Apple Electric Car, 2016 Acura ILX, 2016 Kia Optima: What’s New @ The Car Connection

February 17, 2015
From The Car Connection:

2016 Acura ILX Review

The Acura ILX has, up until now, required the use of a lot of qualifiers. That’s because while this compact entry-luxury sedan was quite well designed—and it could be quite appealing—the lineup has consisted of a mishmash of models, not all of them all that sporty or luxurious.

Of Course Apple Is Building An Autonomous Electric Car. The Question Is: Should It?

Over the weekend, news broke that Apple is seriously investigating the possibility of creating an all-electric, autonomous car. People the world over seemed shocked and awed, but among those who've been paying attention, the revelation isn't too surprising.

2015 Ford Mustang: Five-Star Safety Bucks Pony-Car Preconceptions

Safety might have been seen as a distant priority in the past for those buying pony cars like the Ford Mustang; but today there’s no reason to compromise on occupant protection in the interest of more muscle.

Kia Sportspace concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Kia Sportspace concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

From Motor Authority:

2016 Kia Optima Previewed By Sportspace Concept

Kia’s current Optima was all-new for the 2011 model year so we’re about due for a replacement. That replacement will be introduced later this year as a 2016 model, but we’ll get our first look at the car at next month’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show in the form of this thinly-veiled concept version, dubbed the Sportspace.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro’s Profile Revealed By Body Die

The all-new, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is so close we can almost smell its fumes. Just days after a teaser shot was presented at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and a photo turned up depicting what’s purported to be the car’s headlight, we now have a new photo showing one of the car’s body dies.

Lexus LF-SA Subcompact Concept Debuting At 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Lexus has stated it will unveil a new concept at next month’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show but beyond this confirmation we don’t have any further details on the vehicle. That may not be entirely accurate, however, as an image has surfaced that’s alleged to depict the new Lexus concept.

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV

From Green Car Reports:

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Full-Size Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Chicago Auto Show

At today's Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi showed off a new concept for a full-size SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Called the Concept GC-PHEV, the large and angular design exercise had previously been seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show last fall, but its appearance in Chicago represented its North American debut.

Hellcat Driver Who Lost Drag Race To Tesla P85D Ready For Rematch

Last month, a Tesla Model S P85D electric car stormed silently to a drag-race victory over a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and became the talk of the Internet. The 691-horsepower all-wheel drive luxury sedan easily outpaced the Hellcat and its 707-hp supercharged V-8 through the quarter mile--proving the potency of the Tesla's electric powertrain.

Adorable, Helpful Fossil Fuels Are Your Loving Girlfriend--Don't Betray Her: Video

The Soviets used to call it agitprop--various forms of media and art with an explicitly political message--but now it's paid for by large corporations, to backstop their lobbying efforts. The latest example is a truly delicious little Valentine-theme video that explains how wonderful and lovable fossil fuels are (they're female, it appears).

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