2015 Ford Mustang, Tesla Vs. Iowa, First Challenger SRT Hellcat: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 29, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Ford Mustang Review

The sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang has arrived, and for the faithful, it's a watershed moment. The new Mustang fully extracts the pony car from its plebeian beginnings--it's now a luxury sport coupe of the first order, with enough performance on the order sheet to muscle up close to sports-car territory.

Iowa Shakes Fist, Tells Tesla To Get Off Its Property

Iowa has told Tesla to hit the road -- and not in the good way. According to a report, the state's Department of Transportation told Tesla to pack its bags and cut short a planned series of test drives in West Des Moines earlier this month.

Chrysler Recalls 2008 Dodge Charger, Magnum; Chrysler 300; Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler has issued a recall for 2008 models of the Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some of those vehicles may suffer from an ignition switch problem that could disable features like windshield wipers, defrosters, and even airbags.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001

From Motor Authority:

First Production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Sells For $825,000

If you were hoping to get your hands on the very first 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you’re out of luck as the car has just been sold. It was put up for auction by Dodge, which plans to donate all proceeds from the sale to the charity organization Opportunity Village, which helps those with intellectual disabilities.

Honda Delivers First Specs For 2015 Civic Type R With Reveal Of New Concept

Honda isn’t ready to show us the production version of its latest Civic Type R just yet, so at the 2014 Paris Auto Show this week we will be treated with yet another concept. This time, however, the concept’s impending arrival coincides with the release of the first specs for the car.

James Glickenhaus Buys Ferrari Modulo Concept

The awesome car collection of James Glickenhaus has just been graced by the addition of one of the rarest and most legendary automobiles in existence, the Ferrari Modulo concept. The concept was penned by Pininfarina designer Paolo Martin using the chassis of a donor Ferrari 512 S race car.

2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

From Green Car Reports:

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Paris Motor Show

Now that German carmakers have started to work in earnest on plug-in hybrids, expect to see a whole lot more of them in the coming years--though not always in North America. Following the Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid it unveiled last year, which is now on sale in Europe, the second VW to carry that powertrain has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at the Paris Motor Show this week.

Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles. And one of the keys to achieving such a range from a compact car will be a more energy-dense battery than those used today.

Buying A Crashed Tesla Model S: Damage, Risk, Safety, Salvage, And Reporting

Caveat emptor. Or, for those less conversant in Latin, buyer beware. That's the lesson that should always apply when buying a used car. Especially one with obvious damage.

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