2016 Infiniti QX80, Faraday Future Concept, VW Budd-e Concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

January 6, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2016 Infiniti QX80 Review

The Infiniti QX SUV is full-size traditional body-on-frame SUV that competes at the high end of the market. Formerly known as the QX56, it offers seating for seven or eight and big V-8 power. While those kinds of mechanicals might no longer be in vogue, the QX80 is the best Infiniti SUV to date–a top rival to the Escalade and superior to at least a few of its competitors.

Faraday Future's 1000-HP Electric Car: Should Tesla Be Worried?

Last August, we told you about Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting, who had vowed to launch an electric car company that would rival Tesla Motors. In November, we told you that Yueting had made good on at least part of his promise by founding Faraday Futures, which was planning a $1 billion manufacturing facility here in the U.S.

2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Recalled For Seat Problems

General Motors has issued a recall for select 2016 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those SUVs may have been improperly manufactured.

Teaser for Kia SUV concept debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Teaser for Kia SUV concept debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto Show

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From Motor Authority:

Kia SUV Concept Previews Potential Borrego Successor

It wasn’t long ago that Kia had a large, rugged SUV in its lineup. The vehicle was called the Borrego (a Mohave in other markets) and offered for only a couple of years before being dropped back in 2010, having fallen victim to the twin effects of the global financial crisis and high gas prices.

2017 BMW 5-Series Spy Shots And Video

BMW’s current 5-Series has been around since the 2011 model year and was given a mid-cycle update for 2014. Now we have a new set of spy shots of a prototype for the next-generation 5-Series, and this one's wearing the least camouflage gear yet. At present, we're expecting the car on the market sometime in 2016, as a 2017 model.

BMW Holds On To U.S. Luxury Car Sales Crown In 2015, Lexus Moves Into Second

When it comes to luxury car sales in the United States, BMW was the most popular brand in 2015. This was the fourth-straight year at the top for the blue and white roundel, though Lexus, having fully recovered from the Japanese tsunami disaster several years back, is currently second in the sales chart and close to regaining the title it’s used to holding.

Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

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From Green Car Reports:

Volkswagen Budd-e Concept: 373-Mile, All-Electric Van Signals The Future

On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Volkswagen has revealed the Budd-e concept, a vehicle that follows up on some of the purpose and utility of the Microbus, yet looks to the next decade, as a compelling template for an all-electric family vehicle.

BMW i Future Interaction Concept At CES Hints At i8 Spyder (Again)

Way back in 2012, BMW unveiled a convertible i8 Spyder as a followup to the original i8 plug-in hybrid coupe concept. But while the coupe went into production as a 2014 model, the i8 Spyder never went beyond the concept stage.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: First Drive Of Sedan Using Volt Hybrid System

The second generation of GM’s Voltec plug-in hybrid system is now powering a car that doesn’t actually have a plug at all. The new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid uses essentially the same powertrain as the 2016 Chevy Volt, but with a far smaller battery pack.

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