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Trump escalates trade war talks, threatens 20 percent tariffs on imported cars
Trump escalates trade war talks, threatens 20 percent tariffs on imported cars

President Donald Trump didn't back down Friday on the rising war of words with the European Union when he announced that he would consider a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from Europe. Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it great companies and workers by the...Read More»

Electrify America Level 2 chargers with Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf
2019 Chevrolet Blazer, Fatal Uber crash update, Electric-car tax credits: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Blazer: SUV badge returns on mid-size crossover The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer brings back a familiar badge to the GM brand's lineup, but reformats what's underneath. Uber self-driving car driver was watching "The Voice" on her phone before fatal crash Police in Tempe, Arizona, said...Read More»

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Uber self-driving car driver was watching "The Voice" on her phone before fatal crash, police say

Police in Tempe, Arizona, said Thursday that the test driver in a self-driving Uber prototype vehicle was streaming the TV show "The Voice" on Hulu on her cell phone in the moments leading up to a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian in March. The Tempe Police Department's report released to...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
2019 Chevrolet Blazer: SUV badge returns on mid-size crossover

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer brings back a familiar badge to the GM brand's lineup, but reformats what's underneath. Chevy last sold a truck-based Blazer SUV in the 2005 model year. The new vehicle is a mid-size crossover SUV with front-drive roots, seating for five, and a base inline-4 engine. It...Read More»

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Uber pushing for more electric car rides with driver bonuses, partnerships

Uber said it hears the future coming, and it's relatively quiet. This week the company announced a yearlong program to provide up to 5 million electric-vehicle (EV) rides through its ride-sharing app in a small number of North American cities. The so-called "EV Champions Initiative" will roll out...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
2018 VW Tiguan Limited to bow out

A lot can happen in 11 years. Or, in the case of the 2018 VW Tiguan Limited, not much at all. Speaking with Cars Direct, VW on Wednesday, a VW spokesman confirmed that the slow-selling, dated Tiguan Limited will be discontinued after the 2018 model year. Through the first five months of 2018, VW...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60
2019 Volvo S60 debuts, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata updates, 2019 Honda Insight video review: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan first look: Carolina on its mind The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan that finally rolled across production floors Wednesday is significant for the automaker for several reasons. Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future Millions of jobs could be...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60
Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future

Millions of jobs could be eliminated by driverless cars in the future. A newly formed organization announced Tuesday—The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO)—combines the forces of the major firms building and testing on self-driving cars with the intention...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
Volvo begins delivering cars through its subscription program

A Volvo representative confirmed Wednesday that the automaker's Care by Volvo subscription service is now able to deliver the automaker's XC40 crossover SUV in most states and that the 2019 S60 sedan unveiled at the automaker's new assembly plant in South Carolina is on track for subscription...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC90
Self-driving Volvo XC90 crossover SUV planned for 2021

Volvo will sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV in 2021 to the public, the company's research and development chief told The Car Connection on Wednesday. Volvo Senior Vice President Henrik Green said the next-generation XC90, which will be built at the automaker's new assembly plant near...Read More»

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Colorado squares off against EPA, will adopt California's stringent vehicle emissions rules

California's battle with the EPA over car tailpipe emissions gained a new ally. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order to have his state join a dozen others in backing California's plan to resist the EPA's intention to roll back emissions targets. With...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60 Reveal in South Carolina
2019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan first look: Carolina on its mind

The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan that finally rolled across production floors Wednesday is significant for the automaker for several reasons. First, the automaker's newest sedan also ushers in its newest production plant, based in Charleston, South Carolina, and the first car in Volvo's more than 90-year...Read More»

2018 Genesis G90
Quality survey, 2019 Mercedes C300 and C43 driven, 2019 Honda Insight review: What's New @ The Car Connection

Korean brands top latest J.D. Power new-car quality study A study released Wednesday by J.D. Power found that while the number of problems reported by new-car drivers during the first year of ownership declined last year, consumers continue to find fault with advanced connectivity features in their...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Updates bring more power, active-safety gear to 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The incarnation of the classic roadster finally joins the modern era. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata announced Wednesday and set to go on sale later this year finally offers automatic emergency braking, a telescoping steering wheel, and a rearview camera. Oh, and there's more power. Don't worry...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace S
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Vs. Tesla Model X 75D: Compare Electric Cars

It's said comparison is the thief of joy. We're here to steal the joy from Tesla Model X fans. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is a better electric car, though the Tesla still has a superior charging infrastructure at its back. We give the extraordinary new I-Pace a 9.4 out of 10, compared to the Model X's...Read More»

2018 Genesis G90
Korean brands top latest J.D. Power new-car quality study

A study released Wednesday by J.D. Power found that while the number of problems reported by new-car drivers during the first year of ownership declined last year, consumers continue to find fault with advanced connectivity features in their vehicles. In the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight first drive: relief in a rising sea

Consider us as proverbial frogs, adrift in the rising oceans and paying nickels, dimes, and quarters more for gallons of the same gasoline every time we go to the pump. Impervious to the slow march toward $5 a gallon again, we’ll march happily along in crossovers and pickups until our credit...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan costs $23,725 to start

When it goes on sale later this month, the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan will start at $23,725 the automaker announced Wednesday. That price is for a base Insight LX that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, a 5.0-inch display for audio, Bluetooth connectivity, LED headlights, cloth upholstery and a...Read More»

Appleā€™s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister Higgins
Apple nabs ex-Google Waymo engineer to boost its self-driving car efforts

Self-driving car development in Silicon Valley is starting to feel like a game of autonomous musical chairs. The Information reported Friday that Apple hired Jaime Waydo, senior self-driving car engineer away from Google’s Waymo unit. The news comes not long after news that Apple and VW will...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Pikes Peak, Tesla Model 3 AWD: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter first drive: generational shift, but as useful as ever When you consider that new-car life cycles are usually measured in years, not decades, it seems silly to describe new models as “generations.” The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an exception: the 2019 Sprinter...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter first drive: generational shift, but as useful as ever

When you consider that new-car life cycles are usually measured in years, not decades, it seems silly to describe new models as “generations.” The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an exception: the 2019 Sprinter is only the third generation of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship van since its...Read More»

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
Kia Niro hybrid earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The IIHS said last week that the 2018 Kia Niro is among the safest cars it has tested, at least when equipped with optional active-safety gear and headlights. The insurance industry-funded crash-testers found that the Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid both have a strong safety structure and they hold...Read More»

2019 BMW M850i
2019 BMW M850i xDrive brings back the '90s

The dream of the 1990s is alive in Munich. Thirty years after the original BMW 8-Series replaced the shark-nosed BMW 6-Series, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive unveiled Friday at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France takes the place of the automaker's recently discontinued 6-Series coupe. The new 8-Series...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace, Racing brakes, Ford's new taxis: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace marks a moment in time. When the first copies find a home in American garages this fall, the I-Pace will be the first real challenger to the Model S and Model X. And then, Tesla’s control over the future narrative of electric-car adoption will...Read More»

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