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2018 Hyundai Elantra
2018 Hyundai ElantraThe 2018 Hyundai Elantra is all elbows, as far as we’re concerned. Only a few years ago it was lost in the compact car melange, a medley of middling econobox mishaps. Now, the Elantra is a fully fledged competitor with a recent history of delivering sharp style, a spacious cabin, and strong features at a reasonable price. The 2018 Hyundai...
2018 Hyundai Ioniq
2018 Hyundai IoniqThe 2018 Hyundai Ioniq doesn't change from last year, but adds a new member to its roster. A plug-in hybrid is part of the program and is added to the high-volume hybrid and electric-only model. All versions are offered in a five-door hatchback body style, and sit between the Elantra and Sonata in size and price. The hybrid version is offered in...
What's New for 2018: Genesis
2018 Genesis G90America's youngest car brand remains a two-vehicle lineup for 2018 as it awaits an onslaught of new models expected to pop up during the next calendar year as 2019 and 2020 models. The company's G80 and G90 luxury four-doors see a few noteworthy changes. The G80 adds a sporty version with a new twin-turbo V-6 and myriad under-the-skin changes that...
2018 Genesis G90
2018 Genesis G90 5.0L Ultimate RWD Side Exterior ViewThe 2018 Genesis G90 isn’t just a fly-under-the-radar luxury sedan. It’s the flagship model from Hyundai’s recently minted luxury brand and it has some elite targets in its crosshairs. For 2018, the G90 is available in 3.3T Premium and 5.0 Ultimate trim levels. Their names denote different engines and levels of luxury. Together...
2018 Subaru BRZ
2018 Subaru BRZ STI SportThe 2018 Subaru BRZ hustles hard. Whether it’s winding through back roads or open track days, the small two-door sports car taps all its power and tires to bring drivers closer to the automotive nirvana. Few cars do as much with as little—and we’re not even talking about the cramped cabin. This year, Subaru has added a sharper...
Self-driving car insurance discount, Toyota concept, Chinese electric cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seatTesla partners with British insurer for Autopilot discount British insurer Direct Line is now offering a 5 percent discount to Tesla drivers to encourage them to use semi-autonomous driving tech. The offer is part of a collaboration between the insurance company and Tesla, which is estimated to have sold over 2,500 vehicles equipped with its...
Uber looks beyond cars in Middle East
Concept drawing for Uber Elevate flying taxi serviceThe idea of using an app to hail a bus might not be as sexy as summoning a flying taxi in Dubai or Dallas, but for Uber, it might be a path to profitability. As a means of beating traffic in ways no car possibly could, the company has begun utilizing alternate modes of transportation in Cairo. If the experiment is successful, the expansion could...
2018 Chevrolet Camaro
2018 Chevrolet CamaroThe Chevrolet Camaro has broken the bounds of its muscle car/pony car past to become a full-on sports car. Based on a premium platform that it shares with Cadillac, the sixth-generation Camaro is smaller, lighter, and better balanced than the previous generation car. It’s offered in coupe and convertible body styles, and comes with a variety...
Thor Trucks arrives as the latest electric-semi competitor
Thor Trucks ET-OneWhile battery-electric cars slowly start to become viable daily transportation options, companies have begun looking to the commercial sector for a similar revolution. Specifically, many companies have their eyes on the semi-trailer truck market and there's a new face in town: Thor Trucks. Thor revealed its first semi, the ET-One, Wednesday, and...
2018 Subaru Impreza
2018 Subaru ImprezaThe 2018 Subaru Impreza is a compact sedan or hatchback that offers the four-seasons security of all-wheel drive as standard. But you don’t have to be a snowbelter to appreciate the Impreza’s virtues. These compact cars boast good road manners, a comfortable, roomy interior, good fuel economy, and a superlative safety record. Only an...
2018 Toyota Prius, 2018 Infiniti QX80, Electric car buying: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Toyota Prius2018 Toyota Prius Review The 2018 Toyota Prius quietly marches on this year—literally and figuratively. What's New for 2018: GMC General Motors' continued efforts to differentiate its truck brand from the rest of its offerings are in full force this year. What's New for 2018: Volkswagen This year, the VW lineup grows upward and outward with...
Tesla partners with British insurer for Autopilot discount
Tesla AutopilotBritish insurer Direct Line is now offering a 5 percent discount to Tesla drivers to encourage them to use semi-autonomous driving tech. The offer is part of a collaboration between the insurance company and Tesla, which is estimated to have sold over 2,500 vehicles equipped with its Autopilot tech in the U.K. to date. The tie-in is part of the...
What's New for 2018: GMC
2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black EditionGeneral Motors' continued efforts to differentiate its truck brand from the rest of its offerings are in full force this year. The automaker's redesigned Terrain crossover has an all-new design and a transmission that set it apart from the related Chevrolet Equinox. Although they're the same under the skin, they don't look and feel much alike...
What's New for 2018: Volkswagen
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-LineThis year, the VW lineup grows upward and outward with the introduction of two new crossovers both available with seating for the entire family. The long-anticipated VW Atlas is the brand's first true three-row crossover. It's especially roomy in row three and its driving dynamics make it something of a hoot on a curvy road. At least for a big...
What's New for 2018: Jeep
2018 Jeep WranglerFor 2018, Jeep reinvents its icon: the Wrangler. That's no small feat, and not one that comes often. Fortunately, the off-road brand didn't merely slap lipstick on the dated outgoing model and it didn't bow to regulators in search of massive fuel economy gains. Instead, it's more capable than ever. Anywhere. The rest of the Jeep lineup isn't quite...