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Pickup headlamps, Corvette ZR1 spied, VW buyback a good idea?: What's New @ The Car Connection
Pickup headlamps, Corvette ZR1 spied, VW buyback a good idea?: What's New @ The Car Connection

Most new pickup trucks feature poor headlights, IIHS says The road ahead may not be very clear if you're driving a new pickup truck—even if you've optioned one up to mega truck status with fancy extra cost headlights. Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Lexus NX: Compare Cars It’s likely that the...Read More»

2017 Volvo S90
2017 Volvo S90, Tesla Autopilot, most expensive steering wheel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Volvo S90: Best Car to Buy Nominee We were ready to write off Volvo just a few years ago. Today? There may not be a car brand with a brighter future, and the company's luxurious S90 flagship sedan is perhaps the best evidence of that yet. Elon Musk has a Donald Trump moment, says critics of...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Honda CR-V, BMW 530e, carbon emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

Value-packed 2017 Honda CR-V unveiled Promising as big a leap forward as the last Civic redesign was over its predecessor, the 2017 Honda CR-V that goes on sale soon appears to be a vast upgrade over its rather dowdy—but hugely popular—predecessor. What's New for 2017: Jeep Jeep...Read More»

Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga
Volkswagen Atlas, 2017 BMW 5-Series, 500,000 Teslas?!: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen's new crossover will be called 'Atlas': can it bear the burden of saving VW? Volkswagen's got at least 99 problems in the U.S., but the name of its brand-new, mass-market crossover ain't one. According to Auto News, it's going to be called the VW Atlas--which is appropriate, considering...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy bets on diesel, Ford Focus RS driven, Electric Mini confirmed: What's New @ The Car Connection

Despite VW's diesel woes, Chevy to offer diesel-fueled Cruze in U.S. Apparently diesel is not a dirty word in Detroit. The domestic automaker will offer not only one diesel-powered passenger car, but three by 2018. J.D. Power finally conducts a study about tech usability It's no secret: in-car...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model X
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»

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