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2019 Toyota RAV4 first drive review: Reaching new heights

2019 Toyota RAV4Traffic on California’s winding, tourist-riddled Highway 1 creeps along on a Tuesday morning in November. I’m in a 2019 Toyota RAV4 and I’m stuck behind a wandering Mustang with Nevada plates, almost certainly a rental, and I watch in vain as its occupants snap photos of the Pacific. It’s a slow enough pace for me to...

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4An overdue redesign gives the 2019 Toyota RAV4 mini-SUV looks, but peel back its angular styling cues and it remains a pavement-pounding crossover more adept at taming the Target parking lot than climbing to base camp. With the 2019 RAV4, Toyota has a solidly competitive crossover SUV, albeit one that doesn’t outdo its competitors in some...

Apple co-founder not sold on self-driving cars

Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]Based on his experience with his Tesla, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said last week that doesn't believe fully self-driving cars are possible in the near-term. Wozniak told CNBC in an interview published last week he initially hoped Apple would be first to launch a self-driving car, but added that he now doesn't "believe in auto-driving cars"...

Nissan executive woes, Ford new car smell, EPA's heavy truck smog restrictions: What's New @ The Car Connection

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn at 2016 New York Auto Show roundable discussionNissan says CEO Carlos Ghosn lied about salary, misused company money Nissan said Monday that an internal investigation revealed group CEO Carlos Ghosn allegedly lied to investors about his salary and used company resources for personal expenses. Apple co-founder not sold on self-driving cars Based on his experience with his Tesla, Apple...

Nissan says CEO Carlos Ghosn lied about salary, misused company money

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with GM's Larry Nitz at 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV debut  [photo: Gary Lieber]Nissan said Monday that an internal investigation revealed group CEO Carlos Ghosn allegedly lied to investors about his salary and used company resources for personal expenses. The company that Ghosn is widely credited as saving in the 1990s reportedly will ask for his ouster Thursday. Nissan issued a statement Monday and said the executive has...