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2020 Honda Insight hybrid sedan gets $135 price bump, efficiency stays the same

2019 Honda InsightThe mighty frugal Honda Insight returns for the 2020 model year, though shoppers will be met with a $135 price hike. Honda said on Monday the hybrid sedan will cost $23,860 after a $930 destination charge. Aside from a new Platinum White Pearl exterior color available, no options or standard features change for the 2020 model year. Those kicking...

Sticking around, VW redesigns 6-speed manual transmission

VW MQ281 6-speed manual transmissionVolkswagen isn't prepared to say goodbye to the manual transmission and debuted its redesigned 6-speed unit Monday. The brand said the redesigned manual transmission focuses on efficiency and shaving carbon dioxide production while driving. Total, the gearbox will help save up to 5 grams per kilometer driven, depending on the engine application...

2019 Subaru Outback and Legacy models recalled for faulty welds

2019 Subaru OutbackA small number of 2019 Subaru Outback and its sedan cousin, the Subaru Legacy, will be recalled. According to information Subaru filed with the NHTSA on July 11, the Japanese automaker is recalling 2,107 Outback and Legacy models. Legacy sedans and Outback wagons share a similar skeleton and are produced at the same production facility. The recall...

2020 Chrysler Voyager starts low, Aston Martin Valkyrie aims high, classic Mini with an EV twist: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Chrysler Voyager2020 Chrysler Voyager van will cost $28,480 The revived Chrysler Voyager minivan costs less than rivals from Toyota and Honda, but lacks standard active safety features found on many other vans. 2020 Lincoln Navigator adds smartphone key, active safety features to luxury SUV Lincoln's luxury hauler adds new standard features including heated and...

Ford recalling 8K Ranger pickups for seat belt defect

2019 Ford RangerSome 2019 Ford Ranger pickups will be recalled for a seat belt defect. The automaker said Friday it will recall 7,580 Ranger extended-cab models for a right-front seat belt assembly issue. The recall only affects Ranger SuperCab models. Trucks that feature the faulty seat belts may not hold passengers in place properly in a crash, which may...