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Volvo cars can alert each other to road hazards

Volvo connected car safetyNew Volvos will harness cloud-based communication technology to alert each other about obstacles and road hazards ahead. Initially, the system launches across Europe for the 2020 model year. Volvo told The Car Connection that there are plans to introduce the feature to the U.S., but it was not ready to share timing. The connected-safety technology...

2020 Hyundai Sonata preview

2020 Hyundai SonataWith the new Sonata, Hyundai has returned to form. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata steps out of the current mid-size sedan’s anodyne shape and emerges this year with a racier spin to (possibly) recapture interest. The new sedan goes on sale this spring and will make its debut in North America at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Hyundai...

Audi expands new-car subscription service options

2019 Audi A4Audi's trial new-car subscription service now offers shoppers a less-expensive tier called Core Collection, the automaker said Tuesday. The trial program is only offered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and now includes two tiers priced at $995 and $1,495 per month. Previously, Audi offered just one $1,495 program. CHECK OUT: BMW's new subscription...

NY auto show wrapup, VW pickup truck, 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto ShowThe 13 most important cars of the 2019 New York auto show From three-row crossover SUVs to shapely mid-size sedans, the 2019 New York International Auto Show had an important new-car introduction for just about every kind of buyer Wednesday. 2020 Subaru Outback unveiled: Crossover SUV laces up with more tech, turbo power The redesigned 2020 Subaru...

2020 Toyota Highlander unveiled: Crossover SUV juices up with thrifty, 34-mpg hybrid

2020 Toyota Highlander, 2019 New York International Auto ShowWith the 2019 New York auto show debut Wednesday of its redesigned 2020 Highlander, Toyota hasn’t built the Prius of three-row crossover SUVs. The automaker’s 34-mpg combined fuel-economy estimate for the 2020 Highlander Hybrid comes close, however. That figure is a hefty 6 mpg higher than last year’s hybrid combined EPA test...