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GM moves from cars to bicycles, introduces ARIV e-bike brand for Europe

ARĪV eBike from General MotorsGeneral Motors largely exited the European new-car market in 2017, but it's now introduced a new brand that has nothing to do with traditional automobiles: ARIV. The automaker's (or should we say bikemaker's) e-bike brand was unveiled last week and will be available in Meld and Merge models soon in Europe. Ironically, many global...

2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck will cost $35,090 to start

2019 Ram 2500, 2019 Detroit auto showThe least expensive version of the redesigned 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck will cost $350 more than the outgoing model, the truckmaker said Tuesday. For $35,090 including a mandatory (and hefty) $1,695 destination charge, the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Tradesman trim level in regular-cab configuration with a long bed includes a 6.4-liter V-8 gas...

2020 Kia Telluride mpg, Ford Focus ST revealed, Ford Explorer Hybrid priced: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia Telluride2020 Kia Telluride crossover SUV rated as high as 23 mpg combined Fuel-economy ratings for the 2020 Kia Telluride show that the automaker's biggest crossover SUV won't exactly be frugal, but it'll be on par with its big crossover SUV rivals. Buick Cascada on the chopping block as automaker scales back its car lineup Convertible fans have just a...

Audi unveils new tech to ride "wave" of green lights

Audi traffic light recognitionAsk many commuters around downtown Denver and they'll acknowledge that catching the "South Broadway wave" is great, but it has nothing to do with the landlocked state's surf scene. That's because Denver's timed traffic lights along the major thoroughfare generally expedite traffic leaving downtown toward the southern neighborhoods and suburbs. On...

Buick Cascada on the chopping block as automaker scales back its car lineup

2019 Buick CascadaConvertible fans have just a few more months to buy one of the last American-brand droptops. Buick last week confirmed a long-running rumor that it will discontinue its Cascada convertible after the 2019 model year. The 2019 Buick Cascada is the only front-wheel-drive convertible from a Detroit automaker and one of just a handful of four-seat...