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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, Corvette ZR1, 2019 Lexus UX detailed: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, Corvette ZR1, 2019 Lexus UX detailed: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: the beast-mode pickup truck The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 set to debut at the New York auto show this week is in "beast mode" right from the factory. 2018 Fiat 500 Urbana: the citified subcompact car Fiat will roll into the New York auto show this week rocking a new...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: the beast-mode pickup truck

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 set to debut at the New York auto show this week is in "beast mode" right from the factory. The Sierra AT4 is basically GMC's version of the Chevrolet Silverado Trailboss, which means it features a two-inch suspension lift, plus a host of off-road goodies such as a...Read More»

2019 Toyota Yaris
2019 Toyota Yaris, 2018 NY auto show, 2019 Honda Insight: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota Yaris sedan: more choices to make The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan bucks trends. While other automakers are consolidating their sedan lineups in the wake of weakening demand as buyers flock toward crossovers, Toyota is giving shoppers more decisions to make with the 2019 Yaris sedan. 2018...Read More»

2018 Fiat 500 Urbana, 2018 New York auto show
2018 Fiat 500 Urbana: the citified subcompact car

Fiat will roll into the New York auto show this week rocking a new urban-inspired package option designed to dress up its 2018 Fiat 500 hatchback, the automaker said Monday. The appropriately named Urbana Edition was inspired by a similar package already available on the Fiat 500X crossover. On the...Read More»

2019 Toyota Yaris, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota Yaris sedan: more choices to make

The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan bucks trends. While other automakers are consolidating their sedan lineups in the wake of weakening demand as buyers flock toward crossovers, Toyota is giving shoppers more decisions to make with the 2019 Yaris sedan. Last year’s model forced buyers to make only...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona first drive
2018 Hyundai Kona first drive: small crossover hit parade

Some of us remember when dirt-cheap hatchbacks were the first stop for first-time new car buyers. Freedom was a fold-down rear seat, longboard, and sleeping bag for the only weekend vacation we could afford. The small cars only asked that we compromise our expectations for a tall ride, decent...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona first drive
2018 Hyundai Kona video road test

Make way for a big addition to the Hyundai crossover family: the pint-sized 2018 Hyundai Kona. This small crossover has big ideas—including some future powertrains that’ll have us buzzing soon—but it’s the basics that we’re in Hawaii to discover. The Kona sits at the...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
2019 Toyota Corolla, 2018 VW Touareg, Electric cars in winter: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: a most international compact car The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has had its passport stamped more than a few times. Debuting next week at the 2018 New York auto show, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback that Toyota previewed Friday is decidedly international. Infiniti puts...Read More»

2019 Infiniti QX60 Limited
Infiniti puts on tuxedo, dresses up QX60, QX80 with Limited package

Two swanky Infiniti crossovers will head to the New York auto show next week, the luxury brand said Friday. The 2019 Infiniti QX60 Limited and 2019 Infiniti QX80 Limited are range-topping crossover SUVs with upsized wheels and tonier interiors. They're not quite Escalades, but the new Limited trim...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Toyota puts brakes on self-driving car development, for now

After the fatal pedestrian collision in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday involving a Volvo XC90 crossover fitted with Uber's self-driving technology, Toyota says it is halting testing of its autonomous car tech. The automaker has paused on-road development of its Chauffeur Autonomous System on all public...Read More»

2019 GMC Terrain and 2019
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»

2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
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»

2012 BMW M Performance M550d Sedan
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»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
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»

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
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»

Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype
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»

2012 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab
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»

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