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Nissan Titan XD recall, BMW 5 Wagon spied, Electric emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection
Nissan Titan XD recall, BMW 5 Wagon spied, Electric emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD recalled for fuel tank flaw Nissan is recalling select 2016 Titan Diesel XD pickups to address a problem with their fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
VW quits diesel in U.S., New Audi R&D lead, Zero electric motorcycles: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen chief: VW is done with diesels in the U.S. If you're an Audi fan, you were probably sad to learn that your fave luxury brand plans to offer just one diesel model in its U.S. lineup. But buck up, kiddo: that's one more than fans of Audi's mass-market sibling, VW, will have to choose from...Read More»

2009 Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage recalled, Mercedes backs off of diesel, Prius Prime takes on Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 3500
Ram diesel scandal; 2017 Jeep Compass; BMW's electric milestone: What's New @ The Car Connection

2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel owners sue Fiat Chrysler, alleging emissions cover-up Volkswagen may soon have company in the courtroom: Ram and Dodge Ram owners are suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, claiming that nearly 500,000 of the company's diesel trucks fail to meet emissions standards. Skip the...Read More»

At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)
Faraday (no) Future?; VW e-Golf; Cadillac's first plug-in hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Deathwatch in the desert? Faraday Future halts construction of billion-dollar plant Remember Faraday Future, the electric-car startup backed by Chinese bajillionaire Jia Yueting? The company that hoped to unseat Tesla as America's youngest, hippest manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles? 2017 Mini...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S with glass roof option
Tesla Model S, Alfa Romeo's first SUV, Chrylser Pacifica Hybrid driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model S is the most-loved car in America How much do you love your new car? And just as importantly, what do you love about it? That's the kind of data that marketing firm Strategic Vision tries to gather for its Customer Love Index. 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fire risk: nearly 70,000...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Best Car to Buy 2017, Mercedes S650, VW/Audi criminal charges : What's New @ The Car Connection

Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017 Each year, The Car Connection's editors drive hundreds of vehicles, over thousands of miles, to rate and rank every new car. The Car Connection's Driver's Choice award winners Each year we drive hundreds of new vehicles to bring you...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Accent
Accent vs. Fiesta, 2016 Honda Pilot safety, 2018 VW Golf facelift: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2016 Ford Fiesta vs. 2016 Hyundai Accent: Compare Cars Ford's Fiesta and Hyundai's Accent both fall into the subcompact category, which has often included first cars for new drivers or purchased as an extra car by drivers who simply want basic transportation--usually for no more than one person...Read More»

2017 Jeep Patriot
Automotive Mendoza Line, view of the US market, more Ferrari hybrids: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Where good cars end and bad cars begin: The automotive 'Mendoza Line' Right-handed Mario Mendoza stood in the batter's box July 14, 1979, like he had nearly 500 times before that day. The bushy-haired, bespectacled shortstop for the Seattle Mariners had recently traded one coast for the other...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500 Night Package
Ram’s 2017 lineup, older drivers grow, Chevy Camaro 1LE: What’s New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2017: Ram With gas under two bucks a gallon in many parts of the United States, it's no surprise that Fiat Chrysler's Ram division has had a stellar 2016. Nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers are over 65: are America's roads ready for them? The Department of Transportation recently...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler Pacifica crash test, Ford Focus RS video, Fuel-cell ferries: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chrysler Pacifica aces federal crash test The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been awarded the government's top rating for its crashworthiness, the NHTSA announced today. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2017 Honda Pilot Last year's Best Car to Buy (according to us) has received a noteworthy...Read More»

Rolls-Royce Dawn Inspired by Fashion
Rolls-Royce Dawn, Audi A5 Cabriolet, What VW will do with TDI buybacks: What's New @ The Car Connection

Rolls-Royce 'Dawn--Inspired by Fashion' isn't for everyone, and that's the point It would be easy to ridicule the newest offering from Rolls-Royce: a bespoke version of the company's new Dawn convertible called "Dawn--Inspired by Fashion". Jaguar F-Pace: Best Car to Buy 2017 Nominee After sitting...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch
GM and Uber, 220 mph Land Cruiser, Nissan e-Power: What's New @ The Car Connection

The #1 way to protect your car from thieves: don't leave your keys inside When car thieves cruise through town looking for targets, certain things get their attention--things like unlocked doors, or vehicles parked on dark, deserted streets. What's New for 2017: Acura Acura sees the return of its...Read More»

2017 Buick Envision
Buick Envision driven, Mercedes GLE detailed, Quebec going zero emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Buick Envision First Drive: A thoroughly multilingual crossover You don't have to be a math whiz to see why Buick sought to plug the most glaring hole in its lineup with a new five-seat crossover. Anchored at the bottom end by its (very) subcompact Encore, the Buick crossover range was as wide...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
Chevy Bolt EV driven, Aston Martin Timeless, Mercedes goes electric: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV video road test: Car first, electric second It's difficult to assess just how far General Motors has come with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport priced from $22,485 Hyundai says its new Elantra Sport will sticker from $22,485 when it hits the market soon as...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
BMW recall, McLaren P14 spied, emissions testing: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW recalls 136,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix stalling & fuel leaks BMW is recalling a wide range of cars and crossovers from 2007 to 2012 to address a problem with their fuel systems, which could cause vehicles to leak fuel and stall. What's New for 2017: Buick The Buick lineup operates...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 VW Atlas, Lincoln Continental driven, Hyundai targets diesel VWs: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
Dieselgate update, new Ferrari spied, Chevy Bolt video: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: settlement package finally approved, Audi may buy back 25,000 Q7s Many Americans reported hearing a long, heaving sigh yesterday afternoon. While initial reports suggested that the noise might've been caused by a great ebbing in The Force, further investigation has...Read More»

2018 Lexus LC 500h
Reliability report, Mercedes-AMG E63, New Fisker: What's New @ The Car Connection

Consumer Reports' most reliable brands: Toyota, Lexus, and...Buick? Critics are a lonely bunch, and the folks at Consumer Reports are no exception. While many shoppers trust what the magazine has to say, more than a few think it's been unduly judgy when it comes to Detroit car brands. Subaru WRX...Read More»

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