From The Car Connection:
Mid-size trucks are in a full revival this year--the Toyota Tacoma is new, and the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado are just a year old. The Nissan Frontier? It's still hanging in there, awaiting an upcoming redesign, but mostly carried over from the prior model year with very few changes.
Great genre-bending cars are often the result of a leader with passion, to see it through—from conception to reality. Smart Automobile CEO Dr. Annette Winkler is the quintessence of that; the first ground-up redesign of the distinctive Fortwo lineup—including the new 2017 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet—happened under her watch.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has updated its current business plan, and...well, let's just say that changes are afoot at FCA, but none of them will catch anyone off-guard.
Elebreia concept, 2016 Qatar Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
On this week is the 2016 Qatar Motor Show, an event that doesn't normally make international headlines but this year it is. That's because of a crazy concept from a group known as Elebreia.
Fifty years ago, Ford together with Shelby American secured a historic 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a trio of GT40 MkII racers. While Ford is celebrating the anniversary with its new GT, entering the car in this year’s race, Superformance, which has a license to build replicas of the original GT40, is celebrating the anniversary with a series of special edition GT40 MkII replicas.
If we said there was a connection between the Acura NSX and Van Halen, we bet you’d be hard pressed to guess it. Perhaps Sammy Hagar’s a fan? We’re not sure on that front, but what we do know is that the Van Halen classic Runnin' with the Devil features in an ad starring the all-new 2017 Acura NSX.
Chevrolet VoltEnlarge Photo
By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid. We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt.
The ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal may have damaged diesel's reputation, but several carmakers are moving ahead regardless with plans to offer more diesel powertrains in the U.S. In part, that's because diesel engines are proving to be an effective way to improve efficiency--in trucks and SUVs particularly.
Well, this might upset a few martini glasses at National Automobile Dealers Association social events. A bill passed by the California State Senate two days ago allows out-of-state car buyers to take delivery of their electric cars in California without paying any sales tax.