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2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6 review update: tilting at benchmarks
2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6 review update: tilting at benchmarks

The Kia showroom of today isn't the Kia showroom of ten, or even five, years ago. The 2018 Stinger? It's proof that Kia no longer is happy with being an economy-car benchmark. Now it's aimed its sights at the big luxury brands and their sport-sedan standard-bearers. The 2018 Stinger is a five-door...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design review update: cheeky and fun, but not without foibles

Volvo has spent the past two years checking off a lot of tasks: big SUV, mid-size SUV, sedan, wagon. Now it's time for its maiden voyage into the small crossover SUV world, and with the 2019 XC40, Volvo takes on accomplished vehicles already on the road: the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and...Read More»

Waymo Jaguar I-Pace
NHTSA regulator: self-driving vehicles shouldn't be regulated... yet

A top auto safety official at the NHTSA has claimed that it’s too early to regulate self-driving vehicles, such as the ones being tested by Uber, Waymo, and more. According to Automotive News, NHTSA deputy administrator Heidi King said in an interview on Thursday: “At this point the...Read More»

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Ford Fusion goes crossover, Maserati Levante GTS, Fisker's electric batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

Uber rethinks autonomous efforts in Pittsburgh in wake of fatal Arizona crash Uber informed nearly 100 autonomous vehicle operators in Pittsburgh on Wednesday that their jobs will be terminated as the company moves to rethink its self-driving strategy in the wake of the fatal Tempe, Arizona, crash...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai union says Trump's tariff plan could hurt Alabama plant

Despite employing nearly 3,000 people at its Alabama production plant, Korean auto giant Hyundai’s home-based labor union claims that restructuring to account for President Trump’s proposed tariffs could lead to the closure of the factory. MORE: BMW to raise prices on US-built SUVs in...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion Energi
Ford Fusion goes crossover, Maserati Levante GTS, Fisker's electric batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford Fusion could morph into crossover SUV to rival Subaru Outback A new report suggests that even though Ford plans to cut sedans from its lineup, the Ford Fusion name won't going away any time soon. Daimler, Bosch take self-driving taxi project to Silicon Valley competitors Daimler, the parent...Read More»

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Uber rethinks autonomous efforts in Pittsburgh in wake of fatal Arizona crash

Uber informed nearly 100 autonomous vehicle operators in Pittsburgh on Wednesday that their jobs will be terminated as the company moves to rethink its self-driving strategy in the wake of the fatal Tempe, Arizona, crash earlier this year that killed a pedestrian. MORE: Daimler, Bosch take...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
Daimler, Bosch take self-driving taxi project to Silicon Valley competitors

Daimler, the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands, and major parts supplier Bosch announced Tuesday that it will deploy a self-driving taxi test program in Silicon Valley next year, taking the fight right to the heart of the ride-sharing world. MORE: Volkswagen, suppliers team up to...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion, 2018 New York auto show
Ford Fusion could morph into crossover SUV to rival Subaru Outback

A new report suggests that even though Ford plans to cut sedans from its lineup, the Ford Fusion name won't going away any time soon. Instead, Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the next Ford Fusion will be a crossover SUV in the vein of the hot-selling Subaru Outback, a tall-riding vehicle that...Read More»

BMW Concept iX3
Tesla, BMW head to China, Iron trifluoride electric-car batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW ramps up manufacturing in China with all-electric iX3 SUV The North American market may still be one of the largest in the world, but there’s still one country that’s at the front and center of automakers’ attention: China. That’s why BMW announced Monday that it will...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
BMW to raise prices on US-built SUVs in response to tariffs imposed after Trump threats

Following an announcement from BMW Group that it will be ramping up production in China to serve its largest market, the German automaker also confirmed Monday that it will raise prices on U.S.-built crossover SUVs in response to President Trump’s proposed foreign-built vehicle tariffs. MORE...Read More»

2019 Subaru Outback
2019 Subaru Outback, Legacy preview: crash-avoidance tech newly standard

Advanced safety tech that can prevent a collision is now standard on the 2019 Subaru Outback crossover and its 2019 Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan sibling, the automaker said Monday. Subaru previously offered its suite of crash-avoidance gear—automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise...Read More»

BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4
BMW ramps up manufacturing in China with all-electric iX3 SUV

The North American market may still be one of the largest in the world, but there’s still one country that’s at the front and center of automakers’ attention: China. That’s why BMW announced Monday that it will engage in a joint manufacturing venture with the German and...Read More»

2008 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport VE
Takata airbag recall, 2019 BMW M850i priced, Pruitt's EPA poison pill: What's New @ The Car Connection

Mazda adds another 270,000 vehicles to Takata airbag recall, still largest in history Mazda and the NHTSA said last week that they will add another 269,618 vehicles to the Takata airbag recall total, already the largest in history at over 50 million vehicles affected in the U.S. alone. The recall...Read More»

2006 Mazdaspeed6
Mazda adds another 270,000 vehicles to Takata airbag recall, still largest in history

Mazda and the NHTSA said last week that they will add another 269,618 vehicles to the Takata airbag recall total, already the largest in history at over 50 million vehicles affected in the U.S. alone. The recall aims to replace faulty airbag detonators that can deteriorate over time and cause...Read More»

2019 Subaru Impreza
2019 Subaru Impreza, 2019 Ford Edge ST priced, Chevy Bolt EV production boost: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Impreza: the all-weather compact car gets safer The 2019 Subaru Impreza makes collision-avoidance technology easier than ever to equip. Hot crossover: 2019 Ford Edge ST to cost $43,350 Ford is going all-out on its commitment to crossover SUVs and trucks instead of sedans, and it is...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge ST
Hot crossover: 2019 Ford Edge ST to cost $43,350

Ford is going all-out on its commitment to crossover SUVs and trucks instead of sedans, and it is doing it with a little bit of speed. When it goes on sale later this year at a starting price of $43,350, the 2019 Ford Edge ST will be the first high-rider to wear the sporty ST badge. MORE: Honda...Read More»

2018 Honda CR-V
Honda, Ford lead list of 10 most affordable vehicles to insure for 2018

Before you think about buying a new car, it’s important to consider all of the related costs: how much you’ll be paying for fuel every year, what your insurance rates will be, and more. To help take some of the guesswork out of choosing a new vehicle, Mercury Insurance on Monday named...Read More»

2019 Subaru Impreza
2019 Subaru Impreza: the all-weather compact car gets safer

The 2019 Subaru Impreza makes collision-avoidance technology easier than ever to equip. That's because Subaru said Friday that its EyeSight system—which features automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, and active lane control—is now standard on...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
Ford EcoSport crash-test scare, Nissan GT-R Track Edition driven, EPA shakeup: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV scores concerning three-star government rollover rating A version of the pint-size 2018 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV earned four stars overall in the federal government's barrage of crash tests, including an unusual three-star rating for its resistance to rollover...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
2018 Hyundai Accent, 2018 Kia Rio pass stringent IIHS crash test

The redesigned 2018 Hyundai Accent and 2018 Kia Rio subcompact cars scored a key win in the IIHS' challenging small-overlap frontal crash test, garnering a "Good" rating for the driver side and an “Acceptable” rating for the passenger side, the insurance industry-funded organization...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV scores concerning three-star government rollover rating

A version of the pint-size 2018 Ford EcoSport crossover SUV earned four stars overall in the federal government's barrage of crash tests, including an unusual three-star rating for its resistance to rollover. The NHTSA said Thursday that the front-wheel-drive 2018 EcoSport scored three out of five...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
Volvo launches car-share to take on with BMW, Mercedes-Benz

When it comes to cars, the letter M might stir up images of high-performance BMWs, but Volvo wants drivers to associate it with another word: Mobility. The Swedish carmaker said Wednesday that it will launch a new app-based car-sharing service in its home country and the U.S. next year. Similar to...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
Redesigned 2019 BMW X5 sees price hike to $61,695

The 2019 BMW X5 sports a new look, more power, and a new price: $61,695, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. That's a hefty bump from the 2018 model, which started from $60,495 with all-wheel drive, the automaker said Tuesday. That $1,200 cost increase for the base X5 xDrive40i is...Read More»

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