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2019 Subaru Forester driven, Trump's new Beast limo, VW Microbus revived: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester2019 Subaru Forester first drive review: Backwoods solitude Deep in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, which covers more than half a million acres, American forestry was born over a century ago.
 Maintaining the dense old-growth forest takes patience and a close attention to detail. Disturbing its...

VW looks back to TDI for pricing on upcoming electric vehicles

VW Electric for AllVolkswagen, as it develops several vehicles on its new modular electric platform (MEB) and plans dozens more, is looking past Tesla and aiming to go “Electric for All.” The affordability that once made the automaker famous with the original Beetle, the Type 2 "Microbus," and tens of millions of Golfs, Jettas, and other models over...

2019 Subaru Forester first drive review: Backwoods solitude

2019 Subaru ForesterDeep in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, which covers more than half a million acres, American forestry was born over a century ago.
 Maintaining the dense old-growth forest takes patience and a close attention to detail. Disturbing its countless habitats could send waves of change through its...

2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru ForesterThe 2019 Subaru Forester sweats the small stuff. A redesign for 2019 keeps the plucky crossover SUV’s virtues such as a spacious interior, good fuel economy, and plentiful safety tech intact, but improves the experience in countless ways. The 2019 Forester’s interior has an upscale feel with pockets and storage bins for just about...

Amazon rolls out Echo Auto for Alexa voice-activated capability in almost any car

Amazon Echo Auto Amazon announced Thursday the launch of Echo Auto, an in-car device that brings the familiar Alexa system to your car. Though many new vehicles now offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, Amazon has been late to the game. The Seattle-based tech giant is attempting to catch up by bringing its familiar in-home software to the many drivers...