2015 Nissan Juke, New Trucks At Detroit, Lexus GS F: What’s New @ The Car Connection

December 18, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Nissan Juke: Quick Drive

The Nissan Juke is headed into its fifth model year, yet it’s no closer to blending in with the rest of the compact crossover market. Rather, it looks and feels as defiantly different as ever.

New Trucks Aim At Detroit: 2016 Tacoma, Titan Teased for NAIAS

Beware, Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Ram truck fans: Both Nissan and Toyota have chosen the heart of the domestic auto industry—Detroit—for the world debut of completely new pickups.

Rumor: Mercedes-Benz U.S. Headquarters Moving From New Jersey To Atlanta, Georgia

Last spring, rumors began circulating that Toyota planned to consolidate its U.S. operations under one roof -- not in California, its longtime base of American operations, but in Plano, Texas. As it turns out, those rumors were true.

Teaser for new Lexus F performance vehicle debuting at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Teaser for new Lexus F performance vehicle debuting at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

Lexus Teases New F Performance Car For Detroit; Is It The GS F?

Lexus has released two teaser shots for a new performance model set to debut at next month’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Apart from the teasers, the only official information we have is that the model will be a “track-ready” car destined to sit alongside the RC F in the brand’s growing stable of “F brand high-performance models.”

Porsche 918 Spyder Crashes In China, Driver May Have Been Owner’s Friend

A Porsche 918 Spyder was involved in a crash early this morning in China, and as this photo of the wreckage shows the damage looks quite severe. This is believed to be the first 918 Spyder to be involved in a crash, with so far only one other 918 Spyder meeting its demise due to a fire.

2016 Jaguar XF Spy Shots

Jaguar’s next-generation XF sedan has been spotted testing once again, this time wearing the sheet metal and lights of the final production version. Earlier shots showed the car as a test mule, with the new mechanicals hidden beneath the makeshift body of the current XF.

2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Add On-Demand Regenerative Braking

With little morethan three weeks to go until the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is revealed, its maker is dribbling out more tantalizing details on the all-new car.

New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unveiled In Korea; U.S. Sales In 2016?

When the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan was unveiled, a new hybrid model was not a part of the lineup. Instead, the Sonata Hybrid will carry on through the 2015 model year using the earlier design--but now we know there's a new version on the way.

In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten Cleaner: How'd They Do That?

Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but their overall impact on the environment includes the electricity generated to recharge their batteries. The carbon emissions associated with that power vary greatly, depending on the local utility that provides it.

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