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Self-driving Ubers, Lucid's 1,000-hp electric sedan, Renault-Nissan engineering: What's New @ The Car Connection
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»

2017 Hyundai Elantra IIHS crash test
Dangers of driving, Mercedes-AMG G63, Prius Prime driven : What's New @ The Car Connection

Driving in the US is more dangerous than in Kenya, Romania, or Algeria Given America's extensive system of highways and byways, it's easy to forget that many of our roads aren't as safe as they seem. As we've reported many times before, U.S. streets are in a serious state of disrepair--and don't...Read More»

2017 Porsche Cayenne
Porsche's diesel woes, Audi V2I, Hybrid and electric deals: What's New @ The Car Connection

Porsche dragged deeper into Dieselgate Volkswagen has taken quite a beating since news of its diesel defeat devices began making headlines nearly 15 months ago. Though the company has been making progress on repairing its vehicles and its brand, it's not out of the woods yet. 2016 Honda Pilot...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson, IIHS small front overlap crash test
Top Safety Pick+, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Used batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

Roundup: All the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners The IIHS has revealed its list of what it considers to be the safest new cars available—those that qualify for its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. Chevrolet prices diesel Cruze from $24,670 Chevrolet says that opting for its new...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot, GM 9-speed auto, Mercedes-AMG GT4: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: which accessories are worth the price? In the last 11 months we've talked a lot about our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. Everything from car seats and diaper bags to the safety tech and its first service stop have been discussed. Now, as we enter the holiday...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry
2018 Camry, Rolls-Royce SUV, Electric car sales: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of Detroit reveal Toyota has given us our first look at the next-generation Camry and confirmed that the new mid-size sedan would make its first appearance at the Detroit auto show next month. EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 fuel economy goals No doubt about it...Read More»

Otto self-driving truck prototype
Self-driving truck, AZ-built electric car, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Self-driving trucking company, Otto, broke Nevada law, but there aren't any penalties Self-driving trucking company Otto gambled big in Nevada last spring. According to Auto News, the payoff on that bet has been huge, but it's put Otto in hot water with regulators. Anti-Tesla ruling overturned in...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
2017 Honda CR-V, Bentley Bentayga video review, New Smart ForTwo: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Honda CR-V first drive: Setting the standard Coming soon to just about every driveway on your block is the crossover you see here: Honda’s latest CR-V. Do you want automatic emergency braking in your next car? Our poll results Bit by bit, self-driving cars are edging into showrooms...Read More»

2016 Nissan Titan
Nissan Titan XD recall, BMW 5 Wagon spied, Electric emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD recalled for fuel tank flaw Nissan is recalling select 2016 Titan Diesel XD pickups to address a problem with their fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
VW quits diesel in U.S., New Audi R&D lead, Zero electric motorcycles: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen chief: VW is done with diesels in the U.S. If you're an Audi fan, you were probably sad to learn that your fave luxury brand plans to offer just one diesel model in its U.S. lineup. But buck up, kiddo: that's one more than fans of Audi's mass-market sibling, VW, will have to choose from...Read More»

2009 Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage recalled, Mercedes backs off of diesel, Prius Prime takes on Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 3500
Ram diesel scandal; 2017 Jeep Compass; BMW's electric milestone: What's New @ The Car Connection

2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel owners sue Fiat Chrysler, alleging emissions cover-up Volkswagen may soon have company in the courtroom: Ram and Dodge Ram owners are suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, claiming that nearly 500,000 of the company's diesel trucks fail to meet emissions standards. Skip the...Read More»

At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)
Faraday (no) Future?; VW e-Golf; Cadillac's first plug-in hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Deathwatch in the desert? Faraday Future halts construction of billion-dollar plant Remember Faraday Future, the electric-car startup backed by Chinese bajillionaire Jia Yueting? The company that hoped to unseat Tesla as America's youngest, hippest manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles? 2017 Mini...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S with glass roof option
Tesla Model S, Alfa Romeo's first SUV, Chrylser Pacifica Hybrid driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model S is the most-loved car in America How much do you love your new car? And just as importantly, what do you love about it? That's the kind of data that marketing firm Strategic Vision tries to gather for its Customer Love Index. 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fire risk: nearly 70,000...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Best Car to Buy 2017, Mercedes S650, VW/Audi criminal charges : What's New @ The Car Connection

Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017 Each year, The Car Connection's editors drive hundreds of vehicles, over thousands of miles, to rate and rank every new car. The Car Connection's Driver's Choice award winners Each year we drive hundreds of new vehicles to bring you...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Accent
Accent vs. Fiesta, 2016 Honda Pilot safety, 2018 VW Golf facelift: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2016 Ford Fiesta vs. 2016 Hyundai Accent: Compare Cars Ford's Fiesta and Hyundai's Accent both fall into the subcompact category, which has often included first cars for new drivers or purchased as an extra car by drivers who simply want basic transportation--usually for no more than one person...Read More»

2017 Jeep Patriot
Automotive Mendoza Line, view of the US market, more Ferrari hybrids: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Where good cars end and bad cars begin: The automotive 'Mendoza Line' Right-handed Mario Mendoza stood in the batter's box July 14, 1979, like he had nearly 500 times before that day. The bushy-haired, bespectacled shortstop for the Seattle Mariners had recently traded one coast for the other...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500 Night Package
Ram’s 2017 lineup, older drivers grow, Chevy Camaro 1LE: What’s New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2017: Ram With gas under two bucks a gallon in many parts of the United States, it's no surprise that Fiat Chrysler's Ram division has had a stellar 2016. Nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers are over 65: are America's roads ready for them? The Department of Transportation recently...Read More»

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