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

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»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crash testing, BMW's next M5, GM's electric car plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fiat Chrysler is about to be sued over diesel emissions say insiders Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hasn't exactly been ahead of the curve on developing electric cars. Nor has it done much work on self-driving vehicles (though its partnership with Waymo has picked up some of the slack). 2018 Subaru...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza vs. 2017 Honda Civic
Bricklin’s next venture, Civic vs. Impreza, Tesla turns down Uber: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The man who brought Subaru to America plans chain of car dealerships and art galleries Five decades ago, a man by the name of Malcolm Bricklin brought Subaru to America. More than a few people thought the guy was crazy, including plenty of Subaru executives, but today, we realize that Bricklin was...Read More»

IIHS tests show benefits of side underride guards for semitrailers
Crash testing, BMW's next M5, GM's electric car plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

IIHS tests side underride guards on semis (and the results are worth watching) One year ago, in May 2016, Joshua Brown's Tesla Model S collided with the side of a big rig in Florida. The sedan's top was sheared off by the semi, killing Brown instantly. The car rolled 100 feet further before coming...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Ride-share battles, Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road, Honda Clarity clarified : What’s New @ The Car Connection

Waymo's new plan to undo Uber? Building self-driving cars for Lyft In case you hadn't noticed, the relationship between Uber and Google spin-off, Waymo, has been tense the past few months. In February, Waymo filed suit against Uber, claiming that the ride-sharing giant has been using Waymo's...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series, IIHS crash test
BMW 5-Series crash-tested, Chevy Colorado ZR2 driven, Hyundai Ioniq fuel economy: What’s New @ The Car Connection

IIHS names 2017 BMW 5-Series a Top Safety Pick+ BMW's latest mid-size sedan has received an excellent score for both its crashworthiness, its optional headlights, and its available collision-avoding technologies from the insurance industry-funded IIHS. 2018 Honda Odyssey first drive video Minivans...Read More»

2017 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
Flammable BMWs, Ford GT driven, Chevy Bolt EV ad: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Are BMWs bursting into flames? People who believe in spontaneous human combustion are used to getting weird looks when they explain their opinions to skeptics. Some BMW owners know just how they feel: a number of them claim that their cars have burst into flames in much the same way, for no...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2018 BMW 2-Series, Eco-car deals: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio priced above direct rivals, but loaded with features The first SUV in Alfa Romeo's lineup comes with a modest price premium compared to its direct rivals—but there's more to this story than just dollars. Mercedes-Benz gives up on U.S. diesels (for 2017 at least) In...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Toyota RAV4 price cuts, Next-gen Infiniti QX80, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota slices 2017 RAV4 price by up to $1,330 Toyota has chopped up to $1,330 off of the price of its 2017 RAV4 crossover. That's a heck of a deal for those in the market, but this price change does come with some asterisks attached. Faraday Future releases video of its FF 91 electric car 'on the...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport and Mazda MX-5 Miata RF driven, Electric car sales spiffs: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport: first drive With small utility vehicles selling in record numbers, now often replacing compact and mid-size sedans, automakers have launched more and more models to expand their lineups. Automatic emergency braking now standard on 2017.5 Nissan Rogue Though it's just a few...Read More»

2018 GMC Terrain Denali, 2017 Detroit auto show
GMC Terrain pricing, BMW's EV plan, the ethanol story: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 GMC Terrain priced from $25,970 At first glance, the numbers game may not add up particularly well for the 2018 GMC Terrain: It's about $1,000 more than last year's model to start, it's down 12 horsepower, and it's about five inches shorter from head-to-toe. Diesel fuel is making a comeback...Read More»

Pickup truck "rolling coal"
Rolling coal, Bentley Bentayga variants, Karma Revero: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Smoke and you're a bandit: Colorado dumps diesel "coal rolling" Legislators in Colorado aren't too keen on letting diesel-smoke belching pickups ruin that state's bike-friendly culture. What's next for Tesla? More stores, more repair centers, and the Model Y crossover Plenty of insults have been...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer 4WD 4-door Limited Engine
Engine noise app, Shaq's monster truck, Hyundai Ioniq: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Start-up builds an app to figure out how much that new engine noise is going to cost you It's happened to all of us: you're driving down the street on a beautiful spring day with the windows down, and something unusual catches your ear. A new squeal, a squeak, or maybe a clunk is coming from...Read More»

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) program
V2I connectivity, living with the Raptor, Plug-in electrics: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Texas city takes big step toward self-driving cars with vehicle-to-infrastructure communication The road leading toward self-driving cars has made it to Texas, where a Dallas suburb is set to become the nation's second city equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. Towing a boat...Read More»

Chrome exhaust pipe
Smog testing, GAC Trumpchi, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Why you [well, some of you] must have your car smog tested You may not think much about that little sticker affixed to a corner of your license plate or the inside of your windshield, but it signifies an achievement for your clean-running car: passing your area's emissions test. California raises...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
VW Atlas, BMW 540d, EPA takes on climate-change: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 VW Atlas won't be easy to find as a 4-cylinder Saving money by buying the base engine in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas won't be as easy as it looks on paper. Kia Forte Koup officially killed off Another compact coupe has bitten the dust, narrowing the field of inexpensive coupes to just two. Next...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Toyota Tacoma recall, Raptor vs. Hellcat, 2018 Chevy Volt: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup recalled: 228,000 U.S. vehicles affected Toyota has announced a recall of 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickups. The automaker says that some of those vehicles could experience oil leaks, reduced acceleration, and in extreme cases, the truck's drivetrain could seize...Read More»

Concept drawing for Uber Elevate flying taxi service
Flying Ubers, Nismo's growth, Apple's self-driving car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uber to launch flying autonomous taxis in Dallas and Dubai within 10 years (or less) Flying cars are April's flavor of the month. Aeromobile recently showed off an awkward prototype in Monaco, clips of a Larry Page-backed levitating jet ski have gone viral, and studies have even been published...Read More»

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