• A Mazda 6 Diesel Might Finally Make It to the U.S.

    At the 2019 New York auto show, Mazda finally made the availability of a diesel engine on the CX-5 official. The engine is a 2.2-liter sequentially turbocharged inline-four making 168 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque that’s spent years in development in an attempt to meet U.S. emissions regulations without urea injection. (Spoiler: It has urea injection now.) It will only be available on the Signature trim and come standard with all-wheel drive. Before ending the presentation, Jeff Guyto
  • A Hyundai Sonata N Line Is Coming with at Least 275 HP

    After Hyundai revealed the redesigned 2020 Sonata, all anyone could talk about was its bold styling, and few (if any) people were ambivalent about the design. Whether you love it or hate it, the new Sonata is guaranteed to stand out on the road. Now, Hyundai’s announced plans to give it an engine option that’s just as exciting as its design.
    Speaking at the New York auto show, Brian Smith, Hyundai Motor America’s chief operating officer, revealed that a hybrid model would join
  • In Photos: A Visual Tour of the 2019 New York Auto Show

    The 2019 edition of the New York auto show is here and we’ve hustled hard at the Javits Center to bring you photos, news, and details on all of the hot new cars, SUVs, and concepts. Among the significant debuts are the all-new Cadillac CT5 sedan, the redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback, and the 2020 Lincoln Corsair, and you won’t want to miss the Genesis Mint and Kia HabaNiro concepts. Scroll on to see the latest photos from the show floor, and hit the “Read More” links f
  • The Ram HD Kentucky Derby Edition Is Ready to Do Horse Stuff

    Ram is celebrating 10 years of sponsoring the Kentucky Derby with a limited-edition HD truck fit for horse owners, or anyone looking for serious towing capability in a luxurious package. The 2019 Ram HD Kentucky Derby Edition features a host of trailer-towing aids and special design details inside and out.
    The truck is a follow-up to the Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition introduced last year. Based on the top Limited trim, the HD KDE bundles together towing features including an air suspension tha
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  • Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Stelvio NRING Editions Celebrate Green Hell Records

    Alfa’s raison d’être, its unique selling proposition in a market crowded with brands currently enjoying stellar quality and reliability ratings is to build the most fun-driving entrants in their respective segments. So far, the brand is accomplishing that mandate. Now these dynamic overachievers have each set a Nürburgring record, as we reported in March when we mentioned that the brand was introducing a pair of special editions to celebrate the Giulia Quadrifoglio&rs
  • The Kia HabaNiro Concept Is a Rad, Butterfly-Doored Tech Showcase

    The Kia HabaNiro all-wheel-drive EV concept made its debut at the 2019 New York auto show, proving that corporate sister Genesis isn’t the only one who can come up with food-themed monikers for show cars.
    Funnily enough, this isn’t a hot-rod Niro, as you might expect from its name, but rather a showcase for new technologies. With any luck, it also shows us the future direction for Kia styling, with a definitive move away from the bug-eyed Sportage and milquetoast Niro. Kia classifies
  • The Kia Stinger GTS Is More Driftalicious and Bargain-Priced

    We weren’t expecting a “special edition” of the Kia Stinger so soon, but here comes the 2020 Stinger GTS, resplendent in orange paint and with an optional rear-biased all-wheel-drive system tuned to make it easier to get all slideways.
    Kia calls the new system D-AWD, with the initial D standing for Dynamic. It combines a mechanical limited-slip differential with new software and driving modes that alter the power split: Comfort mode delivers 60 percent of the engine’s pow
  • Mazda Means It this Time: The CX-5 Diesel Is Now on Sale in America

    Mazda’s plans to sell a turbo-diesel vehicle in the U.S. date to fall 2011, and now those plans have finally come to fruition. To wit, pre-sales begin “immediately” for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD with the Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel four-cylinder. The base price for the diesel variant is $42,045, a $3,115 premium over the gas-fired CX-5 AWD Signature, which uses a 2.5-liter turbocharged four.
    EPA fuel economy for the diesel comes in at 27 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, imp
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  • The Porsche 911 Speedster Heritage Design Package Goes Full Nostalgia

    The just-unveiled 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster came as no surprise to the brand’s fans, as Speedster production was officially confirmed last October, at which time the company also made mention of a Heritage Design package for the limited-run roadster. Now we have details on the package, and its retro-inspired livery looks great.Hailing from Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur division, the same mad geniuses who last year painstakingly built a brand-new, one-off 993 Turbo S from scratch, t
  • All-New 2020 Subaru Outback: Rugged, Tech-Laden, and Refined

    If you’re a Subaru fan, this is big news: The company has revealed the all-new sixth-generation Outback at this year’s New York auto show, and the lineup now includes XT models with standard a 260-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new 2020 Outback is available in base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT guise, and all ride on the new Subaru Global Platform and boast wider fenders, a bigger hexagonal grille, and, on all but the base car, LED
  • The 2020 Hyundai Venue Is a New Bouncing Baby SUV

    Hyundai has been hustling to expand both the breadth and quality of its SUV lineup, and it’s now introduced the 2020 Venue, an all-new entry-level crossover at the 2019 New York Auto Show. It’s even smaller than the brand’s subcompact Kona but shares its chunky and chiseled good looks, including—at least in upper trims—having a similar grille, LED lights, and cuboid headlights. The Venue is the seventh model to join Hyundai’s SUV lineup, which was recently top
  • The Mercedes-Benz EQC EV Gets a Dash of Exclusivity with Edition 1886

    In case you were concerned the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC won’t be special enough to impress your GLE-driving neighbors, its maker just revealed a new special edition package for the all-electric crossover. Called the EQC Edition 1886, the limited package adds a dose of exclusivity and visual appeal to the already sleek EV with a reference to the fact that, yes, Karl Benz unveiled his first car, the Patentwagen, in 1886.In a throwback to the dawn of the automobile, you can have the
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  • The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class Is Larger and In Charger

    This year’s New York auto show saw the world premiere of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS, with the news that the big luxury SUV is, well, bigger than ever. A 2.4-inch wheelbase stretch sees overall length grow by a similar amount, to 205 inches; the new vehicle is also wider, but the roofline has been lowered to improve aerodynamics and its overall proportions.Styling is much of what you’d expect if you’ve seen any Mercedes launched in the past few years. the twin-bar grille carr
  • Sy-Cloned: You Can Now Get a GMC Syclone Based on the Canyon

    The state of the sport truck market really is a shame. Sure, we’ve got neato off-road stuff like the Ford F-150 Raptor and Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, but we miss the hunkered-down, powered-up road-hugging specials like the Ford Lightning and Dodge Ram SRT-10. That formula has long since transitioned to the hi-po super-SUV segment, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want a body-on-frame bruiser with an open bed.
    Well, it looks like one of the most iconic nameplates in sport trucks is b
  • Buick Unveils the New Encore in China, and It Comes in Two Lengths

    Buick is big in China, so big that its popularity there is basically the entire reason the brand wasn’t killed off back in 2009 during GM’s Red Wedding. So it makes sense that Buick would have a big showing at the Shanghai motor show. This year, that meant Buick brought out four vehicles: two different versions of the redesigned Encore crossover, an electric car, and an updated version of its luxury minivan.Buick says its designers took their inspiration for the redesigned Encores fr
  • This Is It: The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Quietly Takes Flight

    Lincoln has not so quietly rolling been out a new “quiet flight” catchphrase for its lineup, and it’s one we heard multiple times during our preview of the all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair on the eve of the 2019 New York auto show. Visions of aerodynamic gliders and deft ballerinas taking flight dance in our heads. As far as marketing speak goes, it’s actually not too bad.
    But as we all know, once you unlock the Corsair with your smartphone and finally get behind the wheel, a
  • The 2020 Toyota Highlander Has What Families Crave

    At first blush—and without the benefit of the logo on its front end or the headline just above this text—you might assume our subject vehicle is a new Subaru, or maybe a new Mazda. A Toyota would probably be a bit farther back in the line, but this is indeed the 2020 Highlander, which gets a full makeover that includes a more refined and sculptural aesthetic.The midsize SUV has moved to Toyota’s TNGA global architecture, which underpins everything from the Prius, C-HR, and Coro
  • Want a 2020 Nissan Sentra Preview? Check Out China’s Sylphy

    Nissan unveiled the Chinese market Sylphy sedan at the 2019 Shanghai auto show, and if the past is any indication, this is basically our 2020 Sentra. The previous-generation Sentra sedan entered the Chinese market using the Sylphy moniker and even got its own EV variant, and now we get a fresh preview of what we can expect in terms of design and possible features.
    Like the recently revealed 2020 Versa, the Sylphy sports Nissan’s latest design language including a “floating&rdquo
  • Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Gets New Angry Bee

    Great news for amateur drag racers: The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is now National Hot Rod Association approved for NHRA Stock and Super Stock Sportsman class competition. In case you didn’t know it, the 1320 in its name references the number of feet in a quarter-mile—a fact Dominic Toretto surely knows by heart. The Challenger is a Toretto fave, and the R/T Scat Pack 1320 packs a 392 Hemi V-8 engine that offers 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The Hemi is mated
  • Oh, Man: Amazing Lancia 037 Rally Stradale and Delta S4 Stradale Bring Record Prices

    At RM Sotheby’s latest auction held in conjunction with Germany’s Techno Classica Essen classic-car festival, two Lancia rally-car legends from the infamous Group B era sold for more than double their (clearly low) pre-sale estimates to set record prices for the two models.The first was a 1982 Lancia 037 Rally Stradale, said to be one of the most original and lowest-mileage examples in existence, which sold for $873,950. The 037’s odometer showed just over 3,500 km (2,175 miles
  • 2019 Audi Q3 crossover loads tech and luxury for $35,695

    The 2019 Audi Q3 crossover will cost $35,695 to start when it goes on sale this summer, Audi said Monday. That price includes a mandatory destination fee and nets buyers a Q3 Premium, which comes equipped with standard heated seats, power driver's seat, a panoramic sunroof, and digital instrument cluster that measures 10.25 inches. All-wheel drive...
  • Nissan Rogue investigation, Lotus electric hypercar, Electric car sales drop: What's New @ The Car Connection

    NHTSA investigating Nissan Rogue over automatic emergency braking The NHTSA has opened an investigation into 2017 and 2018 model year Nissan Rogue crossovers after 87 consumer complaints of erratic automatic emergency braking events. Ford F-Series models recalled again over engine block heater fire risk Ford will recall for the second time about...
  • The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Is a Big Step Forward

    We promise: The all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5 sport sedan is much better looking than it seemed in the teaser photo sent out a couple of weeks ago. Viewed from our vantage point inside a photo studio, the new midsize four-door looks long and low with good rear-drive proportions and an exceptionally short front overhang. The small rear-quarter windows and C-pillar detailing  remain controversial design aspects, although to pen a proper six-window sedan instead would have required pulling the cut
  • Nissan’s 50th Anniversary 370Z Has a Sweet Retro Livery

    Nissan used the 2019 New York auto show to unveil the 50th Anniversary Edition of its 370Z sports car. The special model marks five decades since the original Z car—known in the States as the Datsun 240Z—made its U.S. debut in New York back in 1969.
    Available on four trims including the NISMO, the 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition pays homage to the car’s racing heritage. The two available exterior colors, white with red accents and silver with black accents, were inspi
  • Mazda 3 recalled to fix faulty windshield wipers

    Mazda will recall 187,789 compact cars to fix faulty windshield wipers that may stop operating, according to documents filed with the NHTSA. The recall covers 2016 through 2018 Mazda 3 sedans and hatchbacks. In documents filed and published earlier this month with the NHTSA, Mazda said the 3 could house a defective windshield wiper relay. The...
  • 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Kia Sorento: Compare Crossover SUVs

    Deciding between the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Telluride crossover SUVs may come down to how often you plan to use the third-row seats. Or it may not be that simple. Either way, the 2019 Sorento and 2020 Telluride offer compelling reasons to visit a Kia dealer. MORE: Read our 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Kia Sorento reviews On our ratings...
  • Inside Karma Automotive: How the Company Is Fusing Coachbuilding with High Tech

    Whether you believe in it or not, the concept of karma—which is central or important to many world religions—is at once simple and incredibly complex. In a way, it’s just the law of cause and effect operating on a moral level; in another, it’s the sum of every action undertaken by everyone who ever lived and the network of those interactions. Neither of those is an apt description of a car company, of course, but both ideas can be used to frame what Karma Automotive is do
  • Lotus’s First All-New Car in a Decade Will Be an Electric Hypercar

    Colin Chapman’s legacy is legendary, as is that of the marque he founded, Lotus. To call the two influential in the history of motorsports and sports cars is to grossly understate the matter. But, for the past couple decades (or three), small but spirited Lotus has struggled to move that legacy forward in a world of increasingly complex technologies. That’s seemingly about to change, however, thanks to backing by global big-leaguer Geely, the parent company for the reborn and reinvig
  • Lotus Debuts Evora GT4 Concept Race Car, Recommits to Racing

    Despite a lack of tending over the past decade or so, motorsports are the very deep roots of Lotus. The British sports-car maker knows that, and as it rebuilds its on-road product line—including a just-announced fully electric hypercar— it’s also aiming to get back on track in proper style. Enter the new, Britain-built Evora GT4 concept, which is aimed at global racing competition.The team at Lotus’s Hethel, U.K., facility brings not just history but passion to the rebirt
  • Aston Martin’s First Electric Car, the Rapide E, Has Arrived

    Aston Martin has revealed the production version of its first all-electric production car, the Rapide E, at the Shanghai auto show in China. It’s the first car to be built at the marque’s new St. Athan factory, was co-developed with Williams Advanced Engineering, and will serve as James Bond’s ride in his next filmic adventure.
    Limited to 155 units, the Rapide E features an 800-volt battery system and a range of more than 200 miles according to Europe’s WLTP procedure. (T
  • In Photos: The World’s Largest Indoor Classic-Car Show

    Each year, Techno Classica in Essen, Germany—the world’s largest indoor classic-car show—attracts more than 150,000 spectators over five days. Attendees come to enjoy the visual delights displayed by the more than 1,250 exhibitors and 220 car clubs on hand, which range from major manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz to vendors of specialist tools and books. Together they display a staggering 2,700 classic vehicles, most of which are for sale. We worked our way through all the halls
  • Audi’s AI:ME Is a Realistic Pod for the Near-Term Self-Driving Future

    It’s not yet clear what the future of driving will look like. Self-driving cars may well be to our generation what flying cars were to the drivers of the 1960s: a seemingly imminent development, if only we can solve a few unknowns. But automated vehicles may also be just around the corner. If they are indeed coming soon, the Audi AI.ME concept offers what may be the most realistic look at that future yet.Building on sound fundamentals for any vehicle of the urban tomorrow—self-drivin
  • Ford F-Series models recalled again over engine block heater fire risk

    Ford will recall for the second time about 131,000 pickup trucks equipped with defective engine block heaters that could catch fire. In documents filed with the NHTSA on April 8 and released Sunday, the automaker said that the block heater's cable splice connector may have been damaged when the automaker's dealers repaired them as part of a recall...
  • VW’s New EV SUV Has Upholstery Made from Apples

    Volkswagen has dropped a full-size crossover EV concept to battle Tesla’s Model X, with the ID Roomzz show car promised to reach production in China by 2021—hopefully with a less silly name. It features rotating lounge seats covered in an upholstery called AppleSkin, a synthetic leather made in part from waste generated from the production of apple juice, as well as fully autonomous capabilities. VW says the seats can be rotated inward by as much as 25 degrees and fully reclined when
  • NHTSA investigating Nissan Rogue over automatic emergency braking

    The NHTSA has opened an investigation into 2017 and 2018 model year Nissan Rogue crossovers after 87 consumer complaints of erratic automatic emergency braking events. Consumer Reports reported on the investigation on Friday, which will look at 675,000 vehicles total. The complaints largely alleged that the system brought the crossover to a stop...
  • 2020 Nissan Versa, Mercedes-Benz GLB concept, EV sales slide: What's New @ The Car Connection

    2020 Nissan Versa revealed: Honey, I shrunk the Altima Alongside country and rock musicians performing at the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nissan on Friday unwrapped its redesigned subcompact sedan. Will the VW Tarok concept pickup be sold in the US? It's hardly shaped like one, but the Volkswagen Tarok concept pickup bound...
  • Will the VW Tarok concept pickup be sold in the US?

    It's hardly shaped like one, but the Volkswagen Tarok concept pickup bound for the 2019 New York auto show is a balloon. More specifically, it's a trial balloon for the automaker to gauge appetite and interest in a VW-branded pickup in the U.S. The Tarok is already scheduled to be built and sold in South America, although prevailing winds may...
  • VW’s Rugged Tarok Pickup Concept: Will It Sell Here?

    We reported with great envy last November when Volkswagen showed off the production-bound Tarok midsize pickup truck concept at the São Paulo International Motor Show. Perhaps our bitterness was misplaced, however, as VW is now showing the same concept at this year’s New York auto show.
    Unlike the V-6–powered Tanoak concept, which we drove during last year’s Monterey Car Week, The Tarok makes do with a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine producing 147 hors
  • The Mercedes-Benz GLB Correctly Answers a Question No One Was Asking

    When you hear that a new vehicle is called the “Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB,” you may groan as you wonder whether the world really needs yet another thin slice of the crossover pie. Of course it doesn’t. But if someone is going to keep slicing the pie anyway, the result really ought to be just like the GLB: funky, functional, and as Mercedes as it gets.
    Making its debut at the 2019 Shanghai auto show, the GLB is the go-anywhere, sporty middle brother to the smaller GLA crossover
  • Heart Transplant: The 2020 Ford Mustang Is Getting the Focus RS Engine

    Capacity utilization at Ford’s Valencia, Spain, engine factory gets a boost from the ’20 Mustang, as it will adopt the Focus RS engine for a new affordable performance version coming this fall. The RS’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four has been turned 90 degrees for the longitudinal, rear-drive application, but don’t expect it to be called RS—that’s already claimed in the segment by the Chevrolet Camaro. Instead, the car will go by the more ungainly 2020 Ford Mu
  • 2019 Nissan Leaf

    The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus offers up to 226 miles of EPA-rated range, which makes this all-electric hatchback competitive with other long-range models such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia Niro EV. Last year the Leaf lineup received a redesigned exterior and interior, new active-safety features, and more battery capacity and...
  • Colorado could make winter tires, AWD, or chains mandatory on Interstate 70

    Motorists traveling through Colorado could face penalties this fall for traveling a section of Interstate 70 in winter without all-wheel drive, winter tires, or snow chains. The Colorado Sun reported Monday that a bill in the state would require drivers to have prepared for winter weather to travel on I-70 between Morrison and Glenwood Springs, a...
  • Block Out: The Squared-Off Infiniti Qs Inspiration Is Definitely Not a Conventional Sedan

    Infiniti is getting ready to unveil the latest concept in its Inspiration series. But this vehicle is more than just an idea; it previews a future production model. The Infiniti Qs Inspiration makes its official debut at Auto Shanghai next week, and the automaker has released a few photos of the sporty sedan ahead of the event.
    Without going into detail, Infiniti says the model features a low-mounted electrified powertrain and all-wheel-drive system. “The raised driving position offers a c
  • VW’s Atlas Basecamp Concept Makes Us Want an Atlas

    If you enjoy riding mountain bikes—or like burly-looking family haulers—VW has an Atlas concept headed to the New York auto show that was made for you. Based on an Atlas SEL Premium, the super SUV was designed with endurance mountain bikers in mind and features an Air Design custom body kit, a roof rack with bike mounts, and LED light bars up top and around back, and it’s been lifted, too.The Basecamp features matte Platinum Gray and Black Uni paint, as well as orange accents.
  • 2019 New York Auto Show Preview: The New Cars, Trucks, EVs, and Concepts to Expect

    If it’s April, the car-show calendar is all about NYC—and the 2019 New York Auto Show is very nearly upon us. This year’s media days are April 17 and 18 at the Javits Center in Manhattan, with the show open to the public from April 19–28. The show will play host to a number of new concept cars and new production cars, trucks, and SUVs from Genesis, Lincoln, Toyota, and more. Read on for a preview of the 2019 NYC debuts, and be sure to follow our live coverage from the sho
  • The Redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan Is Here and It’s Actually . . . Stylish?

    The temperature is rising, clouds dot the blue sky, and a gentle breeze is cruising through. We’re on a warm, sandy beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the Tortuga Music Festival is in full swing and the all-new 2020 Nissan Versa just made its debut.
    American country music singer Kane Brown introduces the all-new 2020 Nissan Versa at the Tortuga Music Festival.
    Adapting styling elements from its bigger siblings, the Maxima and Altima, this fully redesigned third-generation Versa seemi
  • 2020 Nissan Versa revealed: Honey, I shrunk the Altima

    Alongside country and rock musicians performing at the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nissan on Friday unwrapped its redesigned subcompact sedan. The 2020 Nissan Versa offers an unusual amount of safety and high-tech features for a subcompact sedan, which Nissan hopes will make it appeal to younger buyers. It'll go on sale...
  • 2020 Nissan Versa preview

    The 2020 Nissan Versa sedan borrows its streamlined styling from the Nissan Leaf electric car, but that’s about all the two small cars share. The 2020 Versa will go on sale in summer 2019 in S, SV, and SR trim levels and a choice of eight paint colors. For now, the Versa is only offered as a four-door sedan; it’s not clear if a...
  • 2020 Nissan Versa

    The 2020 Nissan Versa sedan borrows its streamlined styling from the Nissan Leaf electric car, but that’s about all the two small cars share. The 2020 Versa will go on sale in summer 2019 in S, SV, and SR trim levels and a choice of eight paint colors. For now, the Versa is only offered as a four-door sedan; it’s not clear if a...
  • The Very Last C7 Chevrolet Corvette Ever Will Be Sold in June

    At last, we know when we’ll see the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. A photo of a camouflaged prototype Chevrolet posted on Instagram revealed that the eighth-generation model will debut on July 18. But a few weeks before that, the final seventh-generation Corvette will hit the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast sale.
    The sale takes place on June 28. The farewell model will be a black 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, meaning it will deliver 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of tor

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