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FCA to dabble in car-sharing, subscriptions with Jeep
FCA to dabble in car-sharing, subscriptions with Jeep

FCA will leverage its growing Jeep division for its first trials in car-sharing and vehicle subscriptions, the automaker said Friday at an investor conference in Italy. Initially, the automaker said that it plans to launch a car-share pilot program next year in the Northeastern U.S. targeted at...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Jeep brand to grow, Alfa Romeo's resurrection, FCA pushes toward EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

Jeep pickup, Grand Wagoneer among four new models coming by 2022 FCA's burgeoning Jeep lineup will add two new models a year through 2022: a pint-size model, a three-row crossover, a Wrangler-based pickup truck, and a range-topping Grand Wagoneer, the automaker said at a presentation to investors...Read More»

Ram Rebel TRX concept, 2016 State Fair of Texas
Upcoming Ram Rebel TRX to square-off against Ford F-150 Raptor off road

Ram Trucks will finally get a proper off-road truck as well as a mid-size pickup for American buyers, the division confirmed Friday at an investor conference in Italy. The long-rumored Ram Rebel TRX has been earmarked for production by the end of 2022, though likely much sooner. Ram didn't unleash...Read More»

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Jeep pickup, Grand Wagoneer among four new models coming by 2022

FCA's burgeoning Jeep lineup will add two new models a year through 2022: a pint-size model, a three-row crossover, a Wrangler-based pickup truck, and a range-topping Grand Wagoneer, the automaker said at a presentation to investors and the media Friday. A redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee is also on...Read More»

Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car
World's largest tech fund pumps $2.25B into GM self-driving car unit

GM Cruise, the tech division of automaker GM that recently showed off a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV devoid of a steering wheel, is ready to shift into overdrive. That's because SoftBank Vision Fund said Thursday that it will invest $2.25 billion into GM Cruise in exchange for a 19.6 percent...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2018 Hyundai Sonata upgrades trim levels with new features

A number of safety and convenience upgrades have been added to certain versions of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the automaker announced Thursday, but they may not be easy for shoppers to spot at first glance. Mid-year update models receive "+" designations, called SEL+, Sport+, and Limited trim levels...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Google's self-driving car tech could become available in FCA vehicles

Self-driving car technology developed by Google's Waymo division could become available in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles, the two partners said Thursday as they announced plans to grow their relationship. FCA said in a statement that it and Waymo are "beginning discussions about the use of...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Advance
2019 Acura RDX first drive video: the clean-sheet crossover SUV

While the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 lap up all the kudos, the Acura RDX quietly has emerged as a sales champ among compact luxury crossovers. In two generations, Acura has sold nearly 400,000 copies of its smallest SUV. Now Acura is eager for a little more attention, which explains the time and brainpower...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Advance
2019 Acura RDX driven, Chrysler on the chopping block, Audi e-tron electric SUV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Acura RDX Review It has chiseled lines, turbocharged power, available all-wheel drive, and a luxurious, high-tech interior. Japan leader rebukes Trump's putative new-car import tariffs Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday spoke out against rumors that the Trump administration will...Read More»

Cadillac CT6 uses advanced aluminum and steel structure to save 198 pounds
Trump imposes hefty import duties on imported steel, aluminum used to build cars in U.S.

The U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday that it won't exempt major U.S. trading partners from duties as high as 25 percent on the raw materials imported to the U.S. used to build new cars. The new protectionist import tariffs announced Thursday by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on imported steel...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
Japan leader rebukes Trump's putative new-car import tariffs

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday spoke out against rumors that the Trump administration will consider tariffs as high as 25 percent on new cars shipped to the U.S. from abroad. "It's hard for Japan to understand and we cannot accept it," Abe reportedly told the Japanese parliament...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Acura RDX price, 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR driven, Wireless charging for electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Acura RDX gets $38,295 base price, tops out just below $50,000 The 2019 Acura RDX will carry a base price of $38,295 when it goes on sale officially on Friday. Uber's new Panic Button helps riders summon 911 Uber is trying to make amends one step at a time. As a follow-up to the ride-sharing...Read More»

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Uber's new Panic Button helps riders summon 911

Uber is trying to make amends one step at a time. As a follow-up to the ride-sharing company's new seat belt warning, its cellphone app now includes a direct method to allow riders to contact 911 at the press of a virtual button. The Panic Button, as Uber calls it, is located in a "safety center"...Read More»

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging
BMW's new wireless charging pad turns electrified cars into cellphones

BMW on Monday announced a wireless inductive charging pad available through its accessory department that could spell the end of the road for conventional electric charging cables. The German automaker calls its system Wireless Charging and it allows drivers to park so-equipped vehicles on top of a...Read More»

2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue Edition
Massive cruise control recall, Uber's flying taxi, Wacky green cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

FCA tells 4.8M vehicle owners to stop using cruise control until software fix Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it will recall nearly 5 million 2014-2019 model year Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram models with cruise control systems that may not turn off. 112,000 Chevrolet Cruze...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Acura RDX gets $38,295 base price, tops out just below $50,000

The 2019 Acura RDX will carry a base price of $38,295 when it goes on sale officially on Friday. With the new RDX, Acura promises a more direct rival for crossover SUVs such as the BMW X3, and Audi Q5, while it recognizes its big rivals for buyers come in the form of the Infiniti QX50 and Lexus NX...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
112,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars recalled over potential fuel leak

General Motors said last week that it will recall 112,000 2016 through 2018 model year Chevrolet Cruze compact cars over a concern that their fuel tanks could leak in the event of a major rear impact. The recall covers a specific Cruze configration: the Cruze LS with a tire inflator kit rather than...Read More»

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
Uber, Pittsburgh mayor clash over plan to restart self-driving car tests

When Uber said Wednesday that it planned to restart testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, the announcement caught the city's mayor by surprise. In response, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto lashed out against the ride-sharing service's communication—or lack thereof—with his city's...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla hatch
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback priced, McLaren 720S driven, Electric car market: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback reboots for $20,910 starting price Toyota said Friday that its redesigned 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will cost $20,910 when it goes on sale this summer. US considers tariff on imported cars In a move that analysts say is designed to put pressure on Mexico as NAFTA...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show
FCA tells 4.8M vehicle owners to stop using cruise control until software fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it will recall nearly 5 million 2014-2019 model year Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram models with cruise control systems that may not turn off. Until the automaker's dealers can update software on the affected vehicles, it is discouraging owners from...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla hatch
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback reboots for $20,910 starting price

Toyota said Friday that its redesigned 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will cost $20,910 when it goes on sale this summer. That price, which includes a mandatory $920 destination charge, is for the 2019 Corolla Hatchback SE with a 6-speed manual transmission. Adding the optional continuously variable...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC90: Compare Cars

Volvo’s compact and mid-size crossover SUVs are like nesting dolls. The three-row 2018 Volvo XC90 looks like it could open up and swallow the five-seat 2018 Volvo XC60. Both are among our favorite family transporters, for mostly the same reasons. Their understated style perks up any driveway...Read More»

Workers assemble a Fiat 500 in Toluca, Mexico
US considers tariff on imported cars

In a move that analysts say is designed to put pressure on Mexico as NAFTA talks ramp up, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into car imports to determine if a protectionist measure such as an import duty should be invoked...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
Uber’s app now reminds riders to buckle up

Under the direction of its new CEO, Uber is on a mission to clean up its reputation. The latest step? The cellphone app that summons its ride-share service now reminds both drivers and passengers to buckle up for safety. Uber drivers will receive a notice asking them to ensure that passengers are...Read More»

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