2016 Dodge Dart
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During times of trouble and strife, we're often told that things will get worse before they get better. In the case of Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate fiasco, though, things just seem to keep rocketing downhill with little sign of slowing down, much less reversing course.
The Dart is a relative newcomer to the compact-sedan segment, and it's settled into the as an often-overlooked model—partly because of the way it's presented and packaged, and in other ways because of its relatively short stay in its present form.
The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are two models that busy households are likely to consider as their core family vehicle. Both of these models have quite the nameplate recognition in the U.S.; and both have a heritage built allusions to a rugged lifestyle.
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For BMW fans lamenting the automaker’s decision not to build an M7, take solace in the fact that semi-official tuner Alpina, which has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years now, offers up a genuine alternative in the form of the B7 xDrive.
Fans of Porsche’s track-focused 911 GT3 can look forward to an updated version of the car coming later this year. The complete 911 range is currently undergoing its mid-cycle update, with the most recent model to be updated being the Turbo. It looks like the next will be the GT3.
Over the past several months we’ve seen Subaru roll out concepts previewing its next-generation Impreza—one for the hatchback and another for the sedan. At next month’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese automaker will roll out yet another concept, this time previewing its next-generation Crosstrek.
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The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill accumulated U.S. orders.
The low oil prices that boosted new-car sales and caused average fuel-economy gains to sputter last year may be here to stay, for a while at least. With fuel prices low throughout 2015, Americans bought more new cars, but many of them were less-efficient SUVs and crossovers.
Korean firm LG Chem has made significant headway in the electric-car battery market by adding up contracts from a large contingent of automaker customers. While Panasonic and AESC are tied exclusively to Tesla and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, respectively, LG Chem supplies battery packs for dozens of models around the world.