Aston Martin's Future, Ford's New CEO, 2016 Fiat 500X: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 2, 2014
From The Car Connection:

Aston Martin Pins Future On New Platform, AMG Engines

Aston Martin may have a fresh product lineup, but all of its current models are underpinned by the same chassis--one that dates back to the Ford era.

Ford Confirms Alan Mulally's Retirement, Mark Fields' Promotion

After months of speculation, Ford has finally announced that Alan Mulally will be retiring as president and CEO effective July 1, and that COO Mark Fields will be stepping up to fill his shoes.

April 2014 Car Sales Stay Aloft, Thanks To Long-Term Loans

New-car sales in April added to this year's already strong performance, as nearly all the major manufacturers reported sales increases for the month.

2013 Audi Q5

2013 Audi Q5

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From Motor Authority:

First Details On The Next-Gen Audi Q5

Audi’s Q5 crossover has been on the market since the 2009 model year and received an update for 2013 to keep it looking fresh. However, development of a successor is well underway and we have some new details on the vehicle.

2016 Fiat 500X Spy Shots

Fiat will be launching an all-wheel-drive version of its acclaimed 500 hatch in an effort to capture a piece of the burgeoning subcompact crossover market. Today, we have our first spy shots of a prototype for the new crossover, which is expected to be called the 500X.

2015 Mazda MX-5 Priced From $24,765, 25th Anniversary Edition From $33,000

Mazda has launched a pre-order program for its 2015 MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition, which made its debut last month at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

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From Green Car Reports:

2014 BMW i3 Range-Extended Model Gets Full $2,500 CA Rebate For Electric Cars

It's clearly the week for news about the new and distinctive 2014 BMW i3 electric car. Yesterday, as the first cars arrived at dealers, we learned that it was rated at 81 miles of range (less than a 2014 Nissan Leaf's 84 miles), but operates at an unparalleled efficiency of 124 MPGe.

California To Use 1 Billion Gallons Less Gasoline In Six Years?

As various governments draft new emissions and fuel-economy regulations, it's natural to wonder whether they're actually working. In California, at least, the answer appears to be "yes."

Drive A Honda Fit With ZipCar's New One>Way Car Sharing Service

Want to drive the new 2015 Honda Fit subcompact without the high-pressure environment of a dealership test drive?

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