From The Car Connection:
Mercedes-Benz is in the midst of a dramatic expansion—in both sales, and in the breadth of its model line. That introduces some badging challenges; and so to clarify, Mercedes is overhauling its nomenclature, beginning next year.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched two separate investigations into reports of steering troubles on Honda and Infiniti vehicles. By far, the larger of the probes involves the 2013 Honda Accord.
The ever-growing Takata airbag recall has grown again -- this time, courtesy of Nissan. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker has added nearly 53,000 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to its recall roster.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Teaser
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is coming to the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next week, where it will be shown together with the 2016 ATS-V sedan. We've already spotted it undisguised during an official photo shoot. And now, we know what it sounds like while doing a massive burnout.
Volvo Trucks, a separate entity to the Volvo car brand, is renowned for its out of the ordinary ad campaigns, like the 2012 campaign where a woman walked a tightrope between two moving trucks, or the more recent one where Jean-Claude Van Damme did the splits standing on the side mirrors of two trucks rolling in reverse.
If you’re aim is to build the fastest set of wheels on the planet, then you’re going to have to employ some pretty out of the ordinary means of propulsion, usually a rocket. If in doubt, just ask the guys behind the Bloodhound SSC, who next year will attempt to break the current land speed record of 763.035 mph.
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model
In an effort to simplify its assembly process and boost production rates, Tesla Motors has streamlined its 2014 Tesla Model S electric-car lineup and eliminated several variants. Specifically, the California carmaker will no longer offer its P85 and P85+ performance versions in rear-wheel-drive form--those models will only be available now with Dual Drive all-wheel-drive.
Is Toyota feeling more than a little threatened by electric and diesel alternatives to the hybrid segment it dominates? Its luxury Lexus brand has continued with a series of ads that either highlight the shortcomings of alternative powertrains or sneer at them--depending on your point of view.
Operators of commercial vans have fewer options for fuel efficiency than individual buyers of passenger cars, but luckily, there's always the aftermarket. Coca-Cola has recently been operating a fleet of Chevrolet Express 3500 vans retrofitted with hybrid kits from XL Hybrids--and says it's found them satisfactory so far.