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Trump threatens 25-percent tariff on imported cars
Trump threatens 25-percent tariff on imported cars

In the wake of General Motors' announcement Monday that it plans to close three assembly plants in the U.S. and lay off thousands of workers, President Donald Trump threatened on Twitter Wednesday that he could increase import taxes on passenger cars to match those levied on trucks. In a pair of...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul, 2018 LA Auto Show
2020 Kia Soul revealed: The box is back

The quirky 2020 Kia Soul crossover arrived with a new look at the 2018 LA Auto Show Wednesday. This time around, the battery-electric Soul EV gained a major update, too. Shoppers who adore the Soul's boxy looks won't be disappointed. The 2020 Soul retains the same toaster oven shape as its...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul (Soul GT-Line)
2020 Kia Soul, 2020 Hyundai Palisade, 2019 Kia Niro EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Soul revealed: the box is back The quirky 2020 Kia Soul crossover arrived with a new look at the 2018 LA Auto Show Wednesday. This time around, the battery-electric Soul EV gained a major update, too. 2019 Mazda CX-5 nets 25 MPG combined with new turbo engine Crossover buyers looking for a...Read More»

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Volvo, Luminar make big strides in self-driving tech

Volvo and its self-driving car technology partner, Luminar, said they've made a major advance in lidar technology that helps autonomous vehicles "see" its surroundings like never before. Lidar is an essential component that allows a self-driving car to view the world around it and determine the...Read More»

2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Mazda CX-5 nets 25 mpg combined with new turbo engine

Crossover buyers looking for a little more oomph have a new candidate to consider. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 ushers in a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine, and its official EPA fuel economy ratings show it will return as high as 25 mpg combined. Front-wheel drive CX-5s with the new engine return 23...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla, 2018 LA Auto Show
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: 50-mpg hybrid tech for a new normal

The Toyota Corolla has historically flaunted its frugal credentials. In a sign of changing times, the new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is angling for a lot more eco cred. For the first time, it packs something very noteworthy: Toyota’s hybrid system, and mileage that’s surprisingly close...Read More»

2019 Nissan Murano, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Nissan Murano, Maxima debut with updated look

At the 2018 LA Auto Show Wednesday, updated versions of the Nissan Murano crossover SUV and Nissan Maxima sedan broke cover. The two boast evolutionary styling updates with new LED head- and running lights, revised front and rear bumpers, and new wheel designs. On both, wider availability of active...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Mazda 3 bows with new look, upgraded tech

An evolutionary redesign that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show puts the 2019 Mazda 3 in line with the automaker's larger sedan and its crossover SUVs. Bigger changes come inside and behind the scenes, where the Mazda 3 ushers in a new fuel-saving, high-compression engine, a larger...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2018 LA Auto Show
2020 Jeep Gladiator debuts: The off-roader's pickup truck

With the 2018 LA Auto Show debut Wednesday of the 2020 Gladiator, Jeep is back in the pickup truck game. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator pairs the Wrangler's swagger to a more utilitarian form just as the mid-size pickup wars heat up. Don't look for the 2020 Gladiator to be a back-to-basics pickup. Its...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Aviator, 2018 LA Auto Show
2020 Lincoln Aviator debuts: Luxury crossover SUV takes flight

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator isn't the first time Ford's luxury brand has distilled its Navigator into something more palatable, but it's a much more thorough effort. At the 2018 LA Auto Show on Wednesday, Lincoln took the wraps off of its new, rear- or all-wheel-drive three-row crossover SUV that's...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year jury announces 2019 finalists

Finalists for the 2019 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year were announced Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show. The jury, composed of automotive media from North America including three Internet Brands Automotive editors, narrowed the semi-finalist list to just three cars, three trucks...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
2019 Honda Passport, 2020 Porsche 911, 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Passport debuts: Crossover SUV stamps its docs, returns to market With its 2019 Passport, Honda is back in the SUV game. The automaker revived the long-forgotten Passport name ahead of the 2018 LA auto show Tuesday as a new crossover SUV that slots between its compact CR-V and its...Read More»

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
2019 Nissan Rogue Sport adds tech, costs $23,235

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport slides into the new model year with a modest price hike to cover its newly standard advanced smartphone compatibility. The crossover starts at $23,235, which includes a $995 destination fee. That price rises from $23,155 for a 2018.5 Rogue Sport, which included a $1,045...Read More»

Self-driving Volvo commercial truck
Self-driving Volvo trucks to transport stone from Norwegian rock quarry

Volvo is taking its commercial truck business autonomous. Last week, the company announced that experimental self-driving trucks will lug stone from a Norwegian rock quarry to a port where the raw materials are shipped elsewhere. The agreement between Volvo Trucks and Brønnøy Kalk AS...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius
2019 Toyota Prius adds new all-wheel-drive option

Following in all four of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's tire tracks, the 2019 Toyota Prius that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show will offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Toyota expects that about a quarter of Prius shoppers will opt for all-wheel drive. The 2019 Prius'...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Honda Passport debuts: Crossover SUV stamps its docs, returns to market

With its 2019 Passport, Honda is back in the SUV game. The automaker revived the long-forgotten Passport name ahead of the 2018 LA auto show Tuesday as a new crossover SUV that slots between its compact CR-V and its three-row Pilot. The 2019 Honda Passport will hit dealers early next year with a...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
US government investigating 2.7M GM trucks, SUVs

The NHTSA opened a probe into 2.7 million General Motors trucks and SUVs over braking ability that may deteriorate over time. The government agency said it has received 111 complaints that surround the matter and nine of them include crashes drivers attribute to the potential defect. Two of the...Read More»

2019 Buick Lacrosse
GM to restructure, 2018 LA auto show preview, Chevy Volt axed: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM plans to axe plants; Chevy Volt, Impala, Cadillac XTS, Buick LaCrosse on chopping block General Motors announced Monday significant changes in North American car production including the discontinuation of several models and the closure of three assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada. The...Read More»

Uber self-driving car
Uber removed second backup driver from self-driving test cars ahead of fatal crash

Prior to a fatal crash with between a pedestrian and its self-driving experimental car in Arizona, Uber is alleged to have removed a second human backup driver from its testing procedure. The latest report comes from Business Insider, which said Monday that Uber handed over all monitoring and...Read More»

2019 Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey recalled over sliding doors that could open while driving

About 100,000 Honda Odyssey minivans are subject to a new recall over sliding doors that may open while the vehicles are driving. According to documents filed with the NHTSA in early November and published last week, the Odyssey's power sliding doors may not latch properly. As part of the minivan's...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Impala
GM plans to axe plants; Chevy Volt, Impala, Cadillac XTS, Buick LaCrosse on chopping block

General Motors announced Monday significant changes in North American car production including the discontinuation of several models and the closure of three assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada. The company said that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Cruze, Impala, and Volt and Buick LaCrosse...Read More»

Mazda announces Apple CarPlay, Android Auto retrofit
Mazda offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto retrofit for $199

Although it took Mazda until earlier this year to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to some of its cars, owners of older Mazdas will be able to take advantage of the systems with a new retrofit. The brand said last week that it will offer an upgrade that works for 2014 and newer cars. Eligible...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2020 Range Rover Evoque, Rivian R1T electric pickup truck, LA auto show: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque crossover revealed: Not just another cute 'ute The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque will be more than just a pretty face when it arrives in the U.S. next year. NHTSA recalls thousands of child booster, car seats Parents should double check the car and child booster...Read More»

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Colorado adopts California vehicle emissions standards

Last week, Colorado became the 13th state to adopt California's stringent vehicle emissions standards, which may make the Centennial State ready for a showdown with the Trump administration. The state's Air Quality Control Commission approved the California standard to begin for the 2022 model...Read More»

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