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Summer driving, Ford Expedition pricing, Audi e-tron Sportback: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Summer driving, Ford Expedition pricing, Audi e-tron Sportback: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Summer is here. Is your car ready for the road? It's the first day of summer, so now would be a great time to ensure that your car is in shape for the vacations and road trips ahead. 2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890; up $4,570 from last year Our friends over at CarsDirect.com have sneaked...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry XSE
2018 Toyota Camry, Tesla Autopilot crash, Jaguar E-Pace: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid first drive Over the course of a long day last month, we drove five separate versions of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan. Until recently, it had been Toyota's best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for 15 years—but now it's been overtaken by the RAV4...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai's SUV offensive, Special Forces Chevy Tahoes, Trump's EPA: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai will go all-in on crossover SUVs Hyundai will expand its range of crossover SUVs from today’s three to five, within a couple of years. 2018 Buick Enclave will cost $40,970 to start, up $980 from last year When it arrives in dealerships later this year, the 2018 Buick Enclave will run...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Kona, VW diesel customers, Porsche at Le Mans: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona: a four-minute first drive The cars are running, the clock’s ticking when I slide sideways in the seat. Mirrors? Check. Youthful attitude? Check. Hyundai will go all-in on crossover SUVs Hyundai will expand its range of crossover SUVs from today’s three to five, within...Read More»

Waymo self-driving car prototype
Self-driving cars, Hyundai's new N brand, Used Teslas: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Congress has a roadmap for laws on self-driving cars Congressional leaders offered a plan this week to lay a basic framework for self-driving car testing and federal safety regulations for those cars. Study: Top global brands include plenty of tech firms and no automakers If you watch the news...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jan 2014
Polluting diesels, Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus, Chevy Bolt EV road trip: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Jeep, Ram diesels emit up to 20 times the legal limit of pollutants Remember West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE), home to the team of researchers who first told the world that Volkswagen diesels were designed to cheat on emissions...Read More»

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo
BMW 6 GT, Honda Civic Type R driven, Jaguar I-Pace electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo: BMW's not-quite-a-wagon, rebooted With its 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo, BMW has rebooted its not-quite-a-sedan, not-quite-a-wagon five-door hatchback. It's official: Tim Cook confirms that Apple is working on self-driving car software After years of speculation and...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition
Nissan's safety update, 2018 Hyundai Kona crossover, 2018 Honda Fit: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Nissan Altima updated with more standard safety tech If you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2017 Nissan Altima, you may want to look closely. Beginning this month, some Altimas arriving onto dealership lots will all be fitted with automatic emergency braking, an important safety...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord sedan prototype, Honda Tochigi R&D Center, Japan, June 2017
2018 Honda Accord driven, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed, 2018 Nissan Leaf updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Accord prototype first drive: V-6 deep-sixed, and better The 2018 Honda Accord will be an all-new version of the popular mid-size sedan last redesigned for the 2013 model year. Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road Around...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
Volvo XC60, Audi A5 Sportback, Honda Clarity: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD first drive: a timely reboot When are car companies most like computers? Forget about the future of self-driving cars, or Wall Street’s drive to turn Detroit into Silicon Valley, and vice versa. Hyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016
Tesla Model 3, Nissan automatic braking, Subaru BRZ tS: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model 3 will debut with only two options: color and wheels Henry Ford famously told people that they could order a Ford Model T in any color they liked, so long as it was black. More than a century later, Tesla seems to be taking a page from Ford's playbook. Nissan makes big safety tech...Read More»

2018 Buick LaCrosse
Buick's mild hybrid, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia on track, Toyota out of Tesla, What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Buick LaCrosse: changes where you can't see them With its 2018 LaCrosse, Buick is making some notable changes just a year after the latest version brand's flagship four-door went on sale. You won't see anything at first glance, but the changes under the LaCrosse's hood add up to better fuel...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota bets on Linux, Faraday Future, Hyundai Kona Electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota owners to get Linux system instead of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. Hooray? Nearly two years ago, Toyota stunned much of the auto world when it revealed that it had no plans to offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on any of its vehicles. Instead, Toyota said that it was going to build an...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Consumers giving up cars?, Porsche Panamera 4S driven, Cadillac CT6 driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Auto industry nightmare: consumers are giving up cars for good Unprecedented changes are taking place in today's auto industry. Companies old (e.g. Ford, Toyota) and new (e.g. Tesla, Waymo) are working overtime to make cars that run on battery power, drive themselves, and function as taxis. 2017...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Mazda CX-5 driven, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon deep dive, Paris climate pact: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring first drive At last count, there are roughly 75 billion different compact crossovers on the market vying to become your next family car. Elon Musk is ready to ditch Donald Trump over Paris Agreement pull-out Today at 3pm Eastern Time, Donald Trump will announce whether...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
VW's new 4-cylinder engine, next-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom, Electrics vs. hybrids: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Front-line four: Driving the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan's next 4-cylinder engine A new Volkswagen Tiguan is coming, and with it, a new generation for the German brand's lauded line of 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Still part of what VW calls the EA888 family, the new Gen 3B will...Read More»

car crash at intersection after running red light
Highway fatalities, Ford Focus RS Limited Edition, BMW i5 canned?: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The economy's on a roll--and so are highway fatalities The U.S. economy has come a long way over the past decade, from the highs of the housing bubble to the lows of the Great Recession and slowly, surely back again. Report: Electric cars will be cheaper than gas models by 2025 It's clear that an...Read More»

2018 Audi Q7
2018 Audi Q7, 2017 Honda Civic Si, Tesla solar roof: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus First Drive Review Admit it: the 2018 Audi Q7 is an ultra-luxurious minivan for those who cringe at the thought of sliding doors. 2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite
2018 Honda Odyssey priced, 2018 Genesis G80 driven, Hydrogen's future: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher than its arch rival, the Chrysler Pacifica. Study: People don't trust self-driving cars from Uber or Lyft Last September, we reported on a study showing that...Read More»

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