2014 Porsche Cayenne, 2014 Toyota Yaris, 2016 BMW 7-Series: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 29, 2013
From The Car Connection:

2014 Porsche Cayenne Review

The Cayenne was an outlier and outsider when it was first introduced a decade ago as a counterpoint to a lineup of lean, focused sports cars; but it's long ago earned its place. While the sports car maker lost some of its purity with the introduction of the Cayenne, according to serious brand loyalists, most of them will also concede that this, the brand's top-seller, has acted as a sort of benefactor to the lineup--freeing up the budget for a generation of new Boxster and 911 models.

2014 Toyota Yaris Review

The 2014 Toyota Yaris is a perfectly competent subcompact car, although it has no features that stand out above its competitors in the increasingly competitive subcompact market. It's a somewhat generic subcompact hatchback with the unusual feature of a three-door version as well as the more customary five-door model; there is no longer a Yaris sedan offered in the U.S.

Driving In The Heat: 5 Tips For Summer

Summer is the time when many families embark on a long-awaited vacation by car, but it’s also the season when temperatures outside can skyrocket, climbing into the triple digits and potentially wreaking havoc on vehicles. Since prevention is the best protection you can afford your vehicle, here are five tips for driving in the summer heat.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

From Motor Authority:

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Track Tech For Extra Downforce

Muscle cars and pony cars have never been the most sophisticated of things. For most of their history, they've relied on great looks and brute force--and captivated hearts and minds as a result. More recently though, things have changed.

2016 BMW 7-Series Spy Shots

These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for the 2016 BMW 7-Series, the next generation of the German automaker’s flagship sedan due in late 2015 or early the following year. BMW is taking an evolutionary approach with the styling of its next 7-Series, code-named the G11, although the latest prototype does reveal a slightly sporty demeanor characterized by its low and wide front.

Naked Man Rampages In Houston, Shoots Parked Cars

Police in Houston have arrested a man who went on a rampage in The Galleria area, naked, with a shotgun. In what sounds more like a scene from the latest Grand Theft Auto game, the man tore up a gas station, before turning his attentions to a luxury car rental lot across the street.

2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv

2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv

From Green Car Reports:

Branding Bad: 10 Eco-Marketing Car Labels That Mean Nothing

Pretty much every carmaker wants to brand itself green--or at least fuel-efficient. And toward that end, most of them seem to have created sub-brands for their green technologies, programs, and aspirations.

How Dangerous Is Road Debris? It's THIS Dangerous (Video)

You might have noticed a few recent high-profile stories about road debris puncturing the battery packs of Tesla Model S electric cars, causing fires. CEO and founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, has remarked that despite these incidents, a similar situation would be far worse for passengers in a regular car.

First Review In: 2014 BMW i3 Range Extender Performance Limited

BMW is hedging its bets with the i3 electric city car. You can buy it not only as a pure electric vehicle, but also as a range-extended electric car. And if the extra price and curiously stunted extra range hadn't put you off so far, perhaps reviews of the range-extended model might dissuade you.


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