2015 Infiniti Q40, 2015 Porsche Cayenne, New GM Recalls: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 24, 2014
From The Car Connection:

Infiniti Renames G37 Sedan The Q40 For 2015

What used to be called the Infiniti G37 Sedan continued to be sold through the last model year, as a 2013 model, while the model that was to be its replacement was introduced as the 2014 Infiniti Q50, and as the former G37 Coupe was renamed the Q60. Now for 2015, the former G37 Sedan returns, continuing on as the Q40.

Porsche, Hyundai Are Tops In J.D. Power APEAL Study, But Dodge Scores A Coup, Too

For nearly two decades, J.D. Power has polled customers to gauge how well they like their new rides. This morning, the firm released the results of its 19th annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study (aka "the APEAL study"), and while luxury brands earned the highest marks from consumers, several mass-market brands proved that they've got the right stuff, too.

General Motors Issues Six New Recalls Affecting 823,000 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC Vehicles

For much of the spring, it seemed as if General Motors issued a new round of recalls every other day, but the automaker has been largely quiet on that front for over three weeks. Could the recall party be coming to an end?

2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

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From Motor Authority:

2015 Porsche Cayenne: Plug-In Hybrid, New Twin-Turbo V-6, More

The Porsche Cayenne is unquestionably not a sports car, but at the same time, it’s a darned sport SUV. And for the 2015 model year, it gets some spiffier sheet metal, some equipment tweaks, and, most importantly, a pair of new powertrains.

2016 Acura NSX Burns To The Ground During ‘Ring Testing

A prototype for Acura’s second-generation NSX supercar only started testing at the Nürburgring yesterday, but already the car has been destroyed. The prototype caught fire during today's round of testing but fortunately the driver managed to pull over and jump out before the flames spread to the rest of the car.

BMW To Mark Centenary In 2016 With i9 Hybrid Supercar?

BMW turns 100 in 2016 and you can bet the automaker will mark the occasion with something special… like a celebratory vehicle. We’ve already heard that BMW might launch a hardcore version of its M4 or perhaps a new supercar from its M division.

Harley Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle prototype

Harley Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle prototype

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From Green Car Reports:

Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle Concept: Test Ride

The Harley-Davidson Project Livewire electric motorcycle concept has been blazing across the country, with demonstration rides offered to owners and fans on no fewer than 40 concept bikes. Now we've ridden it, and we can weigh in: The Livewire motorcycle looks great, accelerates hard, and rides smoothly.

2015 Toyota Yaris Subcompact Updated Before All-New Model

In the next few years, American customers will be able to purchase an all-new Toyota Yaris, based on the next-generation Mazda 2 and built in Mexico. In the meantime, Toyota has refreshed the existing car with a new front facia and upgraded equipment levels.

Nissan Leaf $5,500 Battery Replacement Loses Money, Company Admits

Last month, electric-car owners finally learned the price of a replacement battery pack for the Nissan Leaf: a surprisingly low $5,500 after the old pack is traded in. Many advocates and Leaf owners promptly seized on the price to "prove" that Nissan could now build batteries for less than $250 per kilowatt-hour.

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