Crossover Towing, 7-Seat VW SUV, 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG Coupe: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 14, 2014
Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga

Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga

From The Car Connection:

2015 Lexus NX Review

The 2015 Lexus NX takes Toyota's luxury brand into the surging market for compact crossovers. Unlike the mid-size Lexus RX, which blazed the trail for luxury crossovers 15 years ago, the NX faces established competition from the German brands: Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have several years' lead time in the segment.

Towing With Your Crossover SUV: The Basics

Towing a vehicle doesn't have to mean buying a full-size, body-on-frame SUV or truck. Most of today's carlike crossover utility vehicles can handle a fair amount of towing--whether it's jet skis, a small boat, or a small moving trailer.

Volkswagen Brings Midsize SUV To Non-Unionized Chattanooga Plant; Production Starts 2016

At a press conference this morning, Volkswagen confirmed that it will produce a new, midsize SUV for the U.S. at its plant in Chattanooga. The announcement brings with it a multi-million dollar investment in Tennessee and thousands of new jobs, but will this new vehicle help VW reach its goal of becoming the world's largest automaker by 2018?

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

From Motor Authority:

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Revealed

Mercedes-Benz’s S63 AMG Coupe certainly isn’t lacking in the power department, but the German automaker knows that some of its customers will always seek more. That’s why we have the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe, a luxury grand tourer with a big V-12 heart.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Spy Shots

The BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG better watch out, as Cadillac is readying a new generation of its CTS-V ballistic missile, one that’s lighter, better built and packing more power than its predecessor. These are the latest spy shots of prototypes for the new CTS-V, which we expect to be launched on the market next year, as a 2016 model.

Audi Celebrates 25 Years Of TDI Diesel Technology

It was at the 1989 Frankfurt Auto Show that Audi showed off its TDI technology for the first time. TDI is the name Audi—and Volkswagen—uses for its electronically-controlled diesel engines with turbocharging and direct-injection technologies. The technology was first showcased in a version of the Audi 100 sedan, in the form of a 2.5-liter TDI five-cylinder good for 120 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Chevrolet Volt

2014 Chevrolet Volt

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Chevy Volt To Get More Efficient, Less Expensive Inverter

General Motors is still hard at work behind the scenes on the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. We won't know full details of the car for some time, but one upgrade it's likely to feature is a new, more efficient and less expensive power inverter.

2015 Toyota Prius: AWD Still Considered For Next-Gen Hybrid

With a new Toyota Prius on the horizon, rumors abound as to what the next-generation of the world's best-selling hybrid will offer. Some changes are a given: Better fuel efficiency, an improved interior, a revised yet familiar shape.

Tesla Recruits U.S. Military Veterans To Build Electric Cars In California

The environmental benefits of electric cars are obvious, but cutting emissions is far from the only way carmakers can play a positive role in society.


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