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Consumers giving up cars?, Porsche Panamera 4S driven, Cadillac CT6 driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Consumers giving up cars?, Porsche Panamera 4S driven, Cadillac CT6 driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Auto industry nightmare: consumers are giving up cars for good Unprecedented changes are taking place in today's auto industry. Companies old (e.g. Ford, Toyota) and new (e.g. Tesla, Waymo) are working overtime to make cars that run on battery power, drive themselves, and function as taxis. 2017...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Mazda CX-5 driven, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon deep dive, Paris climate pact: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring first drive At last count, there are roughly 75 billion different compact crossovers on the market vying to become your next family car. Elon Musk is ready to ditch Donald Trump over Paris Agreement pull-out Today at 3pm Eastern Time, Donald Trump will announce whether...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
VW's new 4-cylinder engine, next-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom, Electrics vs. hybrids: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Front-line four: Driving the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan's next 4-cylinder engine A new Volkswagen Tiguan is coming, and with it, a new generation for the German brand's lauded line of 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Still part of what VW calls the EA888 family, the new Gen 3B will...Read More»

car crash at intersection after running red light
Highway fatalities, Ford Focus RS Limited Edition, BMW i5 canned?: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The economy's on a roll--and so are highway fatalities The U.S. economy has come a long way over the past decade, from the highs of the housing bubble to the lows of the Great Recession and slowly, surely back again. Report: Electric cars will be cheaper than gas models by 2025 It's clear that an...Read More»

2018 Audi Q7
2018 Audi Q7, 2017 Honda Civic Si, Tesla solar roof: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus First Drive Review Admit it: the 2018 Audi Q7 is an ultra-luxurious minivan for those who cringe at the thought of sliding doors. 2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite
2018 Honda Odyssey priced, 2018 Genesis G80 driven, Hydrogen's future: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher than its arch rival, the Chrysler Pacifica. Study: People don't trust self-driving cars from Uber or Lyft Last September, we reported on a study showing that...Read More»

2017 Aston Martin DB11
2018 Ford Expedition, 2017 Aston Martin DB11, US sues FCA: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Most capable full-size SUV for towing? The 2018 Ford Expedition, again One of the last provinces for full-size SUVs are its ability to haul, tow, drag, or lug myriad toys up and down interstates, from one campsite to the next. After all, car-based seven-seaters can offer the same interior space...Read More»

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
GMC Yukon Denali, Memorial Day travel, Uber’s woes: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 GMC Yukon Denali updated with new look, 10-speed automatic To update its 2018 Yukon Denali, GMC has fitted the big SUV with a high-tech new transmission and the automaker has revised its exterior styling. AAA: Memorial Day travel will hit a new high If you're planning to get out of Dodge (or...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited, long-term road trip
Chrysler Pacifica road-trip, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon priced, Smart ForTwo electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: not just a passenger hauler Minivans are dual-nature vehicles—as adept at transporting humans as they are cargo. Ford adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto with first over-the-air update Today, much of the auto world's attention is focused on the game...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen video explaining diesel emissions
Diesel emissions, Ford fires CEO, Dieselgate fixes approved: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Diesel emissions are higher than expected (and cause 38,000 more deaths each year) Diesel emissions are a serious problem--as serious as a heart attack (literally). Diesel Ram, Jeep models resubmitted to EPA; closer to sale now? Jeeps and Ram pickups with the company's 3.0-liter diesel...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crash testing, BMW's next M5, GM's electric car plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fiat Chrysler is about to be sued over diesel emissions say insiders Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hasn't exactly been ahead of the curve on developing electric cars. Nor has it done much work on self-driving vehicles (though its partnership with Waymo has picked up some of the slack). 2018 Subaru...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza vs. 2017 Honda Civic
Bricklin’s next venture, Civic vs. Impreza, Tesla turns down Uber: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The man who brought Subaru to America plans chain of car dealerships and art galleries Five decades ago, a man by the name of Malcolm Bricklin brought Subaru to America. More than a few people thought the guy was crazy, including plenty of Subaru executives, but today, we realize that Bricklin was...Read More»

IIHS tests show benefits of side underride guards for semitrailers
Crash testing, BMW's next M5, GM's electric car plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

IIHS tests side underride guards on semis (and the results are worth watching) One year ago, in May 2016, Joshua Brown's Tesla Model S collided with the side of a big rig in Florida. The sedan's top was sheared off by the semi, killing Brown instantly. The car rolled 100 feet further before coming...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Ride-share battles, Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road, Honda Clarity clarified : What’s New @ The Car Connection

Waymo's new plan to undo Uber? Building self-driving cars for Lyft In case you hadn't noticed, the relationship between Uber and Google spin-off, Waymo, has been tense the past few months. In February, Waymo filed suit against Uber, claiming that the ride-sharing giant has been using Waymo's...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series, IIHS crash test
BMW 5-Series crash-tested, Chevy Colorado ZR2 driven, Hyundai Ioniq fuel economy: What’s New @ The Car Connection

IIHS names 2017 BMW 5-Series a Top Safety Pick+ BMW's latest mid-size sedan has received an excellent score for both its crashworthiness, its optional headlights, and its available collision-avoding technologies from the insurance industry-funded IIHS. 2018 Honda Odyssey first drive video Minivans...Read More»

2017 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
Flammable BMWs, Ford GT driven, Chevy Bolt EV ad: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Are BMWs bursting into flames? People who believe in spontaneous human combustion are used to getting weird looks when they explain their opinions to skeptics. Some BMW owners know just how they feel: a number of them claim that their cars have burst into flames in much the same way, for no...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2018 BMW 2-Series, Eco-car deals: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio priced above direct rivals, but loaded with features The first SUV in Alfa Romeo's lineup comes with a modest price premium compared to its direct rivals—but there's more to this story than just dollars. Mercedes-Benz gives up on U.S. diesels (for 2017 at least) In...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Toyota RAV4 price cuts, Next-gen Infiniti QX80, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota slices 2017 RAV4 price by up to $1,330 Toyota has chopped up to $1,330 off of the price of its 2017 RAV4 crossover. That's a heck of a deal for those in the market, but this price change does come with some asterisks attached. Faraday Future releases video of its FF 91 electric car 'on the...Read More»

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport and Mazda MX-5 Miata RF driven, Electric car sales spiffs: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport: first drive With small utility vehicles selling in record numbers, now often replacing compact and mid-size sedans, automakers have launched more and more models to expand their lineups. Automatic emergency braking now standard on 2017.5 Nissan Rogue Though it's just a few...Read More»

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