Category: CARS VIDEOS

12 Nov by admin

Maven to allow non-GM vehicles on sharing platform

Maven plans to open its peer-to-peer car-sharing program to non-General Motors vehicles in mid-2019. Julia Steyn, vice president of GM Urban Mobility and Maven, made the announcement Monday during a presentation at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco. Since Maven launched peer-to-peer in July, about 40 percent of hand-raisers for the program have […]
12 Nov by admin

What’s New @ The Car Connection

Subaru Forester: The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2019 Some crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. 2020 Toyota Corolla to bow Nov. 15 With the debut next week of its […]
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World Omni and Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz captives lead in consumer financing satisfaction

Lincoln Automotive Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services tied as the highest ranked luxury-brand auto lenders in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study, while World Omni Financial Corp. ranked highest among mass-market brand customers, J.D. Power said Monday. The latest iteration of the annual study was overhauled substantially from years earlier to focus […]
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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 airbag deployment fix rolls out

In September, owners of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 began to voice concerns over side-curtain airbags that would deploy suddenly while he or she tackled light off-road trails. The brand said last week it finally has a fix for the airbag deployment issue. Chevrolet said last week that it will fix all Colorado ZR2s for free with […]
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electric motorcycling is on a charge

Full on-board charging takes 3 ¾ hours at 1800W and gives a minimum operating range of 100 miles, while an ingenious component mounting plate/heat sink arrangement permits technological upgrades to take place in situ. Though it might be argued that all this offers limited usability for an outlay of £40,000, the eV-Twin is engineered to […]
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NAAA boosts effort to recruit more technicians for auto auction industry

Bailey: Assumes leadership post A shortage of technicians is not just an issue facing dealers. Auction services, too, say good tech help is often hard to find. To that end, the National Auto Auction Association is contracting with CARS Recon Inc. to help member auctions recruit and hire technicians. At an auction’s request, CARS Recon […]
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2020 Toyota Corolla to bow Nov. 15

With the debut next week of its 2020 Corolla, Toyota will emphasize the global nature of its compact sedan. The 2020 Toyota Corolla will bow at the Guangzhou auto show in China on Thursday, and it’ll make a simultaneous appearance at a private media event in California. The first time the U.S. public will see […]
12 Nov by admin

Export scams and schemes create enforcement morass

On August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers visited two freight forwarders near Los Angeles. They were accompanied by Lou Koven, a special agent with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, and Terrill Bealey, an investigator with the California Highway Patrol’s Foreign Export and Recovery Team. They were looking for new vehicles that intelligence indicated were […]
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Toyota’s Lentz wields the ax as headquarters demands fatter profits

Facing an uncertain future as Toyota buckles down on costs around the world are, clockwise from top, the Prius C hybrid, Lexus RC coupe and subcompact Yaris. Photo credit: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS ILLUSTRATION TOKYO — Toyota’s North America CEO, Jim Lentz, is looking to chop unpopular nameplates from the U.S. lineup as bosses in Japan order […]
12 Nov by admin

Volvo, citing U.S.-China trade dispute, shuffles production plans

UPDATED: 11/8/2018 5:52 pm ET – adds details Gustafsson: “We’ll go at this change not with a smile, but we know what we need to do.” Photo credit: TOM WOROBEC DETROIT — Volvo Cars continues to shake up production plans for much of its lineup in an effort to dodge tariffs the U.S. and China […]