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Leasing deals, Mitsubishi Evo returns, Electric cars in China: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Leasing deals, Mitsubishi Evo returns, Electric cars in China: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Cheap cars don't always make great lease deals If you’re looking for a great lease deal on a new car, you might want to avoid the bottom tier of the market. That’s CarsDirect's conclusion after analyzing over 560 leases to see which ones stood out as supremely bad deals...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco
GM's self-driving car test, Dodge Challenger and Charger makeover, VW's next Golf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

GM looking to let public test its self-driving cars GM’s Cruise Automation plans on letting members of the general public test its self-driving cars, pending regulatory approval. Cruise Anywhere is its ride-hailing service, which is currently limited to GM employees in the San Francisco area...Read More»

Hyperloop One first full-scale test
Hyperloop One, Formula 1 update, Life with a Tesla: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyperloop One reveals four potential sites Hyperloop One has revealed ten potential sites for its first experimental Hyperloop. If successful, the company would mark a major step toward revolutionizing transportation with tubes hurling passengers from one city to the next at speeds of up to 670...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
Amazon Prime test drives, Genesis G70, Nissan-Mitsubishi's electric plans: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Your Amazon Prime subscription now includes Volkswagen Atlas test drives (sort of) Volkswagen and Amazon are partnering to provide test drives of VW’s new Atlas crossover. The offer is open to Amazon Prime subscribers living in Los Angeles and Chicago, but only between September 22nd through...Read More»

2018 BMW X3, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
Electrified future, F1-derived Mercedes-AMG Project One, 2018 Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 7 most important cars from the 2017 Frankfurt auto show Electrification was the billion-dollar word at this year's Frankfurt auto show, where automakers from around the world gathered to show off their latest and greatest. Jaguar and Land Rover to electrify all new vehicles by 2020 British...Read More»

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo
BMW 6-Series, Crosstrek vs Cherokee, Mercedes-AMG hypercar: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 BMW 6-Series Review The 2018 BMW 6-Series is the German automaker's luxury cruiser; it's more at home whittling away miles on an open stretch of freeway than on a race track and it's available as either a seductive two-door convertible, a shapely four-door called the Gran Coupe, and a...Read More»

Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Electrified future, F1-derived Mercedes-AMG Project One, 2018 Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Jaguar and Land Rover to electrify all new vehicles by 2020 British automaker Jaguar Land Rover says that every vehicle they introduce by the year 2020 will be either hybrid or fully electric. More specifically, the manufacturer stated that each new vehicle will feature an electrified powertrain...Read More»

2017 Fiat 500X Urbana
Fiat 500X, Uber eco plans, Bugatti Chiron world record: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fiat 500X dressed up with new Urbana Edition appearance package In an effort give potential buyers a fresh option on the 500X crossover, Fiat just released a new appearance package that it’s calling the Urbana Edition. As such packages go, this one’s fairly comprehensive. Uber to ban...Read More»

Jaguar E-Type Zero
Electrified vehicles, BMW X7, Mazda's spark-less engines: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Jaguar and Land Rover to electrify all new vehicles by 2020 British automaker Jaguar Land Rover says that every vehicle they introduce by the year 2020 will be either hybrid or fully electric. More specifically, the manufacturer stated that each new vehicle will feature an electrified powertrain...Read More»

Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
Honda CR-V Hybrid, Mazda's spark-less engines, Kia Niro in UK: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype goes green(er) Honda's popular CR-V is about to get a little greener, and we're not talking about its paint. A Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype will bow next week in Germany at the Frankfurt auto show and it may be headed to American dealers. IIHS: Mid-size pickups crash well...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In driven, Lamborghini Aventador in traffic, 2018 Nissan Leaf quick spin: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 first drive review: The accidental performance crossover With 400 horsepower on tap, you’d think that the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid would be the right choice for carving your way through a winding canyon road. Car2Go car-share planning for a self-driving future On a...Read More»

Magna's new MAX4 self-driving car software
Self-driving cars, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk driven, Electric car sales: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Magna’s new self-driving system is easy for automakers to integrate into their designs Magna, a major automotive supplier that develops parts and systems for automotive manufacturers, has unveiled a system that carmakers can use to make any car self-driving capable. Called MAX4, Magna intends...Read More»

2018 Ram 1500 Tungsten Edition
Self-driving cars, 2018 Ram 1500, Dieselgate updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

New study of self-driving cars puts Google at the back of the pack Every few months, we learn a bit more about the state of self-driving cars and who's winning the race to bring them to market. Depending on the criteria being used, the rankings can shift pretty dramatically, as we can see in a new...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150
Ford recalls, Dodge Viper, Smart Vision EQ Fortwo: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford recalls 143,000 vehicles in U.S., including F-150, Mustang, Explorer, Focus, Taurus This morning, Ford Motor Company issued four recalls affecting more than 143,000 late-model Ford vehicles, including the Mustang, Explorer, Focus, Taurus, and F-Series pickups. Great news: Denmark is cutting...Read More»

2018 Volvo S90
Volvo S90 review, next-gen Porsche Cayenne, Mini Electric concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo S90 Review The 2018 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan with just a little bit more for the new model year. ell, actually, quite a bit more. After its debut as a new model last year, the S90 grows several inches for 2018, with all of that extra girth directly benefiting rear-seat...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo self-driving car, Fiat VW partnership, Bentley Continental spy shots: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Waymo uses its own fake city to push the limits of self-driving car technology Waymo, the self-driving car technology company that spun off from Google, developed its own artificial city for its fleet of test vehicles. Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen may partner after all--on an SUV Everyone knows...Read More»

Riding in prototype of fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car, March 2017  [video: Fully Charged]
Self-driving car ethics, Toyota's performance division, Tesla charging: What’s New @ The Car Connection

German self-driving car ethics: humans above animals If an impact is unavoidable, German guidelines could suggest that a self-driving car should be programmed to run over a dog or smash into a house, rather than risk killing a human being. Diesel deathwatch: No one wants diesels in Germany, either...Read More»

Audi and Chinese firm Alta Devices team up to develop a glass solar roof panel
Solar roof panels, 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018 Chevy Equinox diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Audi developing transparent solar roof panels Audi and and a Chinese technology firm are teaming up to develop a panoramic glass roof embedded with solar cells capable of powering ancillary systems like air conditioning and seat heater, the automaker said on Wednesday. Audi engineer implicates top...Read More»

Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Hyundai's pickup, Ferrari Portofino, Electric car range: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai turning to trucks to pick up sluggish U.S. sales Get ready for a Hyundai pickup truck. The real cost of owning a vehicle in America Owning a car can be a pain in the wallet. To prove it, AAA has conducted a study that reveals just how much the average American pays for the privilege of...Read More»

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