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Latest recalls, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Ford Fusion Hybrid police car: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Latest recalls, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Ford Fusion Hybrid police car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai, Kia recall 1.2 million vehicles to prevent premature engine failure Hyundai and its South Korean sibling, Kia, are recalling nearly 1.2 million cars and crossovers from the 2011 to 2014 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the engines in...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
Driven: 2018 VW Atlas, 2018 Audi S4/S5, 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volkswagen Atlas first drive: Super-sized Tired of watching its owners drive past VW showrooms when their families grew large enough for a three-row crossover, the German automaker finally has something to lure shoppers away from Ford Explorers and Honda Pilots. 2017 Audi A3, S3 recalled for...Read More»

2018 Subaru Outback
2018 Subaru Outback, 2018 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, Electric Mazda: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Subaru Outback is heavy on capability, light on refresh Subaru just revealed the 2018 Subaru Outback, lightly refreshed from last year's bestseller with a new grille, new headlights, and interior amenities. And we mean lightly—if it ain't broke, you know. Ford reaffirms promise of...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
Important recalls, Buick Regal TourX, Self-driving Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Why don't people get their recalled cars fixed? When you receive a recall notice from your car's manufacturer, do you immediately make plans to take it in for repairs? That question lies at the heart of "Consumer Preferences Regarding Vehicle-Related Safety Recalls", a new paper written by Michael...Read More»

Pedestrian crossing sign
Pedestrian deaths, Porsche's new magazine, Start-stop systems: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Careful crossing the street: pedestrian deaths soared 11 percent last year Earlier this year, two reports revealed that the number of auto-related fatalities in America increased sharply in 2016. A new study from the Governors Highway Safety Association suggests that pedestrian deaths may be partly...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Phoenix, Arizona media drive, March, 2017
2017 VW Jetta, Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster driven, Mirai vs. Model X: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Drive notes: 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SEL The people spoke and Volkswagen listened with its Jetta compact sedan. Uber's self-driving car program at risk from lawsuits, possibly flawed software There are plenty of metaphorical dumpster fires raging in America today, but few are as fascinating to watch...Read More»

Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]
VW fixing diesels, Volvo V90 Cross Country driven, new life for Google's Subarus: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen approved to sell repaired 2015 diesels, but will anyone want them? Volkswagen has been prohibited from selling diesel vehicles in the U.S. since news of its emissions-test-cheating fiasco first broke in September 2015. According to company spokesperson Jeannine Ginivan, however, that's...Read More»

2018 Ford Edge with SEL Sport Appearance Package
Ford recall, Kia Stinger, 90,000 miles in a Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

New Ford recalls affect 442,000 Edge, Escape, Fiesta, Fusion, and other models This morning, Ford Motor Company published details about four new recalls affecting more than 442,000 vehicles registered in North America. The vast majority were sold in the U.S. How to keep your teen from drinking and...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Acura TLX debuting at 2017 New York auto show
2018 Acura TLX, Lamborghini Urus, Next-gen Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Acura TLX peeks out ahead of auto show debut Glance quickly at this image released today showing off the 2018 Acura TLX and you might think you're looking instead at the brand's recently updated MDX crossover. America's infrastructure is so bad, gravel roads are making a comeback You know it...Read More»

2013 Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano recalled, Bugatti Chiron driven, Trump vs. climate-change: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2013-2014 Nissan Murano recalled over fire hazard: 57,000 vehicles affected Nissan has issued a recall for nearly 57,000 Murano crossovers from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that one of the components supplied for those vehicles may not...Read More»

Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
Uber's woes, Porsche Exclusive, Elon Musk drives first Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uber parks self-driving car fleet after wreck Ride-sharing giant Uber says it is parking its fleet of self-driving cars after an accident involving one of the experimental vehicles late last week in Tempe, Arizona. Deathwatch, continued: Faraday Future still stalled in the desert Why do we like to...Read More»

Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) (Photo by Millbrook Proving Ground)
2018 Toyota Sienna and Yaris, Dodge Demon, French investigating diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: Achieving the EPA's 2025 emissions goals could be 40 percent cheaper than expected If you follow car news at all, you know that U.S. president Donald Trump has announced a review of the auto emissions regulations approved by the Environmental Protection Agency during the final days of the...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sienna
2018 Toyota Sienna and Yaris, Dodge Demon, French investigating diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Tale of two hatches: New 2018 Toyota Sienna and 2018 Toyota Yaris unveiled Oh, sensibility. How we've missed you. 2017 Honda CR-V nabs Top Safety Pick+ award Honda's hot-selling CR-V crossover has been redesigned for 2017 and it's among the safest crossovers on the market, says the...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive
2017 Mazda CX-5, Porsche's profitability, mpg vs. jobs: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Mazda CX-5 video review The market for compact crossovers hasn't been this competitive—or this crowded—in the more than two decades the mini-utility vehicles have been on the road. Breaking: Americans still hate haggling over car prices Another day, another survey suggesting that...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Dieselgate raids, Audi A8, Toyota C-HR driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Germany ramps up Dieselgate probe, searching Audi offices, Volkswagen HQ, law firm The ongoing scandal known as Dieselgate appears be winding down in the U.S.--at least as far as the federal government is concerned. In Germany, however, things look to be getting worse, not better, for Europe's...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS500h
Service departments, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Tesla Model S: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Buick, Lexus top service satisfaction study, while Fiat, Land Rover bring up the rear Another month, another survey from J.D. Power. The firm's 2017 U.S. Customer Service Index examined how satisfied (or unsatisfied) vehicle owners and lessees were after taking their cars in for service. The...Read More»

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, Lexus UX, Porsche Mission E: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid to top range, start from $52,935 The terms "sport," "hybrid," and "crossover" have seemed incongruous, but luxury brand Acura hopes to change that with its 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid. Set to go on sale soon from $52,935 (including a mandatory $975 destination charge), the...Read More»

International Paper Company mill, 1973 [From EPA Documerica series]
EPA changes, Lucid Air, VW electrifies America: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Trump to reconsider EPA rules but let California continue setting its own regs Donald Trump is heading to Michigan, where he's expected to announce a review of federal emissions regulations that were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency just one week before the president took office...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Buick Enclave debuting at 2017 New York auto show
New Buick Enclave, Audi Q4, Luxury electrics: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 2018 Buick Enclave is almost here Ahead of its big family crossover's formal debut next month at the New York auto show, Buick has given us a little hint of what's to come for the 2018 Enclave. VW pleads guilty in U.S. over dieselgate; what's next? Since Volkswagen is deep in the midst of...Read More»

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