2015 Ram ProMaster, 2015 Mustang Gas Mileage, Tundra Recall: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 12, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Ram ProMaster Review

The 2015 Ram ProMaster is a full-size van aimed primarily at commercial duty. Closely related to the Fiat Ducato, of which Fiat has sold more than 4.7 million units worldwide, but assembled for the U.S. in Saltillo, Mexico.

2014 Toyota Tundra Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Toyota is recalling select 2014 models of its Tundra pickup. According to reports, those vehicles may suffer from a manufacturing flaw that could prevent airbags from protecting passengers in the event of an accident.

Too-Tough Franchise Laws May Have Doomed Texas' Bid For Tesla Gigafactory

As we reported last week, Tesla is heading to Nevada. It's not going for the gambling or the scenery or the other entertainments on tap, but for the land -- specifically, the land at 2641 Portofino Drive, located at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. That's where Tesla is building its lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant, better known as the "gigafactory".

2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang GT

From Motor Authority:

EPA Posts Gas Mileage For 2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang has gained a few extra pounds in its redesign, and in Mustang GT trim it’s also gained a few extra horsepower. But how have these changes affected the vehicle’s gas mileage?

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Gets Sporty New Look And More Tech

Mercedes-Benz’s B-Class was launched on the U.S. market earlier this year in limited numbers, and exclusively in battery-electric guise, but the current version of the popular compact MPV has been on sale elsewhere since 2011. The vehicle has now come in for its mid-cycle update, which has seen it adopt a sporty new look that should help it compete with the recently revealed BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.

Ferrari May Boost Sales To 10,000 Annually Under Marchionne’s Watch

Ferrari looks set to reverse a decision to limit its annual sales to no more than 7,000 cars after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne takes over the running of the fabled Italian sports car brand and racing team in mid-October, when current boss Luca di Montezemolo will step down. The 7,000 car limit was instigated by di Montezemolo as a way to maintain the brand’s exclusivity when most rivals are racing to break sales record after sales record.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid - UK version

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid - UK version

From Green Car Reports:

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid isn't a "forbidden fruit", but it sure feels like one to American customers right now. A series of delays has pushed its on-sale date to fall 2015, almost two years after it debuted in Japan and a full year after it went on sale in Europe.

How To Recharge Any Electric Car, Anywhere, Any Time (Video)

With charging stations still scarce in many areas, "range anxiety" is a continual concern for electric-car owners. Portable generators can provide electricity where this is no infrastructure, so could one rescue a stranded electric car?

Ford Adds Tesla-Like Touchscreen (But Smaller) To Police Interceptor

What does the Ford Police Interceptor have in common with the Tesla Model S electric car? The Tesla has a massive center-stack touchscreen for secondary controls, and now the Ford has one two, albeit a bit smaller.

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