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Troubled Japanese airbag-maker Takata purchased by supplier Key Safety Systems
Troubled Japanese airbag-maker Takata purchased by supplier Key Safety Systems

Key Safety Systems, a Michigan-based supplier of safety components for manufacturers, has agreed to purchase maligned Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata for $1.6 billion, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. Takata’s ongoing airbag recall scandal forced the company into bankruptcy earlier...Read More»

2018 Acura RLX
Acura RLX, VW Atlas vs. Tiguan, Lamborghini Urus: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Acura RLX Review The 2018 Acura RLX steps into some freshly tailored threads in the new model year, as Honda's luxury brand tries to season its lineup with some of the NSX's spice. It’s still an anonymous-looking sedan, though one that positively bristles with tech credentials. 2018...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber agrees to buy 24,000 Volvo SUVs in its march toward self-driving vehicles

Uber will purchase up to 24,000 Volvo XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021, the ride-sharing company announced Monday. According to Volvo, the vehicles are an “autonomous driving-compatible base.” As the name suggests, they constitute the next step for Uber as the rideshare company looks for...Read More»

2019 Lincoln MKC
Takata recall update, 2019 Lincoln MKC, 2019 Aston Martin Vantage: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: Roughly two-thirds of Takata recall vehicles still need airbag fix The infamous Takata recall still looms over the industry and the latest report from John Buretta, the independent monitor overseeing the recalls for the Justice Department, shows that a majority of impacted vehicles haven't...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars

For what may be the first time since its dealers peddled the now-iconic Microbus, Volkswagen has a family-friendly vehicle with three rows of seats. But wait,there’s more. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan are new designs with room for up to seven passengers. The full-size...Read More»

2019 Lincoln MKC
New 2019 Lincoln MKC sports updated face, crash-safety tech

It didn't take long for the Lincoln Navigator's new looks to make its way across the rest of the lineup. The automaker revealed Tuesday its updated 2019 Lincoln MKC, which sports a face cribbed from the larger Navigator and a raft of safety systems to bring the small, luxury crossover SUV in line...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Report: Roughly two-thirds of Takata recall vehicles still need airbag fix

The infamous Takata recall still looms over the industry and the latest report from John Buretta, the independent monitor overseeing the recalls for the Justice department, shows that a majority of impacted vehicles haven't been repaired. Already the largest recall in automotive history, as of...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger GT
Odyssey vs. Pacifica, Kia Stinger, Nissan Murano: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Odyssey vs. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica: Compare Cars Minivans hardly get the recognition they deserve as functional family utensils. They're big, comfortable, relatively frugal, and can take toddler temper tantrums in stride. Two of the biggest names in the minivan world are fresh from...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2018 GMC Terrain
2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2018 GMC Terrain: Compare Cars

The savvy consumer—that’s you—knows that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and 2018 GMC Terrain are essentially the same vehicle under their sheet metal. Both are available with a trio of 4-cylinder engines, including a high-mpg turbodiesel, and they can both be ordered with front- or...Read More»

Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018
2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan costs $32,800 to start; your move, big guys

Kia's first salvo into sport sedan territory will start at thousands less than its likely competitors. The 2018 Kia Stinger will cost $32,800, including destination, at its base trim level and will run up to $52,300 for a Kia Stinger GT2 equipped with all-wheel drive, the automaker announced...Read More»

2018 Nissan Murano
2018 Nissan Murano adds safety tech, priced from $31,525

The 2018 Nissan Murano's hefty price hike is offset by the addition of far more advanced safety tech than last year's model. The entry-level 2018 Murano S will start at $31,525, a figure that's about $800 more than last year's crossover but now includes automatic emergency braking with...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Best wagon, Tesla Roadster returns, Tesla Semi unveiled: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2018 Wagons firmly live in the middle of a Venn diagram between practical and comfortable. California to allow human-less self-driving car testing Following a year of self-driving cars legally testing on public roads, California is...Read More»

2018 Honda Civic
Honda Civic: The Car Connection's Best Economy Car to Buy 2018

Frugal doesn't have to be dreary. Case in point: the 2018 Honda Civic, our Best Economy Car to Buy 2018. Admittedly, it doesn't entirely feel right for us to call the Civic an economy car any more since it's essentially a scaled-down version of our overall Best Car to Buy 2018, the Honda Accord...Read More»

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2018

Convertibles usually are the auto industry paragons of bloatware. Cut down a coupe but add in more weight for bracing, throw in some leather, don't forget ventilated seats, and hey, how about a big engine to overcome all that added mass? The Mazda MX-5 Miata chuckles at all that frippery as you...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall Gallery
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Family Car to Buy 2018

Our praise for the Chrysler Pacifica this year—and last—has been prolific and effusive. From Green Car Report's Best Car to Buy 2018 for the hybrid variant, to our Best Minivan to Buy 2018 and Best Hybrid to Buy 2018, we're not shy in admitting our fondness for the Pacifica. But perhaps...Read More»

Audi A7 autonomous car prototype
California to allow human-less self-driving car testing

Following a year of self-driving cars legally testing on public roads, California is ready to take things a step further by relaxing the rules surrounding testing. Soon, companies will be able to test their autonomous car prototypes on public roads without a driver, even as backup. That’s...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2018

Wagons firmly live in the middle of a Venn diagram between practical and comfortable. Perhaps that's why more automakers are paying attention to the unusually small segment and offering high-zoot wagons that coddle buyers with luxurious amenities—at a significantly higher price. One wagon...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai crossovers, Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, Volkswagen e-Golf driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Surf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona Hyundai will bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers to meet booming demand from buyers by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Wednesday in Detroit. Forget HOV lanes, get ready for self-driving vehicle lanes...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Honda Accord: The Car Connection's Best Sedan to Buy 2018

If the 2018 Honda Accord is the sedan's last hurrah as the industry flocks toward crossovers, it's a phenomenal parting shot. Not only did we name this redesigned four-door our Best Car to Buy 2018, it's also our Best Sedan to Buy 2018. A clean-sheet redesign for 2018 sees the Accord lineup lose...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
Chevrolet Camaro: The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2018

In the performance-car world, a big V-8 and rear-wheel drive go a long way toward activating our salivary glands. Anyone can do that for more than $50,000. There's one car that delivers thundering power and amazing rear-drive handling, and slips it in under the $40,000 wire. It's a car that...Read More»

Prototype for Nissan and Infiniti’s ProPilot self-driving system
Forget HOV lanes, get ready for self-driving vehicle lanes

Now, with the dawn of the autonomous vehicle well within sight and plans for its Wisconsin plant progressing at full speed, Foxconn, which is perhaps best known as Apple's iPhone supplier, has suggested creating interstate lanes specifically for self-driving vehicles. Taiwan-based Foxconn made...Read More»

2018 Mazda 6
2018 Mazda 6 treated to power boost, more features

The 2018 Mazda 6 will offer underhood muscle to match its sporty driving dynamics, the automaker said Wednesday ahead of the mid-size sedan's unveiling later this month at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 lifted from the larger CX-9 crossover will be slotted under...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Surf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona

Hyundai will bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers to meet booming demand from buyers by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Wednesday in Detroit. The plan promises to bring to market new body styles, including the subcompact Hyundai Kona that will go on sale in March, but...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive
Honda Civic Coupe: The Car Connection's Best Coupe to Buy 2018

The Honda Civic comes in more flavors than Yoplait. Picking one is hard to do, and nearly all of them are sweet—we're still talking about the cars. Our colleagues at Motor Authority have extolled the virtues of the Honda Civic Type R by naming it their Best Car to Buy 2018, but we have...Read More»

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