2016 Honda HR-V, VW Dieselgate Update, Audi Q6 e-tron: What’s New @ The Car Connection

January 20, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2016 Honda HR-V Review

Get ready for a pint-sized invasion. This is shaping up to be the Year of the Small Crossover SUV, with new entries from Mazda, Fiat, Chevy, Jeep--and Honda, in the form of the 2016 HR-V.

Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: Shareholders Sue, South Korea Investigates, Bosch Defends

Although news of Volkswagen's 11 million emissions-test-cheating "clean diesels" broke nearly four months ago, and even though the company has said that the fix for those cars will be cheaper and simpler than initially thought, Volkswagen has made almost no progress in its efforts to resolve the situation in the U.S.

Chevrolet Sonic Vs Honda Fit: Compare Cars

The Honda Fit has been one of the highest-rated small cars at The Car Connection--but the Chevy Sonic has done very well, too. Which one should you buy?

Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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From Motor Authority:

Audi Q6 e-tron Electric SUV To Be Built In Belgium

Audi’s electric SUV due on the market in 2018 will be built at a plant in Brussels, Belgium, the automaker today confirmed. The plant will also produce batteries for the entire Volkswagen Group.

MINI Adds ALL4 All-Wheel Drive To New Clubman

MINI’s bigger, more premium second-generation Clubman that’s just gone on sale will offer the option of all-wheel drive starting this April. All-wheel drive, known as ALL4 in MINI-speak, will be offered on the entire range in the United States, which at present includes just the base Cooper and sporty Cooper S.

2018 BMW 3-Series Spy Shots

Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots of a prototype for BMW’s next-generation 3-Series, arguably the automaker’s most important model of the next several years. It’s expected to be revealed in late 2017, as a 2018 model.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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From Green Car Reports:

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: More Details On 30-Mile Plug-In

Chrysler last week revealed the completely new sixth-generation version of its minivans—including, at long last, the first full-hybrid minivan for the U.S. market. That model, to be called the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, is slated to go on sale around September 2016.

Tesla Model X 'Falcon Door': Lawsuit Against German Supplier Over Failed Development

Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk has conceded that the company's electric Model X crossover utility vehicle ended up a more complicated vehicle than may have been necessary. Now, a lawsuit by Tesla Motors against German supplier Hoerbiger Automotive Comfort Systems describes the difficulties of developing the big SUV's signature rear "falcon doors."

VW Hires Former FBI Director To Deal With U.S. Regulators: News Updates

It's been more than four months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed the use of "defeat device" software in Volkswagen diesel cars, but the company still isn't ready to start a recall in the U.S.

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