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2020 Toyota Corolla crash tests, Jeep Wrangler and CJ special editions, 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid powertrain: What's New @ The Car Connection
2020 Toyota Corolla crash tests, Jeep Wrangler and CJ special editions, 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid powertrain: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Toyota Corolla earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award with optional headlights The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan joins its hatchback counterpart as an IIHS-rated Top Safety Pick, but only when equipped with extra-cost headlights. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E350 boasts more powerful engine The 2020 Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2020 Lexus GX 460
2020 Lexus GX 460 bows, Pininfarina Battista reworked, 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460 The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is treated to a minor styling update that masks its newly standard active safety tech and available off-road features. No driver, no problem: Domino's to test out self-driving pizza-delivery van in Houston Order a...Read More»

2018 Mazda 6
2019 Mazda 6 crash tested, Ford Shelby GT500 horsepower, Fiat Ducato Electric van unveiled: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mazda 6 crash tested, earns Top Safety Pick award The 2019 Mazda 6 sedan is a Top Safety Pick, according to the insurance industry-funded IIHS. 2020 Cadillac CT6 lineup sliced with fewer options and engines The 2020 Cadillac CT6 will soldier into its final year with a simplified lineup. 2020...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
2019 BMW X5, Porsche's 414-hp Cayman and Boxster GT4, Hummer revival proposed: What's New @ The Car Connection

Review update: Tonight, let’s just 2019 BMW X5 and grille BMW didn’t invent the SUV—they don’t even like to use the term. But they have made some crossovers and SUVs worth loving. Florida will allow autonomous test cars to operate without a human backup driver "Florida man"...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
Honda Passport crash tested, BMW X3 and X4 M Competition driven, Tesla Model X police car: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Passport earns five-star crash-test ratings from the NHTSA The 2019 Honda Passport earned a five-star overall rating in the federal government's crashworthiness tests, the automaker said Wednesday. The five-seat crossover SUV earned four stars for the frontal crash test, five stars in...Read More»

2020 Kia Cadenza (Korean market model)
2020 Kia Cadenza, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Best deals on plug-in cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Cadenza to get new look next year The 2020 Kia Cadenza has a new look for the new year. The automaker brand an updated version of the big sedan in its home market of South Korea. 1.2M Ford Explorer SUVs recalled to address suspension component About 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs have been...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive
2020 Hyundai Palisade priced, Lexus LC convertible debut, ChargePoint and Electrify America team up: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover SUV priced from $32,595, undercuts Kia Telluride The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is ready to battle for families across the U.S. The three-row crossover SUV will arrive on the frontlines with a $32,595 starting price, Hyundai said Tuesday. Nearly 7K BMW SUVs, small cars...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
Mazda 3 recall, 2020 Kia Cadenza updated, Tesla shareholder meeting: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mazda 3 recalled over faulty airbag warning lights The 2019 Mazda 3 has been recalled over airbag warning lights that may not illuminate correctly. Torque-heavy 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel detailed The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel finally made its debut, staking its ground as the light-duty diesel...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, 2020 Bentley Flying Spur, Audi e-tron recall: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 revealed: Room for seven The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 that bowed Monday expands the automaker’s current crossover SUV lineup to six models, and yet it has plenty in common with the original M-Class that arrived in 1997. 2019 Mazda 3 recalled over faulty airbag...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado crash tests, Ford Mustang honors WWII flying ace, Karma dealer expansion: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra score four-star NHTSA crash-test rating The redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra earned four-star overall ratings in the NHTSA's barrage of crash tests and measurements, a downgrade from the five-star rating the feds bestowed upon last year's...Read More»

2018 Ford Fusion
2020 Ford Fusion, FCA-Renault merger stalls, hydrogen shortage: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford Fusion lineup trimmed for sedan's last year The 2020 Ford Fusion lineup won't include the powerful Fusion Sport. Volvo says it will tow broken-down cars for life Volvo owners stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car will never need to worry about arranging a tow truck. GM...Read More»

Pump with multiple ethanol/gasoline blends.
EPA OKs more ethanol in gasoline, airless tires, VW sets EV lap record: What's New @ The Car Connection

EPA ups amount of ethanol allowed in summer gas, but read your manual first The EPA last week approved higher amounts of ethanol blended into gasoline to be sold at gas stations in the U.S. during summer months, but many automakers warn against using fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol content...Read More»

2014 GMC Acadia
NHTSA investigates GM SUVs, Porsche 909 Bergspyder successor, Hyundai Kona Hybrid: What's New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA begins investigation into GM SUV seat belt failures The NHTSA last week opened an investigation into 1.4 million General Motors crossover SUVs after reports that an earlier recall may not have fixed faulty seat belt cables. British owner puts Greyhound bus line up for sale An icon of the...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
2019 Chevrolet Blazer, Cadillac CT4 and CT5, Ethanol in gasoline: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Review The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer reboots a name from the past, and leaves truck bona fides behind for crossover comfort. Jaguar Land Rover tests steering wheel that heats and cools to indicate driving directions Jaguar-Land Rover has shown off a heated and cooled steering...Read More»

2019 Kia Stinger
2019 Kia Stinger crash tests, 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, the politics of electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Kia Stinger earns Top Safety Pick+ award The 2019 Kia Stinger is rated a Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional headlights and active safety equipment, the IIHS said last week. Review update: 2019 Land Rover Discovery Td6 smooths off-roader's rougher edges Diesel powertrains might be on...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2021 Chevy Trailblazer, Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Tesla Model Y production: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover revealed: Small utility goes long on heritage The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer that made its debut Wednesday takes one of the automaker's cherished names from history for a new spin. 2020 Lexus RX adds touchscreen infotainment, Android Auto compatibility The 2020...Read More»

Ride-share car recalls, "Top Gear" season 27, VW electric-car batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

Many ride-share cars have open safety recalls Nearly one sixth of all ride-share vehicles in two major U.S. markets are subject to safety recalls that haven't been performed. 49K Mazda 6 sedans recalled over rust risk About 50,000 Mazda 6 sedans registered in states with wintry weather have been...Read More»

Renault logo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo
Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger, Ferrari hybrid supercar teased, Byton readies its SUV: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fiat Chrysler proposes mega-merger with Renault in auto industry shakeup Fiat Chrysler Automobiles submitted a proposal Monday to merge with French automaker Renault in a multibillion-dollar deal that could create the world's third-largest automaker by volume. The equity offer would merge the...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90 recall, Audi TT discontinued, Audi E-tron electric car road trip: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Volvo XC90 recalled for leaky coolant hose, fire risk The 2016 Volvo XC90 crossover SUV has been recalled to fix a faulty coolant hose that could leak and create a fire risk. Review update: The 2019 Audi A8 L is the understated way to arrive The 2019 Audi A8 L sticks to an understated formula...Read More»

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