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2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUV crashes well, scores Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 Subaru Ascent earned top marks from the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded crash testers said Tuesday.<p>In its barrage of crash tests, the …

Santa Fe

Cargo in-car convenience store brings snacks and gum to your Uber

On your way to a date or business meeting in the back of an Uber and realize your breath could use freshening up? A new service called Cargo has a …

Los Angeles

10,000 Mini Cooper Countryman crossover SUVs recalled over missing part

A plate that protects their fuel pumps from being punctured in a crash prompted BMW on Tuesday to issue a recall for 10,000 Mini Cooper Countryman …

Automotive Industry

2019 Nissan Pathfinder, Ram 2500 Power Wagon, Audi e-tron debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder costs about $200 more than last year's model, but it now includes rear parking sensors and USB Type C ports.<p>Audi earlier …

Audi E-Tron

Audi dabbles in $1,395 monthly subscription program

Audi earlier this month kicked off a trial subscription program in the Dallas area. For $1,395 monthly, subscribers can pick two times a month to …

Dallas

More features bump 2019 Nissan Pathfinder price to $32,225

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder costs about $200 more than last year's model, but it now includes rear parking sensors and USB Type C ports.<p>At $32,225 to …

Nissan

GM re-recalls 41,000 Chevy, GMC pickup trucks and SUVs over loose brake pedals

General Motors on Monday said that it will recall for the second time 41,000 Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks and a handful of police SUVs to fix …

Automotive Industry

2019 Cadillac XT4 driven, 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 43, 2019 Nissan Leaf: What's New @ The Car Connection

Cadillac can’t turn back time to capitalize on shoppers who’ve left sedans for tall-riding crossover SUVs.<p>Following the debut of its pod-like …

Nissan Leaf

Volvo asks US government for tariff exemption for China-built XC60 crossover SUV

Volvo is the latest automaker to ask the U.S. government for an exemption from steep tariffs on Chinese-made SUVs, Reuters reported Friday.<p>Buick …

Automotive Industry

2019 Cadillac XT4 first drive review: Fashionably late, but a crossover to consider

Cadillac can’t turn back time to capitalize on shoppers who’ve left sedans for tall-riding crossover SUVs.<p>It can’t take back the bad bet on a diesel …

Cadillac

IKEA to use electric vehicles for home delivery in five global cities by 2020

If you’re waiting for the IKEA delivery truck carrying your new Liatorp media storage set to roll up, you may need to listen listen closely. The …

Home Delivery

Volvo to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads before 2021 launch

Following the debut of its pod-like autonomous concept earlier this month, Volvo has been granted permission by the Swedish Transport Agency to start …

Autonomous Cars

Limited-edition 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray looks to the clouds for $31,025

The 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray announced Thursday borrows its cloudy day-inspired Cool Gray Khaki paint scheme from the automaker's rough-and-tumble …

VW pushing for self-driving car industry standards

Volkswagen has reportedly been talking to its competitors about creating auto industry-wide standards for self-driving cars, <i>Automotive News</i> reported …

Automotive Industry

VW Beetle squashed, Citroen DS 3, Chiense electric carmaker hits NYSE: What's New @ The Car Connection

The up-and-down saga of the Volkswagen Beetle finally has a conclusion—at least for now.<p>Volkswagen has reportedly been talking to its competitors …

Automotive Industry

2019 VW Beetle Final Edition writes icon's final chapter

The up-and-down saga of the Volkswagen Beetle finally has a conclusion—at least for now.<p>The 2019 VW Beetle Final Edition the automaker announced …

Counter-culture

2019 Nissan Rogue adds safety tech, costs $25,795

In the face of increased compact crossover SUV competition, the 2019 Nissan Rogue adds a few safety features but still costs the same as last year.<p>A …

Nissan Rogue

2019 Lexus UX first drive review: small-minded, but not like that

When SUVs first bubbled up from the primordial ooze, size truly mattered. From Wagoneers to Land Cruisers to Suburbans, the most popular …

UX Design

North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year semi-finalists for 2019 released

On Wednesday, the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) jury whittled down the best new vehicles to a list of semi-finalists that …

Detroit Auto Show

BMW X2 crash test, 2018 Goodwood Revival, LA's electric-car goals: What's New @ The Car Connection

The IIHS said Tuesday that BMW's effort to redesign the headrests for its smallest crossover SUV paid off. The insurance industry-funded crash …

Electric Vehicles

GM recalls 1M 2015 SUVs, pickup trucks over electric steering glitch

An electric power steering system that can temporarily fail prompted General Motors on Thursday to recall more than 1 million of its full-size SUVs …

General Motors

San Francisco warns Uber, Lyft passengers not to get into the wrong ride-share car

The city of San Francisco kicked off a public campaign on Tuesday to increase awareness around recent safety concerns involving passengers getting …

San Francisco

19,400 2012 Toyota Avalons recalled over faulty seat belt

A faulty seat belt component prompted Toyota on Tuesday to recall about 19,400 2012 Avalon sedans.<p>Toyota said in government filings that it …

Seatbelt

FCA may replace rear axles on recalled 2018-2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said Tuesday that it may have to replace a costly driveline component on some 2018 and 2019 Ram 1500 pickup …

FCA US

New headrest design bumps 2018 BMW X2 to Top Safety Pick

The IIHS said Tuesday that BMW's effort to redesign the headrests for its smallest crossover SUV paid off. The insurance industry-funded crash …

2020 Mercedes GLE, Electric Aston Martin, BMW drops diesel: What's New @ The Car Connection

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class unveiled Tuesday is designed for the way Americans actually use their crossover SUVs: in traffic, and with a full …

General Motors

Uber plans to make ride-sharing less than half of its business within 10 years

Think Uber is just another ride-sharing company? Think again, apparently. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has big plans to change the way we think about …

Ridesharing

GM recalls 230,000 crossover SUVs and sedans over brake issue

General Motors said Tuesday that it will recall 230,000 vehicles to fix a problem with their brake systems that could affect their stopping distances.<p>…

General Motors

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Crossover SUV loaded with slew of active safety tech

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class unveiled Tuesday is designed for the way Americans actually use their crossover SUVs: in traffic, and with a full …

Mercedes-Benz

BMW pulls the plug on diesels in US in favor of plug-in hybrids

BMW will stop selling diesel-fueled vehicles in the U.S. after the 2018 model year, a spokesman for the automaker said Tuesday. Instead, the …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs