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Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata’s fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks ago, the firstRead More

2017 Audi Q7, 2017 Chevy Trax, 2017 Chevy Camaro 1LE: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2017 Audi Q7 Review The 2017 Audi Q7 gets a rakish new sport-wagon look, a finely detailed, tech-savvy interior, and serious chassis advancements underneath—including a dramatic weight loss, available rear-wheel steering, and a plug-in hybrid version. 2017 Chevrolet Trax Review After just a couple years onRead More

Volvo V60 Vs. Audi Allroad: Compare Cars

The Volvo V60 and Audi Allroad are two examples of an all-but-vanished segment, the European wagon. Each maker offers SUVs of about the same footprint–taller, bulkier, and less fuel-efficient–but these are old-school wagons derived from sedans. The V60 is a recent addition to Volvo’s line, though the S60 sedan thatRead More

Audi RS Q3 Performance: more power for hot crossover

Range-topping model adds 27bhp and 11lb ft to Audi’s characterful five-cylinder to enable BMW M3-aping performance Audi has injected more power into the 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine of its hottest crossover with the new RS Q3 Performance. The Performance model produces a peak of 362bhp, along with 343lb ft producedRead More

2015 Audi Q5, Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled

Some of you may have seen the headline above and thought, “Oh, Volkswagen must’ve finally figured out how to fix some of its 3.0-liter diesels”. But no, those plans were only submitted to the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday, and it’ll be a while before they’re approved (or possibly,Read More

Deadline: Volkswagen Has To Submit Plan To Fix Audi, Porsche, VW Diesels Today

Today is an important day for Volkswagen. It’s the deadline for the automaker to submit another set of repair plans to the California Air Resources Board — plans to bring 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels in line with emissions regulations. As you might recall, Volkswagen already proposed fixes forRead More

2016 Honda HR-V, VW Dieselgate Update, Audi Q6 e-tron: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Honda HR-V Review Get ready for a pint-sized invasion. This is shaping up to be the Year of the Small Crossover SUV, with new entries from Mazda, Fiat, Chevy, Jeep–and Honda, in the form of the 2016 HR-V. Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: Shareholders Sue, South KoreaRead More

Young Driving Less, 2016 Toyota Corolla, 2017 Audi R8: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Study: Folks Under 55 Are Increasingly Less Likely To Drive It may be a cliche, but it’s one that’s been confirmed by study after study: younger Americans just aren’t that interested in driving. 2016 Toyota Corolla Review The 2016 Toyota Corolla is this year’s version ofRead More

Audi Q5 Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC: Compare Cars

The Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are two luxury utility vehicles that seem perfectly sized and designed for couples or smaller families. Both measure around 183 inches long, with interiors that could be considered mid-size by some assessments, and offer a range of powertrain choices and luxury upgrades. And withRead More

2016 Porsche 911, 2016 Audi Q2, 2016 Toyota Prius: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Porsche 911 Review The 2016 Porsche 911 is one of just a few sports cars that, for decades, has managed to simultaneously preserve its own unique style and lineage and yet provide performance that’s remained near the head of the pack. 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee,Read More

2012-2013 Audi A6, A7 Recalled To Fix Airbag Problem

Volkswagen Group of America has announced a recall of more than 21,000 Audi A6 and A7 vehicles from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from electrical flaws that could prevent airbags from deploying during collisions. The problemsRead More

Autonomous Car Update, 3-Series Vs. C-Class, 2017 Audi Q7: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Autonomous Car Update: California’s New Rules, Google Spinning Off Car Company, Elon Musk Tweets Over the past 24 hours, there’s been an abundance of news about autonomous cars. Here’s a recap of the three most notable items, involving California’s long-awaited announcement of self-driving car rules, Google’sRead More