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Recall recalled: FCA to re-inspect 700,000 Dodge Durangos, Jeep Grand Cherokees
Recall recalled: FCA to re-inspect 700,000 Dodge Durangos, Jeep Grand Cherokees

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Tuesday that it will recall about 700,000 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, again. In 2014, the automaker recalled the same vehicles to rectify a flaw that could let moisture into their brake boosters. At the time, the automaker's fix was to...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Top Safety Pick+, VW to keep Ducati, Bollinger proving popular: What’s New @ The Car Connection

IIHS crashes 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, names it a Top Safety Pick+ The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia compact sports sedan is more than just a pretty face, according to the IIHS. Report: Over a quarter of all CarMax cars have open recalls More than one in four vehicles for sale at used car titan CarMax's...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
IIHS crashes 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, names it a Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia compact sports sedan is more than just a pretty face, according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash-testers recently subjected the 2017 Giulia to their full barrage of tests and came away impressed enough to grant the Top Safety Pick+ award. When properly...Read More»

 CarMax auto superstore in Raleigh, North Carolina (pic by Ildar Sagdejev)
Report: Over a quarter of all CarMax cars have open recalls

More than one in four vehicles for sale at used car titan CarMax's megastores could have outstanding recalls. That’s according to a new report from the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation. The data includes a survey of nearly 1,700 CarMax-advertised vehicles in...Read More»

2018 Nissan 370Z
Nissan to recall every car it has sold in Japan since late 2014

Nissan is taking the unprecedented move of recalling more than 1.2 million cars in Japan—that's every single car it has sold in its home market since October 2014. There's not a specific issue that the automaker says it needs to address. Instead, it admitted that final inspections performed...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
Volkswagen rolls out 6-year, 72,000-mile warranty

Nearly every 2018 Volkswagen sold new in the U.S. will boast an exceptionally long bumper-to-bumper warranty: 6 years, or 72,000 miles—whichever comes first. The automaker's People First Warranty provides coverage for twice as long as many of VW's rivals. Three-year, 36,000-mile warranties...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
Self-driving cars, 2018 Honda Accord driven, Mercedes drone service: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Accord first drive: equal and opposite reaction The way engineers talk, the 2018 Honda Accord evolved from inattention. Senators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord premium-priced from $24,445

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord will start from $24,445, a figure significantly higher than some of its closest rivals. Mid-size sedan competitors like the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Ford Fusion all start under $24,000. However, a close look at the numbers reveals that although the 2018 Accord...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord first drive: equal and opposite reaction

The way engineers talk, the 2018 Honda Accord evolved from inattention. A decade ago when money for research was expensive and hard to find, Honda skated on its reputation. Call it a byproduct of conservatism, not laziness. Cars like the Civic and Accord didn’t thrive—just survived...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Self-driving cars, Lotus sold, China's electric car rules: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Senators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman Senator John Thune (R-SD) and announced a deal late Wednesday night on a new bipartisan legislation that carries major ramifications for...Read More»

Hyundai Ioniq autonomous prototype
Senators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman Senator John Thune (R-SD) and announced a deal late Wednesday night on a new bipartisan legislation that carries major ramifications for the emerging self-driving car industry. Call it the P-T Cruiser Bill, if you will. The Senate Commerce...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 Centennial Editions
Chevy marks 100 years of trucks with new Silverado, Colorado Centennial Editions

A century after Chevrolet began marketing its first trucks to consumers, the bowtie brand is marking its anniversary with a special trim package for its 2018 Silverado and Colorado pickups. Centennial Edition versions of both trucks are swathed in a unique metallic blue that nearly matches their...Read More»

2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve
Luxo-loaded: 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve debuts with interior upgrades

The gap between Nissan and its luxury brand, Infiniti just got a little smaller. On Thursday at the State Fair of Texas, the automaker took the wraps off of the new, range-topping Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve. At $62,985 to start with standard rear-wheel drive, the Armada Platinum Reserve does...Read More»

2018 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver Edition
Ford and Lyft partnership, Ram special editions, Canadian supercar: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford and Lyft's self-driving partnership aims for large-scale operations Neither Ford or Lyft are strangers to the self-driving vehicles game, with everything from public alpha testing to driverless pizza delivery already on their repertoires. Now, they’re partnering up with the aim of...Read More»

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars
Ford and Lyft's self-driving partnership aims for large-scale operations

Neither Ford or Lyft are strangers to the self-driving vehicles game, with everything from public alpha testing to driverless pizza delivery already on their repertoires. Now, they’re partnering up with the aim of “bringing self-driving vehicles to the masses.” Sherif Marakby...Read More»

2018 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork Edition
Texas Tuxedo: Ram's honors Lone Star State with two new special editions

Thursday at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, Ram unveiled two new special appearance packages for its pickups that have a distinctly Texan twang. The 2018 Ram Laramie Longhorn Southfork, named after the real-life ranch made famous by J.R. Ewing on TV's "Dallas," features upgraded leather...Read More»

James Dyson with digital motors  [image: Dyson]
Vacuum maven Dyson plans electric car by 2020

Sir James Dyson, best known for his eponymous bagless vacuum cleaner company, has announced plans over Twitter to build an electric car by 2020. In his emotionally-charged statement, Dyson stressed a decades-long flirtation with the automotive industry. The fundamental basis of Dyson’s...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (Lexus LS Hybrid)
2018 Lexus LS, 2018 Kia Stinger, 2018 Toyota Camry: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Lexus LS 500 first drive: an ambitious remake Cars get heart transplants all the time, but whole brands? It doesn't happen very often. When Lexus launched with its LS sedan in the 1990 model year, its success hinged on the flawless replication of the Mercedes model. 2018 Kia Stinger sport...Read More»

Illustration for the #Women2Drive campaign in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia to let women drive

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that, beginning next summer, it will undo a longstanding ban that had prevented women from driving cars. A decree issued by Saudi Arabia's King Salman was announced simultaneously on state-run television in Saudi Arabia and at a media event in Washington, D.C., The...Read More»

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