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2019 Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac CT6 sedans get brief stay of execution
2019 Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac CT6 sedans get brief stay of execution

General Motors said Friday that it won't discontinue two of its full-size sedans this summer as the automaker had originally planned. The big cars will continue to be built until early next year instead. Last fall, GM said that it planned to close its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan...Read More»

2020 Volvo XC90
Refreshed 2020 Volvo XC90 crossover SUV adds Android Auto, rear captain's chairs

The 2020 Volvo XC90 set to make its public debut at next month's 2019 Geneva Motor Show doesn't deviate much from the current model, but it gains some worthwhile tech and adds second-row captain's chairs to its roster of options. Volvo unveiled the 2020 XC90 Friday and confirmed to The Car...Read More»

Joel Feldman holds up a picture of his daughter, Casey
States moving to penalize distracted drivers more, even though the cost is already too great

Casey Feldman planned the summer between her junior and senior years at Fordham University on the New Jersey shore, working the last “non-aggravation” job she wanted as a young adult. The aspiring reporter racked up internships at newspapers, bylines at local papers and Philadelphia...Read More»

IIHS automatic emergency braking for pedestrian protection test
IIHS begins evaluating how effectively cars automatically brake for pedestrians

The BMW X1 didn't even appear to slow down as it barreled toward a dummy on the IIHS' test track in Virginia. With a pop, the small crossover SUV plowed into the dummy, launching it into the air. Nine of 11 crossover SUVs tested by the IIHS had no problem automatically applying the brakes in enough...Read More»

California state capitol, Sacramento
California senator aims to remove speed limits to build America's autobahn

California could do away with speed limits in certain situations if a new bill introduced by an Orange County-area senator moves forward. State Sen. John M. W. Moorlach proposed Senate Bill 319 that would not only add two lanes to Interstate 5 and State Route 99, which connect the Los Angeles area...Read More»

2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions
Ford may have overstated fuel economy figures, hires investigators

In response to internal concerns that it may have overstated fuel economy and emissions figures, Ford said Thursday that it has hired an outside firm to conduct an investigation as to whether there was any wrongdoing with making its vehicles compliant with federal standards. The automaker's Group...Read More»

Lyft car picking up a rider
Lyft's IPO, F1 race tech, Ford investigates fuel economy: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ride-hailing company Lyft could beat Uber to IPO Lyft could launch an initial public offering as soon as next week, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster reaches end of the road After two decades, Mercedes-Benz is finally pulling the plug on its Mercedes-Benz SLC...Read More»

Lyft car picking up a rider
Ride-hailing company Lyft could beat Uber to IPO

Lyft could launch an initial public offering as soon as next week, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The ride-hailing company is expected to list shares on the Nasdaq for its IPO, however, a separate report from Reuters claims Lyft will wait until March 18 to announce its IPO. The company...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition
Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster reaches end of the road

After two decades, Mercedes-Benz is finally pulling the plug on its Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster. The automaker on Wednesday unveiled the 2020 SLC Final Edition ahead of its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month. As its name suggests, the Final Edition closes out the SLC. The SLC debuted as...Read More»

2009 Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano recall, Audi e-Tron ad, California's Autobahn: What's New @ The Car Connection

2009 Nissan Murano recalled for ABS quirk The 2009 Nissan Murano has been recalled due to a fault with its braking system that could lead to an unusually long pedal travel. 2019 INFINITI QX30 Review The 2019 Infiniti QX30 is a pint-sized crossover SUV with a German heart and Japanese curves. While...Read More»

2009 Nissan Murano
2009 Nissan Murano recalled for ABS quirk

The 2009 Nissan Murano has been recalled due to a fault with its braking system that could lead to an unusually long pedal travel. According to documents filed with the NHTSA in December that were released last week, the Murano's ABS hydraulic control unit could interact with brake fluids that...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Tucson
2019 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition adds upscale BBS wheels

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Night Edition crossover SUV will be dressed for the evening when it is revealed later this year. We don't know exactly what it'll look like, but we can guess. Discovered Tuesday by Cars Direct in an order guide, the 2019 Night Edition Tucson will feature black trimmings and...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima recalled, McLaren 600LT Spider driven, VW carbon targets: What's New @ The Car Connection

Nissan Altima recalled for passenger door that could open when window is lowered Nissan issued a recall covering 341,003 Altima sedans over the possibility the rear passenger doors could open when a passenger lowers the window. The brand filed the recall in December, but it was approved last week...Read More»

2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks recalled for potential steering linkage separation

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall last week to address a steering linkage that could separate and cause a loss of control on nearly 575,000 Ram Heavy Duty trucks. The NHTSA approved the recall Jan. 25. In total, the new recall covers 573,876 Ram HD models spanning the 2013-2017 model years...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
DC could subsidize Lyft, Uber rides when subway is closed at night

To combat loss of public transportation service at night during scheduled maintenance, Washington, D.C.'s Metro subway system could subsidize Uber and Lyft rides to make up for the inconvenience. The Washington Post reported Wednesday on the potential plan, which is in the drafting stages...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima recalled for passenger door that could open when window is lowered

Nissan issued a recall covering 341,003 Altima sedans over the possibility the rear passenger doors could open when a passenger lowers the window. The brand filed the recall in December, but it was approved last week by the NHTSA. The recall stems from previous work completed for another recall in...Read More»

ARĪV eBike from General Motors
GM moves from cars to bicycles, introduces ARIV e-bike brand for Europe

General Motors largely exited the European new-car market in 2017, but it's now introduced a new brand that has nothing to do with traditional automobiles: ARIV. The automaker's (or should we say bikemaker's) e-bike brand was unveiled last week and will be available in Meld and Merge models soon in...Read More»

2019 Ram 2500, 2019 Detroit auto show
2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck will cost $35,090 to start

The least expensive version of the redesigned 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck will cost $350 more than the outgoing model, the truckmaker said Tuesday. For $35,090 including a mandatory (and hefty) $1,695 destination charge, the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Tradesman trim level in regular-cab...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride mpg, Ford Focus ST revealed, Ford Explorer Hybrid priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Telluride crossover SUV rated as high as 23 mpg combined Fuel-economy ratings for the 2020 Kia Telluride show that the automaker's biggest crossover SUV won't exactly be frugal, but it'll be on par with its big crossover SUV rivals. Buick Cascada on the chopping block as automaker scales...Read More»

Audi traffic light recognition
Audi unveils new tech to ride "wave" of green lights

Ask many commuters around downtown Denver and they'll acknowledge that catching the "South Broadway wave" is great, but it has nothing to do with the landlocked state's surf scene. That's because Denver's timed traffic lights along the major thoroughfare generally expedite traffic leaving downtown...Read More»

2019 Buick Cascada
Buick Cascada on the chopping block as automaker scales back its car lineup

Convertible fans have just a few more months to buy one of the last American-brand droptops. Buick last week confirmed a long-running rumor that it will discontinue its Cascada convertible after the 2019 model year. The 2019 Buick Cascada is the only front-wheel-drive convertible from a Detroit...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride crossover SUV rated as high as 23 mpg combined

Fuel-economy ratings for the 2020 Kia Telluride show that the automaker's biggest crossover SUV won't exactly be frugal, but it'll be on par with its big crossover SUV rivals. The EPA released last week its estimates of 20 mpg city, 26 highway, 23 combined for the front-wheel drive 2020 Telluride...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer hybrid
2020 Ford Explorer priced, Manual transmission tips, 2021 Ford Mach E: What's New @ The Car Connection

Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer to cost $33,860 to start When it hits dealer showrooms this summer, the 2020 Ford Explorer will command $33,860—that's $400 more than the outgoing model. Faulty fuel pump prompts Honda, Acura to recall 437k cars and crossover SUVs Honda last week recalled nearly...Read More»

2017 Honda Accord
Faulty fuel pump prompts Honda, Acura to recall 437k cars and crossover SUVs

Honda last week recalled nearly half a million sedans and crossovers SUVs sold under both its mainstream Honda and its upmarket Acura divisions due to a defective fuel pump. The latest recall, effective Jan. 29 and published by the NHTSA last week, includes the 2015-2019 Acura TLX sedan, 2016-2018...Read More»

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