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2019 GMC Terrain and GMC Acadia Black Editions say no to chrome
2019 GMC Terrain and GMC Acadia Black Editions say no to chrome

GMC is throwing flashy chrome away with a pair of new special edition packages for its compact and mid-size crossover SUVs. The 2019 GMC Terrain and GMC Acadia Black Edition packages announced Friday feature black-finish wheels along with dark-chrome grilles and trim. One thing they're not...Read More»

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Uber self-driving car crash, Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid, Mitsubishi electrics: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Police chief: Uber self-driving car may not be at fault in fatal Arizona crash The Uber test car involved in a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, may not be at fault, the city's police chief said Tuesday. Tempe police chief Sylvia Moir chief instead suggested that the impact between a pedestrian and a...Read More»

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Police chief: Uber self-driving car may not be at fault in fatal Arizona crash

The Uber test car involved in a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, may not be at fault, the city's police chief said Tuesday. Tempe police chief Sylvia Moir chief instead suggested that the impact between a pedestrian and a Volvo XC90 equipped with self-driving technology couldn't have been avoided...Read More»

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2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport debuts with beefy V-8 engine, track-tuned suspension

Rumors of the V-8 engine's demise have been greatly exaggerated, says Cadillac. The luxury arm of GM took the opportunity Wednesday to take the wraps off a new twin-turbo V-8 engine, a flagship powertrain that debuted in the brand's updated 2019 CT6 V-Sport luxury sedan. The new 4.2-liter V-8 will...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion Energi
2019 Ford Fusion unveiled, 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class update, Nissan's electric crossover plans: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Fusion adds safety tech, allegedly new styling Look closely. Look really, really closely. A nip here, a tuck there, and oh yeah, a whole bunch of active safety tech. That's the gist of the refreshed 2019 Ford Fusion, a midsize sedan that still represents a big chunk of the pie for Ford...Read More»

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Police raid BMW headquarters in diesel emissions probe

Over 100 investigators raided two BMW facilities in Europe Tuesday searching for evidence that the automaker rigged software for their vehicles to pass tough diesel emissions standards. German police descended on the automaker’s Munich headquarters, while their Austrian counterparts visited...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class debuts: seductive tech updates inside and out

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has even more in common with its S-Class flagship sibling this year. On Tuesday, Mercedes unveiled swoopy coupe and convertible versions of the C-Class ahead of their big debut at next week’s New York auto show. They're the style-oriented follow-ups to the...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger GT
2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

It would be easy to write off the 2018 Kia Stinger as a 2018 BMW 3-Series imitator, but life is never that simple. The 2018 Stinger traces many of the same lines as the 2018 3-Series, and in some cases the Kia does so with more verve and sharper responses. It is worth noting that the Stinger is Kia...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Ford Fusion adds safety tech, allegedly new styling

Look closely. Look really, really closely. A nip here, a tuck there, and oh yeah, a whole bunch of active safety tech. That's the gist of the refreshed 2019 Ford Fusion, a midsize sedan that still represents a big chunk of the pie for Ford Motor Company. These light updates keep the Fusion...Read More»

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Fatal self-driving car wreck, 2019 Kia K900 revealed, 2018 Tesla Model 3 driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Feds to investigate fatal Uber self-driving car crash Both the NTSB and the NHTSA will investigate the fatal crash between a self-driving Uber experimental vehicle and a pedestrian walking a bicycle in Tempe, Arizona. 270,000 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks recalled over wintry market rust concerns...Read More»

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Feds to investigate fatal Uber self-driving car crash

Both the NTSB and the NHTSA will investigate the fatal crash between a self-driving Uber experimental vehicle and a pedestrian walking a bicycle in Tempe, Arizona. In a statement, the NHTSA said that it is "in contact with Uber, Volvo, federal, state and local authorities regarding the incident."...Read More»

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Self-driving Uber car in Arizona hits, kills bicyclist

A self-driving car being tested in suburban Phoenix hit and killed a woman on Sunday, in the first reported fatality between an autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian. The Uber test vehicle, a Volvo XC90, reportedly hit a female cyclist outside of a crosswalk in Tempe, Arizona. According to Tempe...Read More»

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270,000 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks recalled over wintry market rust concerns

Wintry roads covered in snow-melting salt may cause metal straps used to attach fuel tanks onto Dodge and Ram 1500 pickups to corrode and cease doing their jobs, which has prompted FCA to issue a recall to rectify the issue. The recall affects 270,254 2009-2012 Dodge and Ram 1500 pickup trucks; the...Read More»

2018 Kia Optima Hybrid
2018 Kia Optima crash-tested, Ford CoPilot 360 safety gear, electric car batteries compared: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Kia Optima modified to ace crash tests After adopting some mid-year changes, the 2018 Kia Optima earned top marks in independent crash-testing last week. Updated 2019 Kia Sorento priced from $26,980 The 2019 Kia Sorento has a new price to go with its updated looks: $26,980, the automaker said...Read More»

2018 Kia Optima
2018 Kia Optima modified to ace crash tests

After adopting some mid-year changes, the 2018 Kia Optima earned top marks in independent crash-testing last week. The Optima previously earned the Top Safety Pick Award but now qualifies for the more challenging Top Safety Pick+ after Kia made some changes to improve the mid-size sedan's...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500 driven, Ford Bronco teased, Ford goes all-in on hybrids: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ram 1500 first drive: the luxury car of pickup trucks The 2019 Ram 1500 has fully adapted to the way most drivers use their trucks: livability trumps utility. Ford Co-Pilot360 safety systems are coming, ready to take on Honda and Toyota Ford announced a raft of standard safety systems for its...Read More»

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Import tariffs on aluminum may not have an immediate effect on car prices in U.S.

Aluminum suppliers to carmakers are revving up their investments to push out as much metal as possible while the White House decides whether or not to grant permanent tariff exemption status to Canada, but those import taxes may not necessarily translate to higher new car prices in the short term...Read More»

2019 Kia Sorento
Updated 2019 Kia Sorento priced from $26,980

The 2019 Kia Sorento has a new price to go with its updated looks: $26,980, the automaker said Thursday. With its standard three-row seating, the 2019 Sorento is one of the least-expensive seven-passenger vehicles on the market. Rivals like the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot cost upward of...Read More»

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Sunbelt ready: BMW adds two-wheel-drive X2, X3 crossover SUVs

The BMW X2 and X3 are now up to $2,000 less expensive, if buyers are willing to forgo all-wheel drive for new two-wheel-drive versions of the automaker's crossover SUVs. The crossovers will now start under $38,000 for the less snow-friendly 2018 X2 sDrive and $42,000 for the 2019 X3 sDrive. For the...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500 first drive: the luxury car of pickup trucks

The 2019 Ram 1500 has fully adapted to the way most drivers use their trucks: livability trumps utility. Sure, the latest Ram is powerful enough to lug a trailer weighing up to 12,750 pounds, but that didn’t matter to me as I took in the warm scent of leather and ran my hand across the...Read More»

Ford's future hybrids
Ford Mustang, F-150, Escape, Explorer will go hybrid; company plans 6 new battery-electric vehicles by 2022

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] will invest–and gamble–heavily on electrified vehicles in the next two years as it introduces new hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its most popular vehicles, including the F-150 pickup, the Mustang sports car, and the Escape and Explorer crossover SUVs...Read More»

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Ford Co-Pilot360 safety systems are coming, ready to take on Honda and Toyota

Ford announced a raft of standard safety systems for its cars, crossover SUVs, and trucks at a press conference Thursday, and became the latest automaker to make automatic emergency braking and other safety systems standard on many of its vehicles. Beginning this fall with the 2019 Ford Edge and...Read More»

Audi Traffic Light Information System, Las Vegas
V2I update, 2019 Kia K900 teased, California emissions: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Traffic lights in Washington, D.C., can now talk to cars Washington, D.C., is the latest city to link its traffic system to cars equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I, communication, Audi said today. 1.3M Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ sedans recalled for loose steering wheel Ford Motor Company...Read More»

Audi Traffic Light Information System, Las Vegas
Traffic lights in Washington, D.C., can now talk to cars

Washington, D.C., is the latest city to link its traffic system to cars equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I, communication, Audi said today. Audi is the first automaker to include V2I technology on some of its vehicles, a critical step toward self-driving cars. Right now, the benefits...Read More»

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