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2016 Toyota Avalon, X5 Vs. XC90, new VW Touareg: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2016 Toyota Avalon, X5 Vs. XC90, new VW Touareg: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Toyota Avalon review The 2016 Toyota Avalon isn't the type of car that begs you to own it or drive it. It's not sexy or sporty. But it has luxury, comfort, and quiet down pat, it's as comfortable as a pillow-top bed, and it does a fair job of convincing us out of the...Read More»

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8
2016 Mercedes Metris, 2016 BMW 7-Series, Aston Martin Vantage GT8: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris preview Although the name "Metris" is new, the Spanish-built Mercedes-Benz is not. It's known everywhere else as the Vito, a name roundly rejected by U.S. market research. BMW issues recall and stop-sale for 2016 7-Series models BMW North America...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
Lexus haggle-free prices, 2016 Porsche 911, 2017 Lincoln Continental: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Lexus aims to go haggle-free, dealers grumble For many car shoppers, haggling is a relic of days gone by. To them, haggling feels like mimeographs or three-martini lunches: once part of a business person's daily routine, but woefully out of date. 2016 Porsche 911 review The...Read More»

New Ford GT
2016 Lexus RX, 2016 Tesla Model S, Ford GT ready for order: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Lexus RX video road test The Lexus RX is a trend-setter. It's been the best-selling vehicle in the luxury brand's lineup since it was new. It convinced other luxury brands that crossover SUVs were the way to big profits. 2016 Tesla Model X SUV recalled for seat...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet  -  First Drive, April 2016
2016 Fiat 500X, 2016 Dodge Dart, 2017 Mercedes S-Class: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Ford F-150 tops pickup crash-test ratings; Ram 1500 needs improvement Full-size pickup trucks, some might argue, have squared up the past few years. The competition is tight, and they're ever closer in profile, appearance, and size, and hauling ability. 2016 Fiat 500X...Read More»

2016 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
2016 Toyota Prius, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, Hennessey Venom GT: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Toyota Prius Crash-Tested, Earns Top Safety Ratings The fourth generation of the Toyota Prius has only been on sale for a few months. Yet with the release this week of federal crash-test results, and of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test results just...Read More»

Ed Welburn and Michael Simcoe
2016 Chrysler 200, 2016 Chevy Equinox, Henrik Fisker yacht: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Chrysler 200 review The Chrysler 200 made its debut last year, and is a dramatic improvement over the former model of the same name (and yes, the Sebring nameplate, too). For 2016, these stylish mid-size sedans return for their second model year with just a few feature...Read More»

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
Peugeot Citroen in U.S., 2016 BMW X1, 2017 Shelby GT350: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Peugeot Citroen will begin its American campaign by taking on Uber & Zipcar Last month, we heard that French auto group PSA Peugeot Citroen was planning a return to the U.S. What we hadn't heard at the time was exactly how the company planned to take on such a...Read More»

2017 Audi A3 Sportback (European spec)
2017 Cadillac XT5, texting and walking, updated Audi A3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Cadillac XT5 review It’s now been more than 15 years since Cadillac reinvented itself with Led Zeppelin-infused ads and an edgy Art & Science design theme that really showed up the lozenge-shaped exteriors of the time. Texting and walking? Not in New Jersey...Read More»

2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio
VW Dieselgate update, 2017 Audi R8, 2017 Acura NSX: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Dealers confront VW execs, FTC sues, sales hit the skids The Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal began making headlines over six months ago, so you might think that the worst of it would be over by now. You would be wrong. 2017 Audi R8 review Before...Read More»

Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris concept
2017 Audi A4, Tesla Model 3, Spyker electric SUV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Audi A4 first drive The sport-sedan niche is full of great cars. It’s not just a 3-Series game anymore, not with the ATS, the C-Class, and the Q50 grabbing plenty of laurels of their own. Tesla Model 3 revealed; should you get in line for $35k, 215-mile electric...Read More»

Tesla Model 3
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, 2016 VW Passat, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer review The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is the oldest compact sedan in the segment—it's now entering its ninth year—and inevitably one of the back markers when compared against others. It's working hard to keep up and represents good value for...Read More»

Roborace autonomous race car concept
2017 Chrysler Pacifica, autonomous racing, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica review The minivan was invented in the 1980s. Since then, the reputation's been the same. We call them big-box bores. They’re functional to a fault, but sporty? No, not really. Sexy? Not so much. Honda helps develop a pocket-sized breathalyzer...Read More»

Karma
Autonomous cars, 2016 Subaru WRX, 2017 Karma sedan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Will autonomous cars succeed? It depends on how quickly we upgrade our roads In writing about autonomous cars, we tend to discuss the advances in (or shortcomings of) self-driving technology. We make assessments based on how well (or how poorly) autonomous vehicles have...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150 MVP
Takata airbag update, 2016 GMC Canyon, 2016 Ford F-150 MVP: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Honda quietly asked Takata for new airbags in 2009, didn't notify NHTSA [Updated] Honda has taken lots of heat over the past couple of years because of its close relationship with Takata. 2016 GMC Canyon review The GMC Canyon, and its near-twin, the Chevy Colorado, were...Read More»

Trans Am SE Bandit Edition based on the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro
2017 Subaru Impreza, 2017 Camaro ZL1, new "Bandit" Trans Am: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Subaru Impreza video preview Subaru is best known for its all-wheel-drive wagons, and for its racy WRX. But what about mainstream economy cars? 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 video preview The latest Chevy Camaro isn’t a pure muscle car any more. It’s a great...Read More»

Genesis New York concept, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Acura MDX, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Genesis concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Acura MDX video preview The Acura MDX is one of the standouts in the luxury crossover SUV class, with great room for passengers and strong performance. What’s it missing? How about a hybrid version? That's what Acura unveiled at the 2016 New York auto show. 2017...Read More»

2017 Nissan GT-R
2017 Hyundai Ioniq, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2017 Nissan GT-R: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq preview The Hyundai Ioniq is a five-door hatchback that breaks new ground among the most fuel-efficient and "green" cars by offering three different powertrains: hybrid, all-electric, and plug-in hybrid. While several makers offer plug-in variants of...Read More»

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H
2016 Ford Fusion, 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2014 Nissan Rogue recall expands to fix Bosch fuel pump problem Last summer, Nissan recalled more than 76,000 Nissan Rogue crossovers from the 2014 model year. At the same time, BMW recalled over 18,000 sedans from 2014 and 2015, mostly from the automaker's 3-Series and...Read More»

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