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Auto supplier ZF turns focus to commercial sector with self-driving delivery vehicle
Auto supplier ZF turns focus to commercial sector with self-driving delivery vehicle

German auto parts giant ZF announced Wednesday that it is developing an autonomous electric delivery vehicle for “last mile” solutions with a $14 billion investment in the next five years. Even if you’ve never heard of ZF, it’s likely that your car, truck, or SUV uses parts...Read More»

2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive
Nissan, Infiniti, Mitsubishi to switch to Android-powered infotainment system for next generation

Smartphone compatibility is a major selling point in new cars, with a majority of new vehicles offering either Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or both with their standard infotainment systems. Nissan and Mitsubishi, members of the aptly-named Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, are taking things a...Read More»

2019 Genesis G70
2019 Genesis G70, Mercedes-AMG Project One, VW's electric future: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Genesis G70 undercuts Germans, costs $35,895 The 2019 Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan will directly challenge established rivals when it goes on sale this year, starting with its relatively low price. Genesis on Wednesday said that the 2019 G70 will cost $35,895 to start. 2019 Nissan Versa...Read More»

2019 Genesis G70
2019 Genesis G70 undercuts Germans, costs $35,895

The 2019 Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan will directly challenge established rivals when it goes on sale this year, starting with its relatively low price. Genesis on Wednesday said that the 2019 G70 will cost $35,895 to start. That price includes a mandatory $895 destination charge, and it's less...Read More»

2019 Nissan Versa Note
2019 Nissan Versa Note adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility

The 2019 Nissan Versa Note will be available with Apple and Android smartphone integration when the subcompact hatchback goes on sale soon, the automaker said Wednesday. Nissan's announcement puts the Versa Note hatchback in line with the Versa sedan, which also gained smartphone compatibility this...Read More»

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars
Lyft users reach 1 billion trips in six years, all in US and Canada

In the six years since the ride-sharing company was founded, Lyft has crested one billion rides. According to The Verge, while it took Uber about the same amount of time to reach the mark, Lyft accomplished this feat entirely within the U.S. and Canada, with no overseas operations to bolster...Read More»

2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
2019 BMW Z4 debuts, Ferrari Monza, Elon Musk's woes: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game BMW's on-again, off-again flirtation with topless driving changed its status back to "in a relationship" Tuesday when the German automaker detailed its 2019 Z4 roadster. Fidelity favors: The best loyalty discounts on cars, trucks, and SUVs If...Read More»

2018 Buick Regal TourX
Fidelity favors: The best loyalty discounts on cars, trucks, and SUVs

If there’s one brand you’re loyal to above all others when it comes to buying cars, you may be able to get a reward for your fidelity in the form of a serious discount. Some marques offer up to $3,500 in savings on select models these days, and Cars Direct on Tuesday laid out the...Read More»

2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game

BMW's on-again, off-again flirtation with topless driving changed its status back to "in a relationship" Tuesday when the German automaker detailed its 2019 Z4 roadster. The latest Z4 will come in two configurations—sDrive30i and M40i—with a choice of turbo-4 or turbo-6 power. An...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUV crashes well, scores Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 Subaru Ascent earned top marks from the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded crash testers said Tuesday. In its barrage of crash tests, the IIHS said that the 2019 Ascent earned "Good" marks in every test. Additionally, the IIHS said that the Ascent's child-seat anchors rated "Good" and...Read More»

Cargo in-Uber food service
Cargo in-car convenience store brings snacks and gum to your Uber

On your way to a date or business meeting in the back of an Uber and realize your breath could use freshening up? A new service called Cargo has a solution for that. According to CNBC, the start up aims to put fully-stocked boxes of snacks, toiletries, and more on the center consoles of...Read More»

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman
10,000 Mini Cooper Countryman crossover SUVs recalled over missing part

A plate that protects their fuel pumps from being punctured in a crash prompted BMW on Tuesday to issue a recall for 10,000 Mini Cooper Countryman crossover SUVs. The recall covers 2017 through 2019 Countryman models. To fix the issue, BMW-parent Mini said in government filings with the NHTSA that...Read More»

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
2019 Nissan Pathfinder, Ram 2500 Power Wagon, Audi e-tron debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

More features bump 2019 Nissan Pathfinder price to $32,225 The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder costs about $200 more than last year's model, but it now includes rear parking sensors and USB Type C ports. Audi dabbles in $1,395 monthly subscription program Audi earlier this month kicked off a trial...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
Audi dabbles in $1,395 monthly subscription program

Audi earlier this month kicked off a trial subscription program in the Dallas area. For $1,395 monthly, subscribers can pick two times a month to swap between five of the automaker's sedans, crossover SUVs, and convertibles. The cars included in the plan, which the automakers calls Audi Select, are...Read More»

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
More features bump 2019 Nissan Pathfinder price to $32,225

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder costs about $200 more than last year's model, but it now includes rear parking sensors and USB Type C ports. At $32,225 to start including a mandatory $995 destination charge, the front-wheel-drive 2019 Pathfinder S undercuts rivals such as the Toyota Highlander, Ford...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV
GM re-recalls 41,000 Chevy, GMC pickup trucks and SUVs over loose brake pedals

General Motors on Monday said that it will recall for the second time 41,000 Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks and a handful of police SUVs to fix brake pedals that may become loose. The recalled trucks include 2015 and 2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks...Read More»

2019 Cadillac XT4
2019 Cadillac XT4 driven, 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 43, 2019 Nissan Leaf: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Cadillac XT4 first drive review: Fashionably late, but a crossover to consider Cadillac can’t turn back time to capitalize on shoppers who’ve left sedans for tall-riding crossover SUVs. Volvo to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads before 2021 launch Following the debut of its...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC60
Volvo asks US government for tariff exemption for China-built XC60 crossover SUV

Volvo is the latest automaker to ask the U.S. government for an exemption from steep tariffs on Chinese-made SUVs, Reuters reported Friday. Buick asked trade officials in July for an exemption from a 25-percent tariff on its China-made Envision SUV earlier this year, although Volvo's interest in...Read More»

2019 Cadillac XT4
2019 Cadillac XT4 first drive review: Fashionably late, but a crossover to consider

Cadillac can’t turn back time to capitalize on shoppers who’ve left sedans for tall-riding crossover SUVs. It can’t take back the bad bet on a diesel powertrain in lieu of hybrid batteries. Perhaps it’ll rethink its plan to keep from the XT4 its SuperCruise driver-assist...Read More»

Electric-car charging stations at Ikea store parking lot
IKEA to use electric vehicles for home delivery in five global cities by 2020

If you’re waiting for the IKEA delivery truck carrying your new Liatorp media storage set to roll up, you may need to listen listen closely. The vehicle it rolls up in will likely be silent. The Swedish furniture and home goods giant said last week that it plans to make all home deliveries in...Read More»

Volvo 360C concept
Volvo to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads before 2021 launch

Following the debut of its pod-like autonomous concept earlier this month, Volvo has been granted permission by the Swedish Transport Agency to start real-world testing of its self-driving technology, with the goal of launching a consumer-ready vehicle by 2021. According to The Local and documents...Read More»

2019 Subaru BRZ
Limited-edition 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray looks to the clouds for $31,025

The 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray announced Thursday borrows its cloudy day-inspired Cool Gray Khaki paint scheme from the automaker's rough-and-tumble Crosstrek. For $31,025, the new limited edition tops the automaker's sports car lineup and is the latest in a long line of limited-edition BRZ...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
VW pushing for self-driving car industry standards

Volkswagen has reportedly been talking to its competitors about creating auto industry-wide standards for self-driving cars, Automotive News reported Friday. The automaker has talked to more than a dozen automakers and other firms involved in developing autonomous car technology about an alliance...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
VW Beetle squashed, Citroen DS 3, Chiense electric carmaker hits NYSE: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 VW Beetle Final Edition writes icon's final chapter The up-and-down saga of the Volkswagen Beetle finally has a conclusion—at least for now. VW pushing for self-driving car industry standards Volkswagen has reportedly been talking to its competitors about creating auto industry-wide...Read More»

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