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2020 Toyota Corolla unveiled: More power, style for compact sedan
2020 Toyota Corolla unveiled: More power, style for compact sedan

With the 2020 Corolla Toyota unveiled Thursday at simultaneous events in China and the U.S., the automaker makes its most dramatic effort yet to shed the small car's stodgy image. When the 2020 Toyota Corolla goes on sale next spring, it'll have a split personality. Most Corollas will likely be...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport teaser
2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV teased ahead of LA revival

After rumors swirled at the start of 2018 over a reborn Honda Passport, the brand has confirmed the nameplate's revival. Honda teased the forthcoming mid-size crossover SUV on Thursday (#ThrowbackThursday) and announced the model will make its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The...Read More»

Uber Rewards program
Uber, Lyft roll out rewards programs

The ride-sharing industry has gotten more competitive in the past few years, and both Uber and Lyft will kick the rivalry up another notch with the launch of ride reward programs. Uber announced its rewards program on Wednesday and said it will initially roll it out in nine cities across the U.S...Read More»

2020 BMW M340i xDrive
BMW M340i, Frankencar, California's carpool lane stickers: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 BMW M340i revealed with more sporting aspirations On Tuesday, BMW expanded its M Performance range with the 2020 M340i sedan. Ford, Walmart team up for self-driving delivery program Ford and Walmart have teamed up to launch a new self-driving delivery service pilot with the help of Postmates...Read More»

Ford partners with Walmart for self-driving delivery service
Ford, Walmart team up for self-driving delivery program

Ford and Walmart have teamed up to launch a new self-driving delivery service pilot with the help of Postmates. The automaker announced Wednesday that Walmart and Postmates will help carry out the program, which intends to deliver a variety of goods to Walmart shoppers from the comfort of their...Read More»

2018 Zotye T600
Chinese Ford partner Zotye gears up to sell crossover SUV in U.S.

For years, the Chinese have promised to break into the U.S., and a second automaker has revealed its plans to finally do just that. Zotye, which works with Ford to build cars in China, detailed plans on Tuesday to begin selling a crossover SUV in the U.S. in 2020. The new company, called Zotye USA...Read More»

2020 BMW M340i xDrive
2020 BMW M340i revealed with more sporting aspirations

On Tuesday, BMW expanded its M Performance range with the 2020 M340i sedan. The 2020 BMW M340i features a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 to make 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to either the rear wheels or the brand's xDrive all-wheel-drive system via an 8-speed...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
Active safety tech, Aston Martin DBX SUV, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS: Automatic emergency braking reduces crashes in GM vehicles Sometimes technology is a good thing. New research presented by the IIHS Tuesday shows automatic emergency braking systems helped reduce the number of collisions and crash-related injuries in General Motors vehicles. What's New for...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
IIHS: Automatic emergency braking reduces crashes in GM vehicles

Sometimes technology is a good thing. New research presented by the IIHS Tuesday shows automatic emergency braking systems helped reduce the number of collisions and crash-related injuries in General Motors vehicles. The independent safety body said optional front crash prevention systems (which...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV added to Maven car- and ride-sharing fleet in Los Angeles, California
GM's Maven car-share service will add outside brands next year

General Motors' Maven car-share will make a big change next year. The brand's Peer Cars service let users share non-GM vehicles, Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Monday. The move could be a step toward Maven allowing users to rent out non-vehicle items, too. Peer Cars gives Maven...Read More»

2019 Jeep Wrangler
What's New for 2019: Jeep

It'll be hard for Jeep to follow up on last year. For 2019, America's off-road brand redesigned its Wrangler to be more comfortable in town and more capable where there's no cell service. This year, the newsmakers are the popular Cherokee and Renegade crossover SUVs. Both models see newly optional...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
What's New for 2019: Volkswagen

After adding a pair of crossover SUVs to its lineup last year, VW for 2019 reworked its passenger car lineup. A new VW Jetta joins the lineup, now riding on a more advanced platform shared with the Golf. The latest Jetta's 1.4-liter turbo-4 delivers 40 mpg on the highway and decent passing power...Read More»

2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Mazda CX-5, BMW 340i, VW's electric promise: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mazda CX-5 adds 2.5-liter turbo engine option, new Signature trim level A new 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine headlines updates to the 2019 Mazda CX-5. The brand's compact crossover also benefits from a new range-topping Signature trim level with softer leather upholstery and real wood...Read More»

VW Car-Net Siri integration
VW now lets Apple users unlock their cars with Siri

VW announced on Monday that its smartphone app now supports Siri commands for Apple users. Notably, Apple users can now unlock and lock their Volkswagen with a Siri voice command. After a user logs into the Car-Net app, a handful of new functions will be available with the typical "Hey, Siri" voice...Read More»

2019 GMC Yukon
2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali review update: Gracefully aging

Dig deep into the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali and you'll find parts designed to fit trucks from decades past—some from more than 30 years ago. What's incredible is that the Yukon remains relevant and worth serious consideration. GMC has upgraded the Yukon throughout the years with the latest...Read More»

2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Mazda CX-5 adds 2.5-liter turbo engine option, new Signature trim level

A new 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine headlines updates to the 2019 Mazda CX-5. The brand's compact crossover also benefits from a new range-topping Signature trim level with softer leather upholstery and real wood trim inside. Mazda announced details for the 2019 CX-5 at the 2018 Seattle...Read More»

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz S-Class prototype
Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to test self-driving cars in California

Mercedes-Benz and German supplier Bosch have announced they will begin a self-driving car pilot service next year in California. Mercedes parent Daimler said last week that the public self-driving car test service will roll out in San Jose, California, in the second quarter of 2019. Daimer and...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
Best Car To Buy 2019: Meet the runners-up

The 2019 Subaru Forester wowed us enough during our annual Best Car To Buy testing to take home our biggest award of the year. It wasn't an easy task for the Forester to nudge its way ahead during our testing. This year's field was one of the most competitive in recent history, with a range of...Read More»

2019 Toyota Yaris
Toyota eyes trimming passenger car lineup to boost profits

Toyota's coupes and small cars could be inching their way toward the chopping block. Automotive News reported Monday the automaker will look to end production of some cars. The news is hardly as drastic as Ford's decision to cut every passenger car from its lineup (save for the Mustang) to focus on...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 First Drive
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 airbag deployment fix rolls out

In September, owners of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 began to voice concerns over side-curtain airbags that would deploy suddenly while he or she tackled light off-road trails. The brand said last week it finally has a fix for the airbag deployment issue. Chevrolet said last week that it will fix all...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Best Car To Buy Awards: Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Tesla Model 3: What's New @ The Car Connection

Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2019 Some crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. 2020 Toyota Corolla to bow Nov. 15 With the...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2019

Some crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. It’s our Best Car To Buy 2019 and it’s our first repeat winner, following up on the 2014...Read More»

Teaser for 2020 Toyota Corolla debuting on November 15, 2018
2020 Toyota Corolla to bow Nov. 15

With the debut next week of its 2020 Corolla, Toyota will emphasize the global nature of its compact sedan. The 2020 Toyota Corolla will bow at the Guangzhou auto show in China on Thursday, and it'll make a simultaneous appearance at a private media event in California. The first time the U.S...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Legacy, Outback recalled for invalid fuel range display software

A software malfunction may incorrectly show the "miles-to-empty" figure, and the low-fuel light may not illuminate on 2018 Subaru Outback and 2018 Subaru Legacy vehicles, which prompted Subaru last week to issue a recall for its popular models. If the trip computer software doesn't work properly...Read More»

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