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BMW 6-Series, Crosstrek vs Cherokee, Mercedes-AMG hypercar: What’s New @ The Car Connection
BMW 6-Series, Crosstrek vs Cherokee, Mercedes-AMG hypercar: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 BMW 6-Series Review The 2018 BMW 6-Series is the German automaker's luxury cruiser; it's more at home whittling away miles on an open stretch of freeway than on a race track and it's available as either a seductive two-door convertible, a shapely four-door called the Gran Coupe, and a...Read More»

Riding in prototype of fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car, March 2017  [video: Fully Charged]
Transportation department to carmakers: Make your own self-driving rules

The United States Department of Transportation has decided to use a set of voluntary guidelines—not enforceable rules—as the automotive industry evolves toward self-driving cars. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao also said that, “projects that have greater innovation will...Read More»

Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Electrified future, F1-derived Mercedes-AMG Project One, 2018 Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Jaguar and Land Rover to electrify all new vehicles by 2020 British automaker Jaguar Land Rover says that every vehicle they introduce by the year 2020 will be either hybrid or fully electric. More specifically, the manufacturer stated that each new vehicle will feature an electrified powertrain...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Lyft to begin testing self-driving cars in San Francisco

Ride-sharing service Lyft says it plans to test self-driving vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, offering free rides to customers in exchange for their participation in the test. The company has long shared rival Uber’s ambitions of self-driving rideshare vehicles, and the latest plan...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model X
To help Floridians flee Irma, Tesla remotely extended range for free

With millions of Florida residents bracing for potential Irma devastation, owners of the Tesla Model S 60 and Model X 60 received a free temporary upgrade. Tesla sent out an automatic, over-the-air upgrade to anyone living in a mandatory evacuation zone, remotely extending their vehicle’s...Read More»

2017 Fiat 500X Urbana
Fiat 500X, Uber eco plans, Bugatti Chiron world record: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fiat 500X dressed up with new Urbana Edition appearance package In an effort give potential buyers a fresh option on the 500X crossover, Fiat just released a new appearance package that it’s calling the Urbana Edition. As such packages go, this one’s fairly comprehensive. Uber to ban...Read More»

2017 Fiat 500X Urbana
Fiat 500X dressed up with new Urbana Edition appearance package

In an effort give potential buyers a fresh option on the 500X crossover, Fiat just released a new appearance package that it’s calling the Urbana Edition. As such packages go, this one’s fairly comprehensive. The 500X Urbana Edition uses the mid-level Trekking trim as its starting...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
Uber to ban diesels, require electrified vehicles in London by 2025

Uber is taking its own initiative in the global push toward electrified vehicles. Fresh off the heels of Jaguar Land Rover’s proclamation that each new car it introduces will be electrified—either hybrid or purely electric—by 2020, the rideshare giant announced that every one of...Read More»

Jaguar E-Type Zero
Electrified vehicles, BMW X7, Mazda's spark-less engines: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Jaguar and Land Rover to electrify all new vehicles by 2020 British automaker Jaguar Land Rover says that every vehicle they introduce by the year 2020 will be either hybrid or fully electric. More specifically, the manufacturer stated that each new vehicle will feature an electrified powertrain...Read More»

2018 BMW i3 and i3s
BMW plans to produce a dozen different electric cars by 2025

By the middle of next decade, BMW, along with its MINI and Rolls-Royce subsidiaries, will produce 12 fully-electric, battery-powered vehicles. An additional 13 will be offered with hybrid versions of their drivetrains. That’s the promise from two of BMW’s board members, made in a...Read More»

Jaguar E-Type Zero
Jaguar and Land Rover to electrify all new vehicles by 2020

British automaker Jaguar Land Rover says that every vehicle they introduce by the year 2020 will be either hybrid or fully electric. More specifically, the manufacturer stated that each new vehicle will feature an electrified powertrain. The proclamation follows a similar initiative from Volvo...Read More»

Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
Honda CR-V Hybrid, Mazda's spark-less engines, Kia Niro in UK: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype goes green(er) Honda's popular CR-V is about to get a little greener, and we're not talking about its paint. A Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype will bow next week in Germany at the Frankfurt auto show and it may be headed to American dealers. IIHS: Mid-size pickups crash well...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Colorado in the IIHS crash test
IIHS: Mid-size pickups crash well enough, lack advanced safety tech

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its small-overlap crash test data for mid-size pickups on Wednesday, with mostly positive results for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma, 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, and 2017 GMC Canyon. The 2017 Nissan Frontier—set to embark on its 12th year since its...Read More»

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Fiat Chrysler says nobody's trying to buy its brands

Despite consistent rumors swirling around a potential sale of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Italian-American automaker says that it doesn’t have any offers to consider at the moment. That’s the official word from CEO Sergio Marchionne, who spoke to the media while attending the Formula...Read More»

Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype goes green(er)

Honda's popular CR-V is about to get a little greener, and we're not talking about its paint. A Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype will bow next week in Germany at the Frankfurt auto show and it may be headed to American dealers. By adding a hybrid option, Honda can compete more fully with both the Toyota...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In driven, Lamborghini Aventador in traffic, 2018 Nissan Leaf quick spin: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 first drive review: The accidental performance crossover With 400 horsepower on tap, you’d think that the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid would be the right choice for carving your way through a winding canyon road. Car2Go car-share planning for a self-driving future On a...Read More»

Uber app
Uber to debut lounges in shopping centers across US

Ride-sharing app Uber is set to partner with one of the country’s largest retail shopping center operators to offer new services to patrons. As part of the new alliance, Los Angeles’ Century City will receive a sleek new “Uber Lounge,” while Westfield’s other 33...Read More»

Magna's new MAX4 self-driving car software
Self-driving cars, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk driven, Electric car sales: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Magna’s new self-driving system is easy for automakers to integrate into their designs Magna, a major automotive supplier that develops parts and systems for automotive manufacturers, has unveiled a system that carmakers can use to make any car self-driving capable. Called MAX4, Magna intends...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 first drive review: The accidental performance crossover

With 400 horsepower on tap, you’d think that the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid would be the right choice for carving your way through a winding canyon road. The ingredients are mostly there: a lot of power, a balanced chassis, grippy all-wheel drive, and nicely weighted steering...Read More»

Car2Go concept Smart Fortwo
Car2Go car-share planning for a self-driving future

On a warm May day nearly a decade ago, Christian Geiss had just a few minutes to convince his boss—the notoriously hard-to-please Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche—to get into the car rental business. But instead of setting up camp at airports and strip malls, Geiss set his sights on...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
Volkswagen faces new round of Dieselgate lawsuits

Courts in Europe have so far spared Volkswagen from steep compensation payments to owners of vehicles implicated in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, unlike in the United States. The carmaker is far from out of the proverbial woods, however, as a new wave of lawsuits will soon be filed...Read More»

Magna's new MAX4 self-driving car software
Magna’s new self-driving system is easy for automakers to integrate into their designs

Magna, a major automotive supplier that develops parts and systems for automotive manufacturers, has unveiled a system that carmakers can use to make any car self-driving capable. Called MAX4, Magna intends to work with various manufacturers to integrate it into the next generation of vehicles. The...Read More»

2018 Ram 1500 Tungsten Edition
Self-driving cars, 2018 Ram 1500, Dieselgate updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

New study of self-driving cars puts Google at the back of the pack Every few months, we learn a bit more about the state of self-driving cars and who's winning the race to bring them to market. Depending on the criteria being used, the rankings can shift pretty dramatically, as we can see in a new...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Lyft expands operations to remote locales

Formerly limited to metro areas, ride-sharing is now coming to the countryside. Uber challenger Lyft has opened up its operations to an additional 32 states, meaning its services will now be available in 40 states. While those eight states included 79 percent of the country’s total...Read More»

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