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Volvo's in-car cameras will spot, slow, or stop drunk or distracted drivers
Volvo in-car camera systemNew Volvos built within the next five years may include cameras pointed at the driver to spot drunk or distracted driving and potentially stop the car, the automaker announced Wednesday in Sweden. Volvo safety engineers said it may be automakers that are ultimately responsible for curbing fatal crashes that involve impaired or distracted drivers...
2020 Hyundai Palisade rated at 21 mpg combined
2020 Hyundai Palisade first driveThe EPA last week released fuel-economy estimates for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. At 19 mpg city, 24 highway, 21 combined with optional all-wheel drive, its estimates match that of its Kia Telluride cousin, but neither is not thrifty as some of their rivals. The 2020 Palisade uses a 3.8-liter V-6 engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission...
$200K Mercedes-Maybach SUV, Koenigsegg Jesko, Amazon and Kia electric car chargers: What's New @ The Car Connection
Mercedes-Benz C-Class production in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaMercedes-Benz to build $200K Maybach luxo-SUV in Alabama The Mercedes-Maybach GLS-Class could be the most expensive car built on an assembly line in the U.S. when it goes into production by early next year at a factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe debuts with more power, tech, and updated looks The updated 2020...
2019 Audi TT
2019 Audi TT 20 Years special editionThe 2019 Audi TT is a style statement in coupe or convertible form that ranges from comfortable toy to rip-roaring mini-supercar. With four seats, a hatchback, and a humble VW platform, the TT may seem practical on paper, but its specs can be deceiving. For its style, tech, and driving fun, we give it 6.2 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we...
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe debuts with more power, tech, and updated looks
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class CoupeThe updated 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe bowed Monday ahead of its formal unveiling at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April. Like the standard 2020 GLC-Class that debuted earlier this year, the GLC Coupe features refreshed styling with a new infotainment system and a more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine underhood. It goes on...
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class preview
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class CoupeThe 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class that goes on sale by the end of 2019 is something of a companion crossover SUV. The refreshed GLC adds the automaker’s latest infotainment software and screens, which means occupants can say, “Hey, Mercedes” followed by a command such as “Where’s the nearest Starbucks?” or...
2019 BMW X7
2019 BMW X7The 2019 BMW X7 is the German automaker's late entry into the three-row luxury crossover SUV arena—but it proves itself worth the wait with excellent interior space, fine road manners, and a cabin worthy of comparison to its prettiest rivals. We give the 2019 X7 a 7.2 out of 10, before we even have crash-test data in hand. (Read more about...
Mercedes-Benz to build $200K Maybach luxo-SUV in Alabama
Mercedes-Benz C-Class production in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaThe Mercedes-Maybach GLS-Class could be the most expensive car built on an assembly line in the U.S. when it goes into production by early next year at a factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Automotive News reported Monday that the ultra-luxury Maybach version of Mercedes-Benz's next-generation will cost around $200,000 to start and will square off...
2019 Audi Q8, A6 earn high marks in latest crash tests
2019 Audi Q8, Park City to TellurideBoth the 2019 Audi Q8 and A6 earned high marks in IIHS crash test ratings, but headlight effectiveness separated them from top honors. The 2019 Q8 walked away with a Top Safety Pick award, while the 2019 A6 and its better-rated headlights earned it a Top Safety Pick+. More often than not, headlight performance is the defining factor for an IIHS...
Trump demands action at GM, Cadillac CT6-V, Tesla Model Y rivals: What's New @ The Car Connection
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]President Trump demands GM CEO "do something quickly" about former Chevy Cruze plant President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to put pressure on General Motors CEO Mary Barra, demanding she "do something quickly" about the assembly plants GM intends to close in the near future. Federal regulators want to know what the public thinks of...
2020 Cadillac CT5 preview
2020 Cadillac CT5 LuxuryCadillac has a long history with sedans—although sometimes it helps to have a short memory. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 is a mid-size sedan that’s smaller than its predecessor, but right-sized for car buyers around the globe—not just folks in the U.S. Dimensionally, the 2020 CT5 fits between the outgoing compact ATS and mid-size CTS. A...
Federal regulators want to know what the public thinks of self-driving cars
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EVSafety officials are asking for the public's help to rewrite the rules for self-driving cars, which were written decades ago. General Motors last year petitioned the NHTSA to allow self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs on the road that lacked steering wheels and pedals. The federal agency languished for more than a year without making a decision and now...
2020 Cadillac CT5 revealed, 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 driven, Fisker electric SUV spotted: What's New @ The Car Connection
2020 Cadillac CT5 Luxury2020 Cadillac CT5 mid-size luxury sedan revealed, and there's turbo power everywhere Cadillac has been thick and fast with new crossovers for the last 12 months. Last year, the brand unleashed long-awaited compact and full-size crossover SUVs to round out its lineup, the 2019 XT4 and 2020 XT6, respectively. On Monday the luxury automaker turned...
President Trump demands GM CEO "do something quickly" about former Chevy Cruze plant
Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to put pressure on General Motors CEO Mary Barra, demanding she "do something quickly" about the assembly plants GM intends to close in the near future. After General Motors announced last November that it would "unallocate" and idle four U.S. manufacturing plants, it put the company squarely in...
2020 Cadillac CT5 mid-size luxury sedan revealed, and there's turbo power everywhere
2020 Cadillac CT5 SportCadillac has been thick and fast with new crossovers for the last 12 months. Last year, the brand unleashed long-awaited compact and full-size crossover SUVs to round out its lineup, the 2019 XT4 and 2020 XT6, respectively. On Monday the luxury automaker turned its attention to its aging sedan lineup. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 mid-size sedan broke...