Most Important Cars, New Car Gadgets, Land Rover Discovery Sport: What’s New @ The Car Connection

August 7, 2014
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150

From The Car Connection:

The 17 Most Important New Cars Of 2015

Each year, a bumper crop of new cars ushers in a new model year. Those new cars can be significant redesigns, or simple facelifts, or more.

Gadgets: Navdy Heads-Up Display Offers A Glimpse Of Driving In The Future

Think back a few years to 2011 and the release of Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol. Remember the stunning heads-up display shown on the amazing BMW i8?

More Airbag Recalls: Subaru Baja, Impreza, Legacy, And Outback; Saab 9-2X

Faulty airbags made by Tokyo-based Takata have spurred automakers to recall more than 12 million cars around the globe. And Takata's troubles aren't over yet.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport teaser

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport teaser

From Motor Authority:

Land Rover Discovery Sport To Be Revealed September 3: Video

Land Rover’s replacement for the LR2, the new Discovery Sport, is set for a reveal on September 3, and to mark the end of the vehicle’s development the British automaker has released a teaser video showcasing the extreme conditions prototypes were subjected to. Some 11,720 individual tests were conducted overall, with 181 prototypes covering a combined 750,000 test miles.

2015 Cadillac CTS Preview

Cadillac’s current CTS sedan was all-new last year but that hasn’t stopped designers from adding a few updates for the 2015 model year. The biggest of these updates is the revised grille, which now sports Cadillac’s famous crest logo without the classic laurel wreaths.

Caparo Announces New T1 Evolution Road-Going Racer

Despite a number of setbacks, including a fiery incident during a Fifth Gear shoot, the developers of the Caparo T1 (pictured below) haven’t given up on their ‘Formula One car for the road’ project. A handful of the cars have been sold and now a new version is coming, the T1 Evolution.

BMW Vision Future Luxury

BMW Vision Future Luxury

From Green Car Reports:

BMW i3, i8 Electric-Car Tech To Let 2016 BMW 7-Series Shed 400 Pounds

BMW is aiming for a significant weight-reduction with its next-generation 7-Series luxury sedan. To do this, BMW will dip into lessons learned from its i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car programs, and use a selection of advanced and lightweight materials to slim down its flagship.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car has been around in one form or another for several years now, so there's a lot of information to keep track of. Once simply known as the Mitsubishi 'i', the tiny egg-shaped electric car, with four doors and four seats, has been on sale for several years now U.S. but has never really sold in high volumes.

Why My 2014 Chevy Volt Uses Less Gas Than My All-Electric Car Did

I recently leased a 2014 Chevy Volt to replace my Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and I expect that it will free me even more from using gasoline than the i-MiEV--which was a battery electric car that used no gas at all. At first glance, this would seem counter-intuitive.


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