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Volkswagen rolls out 6-year, 72,000-mile warranty
Volkswagen rolls out 6-year, 72,000-mile warranty

Nearly every 2018 Volkswagen sold new in the U.S. will boast an exceptionally long bumper-to-bumper warranty: 6 years, or 72,000 miles—whichever comes first. The automaker's People First Warranty provides coverage for twice as long as many of VW's rivals. Three-year, 36,000-mile warranties...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
Self-driving cars, 2018 Honda Accord driven, Mercedes drone service: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Accord first drive: equal and opposite reaction The way engineers talk, the 2018 Honda Accord evolved from inattention. Senators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord premium-priced from $24,445

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord will start from $24,445, a figure significantly higher than some of its closest rivals. Mid-size sedan competitors like the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Ford Fusion all start under $24,000. However, a close look at the numbers reveals that although the 2018 Accord...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord first drive: equal and opposite reaction

The way engineers talk, the 2018 Honda Accord evolved from inattention. A decade ago when money for research was expensive and hard to find, Honda skated on its reputation. Call it a byproduct of conservatism, not laziness. Cars like the Civic and Accord didn’t thrive—just survived...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Self-driving cars, Lotus sold, China's electric car rules: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Senators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman Senator John Thune (R-SD) and announced a deal late Wednesday night on a new bipartisan legislation that carries major ramifications for...Read More»

Hyundai Ioniq autonomous prototype
Senators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman Senator John Thune (R-SD) and announced a deal late Wednesday night on a new bipartisan legislation that carries major ramifications for the emerging self-driving car industry. Call it the P-T Cruiser Bill, if you will. The Senate Commerce...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 Centennial Editions
Chevy marks 100 years of trucks with new Silverado, Colorado Centennial Editions

A century after Chevrolet began marketing its first trucks to consumers, the bowtie brand is marking its anniversary with a special trim package for its 2018 Silverado and Colorado pickups. Centennial Edition versions of both trucks are swathed in a unique metallic blue that nearly matches their...Read More»

2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve
Luxo-loaded: 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve debuts with interior upgrades

The gap between Nissan and its luxury brand, Infiniti just got a little smaller. On Thursday at the State Fair of Texas, the automaker took the wraps off of the new, range-topping Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve. At $62,985 to start with standard rear-wheel drive, the Armada Platinum Reserve does...Read More»

2018 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver Edition
Ford and Lyft partnership, Ram special editions, Canadian supercar: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford and Lyft's self-driving partnership aims for large-scale operations Neither Ford or Lyft are strangers to the self-driving vehicles game, with everything from public alpha testing to driverless pizza delivery already on their repertoires. Now, they’re partnering up with the aim of...Read More»

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars
Ford and Lyft's self-driving partnership aims for large-scale operations

Neither Ford or Lyft are strangers to the self-driving vehicles game, with everything from public alpha testing to driverless pizza delivery already on their repertoires. Now, they’re partnering up with the aim of “bringing self-driving vehicles to the masses.” Sherif Marakby...Read More»

2018 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork Edition
Texas Tuxedo: Ram's honors Lone Star State with two new special editions

Thursday at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, Ram unveiled two new special appearance packages for its pickups that have a distinctly Texan twang. The 2018 Ram Laramie Longhorn Southfork, named after the real-life ranch made famous by J.R. Ewing on TV's "Dallas," features upgraded leather...Read More»

James Dyson with digital motors  [image: Dyson]
Vacuum maven Dyson plans electric car by 2020

Sir James Dyson, best known for his eponymous bagless vacuum cleaner company, has announced plans over Twitter to build an electric car by 2020. In his emotionally-charged statement, Dyson stressed a decades-long flirtation with the automotive industry. The fundamental basis of Dyson’s...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (Lexus LS Hybrid)
2018 Lexus LS, 2018 Kia Stinger, 2018 Toyota Camry: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Lexus LS 500 first drive: an ambitious remake Cars get heart transplants all the time, but whole brands? It doesn't happen very often. When Lexus launched with its LS sedan in the 1990 model year, its success hinged on the flawless replication of the Mercedes model. 2018 Kia Stinger sport...Read More»

Illustration for the #Women2Drive campaign in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia to let women drive

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that, beginning next summer, it will undo a longstanding ban that had prevented women from driving cars. A decree issued by Saudi Arabia's King Salman was announced simultaneously on state-run television in Saudi Arabia and at a media event in Washington, D.C., The...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry LE
2018 Toyota Camry aces IIHS tests, awarded Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry is a Top Safety Pick+ award winner this year, the independent insurance industry-funded agency announced Tuesday. The 2018 Camry improved on the outgoing model’s rating last year with better headlight and better forward-crash prevention technology, although...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan will cost $32,795 to start; V-6 starts at $40K

When it goes on sale in December, the 2018 Kia Stinger will cost $32,795 to start, including destination, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's for a base model powered by a turbo-4 that makes 255 horsepower. Models equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 making 365 hp will start at...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS 500 AWD
2018 Lexus LS 500 first drive: an ambitious remake

Cars get heart transplants all the time, but whole brands? It doesn't happen very often. When Lexus launched with its LS sedan in the 1990 model year, its success hinged on the flawless replication of the Mercedes model. That first sedan was an homage to Benz titans like the W123, and it was a...Read More»

Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept
Freightliner to test automated "tailgating" technology on US roads

Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner parent company Daimler will begin using self-driving trucks on American roads as it trials so-called “platooning” technology. Platooning is a means of increasing fuel efficiency wherein automated vehicles drive together in a very tight single file...Read More»

Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
Uber CEO apologizes for “mistakes we’ve made”

In the wake of London’s bombshell decision last week to deny Uber’s licence renewal, the embattled company’s new CEO has struck a conciliatory tone. In an open letter, Dara Khosrowshahi acknowledged that Uber “got things wrong along the way,” and offered an apology...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 1500
2018 GMC Sierra, Cadillac Super Cruise, Volvo car subscription: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Review It’s hard to call any full-size pickup an off-the-beaten path buy, but the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 comes close. The 2018 Sierra 1500 is a kissing cousin to the Chevrolet Silverado, but it brings more to the table than just chiseled good looks. Greenpeace boards ship...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
VW diesels, Subaru's sporty concept, Tesla Model 3 interior details: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Greenpeace boards ship to keep VW diesels out of UK Last week, dozens of members of environmental activist group Greenpeace descended on a port in Kent, England, intent on preventing Volkswagen from importing more than 1,000 diesel-fueled vehicles into the UK. 2018 GMC Terrain Review Compact...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
Greenpeace boards ship to keep VW diesels out of UK

Last week, dozens of members of environmental activist group Greenpeace descended on a port in Kent, England, intent on preventing Volkswagen from importing more than 1,000 diesel-fueled vehicles into the UK. Forty people entered the port’s import lot and removed “thousands of...Read More»

Uber logo
London kicks Uber out, BMW's M, Mongol Rally in a Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

London denies Uber’s license due to “public safety and security implications” If you're in London, the next Uber you hail may be the last to whisk you past the Tower, the Bridge, and Westminster Abbey. China may open its borders to foreign electric car builders China may relax...Read More»

London anti-Uber taxi protest: June 11, 2014 (photo by Flickr user David Holt)
London denies Uber’s license due to “public safety and security implications”

If you're in London, the next Uber you hail may be the last to whisk you past the Tower, the Bridge, and Westminster Abbey. London's transportation department has refused to renew Uber’s private hire operator license, which expires at the end of September, meaning the ride-sharing giant could...Read More»

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