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Automakers roll out payment relief options for federal workers

2019 Toyota RAV4 HybridA handful of automakers' finance arms allow those affected by the U.S. government shutdown to defer payments they're making on their cars. Toyota announced its program for federal employees on Jan. 2. Drivers who purchased or leased their vehicle through Toyota Financial Services or Lexus Financial Services may be eligible for up to two months of...

Cheap thrills: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to cost $33,495

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 2018On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz said that its new 2020 A-Class sedan will cost $33,495. Adding all-wheel drive to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A220 bumps the price $2,000 to $35,495. Either way, the A-Class is now the least-costly new Mercedes in the U.S. Both prices include a mandatory $995 destination charge. The A220 is the only model offered—for...

Climbing car prices, 2020 BMW 7-Series, Faraday Future's Saab story: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 BMW 7-SeriesU.S. auto dealer boss: Climbing car prices "unsustainable" National Automobile Dealer Association's CEO Peter Welch said Tuesday that climbing car prices will reach a point where they're not long sustainable. At the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Welch said that he fears more American buyers will be priced out of the market. Chinese...

US auto dealer boss: Climbing car prices "unsustainable"

Honda DealershipNational Automobile Dealer Association's CEO Peter Welch said Tuesday that climbing car prices will reach a point where they're not long sustainable. At the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Welch said that he fears more American buyers will be priced out of the market. Automotive News reported that the average new vehicle cost $35,377...

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2019 Alfa Romeo StelvioThe 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian brand’s first SUV, and the one it’s banking on to carry the sales torch. It blends Italian style, performance, and charm with luxury features, but early quality concerns warrant careful consideration. All things considered, the 2019 Stelvio receives a score of 6.6 overall. (Read more about how...