Aussie Auto Industry Dead, Merc S-Class Coupe, Infiniti QX60: What’s New @ The Car Connection

February 11, 2014
2013 Holden Commodore production

2013 Holden Commodore production

From The Car Connection:

Australia's Auto Industry Is Dead: Could It Happen Here?

Today, Australia's auto industry was dealt a death blow. In a press release, Toyota Australia revealed "that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017 and become a national sales and distribution company."

Toyota Ends Production In Australia: Auto Industry Down Under Is Officially Dead

Earlier today, Toyota announced that it would stop building cars in Australia in 2017. Toyota was the last major automaker with manufacturing facilities in the country, so its pull-out means that the auto industry in Australia is effectively dead. 

2014 Infiniti QX60 Review

You may not have heard of the 2014 Infiniti QX60--but you may find it looks strangely familiar. It's a new nameplate on the vehicle introduced last year as the Infiniti JX, a three-row crossover utility vehicle that can be viewed as a more upscale and luxurious version of the Nissan Pathfinder.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

From Motor Authority:

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: 2014 Geneva Motor Show Preview

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan has already put the world on notice, from its standard stance on opulence in the S550 to the impeccably impressive S63 AMG super sedan. Now, the sedan gets a sleeker, sportier companion: the 2015 S-Class Coupe.

Ferrari Teases California Replacement Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Reveal

Ferrari’s replacement for the California has been spied testing in prototype form for a while now, and tomorrow we’ll finally get our first look at the completed car. To whet our appetite further, Ferrari today released this teaser image and confirmed that tomorrow’s reveal will include photos, technical specs and other exclusive content.

Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Into Ferrari Dealership, Then Flees: Video

An alleged drunk driver recently crashed his Kia into a Ferrari dealership in an upmarket area of the Qatar capital Doha.

2014 MINI Cooper S

2014 MINI Cooper S

From Green Car Reports:

BMW Plans Slimmed-Down Range For Next-Gen MINI Models

The third-generation MINI has only just been launched, but that hasn't stopped parent company BMW commenting on what the next generation might hold. Details of the models themselves are unlikely to arrive for many years--the current car has a whole lifecycle, including a mid-life refresh ahead of it.

Boeing Seeks To Certify Biodiesel For Jet Fuel Around The World

Tens of thousands of flights carry millions of passengers around the globe on a daily basis. Needless to say, the environmental impact of this is fairly large--but both airlines and aircraft makers are keen to reduce that impact and lower their own costs, too.

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Orders Limited To Single Trim Level (For 3 Months)

Forget, temporarily, some of that things that were said when the production 2014 BMW i3 electric car was revealed last summer. For the first three months it's on sale in the U.S., BMW's first-ever electric car will only be available in one trim level.


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