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Chinese automaker GAC to open U.S. in HQ, targets U.S. launch for 2020 or later

GAC Entranze concept, 2019 Detroit auto showChinese automaker GAC said at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit that it plans to establish a regional headquarters in California as it prepares to launch its cars in the U.S. as soon as 2020. GAC said it registered its North American sales operations in Irvine, California, Automotive News (subscription required) reported...

2019 BMW M2

2019 BMW M2The 2019 BMW M2 gets even more serious this year. It’s now called the BMW M2 Competition and commands even more attention with more power, better cooling, and active safety features. We like it even more now. It gets a 6.2 on our overall scale thanks to its power and precision on a track. Our colleagues at Motor Authority named it their Best...

Study: More than a third of Americans have used a ride-hail service

uberPOOL using commuter tax benefitsThe share of Americans that use ride-hailing services grew in the past three years, but the percentage of riders who use services such as Uber and Lyft daily has remained relatively flat. The results of a study conducted by the Pew Research Center published Jan. 4 showed 36 percent of U.S. adults used a ride-hailing app in 2018. The figure is up...

The most exciting cars at Detroit auto show, 2020 Toyota Supra debuts, VW to build electric cars in US: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Telluride, 2019 Detroit auto showThe 6 most exciting new cars at the 2019 Detroit auto show Few they may have been, but most of the new cars revealed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit were crucial for their brands. 2020 Kia Telluride debuts: Finally in the big crossover SUV game The 2020 Kia Telluride that debuted Monday at the 2019 North American...

Toyota's knocking on your door for your defective airbag

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e XLEToyota is eager to reach owners of vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators to alert them about free replacement, so much so that the automaker confirmed Monday that it will start knocking on doors. In an e-mail to The Car Connection, a Toyota spokesperson said that the automaker's representatives will visit some owners to schedule free...