Kia Sorento recall, BMW 2002, more Autopilot controversy: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 10, 2016

Kia is recalling nearly 8,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious suspension problem that could boost the risk of accidents.

Why buying a car alarm from a dealership is a bad idea

Growing up, you probably received plenty of advice about the car-buying process from your parents, siblings, friends, and neighbors. Today, few of you would consider shopping for a new ride without getting pre-approved for an auto loan or carving time out of your day to take a test drive.

Study: Nearly 4 out of 5 American support higher fuel economy rules

For the past month or so, the Environmental Protection Agency has been making headlines over its proposal to lower the fuel economy standards it had set for 2025. The EPA won't sign off on any changes to its plan until 2018, though, and in the meantime, at least one group is pushing it to reconsider.

BMW 2002 Hommage concept, 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

BMW 2002 Hommage concept, 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Earlier in the year, BMW trotted out a surprise guest at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este back in May. It was a modern reimagining of the iconic BMW 2002. That car, called the 2002 Homage concept, started life as a standard M2 and then was transformed into a concept car.

1989 Peugeot 205 GTI achieves record price at classic car auction

Peugeot’s 205 GTI is a 1980s-era hero.

New Hyundai i30 (Elantra GT) to debut in Paris, feature ‘cascading’ grille

Hyundai has given us our first official look at its upcoming i30 hatchback.

Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model X drives semi-conscious owner to hospital on Autopilot

Three months later, the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to generate headlines and spark debate on the merits of electronic driver-assistance technologies.

Volkswagen has yet to get modifications to reduce the emissions of TDI diesel carswith illegal "defeat device" software approved by U.S. regulators.

National Drive Electric Week kicks off one month from today

More than 100 cities across the U.S. will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week during the week of September 10 to 18, 2016.

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