2016 Volvo XC90, Smart And PETA, Aston Martin Vulcan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

February 25, 2015
From The Car Connection:

2016 Volvo XC90 Review

The 2016 Volvo XC90 is the first entirely redesigned version of the Swedish maker’s large seven-seat SUV since 2002. It’s a strong statement of how Volvo sees its products competing in the luxury market, and it offers a refreshing alternative to the traditionally severe and functional luxury of the German brands.

Smart Kowtows To PETA & Offers A Leather-Free 2016 Fortwo: Can It Save The Brand?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- the activist group that's best known for splattering fur coats with paint and saving Mazda-loving spider colonies from certain doom -- announced a much more modest achievement yesterday.

Audi A3 Vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA: Compare Cars

The Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedans have similar missions. Each provides affordable entry points into these German luxury brands' lineups, and each slots in just below vehicles that used to be the entry point in their brands (the A4 and C-Class, respectively). Yet their driving personalities are very different.

Aston Martin Vulcan

Aston Martin Vulcan

From Motor Authority:

Aston Martin Vulcan Is A V-12-Powered, Limited Edition Track Car

What is the Aston Martin Vulcan? It’s a track-only supercar packing motorsport-derived technology and a powerful 7.0-liter V-12 engine, and it’s racing to Switzerland for a debut at next week’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

First Camaro Ever Built Restored, Headed To 2015 Carlisle GM Nationals: Video

If you’re a Camaro die-hard, you need to clear your schedule for the dates of June 26-28 and book a ticket to Carlisle, Pennsylvania so that you can attend the Carlisle GM Nationals. Why? Because organizers have confirmed that the first Camaro ever built, a 1967 model bearing chassis VIN N100001 will be on display.

2015 Geneva Motor Show Preview

The 2015 Geneva Motor Show is shaping up to be one of the biggest we’ve seen in all our years of covering the Swiss event, and that means more exciting concepts, design showcases and the world’s finest luxury and performance cars. Some 220 exhibitors from over 30 countries will be present and will be showing around 900 cars in total.

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Chevrolet Volt Powertrain: How It Works In Electric, Hybrid Modes

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is sleeker, has more electric range, higher gas mileage, a fifth seat, and should be both faster and quieter on the road. But while GM hasn't explicitly said so, it's no longer as much of a range-extended electric car (or "series hybrid").

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says

California is already home to the nation's sole hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and funds are in place to build more such stations over the next few years. That's why the Golden State is now the sole U.S. market for the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and the upcoming 2016 Toyota Mirai--the only fuel-cell cars on sale in the U.S. right now.

Mazda Diesel Still On Tap, But Performance Must Be Suitable, Exec Says

More than two years after it was first announced, Mazda's SkyActiv-D diesel engine still hasn't made it to the U.S.--and it doesn't appear that will change in the near future. The 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine was originally slated for the Mazda 6 mid-size sedan, but concerns over performance have continually delayed it.

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