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Nissan's safety update, 2018 Hyundai Kona crossover, 2018 Honda Fit: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Nissan's safety update, 2018 Hyundai Kona crossover, 2018 Honda Fit: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Nissan Altima updated with more standard safety tech If you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2017 Nissan Altima, you may want to look closely. Beginning this month, some Altimas arriving onto dealership lots will all be fitted with automatic emergency braking, an important safety...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord sedan prototype, Honda Tochigi R&D Center, Japan, June 2017
2018 Honda Accord driven, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed, 2018 Nissan Leaf updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Accord prototype first drive: V-6 deep-sixed, and better The 2018 Honda Accord will be an all-new version of the popular mid-size sedan last redesigned for the 2013 model year. Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road Around...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
Volvo XC60, Audi A5 Sportback, Honda Clarity: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD first drive: a timely reboot When are car companies most like computers? Forget about the future of self-driving cars, or Wall Street’s drive to turn Detroit into Silicon Valley, and vice versa. Hyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016
Tesla Model 3, Nissan automatic braking, Subaru BRZ tS: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model 3 will debut with only two options: color and wheels Henry Ford famously told people that they could order a Ford Model T in any color they liked, so long as it was black. More than a century later, Tesla seems to be taking a page from Ford's playbook. Nissan makes big safety tech...Read More»

2018 Buick LaCrosse
Buick's mild hybrid, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia on track, Toyota out of Tesla, What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Buick LaCrosse: changes where you can't see them With its 2018 LaCrosse, Buick is making some notable changes just a year after the latest version brand's flagship four-door went on sale. You won't see anything at first glance, but the changes under the LaCrosse's hood add up to better fuel...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota bets on Linux, Faraday Future, Hyundai Kona Electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota owners to get Linux system instead of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. Hooray? Nearly two years ago, Toyota stunned much of the auto world when it revealed that it had no plans to offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on any of its vehicles. Instead, Toyota said that it was going to build an...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Consumers giving up cars?, Porsche Panamera 4S driven, Cadillac CT6 driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Auto industry nightmare: consumers are giving up cars for good Unprecedented changes are taking place in today's auto industry. Companies old (e.g. Ford, Toyota) and new (e.g. Tesla, Waymo) are working overtime to make cars that run on battery power, drive themselves, and function as taxis. 2017...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Mazda CX-5 driven, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon deep dive, Paris climate pact: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring first drive At last count, there are roughly 75 billion different compact crossovers on the market vying to become your next family car. Elon Musk is ready to ditch Donald Trump over Paris Agreement pull-out Today at 3pm Eastern Time, Donald Trump will announce whether...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
VW's new 4-cylinder engine, next-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom, Electrics vs. hybrids: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Front-line four: Driving the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan's next 4-cylinder engine A new Volkswagen Tiguan is coming, and with it, a new generation for the German brand's lauded line of 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Still part of what VW calls the EA888 family, the new Gen 3B will...Read More»

car crash at intersection after running red light
Highway fatalities, Ford Focus RS Limited Edition, BMW i5 canned?: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The economy's on a roll--and so are highway fatalities The U.S. economy has come a long way over the past decade, from the highs of the housing bubble to the lows of the Great Recession and slowly, surely back again. Report: Electric cars will be cheaper than gas models by 2025 It's clear that an...Read More»

2018 Audi Q7
2018 Audi Q7, 2017 Honda Civic Si, Tesla solar roof: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus First Drive Review Admit it: the 2018 Audi Q7 is an ultra-luxurious minivan for those who cringe at the thought of sliding doors. 2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite
2018 Honda Odyssey priced, 2018 Genesis G80 driven, Hydrogen's future: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Odyssey boasts premium pricing, lots of amenities Honda has priced its 2018 Odyssey minivan at $30,890, a figure slightly higher than its arch rival, the Chrysler Pacifica. Study: People don't trust self-driving cars from Uber or Lyft Last September, we reported on a study showing that...Read More»

2017 Aston Martin DB11
2018 Ford Expedition, 2017 Aston Martin DB11, US sues FCA: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Most capable full-size SUV for towing? The 2018 Ford Expedition, again One of the last provinces for full-size SUVs are its ability to haul, tow, drag, or lug myriad toys up and down interstates, from one campsite to the next. After all, car-based seven-seaters can offer the same interior space...Read More»

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
GMC Yukon Denali, Memorial Day travel, Uber’s woes: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 GMC Yukon Denali updated with new look, 10-speed automatic To update its 2018 Yukon Denali, GMC has fitted the big SUV with a high-tech new transmission and the automaker has revised its exterior styling. AAA: Memorial Day travel will hit a new high If you're planning to get out of Dodge (or...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited, long-term road trip
Chrysler Pacifica road-trip, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon priced, Smart ForTwo electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: not just a passenger hauler Minivans are dual-nature vehicles—as adept at transporting humans as they are cargo. Ford adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto with first over-the-air update Today, much of the auto world's attention is focused on the game...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen video explaining diesel emissions
Diesel emissions, Ford fires CEO, Dieselgate fixes approved: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Diesel emissions are higher than expected (and cause 38,000 more deaths each year) Diesel emissions are a serious problem--as serious as a heart attack (literally). Diesel Ram, Jeep models resubmitted to EPA; closer to sale now? Jeeps and Ram pickups with the company's 3.0-liter diesel...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crash testing, BMW's next M5, GM's electric car plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fiat Chrysler is about to be sued over diesel emissions say insiders Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hasn't exactly been ahead of the curve on developing electric cars. Nor has it done much work on self-driving vehicles (though its partnership with Waymo has picked up some of the slack). 2018 Subaru...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza vs. 2017 Honda Civic
Bricklin’s next venture, Civic vs. Impreza, Tesla turns down Uber: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The man who brought Subaru to America plans chain of car dealerships and art galleries Five decades ago, a man by the name of Malcolm Bricklin brought Subaru to America. More than a few people thought the guy was crazy, including plenty of Subaru executives, but today, we realize that Bricklin was...Read More»

IIHS tests show benefits of side underride guards for semitrailers
Crash testing, BMW's next M5, GM's electric car plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

IIHS tests side underride guards on semis (and the results are worth watching) One year ago, in May 2016, Joshua Brown's Tesla Model S collided with the side of a big rig in Florida. The sedan's top was sheared off by the semi, killing Brown instantly. The car rolled 100 feet further before coming...Read More»

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