2025 Fuel Economy, Highway Guardrail Design, New Audi Concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 14, 2014
From The Car Connection:

Mitsubishi Recalling Many 2008-2011 Models For Stalling Issue

Mitsubishi has recalled nearly 166,000 vehicles in the U.S.—including the Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Lancer Sportback, Outlander, and Outlander Sport—due to an issue with premature wear and early failure of the drive-belt system.

EPA Says U.S. Is On-Track To Meet 2025 Fuel Economy Goals, Despite Slow Start

In 2011, the federal government unveiled fuel economy standards for the year 2025, setting a fleet-wide goal of 54.5 mpg for all automakers selling vehicles in the U.S.

Highway Guardrail Design Change Saved $2—At What Cost To Safety?

Is a design change to the ends of guardrails along many of our nation's roadways—a design change that saved two dollars for each installation—to blame for at least five fatalities and 14 injuries?

Teaser for Audi concept debuting at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show (Image via Auto&Design)

Teaser for Audi concept debuting at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show (Image via Auto&Design)

From Motor Authority:

Teaser Released For Audi Flagship-Previewing Concept

Audi is set to reveal a new concept at next month’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show that lays out the design strategy of new design chief Marc Lichte, who only took over the design reins at the German automaker late last year.

Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 35 Years Of Its G-Class

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or G-Wagon (short for Geländewagen) as it’s affectionately known, has been around for more than three decades and hasn't changed much, visually at least, since launch.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Starts Trading On New York Stock Exchange

Yesterday was a historic day for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles whose shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The day marked an important step for CEO Sergio Marchionne’s efforts to turn newly merged FCA.

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

From Green Car Reports:

First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car To Be Auctioned For Charity

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car is coming to the U.S. soon, but getting the very first one will take more than signing on the dotted line at a dealership. That’s because it will be auctioned off for charity.

Research Backed By BMW Halfway To Carbon-Fiber Cost 90% Lower

Lightweight materials can help improve fuel efficiency, but they also add cost. One case in point is carbon fiber, which is light and strong, but also expensive.

Toyota To Launch Subcompact Utility Vehicle As Nissan Juke Competitor

Subcompact SUVs, which often blur the line between crossovers and all-wheel drive hatchbacks, are growing increasingly popular all over the globe. In the U.S., models like the Buick Encore, Nissan Juke, and the upcoming 2015 Honda HR-V constitute an expanding segment.

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