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Failing infrastructure, 2018 Audi S4, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Failing infrastructure, 2018 Audi S4, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Another Chinese electric car startup hits snags When you hear the phrase "Chinese electric car startup," you probably think of Faraday Future, an ironically named enterprise with no past and diminished future prospects. Feds investigate auto lenders who track borrowers by GPS Ever had the feeling...Read More»

A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.
Loan delinquencies, Range Rover Velar, Hyundai Ioniq review: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uh-oh: auto loan delinquencies hit a new high Economists aren't typically known for their unbridled optimism. They tend to be a cautious lot, who seem most anxious when the markets are doing well. They trade nervous glances waiting for something to go wrong. 2017 Subaru Impreza nabs IIHS Top Safety...Read More»

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Duramax driven, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Chevy Cruze diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax It's easy to say that it's not about the score when you're down a few points. In General Motors' case, the new-for-2017 turbodiesel V-8 that's optional on its full-size pickups comes up a little short on torque compared to the equally new Ford F-250...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
2018 Hyundai Accent, BMW 740e driven, Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

All-new 2018 Hyundai Accent adds lots of safety tech An all-new version of Hyundai's smallest car sold in the United States has made its debut, with what the Korean automaker says is a leap forward in terms of refinement and available safety features. More data suggests that traffic deaths rose...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan
Americans driving less, angry Cruze Diesel owners, Dodge Demon: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Drop in driving and car ownership suggests that America's love affair with cars may be over With lots of wide-open spaces and a sprawling (though crumbling) system of roads, America has been an ideal country for cars. But a new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute...Read More»

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]
Smart's electric future, self-driving cars, Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Smart dropping gas models, to go all-electric In the future, you won't see one of Mercedes-Benz's diminutive Smart vehicles stopping at a gas station unless its driver has a craving for a bottle of Dr Pepper or a lottery ticket. GM in talks to sell European Opel division to French automaker...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Self-driving cars, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Tesla maintenance: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Congress taking up bills to speed testing for self-driving cars A "patchwork" of conflicting state and federal regulations for self-driving car testing could be ironed out in Congress this year as two senators and House representatives take up bills to address testing. 18 car companies petition...Read More»

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon, 2017 Chicago auto show
Wrangler Rubicon Recon, 2018 Nissan Leaf, self-driving Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Jeep builds its most capable Wrangler ever It seems inevitable that the first stop anyone who buys a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon will make after leaving the dealership is a tire shop. Consumers want to buy cars online and prefer dealers who offer it, so what's the holdup? These days, you can...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
Hyundai Elantra GT, Audi RS 3 Sportback, Plug-in buying guide: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT went to finishing school in Europe The Hyundai Elantra GT nameplate returns to the automaker's lineup for the 2018 model year with a decidedly more Continental flair than the comparatively workaday Elantra sedan. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a ferocious family hauler...Read More»

2017 Nissan Midnight Editions
Nissan Midnight Edition, Dodge Demon, Subaru Impreza: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Nissan adds Midnight Edition package to 5 more models Nissan says that the Midnight Edition package has been enough of an early hit with its Maxima sedan that it is spreading the trim level's special styling features to five additional models within its lineup. 2018 Ford Expedition video preview...Read More»

Faraday Future FF 91
Border tax study, Faraday Future plans, Ford Expedition: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Border tax could boost car prices by up to $17,000 As a businessman, it shouldn't be too surprising that much of Donald Trump's attention during his first two-and-a-half weeks in office has been focused on U.S. business policies--things like trade deficits, free-trade agreements, and, of...Read More»

2017 Maserati Levante
Buyer for Takata, Maserati recalls, Dodge Durango SRT: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Has Takata finally found a buyer? After months of searching, beleaguered Japanese supplier Takata may have finally found its knight in shining armor. Insiders report that Chinese-owned, U.S.-based Key Safety Systems is slated to be the company's lucky buyer. 2014-2017 Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli...Read More»

2017 Dodge Challenger GT, Media drive, Portland, Maine, January 2017
Winter tire time, BMW recalls, Ford Mustang Bullitt: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Now's the time to buy winter tires Check that date. Yes, it's the beginning of February and we're telling you that you should buy winter tires now, even though we're already halfway through the snowy season. If you've been contemplating winter tires for your car, this may very well be the best time...Read More»

Volkswagen workers in Puebla, Mexico, celebrate the 10 millionth car built at the plant
NAFTA implications, 2018 Subaru Legacy, Jobs affected by emissions rules: What’s New @ The Car Connection

If Trump axes NAFTA, new car prices could go up If the Trump administration renegotiates or even pulls out entirely from the North American Free Trade Agreement, new car buyers may be forced to pay considerably higher prices. Volkswagen sets aside $1.2 billion to fix or buy back 3.0-liter diesels...Read More»

US Air Force airmen install a fence along the US-Mexico border east of San Luis, AZ
Border tax, Bugatti Chiron, Tesla's logo explained: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota takes on Trump's border tax, asks dealers for backup Donald Trump's protectionist policies have been lauded in some corners, but they've also sparked outcries and protests from private individuals, government officials, and more than a few companies. Manual transmissions will survive; here's...Read More»

FordHub in New York's Westfield World Trade Center
Ford's brand gallery, Porsche 911 GTS driven, China could be next eco-center: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford launches first 'brand gallery' in New York, focusing on mobility In 2015, Cadillac chief Johann de Nysschen announced plans to create high-tech boutiques for his brand. The idea didn't come out of thin air: the boutiques were similar to the ones he'd planned for Audi and the ones that Tesla...Read More»

Brandfon Honda dealership
Border tax, 2018 Corvette, U.S. out of Paris climate agreement: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Trump's border tax faces more opposition--this time, from auto dealers During his first week in office, Donald Trump made headlines over two border-boosting policies. Yesterday, the American International Automobile Dealers Association announced plans to fight one of the president's proposals tooth...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Self-driving cars, 2019 Toyota Supra, Tesla Model 3 orders: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Germany working toward legislating self-driving cars The German government has drafted a law that would allow self-driving cars to operate on the Central European country's streets (or straße) that would place the burden for wrecks on drivers and not vehicles themselves. Trump's tariffs: good...Read More»

2017 Ford F-150
F-150 recall, AMG Project One, Arnold's hydrogen G-Wagen: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Ford F-150 recalled to fix software glitch This morning, Ford issued a safety recall for the 2017 Ford F-150 pickup. According to the automaker, a software glitch could cause the truck's instrument cluster to malfunction under certain conditions. Takata really, really, really wants to avoid...Read More»

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