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2018 Hyundai Kona rated at 30 mpg–with a catch
2018 Hyundai Kona rated at 30 mpg–with a catch

The 2018 Hyundai Kona's outlandish styling isn't the only thing likely to grab buyers' attention when it goes on sale in the next few months. The EPA rates front-wheel drive versions of the quirky, pint-size crossover at 30 mpg combined, but there's a big fuel-economy hit for the Kona's optional...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Ride-sharing may be driving people away from car ownership

Ride-share company Lyft has released an “economic impact” report for 2017, and it makes some bold claims. Most notably, Lyft says that nearly 250,000 of its customers gave up owning a car because of ride-share availability. Must of the report focuses on growth, with 2017 numbers rising...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
Ford reshuffles, Ram 1500 in-depth, China's electric car sales: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford looks to streamline crossover, sedan lineups Buy a new Ford Escape in a few years' time and there's a good chance you won't need to do much more than pick the color you want at a price that suits your budget. Infiniti takes innovative approach to encourage orders for 2019 QX50 Infiniti is...Read More»

2017 Nissan Titan IIHS crash test
Nissan Titan performs well in latest IIHS crash-testing

The latest Nissan Titan serves as a reminder that automakers are starting to get serious about pickup truck safety. Certain 2017 and 2018 Titan Crew Cab trucks earned "Good" overall marks from the IIHS in the latest round of safety testing, the agency said Tuesday. In its instrumented tests, the...Read More»

2019 INFINITI QX50
Infiniti takes innovative approach to encourage orders for 2019 QX50

Infiniti is planning a novel reward system for customers of its 2019 QX50 crossover. The more people that place an order for one, the more "luxury gifts" QX50 owners will receive. There will be at least three levels of prizes, depending on the number of individuals who purchase or lease the car...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss
Chevrolet to sell redesigned 2019 Silverado alongside outgoing model

Chevy truck buyers will have two 2019 Silverado pickups to choose from later this year. The Detroit automaker plans to re-brand the current truck, which launched for the 2014 model year, as the Silverado LD. The redesigned truck that Chevy showed off at the 2018 Detroit auto show will be sold as...Read More»

2018 Ford Escape
Ford looks to streamline crossover, sedan lineups

Buy a new Ford Escape in a few years' time and there's a good chance you won't need to do much more than pick the color you want at a price that suits your budget. The Detroit automaker said Tuesday at a conference put on by Deutsche Bank that it plans to reduce the "number of orderable...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Toyota Avalon video preview

If you're going to have a flagship, it had better be your best and brightest. Enter the 2019 Toyota Avalon, which further blurs the line between mainstream and luxury. The 2019 Avalon is available with either V-6 or a hybrid engine options and it's still a large four-door sedan, albeit a much more...Read More»

2019 Infiniti QX50, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2019 Infiniti QX50 priced at $37,545, undercuts key rivals

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 will be less expensive than some of its chief rivals when it goes on sale at the end of February. At $37,545, including a mandatory $995 destination charge, the QX50 is thousands less than key European luxury rivals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. That price nets buyers...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 VW Jetta, Detroit show wrap-up, Ram 48-volt: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. 2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers Full-size pickups have becoming living...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Kia Forte video preview

There is big value in small sedans for new car shoppers. Few cars pack as many features with as much space, for such a low price. Now the 2019 Kia Forte adds a whole lot of style. The Forte raided the closet of its bigger brother Stinger for its looks. The Forte’s windshield has been pushed...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, Texas
2018 VW Atlas sees price hike

Just days after it lowered pricing on its compact crossover, Volkswagen is doing the opposite for its largest and most expensive crossover. The 2018 VW Atlas sees a modest $250 price increase across the board. That stands in marked contrast to the price-slashing the automaker announced for it...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep Cherokee, Bullitt Mustang, Fisker EMotion: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. And there are some major changes that make the 2019 Jetta ride and handle like the pint-size luxury sedan it once was. First, some inside baseball. The 2019...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better to drive and less polarizing to look at. Jeep is...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Volkswagen Jetta revealed: VW's sedan hits the gym for bigger body, sharper looks

With the Dieselgate dust starting to settle, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta made its first appearance Sunday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The latest iteration of Volkswagen's bestselling U.S. model features a design that’s only slightly more aggressive than that of its predecessor, with an...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster N, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster gets new look, lots more tech

The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit blends familial features from the Sonata sedan and Elantra GT wagon with its own stylish, odd-ball form. It all seems like a rehash of yesterday's news until you consider the new...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Kia Forte tricked out to tune of 35 mpg

The 2019 Kia Forte channels its sporty Stinger big brother to bring its good looks to the masses. The redesigned compact sedan's new proportions see it look more hunkered down—and maybe that's about where the similarities end. The new Forte broke cover Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
The 11 most important cars of the 2018 Detroit auto show

This year, the Motor City was all about pickups. Each of the three domestic automakers took the wraps off of a new truck, promising more capability, more comfort, and lower fuel consumption. If we didn't know better, we'd think that Ford, Chevy, and Ram were sharing the same playbook. The...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ford Ranger video preview

It's hard to believe that Ford, the truck leader for four decades, hasn't had a mid-size pickup since 2011. Well, now the Ranger rides again. The Ranger never actually went away. Our Ranger is actually based on a global truck that's been around since 2009, but Ford has beefed it up for our North...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers

Full-size pickups have becoming living rooms and aircraft carriers, simultaneously hauling people and a flotilla of toys, campers, gear, and cargo. The 2019 Ram 1500, unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims to do it all. The new Ram is lower, longer...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
Acura RDX Prototype previews 2019 model due this year

Everything is turning up SUVs and turbos nowadays, and that's just fine with Acura. Honda's luxury brand has been successful with its compact RDX crossover, and judging by the RDX Prototype it unveiled Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show, it plans to continue down that road. What's bound to be the...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
Toyota and Apple, 2019 Mercedes G-Class, Toyota Avalon Hybrid: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota to debut Apple CarPlay integration with 2019 Avalon Toyota's flagship four-door sedan will also be its first model in North America to offer integration for Apple iPhones. It's been a long time coming. 2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers Full-size...Read More»

Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Honda Insight hybrid to debut in Detroit, promises 50 mpg combined

A "concept" for the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan will appear at the Detroit auto show that opens next week, debuting a new "premium compact" model that will sit between the compact Civic and mid-size Accord sedans. Honda announced on Thursday that its new hybrid will be EPA-rated at 50 mpg...Read More»

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