2015 Lexus GX, Cost-Effective Hybrids, Mercedes G-Code Concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 3, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Lexus GX 460 Review

The 2015 Lexus GX 460 is the kind of 'tough-truck' luxury SUV that was all the rage a decade ago; yet today it's a niche product – one that offers a luxurious cabin for family-hauling, as well as a full-fledged off-roading four-wheel-drive system for weekend warriors.

Eight Vehicles That Cost Less To Own As Hybrids

If you like the Lexus GS 350, but you feel compelled to ‘go green’ with a hybrid, picking the GS 450h hybrid version instead isn’t going to save you money. In fact, it’ll cost you an estimated $8,155 more to own over the course of five years.

Is Leasing A Car A Losing Game?

To buy or to lease? That is the question Consumer Reports asked in a recent article examining the pros and cons of buying and leasing new cars.

Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept

Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes-Benz Reveals G-Code Subcompact Crossover Concept

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new R&D center in Beijing, China and to mark the occasion unveiled the new G-Code concept car, whose design was influenced by Chinese market tastes. The vehicle is smaller than the GLA-Class and if built would compete against the MINI Cooper Countryman and Audi’s upcoming Q1.

Aston Martin Sales Won’t Be Blocked In U.S.

In August it was revealed that Aston Martin’s DB9 and Vantage models would be on the wrong side of regulations when new side-impact federal safety standards take effect later this year, potentially leading to a sales ban. We can now confirm that no sales ban will take place.

2016 Maserati Levante Spy Shots

These are the first spy shots of Maserati’s upcoming SUV, the Levante, which will enter production in 2015 and hopefully arrive in showrooms in time for the 2016 model year. This is a very early test mule for the vehicle, which shares only internals with the production version of the Levante set to be unveiled sometime next year.

2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Chevrolet Volt

From Green Car Reports:

A Third Of This Dealer's Sales Are Chevy Volt Electric Cars: How'd They Do It?

Can any other franchised dealer in the world make the claim that full one-third of its sales are a single model of plug-in electric car? Bourgeois Chevrolet of Rawdon, Quebec, achieved that remarkable level in its sales this year of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car.

Electric Turbochargers Forecast To Boom For Gas-Mileage Gains

Carmakers are increasingly turning to downsized turbocharged engines as a way to increase fuel efficiency without compromising power output. Now, a new technology promises to increase their efficiency even further.

Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425 non-police-pursuit vehicles with electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

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