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VW Tiguan Limited, Pebble Beach 2017, VW ID Buzz driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection
VW Tiguan Limited, Pebble Beach 2017, VW ID Buzz driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited: More of the same, only cheaper An all-new version of the Volkswagen Tiguan with seating for up to seven is in dealers now, but if you've got a hankering for the old model, VW has a value-laden option for you. It's now a little easier to find used Teslas Tumbling used...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited: More of the same, only cheaper

An all-new version of the Volkswagen Tiguan with seating for up to seven is in dealers now, but if you've got a hankering for the old model, VW has a value-laden option for you. The German automaker is releasing a low-price version called the 2017 Tiguan Limited available now from $22,860 including...Read More»

New York City's Manhattan Bridge (photo by Ludovic Bertron)
Trump administration scraps infrastructure advisory council

Following the high profile dissolution of both the American manufacturing council and the strategic and policy forum, President Donald Trump is abandoning plans to form an infrastructure advisory council tasked with tackling the country’s crumbling roads and bridges. The council, which was...Read More»

Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display
It's now a little easier to find used Teslas

Tumbling used car prices have made it much easier for shoppers to score good deals on second-hand rides, with one notable exception: electric car enthusiasts have often had to search high and low to get their hands on a used Tesla. Now, those folks can breathe a bit easier, as Autotrader and...Read More»

Hyundai FCEV concept
Hyundai's eco-future, Last Dodge Viper, Bolt EV vs BMW i3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai gets the hint, focuses on battery-powered electric cars, not fuel cells Today, you'd be hard pressed to find an major automaker that's still in denial about electrification. Even vocal skeptics like Volkswagen and Mazda have come around to the idea that tomorrow's cars, trucks, vans, and...Read More»

Ford removable steering wheel and pedals patent
Are self-driving cars the beginning of the end for the steering wheel?

With the dawn of self-driving vehicles emerging on the horizon, many have speculated on the demise of the steering wheel. Some manufacturers, like BMW, vow that their cars will always have a steering wheel. Others, like Ford, openly embrace the idea of cars that could be operated without either a...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
Hyundai gets the hint, focuses on battery-powered electric cars, not fuel cells

Today, you'd be hard pressed to find an major automaker that's still in denial about electrification. Even vocal skeptics like Volkswagen and Mazda have come around to the idea that tomorrow's cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs will run on electricity, not gasoline or diesel. But the electrification...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, Genesis and Google Assistant, Fuel-economy rules under Trump: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe drops price, loses third row Facing stiff competition from rivals with all-new models either currently or soon to be on showroom floors, like the Nissan Armada and Ford Expedition, Chevy just took the unusual step of removing features from its 2018 Tahoe. Waymo patent would...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe drops price, loses third row

Facing stiff competition from rivals with all-new models either currently or soon to be on showroom floors, like the Nissan Armada and Ford Expedition, Chevy just took the unusual step of removing features from its 2018 Tahoe. SUV sales are back in a big way—they’re up 7 percent this...Read More»

Mobileye logo
FCA joins BMW's self-driving car development group

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and BMW are teaming up to develop a platform for fully autonomous vehicles with the intent of using it in production vehicles by 2021, according to a joint statement by both companies. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, a longtime proponent of efficiency through mergers and...Read More»

BMW i3 Coupe concept
Here's why your next car could be made of wood

The University of Kyoto is partnering with two of Japan’s leading auto parts suppliers to develop a new, wood fiber-based plastic that can be formed into a strong, lightweight, structural piece of a car. By 2020, they expect to have the first prototype completed. This is hardly the first time...Read More»

Waymo self-driving car prototype
Waymo patent would make cars safer by making them softer

Pedestrians are in trouble. Between 2015 and 2016, the U.S. saw an 11 percent uptick in pedestrian deaths, and there's no sign that the trend is changing course. What's an automaker to do? If you're Ford, you design cars to do a better job of detecting pedestrians. If you're Waymo (which isn't...Read More»

Pothole repair (via Wikimedia)
ICYMI, Donald Trump talked about infrastructure yesterday, too

U.S. president Donald Trump held a press conference yesterday. You might've heard something about it. Long before Trump stepped away from the microphone, media outlets were busy posting reports about his explicit defense of the white nationalists who'd gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia over the...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
NAFTA update, O.J.'s Bronco, Karma Revero driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The LCD screen on your dashboard is likely to take center stage in NAFTA negotiations As NAFTA negotiations begin this week, tensions are high over the anticipated showdown between the Trump administration and the automotive industry. Likely to be at the very epicenter of Trump’s vision of...Read More»

2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4
Porsche settles class-action lawsuit with owners over...sunglasses?

Besides the performance and panache, one of the main draws to Porsche ownership is the extensive level of customization; you can, for instance, color-coordinate the dashboard to your favorite sweater. That freedom might be too much of a good thing. It just resulted in a class action lawsuit over...Read More»

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]
What if the EPA dialed back emissions rules, but only on trucks?

Back in March, Donald Trump authorized a review of current U.S. emissions regulations. Those regulations cover vehicles through the 2025 model year and were hastily finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency in the days leading up to Trump's inauguration. The review alarmed environmental...Read More»

2018 Dodge Durango SRT first drive
FCA's Chinese suitor, 2018 Ford GT Heritage, NYC's Ford Hub: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fiat Chrysler may have found a buyer in China, but who? For nearly three years (and maybe longer), Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been looking for a pal, a partner to help him improve the FCA lineup and lay a strong foundation for the company's future. 2018 Honda Ridgeline Review Many...Read More»

2016 Nissan Altima 2.5SL
The LCD screen on your dashboard is likely to take center stage in NAFTA negotiations

As NAFTA negotiations begin this week, tensions are high over the anticipated showdown between the Trump administration and the automotive industry. Likely to be at the very epicenter of Trump’s vision of incentivizing American manufacturing jobs are the LCD screens that have sprouted on...Read More»

The Great Wall of China
Fiat Chrysler may have found a buyer in China, but who?

For nearly three years (and maybe longer), Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been looking for a pal, a partner to help him improve the FCA lineup and lay a strong foundation for the company's future. After being rebuffed and left-swiped by a handful of potential soulmates, he may have finally...Read More»

Modern-day MINI assembly at MINI Plant Oxford, England, Mar 2013 (the plant's 100th birthday)
Sub-$20,000 Mini, 2018 Ford F-150 driven, Bolt EV vs lunar rover: What’s New @ The Car Connection

MINI has a car just for students, and it's priced below $20,000 It's that time of year again: time for college students across America to charge their vaporizers, toss their dirty laundry into garbage bags, and head back to campus. 2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for...Read More»

2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door
MINI has a car just for students, and it's priced below $20,000

It's that time of year again: time for college students across America to charge their vaporizers, toss their dirty laundry into garbage bags, and head back to campus. This year, however, MINI wants the young'uns to make the journey in a brand new car--one that costs slightly less than $20,000...Read More»

2018 Jaguar XF S AWD Dashboard
Drive safely, 2018 BMW X2, Finding a Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

PSA: Please don't put your feet up on the dashboard The warning given by Audra Tatum from Walker County, Georgia is simple: Don't put your feet up on the dashboard of your car. The reason? It's beyond dangerous. Otto who? Tesla is ready to test electric, self-driving big rigs in Nevada and...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, after 2,100-mile road trip, June 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

The months keep passing by and the odometer continues to rack up miles on our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited. We like this van a lot—after all, we named it our Best Car to Buy 2017. As with most minivans, our blue chariot has been tasked with hauling people at every opportunity. If...Read More»

2016 Nissan Titan
2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for seatbelt flaw

Nissan has announced a recall of more than 44,000 Titan and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups to fix a problem with the vehicles' seatbelts. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the devices may not properly protect occupants during collision. The problem is...Read More»

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