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Taxis going extinct, Porsche Mission E, Green car deals : What’s New @ The Car Connection
Taxis going extinct, Porsche Mission E, Green car deals : What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uber, Lyft could cut NYC taxi fleet by 85 percent because they're more efficient Love them or loathe them, there's no denying that companies like Uber and Lyft are attractive to many consumers. Unlike most taxi fleets, ride-sharing services are app-based, they provide detailed estimates of when a...Read More»

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance
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»

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»

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»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
Germany vs. VW, BMW's self-driving plan, Tesla Gigafactory opens: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Germany sues Volkswagen over Dieselgate compensation (or lack thereof) Back in June, some 480,000 American owners of illegally equipped 2.0-liter Audi and VW diesels learned that they'd be receiving a fairly significant payout from Volkswagen. After months of negotiations, the automaker finally...Read More»

2017 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Ford self-driving taxi, Ford Mustang Hybrid, Faraday Future FF 91: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford will sell self-driving taxi by 2021 Ford will build in North America and sell a self-driving hybrid taxi within 5 years, its CEO announced Tuesday. Mark Fields told a crowd at the automaker's Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly plant that Ford would redirect $700 million earmarked for a new plant in...Read More»

2017 BMW i8
Most beautiful cars, downside of self-driving cars, Porsche 917 replica: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Stop-traffic gorgeous: Here are the most beautiful cars of 2016 If beauty is pain, there are just some cars worth suffering. Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Lotus—we're looking at you. The downside of self-driving cars: fewer organs for transplants? Self-driving cars will change the world, and...Read More»

2014 Ram Heavy Duty 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-6
FCA's diesel crisis, Infiniti QX50 concept, Trump on ethanol: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fiat Chysler faces its own Dieselgate crisis: second lawsuit filed by Dodge & Ram truck owners Last month, we told you that owners of Dodge and Ram trucks were suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and one of its suppliers, Cummins, for equipping diesel pickups with defeat devices engineered to cheat...Read More»

2016 Buick Verano Hatchback, 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show
Lowest-rated cars of 2016, China fines GM, Jannarelly Design-1: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Not bad meaning good: The lowest-rated cars of 2016 As far as technological achievements measured only between today and 1940 go, there are no bad cars on the road. When you start measuring modern cars against each other, things start to look a little different. China fines General Motors $29...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
Most researched cars, Autoliv airbag recall, Ford GT prototype: What’s New @ The Car Connection

These were the most researched cars of 2016 Shopping for cars has never been more intimidating for buyers. Along with hundreds of models from which to choose, there are countless trims, packages, and options awaiting further scrutiny from car shoppers once they've landed on a model—assuming...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber self-driving cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, 2018 VW Golf R: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uber shifts self-driving cars from CA to AZ after governor tweets an invite After months of not-so-secretly testing its fleet of self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, Uber announced that the public would be able to begin riding in the cars on December 14. That was apparently too much for the...Read More»

2017 Jaguar XF S
Jaguar Land Rover recalls, Audi Q8 concept, Chinese subsidy cheating: What's New @ The Car Connection

2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque, 2013 Jaguar XF investigated following rollaway complaints Earlier this week, we reported on an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV stemming from 43 reports that the vehicles had rolled away while in "park". However, those aren't the only models...Read More»

Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show
VW bus concept, winter tires, Michigan's hybrid fees: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen teases another bus-like concept coming to Detroit The Volkswagen bus may have disappeared from the States a while ago, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from teasing us with potential replacements. What's New for 2017: Maserati There's something stirring about Maserati—the...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
VW's $2.9 billion fine, Volvo goes public, renewable energy under Trump: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen, Bosch to pay an additional $2.9 billion for Dieselgate Volkswagen's Dieselgate bill is growing by leaps and bounds. Today alone, reports indicate that total has soared by more than $2.6 billion due to the cost of fines, repairs, buybacks, and compensation to owners of the company's...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Autonomous Chrysler minivan, Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied, BMW 530e iPerformance: What's New @ The Car Connection

Waymo & FCA are building 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans For years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has been searching for a partner--a company to help FCA develop and build tomorrow's cars. He first tried hooking up with General Motors and Ford, both of which...Read More»

2017 Honda Accord
The average new car, Lambo Aventador S, Woz's Tesla: What's New @ The Car Connection

Car buyers in 2016 paid an average of $34,077, a record high Did you buy a new car this year? If you answered "yes", chances are good that you paid around $34,077 for it, when all was said and done. 2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: how smart is its infotainment system? As we barrel past 13,000...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
California vs. Uber, 10,000th McLaren, Trump appoints Musk: What's New @ The Car Connection

Well, that was fast: California puts the brakes on Uber's self-driving fleet Yesterday, we told you that Uber had brought its test-fleet of self-driving vehicles to San Francisco, and that the California Department of Motor Vehicles was not amused. Electric-car startup Lucid shows off first...Read More»

Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
Self-driving Ubers, Lucid's 1,000-hp electric sedan, Renault-Nissan engineering: What's New @ The Car Connection

Uber takes self-driving cars to San Francisco, DMV isn't happy In August, Uber surprised most of the auto world by launching a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now, the company is bringing some of its self-driving vehicles to San Francisco, California, and while that...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Mercedes E Coupe, 2018 Volvo XC60, Fisker EMotion: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe arrives with newfound style Ahead of its scheduled debut at next month's Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off of a decidedly stylish 2018 E-Class Coupe. Michigan's new self-driving car laws help automakers, hobble Uber The auto industry is...Read More»

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