2015 Lancer, 2015 XV Crosstrek, Viper Production Resumes: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 24, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Where so many economy cars have stretched their style and available features into the realm of luxury and high-tech, the Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution lineup remain tried and true econo-cars -- and you won't need to dig deep to see that.

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Gets More Features, Refinement Upgrades

Subaru has released full details for the 2015 XV Crosstrek; and while this rugged hatchback continues into the new model year mostly unchanged, the automaker has introduced some key upgrades to safety, infotainment, and overall refinement.

2015 Chrysler 200: With Safety Ratings All In, It Tops Honda Accord

If you're shopping for the safest mid-size sedan, above all else, and you don't have a luxury-car budget, the 2015 Chrysler 200 is likely your best pick, based on the latest information from U.S. safety agencies.

Viper production at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant

Viper production at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant

From Motor Authority:

Price Cut Doubles Viper Sales, Production To Resume In November

Dodge was forced to idle production of its Viper SRT supercar back in April after low demand caused a massive 434-day supply of the cars on dealer lots. This caused the automaker to make a drastic decision last month to lob $15,000 off the car’s starting price, bringing the figure down to $84,995.

BMW Teases New X5 M And X6 M Performance SUVs: Video

BMW’s new X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs based on the latest X5 and X6 models are due soon, with many tipping we’ll see them unveiled at next month’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show where two BMW world premieres are planned. Right on cue, a teaser video has been released.

Lotus Exige S Gets Automatic Transmission

The Exige may not be on sale here anymore but overseas the car continues to be updated, with Lotus announcing that for 2015 the range-topping Exige S variant will be available with a paddle-shifted automatic transmission. This should help the wide-body Exige appeal to a much wider audience.

Henrik Fisker

Henrik Fisker

From Green Car Reports:

Fisker To Launch Two New Models At Los Angeles Auto Show

While new owner Wanxiang looks to restart production of the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, the man who gave his name to the car--Henrik Fisker--seems to have plans of his own. The man after whom the now-defunct Fisker Automotive was named will appear at back-to-back press conferences at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next week, ostensibly to introduce two new cars.

Toyota Too Reveals It Sold Some Tesla Shares, As Daimler Did

Well, that makes two: Toyota confirmed yesterday that it had sold a portion of its shares in electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The Japanese company's sales appear to have taken place at roughly the same time that German automaker Daimler sold its 4 percent stake in Tesla.

36-MPG Jaguar XJ-S: Hypermiling Owner's Great Lengths For 1984 Luxury Coupe

When thinking of fuel-efficient cars, the Jaguar XJ-S doesn't generally spring to mind. This luxury coupe initially launched with a V-12 engine was built for comfort and speed, not efficiency, at a time when the technology available to lower fuel consumption was much more limited compared to today.

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