Andrew Ganz, Senior Editor

Andrew has had cars in his blood since he was a toddler—literally, since he gnawed the paint off of a Hot Wheels Cadillac Seville while he was still wearing diapers. Let’s hope they didn’t use lead back then. After growing up in Dallas, Texas, Andrew earned a journalism degree from The Media School at Indiana University. He has worked in public relations for two automakers, and has served as an editor for a luxury-lifestyle print publication and several websites. An avid car shopper (and sometimes actual buyer), Andrew specializes in writing for in-market consumers. When he’s not perusing Craigslist for his next questionable car purchase, he is exploring the back roads of the Rocky Mountains.

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Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan Rogue Sport

The Nissan Rogue Sport is a compact crossover that's not related to the Rogue, despite its name. With the Rogue Sport, Nissan is introducing neither an all-new model nor a sportier variant of the current Rogue. Instead, it’s a version of the five-seat Nissan Qashqai ("KASH-kye") sold around...Read More»

Winter driving - stuck car - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Mileage tax proposal, Hyundai design chief interviewed, Tesla Model Y production: What's New @ The Car Connection

Minnesota considers new tax based on mileage driven Minnesota will mull a different way to tax drivers in the state rather than a potential increase to the gas tax: a mileage tax. 2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade is a minivan in a tuxedo The 2020 Toyota Sienna SE Nightshade is all dressed up for a...Read More»

R.J. Scaringe (left) and Bill Ford Jr.
Ford-Rivian tie-up, Tesla range increase, Electric car smartphone tech: What's New @ The Car Connection

Ford pumps $500M into electric-car startup Rivian Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million into Rivian in exchange for use of the startup's electric-car underpinnings, the two companies said Wednesday. Waymo to build its self-driving cars in Detroit Google's Waymo subsidiary said Tuesday that it...Read More»

R.J. Scaringe (left) and Bill Ford Jr.
Ford pumps $500M into electric-car startup Rivian

Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million into Rivian in exchange for use of the startup's electric-car underpinnings, the two companies said Wednesday. Just what Ford would build on Rivian's advanced truck-like electric-vehicle architecture is unclear. Ford has said that it plans to build an...Read More»

2018 Toyota Corolla
NHTSA probe to investigate airbag failures in 12.3M cars

Federal regulators have expanded an investigation into airbags that may not inflate in the event of a crash to include 12.3 million vehicles in the U.S. The NHTSA on Tuesday posted documents to its website stating that it will investigate airbag control units made by automotive supplier ZF-TRW. The...Read More»

2019 Kia K900
2019 Kia K900 review, 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR driven, Tesla self-driving robo-taxis: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Kia K900 review Fresh off the design boards, the 2019 Kia K900 makes a new play for power. Chicago police arrest 16 people for stealing cars from Daimler car-sharing service Sixteen people have been arrested in Chicago and are accused of stealing as many as 100 vehicles from Daimler's...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Toyota Highlander unveiled: Crossover SUV juices up with thrifty, 34-mpg hybrid

With the 2019 New York auto show debut Wednesday of its redesigned 2020 Highlander, Toyota hasn’t built the Prius of three-row crossover SUVs. The automaker’s 34-mpg combined fuel-economy estimate for the 2020 Highlander Hybrid comes close, however. That figure is a hefty 6 mpg higher...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Subaru Outback unveiled: Crossover SUV laces up with more tech, turbo power

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback hits the road, trail, mountain, river crossing, or middle-of-nowhere in late 2019. Its styling is largely carried over—think tall station wagon with chunky roof rack, unpainted side cladding, and a stack of LED fog lights on most trims. Inside, the upgrades...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander, 2019 New York International Auto Show
The 13 most important cars of the 2019 New York auto show

From three-row crossover SUVs to shapely mid-size sedans, the 2019 New York International Auto Show had an important new-car introduction for just about every kind of buyer Wednesday. The show opens to the public Friday and highlights include the 34-mpg 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the shapely...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Ford Escape revealed: Crossover SUV brings plug-in hybrid tech to mainstream

There's nothing faux-rugged about the 2020 Ford Escape that was unveiled Tuesday ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Its soft lines channel Tesla—not the chunky Toyota RAV4 that outsold all other crossover SUVs in the U.S. last year. With a revived Bronco on the way to beef up...Read More»

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