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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Pikes Peak, Tesla Model 3 AWD: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Pikes Peak, Tesla Model 3 AWD: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter first drive: generational shift, but as useful as ever When you consider that new-car life cycles are usually measured in years, not decades, it seems silly to describe new models as “generations.” The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an exception: the 2019 Sprinter...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace, Racing brakes, Ford's new taxis: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace marks a moment in time. When the first copies find a home in American garages this fall, the I-Pace will be the first real challenger to the Model S and Model X. And then, Tesla’s control over the future narrative of electric-car adoption will...Read More»

2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition
2019 GMC Yukon, Hummer H1 reboot, Byton Level 4 self-driving sedan: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Edition packs underhood punch Graphite is the new black, at least at GMC. On Monday, the truck maker revealed its 2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages that follow in the footsteps of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Edition. Toyota invests...Read More»

IIHS passenger-side small-overlap crash test of 2018 Ford Explorer
Crossover SUV crash-test discrepancies, Byton concept sedan, VW quantum computing: What's New @ The Car Connection

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer flunk passenger-side crash test Two of the most popular crossover SUVs for families don't provide nearly the same protection for front-seat passengers as they do for drivers, the IIHS said Tuesday. Improved headlights net 2019 Mini Cooper IIHS Top Safety Pick...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Spark
Kia recall, 2019 Chevrolet Spark, Porsche Taycan: What's New @ The Car Connection

Kia recalls 508,000 vehicles over airbags that may not deploy A faulty control unit that could prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a wreck has prompted Kia to recall 508,000 2010 through 2013 model year vehicles, the automaker said last week. 2019 Chevrolet Spark Review Some cars are...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»

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 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»

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»

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 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»

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»

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»

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 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»

Original Volkswagen Microbus and the 2016 Transporter
Apple's self-driving VW van, Porsche 718 GTS driven, Electric car buying: What's New @ The Car Connection

Report: Apple, VW to collaborate on self-driving car project After shelving plans to develop its own self-driving car, Apple will begin shuttling workers between two of its California campuses in Volkswagen vans fitted with its autonomous technology, a report said Wednesday. Fatal crash prompts...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo driven, 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T, 2-cylinder Silverado: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo first drive: the benefits of bodybuilding Austin, Texas, may have weaponized food trucks in our culture wars, and turned weirdness into a commodity, but it can’t take away one thing. 2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled over leaky fuel line More than 48,000 examples of...Read More»

6 things to know about the 2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Subaru Ascent review, VW's enthusiast push, Tesla Model 3 not recommended: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Ascent Review Don’t call the 2019 Subaru Ascent just an Outback with a dad bod. 2019 Subaru Ascent first drive: my other family crossover is a canoe Contrary to common understanding, Subaru did not create the tall-wagon-crossover-hatchback vehicle. Subaru just created six...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
2019 Subaru Ascent driven, AWD Tesla Model 3 specs, Sweden's electric-car charging: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive: my other family crossover is a canoe Contrary to common understanding, Subaru did not create the tall-wagon-crossover-hatchback vehicle. Subaru just created six different reasons to buy the same one. 2018 Tesla Model 3 scores "Superior" rating for its crash-avoidance...Read More»

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