What’s New @ The Car Connection

1.3M Ford Focus compact cars recalled over stall risk Ford on Wednesday said that it plans to recall nearly 1.3 million compact cars to address an emissions system component that can cause engines to stall. Hyundai Santa Fe: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee With its sharp styling, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe stands out […]

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Lynk & CO ‘gears’ up for U.S.

Lynk & CO’s launch of the 03 at Fuji Speedway in Japan, above included test drives on the Formula One circuit, a fashion show, fog machines, stunt drivers and a helicopter flyover. Photo credit: HANS GREIMEL OYAMA, Japan — In its long-shot bid to crack the U.S. auto market, Lynk & CO is contemplating an […]

admin 27 October, 2018 0

2019 Kia Rio lineup sliced, diced, priced from $16,195

Shoppers looking at the pint-size 2019 Kia Rio won’t have as many choices to make this year. The 2019 Rio lineup shrinks from six to three trim levels, and last year’s standard manual transmission is no longer part of the picture. Priced from $16,195, including a mandatory $895 destination charge, the Rio LX costs about […]

Tenneco to close 2 plants amid ride control restructuring

Ride control and emissions systems supplier Tenneco Inc. said it will close plants in Ontario and Hartwell, Ga., as it restructures its North American ride control operations. The supplier expects to begin transferring work to its ride control facility in Kettering, Ohio, this year, the company said in a statement on Friday. Complete closure of […]

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BMW to recall 44,000 diesel cars, crossover SUVs in U.S.

A coolant leak that could lead to a fire prompted BMW to recall about 1.5 million cars globally, including about 44,000 in the U.S. The recall addresses a faulty exhaust gas recirculation component that’s part of the emissions and cooling system in diesel-fueled BMWs. In South Korea, officials asked BMW diesel drivers to park their […]

BorgWarner Q3 earnings rise despite headwinds

CEO Fred Lissalde: “We expect to outgrow the market in 2018.” Engine and drivetrain supplier BorgWarner Inc. expects to continue to outperform the new-vehicle market — partly by ramping up its business in hybrids and electric vehicles — despite lower-than-expected production by global automakers overall, and the effect of new international tariffs, the company said […]

admin 25 October, 2018 0

Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

Pickup trucks that double as family haulers are nothing new. With its comfortable ride, strong mild-hybrid engine options, and first-class interior, the 2019 Ram 1500 makes other full-size trucks feel like yesterday’s chuck wagons. Ram knows that truck buyers are fiercely loyal. They make Cubs and Red Sox fans seem wishy-washy. To bring them into […]

Jamie Butters joins Automotive News in new role of content officer

DETROIT — Jamie Butters has joined Automotive News in the new role of chief content officer. The move positions Butters to succeed Richard Johnson when he retires as editor of the weekly print edition on March 1, 2019. Johnson, 65, joined Automotive News in 1984, has been a bureau chief in Frankfurt and Tokyo, and […]

admin 24 October, 2018 0

What’s New @ The Car Connection

One of these will be The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2019 What shoppers consider a “family car” has evolved considerably since the early days of horseless carriage. Today, families are as likely to load kids and gear into pickup trucks as they are mid-size sedans or three-row crossover SUVs. Ford becomes first automaker […]

Nvidia’s first autonomous safety report promotes simulations

In a new report, Nvidia joined a growing set of companies to release a voluntary safety self-assessment under guidelines set by NHTSA. The chip maker’s report is the first from a supplier of automated drive technology hardware and development infrastructure, rather than a company developing a self-driving car. The report focuses on safe development practices […]

admin 23 October, 2018 0