The Car Connection News Feed

The Car Connection News Feed
Latest news, reviews, and more from around the High Gear Media network of sites
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2018 Ford Mustang

4 hours 8 min ago
The 2018 Ford Mustang is America’s muscle car. Available with four or eight cylinders, in coupe or convertible form, and boasting a track-ready Shelby model, this two-door, rear-drive icon saunters into 2018 with some mild style updates, new transmission and suspension features, a digital display. Left on the cutting-room floor: the...
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2019 Jeep Cherokee, Bullitt Mustang, Fisker EMotion: What’s New @ The Car Connection

4 hours 9 min ago
2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better to drive and less polarizing to look at. 2019...
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2019 Jeep Cherokee preview

4 hours 12 min ago
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee represents the first significant change to the popular compact crossover since its polarizing redesign in 2014. But alongside the more conservative looks, there's a new turbocharged engine and small interior refinements, all aimed at helping the Jeep climb higher—figuratively and literally. Style and Performance The...
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview

5 hours 1 min ago
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. And there are some major changes that make the 2019 Jetta ride and handle like the pint-size luxury sedan it once was. First, some inside baseball. The 2019 Jetta now rides on the same, sophisticated...
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2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged

13 hours 9 min ago
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better to drive and less polarizing to look at. Jeep is retaining the current Cherokee’s two engines...
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2019 Kia Forte tricked out to tune of 35 mpg

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:19
The 2019 Kia Forte channels its sporty Stinger big brother to bring its good looks to the masses. The redesigned compact sedan's new proportions see it look more hunkered down—and maybe that's about where the similarities end. The new Forte broke cover Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. Where the Stinger is a rear-drive sports car...
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2019 Ford Ranger video preview

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:51
It's hard to believe that Ford, the truck leader for four decades, hasn't had a mid-size pickup since 2011. Well, now the Ranger rides again. The Ranger never actually went away. Our Ranger is actually based on a global truck that's been around since 2009, but Ford has beefed it up for our North American tastes. Under the hood is one powertrain...
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2019 Hyundai Veloster preview

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:05
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is the unexpected redesign of one of the odder hatchbacks on the market. Coming at a time when consumers are clamoring for more crossovers and SUVs, the lifestyle-focused Veloster continues on with its odd spare door, but gains more power, enhanced technology, and refined style. The 2019 Veloster also serves as Hyundai's...
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2019 Hyundai Veloster gets new look, lots more tech

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:05
The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit blends familial features from the Sonata sedan and Elantra GT wagon with its own stylish, odd-ball form. It all seems like a rehash of yesterday's news until you consider the new Veloster N, a high-performance model that's the first...
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Acura RDX Prototype previews 2019 model due this year

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:20
Everything is turning up SUVs and turbos nowadays, and that's just fine with Acura. Honda's luxury brand has been successful with its compact RDX crossover, and judging by the RDX Prototype it unveiled Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show, it plans to continue down that road. What's bound to be the 2019 Acura RDX is an American product designed...
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Toyota and Apple, 2019 Mercedes G-Class, Toyota Avalon Hybrid: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:30
Toyota to debut Apple CarPlay integration with 2019 Avalon Toyota's flagship four-door sedan will also be its first model in North America to offer integration for Apple iPhones. It's been a long time coming. 2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers Full-size pickups have becoming living rooms and aircraft...
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Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator named 2018 North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:14
The 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck Awards announced on Monday at the 2018 Detroit Auto show went to two luxury vehicles and one mainstream sedan. The 2018 Honda Accord, 2018 Volvo XC60, and 2018 Lincoln Navigator were the big winners this year. The winners were selected from a group of 29 vehicles, including 11 cars and 15 utilities...
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Toyota to debut Apple CarPlay integration with 2019 Avalon

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:06
Toyota's flagship four-door sedan will also be its first model in North America to offer integration for Apple iPhones. It's been a long time coming. Until the Monday debut of the 2019 Toyota Avalon at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the Japanese automaker had resisted allowing smartphone operating systems access to its infotainment systems, citing...
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2019 Toyota Avalon preview

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:41
The 2019 Toyota Avalon blurs the line between mainstream and luxury. This full-size sedan is Toyota's flagship, and if not for its badges, it could be a Lexus. The 2019 Avalon might be lower-slung than its predecessor, but its high-tech interior and available luxury features make its spec sheet read more like a Lexus than a Toyota. Arriving in...
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2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:01
Full-size pickups have becoming living rooms and aircraft carriers, simultaneously hauling people and a flotilla of toys, campers, gear, and cargo. The 2019 Ram 1500, unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims to do it all. The new Ram is lower, longer, wider, and more luxurious, equipped with an available...
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2019 Ram 1500 preview

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:01
The 2019 Ram 1500 isn't just a redesigned full-size pickup, it's also a rethink for the truckmaker. The new pickup truck from Ram represents a nearly complete overhaul from top to bottom, complete with more interior space, tech, and a mild-hybrid system that leads the charge for the Detroit Three. The 2019 Ram 1500 was unveiled at the 2018 North...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class preview

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:00
A typical car is redesigned every few years. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 is not a typical car. Not by a long shot. Four decades after the civilian version first went on sale with agricultural users in mind, the G-Class has finally been redesigned initially as the G550 and with more variants to follow. Today, its buyers are far more likely to brave...
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta revealed: VW's sedan hits the gym for bigger body, sharper looks

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:00
With the Dieselgate dust starting to settle, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta made its first appearance Sunday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The latest iteration of Volkswagen's bestselling U.S. model features a design that’s only slightly more aggressive than that of its predecessor, with an angular front grille that supports Audi-esque...
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta preview

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:00
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is everything we would expect from the German builder of people's cars. It's comfortable, roomy, and pleasant—but above all, this redesigned model is very conservative. For the 2019 Jetta, Volkswagen has switched its compact four-door over to the far more sophisticated architecture that underpins its Golf hatchback...
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Ranger rides again: Ford introduces 2019 Ranger in Detroit

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 06:22
It went away in 2011 but now it's back. At the Detroit auto show, Ford revealed the 2019 Ranger pickup, following the industry back to the mid-size segment it seemingly abandoned almost a decade ago. The new Ranger is based on an international truck that has been available even before the old one went away, but it's been optimized for the North...
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