Mitsubishi Montero, Driving While Eating, 2016 Cadillac CT6: What’s New @ The Car Connection

January 23, 2015
From The Car Connection

Mitsubishi Hints At A New Montero For The U.S.: Chicago Show Debut?

Is the Mitsubishi Montero coming back to the U.S. market? Based on hints dropped by the company in advance of next month’s Chicago Auto Show, showing a utility vehicle with an upright profile, and the wording “the return of a legend,” the brand is at the least seriously considering it.

Is Driving While Eating The New Driving While Texting?

Cheeseburgers and steering wheels are a dangerous combination -- at least that's what one resident of Cobb County, Georgia was told when he was ticketed for eating while driving.

U.S. Transportation Secretary: Automatic-Braking Safety Tech ‘Recommended’

Safety technology—including airbags, seatbelts, crash structures, and much more—has saved an estimated 613,501 lives since 1960, according to a newly released report on a statistical model from the federal government.

2016 Cadillac CT6 under construction at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan

2016 Cadillac CT6 under construction at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan

From Motor Authority:

Cadillac Details New CT6’s Multi-Material Construction

Cadillac’s new CT6 large sedan is set to debut at the New York Auto Show in April and will reach showrooms by the end of the year, arriving as a 2016 model. Recently, we learned that the car will offer a video-streaming rearview mirror as well as a plug-in hybrid option.

2016 BMW M2 Spy Shots

The new BMW 2-Series is one of the many culprits of the brand’s confusingly revamped naming system, but that doesn’t stop it from being a very fun little luxury sports coupe—particularly in M235i form. By the end of 2015, however, the most potent version of the 2-Series should be on the road: the M2.

Volkswagen To Preview New CC With Geneva Motor Show Concept?

Volkswagen’s stylish CC (known as a Passat CC in other markets) has been around since the 2009 model year and is certainly starting to show its age, despite a mid-cycle update for 2013. The good news is that a successor is in the works, a preview of which we may receive as early as the Geneva Motor Show in March.

SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

From Green Car Reports:

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. 

Energy Secretary Confirms: U.S. Will Fall Short Of Obama Goal Of 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015

In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015. So with 2015 upon us, will the country be able to meet that goal before the end of the year?

U.S. Senate Votes Against Affirming Climate Science Validity

Would you trust a politician who believes the earth is flat? Or that the sun revolves around the earth? Or that the Holocaust never happened? No? Then what do we make of politicians who continue to deny the accepted scientific consensus that human activity is affecting the climate?

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