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2019 BMW X5, 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Audi e-tron wait list: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 BMW X5, 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Audi e-tron wait list: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 BMW X5 Review Two decades ago, BMW had no SUVs in their lineup. Today, the X3 and now, the 2019 BMW X5, are two of the best vehicles they build, and are two of their best sellers. Here we go again: VW Arteon launch delayed until 2019 over emissions certification The 2019 VW Arteon...Read More»

Apple CarPlay
Jaguar Land Rover cars, crossovers, and SUVs add Apple CarPlay, Android Auto for 2019

Jaguar, Land Rover, and Range Rover cars and SUVs will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility in 2019 models and some older models, a spokesman said Wednesday. Dealers should be able to add the software functionality soon, a spokesman told The Car Connection. Jaguar Land Rover, which is...Read More»

2019 BMW X5 (40i X line)
2019 BMW X5 first drive review: The generalist

The 2019 BMW X5 is no specialist. It can’t afford to laser-focus on doing one thing well, like BMW’s M2, which really only cares about getting your passengers to grip the oh-crap handle. Or the BMW i3, which really only cares about letting you know its coffee table reading consists...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line package
Here we go again: VW Arteon launch delayed until 2019 over emissions certification

The 2019 VW Arteon sedan—well, hatchback really—won’t reach the U.S. market until early 2019 after the company on Wednesday reported a failure to meet new global emissions testing . As a VW spokesperson told Automotive News, the issue is because of “delays in the...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country first look: Sultry Swede on stilts

Volvo’s newest jacked-up wagon-cum-crossover dropped cover Tuesday in Stockholm, and for those looking for SUV ride height with a lot more style, the 2019 V60 Cross Country fits the bill. MORE: Volvo to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads before 2021 launch The 2019 Volvo V60 Cross...Read More»

Volvo's Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection system - image: Volvo
Pedestrian safety, Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Dooor Coupe driven, VW electrics: What's New @ The Car Connection

Feds unveil plan to reduce pedestrian deaths in U.S. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday said that it wants to work with other federal agencies to reduce the number of pedestrians hit by cars in the U.S. Self-driven design: Even IKEA has autonomous vehicle concepts now Though...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid
Toyota drops Pandora music streaming from Entune infotainment system

If you drive a relatively new Toyota, come November, that Pandora icon on your infotainment system will no longer work. The company said in an email to customers on Tuesday that it will be dropping the popular music streaming service along with OpenTable restaurant reservations from its...Read More»

Volvo's Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection system - image: Volvo
Feds unveil plan to reduce pedestrian deaths in U.S.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday said that it wants to work with other federal agencies to reduce the number of pedestrians hit by cars in the U.S. Bloomberg reported that the NTSB provided nearly a dozen recommendations to other agencies, including the NHTSA, the Centers...Read More»

IKEA Space10 Autonomous Cafe Concept
Self-driven design: Even IKEA has autonomous vehicle concepts now

Though it’s likely you won’t be able to buy an autonomous car from IKEA and assemble it at home anytime soon, the Swedish home goods and furniture giant debuted several wacky self-driving car concepts Tuesday. The vehicles, of which there are seven designed by Space10, IKEA’s...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
2019 Chevrolet Blazer back from the dead, will cost $29,995 to start

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will cost a hair under $30,000 when it returns to dealers later this year, Chevy said Tuesday. The 2019 Blazer is more crossover and less SUV than its predecessor, which was last sold in the U.S. in 2005. The new Blazer will come standard with a 2.5-liter inline-4 rated at...Read More»

2019 Honda Civic
2019 Honda Civic adds active safety tech, price climbs to $20,345

At $20,345 to start, the 2019 Honda Civic costs about $500 more than last year's model thanks to a suite of active safety tech that's newly standard, the automaker said Monday. Every 2019 Civic includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control—features...Read More»

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota and Android, 2019 Mercedes A-Class driven, Flooded electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

Toyota reportedly will add Android Auto to its cars Good news, Android fans. A Bloomberg report Monday said that Toyota and Google have reached an agreement that will see Android Auto compatibility appear in the automaker's cars in the future. Mitsubishi recalls 67,000 crossover SUVs to fix faulty...Read More»

2019 Toyota Sienna
Toyota reportedly will add Android Auto to its cars

Good news, Android fans. A Bloomberg report Monday said that Toyota and Google have reached an agreement that will see Android Auto compatibility appear in the automaker's cars in the future. The report cited, but did not name, a Toyota representative who said the automaker could announce Android...Read More»

Lance Treankler receives his replacement Certified Pre-owned 2008 Escalade (source: gm)
Used car sales skyrocket as high prices drive down new car sales

If you think new cars are getting too expensive, you’re certainly not alone. According to a report Monday by The Wall Street Journal, the gap between the price of the average new and used vehicle is as wide as it’s been in five years, pushing buyers away from dealerships and towards...Read More»

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi recalls 67,000 crossover SUVs to fix faulty active safety tech

Mitsubishi last week issued two recalls for about 67,000 crossover SUVs to address active safety technology that the automaker said may not work as intended to apply the brakes if it detects an impending collision. The recalls cover 2017-2018 Outlander, 2018 Outlander Sport, and 2018-2019 Eclipse...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester driven, Trump's new Beast limo, VW Microbus revived: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester first drive review: Backwoods solitude Deep in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, which covers more than half a million acres, American forestry was born over a century ago.
 Maintaining the dense old-growth forest takes patience...Read More»

VW Electric for All
VW looks back to TDI for pricing on upcoming electric vehicles

Volkswagen, as it develops several vehicles on its new modular electric platform (MEB) and plans dozens more, is looking past Tesla and aiming to go “Electric for All.” The affordability that once made the automaker famous with the original Beetle, the Type 2 "Microbus," and tens of...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester first drive review: Backwoods solitude

Deep in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, which covers more than half a million acres, American forestry was born over a century ago.
 Maintaining the dense old-growth forest takes patience and a close attention to detail. Disturbing its countless...Read More»

Amazon Echo Auto
Amazon rolls out Echo Auto for Alexa voice-activated capability in almost any car

Amazon announced Thursday the launch of Echo Auto, an in-car device that brings the familiar Alexa system to your car. Though many new vehicles now offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, Amazon has been late to the game. The Seattle-based tech giant is attempting to catch up by bringing...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first drive
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe earns top marks in latest crash tests

The insurance industry-funded IIHS said Friday that the redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV earned its Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with optional LED headlights. The headlights are standard on the Santa Fe Limited and Ultimate trim levels. Other Santa Fe trims—SE and...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 receives 5-star rating in NHTSA crash tests

Tesla’s Model 3 electric car, the company’s newest and arguably most important model, achieved a perfect 5-star crash test rating from the federal government’s NHTSA. The compact electric vehicle received top marks in front driver and passenger protection, front and rear side...Read More»

Texas Jeep Demonstrates Danger Of Flash Floods
Flood damage cars, Polestar subscription, VW Microbus concept: What's New @ The Car Connection

Seven ways to tell if a used car has flood damage Many car shoppers don’t realize just how much damage floodwaters do to a vehicle. That represents a problem—not just to the owner of a car or truck that falls victim to a catastrophic flood, but to prospective buyers unaware of the...Read More»

Nashville flood car
Seven ways to tell if a used car has flood damage

Many car shoppers don’t realize just how much damage floodwaters do to a vehicle. That represents a problem—not just to the owner of a car or truck that falls victim to a catastrophic flood, but to prospective buyers unaware of the vehicle’s history. The risk of flooded vehicles...Read More»

2018 Nissan Pathfinder
215,000 Nissan crossover SUVs and sedans recalled over fire risk

A faulty braking system component that could leak flammable fluid prompted Nissan on Thursday to recall 215,000 crossover SUVs and sedans. The recall covers about 215,000 vehicles including the 2015-2017 Nissan Murano, 2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder, 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, and 2017 Infiniti QX60...Read More»

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