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Takata recall, Hyundai's GTI rival, Chevy Bolt EV road trip: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Takata recall, Hyundai's GTI rival, Chevy Bolt EV road trip: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Takata recall to grow by 2.8 million Ford, Mazda, Nissan vehicles The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that over 2.8 million fatally flawed airbag inflators need to be added to the already-massive Takata recall. The vast majority of the devices are found in vehicles registered in...Read More»

2018 Kia Optima
Kia Optima review, Faraday Future troubles, Aston Martin Valkyrie: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Kia Optima Review The 2018 Kia Optima represents what we like best in mid-size sedans: good features, handsome styling, admirable safety, and compelling value. Yeah, we don’t know what’s not to like either. This year, Kia added a sportier trim level to the Optima and made standard...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata airbag deaths, VW Dieselgate update, next-gen Audi A8: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Honda confirms 11th Takata airbag-related death, renews warning to owners of older models Honda has just issued a statement about another fatality related to a Takata airbag inflator. This is the eleventh confirmed death in a Honda vehicle that's been linked to the fatally flawed devices. Waymo...Read More»

Driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV from Virginia to Missouri, June 2017  [photo: Bill Massmann]
The electric car revolution, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: The electric car revolution will happen faster than expected Much of today's auto world is obsessed with a very important question: when will electric cars really take off? France will say au revoir to gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 Last summer, Paris banned older cars from its city center...Read More»

ZF's Wrong-Way Inhibit function
Self-driving cars, 2018 Ford Mustang, New electric car incentives: What’s New @ The Car Connection

ZF's Vision Zero concept shows how self-driving cars will be safer for everyone Computers aren't universally smarter than we are, but they're getting close. They lack emotion—Siri is not actually your friend—but they may be able to save more lives. The computers that will power...Read More»

2017 Lincoln Continental after performing well the IIHS' small-overlap front crash test
Latest crash tests, Subaru's Goodwood hill climber, Tesla slams IIHS: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Lincoln, Mercedes, Toyota ace latest IIHS crash tests; Chevy, Ford, Tesla less impressive Three large sedans are among the safest new cars you can buy, according to the IIHS. Three others, including two Detroit mainstays and the Tesla Model S? Not quite as impressive. By 2019, every new Volvo will...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016
Tesla Model 3, Volvo goes electric, Chevy Colorado ZH2: What’s New @ The Car Connection

First Tesla Model 3 arrives Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule Well, this is interesting: late last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the long-awaited Model 3 had been cleared for production, and the vehicle bearing the coveted "01" serial number will roll off the assembly line this...Read More»

ZF's rear-wheel steering concept
Rear-wheel steering, 3-row Lexus RX L, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Rear-wheel steering could radically change pickup trucks and SUVs As useful as pickup trucks are, there's one place they don't make much sense: in the city, where urban confines make long, unwieldy cargo haulers challenging to maneuver into tight spaces. 2014-2016 Mazda3, Mazda6 recalled over...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
2018 Chevy Cruze, 2017 Chevy Silverado HD, BMW's 3-Series electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Review The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a compact car offered in an especially wide array of configurations: sedan or hatchback, automatic or manual, gas or diesel. SUV sales soar where temperatures sink SUV sales are soaring like the mercury in our thermometers. Ironically, though...Read More»

2017 Toyota 4Runner
SUVs hot again, 2019 Audi A8, Nissan Leaf batteries: What’s New @ The Car Connection

SUV sales soar where temperatures sink SUV sales are soaring like the mercury in our thermometers. Ironically, though, a new study suggests that utility vehicles are hottest where the temperatures are cool. Southern women most likely to have bumper stickers; gun stickers are least popula Some car...Read More»

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
Wide-body Dodge Challenger, legalizing marijuana, Jaguar XE SV Project 8: What’s New @ The Car Connection

There's the beef: 2018 Dodge Durango, Challenger updated The 2018 Dodge Durango and 2018 Dodge Challenger are both a little beefier than before. FCA's sporty division announced on Tuesday a few changes for its three-row SUV and two-door, retro-style muscle coupe that are more than just skin deep...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy
Takata bankruptcy, Subaru Legacy pricing, electric Aston Martin: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Takata swallows pride, files for bankruptcy. So, what's next? After months of hesitation, troubled Japanese supplier Takata finally filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The restructuring clears the way for Takata to be bought by one of its competitors, Michigan.-based Key Safety Systems. Updated 2018...Read More»

2018 BMW X3 M40i
2018 BMW X3, Uber & Waymo, Godsil Manhattan V16: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Meet the new 2018 BMW X3, a lot like the old BMW X3 The next step for BMW’s X3 crossover looks a lot like the last step. On Monday, the automaker finally revealed the 2018 BMW X3 at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility where it is produced alongside the X4, X5, and X6. Is this the...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2018 VW Tiguan, JD Power quality study: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio first drive Alfa Romeo may be on the comeback trail, but so far it’s been missing part of the map. Alfa relaunched here in 2015 with the fantastic 4C sports car. Next came the Giulia sports sedan. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan first drive: close to closure We’ve paid...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition
Summer driving, Ford Expedition pricing, Audi e-tron Sportback: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Summer is here. Is your car ready for the road? It's the first day of summer, so now would be a great time to ensure that your car is in shape for the vacations and road trips ahead. 2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890; up $4,570 from last year Our friends over at CarsDirect.com have sneaked...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry XSE
2018 Toyota Camry, Tesla Autopilot crash, Jaguar E-Pace: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid first drive Over the course of a long day last month, we drove five separate versions of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan. Until recently, it had been Toyota's best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for 15 years—but now it's been overtaken by the RAV4...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai's SUV offensive, Special Forces Chevy Tahoes, Trump's EPA: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai will go all-in on crossover SUVs Hyundai will expand its range of crossover SUVs from today’s three to five, within a couple of years. 2018 Buick Enclave will cost $40,970 to start, up $980 from last year When it arrives in dealerships later this year, the 2018 Buick Enclave will run...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Kona, VW diesel customers, Porsche at Le Mans: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona: a four-minute first drive The cars are running, the clock’s ticking when I slide sideways in the seat. Mirrors? Check. Youthful attitude? Check. Hyundai will go all-in on crossover SUVs Hyundai will expand its range of crossover SUVs from today’s three to five, within...Read More»

Waymo self-driving car prototype
Self-driving cars, Hyundai's new N brand, Used Teslas: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Congress has a roadmap for laws on self-driving cars Congressional leaders offered a plan this week to lay a basic framework for self-driving car testing and federal safety regulations for those cars. Study: Top global brands include plenty of tech firms and no automakers If you watch the news...Read More»

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