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Paris bans older cars, 2016 VW Passat, 2018 Audi A5: What’s New @ The Car Connection
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»

2016 Mazda CX-9
Autonomous cars fears, 2016 Mazda CX-9, 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Study: Drivers growing more afraid of autonomous cars The world is full of ironies big and small. For example, autonomous cars are the Next Big Thing, but people don't seem to want them. 2016 Mazda CX-9 review For a brand that leans heavily on its performance credentials...Read More»

BMW 2002 Hommage concept, 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
7-Series vs. S-Class, Genesis future plan, BMW 2002 Hommage: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: BMW 7-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Compare Cars The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series are large sedans that serve as the flagship models of their respective brands. Both of these sedans have typically been among the first in the world to offer advanced technology...Read More»

2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn
2016 Chevy Malibu, 2016 GMC Terrain, 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu video road test The Chevrolet Malibu is one of the longest-running nameplates in the brand's history, but history hasn't always been kind to it. The last Malibu wasn't Chevy's best effort. It was small for its class, and its gas mileage didn't keep...Read More»

Volvo 40.1 concept
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2016 Infiniti Q50, Volvo compact cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe review The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport received a substantial refresh this year that helps cement its status as Hyundai's go-to 'tweener in its SUV lineup. Sandwiched between the bigger, three-row Santa Fe (which was also updated for 2017) and smaller...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car
2016 Tesla Model X, 2017 GMC Acadia, Camaro Funny Car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Tesla Model X review Buyers won't find anything like the 2016 Tesla Model X in the luxury SUV market, and that's saying something in a segment occupied by the exceptional likes of Range Rover, Porsche, and even Bentley. 2017 GMC Acadia first drive review When GMC...Read More»

2017 BMW M240i Convertible
2016 Toyota Avalon, 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, 2017 BMW 2-Series: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Toyota Avalon review The 2016 Toyota Avalon isn't the type of car that begs you to own it or drive it. It's not sexy or sporty. But it has luxury, comfort, and quiet down pat, it's as comfortable as a pillow-top bed, and it does a fair job of convincing us out of the...Read More»

Toyota FT-1 concept, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
2016 Kia Optima, buttons banished, BMW and Toyota sports cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Clutter or clarity: How soon will automakers banish buttons? You certainly wouldn't be an outlier to think that a vehicle dash that's cluttered with individual buttons looks so dated. 2016 Kia Optima video road test The Kia Optima has officially arrived. Before 2011, it had...Read More»

Teaser for new concept thought to preview upcoming Volvo XC40
Porsche Macan, Nissan takes control of Mitsubishi, Volvo XC40: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Porsche Macan review The Porsche Macan didn't take long to become the brand's second-best-selling vehicle. It was new for the 2015 model year, and already, it's running just behind the bigger Cayenne in the dollar-denominated popularity contest. Nissan takes...Read More»

2016 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, Naval Air Station Lemoore
Mitsubishi scandal, Nissan home energy, Hennessey Venom GT: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: All Mitsubishi cars in Japan may be affected by fuel economy scandal Less than a month ago, Mitsubishi admitted to lying about fuel economy stats for roughly 620,000 cars sold in Japan. The scandal affected another major automaker, too, because Mitsubishi produced 482,000...Read More»

2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door
2016 Cadillac CT6, 2016 VW Passat, 2017 Mini Seven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Cadillac CT6 first drive review Cadillac is on a quest. It wants to be the next Benz, the new BMW, the up and coming Audi. It has some truly excellent cars that put it in contention. 2016 Volkswagen Passat: why we're doing a long-term test We’ve just welcomed a...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport
Cruze vs. Corolla, 2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Ram 1500 Stinger: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Chevy Cruze vs. Toyota Corolla: Compare Cars Despite the surging popularity of utility vehicles, today's small sedans are do-it-alls. They're practically mid-size these days, and the top entrants still sell hundreds of thousands of units a year. 2016 Honda Civic video road...Read More»

Zolland Design retro conversion for the 991-series Porsche 911
2016 Buick Cascada, 2017 Honda Ridgeline, retro Porsche 911: What’s new @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Buick Cascada second drive review To a great number of Americans, the quintessential spring break involves cruising a Miami Beach, taking in the sun with the top down, picking up some friends, and maybe heading out to Key West. 2017 Honda Ridgeline first drive review...Read More»

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