2015 Volvo V60, 2015 Jeep Subcompact, Audi R8 e-tron: What's New @ The Car Connection

September 19, 2013

2015 Volvo V60

2015 Volvo V60

From The Car Connection:

2015 Volvo V60 Wagon To Debut Engine Tech Headed For S60, XC60

When the 2015 Volvo V60 sport wagon arrives in January 2014, it will be the first model from Volvo to arrive with the automaker's new Drive-E powertrains, which will transition the automaker away from in-line five- and six-cylinder engines and toward an all-four-cylinder lineup that could be up to 30 percent more fuel-efficient.

Turbos & Diesels: Like 'Em Or Loathe 'Em, They're Becoming The Norm

By most accounts, the conventional gasoline engine's days are numbered. Long before electric cars become commonplace, automakers expect to wean themselves off gas-powered powerplants, replacing them with fuel-efficient alternatives.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Live Photos

2014 Jeep Cherokee Live Photos

From Motor Authority:

2015 Jeep Subcompact Spy Shots

Jeep’s long-awaited subcompact crossover has finally been spotted, although at present the vehicle is still in its very early stages of development. Pictured above is a test mule for the vehicle, with the final version expected in showrooms late next year or in early 2015.

Audi: Carbon Fiber Too Expensive; Future Is In Mixing Materials

BMW just yesterday began production of its carbon-fiber-bodied i3—a vehicle that makes some major advances in the way lightweight, mass-produced vehicles are made. But for now, BMW appears to be going it alone.

Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

From Green Car Reports:

Audi R8 e-Tron Not Completely Dead Yet, Suggests Official

Yes, Audi earlier this year did say that it won't be building its electric supercar, the R8 e-tron. But the plug might not have been pulled completely. According to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, the member of the Audi AG board of management in charge of technical development, the R8 e-tron was an important development step for electric vehicles; and for now it's merely dormant.

Tesla To Build A Self-Driving Car Within 3 Years, CEO Musk Says

Electric-car maker Tesla has released a bit more detail about its plans to jump on the self-driving car bandwagon. Tesla will build a self-driving car within three years, CEO Elon Musk said in a recent interview.


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