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2019 Volvo XC90

2019 Volvo XC90The 2019 Volvo XC90 revived the Swedish brand in the U.S. market with its combination of Scandinavian style, impressive technology, and versatile practicality. With luxury features on par with many more expensive competitors, we give it 7.3 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2019, the base all-wheel-drive XC90 get heated...

A new chapter: Cadillac to revive Book car subscription program later this year

2020 Cadillac XT6, 2019 Detroit auto showCadillac shut down its Book car subscription service last year, but the program won't be dead too much longer. Cadillac Chief Marketing Officer Deborah Wahl told Automotive News that a revived and modified Book by Cadillac 2.0 will launch by the beginning of the second quarter of 2019. The service was controversial from the start in that the...

Colorado becomes 11th state to adopt zero-emissions vehicle standards

Colorado license platesLast week, Colorado became the 11th state to require automakers to sell electric cars in the state to meet a specific quota tied to overall sales. Colorado is the first non-coastal state to adopt the policy. The 10 other states that mandate zero-emission vehicle regulations include California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New...

Google Maps adds speed limit info to Android Auto

Google Maps logoGoogle Maps has finally begun to roll out speed limit information for drivers using the application across the U.S. The additional feature is an unusual example of Google playing catch up since rival apps have shown drivers local speed limits for years. Engadget reported last Friday that speed limit info is now rolling out to users after an update...

Ram 1500 crash test, Next-gen Challenger, Tesla's latest layoffs: What's New @ The Car Connection

 2019 Ram 1500 North EditionIIHS: 2019 Ram 1500 aces crash tests but has subpar headlights The 2019 Ram 1500 aced the IIHS' slew of crash tests but missed out on its top award due to headlights that don't provide good coverage at night. Michigan puts digital license plates on the road Following their high-tech debut in California last year, Michigan's Secretary of State on...