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British hospital uses miniature cars to ease kids' worries ahead of surgery

Toy cars for children patients at British hospitalThe last place kids want to spend time is in the hospital, but one medical center in Britain has a fleet of miniature cars to help kids keep their minds off of surgery. The BBC reported on the mini cars used at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, highlighting a frequent visitor named Alfie. Alfie requires constant medical...

2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul First DriveThe 2020 Kia Soul hatchback scopes in its target audience by aiming at the fringes. Outre style, light-up speakers, and a low price speak to periphery shoppers who don’t mind trading style for substance. The Soul’s secret? Its hatchback practicality, fuel-efficient powertrains, and quiet ride are right down Broadway for many buyers...

2019 Chevrolet Camaro

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE first driveForget what you know about the Camaro’s pony car and muscle car past. The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is now a full-fledged sports car. Based on an architecture shared with Cadillac, the Camaro is light and nimble, and it offers a variety of powertrains that vary from perky to thunderous. It even rides pretty well for a sports car, though the...

2019 Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac CT6 sedans get brief stay of execution

2019 Chevrolet ImpalaGeneral Motors said Friday that it won't discontinue two of its full-size sedans this summer as the automaker had originally planned. The big cars will continue to be built until early next year instead. Last fall, GM said that it planned to close its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan this summer. The automaker said in a statement that...

Refreshed 2020 Volvo XC90 crossover SUV adds Android Auto, rear captain's chairs

2020 Volvo XC90The 2020 Volvo XC90 set to make its public debut at next month's 2019 Geneva Motor Show doesn't deviate much from the current model, but it gains some worthwhile tech and adds second-row captain's chairs to its roster of options. Volvo unveiled the 2020 XC90 Friday and confirmed to The Car Connection that it will go on sale later this year in the...