2016 Ford Explorer, 2016 Mazda CX-3, Audi Prologue Concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 19, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2016 Explorer Platinum Elevates Ford Badge, Takes Aim At Denali

The Ford Explorer, an iconic utility-vehicle nameplate now in its 25th year, and the best-selling three-row SUV in the U.S., gets revamped for 2016.

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sedan: Is This The Future Of Eco-Friendly Driving?

In Japan today, Toyota unveiled its highly anticipated hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, officially dubbed the Mirai. Can it outlast and outperform battery electric vehicles like the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf?

Honda Quietly Agrees To Replace Airbags On All Recalled Cars, No Matter Where They're Registered

Recalls to replace Takata's defective airbags now affect more than 14 million vehicles worldwide. If you've been following the news, you know that here in the U.S., most of those recalls have been limited to southern states.

Audi Prologue concept, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Audi Prologue concept, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

Audi Prologue Concept Revealed, Presages New Look For Brand

Audi’s forward-looking Prologue concept has finally landed, and it’s bigger and bolder than ever. The stylish coupe doesn’t preview any one particular model currently being developed, but instead showcases a new design language for the entire Audi brand.

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Debuts At 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: Video

Mercedes-Benz recently confirmed one of the year’s worst-kept secrets: That its Maybach brand is making a return as a new “Mercedes-Maybach” sub-brand specializing in ultra-luxury, similar to how the existing Mercedes-AMG sub-brand specializes in performance.

2015 Chrysler 300 Preview: 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

If you’re in the market for a big and brawny sedan with a touch of luxury and refinement, it’s hard to look past the Chrysler 300. And now the Chrysler flagship has been made even more enticing, with new styling, greater refinement and more tech, but best of all it’s still available from just $32,390, including a $995 destination charge.

2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Mazda CX-3 Details: Small Crossover Debuts At LA Auto Show

Crossovers are shrinking. What started with a handful of vehicles like the Buick Encore and Nissan Juke is growing into a large and varied segment. Unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 marks the Hiroshima-based carmaker's entry into that segment, with styling and a powertrain shared with some of Mazda's other recent models.

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car: First Photos From Test Drive

The 2016 Toyota Mirai is getting a major launch just before this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. It's clear Toyota considers this a vehicle every bit as seminal as its very first Prius hybrid of 1997.

Is Jaguar Perhaps Planning An Electric Sports Car? 'EV-Type' Trademark Teases Us With Possibilities

Carmakers do their best to keep future-model plans a secret, but the sprawling bureaucracy of today's corporate operations can sometimes make that difficult. A part of that work involves protecting intellectual property for potential new models and technologies that may not even be confirmed for production.

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