Minivan Safety, Mazda CX-5 Facelift, Lexus Convertible Concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 20, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2016 Mazda CX-5 Preview

The Mazda CX-5 scores big points with the editors at The Car Connection, and a quick look and a short drive are enough to explain why. It's smart-looking, handles well, and is stocked with plenty of features.

Minivans Get Crushed In Latest IIHS Small-Overlap Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has finally put some of the most popular minivans through its newest small-overlap crash test--and for a trio of vans, the scores are not good.

Chevrolet Colorado Gets ZR2 Concept With Turbodiesel Power: 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup is new for 2015, and along with its GMC Canyon twin, it's under consideration for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year award. Now, GM is showing off a new version.

Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible - 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos

Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible - 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos

From Motor Authority:

Lexus LF-C2 Concept Roadster Shows An Even Racier Side: Live Photos & Video

Should Lexus go a step more aggressive with an amped-up RC F roadster variant in the future? If the beautiful concept it showed this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show is any indication, it might be a distinct possibility.

Infiniti Q60 Concept To Debut At 2015 Detroit Auto Show?

Infiniti may have just lost its turnaround strategist Johan de Nysschen but the automaker has no intention of slowing down the expansion plans devised under the guidance of the South African executive.

2015 Ferrari LaFerrari XX Spy Shots

Earlier in the year a Ferrari exec confirmed that development had started on an ‘XX’ experimental version of the LaFerrari supercar, and soon after prototypes of the track-only special were spotted at some of Europe’s top race tracks, including Germany’s Nürburgring.

Scion iM Concept at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Scion iM Concept at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

Scion iM Concept Previews New Compact Five-Door Hatchback

After a couple of teases, Scion finally unveiled a concept car that's in reality a thinly-disguised version of its first new mainstream production model in several years. Toyota's "youth" brand is in need of reinvigoration, and the Scion iM concept that debuted today at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is supposed to help with that.

2016 Honda HR-V: Live Photos And Details From 2014 LA Auto Show

After a preview earlier this year, the 2016 Honda HR-V was unveiled in final U.S.-spec form at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Known as the Vezel in other markets, the HR-V is based on the Honda Fit and is set to rival the likes of the Nissan Juke in the burgeoning small-crossover segment.

Audi A7 h-tron quattro 'Performance' Fuel-Cell Plug-In Car Unveiled At 2014 LA Auto Show

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are only barely starting to enter showrooms, and at this early stage issues like cost and fueling infrastructure have taken precedent over more frivolous concerns. Like, for example, performance.

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