2016 Cadillac Escalade, Dart Vs. Jetta, BMW Vision Next 100: What’s New @ The Car Connection

March 7, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Dodge Dart Vs. Volkswagen Jetta: Compare Cars

The Volkswagen Jetta and Dodge Dart are both compact four-door sedans that have been around for a few years. The current Jetta dates back to 2011, while the Dart was launched for 2013. Both are remarkably spacious inside for the segment, but neither competes in the mainstream occupied by the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, and Hyundai Elantra.

2016 Cadillac Escalade Review

The Escalade is the Cadillac of General Motors' SUVs, and that is no small thing. It's quieter than in the past, it's smoother, it's more attractive, and it's more fully equipped, just like GM's other upgraded SUVs and the pickup trucks that spawned them.

Auto loan amounts are on the rise, and so are delinquencies

Everything old is new again: Full House is back on the air, the Spice Girls are planning a reunion tour, and auto loan delinquencies are steadily creeping upward. At least one of those is a worrying trend.

BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW Vision Next 100 concept

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From Motor Authority:

BMW celebrates centenary with Vision Next 100 autonomous concept

It was 100 years ago today that the company currently known as the Bayerische Motoren Werke was first registered, though it would be more than a decade until it started churning out cars. Nevertheless, BMW is keen to celebrate and is doing so with a gala event today in Munich, Germany that saw the reveal of the Vision Next 100 concept.

Aston Martin promises seven cars in seven years--and profits

With a show-stealing launch of the new 2017 DB11 sports car, Aston Martin has finally launched its "Second Century." The plan, to recast the British luxury automaker, took shape after former Nissan executive Andy Palmer was hired to turn around the struggling brand in October 2014.

2016 BMW X4 M40i first drive

BMW’s current model lineup is a quagmire. Sure, to the brand’s enthusiasts it’s a nice, ordered progression of models and choices; but to others it’s a muddle of models, body styles, trim versions, and powertrain variants that can seem difficult to parse.

Borgward BX5 and Projekt BX6 TS

Borgward BX5 and Projekt BX6 TS

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From Green Car Reports:

Borgward SUVs' Geneva debut: new plug-in hybrids, old German name, Chinese owners

Borgward is hardly a household name anywhere, but the recently-revived automaker hopes that its new plug-in hybrids will make it a hit in China's still-growing new car market. At this week's Geneva Motor Show, Borgward debuted a pair of crossovers christened BX5 and Projekt BX6 TS.

U.S. advanced research agency optimistic on storage-battery progress

The Federal government's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy said last week that  it has made huge strides toward creating a next generation of batteries for energy storage. The agency is tasked with kickstarting energy-related projects in the private sector; its director suggested that the new technologies could be on the market soon.

Prius V power plus Pontiac pony car equals...Firebird Hybrid!

What would be your ultimate Toyota Prius hybrid? Maybe a convertible version? One that brings fond memories of bygone performance to middle-aged friends and neighbors?

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