2015 Mustang Convertible, Fuel Economy, 2014 Chevy Equinox: What’s New @ The Car Connection

December 6, 2013
2014 Chevrolet Equinox

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

From The Car Connection:

2014 Chevrolet Equinox Review

Compact-to-mid-size crossover vehicles like the Chevrolet Equinox have, in a lot of ways, become the family sedans of today. That's because tey offer up more of what matters to parents and families—like plenty of flexible seating and cargo space, plus impressive maneuverability and reasonably good fuel efficiency.

New-Car Fuel Economy Has Risen 23% Since 2007

When the folks at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute first began tracking the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S., it was 20.1 mpg. That was in October 2007.

Nissan Leaf Owner Spends Day In Jail For Stealing 5 Cents Of Electricity: UPDATED

The owner of an all-electric Nissan Leaf got quite a shock last month when he was hauled to jail for stealing electricity to charge his car. According to ABC News, police in Chamblee, Georgia received a complaint on Saturday, November 2 about an electric car that was plugged into an outlet at a local middle school.

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible - Image via Malcolm Flynn

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible - Image via Malcolm Flynn

From Motor Authority:

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Debuts Alongside Fastback Coupe

Yesterday, Ford took the covers off its all-new 2015 Mustang at a series of events taking place simultaneously all over the globe. But it wasn’t just the regular fastback coupe that made its debut as Ford also revealed the 2015 Mustang Convertible.

Chevrolet To Become Niche Brand In Europe By 2016

General Motors has confirmed that its Chevrolet brand will no longer have a mainstream presence in Western and Eastern Europe by 2016, leaving Opel (Vauxhall in the U.K.) to serve as the General’s volume brand in those markets. GM concedes that Chevrolet has failed to gain traction in Europe due to a challenging business model and the difficult economic situation.

New Audi Crossover Concept Blends Q1 With e-tron, Debuts In Detroit

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show is just over a month away, and Audi is planning something special: a concept so new it doesn't even have a name yet. It's just referred to as "the new Audi show car."

2014 Honda Insight

2014 Honda Insight

From Green Car Reports:

Honda Insight Hybrid To Be Canned By 2015?

Honda's Insight has never enjoyed the success of the Toyota Prius or even Honda's own Civic Hybrid, and it looks like the writing is now finally on the wall for the budget hybrid hatchback.

Life With Tesla Model S: Electric-Draw Vampire Slain, At Last

This started out as a feel-good article about another great experience I had with Tesla's extraordinary service program. But it morphed into a detective story that apparently solves the mystery of why my 60-kWh 2013 Tesla Model S still suffered a significant "vampire" power drain, even after downloading new software that was supposed to tame the beast.

Can Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Compete With Electric Cars?

Suddenly, hydrogen fuel-cell cars are back in the news. Headlines have proclaimed a coming battle between plug-in electric cars and the new shining hope, hydrogen-powered vehicles.


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