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Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 lineup

2017 Audi A4Fans of three pedals should shift their attention away from Audi showrooms for the 2019 model year. The automaker said Friday that in response to weak demand it will no longer offer a manual transmission model in its U.S.-market lineup beginning next year. Audi confirmed to Car and Driver that it will pull the no-cost 6-speed manual option from...

2019 Ford Taurus

2019 Ford TaurusWe all forget a thing or two, so perhaps we should forgive Ford for dropping the ball on its full-size sedan. The 2019 Ford Taurus has been around for a while. The current model debuted 10 years ago, and even then its bones were derived from a decade-old Volvo platform. The years have not been kind to the Taurus, which is likely to disappear...

2019 Subaru Forester, Elon Musk, Swiss diesel emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs $25,270 to start, about $500 more than outgoing model The 2019 Subaru Forester crossover SUV will cost $25,270 when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Thursday. Top-of-the-line Touring versions will cost $35,270. All prices include a mandatory $975 destination fee. 2019 Nissan Sentra...

Kroger supermarkets jump into self-driving car grocery delivery in Arizona

Nuro self-driving car with Kroger grocery deliveryWith Waymo, Uber, and more testing all over the state, Arizona is a hotbed (pun intended) of self-driving car activity, and Kroger supermarkets said Thursday that it would be starting self-driving grocery delivery with partner Nuro at a single store in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona, according to Reuters. The announcement comes shortly...

2019 Subaru Forester compact SUV costs $25,270 to start, about $500 more than outgoing model

2019 Subaru ForesterThe 2019 Subaru Forester crossover SUV will cost $25,270 when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker announced Thursday. Top-of-the-line Touring versions will cost $35,270. All prices include a mandatory $975 destination fee. Base versions of the new Forester cost $560 more than last year's version, when similarly equipped. A 2018 Forester...