2017 Hyundai Ioniq, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2017 Nissan GT-R: What’s New @ The Car Connection

March 23, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Hyundai Ioniq preview

The Hyundai Ioniq is a five-door hatchback that breaks new ground among the most fuel-efficient and "green" cars by offering three different powertrains: hybrid, all-electric, and plug-in hybrid. While several makers offer plug-in variants of conventional hybrids, Hyundai is the first to add a battery-electric model with no engine at all.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime preview

Last year marked the introduction of an all-new fourth-generation Prius that brought with it much improved steering and handling, better fuel efficiency than ever and, for the first time, rather daring, love-it-or-hate-it styling that strays from the kammback look the Prius had carried along with for more than a decade.

Study: 400 million of us will share autonomous cars by 2030

General Motors and Uber are clamoring for fleets of autonomous cars to serve folks who don't own cars themselves. A new study from ABI Research suggests that they may be on to something that could give them a leg-up in the looming transportation shift.

2017 Nissan GT-R

2017 Nissan GT-R

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From Motor Authority:

2017 Nissan GT-R gets new look, 565 horsepower: Video

Nissan today at the 2016 New York Auto Show showed the most extensively updated GT-R since the car debuted in 2007. Performance fans will care that "Godzilla" adds 20 horsepower, but it also gets an extensively updated interior, a new infotainment system, and revised styling front and rear.

Audi R8 Spyder swoops into New York Auto Show: Video

The open-top version of Audi’s second-generation R8 supercar made a surprise showing today at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is a droptop fastback dandy: Video

A retractable hardtop Miata may not have been a total surprise by the time the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF pulled on to the stage at this week's 2016 New York Auto Show.

2017 BMW 330e i Performance

2017 BMW 330e i Performance

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From Green Car Reports:

2017 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid on sale in late summer

BMW has finally set a U.S. launch date for its plug-in hybrid 3-Series variant. The plug-in hybrid was briefly mentioned during BMW's unveiling of a mid-cycle refresh for the entire 3-Series lineup last year.

Should VW pay to retire the dirtiest diesel trucks for its cheating?

In the six months since the EPA revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software on TDI diesel cars, there have been many suggestions about how the company should pay for its deception.

Tesla Gigafactory tour: local Reno paper gets to go inside

Elon Musk likes his secrets. Tesla Motors isn't known for being particularly open to the media, especially when it comes to major projects like the lithium-ion battery cell "Gigafactory" taking shape just outside Reno, Nevada.

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