Hacked Jeeps, Camaro ZL1 priced, VW diesel buyback: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 8, 2016

Just over a year ago, two good-guy hackers managed to take control of a Jeep Cherokee using Fiat Chrysler's Uconnect telematics system. Within days, FCA recalled 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles to close the loophole that the hackers had exploited.

Toyota prices new, off road-ready Tacoma TRD Pro from $41,700

If you've got a mountain to climb—and, it turns out, a mountain of cash sitting around—there are few choices more compelling than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

Nissan Altima vs. Volkswagen Passat: Compare Cars

Oh, how times have changed. Family-sedan shoppers' best choices used to be either the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. Now, look to the latest Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Subaru Legacy, Chrysler 200, and Mazda 6, and you'll see a full slate of contenders, all with slightly different personalities.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Nürburgring

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Nürburgring



When it comes to democratization of horsepower, you can’t beat a Detroit muscle car.

Aston Martin is working on a mid-engine model to cap off its Second Century plan which calls for the launch of seven cars in seven years, starting with this year’s DB11.

Mercedes to make next C-Class lighter with aluminum

Mercedes-Benz made significant weight savings with its latest C-Class thanks to the use of materials much lighter than conventional steel in the car’s construction, such as aluminum and even some composites. 

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

From Green Car Reports:

Consumer Reports urges higher VW diesel buyback amounts

Last month, a federal judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement covering Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software.

Olympics VIPs get rides in Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car

The Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car concept, which first appeared at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, is now back in the form of working prototypes that were unveiled in Brazil.

In many ways, California is unlike the rest of the country.

 
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