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2022 Mini Cooper refreshed with new bumpers, $500 price bump
2022 Mini Cooper refreshed with new bumpers, $500 price bump

The 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible receive mild updates, new front ends, and more standard technology. The Cooper gets a $500 price increase to start at $23,750, including a destination fee of $850, the automaker announced late Tuesday. The small urban car continues in three body styles...Read More»

2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop
2022 Mini Cooper refreshed, SSC Tuatara sets land-speed record: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Mini Cooper refreshed with new bumpers, $500 price bump The 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible receive mild updates with some new front skins and more standard tech. Car thefts spike in 2020 due to pandemic, economy Car thefts were up 9.2% in 2020, according to the National Insurance...Read More»

Stolen car still from NICB
Car thefts spike in 2020 due to pandemic, economy

The number of stolen cars jumped 9.2% over 2019, according to a preliminary report issued by the National Insurance Crime Bureau on Tuesday. There were 878,080 auto thefts in 2020, which is the highest number in more than a decade, and by a significant margin, NICB President David Glawe said in a...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2022 Honda Odyssey starts at $33,265, loses HondaVac

The 2022 Honda Odyssey minivan is on sale now with a starting price of $33,265, Honda announced earlier this month. The represents a $300 increase over the abbreviated 2021 model, which had a price increase of $1,000 when it went on sale August 3. That's not the only price increase: Mandatory...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2022 Honda Odyssey arrives, 2021 Acura TLX revisited, EVs attract interest: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Honda Odyssey starts at $33,265, loses HondaVac In-van vacuum caught in supplier snafu, so Honda's moved ahead with the '22. Kia cancels K900 and Cadenza sedans for 2021 Two more sedans go down as victims of SUVs as the slow-selling Kia K900 and Cadenza sedans won't return for the 2021 model...Read More»

2020 Kia K900
Kia cancels K900 and Cadenza sedans for 2021

Kia confirmed it is discontinuing the K900 full-size sedan and Cadenza large sedan for the 2021 model year, Car and Driver reported Tuesday. The news follows a week after Kia announced a shortened name (Motors was dropped), a new logo, and plans to launch seven electric vehicles in the next few...Read More»

2020 Nissan Frontier
Nissan confirms Frontier pickup truck will carry over until 2022 redesign

The 2021 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup truck will be a carry-over model until the redesigned 2022 model debuts early this year, Nissan confirmed to The Car Connection on Monday. "The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier will debut in early 2021," Nissan spokesperson Kevin Raftery said via email. "A model...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
What's New for 2021: Nissan

Nissan made a lot of news in 2020, but not for all the right reasons. Former CEO Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from house arrest in Japan to exile in Lebanon overshadowed the struggling Japanese brand's aggressive overhaul of 10 models in 20 months. But 2020 was all about resiliency, and Nissan...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada
Nissan brand overview for 2021, Lotus develops new lineup, Tesla Model S chop top: What's New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2021: Nissan Nissan made plenty of news in 2020 in the midst of a product onslaught, and most 2021 models will come with advanced safety features. Nissan confirms Frontier pickup truck will carry over until 2022 redesign The 2021 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup truck will be a...Read More»

2022 Buick Enclave
Refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave to launch later this year

The refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave three-row crossover SUV will debut later this year, Buick announced during a brand overview on Thursday. GM's premium automaker was mum on details about its largest vehicle, but in twin teaser images the family hauler sports revised front and rear ends with a new...Read More»

2021 Buick Envision with Sport Touring package
2021 Buick Envision previewed, 2021 Durango Hellcat sold out, 2021 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV review: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Buick Envision preview The redesigned 2021 Buick Envision crossover SUV seats five, rides on a new platform with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and comes with a sharper look, and top Avenir trim. Refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave to launch later this year Buick teased images of the refreshed 2022 Buick...Read More»

25 years of the airbag
Ford forced to recall 3 million vehicles with Takata airbags

Ford must recall 3 million older model vehicles with defective Takata airbags in the latest ruling from the NHTSA, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The NHTSA denied petitions filed by Ford and Mazda in 2017 to avoid the sweeping recall of vehicles from the 2006 to 2012 model years. The largest...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger XL
Ford recalls millions, Genesis G80 tested, Mercedes EQA range comparison: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford forced to recall 3 million vehicles with Takata air bags The fallout from faulty Takata airbags continues as the NHTSA forces Ford to recall 3 million more vehicles. 2021 Tesla Model X review With seating for up to seven, stunning performance, and a long driving range, the Tesla Model X is...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Kia Telluride costs $300 more, starts at $33,415

The 2021 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV carries over to the new year unchanged, except for a $300 price increase. The Telluride, which won The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020 award, costs $33,415 to start for its second model year. The price reflects a $300 increase and a $55 increase...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada
2021 Nissan Armada costs at least $1,000 more, starts at $49,895

The refreshed 2021 Nissan Armada full-size SUV costs more across the lineup, but also comes with a new entry-level trim, a new front end, upgraded infotainment system, more standard features, and more power. The upgraded Armada costs $49,895, including the mandatory $1,395 destination fee. That's...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Defender 110
Land Rover Defender road tested, Mercedes EQA preview, Biden's effect on EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: 2020 Land Rover Defender SUV looks the part Around town, the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 and its car-based unibody structure rides smoother and quieter than a rocky Wrangler or trundling Toyota 4Runner, earning it a TCC Rating of 6.6 out of 10. 2021 Nissan Armada costs at least...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Defender 110
Review update: 2020 Land Rover Defender SUV looks the part

The 2020 Land Rover Defender proves you can enjoy an off-road vehicle without ever venturing off-road. Such is the privilege of luxury, to do what you want even if you never do. Land Rover relies on this luxury premise, starting from the Discovery Sport up the lineup to six-figure Range Rover...Read More»

Kia logo
Kia shortens name, updates logo, plans 7 electric vehicles

Kia has dropped "Motors" from its name, designed a new logo, and announced last week an ambitious plan to become the global leader in electric vehicles, with seven dedicated EVs planned by 2027. The changes reflect the plans of the South Korean automaker to develop into much more than just car...Read More»

Kia EV teaser
Kia showcases big plans, Shelby Cobra nets millions, Mach-E charge times: What's New @ The Car Connection

Kia shortens name, updates logo, plans 7 electric vehicles Kia has dropped "Motors" from its name, designed a new logo, and announced plans to become a global electric vehicle leader. 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport review With a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport...Read More»

2021 Ford Escape
The Car Connection’s Safest New Cars of 2021

Safety might not be the sexiest attribute sought by new car shoppers, but like fuel economy, it is one of the most important. The Car Connection’s annual list of the safest cars includes vehicles that earn five-star ratings from the NHTSA, at least a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, and come...Read More»

Honda safety demonstration
Safest cars of 2021 ranked, Stellantis merger completed, Microbus EV delayed to 2023: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection’s Safest New Cars of 2021 Which cars crash best—and which protect you better? Our safest cars to buy set a high bar. 2021 Mini Cooper review The 2021 Mini Cooper is a stylish, fun-to-drive small hatchback and convertible that makes up for its cramped space and...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
The Car Connection's Greenest Cars of 2021

If you want to make the lightest impact on the planet—and on the air you and your neighbors breathe—it’s time to bypass hybrids and diesels and even lose the economy-car stereotypes of the past. Think charging ports, not gas stations. Electric motors are already fundamentally...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Most efficient cars of 2021 honored, 2021 E450 Coupe reviewed, used EVs get recharged: What's New @ The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy: The Car Connection's Greenest Cars of 2021 The greenest vehicles of 2021 have charge ports rather than fuel tanks or tailpipes. NHTSA requests Tesla to recall Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure Failure of the touchscreen in Model S and Model X can lead to the loss of rearview...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model S
NHTSA requests Tesla to recall Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure

The NHTSA has asked Tesla to recall about 158,000 electric vehicles for failures of a 17-inch touchscreen in 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUV. The interface can fail, resulting in a loss of the rearview camera and other "safety-related vehicle functions," the feds said...Read More»

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