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2020 Hyundai Venue first drive, Jessi Combs' speed record, UAW-GM update: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Hyundai Venue (Australian spec)2020 Hyundai Venue first drive review With the 2020 Venue, Hyundai finds a niche below the Kona for first-time crossover buyers who want rugged style and slim prices. But can it pass the utility test? By the numbers: UAW-GM strike enters second week The second week of the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors could lead to mounting...

By the numbers: UAW-GM strike enters second week

GM's Mary Barra visits Ft. WayneMonday marks a week since UAW-represented workers at General Motors initiated a strike over the two parties' inability to reach an agreement over several issues, including wages, healthcare costs, and preserving existing jobs. UAW workers walked out after their contracts expired on Sunday, September 15. 7 It has been seven days since the strike...

First drive: The 2020 Hyundai Venue sets a small but splashy stage

2020 Hyundai Venue (Australian spec)I struggle with sentience while a hotel clerk tells me there are four Australian accents: university, city, Western Australia, and everywhere else. None of them make sense at 9 a.m., not after a 24-hour ride over the ocean for a first drive in the 2020 Hyundai Venue. Hyundai chose Australia’s Sunshine Coast for this first drive because Oz is...

2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford EscapeThe 2020 Ford Escape crossover SUV whistles into a new model year with three distinct personalities. There’s the thrifty turbo-3 model, an engaging turbo-4 hustler, and a hybrid (and plug-in hybrid) for anyone with strong feelings about visiting the Wawa more than once a week (we recommend the donuts). This Escape flips and reverses its...

How active safety features work, 2.3 Mustang handles a 5.0, Amazon places huge Rivian order: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS automatic emergency braking for pedestrian protection testWhat are active safety features and how do they work? From automatic emergency braking to lane keeping assist, active safety features are confusing drivers even as they come in more vehicles. 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid overview The 2020 Ford Escape compact crossover hybrid is poised to hit a fuel-economy high. Tesla Model 3 finally earns top safety...