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Sony's taxi-hailing, Audi S6 Avant, Tesla charging stations: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Sony's taxi-hailing, Audi S6 Avant, Tesla charging stations: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Sony to enter taxi-hailing app business Sony is using its considerable technological weight to get into the mobility app game in Japan. However, in a country where Uber and Lyft are not widely used and taxis are readily available and affordable in urban centers, the software will use AI to predict...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60
Toyota truck recall, 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 priced, Electric car milestone: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volvo V60 unveiled: the wagon is cooler than ever The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The V60's scaled-down modern style hints at what's to come for the automaker's next-generation S60 sedan, which will be the...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sequoia
Toyota truck recall, 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 priced, Electric car milestone: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Nearly 75,000 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia trucks and SUVs recalled Two separate issues have prompted Toyota to recall close to 75,000 late-model SUVs and pickups, the automaker said Tuesday. The recalls cover certain 2017 and 2018 model year Sequoia SUVs and Tundra full-size pickups that either need new...Read More»

2018 BMW M5 equipped with BMW M Performance Parts
BMW's training school, 2019 Porsche 911 leaked, Climate science denied: What’s New @ The Car Connection

BMW courts military vets with new training school A new vocational training program will give BMW owners another way to thank their mechanics for their service. 2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry SE
2018 Toyota Camry recalled, James Bond's Aston Martin for sale, Opel Ampera-e: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size sedan, but this isn't exactly what they meant. The automaker announced Friday that about 11,800 2018 Toyota Camry owners will receive recall notices by late...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Subaru Ascent priced, Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, Tesla Model 3 production: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Ascent undercuts competition with $32,970 base price The 2019 Subaru Ascent will be priced under $33,000 when it goes on sale this summer, the automaker said Thursday. 2018 Tesla Model X Review The 2018 Tesla Model X is the sole all-electric utility vehicle sold in the U.S. this year...Read More»

2006 Mazda B-Series 2WD Truck
Do-not-drive order for Ford pickups, Toyota Supra racing concept, Elon Musk goes on a road trip: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford, Mazda issue do-not-drive order for 35,000 compact pickups Drivers of more than 35,000 200 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series compact pickup trucks should park their vehicles until their faulty Takata airbags can be replaced, officials said Monday. 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Volkswagen...Read More»

Voyage self-driving car prototype
Nebraska's self-driving bid, 2019 BMW X4 revealed, 2018 Fiat 500e: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Nebraska wants in on self-driving car boom Nebraska is eager to become a self-driving car development hub. State legislators presented on Tuesday two measures aimed at creating an environment friendly to driverless cars. 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars They 2018 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2017 National Bridge Inventory
Infrastructure plan, 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63, Buying and leasing electric cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

President Trump's infrastructure plan includes more tolls, more state control for roads Taking the family on a long road trip could cost drivers more if a proposal unveiled Monday is adopted by Congress. 2018 Hyundai Elantra earns Top Safety Pick+ award for crashworthiness Select versions of the...Read More»

2018 Fiat 500X
2018 Fiat 500, Polestar HQ, Eco-friendly tax credits: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Fiat 500 video preview Can frugal be fun? Fiat might have shown us that with cars, it can be. Three-row 2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid luxury crossover priced from $51,615 You won't have to pay much more for less with the 2018 Lexus RX 450hL. The luxury automaker announced Thursday at the Chicago...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
2018 Hyundai Accent, 2018 Lexus RX 450hL, New Stratos: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Accent Review If you just need a car–not a lust object, not a catapult into the next zip code–the 2018 Hyundai Accent is just a car. Four wheels, four doors, four-plus seats, and a warranty.But it’s better than that. Three-row 2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid luxury...Read More»

2019 Audi A7, January, 2018 media drive, Cape Town, South Africa,
Subaru turns 50, 2019 Audi A7 driven, 2019 Ford Transit Connect: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Subaru to celebrate its 50th anniversary in US with limited-edition models Subaru doesn't need a cake with 50 candles to celebrate five decades of selling cars and crossovers in the U.S. Instead, the automaker's U.S. arm marked the occasion Thursday at the Chicago auto show with 6,300 specially...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon)
2018 Mercedes E-Class review, Ford Ranger Raptor debuts, Geneva show green car preview: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class Review The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class doesn’t know a body style or powertrain it doesn’t like. The 18 most important new cars of 2018 No flip of the calendar passes without a slew of new cars, crossover SUVs, trucks, and even minivans hitting the market. Some...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017
Most important 2018 cars, 2018 Jaguar E-Pace driven, Hyundai Nexo self-driving car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 18 most important new cars of 2018 No flip of the calendar passes without a slew of new cars, crossover SUVs, trucks, and even minivans hitting the market. Some are mild rehashes of last year's models, while others are entirely new, clean-sheet redesigns. Google takes Uber to court over...Read More»

2020 Mazda 3 prototype
Mazda's new gas engines, Super Bowl ads, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid gas mileage: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Mazda's future gas engines could be cleaner than electric motors Mazda is already developing a new generation engines that could put internal combustion engines on par with electric vehicles in terms of environmental impact. 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali vs. 2018 Chevrolet Suburban Premier: Compare Cars...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona priced, 2018 Infiniti QX50 driven, Electric car sales drop: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona crossover to start at $20,450 The funky styled 2018 Hyundai Kona will be priced below some of its key rivals when it goes on sale next month. Hyundai announced Wednesday that the 2018 Kona will start at $20,450, thousands below the similarly quirky Toyota C-HR and about $500 less...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50
Best-performing cars of 2018, Corvette ZR1, Electric-car tax credits: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 8 best-performing cars of 2018 "Overindulgence is life. The rest is just details." America is developing a gap in driver’s ed According to various studies, the U.S. is developing something of a driver’s education gap. Not to other countries—though driver training regimens in...Read More»

2018 Porsche 718
Self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids, Porsche turns 70, 2018 Kia Niro: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Waymo to order "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving minivans Google-owned self-driving car software firm Waymo said Tuesday that FCA will provide it with "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. NYC hopes congestion fee won’t get stuck in legislative gridlock New York...Read More»

New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)
NYC congestion fees, Hyundai Santa Fe, Porsche Mission E: What’s New @ The Car Connection

NYC hopes congestion fee won’t get stuck in legislative gridlock New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a so-called congestion charge in an attempt to combat New York City—and specifically Manhattan—traffic jams. If implemented, drivers would face fees of $11.52 to enter the...Read More»

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