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Tesla Autopilot, Germans look to ban gas and diesel, Nissan Leaf upgraded: What's New @ The Car Connection
Tesla Autopilot, Germans look to ban gas and diesel, Nissan Leaf upgraded: What's New @ The Car Connection

German officials call Tesla Autopilot a "traffic hazard" In the year since Tesla Autopilot debuted, it's acquired plenty of fans and foes. In the former column, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, hackers, and this guy. In the latter, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Transportation Safety...Read More»

2015 Audi A7
170,000 Audis recalled, Porsche 718s driven, the 133 MPGe Prius Prime: What's New @ The Car Connection

Audi recalls A6, A7, Q5, Q7 to fix fuel leaks: 170,000+ U.S. owners affected This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued two recalls for Audi vehicles, both of which stem from potential fuel leaks--and therefore, potential fire hazards. More than 170,000 cars and...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex - latest version of MyFordTouch
Infotainment lawsuits, Ram Rebel TRX, Paris Motor Show: What's New @ The Car Connection

Lawsuits against MyFord Touch move forward: will this discourage automakers from doing infotainment? Remember MyFord Touch and MyLincoln touch, the infotainment systems that shoppers loved and loved to hate? Three years ago, owners sued Ford over the systems' glitchy, underwhelming performance...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew
Interest in self-driving cars, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram Rebel TRX: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Interested in self-driving cars? New survey shows that consumers aren't fully onboard If you're a fan of autonomous vehicles, Kelley Blue Book's Future Autonomous Vehicle Driver Study, has good news and bad news. (If you don't like the thought of self-driving cars, just substitute "bad" for "good"...Read More»

Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept
2017 Ram 1500, 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD, VW ID concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Rebel Yell: 2017 Ram 1500 gets blacked-out treatment; other trucks get more chrome The 2017 Ram lineup is going big before it makes its move back up to Sterling Heights in Michigan. The truckmaker announced Wednesday that several trims are getting special treatment this year, ahead of the...Read More»

2017 Toyota Highlander
F-150 vs. Ram 1500, 2017 Toyota Highlander, 2018 Ford Mustang: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500: Compare Trucks In this golden age of pickup trucks, from fuel economy to crash safety, the workhorses of the automotive world have never done a better job of doubling as passenger cars. Likewise, with tow and payload ratings at all-time highs, today's light-duty, full-size...Read More»

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster, Guards red
2017 Jeep Compass, 2017 Porsche 718, 2017 Nissan GT-R: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The new 2017 Jeep Compass manages to actually look like a Jeep Jeep took the covers off its newest Compass on Monday night at its Goiana, Pernambuco plant in Brazil ahead of its North American debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The unveiling in the southern half of the hemisphere...Read More»

2017 Cadillac XT5  -  First Drive
Apple and McLaren, Cadillac XT5 top safety pick, Mercedes Urban eTruck: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Apple and McLaren, Cadillac XT5 top safety pick, Mercedes Urban eTruck: What’s New @ The Car Connection Why would Apple want to buy McLaren anyway? Earlier this week, reports began circulating that Apple was in talks to buy McLaren Technology Group, the parent company of supercar manufacturer...Read More»

Subaru EyeSight safety system
Automatic braking, Audi S7 spied, Ford trucks versus electrics: What's New @ The Car Connection

Is automatic emergency braking a must-have in your next car? Our poll results For anyone who thinks that autonomous vehicles are the cars of the future, we hate to break it to you, but they're already here. In fact, they've been stealthily rolling into showrooms over the past several years, one...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica aces crash test, Audi Q5 teased, Lyft to go driver-less: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS calls 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan Top Safety Pick+ The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica earned the highest marks from the IIHS in crash safety for any minivan yet, the insurance-funded agency announced Tuesday. Great Britain gets serious about distracted driving The problem of texting and driving...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Diesel's last breath, Supra spied, California carpool lanes: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen Dieselgate update, 1 year later: U.S. diesels dead? Yesterday marked a grim anniversary in the automotive world: one year earlier, on September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publicly accused Volkswagen of equipping 482,000 Audi and VW diesels with defeat devices that...Read More»

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera 4 e-Hybrid, 2018 Jeep Compass, Kia Soul EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 e-Hybrid to take on Tesla Model S... sorta Porsche will take to the stage at the Paris Motor Show later this month with a new plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera sedan that will offer a high level of performance without using gasoline. What technology do you want most in...Read More»

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Volvo V90 Cross Country, Porsche emojis, Tesla depreciation: What's New @ The Car Connection

The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country climbs luxury wagon mountain Volvo took the wraps off its 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon Thursday and confirmed what no one apparently knew until now—luxury wagons are the new luxury crossovers. 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack first drive: Playing catch-up...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
Chevy Volt aces crash tests, Audi updates Q3, Tesla vs. Virginia: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chevrolet Volt rated 'Top Safety Pick+" by IIHS Over the past few years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made its ratings process more challenging for automakers. However, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt has passed its IIHS tests with flying colors, nabbing the highly coveted rank of...Read More»

2017 BMW 7-Series
Google car, 7-Series vs. S-Class, 2017 Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Would you buy a car made by Google? Our poll results A week ago, we reported on a new survey from TECHnalysis Research. It revealed that a majority of Americans would consider purchasing vehicles made by Google or Apple, if those vehicles were ever to hit the market. BMW 7-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2017 Genesis G80
Apple electric car, CTS vs. G80, Chevy Bolt EV range: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Is Apple canning the electric car it never publicly discussed? Project Titan may be the worst-kept secret in the automotive world. It is, of course, the hush-hush division of Apple tasked with building an autonomous, electric car. Genesis G80 vs. Cadillac CTS: Compare cars It wasn't that long ago...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue, 2016 Miami auto show
Nissan Rogue goes Hybrid, Next-gen Mercedes SL, TDI engineer pleads guilty: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Nissan Rogue picks up Hybrid model Nissan will spread its hybrid technology to another model in its lineup for the 2017 model year, in the form of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid. Volvo launches autonomous cars in Sweden & autonomous trucks in mines A couple of weeks ago, Uber unleashed a fleet of...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover Discovery, Audi A5 Sportback, the dying family sedan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Land Rover Discovery teased ahead of Paris debut A long-overdue replacement for the Land Rover LR4 will debut in just a few weeks at the Paris Motor Show, where it will reprise a name that Americans haven't seen in more than a decade: Land Rover Discovery. Survey: A majority of Americans would...Read More»

2016 Dodge Dart
Dart is dead, Land Rover Discovery, Bolt vs. Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

RIP, Dodge Dart: Model makes an early exit, no 2017 version to come There's no easy way to say this, so we won't beat around the bush: the Dodge Dart is dead. Again. 2017 Subaru Forester Review The Subaru Forester is a compact utility vehicle with wagon-like practicality and standard all-wheel...Read More»

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