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Infiniti QX60 SUV skips 2021 model year for 2022 redesign
Infiniti QX60 SUV skips 2021 model year for 2022 redesign

Following the path of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 mid-size SUV will skip the 2021 model year in advance of the 2022 redesign that promises a better ride and a fresh look. Skipping a model year was not uncommon before the pandemic, but it is happening with much greater...Read More»

Teaser for 2022 Infiniti QX60
2022 Infiniti QX60 teased, 2021 Mustang Shelby previewed, Toyota teases EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

Infiniti QX60 SUV skips 2021 model year for 2022 redesign Following the path of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 mid-size SUV will skip the 2021 model year in advance of the 2022 redesign that promises more power and a fresh look. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon review The 2021 Volkswagen...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Blazer in IIHS testing
2021 Chevy Blazer performs well in crash tests, but misses Top Safety Pick

The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer mid-size crossover SUV earned "Good" safety scores across six crash tests performed by the IIHS, but missed out on a Top Safety Pick award due to subpar headlight scores, the IIHS announced Tuesday. It's the first time the Blazer has been crash tested by the...Read More»

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor reviewed, Audi E-Tron GT preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a performance crossover based on the Giulia sedan, and finally gets updated infotainment to balance luxury features with alluring performance. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.6 out of 10. 2021 Chevy Blazer performs well in crash tests, but...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Sport
2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sports a new look, higher price of $24,590

The refreshed 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover SUV sports new front and rear styling and an updated interior. Mitsubishi announced Tuesday it also sports a new starting price of $24,590 for the base SE model, which is a $400 increase over the 2020 Eclipse Cross. The compact crossover that...Read More»

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo
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 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator recalled for increased fire risk

Newer Jeep Wranglers and Gladiator pickup trucks equipped with a manual transmission have a wonky clutch plate that necessitated a recall, the NHTSA announced Monday. In paperwork filed by Jeep, the affected vehicles are said to have a clutch pressure plate that can overheat and crack. This could...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»

2017 Tesla Model S
Tesla capitulates in recall of Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure

Tesla relented to the NHTSA's request to recall nearly 135,000 electric vehicles for failures of a 17-inch touchscreen in 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUV. The interface can fail, resulting in a loss of the rearview camera and other "safety-related vehicle functions,"...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»

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX: Compare Trucks

The Ford F-150 Raptor has been roaming the planet for years, unchallenged and unrivaled. That all changed last year when FCA (now Stellantis) shoved the Dodge Hellcat’s supercharged V-8 engine into a pickup truck to create the Ram 1500 TRX. Ford responded by launching a new Raptor today. Both...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, left, and Limited, right
2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2021 Fiat 500X: Compare Crossover SUVs

Small crossover SUVs are all the rage, but only two of them come standard with all-wheel drive: The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and 2021 Fiat 500X. While both models cut a more distinct shape than the homogenous subcompact crossovers out there, both automakers spent the last year upgrading their...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 Nissan Titan tested by IIHS
2021 Nissan Titan performs worse in crash tests: IIHS

The 2021 Nissan Titan full-size pickup truck took a step backward in crash test ratings, but took a step forward in preventing crashes, according to the latest findings by the IIHS released on Tuesday. The nonprofit safety group funded by the insurance industry found that the Titan crew cab...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan recalls 2013-2015 Pathfinder for brake light issue

The 2013-2015 Nissan Pathfinder three-row SUV is being recalled due to relay switch issue that can leave the brake lights continually illuminated, even when drivers aren't braking, the NHTSA announced on Monday. The recall encompasses 267,276 Pathfinders in the U.S. It is an expansion of a previous...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»

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