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.
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.
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 ShowEnlarge Photo
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’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.
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 HybridEnlarge Photo
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.
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."
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.