Jaguar Land Rover Plans, Super Bowl Ads, 2016 Nissan Maxima: What’s New @ The Car Connection

February 2, 2015
From The Car Connection:

2015 Lexus LS Review

The 2015 Lexus LS 460 and LS 600h L hybrid represent the pinnacle of Lexus engineering as the brand's flagship sedans. They offer the very best in Toyota's fits and finishes–and frequently retain their value better over time than their German competitors.

Five Questions: U.S. Jaguar Land Rover CEO On Diesels, Brand, And Growth

Jaguar and Land Rover are together poised for quite the growth spurt. Both brands have been closely entwined since 2008, when they were sold by Ford Motor Co. to India’s Tata Motors, and given the opportunity to broaden their future portfolios with some significant investment in product development and engineering.

Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to watch more puppies.

2016 Nissan Maxima in Nissan’s Super Bowl XLIX spot ‘With Dad’

2016 Nissan Maxima in Nissan’s Super Bowl XLIX spot ‘With Dad’

From Motor Authority:

2016 Nissan Maxima Shown Briefly In Nissan’s Super Bowl Spot: Video

The Nissan GT-R is, without question, an impressive and engaging performance machine. The same can't be said about the Maxima, despite the "four-door sports car" moniker. But the new Maxima, due out later this year as a 2016 model, may just change that thinking as it looks to be sharing some of its style with its much more potent and expensive brandmate.

Watch The New ‘Furious 7’ Super Bowl Spot: Video

Here it is all you Fast fans, the latest trailer for the seventh installment of the ever-expanding Fast and the Furious franchise, Furious 7. It debuted during yesterday’s Super Bowl XLIX as a 60-second spot and features plenty of action not seen in the movie's first trailer.

Front-Wheel-Drive Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 Revealed During Super Bowl: Video

Nissan’s new LMP1 hybrid race car set for the 2015 World Endurance Championship, which includes the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, was revealed during yesterday’s Super Bowl XLIX in which the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28–24.

Kia 2015 Chicago Auto Show teaser image

Kia 2015 Chicago Auto Show teaser image

From Green Car Reports:

Kia Crossover Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV?

In the lead-up to the Chicago Auto Show, we got a teaser photo two days ago of a Kia "rugged runabout" concept that will be unveiled there in 10 days. The photo--a wintry shot of the front end of a car in an artful snow storm--immediately made us think that Kia might add electric all-wheel drive to its Soul tall wagon.

Honda Civic Hybrid And Honda CR-Z: Sales Likely To End Soon?

While sales of the 47-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan have ticked up as supply grows, the camaker's two other hybrid offerings seem to be in limbo. The Honda Civic Hybrid, a compact four-door sedan, and the Honda CR-Z two-seat sport hatchback are still in the lineup--but their 2014 sales continued to fall.

Pedestrian-Alert Noises For Electric, Hybrid Cars Delayed By NHTSA, Again

Part of the appeal of hybrid and electric cars is their quiet operation, but regulators fear this also poses a danger to pedestrians. That's led to several attempts to equip new hybrids and electric cars with noise-making devices, to alert blind or unaware pedestrians to their approach.

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