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2019 Hyundai Veloster

2019 Hyundai Veloster TurboThe 2019 Hyundai Veloster gives asymmetry a second chance. It’d have been easy to drop the sporty Veloster hatchback from the lineup, as crossovers take over the Hyundai brand. But the Veloster brings in buyers who might find a Civic Coupe alluring, or a VW Golf enticing. It’d have been even easier to add a fourth door to the 2019...

2019 Porsche Cayenne

2019 Porsche Cayenne TurboThe Porsche Cayenne heaps astonishing performance into its tall-wagon crossover body. It’s a formula once thought to be heresy; now it’s old hat. Now it’s in its third generation, and thanks to a smartly re-engineered cabin and a trio of powertrains, the 2019 Cayenne earns a score of 8.0 overall. (Read more about how we rate...

Tesla Model 3 safety, Volkswagen California camper, Bitcoin vs. Tesla: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Tesla Model 32018 Tesla Model 3 scores "Superior" rating for its crash-avoidance tech Though it hasn't yet been subjected to instrumented crash-testing, the Tesla Model 3 has aced its first safety assessment. Proposal to roll back fuel economy standards could reach White House next week The U.S. Department of Transportation could make its proposal to soften...

2018 Tesla Model 3 scores "Superior" rating for its crash-avoidance tech

2018 Tesla Model 3Though it hasn't yet been subjected to instrumented crash-testing, the Tesla Model 3 has aced its first safety assessment. On Tuesday, the IIHS said that it gave the Model 3 electric car its highest rating of "Superior" in its front crash prevention tests and an “Acceptable” rating for its headlights which produced some glare while set...

Proposal to roll back fuel economy standards could reach White House next week

2018 Toyota PriusThe U.S. Department of Transportation could make its proposal to soften new car fuel economy standards public by the end of the month, two officials briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The Transportation Department's proposal, which Reuters says could reach President Donald Trump's desk next week, is said to shelve Obama-era standards and freeze...