From The Car Connection:
2015 Lincoln MKC Priced From $33,995
Ford is working overtime to revitalize its Lincoln brand, and to automakers, nothing says "revitalize" quite like adding a compact crossover to their lineups. Enter the Lincoln MKC.2014 Infiniti Q50 Earns Five-Star Crash Safety Rating
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan has garnered another important accolade: a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA five-star rating is the government’s highest-possible vehicle safety rating.2014 Kia Sedona Gets NHTSA Five-Star Rating
The 2014 Kia Sedona minivan has earned the coveted five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2014 Sedona, mildly redesigned this year, joins the 2014 Kia Sorento crossover, which earned the five-star award earlier this year.From Motor Authority
:2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview
There's a new C-Class coming, and it's beautiful. It's also lighter, more powerful, with standard all-wheel drive, and packing several new high-tech safety features. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will make its official public debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.New MINI John Cooper Works Model Previewed With Detroit Concept
It was only a few weeks ago that MINI first revealed its all-new 2014 Cooper, the third generation of the modern MINI and the biggest one yet. Now MINI is giving us a preview of the upcoming John Cooper Works performance variant with a new concept set to debut next month at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.Front-Wheel-Drive BMW Revealed In New Spy Shots, Badged A 2-Series
BMW’s new front-wheel-drive model based on the handful of Active Tourer concepts revealed over the past year won’t be classified as a 1-Series, as was widely predicted, but will instead use the newly created 2-Series nameplate. We know this because an undisguised version of the upcoming car was spotted during an official photo shoot, and it was badged a 225i.
From Green Car Reports:
Volkswagen XL1 (European model), New York City, Dec 2013Enlarge Photo
Volkswagen XL1 138-MPG Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Drive Report
We didn't expect the Volkswagen XL1 to be as much fun to drive as it is. Which makes it doubly a shame that Volkswagen won't be selling its radically efficient, two-seat, plug-in diesel hybrid XL1 model in North America.Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt Range Loss In Winter: New Data From Canada
Just in time for the holiday-feast season, we now have published charts that detail the effect of cold weather on the battery range of Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt electric cars. Think "range shrinkage".Annual 10 Best Engines List: Diesels, Turbos, And Electric Too
You might think that a list of the best engines on sale would be dominated by screaming sports car engines or a muscular V-8 from the latest muscle car. And while it's true that both feature on the Wards Automotive list of its 2014 Ten Best Engines, as well as several other high-performance units, green engines are starting to make an impact these days too.___________________________________________Follow The Car Connection on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.