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2019 Chevrolet Blazer: SUV badge returns on mid-size crossover

2019 Chevrolet BlazerThe 2019 Chevrolet Blazer brings back a familiar badge to the GM brand's lineup, but reformats what's underneath. Chevy last sold a truck-based Blazer SUV in the 2005 model year. The new vehicle is a mid-size crossover SUV with front-drive roots, seating for five, and a base inline-4 engine. It slots between the Chevy Equinox and Traverse in GM's...

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

2019 Chevrolet BlazerReboots come in all shapes and sizes, from the kind found on TV and film, to the daily process you go through just to get your phone to receive voice mails. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a reboot, but the familiar nameplate won't return on a truck-based SUV. With the reformatted Blazer, Chevy will fill the niche in its lineup left between the...

Uber pushing for more electric car rides with driver bonuses, partnerships

2018 Nissan Leaf SLUber said it hears the future coming, and it's relatively quiet. This week the company announced a yearlong program to provide up to 5 million electric-vehicle (EV) rides through its ride-sharing app in a small number of North American cities. The so-called "EV Champions Initiative" will roll out in Austin, Texas; Los Angeles; Montreal;...

2018 VW Tiguan Limited to bow out

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan LimitedA lot can happen in 11 years. Or, in the case of the 2018 VW Tiguan Limited, not much at all. Speaking with Cars Direct, VW on Wednesday, a VW spokesman confirmed that the slow-selling, dated Tiguan Limited will be discontinued after the 2018 model year. Through the first five months of 2018, VW has sold just 7,732 Tiguan Limited crossover SUVs...

2019 Volvo S60 debuts, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata updates, 2019 Honda Insight video review: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volvo S602019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan first look: Carolina on its mind The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan that finally rolled across production floors Wednesday is significant for the automaker for several reasons. Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future Millions of jobs could be eliminated by driverless cars in the future...