains bolted to the only engine available in the Denali, a 6.2-liter V-8 rated at 420...Read More»

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AAA: Memorial Day travel will hit a new high

If you're planning to get out of Dodge (or Dallas, or Denver, or D.C.) this holiday weekend, prepare for plenty of company on the highways and byways. AAA says that more people will travel over this Memorial Day break than have done so in over a decade. All told, AAA expects nearly 39.3 million...Read More»

Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype
Uber hasn't lived up to its end of the bargain in Pittsburgh

A few months ago, everyone seemed to be hating on 2016. Between its nonstop run of celebrity deaths and the highly contentious U.S. presidential election, more than a few folks were eager to wish last year good riddance. Unfortunately for Uber, 2017 is the new 2016. There have been so many awful...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited, long-term road trip
Chrysler Pacifica road-trip, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon priced, Smart ForTwo electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: not just a passenger hauler Minivans are dual-nature vehicles—as adept at transporting humans as they are cargo. Ford adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto with first over-the-air update Today, much of the auto world's attention is focused on the game...Read More»

Earn Delta SkyMiles while riding Lyft
Earn Delta SkyMiles while catching a Lyft

We talk a good bit about the death of brand loyalty and how automakers often go to great lengths to keep customers in the fold. That's nothing compared to what airlines do, though, and now one of them has partnered with Lyft to make frequent fliers happy. Yes, for every dollar you spend on Lyft...Read More»

Ford SYNC 3
Ford adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto with first over-the-air update

Today, much of the auto world's attention is focused on the game of musical chairs taking place in Ford Motor Company's corner offices. In all the hubbub, though, you might've missed a truly interesting technology tidbit: the automaker has rolled out Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to late-model...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen video explaining diesel emissions
Diesel emissions, Ford fires CEO, Dieselgate fixes approved: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Diesel emissions are higher than expected (and cause 38,000 more deaths each year) Diesel emissions are a serious problem--as serious as a heart attack (literally). Diesel Ram, Jeep models resubmitted to EPA; closer to sale now? Jeeps and Ram pickups with the company's 3.0-liter diesel...Read More»

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