Kia Rio Crash Tests, Rolls Royce Cullinan Driven, VW's Electric Car Pricing: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Kia Rio's added safety tech earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2018 Kia Rio is an award-winning car for safety according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash testers gave the Rio its Top Safety Pick+ award last week, although those top marks apply only to certain 2018 Rio trim levels.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Giulia recalled over fire risk

A control module that can allow exhaust system components to overheat prompted Alfa Romeo last week to recall its Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover SUV.

Toyota recalls 168,000 pickup trucks, SUVs, and sedans over airbag defect

An improperly programmed control unit that may prevent airbags from going off in a crash prompted Toyota last week to issue a recall for 168,000 vehicles.

 
2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

From Motor Authority:

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan first drive review: Tetonic shift

In Jackson, Wyoming, things get a little weird. More than a half a million people live in the entire state, most of them in modest small towns never far from staggeringly beautiful wilds.

Rear-wheel-drive BMW 8-Series is coming but don't count on a V-12

BMW's revived 8-Series arrives in showrooms in December but only in M850i xDrive coupe form, with prices confirmed to start at $112,895.

Feds look to loosen rules holding back self-driving car development

Companies in the self-driving car space have been clamoring for a loosening of road rules originally designed for cars with human drivers, which the companies say are impeding the development of the technology—the main one being the requirement for a human onboard at all times.

Volkswagen MEB platform architecture

Volkswagen MEB platform architecture

From Green Car Reports:

How will VW price its next-generation electric vehicles? Think TDI

Volkswagen says that it aims to make “electric vehicles for millions, not millionaires” with its next-generation EVs.

Circular economy: Magnets from old hard drives could wind up in EV motors

As some of the world’s largest automakers ramp up production for a generation of electric vehicles, the supply of one of the most important ingredients—rare-earth elements—is surely a cause for concern.

Where would you most like to see more public chargers installed? Take our Twitter poll

Public charging networks are booming.

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