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2019 Volvo S60, Ford Shelby GT500 leaked, Cheaper Tesla Model 3: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 Volvo S60, Ford Shelby GT500 leaked, Cheaper Tesla Model 3: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volvo S60 first drive: Sublimely looking beyond SUVs Volvo refuses to ignore sedans—and wagons. Even though about 80 percent of the vehicles that leave the automaker’s showrooms are high-riding crossover SUVs, it’s sedans—and wagons—that put Volvo on the map. GM...Read More»

Roll by Goodyear trial store in Maryland
New Goodyear stores, Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition, Tesla's China bid: What's New @ The Car Connection

Goodyear to sell tires direct to consumers, offer mobile installation The four tire stores in the Washington, D.C., area that Goodyear opened on Monday share little other than the smell of fresh rubber with typical greasy auto repair shops. 2018 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4 review update: SUV from...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
Honda airbag theft, Porsche Panamera GTS, Hyundai Nexo driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

Thieves are stealing Honda airbags and reselling them on the black market In the past, car thieves have gone for unattended items, radio head units, and even the car itself. Now they’re going for airbags. According to a report by USA Today, there has been a recent spike in airbag thefts in...Read More»

2019 Buick Regal Avenir
GM warranty boost, Mercedes GLE hybrid, Hyundai Kona EV driven: What's New @ The Car Connection

GM dealers to offer factory-backed extended bumper-to-bumper warranties General Motors dealers on Monday began offering extended full-coverage new-car warranties that the automaker said are the first of their kind. Group calls on Hyundai, Kia to recall 2.9 million vehicles for fire risk The...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
BMW fire recall, Traffic light-free future, Tesla tax credits: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. 2019...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Mazda adds CarPlay, Audi e-tron driven,Bollinger's electric pickup: What's New @ The Car Connection

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2018 Mazda 3 The 2018 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback joined the ranks of compact cars available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Lyft hires former Obama DOT secretary Anthony Foxx as chief policy officer Ride-sharing giant Lyft has an eye...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ concept
2019 Chevy Silverado mpg, Porsche's steering wheel commitment, Tesla vs. NHTSA: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Chevrolet Silverado's new turbo-4 rated at 21 mpg combined A new turbo-4 engine found under the hood of the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado packs a punch—with the thirst for fuel to match. Production shift in Europe could spell end for Buick Cascada Former General Motors subsidiary...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Ford Edge ST, Jeep Wrangler recall, Electric car sales: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Edge Review The 2019 Ford Edge has one of the newer names in the company’s crossover-SUV lineup, but it’s been an unqualified hit since it was new in 2007. The latest second-generation Edge has carved out a niche between the bigger Explorer and the smaller Escape, one that...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
Kia Rio crash tests, Rolls-Royce Cullinan driven, VW's electric car pricing: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Kia Rio's added safety tech earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award The 2018 Kia Rio is an award-winning car for safety according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash testers gave the Rio its Top Safety Pick+ award last week, although those top marks apply only to certain 2018 Rio trim...Read More»

2014 Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius recall, 2019 Kia K900 driven, Tesla Autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

800,000 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled over stall risk Toyota on Friday said that it will recall about 800,000 examples of its popular Prius hybrid in the U.S. and about 1.6 million more worldwide over a concern that the vehicles may lose power and stall while being driven. 2018 Infiniti QX80: A...Read More»

Uber app
Ride-share driver pay, Paris show wrapup, California EV chargers: What's New @ The Car Connection

Study: Half of U.S. Uber drivers make less than $10 per hour A publication focused on the ride-sharing industry found that median hourly wage for nearly half of the Uber drivers in the U.S. is just $9.73 after driving costs. French automaker returns to US with car-sharing Chevrolets, not Peugeots...Read More»

Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car
Honda-GM autonomous car tie-up, Rennsport Reunion VI, Mercedes EQC 400 debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

Honda invests $2.75B in GM's self-driving car division Honda on Wednesday said that it would invest $2.75 billion over the next 12 years in Cruise, General Motors' self-driving car operations. 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback does well in latest crash tests The redesigned hatchback version of Toyota's...Read More»

Detroit (via Google Maps)
Google Maps updates, 2019 BMW 3-Series, Honda Insight recall: What's New @ The Car Connection

Google Maps update adds 'commute' functionality and music controls to app For those with a commute that can vary wildly in terms of traffic, Google’s got a new solution in its immensely popular Maps app. The company announced Monday that it would be rolling out an update this week featuring a...Read More»

First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017
New trade deal, Chevy Silverado concepts, Elon Musk vs. SEC: What's New @ The Car Connection

NAFTA replacement USMCA could make Mexico-built cars more expensive An 11th-hour agreement Sunday night between the U.S. and Canada sealed a new trade deal between the three primary North American economies that could increase the cost of building cars in Mexico. 2014-2016 Cadillac CTS recalled...Read More»

2019 Nissan Altima
2019 Nissan Altima driven, Mercedes-AMG One, BMW i3 range: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Nissan Altima first drive review: The long game with a Hail Mary The 2019 Nissan Altima is hardcore normcore. Judging by the way the automaker describes its new mid-size sedan, I’m not sure they mind the hashtag classification. Semi trailer makers earn praise for rear underride crash...Read More»

2019 BMW X5 (40i X line)
2019 BMW X5, 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Audi e-tron wait list: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 BMW X5 Review Two decades ago, BMW had no SUVs in their lineup. Today, the X3 and now, the 2019 BMW X5, are two of the best vehicles they build, and are two of their best sellers. Here we go again: VW Arteon launch delayed until 2019 over emissions certification The 2019 VW Arteon...Read More»

Volvo's Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection system - image: Volvo
Pedestrian safety, Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Dooor Coupe driven, VW electrics: What's New @ The Car Connection

Feds unveil plan to reduce pedestrian deaths in U.S. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday said that it wants to work with other federal agencies to reduce the number of pedestrians hit by cars in the U.S. Self-driven design: Even IKEA has autonomous vehicle concepts now Though...Read More»

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota and Android, 2019 Mercedes A-Class driven, Flooded electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

Toyota reportedly will add Android Auto to its cars Good news, Android fans. A Bloomberg report Monday said that Toyota and Google have reached an agreement that will see Android Auto compatibility appear in the automaker's cars in the future. Mitsubishi recalls 67,000 crossover SUVs to fix faulty...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester driven, Trump's new Beast limo, VW Microbus revived: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester first drive review: Backwoods solitude Deep in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, which covers more than half a million acres, American forestry was born over a century ago.
 Maintaining the dense old-growth forest takes patience...Read More»

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