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2020 Chrysler Voyager van will cost $28,480
2020 Chrysler Voyager van will cost $28,480

For 2020, the Chrysler Voyager minivan returns and we know it will hit dealership lots with a starting price of $28,480, which includes destination. Prices come from early ordering guides reported Wednesday CarsDirect. The $28,240 figure nets buyers a Voyager L base model, while the LX sees the...Read More»

Lyft, Aptiv to provide rides for blind individals
Lyft, Aptiv will supply rides to blind or visually impaired people

Ridesharing company Lyft and self-driving car startup Aptiv want to make sure that blind or visually impaired people can still get where they need to go. Both companies said this week they have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind to provide rides to blind or visually impaired...Read More»

2017 Hagerty Teen Drive Golden
Drivers ed isn't enough for new drivers, Volvo report finds

Americans agree on one thing: when it comes to driver's education, the system is seriously lagging. The Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Volvo found the majority of Americans believe the standard driver's license test is outdated, at a minimum. More than half of the respondents said they feel the...Read More»

BMW Vision iNext concept
BMW and Daimler announce partnership for self-driving cars

BMW and Daimler joined forces to develop self-driving car technology. The two typical rivals said in separate announcements last week that the partnership is a long-term contract to help bring autonomous vehicle technologies to market quicker. Specifically, the agreement aims to put Level 4...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
Mazda recalls 262K CX-5, Mazda 3, Mazda 6 cars for engine stall issues

Three Mazda vehicles will be recalled for problems that could cause their engines to stall. According to documents Mazda filed with the NHTSA and published this week, the CX-5 crossover, Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, and Mazda 6 sedan are all included in the recall. The affected models come from the...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander
Toyota now plans to build future, new SUV at new Alabama assembly plant

The Mazda-Toyota joint car plant in Huntsville, Alabama, hasn't yet made its first car, but Toyota has already shifted its plans for the new facility. On Wednesday, Toyota said it won't build additional Corolla models at the new plant, and instead, the factory will produce a future SUV. Details on...Read More»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
Final Volkswagen Beetle leaves assembly plant in Mexico after storied run

The Volkswagen Beetle has met the end of the road. This week, the final Beetle model will roll off the assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico. VW said Wednesday the last 2019 VW Beetle is a coupe finished in Denim Blue and will remain local to Mexico. After celebrations, the car will join the VW Museum...Read More»

Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London
UK aims to make all new cars sold there electric by 2035

The United Kingdom wants the cars on its roads to go electric, and it intends do so five years earlier than previously announced In the signing of legislation ordering the U.K. to reduce its emissions to net-zero come 2050, a proposal to make all new cars sold in region electric by 2035 is now on...Read More»

2018 Audi A3
Audi issues recalls for 265K cars for airbag fault, loose wheel trim

Some 265,000 Audi owners will soon receive recall notices in their mailboxes to fix one of two separate issues. The German luxury brand filed two recalls with the NHTSA, which the government agency made public Thursday. The recalls are scheduled to begin in August. The first involves an airbag...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Average age of a car on US roads hits record 11.8 years old

Americans aren't saying goodbye to their vehicles like they used to. The average age of a car in the U.S. hit a new record, according to the results of a study released Thursday from IHS Markit. The average age of a vehicle is 11.8 years old as of 2018. A few factors have likely contributed to the...Read More»

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