2015 Cadillac XTS, 2016 Mazda CX-3, 2016 Fiat 500X: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 25, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Cadillac XTS Review

The 2015 Cadillac XTS is larger than the luxury brand's ATS and CTS sport sedans, and it targets an entirely different kind of shopper—one who may be less concerned with all-out performance, and more in tune with comfort and plush cabin appointments. And, if you're to blend that with a healthy dose of modern technology and an available go-fast Vsport model, the XTS may be a good fit.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Video

A wave of pint-sized crossovers is coming to America next year, and among them is this car, the smallest Mazda crossover yet. The CX-3 is petite, that’s for sure. But it’s not alone in its new niche.

2016 Fiat 500X Video

After skipping a couple of decades on the U.S. market, Fiat’s been in rebuilding mode. First came the pint-sized 500 hatchback—and its great electric-car edition—and then the bigger 500L hatchback. Now it’s time for a crossover, of course—and that's now been introduced at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes-Benz Reveals CLA And CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz has just taken the covers off its fifth compact car, the all-new CLA Shooting Brake. The newest addition to the Mercedes lineup is essentially a wagon version of the CLA-Class sedan, and it has been revealed today in both standard form and the high-performance CLA45 AMG variant.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R In The Works?

If you thought the all-new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 unveiled last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show was the end of the road for factory tuning of the new Mustang platform, then you’d be wrong.

2016 Jaguar F-Type: Electric Power Steering Is Better, Says Chief Engineer

Jaguar last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show revealed that all-wheel drive is the future of V-8-powered Type R models of its F-Type sports car, while a manual transmission will be offered on the V-6 variants.

2014 BMW i8

2014 BMW i8

From Green Car Reports:

Strong Demand For BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe May Presage Production Rise

The 2015 BMW i8 coupe's futuristic styling gained our attention when we test drove it earlier this year, and apparently we're not the only ones. Demand for the sleek plug-in hybrid with the doors that rise above the roof appears strong enough that BMW may ramp up production.

Tesla, BMW Chat Over Possible Partnership, Elon Musk Says

BMW and Tesla Motors are both committed to offering mass-market luxury electric cars, which would seem to make them natural rivals. Yet there's also the possibility that they could become allies.

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen HyMotion: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Concept At LA Auto Show

Very few compact wagons remain on sale in North America, but this year, the car known to U.S. buyers for years as the Jetta SportWagen has a new name: the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. To reinforce the new wagon's new model name, VW showed off two concept Golf wagons at last week's Los Angeles Auto Show.

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