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Hyundai Kona, Lamborghini Urus, Gas tax increases: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Hyundai Kona, Lamborghini Urus, Gas tax increases: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona rated at 30 mpg–with a catch The 2018 Hyundai Kona's outlandish styling isn't the only thing likely to grab buyers' attention when it goes on sale in the next few months. The EPA rates front-wheel drive versions of the quirky, pint-size crossover at 30 mpg combined, but...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles auto show
2018 Hyundai Kona rated at 30 mpg–with a catch

The 2018 Hyundai Kona's outlandish styling isn't the only thing likely to grab buyers' attention when it goes on sale in the next few months. The EPA rates front-wheel drive versions of the quirky, pint-size crossover at 30 mpg combined, but there's a big fuel-economy hit for the Kona's optional...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Ride-sharing may be driving people away from car ownership

Ride-share company Lyft has released an “economic impact” report for 2017, and it makes some bold claims. Most notably, Lyft says that nearly 250,000 of its customers gave up owning a car because of ride-share availability. Must of the report focuses on growth, with 2017 numbers rising...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
Ford reshuffles, Ram 1500 in-depth, China's electric car sales: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford looks to streamline crossover, sedan lineups Buy a new Ford Escape in a few years' time and there's a good chance you won't need to do much more than pick the color you want at a price that suits your budget. Infiniti takes innovative approach to encourage orders for 2019 QX50 Infiniti is...Read More»

2017 Nissan Titan IIHS crash test
Nissan Titan performs well in latest IIHS crash-testing

The latest Nissan Titan serves as a reminder that automakers are starting to get serious about pickup truck safety. Certain 2017 and 2018 Titan Crew Cab trucks earned "Good" overall marks from the IIHS in the latest round of safety testing, the agency said Tuesday. In its instrumented tests, the...Read More»

2019 INFINITI QX50
Infiniti takes innovative approach to encourage orders for 2019 QX50

Infiniti is planning a novel reward system for customers of its 2019 QX50 crossover. The more people that place an order for one, the more "luxury gifts" QX50 owners will receive. There will be at least three levels of prizes, depending on the number of individuals who purchase or lease the car...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss
Chevrolet to sell redesigned 2019 Silverado alongside outgoing model

Chevy truck buyers will have two 2019 Silverado pickups to choose from later this year. The Detroit automaker plans to re-brand the current truck, which launched for the 2014 model year, as the Silverado LD. The redesigned truck that Chevy showed off at the 2018 Detroit auto show will be sold as...Read More»

2018 Ford Escape
Ford looks to streamline crossover, sedan lineups

Buy a new Ford Escape in a few years' time and there's a good chance you won't need to do much more than pick the color you want at a price that suits your budget. The Detroit automaker said Tuesday at a conference put on by Deutsche Bank that it plans to reduce the "number of orderable...Read More»

2019 Infiniti QX50, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2019 Infiniti QX50 priced at $37,545, undercuts key rivals

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 will be less expensive than some of its chief rivals when it goes on sale at the end of February. At $37,545, including a mandatory $995 destination charge, the QX50 is thousands less than key European luxury rivals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. That price nets buyers...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 VW Jetta, Detroit show wrap-up, Ram 48-volt: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. 2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers Full-size pickups have becoming living...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
2018 VW Atlas sees price hike

Just days after it lowered pricing on its compact crossover, Volkswagen is doing the opposite for its largest and most expensive crossover. The 2018 VW Atlas sees a modest $250 price increase across the board. That stands in marked contrast to the price-slashing the automaker announced for it...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep Cherokee, Bullitt Mustang, Fisker EMotion: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
Toyota and Apple, 2019 Mercedes G-Class, Toyota Avalon Hybrid: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota to debut Apple CarPlay integration with 2019 Avalon Toyota's flagship four-door sedan will also be its first model in North America to offer integration for Apple iPhones. It's been a long time coming. 2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers Full-size...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Chevrolet Silverado revealed: full-size Chevy gets leaner, meaner

The first new Chevrolet Silverado in more than five years arrived Saturday evening in Detroit, a new face for the fast-growing family of pickup trucks. The 2019 Silverado touched down in the Motor City after its initial reveal a month earlier in the Lone Star State. The new Chevrolet Silverado...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator named 2018 North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year

The 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck Awards announced on Monday at the 2018 Detroit Auto show went to two luxury vehicles and one mainstream sedan. The 2018 Honda Accord, 2018 Volvo XC60, and 2018 Lincoln Navigator were the big winners this year. The winners were selected from a group of...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon
Toyota to debut Apple CarPlay integration with 2019 Avalon

Toyota's flagship four-door sedan will also be its first model in North America to offer integration for Apple iPhones. It's been a long time coming. Until the Monday debut of the 2019 Toyota Avalon at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the Japanese automaker had resisted allowing smartphone operating...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype in London, U.K.
UK trying out scenic roads to keep drivers awake

A British company has a colourful plan designed to help drivers keep their focus on the road. Highways England, a UK Government-owned company, is planning over £15 billion worth of purely visual improvements alongside the country’s highways over the next three years. Translation...Read More»

Waze now supports infotainment screen operation in Fords
NJ town wants to wipe itself off the map, literally

Leonia, New Jersey, is a small borough of with less than 10,000 residents. It’s located just on the east side of the Hudson river from New York, and it wants to wipe itself of the map. Literally. This isn’t some ill-conceived joke about New Jerseyan self-immolation (they can’t...Read More»

AutonomouStuff self-driving prototype running Baidu Apollo 2.0 software
China's Google and self-driving cars, Byton electric SUV, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Insight hybrid to debut in Detroit, promises 50 mpg combined A "concept" for the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan will appear at the Detroit auto show that opens next week, debuting a new "premium compact" model that will sit between the compact Civic and mid-size Accord sedans. Chinese...Read More»

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