2016 Acura RDX, 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT, Audi Prologue Avant: What’s New @ The Car Connection

February 16, 2015
From The Car Connection:

2016 Acura RDX Preview

The 2016 Acura RDX crossover utility vehicle continues in its role as an upscale crossover utility vehicle for pragmatic but fashion-conscious urban or suburban families who need more wagon practicality and less off-road capability or styling.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Preview

The Elantra GT may share its name with Hyundai's best-selling compact sedan--but in reality, it's a different vehicle, one that comes originally from Europe. And that's why it attracts competition from cars like the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

Honda, Nissan, Toyota Join Forces To Create Hydrogen Network In Japan (But What Does That Mean?)

Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have announced plans to pool their resources and develop Japan's hydrogen infrastructure, which will serve the automakers' coming fleets of fuel-cell vehicles. Will the three succeed? And, if so, will they be able to translate their success to other countries like the U.S.?

Teaser for Audi Prologue Avant concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Teaser for Audi Prologue Avant concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

From Motor Authority:

Audi Preps Prologue Avant Concept For Geneva Motor Show

Audi’s imposing Prologue concept unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show was a preview of new styling themes (devised under the guidance of recently appointed design chief Marc Lichte) for the automaker’s future product, starting with the next-generation A8 flagship sedan due in 2016.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Teased, Will Feature Full LED Headlights

Land Rover’s stylish Range Rover Evoque crossover first burst onto the scene back in 2012, so the vehicle is rapidly approaching the midway point in its life cycle. In order to keep sales brimming Land Rover is introducing a subtle facelift for the Evoque, which we’ll see for the first time at next month’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It will be arriving in showrooms as a 2016 model. 

2018 BMW X7 Spy Shots

It was almost exactly a year ago that BMW announced plans for a new full-size SUV and now we have our first spy shots of a very early test mule for the vehicle. To be called the X7, the new SUV will compete against rival full-size SUVs in the luxury arena such as the Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

From Green Car Reports:

Oil Industry Will Begin To Vanish By 2030, Says New Book

What if electric cars and renewable energy became such common parts of our society that they made the oil industry obsolete? It's an environmentalist's dream, and it's also the thesis of a new book, which claims the oil industry will effectively vanish in large part within the next two decades.

Advances In Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Offer Promise For Electric Cars

Commercial uses of the element sulfur date back centuries, but it may be the key to a new generation of batteries with high theoretical energy density and relatively low cost. The principles of a lithium-sulfur battery have been known for decades, but practical solutions to the chemical challenges inherent in the cells remain to be found.

Tata AirPod Compressed-Air Car To Launch In Hawaii This Year: Report

A few years ago, there was a flurry of interest in compressed-air cars--but, forgive the pun, that seemed to deflate quickly. While a car that runs on air comes with obvious environmental benefits, including zero emissions from the non-existent tailpipe, the technology seemed unworkable for everyday use.

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