VW buybacks, 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, New 2015 VW TDIs: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 18, 2017

97.5 percent of Volkswagen diesel owners have chosen buyback, not repair

When the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal first began making headlines in September 2015, many diesel owners expressed concern--not that Volkswagen had equipped their cars with illegal defeat devices, but that they might be forced to have their vehicles repaired, and the repairs would ruin their cars' performance. 

 
Auto industry observers have long predicted the death of diesels in the U.S.--though to be fair, that's not a shocking idea.
 
 
Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling nearly 36,000 Outlander and Outlander Sport vehicles from the 2016 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the doors on some of those crossovers may not properly latch, creating the possibility that they could open while a vehicle is in motion. 

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65

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From Motor Authority:

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class preview

In the cabin, the dual-screen digital dash now features a single pane of glass enclosing a pair of 12.3-inch screens. The odd-looking two-spoke steering wheel has been replaced with a more conventional three-spoke design featuring touch-sensitive controls, and the Burmester sound system benefits from a few extra speakers. Buyers will find new trim and lighting packages to further customize the cabin as well as a “wellness” feature that adjusts the climate control system (including fragrancing), the seats (heater, ventilation, massage), and lighting to make occupants feel more relaxed.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan previewed by concept in Shanghai

Mercedes-Benz already has the CLA, but the automaker sees room for a second, more practical sedan in its compact car family.

Porsche is finally coming to Playstation's Gran Turismo

It's bad enough that the cost of membership is so high to put your backside into a Porsche. On top of that, for more than a decade, it was extremely hard to do it virtually. After years of exclusivity, Porsche has been unleashed to cross various video game franchises. Now, gamers will be able to pilot their favorite Porsche models in Playstation's "Gran Turismo."

 

From Green Car Reports:

Brand-new 2015 Volkswagen TDI diesels back on sale after modifications

If you're a diehard diesel fan, you now have one last chance to buy a brand-new Volkswagen TDI diesel car.

2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan reviewed by LA Times

While the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid rack up four-figure sales in most months, the third vehicle to use elements of that same drivetrain remains all but invisible in the U.S.

Volkswagen ID Crozz concept for all-electric crossover debuts at Shanghai auto show

The Chinese government wants more plug-in electric cars sold in the country—and quickly.

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