2015 Ford Fusion, 2015 VW Golf, Mercedes C-Class Cabrio: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 11, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Ford Fusion Review

This year's Ford Fusion remains one of the boldest, most attractive vehicles in its segment–proving that good design and family-friendly intentions aren't always mutually exclusive.

2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

The Volkswagen Golf was the original hot hatchback, but it's no longer a solo act as a class benchmark. Today's Mazda 3 and Ford Focus have nudged their way onto that particular stage, while Honda, Hyundai and Kia still take occasional swings at the Golf, albeit halfhearted ones.

Germany Toys With Tolls Targeting Foreign Drivers

Germany is known for many things -- some good, some bad. In the former category: beer, soccer, and precision engineering. In the latter: bureaucracy, sock/sandal combos, xenophobia.

Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra

From Motor Authority:

U.S. Accounts For 40 Percent Of Pagani Huayra Sales

With Pagani’s first supercar, the Zonda, never officially being sold in the U.S., there was always going to be some pent-up-demand among the nation’s One-Percenters for the Italian marque’s latest model, the Huayra, which has been approved for local sale. What’s surprising is the level of that pent-up-demand.

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Spy Shots

These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for the convertible version of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which has been confirmed by the automaker’s U.S. chief and expected on the market sometime in 2015, as a 2016 model. The car will be called a C-Class Cabriolet and will be joined by another generation of the C-Class Coupe.

LaFerrari XX Proves Too Potent For Its Own Good: Video

Ferrari is currently testing its track-only LaFerrari XX at race tracks in Europe and one of the prototypes, seen recently at Monza, was cornering so hard that its right rear wheel suddenly gets some serious positive camber.

Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype, Nashville, July 2014

Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype, Nashville, July 2014

From Green Car Reports:

Nissan Frontier Diesel Pickup Truck: Prototype Drive Review

As automakers seek to improve fuel economy across their entire lineups, diesel engines are beginning to trickle down from heavy-duty, full-size pickup trucks to lighter-duty models. Buyers will soon have multiple diesel options in the half-ton sector, as mid-size pickups seem poised to become the next domain of diesel.

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Covers 435 Miles On Single Tank Of Hydrogen

If there's one area that electric vehicles still lag their combustion counterparts, it's in the distance you can travel between stops to recharge. It's one area that companies producing fuel-cell vehicles will be keen to capitalize on too, and Hyundai has proven that long-distance ability with its Tucson Fuel Cell.

Musk Continues To Back Nikola Tesla Museum, This Time With $1 Million

Tesla is such a hot topic in the electric car world at the moment, the name itself has almost lost meaning. Luckily, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk still appreciates the value of the Tesla name. To prove it, he's donating $1 million, and a Tesla Supercharger, to a museum dedicated to the company's namesake: Nikola Tesla.


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