2017 Cadillac XT5, 2017 Porsche Macan, 2017 Subaru Impreza: What’s New @ The Car Connection

March 10, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Cadillac XT5 first drive

Why again is Cadillac walking away from its best-selling nameplate, the SRX? We’ll leave that one hanging; but much of what Cadillac’s doing at the moment is very big-picture—and the new XT5 nameplate fits into that picture, as part of a lineup of several “XT” crossovers.

Ahead of diesel-scandal fix, Volkswagen’s U.S. CEO departs

As a U.S. deadline looms, and Volkswagen readies a new plan to fix hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles—and, perhaps, looks to cut a deal with regulators—the automaker’s U.S. arm has announced that its top executive in the U.S. is leaving his post.

Automakers really, really, really want you to fix your recalled car

So, your car's been recalled. Big deal. You got the notice in the mail, you've pinned it to your bulletin board or tossed it atop your teetering to-do pile. You'll get to it.

2017 Porsche Macan

2017 Porsche Macan

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From Motor Authority:

2017 Porsche Macan gets 4-cylinder base option, $48,550 starting price

The Macan has been a roaring success for Porsche, with the small SUV rocketing to the top of the sales chart in only its first full year on the market.

2017 Subaru Impreza teased ahead of 2016 New York Auto Show

Subaru has given us our first official look at its new Impreza in the form of a single teaser shot. The shot reveals the new headlight design for the latest generation of the popular compact, which makes its debut later this month at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

2017 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon (Touring) spy shots

BMW’s next model to ride on the carbon fiber-infused modular platform known as the 35up that debuted in the 2016 7-Series flagship sedan will be the next-generation 5-Series.

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S

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From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model S electric-car racing series to launch next year

Some car fans don't connect with racing series because their purpose-built, open-wheel race cars bear no resemblance to anything they see on the street. And perhaps the same could be said of today's Formula E circuit of electric-car races across the globe.

2017 Mercedes S 550e plug-in hybrid to get wireless charging

Wireless charging for electric cars is one technology that always seems to be approaching deployment, but hasn't quite gotten there yet. Several companies make wireless-charging equipment that can be retrofitted to certain vehicles.

Electric cars in Canada: 6 good-news events for buyers, drivers

Canadian electric-vehicle policy seems to be enjoying its own annus mirabilis, or "wonderful year," during 2016. While "a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step," plug-in proponents could be forgiven for wanting to advance more than a step at a time.

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