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Self-driven design: Even IKEA has autonomous vehicle concepts now

IKEA Space10 Autonomous Cafe ConceptThough it’s likely you won’t be able to buy an autonomous car from IKEA and assemble it at home anytime soon, the Swedish home goods and furniture giant debuted several wacky self-driving car concepts Tuesday. The vehicles, of which there are seven designed by Space10, IKEA’s in-house research and development firm, imagine a...

2019 Chevrolet Blazer back from the dead, will cost $29,995 to start

2019 Chevrolet BlazerThe 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will cost a hair under $30,000 when it returns to dealers later this year, Chevy said Tuesday. The 2019 Blazer is more crossover and less SUV than its predecessor, which was last sold in the U.S. in 2005. The new Blazer will come standard with a 2.5-liter inline-4 rated at 193 horsepower that sends power to the front...

2019 Honda Civic adds active safety tech, price climbs to $20,345

2019 Honda CivicAt $20,345 to start, the 2019 Honda Civic costs about $500 more than last year's model thanks to a suite of active safety tech that's newly standard, the automaker said Monday. Every 2019 Civic includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control—features that cost about $1,000 last year. That's good news...

Toyota and Android, 2019 Mercedes A-Class driven, Flooded electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota Land CruiserToyota reportedly will add Android Auto to its cars Good news, Android fans. A Bloomberg report Monday said that Toyota and Google have reached an agreement that will see Android Auto compatibility appear in the automaker's cars in the future. Mitsubishi recalls 67,000 crossover SUVs to fix faulty active safety tech Mitsubishi last week issued two...

2019 Fiat 124 Spider

2019 Fiat 124 SpiderWith the 124 Spider, Fiat grabs bits of its sports-car heritage from the 1960s and applies them lightly to a Mazda MX-5 Miata chassis. Drop in a turbo-4, tune the handling just so and–ecco!–the Spider’s reborn. Built in Japan, massaged via remote from Italy, the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider does what the Miata does, with slight...