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Apple files patent for hazard-highlighting headlights
Apple files patent for hazard-highlighting headlights

Though we’re still not sure if Apple really plans to make a car, they’ve filed nearly enough patents to throw one together. The latest is an adaptive headlight system programmed to highlight road hazards and more. Dubbed the “System and Method for Light and Image...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride first look: 3-row crossover SUV makes runway debut

Well ahead of its formal debut, the 2020 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV hit the runway at New York Fashion Week on Saturday. In New York, the 2020 Telluride was dressed up by Texan fashion designer Brandon Maxwell but it doesn't take much imagination to peel back its off-road accouterments...Read More»

Uber app
Uber’s app can report crashes to emergency services, order free new ride

In an attempt to make things safer for drivers and riders in the event of a collision or unexpected stop, Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said Wednesday that the company would be instituting a new Ride Check system. The system uses a GPS-powered tool and smartphone sensors to detect...Read More»

2019 Audi Q8, Atacama Desert, Chili, media drive, June 2018
2019 Audi Q8 priced, 2019 BMW X2 M35i, Ford's electric crossover SUV: What's New @ The Car Connection

Style-oriented 2019 Audi Q8 to cost $68,395 On Thursday, Audi said that its 2019 Q8 crossover SUV will cost $68,395 to start when it goes on sale later this year. That price puts the Q8 between its cheaper BMW X6 and costlier Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe rivals. Lyft beats Uber, launches its own...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 VW Atlas recalled over airbag concern

A drain tube for the air conditioning system that could leak water onto the airbag control module prompted Volkswagen on Friday to recall nearly 10,000 2018 VW Atlas crossover SUVs. The automaker said in government filings that it will instruct its dealers to inspect air conditioning evaporator...Read More»

2019 Audi Q8, Atacama Desert, Chili, media drive, June 2018
Style-oriented 2019 Audi Q8 to cost $68,395

On Thursday, Audi said that its 2019 Q8 crossover SUV will cost $68,395 to start when it goes on sale later this year. That price puts the Q8 between its cheaper BMW X6 and costlier Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe rivals. The 2019 Audi Q8 will be available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim...Read More»

Lyft scooters in Denver
Lyft beats Uber, launches its own scooter service

Ride-share giant Lyft beat Uber to the pavement when its first rent-by-the-minute scooters hit the road in Denver Thursday. Uber is expected to put its scooters into service in Santa Monica, California, within a few weeks, CNN reported. Lyft dropped off 350 scooters in Denver, 100 of which it...Read More»

2019 Nissan Armada
2019 Nissan Armada SUV's price climbs to $48,185 thanks to new active safety tech

The full-size 2019 Nissan Armada SUV that's just now arriving in the automaker's dealers costs $2,095 more than last year's model, Nissan said Tuesday. Its higher price is justified by newly standard active safety tech on all trims. The least costly 2019 Armada, the SV trim with rear-wheel drive...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150
Ford truck recall, Mustang-based crossover SUV, Tesla's Swiss debut: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford recalls 2M pickup trucks over seat belt fire risk Ford Motor Company said on Thursday that owners of 2 million F-150 pickups built between 2014 and 2018 will need to bring their trucks back to dealers to have interior trim components modified due to concerns that their seat belts could catch...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
Ford recalls 2M pickup trucks over seat belt fire risk

Ford Motor Company said on Thursday that owners of 2 million F-150 pickups built between 2014 and 2018 will need to bring their trucks back to dealers to have interior trim components modified due to concerns that their seat belts could catch fire. Ford said in a release that it has received...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion
Ford cuts off national advertising for its sedans and hatchbacks

If there was still any of hope that Ford’s car models would somehow survive the commitment to turn exclusively to trucks, crossovers, and SUVs, that spark has been extinguished. The company confirmed Wednesday that it will be stopping national advertising for all its car models. Speaking to...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison
2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison goes through the river and into the woods

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison pickup truck unveiled Thursday takes off-roading to extremes. Chevy and an aftermarket outfitter best known for its modified Jeep Wranglers teamed up to create the ZR2 Bison, which will go on sale next January. Michigan-based American Expedition Vehicles (AEV)...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Fiat Chrysler pumps $30M into self-driving car test facility

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Wednesday that it spent $30 million to build a new facility in its Chelsea, Michigan, proving grounds facility to help it develop self-driving cars. The self-driving car facility comprises about 35 acres on the sprawling 4,000-acre complex about 70 miles west of...Read More»

2019 Mini Oxford Edition
High-value 2019 Mini Oxford Edition targets students, recent grads

Mini said Wednesday that its dealers soon will offer a hatchback available only to a small audience: students and recent graduates. The 2019 Mini Oxford Edition will be available to those who can prove eligibility in two- and four-door hatchback configurations with a price that undercuts anything...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Amazon ups order for US-built Mercedes-Benz Sprinter delivery vans

Online retail giant Amazon said Wednesday at the opening of Mercedes-Benz's new Sprinter assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, that it will order 20,000 vans for its delivery service. Amazon had initially said that it would order 4,500 Sprinter delivery vans. Dave Clark, Amazon Senior...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Redesigned 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van to cost $34,985

Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday said that its new, U.S.-built full-size cargo and passenger vans will cost slightly less than the model they replace. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will cost $34,985 to start in cargo van configuration, $5 less than the outgoing model, but its price will climb fast...Read More»

2019 Acura ILX
With 2019 Acura ILX, the starter luxury sedan finally gets sporty life it needed

The 2019 Acura ILX made its debut Wednesday, finally sporting the beak-less face, sporty A-Spec appearance package, and updated touchscreens it needs to woo back buyers. Although Acura didn't say how much the sedan would cost when it goes on sale in October, the ILX has been the most affordable car...Read More»

2018 Toyota Prius
192,000 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled over fire risk

An engine wiring harness that can fray and start a fire prompted Toyota on Wednesday to recall 192,000 examples of its popular hybrid hatchback in the U.S. The recall covers 2016-2018 model year Toyota Prius hybrids. At fault is wiring that comprises the Prius' hybrid-electric system, which the...Read More»

1970s Pontiac Dealership ad
No interest loans, Mercedes-Benz EQC revealed, Fast charging systems: What's New @ The Car Connection

Countdown to zero: Automakers dial back 0 percent interest loans after almost two decades If you’ve been counting on a zero percent interest rate to help finance your next new car, it may be time to lock in the deal before it’s too late. According to a report by Automotive News, rising...Read More»

Apple patent for haptic seats
Apple files patents for haptic car seats, trick sunroof

It’s still unlikely that Apple, the world’s largest technology company, will come out with a full-fledged car, but recent patent-filing history has some scratching their heads regardless. iDrop News reported last week that Apple was awarded two car-related patents from the U.S. Patent...Read More»

A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.
Countdown to zero: Automakers dial back 0 percent interest loans after almost two decades

If you’ve been counting on a zero percent interest rate to help finance your next new car, it may be time to lock in the deal before it’s too late. According to a report by Automotive News, rising benchmark rates from the Federal Reserve and a drop in customer adoption may cause...Read More»

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Weekend getaways, Chevy Camaro 1LE Turbo, Formula E expansion: What's New @ The Car Connection

Daytripper: 6 cars and 6 unexpected Labor Day weekend getaways Labor Day is summer’s last gasp for warm-weather escapades. The final stand for top-down driving, ice-cold road slushies, sunscreen, shorts and T-shirts, the lot. The three-day weekend makes a great time to explore the country...Read More»

Vintage Apple logo
Apple's self-driving car rear-ended

A Lexus RX 450h fitted with Apple's experimental self-driving car technology was hit by a driver in a 2016 Nissan Leaf last month, a police report said. The crash is believed to have been the first involving the car testing technology for Apple's secretive Project Titan program. A post-crash report...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Passat
2019 VW Passat lineup pared, V-6 and GT dropped

The 2019 VW Passat mid-size sedan will come in just two trim levels, a third of what dealers were able to stock last year, and it will no longer be available with a V-6 engine upgrade. VW told The Car Connection last week that the Chattanooga, Tennessee-built Passat will be available in Wolfsburg...Read More»

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