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Honda Ridgeline recalled, Volvo V60 Cross Country driven, Kia Soul EV's 243-mile range: What's New @ The Car Connection
Honda Ridgeline recalled, Volvo V60 Cross Country driven, Kia Soul EV's 243-mile range: What's New @ The Car Connection

Honda Ridgeline recalled for fuel pump that may crack when exposed to car wash soap Keeping a car clean is usually a good thing, but not when it comes to certain Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks. The Honda pickup is subject to a new recall to rectify a faulty fuel pump that could crack when exposed to...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150
Ford truck recall, New JLR engine, Washington state's EV push: What's New @ The Car Connection

1.5M Ford F-150 pickup trucks recalled over transmission problem Ford Motor Company said Wednesday that it will recall about 1.3 million full-size pickup trucks in the U.S. to fix a software issue that could cause their automatic transmissions to abruptly downshift. The recall affects 2011-2013...Read More»

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2019 Corvette ZR1, Rivian's suitors: What's New @ The Car Connection

Feds say auto loans went up in 2018–but so did the number of delinquencies Car shoppers borrowed more in 2018 than before, but roughly 7 million owners are behind in their car payments by 90 days or more, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday. Amazon makes investment in Aurora...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2019 Mercedes CLS-Class, 2019 Maserati Levante GTS, Tesla Model 3 charging: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class Review The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class may carry over its predecessors' trademark style, but it's what's underhood that makes it really stand out. For the first time, the CLS-Class is a hybrid (though a mild one) tuned both for performance and efficiency. NYPD calls on...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz safety - SL airbags
Takata airbag recall, 2019 Acura NSX driven, Cold-weather EVs: What's New @ The Car Connection

1.5M more cars added to Takata airbag recall Last week, more than half a dozen automakers added another 1.5 vehicles to the growing list of cars recalled to fix faulty Takata airbags. Lexus unveils details for its subscription plan Lexus on Tuesday jumped into the new-car subscription foray. Tesla...Read More»

2020 Toytota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
2019 Chicago Auto Show, Mid-engine Corvette badge leaks, Green New Deal: What's New @ The Car Connection

The 8 most exciting new cars at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show The world's automakers gathered under the bright lights at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday to show off some off their latest and greatest new cars, trucks, and SUVs. 2020 Ford Ranger recalled for shifter that could pop out of park...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride pricing, Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro revealed, Tesla slashes Model 3 cost: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Telluride arrives this spring, will cost $32,735 The 2020 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV will cost $32,735 to start when it launches this spring. NTSB recommends lowering drunk-driving threshold In the National Transportation Safety Board’s annual "Most Wanted" list, the...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 with Multifunction Tailgate
2019 Ram multi-function tailgate, New Mazda SUV teased, Tesla roadside assistance: What's New @ The Car Connection

All aboard: 2019 Ram 1500 debuts new "barn door" tailgate Pickup truck tailgates no longer simply open, close, lock, and unlock. The 2019 Ram 1500 soon will be available with a tailgate that can either drop down or be opened in a 60/40 split, similar to barn doors. GM begins laying off white-collar...Read More»

2020 Ford Super Duty F-250 King Ranch
2020 Ford Super Duty unveiled, BMW M850i First Edition, Solar charging: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty revealed: Gasser steps up The updated Ford F-Series 2020 Super Duty battle the redesigned Ram Heavy Duty and Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup trucks with a newly optional 7.3-liter V-8 gasoline engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. New Jersey, Washington protect...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
2019 Chevy Blazer driven, California exhaust noise laws, Kia Niro EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

First Drive: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer pulls a bait and switch, and pulls it off The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has pulled a sly one over on us all. The name’s meant to make us think of a macho weekend spent off the grid. The reality? Weekends of errands and chores, from Costco to installing...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy exterior teaser
2020 Subaru Legacy, 2019 Corvette Final Edition, EV charging confusion: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tesla-like touchscreen to take center stage on 2020 Subaru Legacy The 2020 Subaru Legacy that will debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show in early February will feature a vertically arranged touchscreen for infotainment not unlike that used on Tesla and Volvo vehicles. Florida ranked most dangerous...Read More»

2019 Kia Rio
Kia Rio crash test, Motor Authority redesign, VW beach buggy revived: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Kia Rio nabs Top Safety Pick award The 2019 Kia Rio may be an inexpensive subcompact car, but the IIHS awarded the sub-compact car a Top Safety Pick award. Uber to offer free rides to fans of Super Bowl loser There will be one silver lining for Los Angeles Rams or New England Patriot fans on...Read More»

California digital license plate
Digital license plates, 2019 Audi Q8 driven, Nissan Leaf Plus extended range: What's New @ The Car Connection

Arizona becomes third state to offer digital license plates Following California and Michigan, Arizona last week became the third state to introduce digital license plates as an option for motorists. Just 1 in 5 iPhone users enable Do Not Disturb mode It turns out that Apple iPhone users aren't...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
2019 Honda Passport driven, Uncrashable Mercedes-Benz, Electric cars in US: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Passport first drive: Five seats, just right Discovery of uranium in the sandstone around Moab, Utah, sparked a rush of prospectors into the Four Corners region in the 1950s. 2019 Ram 1500 recalled over potential steering fault A faulty fastener that may lead to the loss of power...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 driven, Vintage Corvette ZR-1, Tesla Model 3 vs Model S: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mazda 3 first drive: Welcoming a “hip” era for Zoom-Zoom Before letting us drive its redesigned 2019 Mazda 3, the company’s engineers had us spend time on core-strengthening desk-chair toppers popular in Japan. Chinese auto brand Zotye details its US-market push Chinese...Read More»

2018 Toyota Yaris, 2017 New York auto show
Toyota Yaris hatch canned, Polestar's Android infotainment, Green car deals: What's New @ The Car Connection

Toyota Yaris hatchback reaches end of the road in US The Toyota Yaris hatchback has expired, a Toyota spokesperson confirmed to CarsDirect Wednesday. 2019 Mazda 3 costs $21,895, cheapest AWD model adds $3,000 The redesigned 2019 Mazda 3 sedan will cost compact car buyers $21,895 in its least...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 VW Jetta crash test, 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series, Small-car pricing: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 VW Jetta aces IIHS crash tests but headlights remain sore spot The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta walked away with impressive ratings from the IIHS' latest round of crash tests, but like dim headlights held the sedan back. 2019 Jeep Cherokee improves in latest crash tests The 2019 Jeep Cherokee aced...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)
2019 Mercedes C-Class crash test, 2020 Porsche 911 driven, Tesla's China factory: What's New @ The Car Connection

New headlight option bumps 2019 Mercedes C-Class to Top Safety Pick+ A new headlight option for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class means the compact luxury sedan now qualifies as a Top Safety Pick+, according to an IIHS report issued Tuesday. 2020 GMC Sierra HD revealed: Taking pickup truck trailer...Read More»

2019 Cadillac XT4
Cadillac revives subscription, Nissan Altima on tracks, Byton's development: What's New @ The Car Connection

A new chapter: Cadillac to revive Book car subscription program later this year Cadillac shut down its Book car subscription service last year, but the program won't be dead too much longer. Uber forms new division to tackle autonomous scooters and bikes Ride-sharing company Uber said at a robotics...Read More»

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