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GM and Uber, 220 mph Land Cruiser, Nissan e-Power: What's New @ The Car Connection
GM and Uber, 220 mph Land Cruiser, Nissan e-Power: What's New @ The Car Connection

The #1 way to protect your car from thieves: don't leave your keys inside When car thieves cruise through town looking for targets, certain things get their attention--things like unlocked doors, or vehicles parked on dark, deserted streets. What's New for 2017: Acura Acura sees the return of its...Read More»

2017 Buick Envision
Buick Envision driven, Mercedes GLE detailed, Quebec going zero emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Buick Envision First Drive: A thoroughly multilingual crossover You don't have to be a math whiz to see why Buick sought to plug the most glaring hole in its lineup with a new five-seat crossover. Anchored at the bottom end by its (very) subcompact Encore, the Buick crossover range was as wide...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
Chevy Bolt EV driven, Aston Martin Timeless, Mercedes goes electric: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV video road test: Car first, electric second It's difficult to assess just how far General Motors has come with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport priced from $22,485 Hyundai says its new Elantra Sport will sticker from $22,485 when it hits the market soon as...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
BMW recall, McLaren P14 spied, emissions testing: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW recalls 136,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix stalling & fuel leaks BMW is recalling a wide range of cars and crossovers from 2007 to 2012 to address a problem with their fuel systems, which could cause vehicles to leak fuel and stall. What's New for 2017: Buick The Buick lineup operates...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 VW Atlas, Lincoln Continental driven, Hyundai targets diesel VWs: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
Dieselgate update, new Ferrari spied, Chevy Bolt video: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: settlement package finally approved, Audi may buy back 25,000 Q7s Many Americans reported hearing a long, heaving sigh yesterday afternoon. While initial reports suggested that the noise might've been caused by a great ebbing in The Force, further investigation has...Read More»

2018 Lexus LC 500h
Reliability report, Mercedes-AMG E63, New Fisker: What's New @ The Car Connection

Consumer Reports' most reliable brands: Toyota, Lexus, and...Buick? Critics are a lonely bunch, and the folks at Consumer Reports are no exception. While many shoppers trust what the magazine has to say, more than a few think it's been unduly judgy when it comes to Detroit car brands. Subaru WRX...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
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»

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