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LED street lights, 2016 Ford Taurus, 2017 Bentley Mulsanne: What’s New @ The Car Connection
LED street lights, 2016 Ford Taurus, 2017 Bentley Mulsanne: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Are LED street lights making drivers sleepy and fat? The AMA thinks they might If you've been to a hardware store lately, you know that the big thing in lighting is no longer compact fluorescents, but LEDs. America's cities have noticed, too, and they're in the process of...Read More»

Production-spec Ford GT at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans
VW Dieselgate update, 2016 Ram 1500, 2017 Ford GT: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Fix deadline extended again, Muller promises 30+ electrics by 2025 Next Tuesday, June 21, is the big day: the day that Volkswagen has been ordered to reach an agreement with federal regulators regarding the company's plans to repair and/or...Read More»

Mopar ’16 Ram 1500 Rebel
VW Strategy 2025, 2016 Dodge Durango, Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Volkswagen's 10-year plan doubles down on electric cars, cuts spending Reeling from a scandal that has cost the automaker tens of billions already in sales and penalties, Volkswagen announced Thursday a 10-year plan staked heavily on electric cars to revive the automaker...Read More»

2017 Nissan 370Z
Tesla at Nordstrom, 2017 Chevy Trax, 2017 Nissan 370Z: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Who needs dealers? Tesla wants to sell cars at Nordstrom In many parts of the U.S., Tesla Motors has had to fight tooth and nail to set up shop and show off its all-electric cars. Those efforts haven't always been successful. 2017 Chevrolet Trax Review After just a couple...Read More»

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR first drive review
Dangerous cities for drivers, 2016 Chevy SS, 2017 Jaguar F-Type: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Detroit is America's most dangerous city for drivers This summer, many of us will take road trips, hitting the open highways, rolling down the windows, and letting the wind blow through our hair. That'll be a welcome change of pace from the bumper-to-bumper traffic and...Read More»

2017 BMW 330e i Performance
CX-3 vs. HR-V, Tesla Goodwill Agreement, 2017 BMW 3-Series: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3: Compare Cars We're in the midst of a small-SUV explosion. Big-name automakers are slotting new utility vehicles at the entry position in their lineups, blending hatchback bodies with tall-wagon rooflines and SUV-style all-wheel drive. Under...Read More»

2017 Volvo S90
2017 Volvo S90, electric car tipping point, Transformers 5 Mustang: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Volvo S90 review The 2017 Volvo S90 sedan arrives to replace the S80 in the Swedish automaker’s lineup. Though it’s more than that; Volvo is starting over, with the S90 a fully reconceived flagship sedan—built on a new platform, with new engines under...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² (European spec)
2017 Audi A7, 2017 Mercedes G-Class, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Fiat Chrysler wants more partnerships--now, with Uber & Amazon If Game of Thrones has taught us anything, it's that success depends on strategic partnerships. Sergio Marchionne has taken that message to heart: after wooing Volkswagen and General Motors (and getting shot...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Too many luxury cars, VW Dieselgate update, Tesla Model S 60: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Are there too many luxury cars? Cadillac needs to know Cadillac is in the process of reinventing itself--or at least its public face. The question is: what will it become? And perhaps more importantly: where will it fit in today's crowded luxury market? Volkswagen...Read More»

Jannarelly Design-1
2016 Honda Pilot, Infiniti autonomous cars, Jannarelly Design-1: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test: what we'd change Last week, we picked 7 things that keep us grabbing the keys to our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD for long road trips. Now it's time for the nitpicking. Infiniti's version of Autopilot to be offered on...Read More»

VLF Destino
2017 Mazda CX-3, Uber in Saudi Arabia, VLF Destino: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Mazda CX-3 changes little in sophomore year The Mazda CX-3 crossover hatchback returns for its sophomore year, little changed. Mazda announced yesterday that the 2017 CX-3 goes on sale in July, sporting the same base price tag as last year. Uber launches in Saudi...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Faraday Future, 2016 Honda Accord, 2017 Mercedes E-Class Wagon: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Faraday Future hasn't produced its first car but already wants a second plant--in California In April, start-up automaker Faraday Future broke ground on a $1 billion production facility outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Though that plant won't be completed until 2018 at the...Read More»

2018 Audi A5 Coupe (Euro-spec)
Paris bans older cars, 2016 VW Passat, 2018 Audi A5: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Sacre vroom! Paris bans cars in the city center Air pollution is a major problem in many city centers. So, what's the solution? The powers-that-be in Paris, France think it's banning older cars. 2016 Volkswagen Passat: fitting the family While many American families have...Read More»

2017 Genesis G80 (Korean spec)
More Takata recalls, 2017 Audi A4, 2017 Genesis G80: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: More Takata recalls: Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger; Lincoln MKX, MKZ, Zephyr; Mercury Milan For the people who work at Takata, today is a no-good, very bad day. Just as we finished writing up half a dozen new Takata-related recalls posted by National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
2016 Honda Pilot, 2016 Lexus LX 570, 2017 BMW 3-Series GT: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: 7 reasons to buy one We're entering month four with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and the miles continue to roll up without a hitch. That's as we expected. We spent a lot of time with the Pilot last year in its run-up to...Read More»

2016 Subaru Levorg STI Sport
2017 Audi TT, 2017 Ford Fusion, Subaru Levorg STI Sport: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Toyota Yaris recalled for suspension problem Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 3,100 Toyota Yaris hatchbacks from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from suspension problems that could increase the likelihood of...Read More»

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo
Memorial Day traffic, 2016 Jaguar F-Type, 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Jaguar F-Type review New for 2014, Jaguar's F-Type added a hardtop coupe edition that impressed us even more than the roadster. The outshining continues this year, as the F-Type lineup adds all-wheel drive and a new manual-transmission option on base versions—and...Read More»

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Tesla software updates, 2016 Discovery Sport, 2017 Porsche Panamera: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Tesla quietly updates software to test new Autopilot features Software updates are a necessary evil. On the downside, if you're unfortunate enough to experience one during the workday, it can eat up an hour or more of productivity. And of course, sometimes updates change...Read More»

Rick Hendrick takes delivery of the 2017 Acura NSX with VIN 001
Takata recall expanded, 2016 Kia Optima, 2017 Acura NSX: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly...Read More»

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