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Cadillac shakeup, Jaguar F-Type, Maybach SUV concept: What's New @ The Car Connection
Cadillac shakeup, Jaguar F-Type, Maybach SUV concept: What's New @ The Car Connection

Cadillac shake up: division chief out, strategy could shift General Motors announced Wednesday what could be the beginning of a major shift for its Cadillac luxury division—starting from the top down. 2019 Jaguar F-Type Review The 2019 Jaguar F-Type defines beauty without beastliness. This...Read More»

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke
Ford F-150 diesel, Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport, Fast charging stations for electric cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch A new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Congress likely to repeal consumer protection...Read More»

Gas + Electricity sign: how long until we see this for highway rest stops?   [mockup: John Briggs]
High octane push, 2019 Lexus ES, Chevy Bolt EV batteries: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Citing fuel-economy benefits, automakers push for 95 octane gas Touting lower greenhouse gas emissions and higher fuel economy, Detroit's automakers want the U.S. to boost its octane. Tesla turns to local machine shops to fix parts before they're installed on new cars Struggling to meet production...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
Sedans falling out of favor, Ram Rebel TRX on its way, Electric car fees: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Slowing sedan demand forces GM to cut up to 1,500 jobs in Ohio It's a trend that shows no sign of slowing: consumers are ditching sedans in favor of crossover SUVs, and now it's affecting the workers who assemble sedans. Cadillac targets Lincoln, offers $10,000 discount on 2018 Escalade SUV...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Gas prices on the rise, Bugatti reliability, Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Gas prices expected to rise this summer Be prepared to adjust your family’s summer vacation budget. Prices at the fuel pump are expected to be 14 percent higher than last summer and the U.S. government predicts a national average of $2.74 per gallon. Dubai's new "smart" license plates can...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 VW Jetta driven, Lincoln resale values, Dieselgate update: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volkswagen Jetta first drive: steady and staid Two decades ago, ubiquitous would have been too soft a word to describe the Volkswagen Jetta’s presence on the manicured grounds of a prestigious college like Duke University. Water leaks prompt Alfa Romeo Stelvio recall More than 12,000...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 VW Jetta driven, 2018 Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model Y: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta hardly lacks for assets. The compact sedan is roomy, comfortable, well-made, and a good value. Tall order pickup truck: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD teased The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will have a bulky look, but one that may not be backed up...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight, 2018 New York auto show
Gas prices, 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, 2019 Toyota Prius refresh: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Driving habits tied not to pump prices but to percentage change Logic suggests that the more gasoline costs, the less people will drive their vehicles. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy says that's true—but it's not as simple as the actual price paid at the pump...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016
Import taxes, 2019 Ford Edge ST, Britain's engine ban: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Trump administration could tax imported cars more than domestics While President Trump pushes to retool Obama-era fuel economy rules, the White House may also be working on a protectionist measure that could impose even stricter emissions standards on cars imported to the U.S. Tall order pickup...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Automakers take on EPA, BMW M2 Competition, Fast-charging Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

While automakers tout green cars, they're fighting the EPA The left hand doesn't always follow the right hand. The trade association that represents most major automakers won its battle to get the EPA to announce it wants to ease emission limits for 2022 through 2025 cars, even as the lobbying...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
Chevy's new face, Riding in a Subaru rally car, Smart goes electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Chevy rethinks its car lineup, gives 2019 Malibu, Cruze, Spark new faces Chevrolet took its mask off and unveiled a new look for the bulk of its passenger car lineup Friday. Behind their new faces, the 2019 Spark, Cruze and Malibu, boast mechanical and technical upgrades, along with their new...Read More»

2018 Ford Taurus
Small/large car demise, Lincoln's rebirth, Trading Bolt EV for Tesla: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: Chevy Sonic, Ford Taurus and Fiesta days numbered in US Domestic automakers will phase out unpopular full-size and compact cars in the U.S. soon, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. BMW's new subscription program will let drivers swap between vehicles for flat monthly fee BMW said...Read More»

2018 Ford Escape in IIHS small-overlap crash test
Passenger-side safety concerns, Jaguar I-Pace driven, Tesla Model 3 production: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Latest crossover SUV crash-tests reveal alarming discrepancy for passenger-side safety The 2018 Ford Escape protects its driver fairly well in a crash, the IIHS revealed Wednesday. For a front-seat passenger? Not so much. Self-driving "drone" cars should be on California roads, except that they're...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Midnight
Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, Last Mercedes G-Class, Used Nissan Leaf batteries: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition: just say no to chrome With its 2018 Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, Chevrolet has taken a page out of Jay Z’s lyric book: it’s “all black everything” for the new special edition. Trump’s EPA ready to roll back Obama-era...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX 350L
Lexus RX 350L, Chinese electric car startup, Jaguar I-Pace: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Lexus RX 350L first drive review: playing catch up in a game it created Sometimes two rows just isn’t enough. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: two- and three-row crossover is bigger, squarer, and now has a diesel The New York auto show whose media days ended Thursday saw several debuts of...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-AMG C63, 2018 New York auto show
New York auto show, Lincoln Aviator, Hyundai Kona Electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 9 most important cars of the 2018 New York auto show Pomp and circumstance didn't overrun practicality at the 2018 New York auto show. This year's big debuts at the Jacob Javits center weren't flashy—unless you count the stunning Lincoln Aviator, but even that three-row crossover has an...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Subaru Forester, Maserati Levante Trofeo, Diesel Hyundai Santa Fe What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester: the crossover SUV that watches you Like a protective parent, the 2019 Subaru Forester is watching you. The latest crossover SUV is not a helicopter parent, but it certainly blurs the line with a passel of new safety features that nearly steal the headline that this is, in...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4, Lincoln Aviator, VW's California electric push: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota RAV4: looking more SUV than crossover The 2019 Toyota RAV4 would like to be your outdoorsy companion. It wants to be loaded up with a kayak and a mountain bike on its roof, with mud splashed over its chiseled, 4Runner-like and Tacoma-inspired grille and beefy fenders. It wants to show...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, Corvette ZR1, 2019 Lexus UX detailed: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: the beast-mode pickup truck The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 set to debut at the New York auto show this week is in "beast mode" right from the factory. 2018 Fiat 500 Urbana: the citified subcompact car Fiat will roll into the New York auto show this week rocking a new...Read More»

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