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2021 Mazda CX-30 driven, Lotus says goodbye, electric Jeep Wrangler teased: What's New @ The Car Connection
2021 Mazda CX-30 driven, Lotus says goodbye, electric Jeep Wrangler teased: What's New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo cranks up the fun and the price Mazda drops a 2.5-liter turbo-4 in the 2021 CX-30 small crossover, but expects shoppers to pay a pretty premium. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sports a new look, higher price of $24,590 The 2022 Eclipse Cross compact crossover gets...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo
First drive: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo cranks up the fun and the price

Adding more power is something I’m going to be in favor of in 90% of cases and the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo is the rule, rather than the exception. Prior to the Turbo, the smaller engine in Mazda’s tweener SUV (it’s somewhere between a subcompact and compact SUV) lacked oomph at key...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento reviewed, Porsche 911 GT3 set to launch, Ioniq price hiked: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Kia Sorento review The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV gets hybrid powertrains and a more spacious interior; it gets a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10. Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator recalled for increased fire risk Jeep's hallmark SUV and pickup come under NHTSA fire for risk of...Read More»

2021 Kia Sedona
2022 Kia Sedona minivan to be renamed Kia Carnival

Kia's Carnival is coming to North American towns, and it's bringing the party known as the Kia Sedona minivan. The 2022 Kia Carnival will replace the Sedona minivan in name, following the global name Kia has used almost everywhere else except in North America and a few other countries, MotorTrend...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
2022 Pathfinder and Frontier previewed, 2021 Toyota RAV4 revisited: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Nissan Pathfinder preview Redesigned for the first time since 2013, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover SUV sports a new look inside and out, and comes loaded with the latest convenience and safety technology. 2022 Nissan Frontier preview Redesigned for the first time since the 2005...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan launches 2022 Pathfinder, 2022 Frontier with new bods, same bones

Nissan on Thursday debuted the redesigned 2022 Pathfinder SUV and 2022 Frontier mid-size pickup truck. The simultaneous launch comes after pandemic-induced delays that caused the Pathfinder to skip the 2021 model year and for Nissan to move the redesigned Frontier from the 2021 to the 2022 model...Read More»

2014 Tesla Model S
Tesla recalls Model S and Model X, Genesis readies EV lineup, GM's Norway dig: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tesla capitulates in recall of Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure Failure of the touchscreen in the 2012-2018 Model S and 2016-2018 Model X can lead to the loss of rearview camera images and some safety-critical functions. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review With a TCC Rating of 6.6 out of 10...Read More»

2022 Nissan Pathfinder teaser
Nissan Pathfinder skips 2021 model year in advance of 2022 redesign

The Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover SUV redirects its path by skipping over the 2021 model year in advance of its 2022 redesign, CarsDirect reported on Tuesday. Nissan confirmed the lack of a 2021 model year and teased a video of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, which was last redesigned for 2013...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
Raptor vs TRX, 2021 Ford Raptor launched, Tesla bows to recall pressure: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX: Compare Trucks The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and 2021 Ram 1500 TRX off-road performance trucks feature powerful engines, long-travel suspension, big off-road tires, and the ability to go off-road at high speeds. Nissan Pathfinder skips 2021 model year in...Read More»

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
Small AWD SUVs compared, Cadillac Blackwings launched, Atlis electric truckmaker makes big plans: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2021 Fiat 500X: Compare Crossover SUVs Sport models upgrade the look and power of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and 2021 Fiat 500X, but which small crossover SUV is the better buy? 2021 Nissan Titan performs worse in crash tests: IIHS The 2021 Nissan Titan full-size pickup...Read More»

2021 BMW 4-Series
2021 BMW 4-Series tested, Dodge doubts V-8 future, Nissan cuts carbon footprint: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 BMW 4-Series review The redesigned 2021 BMW 4-Series is offered as a coupe or convertible, with technology and performance that will delight. But the new front grille will steal most of the headlines as it dominates the 4-Series' front styling, for better or worse. The 2021 4-Series earns a...Read More»

GM announces new campaign for EVs, revamped brand logo  -  January 2021
GM joins growing number of automakers going electric to reduce emissions

General Motors on Thursday pledged to pursue the goal of eliminating all tailpipe emissions from passenger vehicles by 2035, making it the first traditional domestic automaker to pledge to eliminate a main cause of global warming. GM CEO Mary Barra also announced a plan for the company to achieve...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
MDX versus Telluride, Toyota tops VW, Lordstown plans electric van: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs Better features and strong safety scores lift a returning champ above a strong contender. GM joins growing number of automakers going electric to reduce emissions GM's goal of eliminating tailpipe emissions by 2035 brings it in line with...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid+
Tesla refreshes Model S with 520-mile range, goofy steering wheel

Tesla unveiled the first major refresh of its flagship Model S electric performance sedan on Wednesday, and it was not an over-the-air update. The interior gets a major overhaul with an airplane-inspired steering wheel and the powertrain adds a third motor in some versions. Top-performance versions...Read More»

2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX tested, Tesla Model S and Model X refreshed: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Acura MDX review With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the 2022 Acura MDX takes over the flagship role with flourishes of style and technology. 2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX: Compare Crossover SUVs Three-row family SUVs from Lexus and Acura bring all the right features, but one has all the...Read More»

2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop
2022 Mini Cooper refreshed, SSC Tuatara sets land-speed record: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Mini Cooper refreshed with new bumpers, $500 price bump The 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible receive mild updates with some new front skins and more standard tech. Car thefts spike in 2020 due to pandemic, economy Car thefts were up 9.2% in 2020, according to the National Insurance...Read More»

Stolen car still from NICB
Car thefts spike in 2020 due to pandemic, economy

The number of stolen cars jumped 9.2% over 2019, according to a preliminary report issued by the National Insurance Crime Bureau on Tuesday. There were 878,080 auto thefts in 2020, which is the highest number in more than a decade, and by a significant margin, NICB President David Glawe said in a...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2022 Honda Odyssey arrives, 2021 Acura TLX revisited, EVs attract interest: What's New @ The Car Connection

2022 Honda Odyssey starts at $33,265, loses HondaVac In-van vacuum caught in supplier snafu, so Honda's moved ahead with the '22. Kia cancels K900 and Cadenza sedans for 2021 Two more sedans go down as victims of SUVs as the slow-selling Kia K900 and Cadenza sedans won't return for the 2021 model...Read More»

2020 Kia K900
Kia cancels K900 and Cadenza sedans for 2021

Kia confirmed it is discontinuing the K900 full-size sedan and Cadenza large sedan for the 2021 model year, Car and Driver reported Tuesday. The news follows a week after Kia announced a shortened name (Motors was dropped), a new logo, and plans to launch seven electric vehicles in the next few...Read More»

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