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Diesel's last breath, Supra spied, California carpool lanes: What's New @ The Car Connection
Diesel's last breath, Supra spied, California carpool lanes: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen Dieselgate update, 1 year later: U.S. diesels dead? Yesterday marked a grim anniversary in the automotive world: one year earlier, on September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publicly accused Volkswagen of equipping 482,000 Audi and VW diesels with defeat devices that...Read More»

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera 4 e-Hybrid, 2018 Jeep Compass, Kia Soul EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 e-Hybrid to take on Tesla Model S... sorta Porsche will take to the stage at the Paris Motor Show later this month with a new plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera sedan that will offer a high level of performance without using gasoline. What technology do you want most in...Read More»

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Volvo V90 Cross Country, Porsche emojis, Tesla depreciation: What's New @ The Car Connection

The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country climbs luxury wagon mountain Volvo took the wraps off its 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon Thursday and confirmed what no one apparently knew until now—luxury wagons are the new luxury crossovers. 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack first drive: Playing catch-up...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
Chevy Volt aces crash tests, Audi updates Q3, Tesla vs. Virginia: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chevrolet Volt rated 'Top Safety Pick+" by IIHS Over the past few years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made its ratings process more challenging for automakers. However, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt has passed its IIHS tests with flying colors, nabbing the highly coveted rank of...Read More»

2017 BMW 7-Series
Google car, 7-Series vs. S-Class, 2017 Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Would you buy a car made by Google? Our poll results A week ago, we reported on a new survey from TECHnalysis Research. It revealed that a majority of Americans would consider purchasing vehicles made by Google or Apple, if those vehicles were ever to hit the market. BMW 7-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2017 Genesis G80
Apple electric car, CTS vs. G80, Chevy Bolt EV range: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Is Apple canning the electric car it never publicly discussed? Project Titan may be the worst-kept secret in the automotive world. It is, of course, the hush-hush division of Apple tasked with building an autonomous, electric car. Genesis G80 vs. Cadillac CTS: Compare cars It wasn't that long ago...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue, 2016 Miami auto show
Nissan Rogue goes Hybrid, Next-gen Mercedes SL, TDI engineer pleads guilty: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Nissan Rogue picks up Hybrid model Nissan will spread its hybrid technology to another model in its lineup for the 2017 model year, in the form of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid. Volvo launches autonomous cars in Sweden & autonomous trucks in mines A couple of weeks ago, Uber unleashed a fleet of...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover Discovery, Audi A5 Sportback, the dying family sedan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Land Rover Discovery teased ahead of Paris debut A long-overdue replacement for the Land Rover LR4 will debut in just a few weeks at the Paris Motor Show, where it will reprise a name that Americans haven't seen in more than a decade: Land Rover Discovery. Survey: A majority of Americans would...Read More»

2016 Dodge Dart
Dart is dead, Land Rover Discovery, Bolt vs. Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

RIP, Dodge Dart: Model makes an early exit, no 2017 version to come There's no easy way to say this, so we won't beat around the bush: the Dodge Dart is dead. Again. 2017 Subaru Forester Review The Subaru Forester is a compact utility vehicle with wagon-like practicality and standard all-wheel...Read More»

2017 Jeep Renegade
2017 Jeep Renegade, importance of AWD, new Corvette ZR1: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Jeep Renegade Review The 2017 Jeep Renegade, the smallest crossover you can buy from Fiat Chrysler's fabled off-road brand, continues for its third model year with only minor changes. It's the smallest Jeep sold since the Willys Jeep launched as a post-war civilian vehicle, but it's a modern...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport
Amazon delivering Hyundais, Lambo Centenario, wireless Tesla charging: What's New @ The Car Connection

This weekend, Amazon Prime delivers the 2017 Hyundai Elantra When we hear the word "Hyundai", many of us still think "Sunday". Now, the South Korean automaker wants you to think "Amazon", too. Toyota ups prices on 2017 Corolla, 86 sports car Toyota has announced a handful of modest price increases...Read More»

2017 Nissan Titan, California Press Drive, July 2016
Ford self-driving car, 2017 Nissan Titan, 2017 Dodge Challenger: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Ford promises autonomous cars for ride-sharing by 2021 We've spent a lot of time writing about (1) self-driving cars and (2) ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. There's a very good reason for that: those trends are poised to have a massive impact on the auto industry...Read More»

2017 Genesis G80
2017 Genesis G80, 2017 Honda Civic Hatch, 2017 Subaru Legacy: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Genesis G80 vs. Cadillac CTS: Compare cars It wasn't that long ago that rear-wheel-drive mid-size luxury sedan shoppers basically had two options: German or German. Infiniti or Lexus have always been around, but neither had sporty pretensions—one of the reasons you...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Spark, test drive outside Detroit, July 2016
2016 Chevy Spark, Pathfinder vs. Pilot, Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Chevrolet Spark Preview The 2016 Chevrolet Spark five-door hatchback is an all-new version of the smallest Chevy made. The new generation has more substantial and adult looks, slightly more power, and some sophisticated features found neither in other minicars nor its...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Touring
Civic recalled, VW CC spied, To hydrogen or not to hydrogen?: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Honda Civic recalled to fix lighting flaw Honda is recalling the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe to repair a potential lighting problem. The recall affects nearly 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. Latest worry for Volkswagen owners: Wireless hack can unlock millions of Audis, Porsches, VWs If...Read More»

2017 BMW 330e i Performance
BMW vs. Tesla, Civic Hatch returns, Karma Revero: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW 330e comes for Tesla Model 3 in new ads: Does it miss? Traditionally, BMW's biggest rivals have been luxury automakers with massive market share--companies like Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. In press releases and news articles, those are the companies to which BMW compares itself and its sales. 10...Read More»

2017 Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento recall, BMW 2002, more Autopilot controversy: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Kia Sorento recalled for serious suspension problem Kia is recalling nearly 8,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious suspension problem that could boost the risk of...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Aluminum Super Duty, 2019 Audi A7, Plug-In confusion: What's New @ The Car Connection

Does it matter that the new 2017 Ford Super Duty is aluminum like the F-150? The truck market in the U.S. is very important. This is not a buyer base you want to upset when introducing a new truck, which is why the new 2017 Super Duty poses a risk for Ford. Mercedes to take on BMW's i with new...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Ford Super Duty, VW Polo GTI, electric car impact: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford fist fighting Ram, GM with new heavy duty truck package Officials at Ford will admit there's at least one place F-Series trucks don't reign supreme. World auto market hits new heights; 100 million sales by 2020? Most automakers have seen moderate U.S. sales growth in 2016. The stats are even...Read More»

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