2015 Grand Cherokee, 2015 Discovery Sport, Volvo Future: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 3, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

Refinement and capability have always been Grand Cherokee hallmarks. As the model has evolved over the years, it has grown even more plush, all the while retaining most of its off-road prowess. Like just about any off-road-ready vehicle of its kind, it's not likely to actually leave pavement for long, but buyers pay few penalties for the Grand Cherokee's superior abilities.

Ceiling Limited: Volvo Renewal Plan Puts Convertibles, Coupes On Hiatus

Where are the two-door models in Volvo’s lineup? With the sporty C30 hatchback and luxurious C70 convertible now both gone from the lineup, it’s a question that anyone familiar with the brand is bound to ask, come trade-in time.

Uber, But Not For Alles: Germany Bans Uber Nationwide

As we've mentioned before, European cab drivers hate Uber. They've shouted, they've protested, they've clogged city streets, but they haven't done much to halt the spread of the world's favorite ad hoc taxi network -- until now, that is.

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

From Motor Authority:

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Preview

The evolution of the modern Land Rover range continues today with the introduction of the Discovery Sport. Aimed at delivering Land Rover’s legendary off-road ability in a seven-passenger vehicle that won’t require a second mortgage, the Discovery Sport offers updated design and new equipment compared to the LR2 it replaces.

GM’s 8-Speed Auto To Filter Across To Cadillac Models, 2016 Chevy Camaro

General Motors’ new eight-speed automatic, the 8L90, is a brilliant piece of kit. Not only can it shift faster than Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission, but we also found it to be great for the street and track when driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette fitted with it. It should come as no surprise then that GM has many more applications planned for the 8L90.

V-8-Powered Karma To Be Sold Under WM Brand Following VL Automotive's Merger With WM GreenTech

VL Automotive, founded by former GM exec Bob Lutz and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, has made headlines in the recent past because of its plans to sell Fisker Karma sedans stripped of their electric drivetrains and powered by Corvette V-8s. It turns out VL Automotive has recently been acquired by automotive startup WM GreenTech Automotive, which plans to launch a number of brands.

2015 Toyota Camry

2015 Toyota Camry

From Green Car Reports:

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Priced, MPG Remains The Same

Toyota has announced pricing and specification details for the 2015 Toyota Camry and Toyota Camry Hybrid. Available in LE, SE and XLE grades, the 2015 Camry Hybrid starts at $26,790--$3,820 more than an equivalent 2015 Camry LE with the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder.

Brammo Electric Motorcycle Prices Cut By $5,000 To $7,000

If you have ever wanted a Brammo electric motorcycle, this may be a good time to consider buying one. Brammo is now offering an End-Of-Summer Promotion that gives significant discounts to move more of their electric bikes out of inventory and onto the roads.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units. This marks its 18th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases, and brings the eight-month total to 18,941 and the total sold in almost four years to more than 61,000.

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