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Faraday's lack of a future, Subaru BRZ, Nissan Rogue Hybrid: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Faraday's lack of a future, Subaru BRZ, Nissan Rogue Hybrid: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Faraday Future teeters on the brink of collapse say insiders The photo above was taken last April at the groundbreaking ceremony for Faraday Future's $1 billion plant in Nevada. VW embeds Amazon's Alexa in its cars Volkswagen will become the first automaker to make Amazon's Alexa concierge service...Read More»

IIHS crash tests 2016 Ford Mustang
Top Safety Pick+ explained, Dodge Demon, 37 mpg diesel pickup: What’s New @ The Car Connection

How to be sure you're buying an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ car You've seen the TV spots. You've read the ads. You've visited the automaker's website. That new car you want is very safe, they proclaim. It has received top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety—the Top Safety Pick+...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Self-driving cars, 2018 Bentley Continental GT spied: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Self-driving cars could put 2 million people with disabilities to work, save $1.3 trillion each year Motorists of all ages are concerned about self-driving cars. Uber and Lyft drivers are worried about losing their jobs, while others simply doubt that computers can drive as well as humans. (Fun...Read More»

2018 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
BMW 4-Series, Mini Countryman JCW, '18 Nissan Leaf : What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 BMW 4-Series arrives with updated look, stiffer suspension BMW has given us some details about what's to come for its 4-Series coupe, sloped-roof sedan and convertible lineup for 2018. While they may not look much different from the 2017s currently on dealer lots, the 2018s gain a stiffer...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS, 2017 Detroit auto show
Takata recall expanded, BMW 5-Series driven, BMW launches its diesels: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Lexus to offer hybrid version of LS luxury sedan When Lexus took the wraps off of its revamped flagship last week at the Detroit auto show, it did so without mentioning anything about a hybrid version—something that the brand has become associated with. Here's when the Chevrolet Bolt EV goes...Read More»

2017 Toyota 4Runner
Takata recall expanded, BMW 5-Series driven, BMW launches its diesels: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster One week before a new U.S. president is sworn into office, a second major automotive scandal--the one involving Takata's fatally flawed airbags--is coming to an end. Report: Justice Department to probe Fiat Chrysler over...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500 HFE, Denver, CO, April 2016
Jeep/Ram diesel violations, Mercedes beats BMW, Tesla P100D Ludicrous: What’s New @ The Car Connection

EPA: Diesel Jeep SUVs, Ram trucks violate Clean Air Act Calling it a "clear and serious violation" of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency said today that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) installed emissions control devices on certain Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram 1500 trucks...Read More»

2017 Detroit Auto Show Walkaround
Detroit auto show, Dodge Challenger Demon, Prius Prime confusion: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Detroit auto show: Here's what debuted The city of Detroit—at least its central core—is bustling now more than it has in years, but was the same true within the walls of its sprawling convention center for the 2017 Detroit auto show? Volkswagen pleads guilty to felonies, to pay...Read More»

GM & Lyft launch Express Drive program
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»

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