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Border tax, Bugatti Chiron, Tesla's logo explained: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Border tax, Bugatti Chiron, Tesla's logo explained: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota takes on Trump's border tax, asks dealers for backup Donald Trump's protectionist policies have been lauded in some corners, but they've also sparked outcries and protests from private individuals, government officials, and more than a few companies. Manual transmissions will survive; here's...Read More»

FordHub in New York's Westfield World Trade Center
Ford's brand gallery, Porsche 911 GTS driven, China could be next eco-center: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford launches first 'brand gallery' in New York, focusing on mobility In 2015, Cadillac chief Johann de Nysschen announced plans to create high-tech boutiques for his brand. The idea didn't come out of thin air: the boutiques were similar to the ones he'd planned for Audi and the ones that Tesla...Read More»

Brandfon Honda dealership
Border tax, 2018 Corvette, U.S. out of Paris climate agreement: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Trump's border tax faces more opposition--this time, from auto dealers During his first week in office, Donald Trump made headlines over two border-boosting policies. Yesterday, the American International Automobile Dealers Association announced plans to fight one of the president's proposals tooth...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Self-driving cars, 2019 Toyota Supra, Tesla Model 3 orders: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Germany working toward legislating self-driving cars The German government has drafted a law that would allow self-driving cars to operate on the Central European country's streets (or straße) that would place the burden for wrecks on drivers and not vehicles themselves. Trump's tariffs: good...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150
F-150 recall, AMG Project One, Arnold's hydrogen G-Wagen: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Ford F-150 recalled to fix software glitch This morning, Ford issued a safety recall for the 2017 Ford F-150 pickup. According to the automaker, a software glitch could cause the truck's instrument cluster to malfunction under certain conditions. Takata really, really, really wants to avoid...Read More»

Walmart store sign (via Wikimedia)
Walmart to sell cars, Dodge Demon shown, Clueless on electrics: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Nation's largest retailer (Walmart) to help sell the priciest product we buy (cars) America's decades-old dealership model has been under attack lately. The best example of comes courtesy of Tesla, which now sells its electric vehicles directly to consumers, both online and in showrooms. To do...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport
Third rows, Ford GT top speed, BMW and Nissan EVs: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Is the third row in a crossover worth it? Just because something says on its package that it can do something doesn't always mean that it should. That's just the case with many three-row crossover and SUV vehicles. They're advertised as seven-seat vehicles, which sounds like enough room for your...Read More»

Subaru Crosstrek teased
Subaru Crosstrek teased, 2018 BMW Z5 spied, Hybrid share down: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Subaru Crosstrek to debut next month The all-new 2018 version Subaru's remarkably popular Crosstrek quasi-crossover will make its debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show in Europe. To whet the appetites of those eager to take the new Crosstrek to their local ski slope, the automaker has...Read More»

Faraday Future FF 91
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»

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