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Care by Volvo subscription service reaches Canada with some changes
Care by Volvo subscription service reaches Canada with some changes

Canadians will now have full access to something they’ve never had before. Well, other than recreational marijuana. As of Tuesday, Volvo’s subscription ownership service, Care by Volvo, will now be available to Canadians—with a couple caveats. The service allows Canadians use of a...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60
2019 Volvo S60, Ford Shelby GT500 leaked, Cheaper Tesla Model 3: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volvo S60 first drive: Sublimely looking beyond SUVs Volvo refuses to ignore sedans—and wagons. Even though about 80 percent of the vehicles that leave the automaker’s showrooms are high-riding crossover SUVs, it’s sedans—and wagons—that put Volvo on the map. GM...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Suburban
GM recalls raft of Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC vehicles over noncompliant seatbelts

General Motors on Tuesday said that about 16,000 sedans, SUVs, and hatchbacks may have left its factories with rear seatbelt retractors that do not lock correctly when a child seat is installed. The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 model year vehicles, including the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60
2019 Volvo S60 first drive: Sublimely looking beyond SUVs

Volvo refuses to ignore sedans—and wagons. Even though about 80 percent of the vehicles that leave the automaker’s showrooms are high-riding crossover SUVs, it’s sedans—and wagons—that put Volvo on the map. The 2019 Volvo S60 and its V60 wagon sibling may not tip the...Read More»

Roll by Goodyear trial store in Maryland
New Goodyear stores, Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition, Tesla's China bid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Goodyear to sell tires direct to consumers, offer mobile installation The four tire stores in the Washington, D.C., area that Goodyear opened on Monday share little other than the smell of fresh rubber with typical greasy auto repair shops. 2018 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4 review update: SUV from...Read More»

2019 Nissan Titan
2019 Nissan Titan and Titan XD's new Apple, Android compatibility pumps price to $31,785

With its newly standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, the 2019 Nissan Titan will cost $31,785 to start. That's up $360 over last year and that price includes a mandatory destination charge. MORE: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado’s new turbo-4 rated at 21 mpg combined Moving up to the...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sequoia
2018 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4 review update: SUV from the land before time

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia's design is nearly old enough to start preparing for its bar mitzvah. The second-generation Sequoia full-size SUV bowed in 2007, so long ago that its rivals have all been redesigned. That's not to say the Sequoia hasn't been updated, but it's as old as the trees it's named...Read More»

Roll by Goodyear trial store in Maryland
Goodyear to sell tires direct to consumers, offer mobile installation

The four tire stores in the Washington, D.C., area that Goodyear opened on Monday share little other than the smell of fresh rubber with typical greasy auto repair shops. The new Roll by Goodyear stores aren't just different looking, with their minimalist, Apple Store-like decor. Goodyear says...Read More»

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
NHTSA investigating Ford F-series Super Duty tailgates for opening without warning

Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup truck owners have found their tailgates have been flying open without warning while driving, according to complaints filed to the NHTSA. According to a report published by CarComplaints.com on Tuesday, the NHTSA has received multiple complaints from F-250 and F-350...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Express
GM recalls its full-size Chevy, GMC vans over fire risk

General Motors on Tuesday said that it will recall about 30,000 full-size vans to trim insulation around electrical components that could catch fire. The recall covers 2016 through 2018 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans fitted with a specific type of rear climate control system. In those vans...Read More»

2019 BMW X7
2019 BMW X7 first look: Maximum crossover SUV

With the 2019 X7, BMW stands ready to take on the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Finally. It's taken the German automaker a while to get the hint that well-heeled American families are eager to buy three-row crossover SUVs draped in leather with powerful engines under their hoods. By those...Read More»

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars
Lyft expands monthly ride-hail subscription service nationwide

Ride-hailing giant Lyft said Monday that its monthly subscription service is now available nationwide. For $299 per month, "All-Access Pass" subscribers get 30 rides costing up to $15 apiece. Anything over $15 is charged directly to the rider's credit card through the Lyft smartphone app. MORE...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Honda airbag theft, Porsche Panamera GTS, Hyundai Nexo driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Thieves are stealing Honda airbags and reselling them on the black market In the past, car thieves have gone for unattended items, radio head units, and even the car itself. Now they’re going for airbags. According to a report by USA Today, there has been a recent spike in airbag thefts in...Read More»

2019 Honda CR-V
Thieves are stealing Honda airbags and reselling them on the black market

In the past, car thieves have gone for unattended items, radio head units, and even the car itself. Now they’re going for airbags. According to a report by USA Today, there has been a recent spike in airbag thefts in many major markets around the country. The airbags, which can sell for over...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
The ultimate guide to compact crossover SUVs

Shopping for a compact crossover SUV is like looking through the menu at most popular chain restaurants: choices abound. The most popular crossover SUVs come in a few flavors that aren’t always easy to directly compare. To help out, we’ve put our shopping shoes on and picked the...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ
GM dealers to offer factory-backed extended bumper-to-bumper warranties

General Motors dealers on Monday began offering extended full-coverage new-car warranties that the automaker said are the first of their kind. Rather than extending coverage for certain components like other factory-backed warranties, GM's new, extra-cost warranty is a complete extension of the...Read More»

2019 Buick Regal Avenir
GM warranty boost, Mercedes GLE hybrid, Hyundai Kona EV driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM dealers to offer factory-backed extended bumper-to-bumper warranties General Motors dealers on Monday began offering extended full-coverage new-car warranties that the automaker said are the first of their kind. Group calls on Hyundai, Kia to recall 2.9 million vehicles for fire risk The...Read More»

2015 Kia Soul
Group calls on Hyundai, Kia to recall 2.9 million vehicles for fire risk

The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety called on Hyundai and Kia on Friday to recall 2.9 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. for fire risk due to reported consumer concerns. The group noted there have been more than 220 complains to the NHTSA about fires since 2010 and another 200 about melted wires...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz HD matrix LED headlights
US to allow brighter, self-dimming headlights on new cars

With many new cars, trucks, and SUVs failing to meet more stringent headlight safety standards from the federal government and the IIHS, the NHTSA announced Thursday it plans to change regulations to help headlight development. The agency said in its report that it plans to allow development of...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
BMW fire recall, Traffic light-free future, Tesla tax credits: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. 2019...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars

BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. In government filings, BMW said that incorrect electrical...Read More»

2019 Toyota C-HR
2019 Toyota C-HR recalled over wheel loss risk

Toyota on Thursday said that it will recall its subcompact crossover SUV over concerns that their rear wheels could come off due to improperly tightened bolts. The recall covers just a handful of 2019 Toyota C-HR vehicles—about 700, Toyota said in a statement. MORE: Read our 2019 Toyota C-HR...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Scientific study examines morality of self-driving car maneuvers involving pedestrians

It’s a question asked many times by philosophy professors, autonomous car engineers, and even the former hosts of Top Gear: if a self-driving car is barrelling towards a pedestrian in the road and has the option to swerve and put other pedestrians in danger, which alternative should it...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Mazda adds CarPlay, Audi e-tron driven,Bollinger's electric pickup: What's New @ The Car Connection

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2018 Mazda 3 The 2018 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback joined the ranks of compact cars available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Lyft hires former Obama DOT secretary Anthony Foxx as chief policy officer Ride-sharing giant Lyft has an eye...Read More»

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