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Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars
Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars

BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. In government filings, BMW said that incorrect electrical...Read More»

2019 Toyota C-HR
2019 Toyota C-HR recalled over wheel loss risk

Toyota on Thursday said that it will recall its subcompact crossover SUV over concerns that their rear wheels could come off due to improperly tightened bolts. The recall covers just a handful of 2019 Toyota C-HR vehicles—about 700, Toyota said in a statement. MORE: Read our 2019 Toyota C-HR...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Scientific study examines morality of self-driving car maneuvers involving pedestrians

It’s a question asked many times by philosophy professors, autonomous car engineers, and even the former hosts of Top Gear: if a self-driving car is barrelling towards a pedestrian in the road and has the option to swerve and put other pedestrians in danger, which alternative should it...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Mazda adds CarPlay, Audi e-tron driven,Bollinger's electric pickup: What's New @ The Car Connection

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2018 Mazda 3 The 2018 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback joined the ranks of compact cars available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Lyft hires former Obama DOT secretary Anthony Foxx as chief policy officer Ride-sharing giant Lyft has an eye...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2018 Mazda 3

The 2018 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback joined the ranks of compact cars available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. CarsDirect reported Wednesday that Mazda dealers were instructed to upgrade Mazda 3 Touring and Grand Touring trim levels with Apple and Android smartphone...Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Lyft hires former Obama DOT secretary Anthony Foxx as chief policy officer

Ride-sharing giant Lyft has an eye on its self-driving taxi development going forward, as the company said Tuesday that it hired Anthony Foxx, former Transportation Secretary under President Barack Obama, as its new chief policy officer. According to CNN, Foxx is the first former transportation...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ concept
2019 Chevy Silverado mpg, Porsche's steering wheel commitment, Tesla vs. NHTSA: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Silverado's new turbo-4 rated at 21 mpg combined A new turbo-4 engine found under the hood of the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado packs a punch—with the thirst for fuel to match. Production shift in Europe could spell end for Buick Cascada Former General Motors subsidiary...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado's new turbo-4 rated at 21 mpg combined

A new turbo-4 engine found under the hood of the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado packs a punch—with the thirst for fuel to match. Chevrolet on Wednesday said the new engine found in its 2019 Silverado will be rated by the EPA at 20 mpg city, 23 highway, 21 combined with rear-wheel drive...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Mazda 6 recalled over suspension rust risk

Concerns about corrosion affecting structural components prompted Mazda on Wednesday to recall about 49,000 examples of its mid-size sedan in certain colder climates. The recall covers 2009 and 2010 Mazda 6 sedans sold or ever registered in 22 eastern and Midwestern states and the District of...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo could add used cars to its Netflix-style subscription plan

Volvo may make used cars available through its Care by Volvo monthly subscription plan, the head of the automaker's North American division said Tuesday. Anders Gustafsson, chief executive for Volvo in the U.S., told CNET that it could make cars in its certified pre-owned program available via...Read More»

2019 Buick Cascada
Production shift in Europe could spell end for Buick Cascada

Former General Motors subsidiary Opel's announcement Tuesday that it will cease production of its four-seat convertible by the end of next year could have major implications for the Buick Cascada. Opel said in a statement that its version of the Cascada convertible "will remain on sale until the...Read More»

Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content
Trump to lift seasonal ban on higher ethanol content in gasoline

President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to lift a longstanding summer ban on gasoline that contains higher amounts of corn-based ethanol. The move would legalize E15 gasoline year-round, according to multiple reports. A senior White House official told Reuters that Trump will make the...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Ford Edge ST, Jeep Wrangler recall, Electric car sales: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Edge Review The 2019 Ford Edge has one of the newer names in the company’s crossover-SUV lineup, but it’s been an unqualified hit since it was new in 2007. The latest second-generation Edge has carved out a niche between the bigger Explorer and the smaller Escape, one that...Read More»

2019 Jeep Wrangler
Redesigned Jeep Wrangler to be recalled over frame welding problems

Jeep informed its dealers last week that it will launch a recall for its redesigned 2018 and 2019 Wranglers over improper welds on front suspension components that many not have been attached correctly at the factory. If the welds break, the bracket holding the front track bar separates from the...Read More»

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
Electrical fire risk prompts Kia Niro hybrid recall

Kia last week said that it will recall two of its hybrid models over an electrical issue that the automaker says increases the risk of a fire. The recall covers about 27,000 examples of the 2017 and 2018 Kia Niro and Niro Plug-In hybrid hatchbacks. MORE: Read our 2018 Kia Niro review At fault is...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
2018 Kia Rio's added safety tech earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2018 Kia Rio is an award-winning car for safety according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash testers gave the Rio its Top Safety Pick+ award last week, although those top marks apply only to certain 2018 Rio trim levels. Both the Rio sedan and hatchback models received...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
Kia Rio crash tests, Rolls-Royce Cullinan driven, VW's electric car pricing: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Kia Rio's added safety tech earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award The 2018 Kia Rio is an award-winning car for safety according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash testers gave the Rio its Top Safety Pick+ award last week, although those top marks apply only to certain 2018 Rio trim...Read More»

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio equipped with Nero Edizione package
Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Giulia recalled over fire risk

A control module that can allow exhaust system components to overheat prompted Alfa Romeo last week to recall its Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover SUV. Alfa Romeo said in government filings that vehicles equipped with its 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine have software that can, in isolated cases, allow...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon
Toyota recalls 168,000 pickup trucks, SUVs, and sedans over airbag defect

An improperly programmed control unit that may prevent airbags from going off in a crash prompted Toyota last week to issue a recall for 168,000 vehicles. The recall covers 2018 and 2019 Toyota Tundra, Toyota Sequoia, and Toyota Avalon vehicles in the U.S. The automaker will notify owners of the...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger specs reveal stout turbo-4 that overachieves

Anemic bug trucks from the 1990s just got swatted. When the 2019 Ford Ranger goes on sale later this year, the revived mid-sizer from the Blue Oval will pack a wallop. The truckmaker announced Friday that the 2.3-liter turbo-4 under hoods of the new Ranger will tow up to 7,500 pounds, lug up to...Read More»

2014 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback, Legacy recalled over faulty parking brake

An electronic parking brake that may not do its job prompted Subaru on Thursday to recall about 27,000 of its sedans and crossover SUVs. The recall covers 2010-2014 Subaru Outback and Subaru Legacy vehicles equipped with manual transmissions in the U.S. MORE: Read our 2019 Subaru Legacy and 2019...Read More»

2014 Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius recall, 2019 Kia K900 driven, Tesla Autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

800,000 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled over stall risk Toyota on Friday said that it will recall about 800,000 examples of its popular Prius hybrid in the U.S. and about 1.6 million more worldwide over a concern that the vehicles may lose power and stall while being driven. 2018 Infiniti QX80: A...Read More»

2014 Toyota Prius V
800,000 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled over stall risk

Toyota on Friday said that it will recall about 800,000 examples of its popular Prius hybrid in the U.S. and about 1.6 million more worldwide over a concern that the vehicles may lose power and stall while being driven. Toyota said in a statement that the recalled vehicles—2012-2014 Toyota...Read More»

2018 Infiniti QX80 on a Canadian fishing adventure
2018 Infiniti QX80: A luxury limo fit for a Canadian fishing adventure

The text from Mission Commander Dan—aka my dad—regarding Operation Canadian Invasion came exactly one week before our departure. Our invasion of Canadian waters was to include fishing, cocktails, movies, and some good laughs. Minutes after first testing the waters for what became known...Read More»

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