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Passenger-side crash tests, Design icons, Best green car: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Passenger-side crash tests, Design icons, Best green car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Latest crash tests show big discrepancy in front-seat passenger safety A new round of crash-testing from the IIHS illustrates that not all new cars are as safe for front-seat passengers as they are for drivers. Buick Enclave: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee Straddling the line between mass-market and...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco
Driverless cars in New York, Honda Civic Type R, Toyota Camry Hybrid mpg: What’s New @ The Car Connection

GM's Cruise Automation to test self-driving cars in Big Apple General Motors-owned Cruise Automation is applying to begin testing fully-self driving cars in the Empire State, according to an announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The news comes just a month after another Cruise...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road
Jeep Compass crashed, Porsche 718 GTS, UAW's job threats: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Jeep Compass named Top Safety Pick by IIHS The IIHS said Tuesday that the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass earned its coveted Top Safety Pick award, albeit with some caveats. What's New for 2018: Alfa Romeo After more than two decades of teasing, Alfa Romeo is back in the U.S.—and with a...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar first drive
2018 Range Rover Velar driven, 2019 Audi A7, Volvo's Polestar concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

One of these will be The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018 It's been a wild year for the new car industry. Self-driving cars are on the horizon—nearer by the day—but we're not ready to give up the driver's seat just yet. 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review The 2018 Land Rover...Read More»

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupe
Exploding sunroofs, 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Ikea's hybrid truck investment: What’s New @ The Car Connection

More cars experience exploding glass sunroofs than ever, study finds Glass sunroofs have become an incredibly popular option in recent years for new-car buyers. However, an unusual side effect to their popularity is more prevalent than ever: cases of exploding glass sunroofs have skyrocketed in...Read More»

Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon Wasp. Image: USPS
Self-driving mail trucks, Jetta GLI drops stick, Bosch 48-volt battery: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uncle Sam bets on self-driving trucks to save Post Office The United States Postal Service has a long and proud history of delivery people weathering the elements to make sure you get your mail — and occasionally, you neighbor's bills and postcards, too. 2018 Volvo XC60 gets IIHS Top Safety...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
Volvo XC60 crashed, Range Rover Velar driven, Toyota's fuel-cell trucks: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Saudi women warned against driving before ban is lifted Nearly a decade and a half ago, Queen Elizabeth II took the late Saudi King Abdullah for a spin in her royal Land Rover. Just this week, Riyadh police issued a warning to all women in Saudi Arabia that they cannot yet legally drive, despite...Read More»

2018 Buick Enclave
Luxury crossovers, 2018 Range Rover, Porsche subscription: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Acura MDX: Compare Cars Which modifier is more important in your next three-row luxury crossover SUV–the three-row part, or the luxury part? 2018 Mazda CX-3 Review Few crossovers do so much with so little like the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Porsche races into Netflix-style...Read More»

Audi Q5 after car crash, July 2017
Car crash fatalities, 2018 Ford Mustang, EPA dismantles Clean Power Plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA: Fatal car crashes rising, but not because of cell phones The federal government has released its statistical analysis of every fatal crash in 2016, and the results are surprising. The number of fatal accidents per mile traveled increased by 2.6 percent compared to 2015—and it’s...Read More»

Ford Sync 3 infotainment system
Infotainment distractions, Hydrogen trucks, California could ban gas cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

AAA: Infotainment systems increase distractions, risk of accidents As the infotainment systems—those increasingly large screens sprouting up in every dashboard—gain ever more functionality, drivers spend more time looking down rather than at the road. Even voice-activated features can...Read More»

Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat
Driving habits, Dodge Durango SRT, Nissan e-NV200: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Americans aren't giving up driving anytime soon Despite many indications otherwise, we're still a nation of drivers. New Ford CEO slashes development budgets, plans to focus on trucks and electric vehicles Ford Motor Company's new CEO isn't ready to abandon the traditional sedan just yet...Read More»

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles
Waymo's self-driving ride-share, 2018 Lexus LC 500, Plug-in Range Rover detailed: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: Waymo could launch self-driving ride-share service as early as this fall Reports based on information obtained from people briefed on Waymo’s plans suggest the Google spinoff could be planning to launch a rideshare service composed of self-driving cars as early as this fall. 2018...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
German state's diesel ban challenged, Plug-in Range Rover, Ford's electric plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

German state appealing ban on diesels The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is set to appeal a ruling that would prohibit diesel vehicles from entering the capital city of Stuttgart. The ban, which was slated to begin at the start of 2018, will now be suspended while the appeal process takes...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Top Safety Pick+, VW to keep Ducati, Bollinger proving popular: What’s New @ The Car Connection

IIHS crashes 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, names it a Top Safety Pick+ The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia compact sports sedan is more than just a pretty face, according to the IIHS. Report: Over a quarter of all CarMax cars have open recalls More than one in four vehicles for sale at used car titan CarMax's...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
Self-driving cars, 2018 Honda Accord driven, Mercedes drone service: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Accord first drive: equal and opposite reaction The way engineers talk, the 2018 Honda Accord evolved from inattention. Senators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Self-driving cars, Lotus sold, China's electric car rules: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Senators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman Senator John Thune (R-SD) and announced a deal late Wednesday night on a new bipartisan legislation that carries major ramifications for...Read More»

2018 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver Edition
Ford and Lyft partnership, Ram special editions, Canadian supercar: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford and Lyft's self-driving partnership aims for large-scale operations Neither Ford or Lyft are strangers to the self-driving vehicles game, with everything from public alpha testing to driverless pizza delivery already on their repertoires. Now, they’re partnering up with the aim of...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (Lexus LS Hybrid)
2018 Lexus LS, 2018 Kia Stinger, 2018 Toyota Camry: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Lexus LS 500 first drive: an ambitious remake Cars get heart transplants all the time, but whole brands? It doesn't happen very often. When Lexus launched with its LS sedan in the 1990 model year, its success hinged on the flawless replication of the Mercedes model. 2018 Kia Stinger sport...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 1500
2018 GMC Sierra, Cadillac Super Cruise, Volvo car subscription: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Review It’s hard to call any full-size pickup an off-the-beaten path buy, but the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 comes close. The 2018 Sierra 1500 is a kissing cousin to the Chevrolet Silverado, but it brings more to the table than just chiseled good looks. Greenpeace boards ship...Read More»

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