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Best wagon, Tesla Roadster returns, Tesla Semi unveiled: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Best wagon, Tesla Roadster returns, Tesla Semi unveiled: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: The Car Connection's Best Wagon to Buy 2018 Wagons firmly live in the middle of a Venn diagram between practical and comfortable. California to allow human-less self-driving car testing Following a year of self-driving cars legally testing on public roads, California is...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai crossovers, Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, Volkswagen e-Golf driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Surf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona Hyundai will bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers to meet booming demand from buyers by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Wednesday in Detroit. Forget HOV lanes, get ready for self-driving vehicle lanes...Read More»

Prototype for Nissan and Infiniti’s ProPilot self-driving system
Nissan driverless car tech, Subaru Ascent, Faraday Future: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Nissan sets ambitious door-to-door goal for its self-driving cars Nissan says its ProPilot self-driving technology will be ready to take over the majority of human driving responsibilities by 2020. Flying car-maker Terrafugia bought by Geely Chinese automaker Geely has been given the all-clear to...Read More»

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Lyft in NYC, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Climate-change summit: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Lyft opens Big Apple office in bid for larger slice of ride-share pie New York is already one of the most hotly-contested rideshare markets, with Uber surging ahead of the city’s famed Yellow Cabs and Lyft registering gains on both, in terms of rides hailed. Now, Lyft is folding the battle...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Best Cars to Buy 2018, Driver's Choice award winners, Ram 1500 Sport: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Honda Accord: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018 Each year at The Car Connection we drive and rate hundreds of cars to help tell you what's best. We've driven them all this year: family cars to basic commuter cars, but only one car can be our Best Car to Buy 2018. The Car Connection's...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2018 Chryslers, Honda Vision GT concept, Tesla's future: What’s New @ The Car Connection

What's New for 2018: Chrysler Chrysler's has consolidated its lineup for 2018. Redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler to boast improved fuel economy The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler may still have boxy styling that flashes back to World War II, but its fuel economy will improve substantially. Google's Waymo...Read More»

AAA Navya Shuttle
Self-driving shuttle crash, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, BMW's electric batteries: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Las Vegas' free self-driving shuttle involved in crash on its first day Just an hour after hustling its first passengers around downtown Las Vegas, an experimental self-driving shuttle was hit by a truck Wednesday. Google's Waymo takes cabbie out of its self-driving taxis Google-owned Waymo is...Read More»

Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat
Self-driving tech, Porsche 911 GT2 RS driven, Plug-in sales: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Chinese Tesla investor reportedly developing its own self-driving car tech Chinese company Tencent, which owns a 5 percent stake in Tesla, is developing its own self-driving technology separate from the California electric car builder's AutoPilot system. Self-driving shuttle to hustle public around...Read More»

Toyota Concept-i Ride, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota's AI push, 2018 Ford Expedition driven, EV tax break: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota pumps millions into Israeli robotics firm for artificial intelligence Although Toyota hasn't been a pioneer in self-driving cars, it's clearly interested in bolstering its use of the technology. As the company looks toward the future, Reuters reported on Sunday its new venture capital arm...Read More»

2011 BMW 335i sedan
BMW recall, 2018 Nissan GT-R price cut, European charging stations: What’s New @ The Car Connection

BMW recalls 1.4 million cars, SUVs over fire risk BMW is calling back about 1.4 million cars to address one of two issues that could cause them to catch fire, even when the vehicles are not being operated. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Following the Insurance Institute for...Read More»

2018 BMW X4
2018 BMW X4, Robert Downey Jr., Tesla Model 3 delays: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: People think carmakers trail tech companies in self-driving technology If, as the old saying goes, perception is reality, then the companies that built virtually every mass-produced vehicle for the last century or so are lagging behind several notable tech companies when it comes to...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Autonomous car perception, G550 4x4 Squared, 2018 Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: People think carmakers trail tech companies in self-driving technology If, as the old saying goes, perception is reality, then the companies that built virtually every mass-produced vehicle for the last century or so are lagging behind several notable tech companies when it comes to...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler
2018 Jeep Wrangler, Cheaper Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Meet the sub-$30,000 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will usher in a more affordable trim with the introduction of the RAV4 Hybrid LE. At $28,130, the new entry-level RAV4 Hybrid runs just $1,325 more than an equivalent gas-powered RAV4 LE. NHTSA to consider revised self-driving...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, BMW M, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Meet the sub-$30,000 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will usher in a more affordable trim with the introduction of the RAV4 Hybrid LE. At $28,130, the new entry-level RAV4 Hybrid runs just $1,325 more than an equivalent gas-powered RAV4 LE. Self-driving cars are just four years...Read More»

Riding in prototype of fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car, March 2017  [video: Fully Charged]
Self-driving cars, Mexican Grand Prix, Mitsubishi e-Evolution: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Self-driving cars are just four years away, says NVIDIA The CEO of graphics-processing chipmaker-turned-automotive technology supplier NVIDIA predicts that the level of artificial intelligence required to make fully self-driving vehicles is four years away. Waymo is teaching its self-driving cars...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 VW Tiguan safety, 2019 Porsche Cayenne driven, Collector cars in Europe: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan earns Top Safety Pick award The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover holds up well in crashes, but its headlights aren't up to par. That's according to crash-test results released Thursday by the IIHS. Uber eclipses the ubiquitous yellow taxi in New York According to...Read More»

Riding in prototype of fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car, March 2017  [video: Fully Charged]
Self-driving car safety, 2018 BMW X2, Tesla Model 3 Supercharger: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Self-driving car tech worthwhile, consumers say High-tech safety features that point the way to self-driving cars are worthwhile, consumers say. Toyota hopes its new Japanese taxi becomes an icon As if Japan's fleet of Toyota Crown and Nissan Cedric taxi cabs wasn't enough of a cultural...Read More»

1970s Pontiac Dealership ad
Car dealer profits sliding, 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Tokyo auto show: What’s New @ The Car Connection

New car dealers not as profitable as they once were Despite record new car sales and higher average transaction prices, new car dealers aren't the cash cows they once were. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Best Car to Buy 2018 nominee The Volkswagen Tiguan used to be the automotive equivalent of Vegemite...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
Best Car to Buy, 2018 Chevrolet Corvette, VW's diesel V-6 fix: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Officials give OK to fix some VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate SUVs Federal and California state environmental officials announced Monday that roughly 38,000 Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen SUVs can be updated to be compliant with emissions, nearly two years after the automaker admitted it had cheated...Read More»

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