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2020 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel has a price, Bond car sells for more than $6M, electric VW Buggy driven: What's New @ The Car Connection
2020 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel has a price, Bond car sells for more than $6M, electric VW Buggy driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup trucks priced from $38,585 The turbodiesel is a $3,000 upgrade from V-8-powered trucks, $4,995 upcharge from the V-6. The 2020 Nissan Versa tests the limits of content in a value-driven segment Nissan's subcompact sedan remains less expensive than many rivals, but is...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition
2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade editions turn to the dark side

Toyota reinvented its compact stalwart for 2019, injecting it with much-needed shots of youthful energy and modern sophistication. For 2020, the Toyota Corolla sedan and hatchback will be offered with a new Nightshade package, giving buyers access to an edgier, blacked-out aesthetic. Nightshade...Read More»

2020 Nissan Versa First Drive
The 2020 Nissan Versa tests the limits of content in a value-driven segment

The average transaction price for a new car is now more than $37,000. For those with access to low-interest, long-term loans, that's not too difficult to stomach. In the real world, not everybody is in that position. Some need new-car reliability and the peace of mind brought about by the...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup trucks priced from $38,585

When the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel goes on sale later this year it'll be the most expensive optional engine available in a light-duty truck. On Friday, Ram said the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine option in the 2020 Ram 1500 will command a $4,995 premium over the base V-6 mild-hybrid or a $3,000...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2020 Corvette costs less than $60K all-in, 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 performance, 2020 E-tron smashed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Chevrolet Corvette costs $59,995 to start, including fees Chevy said Thursday that its new mid-engine Corvette would cost less than $60,000—no surprise charges. Ford backtracks on Fiesta, Focus transmission claims, offers extended warranties Ford said it would add two years and 40,000...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2020 Chevrolet Corvette costs $59,995 to start, including fees

Chevrolet on Thursday confirmed a surprise. Although the automaker announced last month that the mid-engine 2020 Chevy Corvette would cost less than $60,000, many expected that price would exclude the mandatory destination charge that would add another $1,000 or so. Not so. When it goes on sale...Read More»

2019 Audi E-tron IIHS crash test
2019 Audi E-tron earns IIHS' first Top Safety Pick+ award for an electric car

The first electric car to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award is the 2019 Audi E-Tron, the insurance industry-funded group announced Wednesday. The IIHS said the E-tron crossover earned top "Good" scores in every crash test, including the driver- and passenger-side small...Read More»

2015 Ford Focus
Ford backtracks on Fiesta, Focus transmission claims, offers extended warranties

Ford will extend warranties by two years or 40,0000 miles on some 2014-2016 Fiesta and Focus sedans and hatchbacks equipped with a problematic dual-clutch automatic transmission, the automaker announced Wednesday. The move follows building criticism from owners and media over the maligned...Read More»

2020 Ford Ranger FX2
2020 Ford Ranger FX2 arrives, Acura Type S Concept is coming, Porsche Cayenne with a plug: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford Ranger FX2 is the baja pickup ready for cities The off-road package for rear-drive pickups adds chunky tires, a rear locking differential, and an off-road suspension. Congress plans to try again on self-driving car legislation Congressional committees plan to take up legislation again...Read More»

2020 GMC Terrain
New Terrain to climb? Small GMC crossover's price goes up for 2020 in most trims

The 2020 GMC Terrain will feature newly standard active safety features when it goes on sale later this year and a new price for most versions. GMC confirmed to The Car Connection that the 2020 Terrain will cost the same for a base model when it goes on sale later this year. A 2020 GMC Terrain SL...Read More»

Waymo self-driving car
Congress plans to try again on self-driving car legislation

Congress may revisit an overhaul to federal rules for self-driving cars when it reconvenes early next month. House and Senate committees are looking for comments from the public and automakers to standardize federal rules for testing and selling self-driving cars and cars with semi-autonomous...Read More»

2020 Ford Ranger FX2
2020 Ford Ranger FX2 is the Baja pickup ready for cities

Tradition won't skip Ford's newest pickup truck. On Wednesday, Ford announced that the 2020 Ford Ranger FX2 will be available for order as a $595 upgrade on the mid-size pickup. The package adds off-road tires, front skid plates, an electronically locking rear differential, and chunkier styling...Read More»

2020 Honda Odyssey
2020 Honda Odyssey is here, drive-thrus in Minneapolis are banned, Porsche's carbon credit offsets: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda Odyssey gets standard 10-speed automatic, 25th anniversary package Honda's mega-selling minivan will add an appearance package for its 25th birthday and make standard a 10-speed automatic for all versions. 2019 Lexus NX aces IIHS tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ nod The small crossover...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
Lawsuit alleges GM sold heavy-duty trucks that couldn't reliably run on US diesel fuel

Some truck owners say General Motors knowingly used a defective fuel pump in many heavy-duty pickups and vans that could erode and pump metal shavings through engines, according to a lawsuit filed this month. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Detroit, is the continuation of several...Read More»

2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition
2019 Lexus NX aces IIHS tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ nod

The 2019 Lexus NX earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization announced Monday. The NX earned the institute's highest safety nod thanks to excellent standard headlights and "Superior" scores for forward collision avoidance. While 2015-2018...Read More»

2020 Honda Odyssey
2020 Honda Odyssey gets standard 10-speed automatic, 25th anniversary package

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its bestselling minivan, Honda announced Monday that the 2020 Odyssey minivan will be equipped as standard with its 10-speed automatic transmission and offer a commemorative package that bundles some unique visual upgrades to mark the occassion. Previously only...Read More»

2020 Nissan Maxima
2020 Nissan Maxima arrives, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets new goodies, IndyCar goes hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Nissan Maxima adds active safety tech, starts at $35,100 The sporty sedan gets standard safety tech across the range and a top-of-the-line SR version with more features—and a bigger price. No, you're not crazy; Alfa Romeo recalls 22K Stelvio, Giulia models for optimistic gas gauges Alfa...Read More»

2020 Ford Super Duty F-250 King Ranch
2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch is the family SUV that wears boots and Wranglers

The 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch may be the answer to the question: "What do I drive when I need to take more than five to a roundup?" CarsDirect on Friday reported that the popular edition of the Expedition will return for 2020 and cost $74,290, including destination charges. Available in both...Read More»

2020 Nissan Maxima
2020 Nissan Maxima adds active safety tech, starts at $35,100

Nissan's range-topping Maxima sedan is getting a few tech upgrades for the 2020 model year, along with a tiny bump in price. Starting at $35,100 ($255 more than 2019), including mandatory destination charges, the 2020 Maxima now comes standard with Nissan's active safety suite on all grades. This...Read More»

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
No, you're not crazy; Alfa Romeo recalls 22K Stelvio, Giulia models for optimistic gas gauges

Alfa Romeo announced last month that it would recall nearly 22,000 Stelvio crossovers and Giulia sedans for fuel gauges that showed higher fuel levels than the actual amount. The recall covers 2018-2019 models and will begin next month. More than 11,000 Giulia sedans are affected and more than...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
14K 2020 Ford Explorers, Lincoln Aviators recalled for brake release cover, instrument cluster

Ford is recalling more than 14,000 crossover SUVs built in the last three weeks that may be missing parking brake release covers. The recall affects 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Lincoln Aviator crossovers that were built after July 24. The automaker says without the cover, drivers could...Read More»

2020 Buick Encore GX
2020 Buick Encore GX to get turbo-3 engines, three trims, active safety features

When the 2020 Buick Encore GX arrives in the U.S. next year, the compact crossover will be offered with a choice of two turbo-3 engines driving the front or all four wheels—a first for any Buick. Buick hasn't said yet how much the Encore GX will cost, or exactly when it will arrive. The 2020...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
2020 Ford Explorers recalled, BMW 6-Series dead, Nikola wins grant: What's New @ The Car Connection

14K 2020 Ford Explorers, Lincoln Aviators recalled for brake release cover, instrument cluster Ford is recalling more than 14,000 crossover SUVs built in the last three weeks that may be missing parking brake release covers. Nissan, EVGo plan 200 new electric car fast-chargers across the US Nissan...Read More»

Nissan EVGo fast chargers
Nissan, EVGo plan 200 new electric car fast-chargers across the US

Nissan and EVGo will partner to build the largest public network of 100-kw fast chargers in the U.S., the companies announced this week. The two companies are combining to install more than 200 new chargers nationwide that will charge at 100 kw—enabling a faster rate with some vehicles, such...Read More»

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