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FCA's diesel crisis, Infiniti QX50 concept, Trump on ethanol: What’s New @ The Car Connection
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»

2017 Jaguar XF S
Jaguar Land Rover recalls, Audi Q8 concept, Chinese subsidy cheating: What's New @ The Car Connection

2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque, 2013 Jaguar XF investigated following rollaway complaints Earlier this week, we reported on an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV stemming from 43 reports that the vehicles had rolled away while in "park". However, those aren't the only models...Read More»

Teaser photo for next Volkswagen I.D. electric-car concept, to be shown at 2017 Detroit Auto Show
VW bus concept, winter tires, Michigan's hybrid fees: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen teases another bus-like concept coming to Detroit The Volkswagen bus may have disappeared from the States a while ago, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from teasing us with potential replacements. What's New for 2017: Maserati There's something stirring about Maserati—the...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
VW's $2.9 billion fine, Volvo goes public, renewable energy under Trump: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen, Bosch to pay an additional $2.9 billion for Dieselgate Volkswagen's Dieselgate bill is growing by leaps and bounds. Today alone, reports indicate that total has soared by more than $2.6 billion due to the cost of fines, repairs, buybacks, and compensation to owners of the company's...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Autonomous Chrysler minivan, Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied, BMW 530e iPerformance: What's New @ The Car Connection

Waymo & FCA are building 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans For years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has been searching for a partner--a company to help FCA develop and build tomorrow's cars. He first tried hooking up with General Motors and Ford, both of which...Read More»

2017 Honda Accord
The average new car, Lambo Aventador S, Woz's Tesla: What's New @ The Car Connection

Car buyers in 2016 paid an average of $34,077, a record high Did you buy a new car this year? If you answered "yes", chances are good that you paid around $34,077 for it, when all was said and done. 2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: how smart is its infotainment system? As we barrel past 13,000...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
California vs. Uber, 10,000th McLaren, Trump appoints Musk: What's New @ The Car Connection

Well, that was fast: California puts the brakes on Uber's self-driving fleet Yesterday, we told you that Uber had brought its test-fleet of self-driving vehicles to San Francisco, and that the California Department of Motor Vehicles was not amused. Electric-car startup Lucid shows off first...Read More»

Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
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»

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