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Waymo's self-driving cars, Lincoln Continental revives suicide doors, Hyundai Santa Fe diesel dead: What's New @ The Car Connection
Waymo's self-driving cars, Lincoln Continental revives suicide doors, Hyundai Santa Fe diesel dead: What's New @ The Car Connection

Arizona tallies 21 assault cases against Waymo self-driving cars Not everyone is completely in love with Waymo's self-driving cars zipping around local Arizona roads. Study: Mazda least expensive automaker when it comes to check engine light problems A new study from CarMD found Mazda is the lest...Read More»

2019 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot recall, Millennials and classic cars, 2019 Toyota Prius e-AWD driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Pilot, Ridgeline recalled over airbag issue The 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Honda Pilot are subject to a new recall over concerns that their side-curtain airbags may not deploy properly. US DoT grants $25M to help BMW's South Carolina plant A new grant from the U.S. Department of...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger mpg, 2019 BMW 3-Series driven, VW and Audi electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck to be rated as high as 23 mpg combined, Ford says According to Ford, the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck will return best-in-class fuel economy for gasoline-powered trucks. The automaker said on Tuesday the 2019 Ranger is estimated to return 21 mpg city, 26 mpg...Read More»

GM & Lyft launch Express Drive program
Lyft's awards, Porsche Macan driven, Tesla self-driving cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

Lyft recognizes its most popular destinations in major cities Ride-share giant Lyft is keeping track of where its customers go. On Monday, it released a list of the most popular destinations in some of America's biggest cities. Meet the woman who drove a 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1 million miles Most...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)
Mercedes airbag recall, 2020 VW Passat driven, Electric car drivetrains: What's New @ The Car Connection

Mercedes-Benz recalls 104,000 cars over false airbag status error An computer error that may not tell owners when the passenger-side airbag has been deactivated prompted Mercedes-Benz to issue a new recall for 104,663 vehicles. Black Friday saw 0% financing return, but don't expect low rates to...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Jeep Wrangler crash test, Mustang adventures, Toyota's hybrid batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash test European crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star rating. Europe's New Car Assessment Program said the off-roader earned the poor rating due in part to its lack of modern active safety equipment. Three VWs recalled over lack of...Read More»

Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show
Future dealers, Bullitt's Broadway, VW moves away from gas and diesel: What's New @ The Car Connection

Startup electric-car builder Rivian's CEO sees a different future for dealerships Rivian made a splash at the 2018 LA Auto Show after it debuted the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV. Although the startup automaker plans for two vehicles that are far outside the norm of legacy...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
2019 Volvo V60, Ford Mustang iconology, Toyota Prius AWD-e: What's New @ The Car Connection

Crossover alternative: 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon to cost $39,895 The Volvo V60 station wagon costs $39,895 and is now available for order as a crossover SUV alternative. What's New for 2019: GMC General Motors' truck and SUV brand has big news this year. The 2019 GMC Sierra arrived in showrooms...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, Wild Horses, Trump to kill EV credit: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed: Big face for Chevy's big pickup truck The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup truck unveiled Tuesday has a face no driver will forget. Its massive grille, bisected by some of the largest branding this side of a Dreamliner, feeds one of two new engines. Crossover...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153.7" SLT Headlight
Car headlight study, The Ford Mustang in America, Kia Soul EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS: Headlights improving, but you'll pay for better tech More new vehicles than ever offer headlights that create safer situations at night, but the IIHS found consumers will often have to pay more better visibility. What's New for 2019: Subaru A redesigned Forester and the new three-row Ascent...Read More»

2018 Volvo S90, V90, XC60 and XC90 T8 Twin Engine
Volvo GPS recall, 2018 LA auto show wrapup, Tesla Autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volvo issues recall for GPS-equipped models over lack of crash location Volvo has issued a new recall for a slew of models equipped a GPS antenna. In the event of a crash, the GPS antenna may not relay a crash location, which can inhibit an emergency response, according to documents filed with the...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul (Soul GT-Line)
2020 Kia Soul, 2020 Hyundai Palisade, 2019 Kia Niro EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Soul revealed: the box is back The quirky 2020 Kia Soul crossover arrived with a new look at the 2018 LA Auto Show Wednesday. This time around, the battery-electric Soul EV gained a major update, too. 2019 Mazda CX-5 nets 25 MPG combined with new turbo engine Crossover buyers looking for a...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
2019 Honda Passport, 2020 Porsche 911, 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Passport debuts: Crossover SUV stamps its docs, returns to market With its 2019 Passport, Honda is back in the SUV game. The automaker revived the long-forgotten Passport name ahead of the 2018 LA auto show Tuesday as a new crossover SUV that slots between its compact CR-V and its...Read More»

2019 Buick Lacrosse
GM to restructure, 2018 LA auto show preview, Chevy Volt axed: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM plans to axe plants; Chevy Volt, Impala, Cadillac XTS, Buick LaCrosse on chopping block General Motors announced Monday significant changes in North American car production including the discontinuation of several models and the closure of three assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada. The...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2020 Range Rover Evoque, Rivian R1T electric pickup truck, LA auto show: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque crossover revealed: Not just another cute 'ute The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque will be more than just a pretty face when it arrives in the U.S. next year. NHTSA recalls thousands of child booster, car seats Parents should double check the car and child booster...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class driven, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid priced, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid priced at $35,970 ahead of LA auto show debut Subaru's first plug-in hybrid has a price tag. The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will start at $35,970 (including a $995 destination fee) when it goes on sale. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE first drive review: Bellwether luxury crossover...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Nissan Kicks, 2019 Toyota RAV4, 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Nissan Kicks price punted to $19,535 The 2019 Nissan Kicks will cost $19,535 when it goes on sale soon, which reflects a $570 price bump over last year's price. The 2019 price includes a $995 destination fee and Nissan said Monday that 2019 Juke models should arrive in dealers soon. 2019...Read More»

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn at 2016 New York Auto Show roundable discussion
Nissan executive woes, Ford new car smell, EPA's heavy truck smog restrictions: What's New @ The Car Connection

Nissan says CEO Carlos Ghosn lied about salary, misused company money Nissan said Monday that an internal investigation revealed group CEO Carlos Ghosn allegedly lied to investors about his salary and used company resources for personal expenses. Apple co-founder not sold on self-driving cars Based...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry and Avalon TRD, Tesla Autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota Corolla unveiled: More power, style for compact sedan With the 2020 Corolla Toyota unveiled Thursday at simultaneous events in China and the U.S., the automaker makes its most dramatic effort yet to shed the small car's stodgy image. 2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV teased ahead of LA...Read More»

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