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What's New for 2022: Alfa Romeo

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:35
Alfa Romeo may just be getting started. Not long after the Italian performance brand returned to the U.S. in 2014, it seemed like its revival would be short-lived. Last year, the Italian luxury brand discontinued the 4C Spider, and speculation on the future of the Giulia sedan and related Stelvio compact crossover was bearish at best. Then parent...
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Tesla hikes price of Model 3, Model Y by $2,000

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 15:34
Tesla increased the price of the Model 3 compact sedan and related Model Y compact crossover this week. The base price of each electric vehicle increases by $2,000, and that follows a $1,000 price hike in July. The Performance trims of each model also increase by $1,000. The Model 3 Standard Range Plus with a single motor, rear-wheel drive, and...
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First drive: 2022 Lexus NX goes greener, techier

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 15:29
Driving the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport on a 40-mile loop into the Arizona desert quickly reveals what’s new about the brand’s compact crossover. For starters, I’m in the new NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid model—the brand’s first—that shares its powertrain with the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The other major...
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First drive review: 2022 Lexus NX goes greener, techier

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 05:30
Driving the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport on a 40-mile loop into the Arizona desert quickly reveals what’s new about the brand’s compact crossover. For starters, I’m in the new NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid model—the brand’s first—that shares its powertrain with the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The other major...
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2022 Lexus NX review

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 05:30
What kind of car is the 2022 Lexus NX? What does it compare to? The 2022 Lexus NX is a five-seat crossover SUV that’s been revamped for the new model year with a dramatic shape, a plug-in hybrid model, and a massive touchscreen-driven infotainment system. It’s a competitor for vehicles like the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, and Cadillac...
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2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 13:00
The redesigned Honda Ridgeline squares off against an old foe in the 2021 Ford Ranger. The challenge in deciding between these two mid-size trucks might be all the other new trucks coming to market, ranging from the small 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid to the electric 2022 Rivian R1T. The difference between the Ridgeline and Ranger seems simple: If you...
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2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Compare Trucks

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:00
The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz resurrect a small truck segment that had been dormant for more than a decade. Both of these crossover-based vehicles give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs that fill roads like construction zones in summertime. Despite their similarities—seating for...
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2022 Ford Maverick

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford Maverick? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ford Maverick joins Ford’s pickup family as its smallest, newest member. There’s not an ounce of feigned utility in the new Mav: it may be the only vehicle that can lure drivers out of other trucks and out of economy cars. With running gear shared by the...
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Hyundai Sonata recall indicates wrong direction

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 16:35
Certain Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedans are being recalled for a faulty turn signal indicating the opposite direction than intended, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. A software malfunction mixes up the turn signal, so vehicles of drivers intending to turn right might indicate the sedan is turning left. The malfunction affects more than 466,000...
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2022 GMC Hummer EV preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 16:03
GM will revive the Hummer nameplate in the 2022 model year with the GMC Hummer EV, an all-electric pickup truck with a 0-60 mph time in the three-second range and a price tag of more than $100,000. Lower priced models will follow for subsequent model years and so will an SUV. The Hummer brand became part of the GM lineup at the turn of the...
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Review update: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve grows for the family

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 13:00
After nearly 30 years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has finally grown to accommodate those who have grown up with it. The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee introduces a new model to the lineup known as the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. With a longer wheelbase and an adult-sized third row, the larger “L” variant is aimed squarely at families...
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2022 Rivian R1T, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee headline this week's new car reviews

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 16:30
Electric pickup trucks and redesigned iterations of classic SUVs filled The Car Connection's week of new car test drives and previews of forthcoming vehicles. Here's a look at the highlights. 2022 Rivian R1T review The R1T is the next iteration of the pickup truck, and its blend of futuristic yet traditional styling, on- and off-road performance...
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Skip the dealer: How to buy a Rivian R1T or R1S

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 14:54
The first Rivian R1T electric pickup trucks finally started rolling off the factory floor in Normal, Illinois, in mid-September, but they won't be heading to dealerships, now or later. Instead, Rivian follows a similar path as Tesla, Polestar, and other electric vehicle companies by forgoing the franchised dealer model and selling direct to...
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2022 Genesis GV70 and G70 earn Top Safety Pick+ honors

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 13:00
The 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact crossover and G70 luxury compact sedan both earned Top Safety Pick+ awards from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded safety agency announced on Thursday. A Top Safety Pick+ is considered to be the most rigorous safety recognition in the industry, and vehicles that qualify must earn top "Good" marks in all...
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What's New for 2022: Infiniti

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 14:00
Infiniti adds wireless Apple CarPlay to most of its 2022 lineup, and ditches the base Pure trim in many models to streamline its trim offerings. Nissan's luxury arm also had updated its big seller with a redesigned version of the 2022 QX60 three-row SUV, which follows the introduction of a coupe-like QX55 version of the QX50 compact crossover. It...
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Review update: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder shifts gears again, and tows with ease

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 13:00
Despite how it may have been marketed, the redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder isn't all-new. But it’s darn close. For 2022 nearly everything you can see, and most of what you can’t, has been overhauled, updated, or replaced to deliver a more refined driving experience and better value. With a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, the 2022 Nissan...
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