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Self-driving cars, 2018 Ram 1500, Dieselgate updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Ram 1500 Tungsten EditionNew study of self-driving cars puts Google at the back of the pack Every few months, we learn a bit more about the state of self-driving cars and who’s winning the race to bring them to market. Depending on the criteria being used, the rankings can shift pretty dramatically, as we can see in a new report from Germany’s Cologne Institute for…
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Spot the Improvements! 2018 Chevrolet Corvette and Z06 Receive Minor Updates

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 edition

While we all wait, patiently and otherwise, for the Chevrolet Corvette lineup’s mighty 2018 ZR1 to appear, the regular Corvette and Z06 models dive into 2018 with a minimum of changes and a neat Carbon 65 special edition. Don’t worry, a 455-hp 6.2-liter V-8 is still standard on the Stingray, while the Z06’s 650-hp supercharged V-8 hasn’t gone anywhere, either.

Starting with the Stingray, Chevrolet has upped the standard wheel package an inch in diameter to 19-inch fronts and 20-inch rears, added five new wheel choices overall, and broken out the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension as a stand-alone option. (Previously, it was bundled with the Z51 performance package or a separate appearance package.) Exciting stuff, we know, but wait until you hear about the higher-resolution feed from the backup camera, the “enhanced head-up-display rotation setting,” and the handful of new interior and exterior color combinations.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 edition

For the Z06, the story is much the same, with new wheels (including one with a yellow stripe!) and more comprehensive data points (including individual wheel speeds, suspension movements, yaw rate, and intake air and ambient air temperatures) for the optional Performance Data recorder. Like the Stingray, the Z06 receives a better backup-camera feed, improved head-up-display adjustability, and new color choices inside and out.



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That’s not a big list, but at least it’s accompanied by not-big year-over-year price hikes. Chevrolet is charging customers just $ 45 more for a Stingray or a Z06 for 2018, bringing those models’ base prices to $ 56,490 and $ 80,490.

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GMC updates Canyon lineup with new V-6, additional trim levels

2017 GMC Canyon DenaliGMC’s successful re-entry into the midsize pickup market has been expanded for 2017. A new 3.6-liter V-6 replaces last year’s same size unit, while a pair of trim package offer buyers even more choices than before. First, let’s talk about the new V-6. It’s mated exclusively to an 8-speed automatic that replaces last year’s 6-speed unit. Although…
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