Nissan Murano, Honda Civic Vs. Mazda 3, McLaren 675LT: What’s New @ The Car Connection

January 28, 2015
From The Car Connection:

2015 Nissan Murano Review

The flamboyant, head-turning exterior design of the 2015 Nissan Murano is quite the icebreaker. This mid-size crossover is at once a charming outlier and a carefully calculated inside job that, no matter how you see it, breaks free of the utility-vehicle mold in several meaningful ways.

Honda Civic Vs. Mazda 3: Compare Cars

For decades, Honda and Mazda have excelled not just at making good, fuel-efficient subcompact sedans (and hatchbacks), but also those that are nimble and fun to drive, with more personality than a lot of the other driving appliances out there at their price. With the latest Mazda 3, this is true, more than ever; and with its latest Civic, Honda appears to have bounced back gracefully from an ill-conceived redesign.

DEA Is Spying On Millions Of U.S. Drivers With License Plate Readers

Technology does awesome things. It lets us communicate with loved ones, no matter where they are on the planet. It lets us collaborate with colleagues and entrepreneurs thousands of miles away.

Teaser for McLaren 675LT debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Teaser for McLaren 675LT debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

From Motor Authority:

McLaren Confirms New 675LT, Announces Super Series Family Of Cars

McLaren has confirmed that its new track-focused supercar based on the 650S will be called the 675LT, where the “675” portion of the name represents the car’s output in metric horsepower and the “LT” signifies an extended long-tail design similar to that used on the legendary F1 GTR Long Tail.

Honda Confirms Production Civic Type R For 2015 Geneva Motor Show: Video

After years of teasing us with concepts, Honda has finally confirmed the arrival of its newest Civic Type R in production trim. The latest hot hatch will make its world debut at March’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show where Honda will also show its version of the NSX.

Aston Martin To Reveal Future Plans At 2015 Geneva Motor Show

About a month ago, it was revealed that Aston Martin was seeking additional funds to develop some new technologies as well as additional models beyond the planned replacements for the Vantage and DB9 sports cars. This week, the chairman of key Aston Martin investor Investindustrial, Andrea Bonomi, confirmed that the Italian private equity firm will pledge the necessary funds required by Aston Martin.

Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

Toyota Exec Slams Tesla For Having 'All Eggs In One Basket'

Toyota's public attack on electric cars shows no signs of letting up. Its first sallies were two ads from its Lexus luxury brand slamming electric cars for range anxiety.

Why New Car Sales Won't Set Records: Lots Of Little Reasons, Says Economist

Stricter fuel-economy standards will gradually reduce the environmental impact of cars, but what if people just stopped buying them? New-car sales haven't yet recovered to their pre-recession levels, and at least one analyst believes that at best, they'll only equal those heights this year.

2011-2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchbacks Struts To Be Replaced For 'Customer Satisfaction'

General Motors is recalling certain 2011 through 2014 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars, but only as a matter of "customer satisfaction." In the affected cars, the struts that hold the rear hatch open can weaken and detach, causing the hatch to close by itself unexpectedly.

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