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2020 Insight gets a small price bump, 2020 Corvette gets Stingray name, Tesla drops base models: What's New @ The Car Connection
2020 Insight gets a small price bump, 2020 Corvette gets Stingray name, Tesla drops base models: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda Insight hybrid sedan gets $135 price bump, efficiency stays the same The new Honda Insight sedan will cost incrementally more in base versions, but its estimated fuel economy won't change at all. Sticking around, VW redesigns 6-speed manual transmission VW redesigned its 6-speed manual...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2020 Honda Insight hybrid sedan gets $135 price bump, efficiency stays the same

The mighty frugal Honda Insight returns for the 2020 model year, though shoppers will be met with a $135 price hike. Honda said on Monday the hybrid sedan will cost $23,860 after a $930 destination charge. Aside from a new Platinum White Pearl exterior color available, no options or standard...Read More»

VW MQ281 6-speed manual transmission
Sticking around, VW redesigns 6-speed manual transmission

Volkswagen isn't prepared to say goodbye to the manual transmission and debuted its redesigned 6-speed unit Monday. The brand said the redesigned manual transmission focuses on efficiency and shaving carbon dioxide production while driving. Total, the gearbox will help save up to 5 grams per...Read More»

2019 Subaru Outback
2019 Subaru Outback and Legacy models recalled for faulty welds

A small number of 2019 Subaru Outback and its sedan cousin, the Subaru Legacy, will be recalled. According to information Subaru filed with the NHTSA on July 11, the Japanese automaker is recalling 2,107 Outback and Legacy models. Legacy sedans and Outback wagons share a similar skeleton and are...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Voyager
2020 Chrysler Voyager starts low, Aston Martin Valkyrie aims high, classic Mini with an EV twist: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Chrysler Voyager van will cost $28,480 The revived Chrysler Voyager minivan costs less than rivals from Toyota and Honda, but lacks standard active safety features found on many other vans. 2020 Lincoln Navigator adds smartphone key, active safety features to luxury SUV Lincoln's luxury hauler...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
Ford recalling 8K Ranger pickups for seat belt defect

Some 2019 Ford Ranger pickups will be recalled for a seat belt defect. The automaker said Friday it will recall 7,580 Ranger extended-cab models for a right-front seat belt assembly issue. The recall only affects Ranger SuperCab models. Trucks that feature the faulty seat belts may not hold...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Voyager
2020 Chrysler Voyager van will cost $28,480

For 2020, the Chrysler Voyager minivan returns and we know it will hit dealership lots with a starting price of $28,480, which includes destination. Prices come from early ordering guides reported Wednesday CarsDirect. The $28,240 figure nets buyers a Voyager L base model, while the LX sees the...Read More»

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Yes, car seats expire and here's why

We hear it all the time: "Car seats don't actually expire. That's just a ploy by the manufacturers to get you to spend more money and buy new stuff." It doesn't matter how many times we hear it; it's still not true. Car seats expire, and your kid's safety could depend on you recognizing that fact...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Navigator
2020 Lincoln Navigator adds smartphone key, active safety features to luxury SUV

The SUV with an old-school take on luxury has learned some new tricks. On Monday, Lincoln announced that its 2020 Navigator would add as standard a smartphone-based key and a suite of active safety features including blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and...Read More»

Lyft, Aptiv to provide rides for blind individals
Lyft, Aptiv will supply rides to blind or visually impaired people

Ridesharing company Lyft and self-driving car startup Aptiv want to make sure that blind or visually impaired people can still get where they need to go. Both companies said this week they have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind to provide rides to blind or visually impaired...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
Diesel Equinox discontinued, VW-Ford tie-up on AVs and EVs, best deals for green cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

Chevy shelves slow-selling diesel Equinox model for 2020 The diesel-powered Chevrolet Equinox won't return due to relatively low fuel costs and a high premium for the optional engine. BMW and Daimler announce partnership for self-driving cars The two automakers aim for a semi self-driving car to...Read More»

2017 Hagerty Teen Drive Golden
Drivers ed isn't enough for new drivers, Volvo report finds

Americans agree on one thing: when it comes to driver's education, the system is seriously lagging. The Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Volvo found the majority of Americans believe the standard driver's license test is outdated, at a minimum. More than half of the respondents said they feel the...Read More»

BMW Vision iNext concept
BMW and Daimler announce partnership for self-driving cars

BMW and Daimler joined forces to develop self-driving car technology. The two typical rivals said in separate announcements last week that the partnership is a long-term contract to help bring autonomous vehicle technologies to market quicker. Specifically, the agreement aims to put Level 4...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
Chevy shelves slow-selling diesel Equinox model for 2020

Chevy won't sell a turbodiesel-powered Equinox crossover for 2020, the automaker confirmed this week. Chevrolet spokesman Kevin Kelly told The Car Connection on Thursday that the slow-selling model won't return. "We did discontinue the diesel engine option in the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox due to low...Read More»

Ford-VW partnership
Ford, VW announce multibillion-dollar partnership for self-driving cars and electric cars

Ford and Volkswagen announced Friday a widening partnership between the two automakers and detailed a multibillion-dollar partnership to develop autonomous cars. Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess announced the deal in New York and said VW would invest $2.6 billion in Ford-backed...Read More»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
Bye-bye Beetle, Cadillac's committed to clutch pedals, and return of the Rocketman: What's New @ The Car Connection

Final Volkswagen Beetle leaves assembly plant in Mexico after storied run The final third-generation Beetle will roll off the assembly line in Puebla, Mexico, likely to be the last gas-powered Beetle ever. Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive sedan nets perfect safety score from federal testers Following...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
Mazda recalls 262K CX-5, Mazda 3, Mazda 6 cars for engine stall issues

Three Mazda vehicles will be recalled for problems that could cause their engines to stall. According to documents Mazda filed with the NHTSA and published this week, the CX-5 crossover, Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, and Mazda 6 sedan are all included in the recall. The affected models come from the...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander
Toyota now plans to build future, new SUV at new Alabama assembly plant

The Mazda-Toyota joint car plant in Huntsville, Alabama, hasn't yet made its first car, but Toyota has already shifted its plans for the new facility. On Wednesday, Toyota said it won't build additional Corolla models at the new plant, and instead, the factory will produce a future SUV. Details on...Read More»

NHTSA test of 2019 Tesla Model 3 AWD
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive sedan nets perfect safety score from federal testers

Federal highway officials this week gave the 2019 Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive electric sedan a perfect, five-star overall score for crash safety, including five stars in every subcategory. The perfect mark from the NHTSA follows a similar rating for rear-drive versions of the Model 3 released...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Review Update: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2.7 is a commuter’s companion

Just as drivers are getting used to turbochargers under the hood of a full-size pickup truck, Chevrolet wants us to get onboard with a turbo-4. Wait, aren’t 4-cylinders for small cars? Not these days. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brings new technology, a massive bed, and a turbo-4 to...Read More»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
Final Volkswagen Beetle leaves assembly plant in Mexico after storied run

The Volkswagen Beetle has met the end of the road. This week, the final Beetle model will roll off the assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico. VW said Wednesday the last 2019 VW Beetle is a coupe finished in Denim Blue and will remain local to Mexico. After celebrations, the car will join the VW Museum...Read More»

2020 Buick Enclave
2020 Buick Enclave, Bentley electric concept car, Tesla Model 3 safety: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Buick Enclave arrives with new Sport Touring trim, power massagers The biggest Buick crossover has a few new features and a sporty appearance package to carry families into the new year. Mazda recalls nearly 8K CX-9 crossovers for faulty wiring Some 2018 Mazda CX-9 crossovers could be fitted...Read More»

2020 Buick Enclave
2020 Buick Enclave arrives with new Sport Touring trim, power massagers

Buick's biggest family crossover has new tricks to help ease the pain of shuttling everyone around, all day. The 2020 Buick Enclave arrived Wednesday with a new sporty appearance package and standard in-seat massagers on top trims. Buick said the 2020 Enclave would go on sale later this summer and...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-9
Mazda recalls nearly 8K CX-9 crossovers for faulty wiring

Mazda will recall certain 2018 CX-9 crossovers for faulty airbag wiring that may keep the passenger-side airbags from deploying in a crash, the company said last month. The recall affects 7,854 crossovers. Mazda said in a statement that weak retention connectors in wiring harnesses could keep the...Read More»

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