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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review update: 8-bit in a 4k world
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review update: 8-bit in a 4k world

If you're old enough to remember when Mitsubishi built cars in the U.S., then the very idea of the 2018 Eclipse Cross might seem like heresy. Eclipses are Diamond-Stars, have hatchback bodies and turbo motors and... Wait. The Eclipse Cross has all those things, it's just delivered a couple of feet...Read More»

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review, Nissan Kicks driven, Porsche Cayenne coupe: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review update: 8-bit in a 4k world If you're old enough to remember when Mitsubishi built cars in the U.S., then the very idea of the 2018 Eclipse Cross is heresy. Eclipses are Diamond-Stars, have hatchback bodies and turbo motors and... 2018 Nissan Kicks first drive...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks
2018 Nissan Kicks first drive: the used-car alternative

Tasked with spending $20,000 on a transportation, most shoppers head to the classifieds. The 2018 Nissan Kicks wants to be the antidote to a used Honda CR-V or Ford Escape. It wafts its eau du voiture nouveau toward budget-conscious shoppers, luring them away from the pre-owned lot to the main...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks
5 things to know about the 2018 Nissan Kicks

The 2018 Nissan Kicks puts the automaker into full crossover mode, even if it stretches the definition of what’s crossing over what. This subcompact five-door is Nissan’s answer to the Kia Soul and the Hyundai Kona. Each forges its own path and the Kicks has its own story to tell. Here...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X using Autopilot self-driving tech sped up automatically before fatal crash

A report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board said that a Tesla Model X fitted with the automaker's Autopilot self-driving car tech accelerated on its own before striking a damaged highway barrier near Mountain View, California, in March. The impact killed the Tesla's...Read More»

2019 Lexus ES
2019 Lexus ES driven, Hyundai Grandmaster SUV concept, Electric big-rigs: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Lexus ES first drive: a luxury staple breaks into three-part harmony Freed from its burden of being the mid-size sedan for every luxury buyer, the 2019 Lexus ES sedan, now in its seventh generation, grows slightly sharper in each of its several distinct flavors. The 2019 ES350 plays the...Read More»

2019 Lexus ES
2019 Lexus ES first drive: a luxury staple breaks into three-part harmony

Freed from its burden of being the mid-size sedan for every luxury buyer, the 2019 Lexus ES sedan, now in its seventh generation, grows slightly sharper in each of its several distinct flavors. The 2019 ES350 plays the middle-of-the-road luxury role, the ES300h hits hybrid high-economy notes while...Read More»

2018 GMC Terrain, 2017 Detroit auto show
Faulty airbag sensor prompts 2018 GMC Terrain crossover SUV recall

A defective sensor that may prevent the airbags from deploying in the event of a wreck has prompted General Motors to recall 88,000 2018 GMC Terrain crossover SUVs. The automaker explained that if the sensor fails to activate when the vehicle is started, a "service restraint system" message will...Read More»

Audi brings Traffic Light Info system to Washington DC
Uber costs less than driving in some major cities

In four of the five largest U.S. cities, it may be cheaper to replace car ownership with a ride-sharing service such as Uber. Results of a study released last week released found that commuters in New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C.. and Los Angeles spend less weekly commuting and running...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation, 2019 BMW X5, Electric car education: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation pickup truck first look: bridging the off-road gap Following in the footsteps—or all-terrain tire tracks—of the "beast mode" GMC Sierra AT4, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation unveiled Wednesday has the looks and some of the goods for four-wheeling. Audi...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation pickup truck first look: bridging the off-road gap

Following in the footsteps—or all-terrain tire tracks—of the "beast mode" GMC Sierra AT4, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation unveiled Wednesday has the looks and some of the goods for four-wheeling. When it goes on sale this fall, the Sierra Elevation will slot between the SLT and AT4...Read More»

Audi Q8
Audi Q8 first look: crossover SUVs über alles

There's a lot to digest with the Audi Q8 that debuted Tuesday in China, a style-oriented flagship that tops the automaker's growing lineup of luxury crossover SUVs. Though it shares its underpinnings with the three-row Audi Q7, the Q8 boasts its own styling inside and out. It previews a more...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
2019 BMW X5 first look: going boldly down the same road

The 2019 BMW X5 that debuted Tuesday doesn't look all that different than the model currently in showrooms—at least until its gaping twin-kidney grille comes into view. The latest version of BMW's signature grille design stands proud, giving the popular luxury crossover SUV a distinctive look...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family
Mercedes-Benz Collection lets subscribers sample brand's lineup for a monthly fee

Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday launched a new subscription service that lets drivers swap among convertibles, sedans, and crossover SUVs for a monthly fee. Small pilot programs launched this week in Philadelphia and Nashville, Tennessee, and are limited to only 70 users in each city. The service may...Read More»

2017 Honda Pilot Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay gets Google-friendly, Audi Q8, Cobalt-free electric car batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

Apple CarPlay upgraded to add Google Maps, Waze with iOS 12 Apple said Monday that the latest version of its operating system will allow for third-party navigation apps such as Google Maps and Waze to display through its updated CarPlay system. Texas brings back eco-friendly car incentives Texas...Read More»

Electrify America Level 2 chargers with Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf
Texas brings back eco-friendly car incentives

Texas may be the biggest pickup truck market in the country, but the Lone Star State wants its roads to be a little greener in the future. After staying out of the eco-car rebate for the last three years, Texas will reinstate incentives beginning Sept. 1 as high as $5,000 on alternative fuel...Read More»

Apple iOS12 CarPlay
Apple CarPlay upgraded to add Google Maps, Waze with iOS 12

Apple said Monday that the latest version of its operating system will allow for third-party navigation apps such as Google Maps and Waze to display through its updated CarPlay system. The announcement came as part of Apple's iOS 12 operating system debut at its annual Worldwide Developer...Read More»

2018 Mazda 6
2018 Mazda 6 driven, Next-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee, Texas' new eco-car incentives: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mazda 6 first drive: a blown opportunity Accords and Camrys long ago became shorthand for family cars. Fusions and Malibus have thousands of showrooms for buyers to stumble into. California's new $700 digital license plates can relay messages to other drivers Future license plates in...Read More»

2018 Mazda MAZDA6
2018 Mazda 6 first drive: a blown opportunity

Accords and Camrys long ago became shorthand for family cars. Fusions and Malibus have thousands of showrooms for buyers to stumble into. In the vast universe of mid-size sedans, the Mazda 6 has toiled in semi-obscurity. It’s a fringe player, a Pluto with rarer news pegs. Mazda’s blurry...Read More»

California digital license plate
California's new $700 digital license plates can relay messages to other drivers

Future license plates in California may be powered by the same technology used in Amazon’s Kindle e-reader—but not as a touchscreen device, of course. The state of California said Monday that it will test the nearly $700 digital license plates on 24 state-owned vehicles before approving...Read More»

Teaser for Maserati Alfieri sports car
Long-term plans for Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati hinge on tech-heavy future

Nearly 15 years after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne took the reins of the global automaker, the only consistent force within the company has been change. On Friday, Marchionne and other FCA executives outlined a broad plan to focus heavily on worldwide sales of Jeep, Alfa Romeo...Read More»

2018 Chrysler 300
Chrysler likely to kill off 300, but division will stick around

Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday at an investor conference in Italy that the automaker's namesake division will survive and will add at least one more product to its portfolio. When asked specifically about the 300, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said that the four-door...Read More»

Alfa Romeo 2020 roadmap
FCA to invest heavily in Maserati, Alfa Romeo luxury brands

Though they've been cash-starved for decades, Italian luxury brands Alfa Romeo and Maserati may have a bright future. That's according to the five-year plan revealed Friday by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which owns the two Italian divisions. FCA indicated that Maserati will continue to push...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Partially self-driving 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee may drive itself to the trailhead

A Level 2 self-driving Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the first in a slew of autonomous cars headed for its U.S. showrooms, the automaker announced Friday. In a wide-ranging presentation for media and investors Jeep's parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, outlined its strategy for new cars, new...Read More»

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