Final Volkswagen Beetle leaves assembly plant in Mexico after storied run

11 Jul
Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plantThe Volkswagen Beetle has met the end of the road. This week, the final Beetle model will roll off the assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico. VW said Wednesday the last 2019 VW Beetle is a coupe finished in Denim Blue and will remain local to Mexico. After celebrations, the car will join the VW Museum in the city of Puebla—a fitting tribute...

More turbo, more money: 2018 Fiat 500 price hiked to $16,245

11 May
2018 Fiat 500Like an Italian grandmother's gnocchi recipe, the retro-styled Fiat 500 has required lots of tweaking over the years. For 2018, Fiat made more underhood muscle standard equipment and the automaker has correspondingly upped the subcompact hatchback's base price by a hefty $1,250 to $16,245. Å new turbocharged engine helps account for some of...

Despite rumors, 2019 Chevrolet Sonic to return to showrooms

7 May
2018 Chevrolet SonicDemand for crossovers and SUVs hasn't spelled the demise for one subcompact car despite rumors to the contrary. A Chevrolet spokesman told The Car Connection Monday that the bite-size Chevy Sonic will be on dealer lots for the 2019 model year. "Sonic will indeed be sold to both retail and fleet customers for 2019 model year," Chevrolet spokesman...

Revamped 2019 Mini Cooper proudly channels brand’s heritage

10 Jan
2019 Mini CooperIt's either kitsch or its cool. The 2019 Mini Cooper unveiled Tuesday ahead of its formal debut at next week's Detroit auto show proudly drapes itself in the Union Jack from head to tail. And by tail, we mean taillight. The 2019 Mini Cooper lineup's LED tailights now bear the iconic British flag. Otherwise, it's nearly indistinguishable from last...