Mercedes GLE Coupe, Chinese-Made Volvos, Cadillac CTS-V: What’s New @ The Car Connection

January 14, 2015
From The Car Connection:

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Preview

Luxury utility vehicles with coupe-like rooflines—such as the BMW X6, or the late Acura ZDX—have barely shown tepid sales and interest in the U.S. so far. But perhaps aiming elsewhere on the international market—like China—Mercedes-Benz is answering the X6 with the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE 450AMG 4Matic Coupe.

Your Volvo, Like Your iPhone, May Soon Be Chinese-Made: Does It Matter?

It’s a done deal. Chinese-built cars will soon arrive to the U.S. market this summer, and they will bear what to some will be a very unlikely badge: Volvo.

Volvo Aims To Sell Cars Like Tesla, Yet Include Dealerships

Would you buy a car via your computer, tablet, or smartphone? Volvo thinks that many Americans would. And it’s pushing ahead to prepare a new system that would allow online sales.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Cadillac CTS-V live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Debuts In Detroit: Live Photos & Video

When the current, second-generation CTS-V first hit the scene back in 2008, the car’s 556 horsepower pretty much blew the competition out of the water. However, the next dedicated performance model from Cadillac, the ATS-V unveiled at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, was outmatched in the power stakes by its rivals from Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.

2016 Audi Q3 Debuts At 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Video

Audi finally launched its Q3 compact crossover in the U.S. last fall but overseas the vehicle has been around since 2011. That’s why an updated version has already been introduced in some markets, and now the updated Q3 has made its U.S. debut, appearing at this week’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

2016 Lincoln MKX Debuts At 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Lincoln’s lineup in recent years hasn’t really set hearts racing, but that’s starting to change with the introduction of some very stylish products such as the latest MKZ sedan and new MKC crossover. The next model in Lincoln’s new design-led renaissance is a next-generation MKX crossover, which made its debut this week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Adds HFE Model For Higher Fuel Efficiency Rating

The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is currently the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck on sale in the U.S., but Ram plans to improve on that performance. Well, it plans to improve the ratings by 1 mpg, anyway.

2015 Tesla Model S P85D: 2015 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

Tesla Motors has shown off its Model S electric luxury sport sedan at the Detroit Auto Show since 2011. This year, its stand included both its newest and highest-performance version of the Model S--the P85D--and the standard S85D model, featuring all-wheel drive without the high-performance package.

Range Rover Launches Two Diesel Models At Detroit Auto Show; Jaguar F-Pace Named

Tonight, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled its first diesel-powered models to be sold in North America, joining the three German luxury brands in adding more fuel-efficient diesel engine options to its largest, heaviest sport-utility vehicles. The diesel will be offered as an option this fall on two models, the 2016 Range Rover and 2016 Range Rover Sport.

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