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Fiat Chrysler proposes mega-merger with Renault in auto industry shakeup

Renault logo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logoFiat Chrysler Automobiles submitted a proposal Monday to merge with French automaker Renault in a multi-billion dollar deal that could create the world's third-largest automaker by volume. The equity offer would merge the automakers equally and combine complementary vehicle lineups together in an automaker that could produce up to 8.7 million cars...

2019 Hyundai Veloster recalled to fix doors that may open during crash

2019 Hyundai VelosterThe 2019 Hyundai Veloster coupe has been recalled to fix door latches that could open in the event of a crash. The fault was discovered during crash testing. Hyundai said Thursday that 12,438 Velosters are part of the recall, which will begin June 14. At fault are bad door latch housings and locking cables that could cause the driver's door to...

Lyft adds 911 call button, other app features in new rider-safety push

LyftLyft passengers will be able to dial 911 directly from the ride-sharing company's smartphone application. The company said Tuesday the in-app emergency service contact is one of several ways it aims to boost rider safety. Using the 911 feature within the Lyft app provides a police dispatcher crucial information such as exact location and the...

The Car Connection's Most Researched Cars of 2019

2019 Subaru ForesterWe the people of the carbuying public, in order to find a more perfect vehicle, shall be heard. Millions of our readers spoke last year and said: “We want a crossover.” We hear you. Last year, the most researched vehicles on The Car Connection—by a wide margin—were tall-riding SUVs and crossovers. DON'T MISS: The Car...

19K Honda, Acura models recalled for the second time to fix airbag inflators

2012 Honda AccordHonda and Acura recalled about 19,000 sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, and crossover SUVs to replace passenger-side airbag inflators that may have been installed improperly during an earlier recall. DON'T MISS: 119K 2019 Honda CR-V crossover SUVs recalled to fix airbags Each car was previously recalled due to defective airbag inflators made by...