Distracted Driving, 2016 Chevy Malibu, 2016 Cadillac CT6: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 1, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Preview

The 2016 Chevy Malibu is one of GM's most familiar nameplates, and in the modern era, it's been a family-car mainstay. But with the current Malibu, Chevy has a mid-size sedan that's subpar in a few ways--rear seat comfort, economy and styling.

Texas Study Suggests That Distracted Driving Laws Should Target Women

We make a lot of assumptions about distracted driving. More often than not, we assume the culprits are teens tethered to their smartphones, but numerous studies have shown that mom and dad exhibit poor decision-making skills, too.

Should NHTSA Be Able To Stop Sales Of Flawed Cars On Its Own?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversees a long, thorough process for recalling flawed vehicles. It collects complaints, launches investigations, and formally requests recalls from automakers.

2016 Cadillac CT6, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Cadillac CT6, 2015 New York Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

2016 Cadillac CT6 At New York Auto Show: Live Photos

Cadillac finally has an entry in the prestigious full-size luxury sedan segment thanks to the arrival of the 2016 CT6 at this week’s 2015 New York Auto Show. The arrival marks several firsts for General Motors as a whole, and no doubt it’s also put the more established rivals in the segment on edge.

2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder: 375-Horsepower, Top-Down Fun

Porsche’s hottest Boxster at present is the 330-horsepower GTS but by the end of the year the German automaker will have this baby in showrooms: the all-new Boxster Spyder, making its debut this week at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

VW Beetle Special Edition Concepts, Golf SportWagen Alltrack Unveiled: Live Photos

On the eve of the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen has taken the wraps off four Beetle Special Edition concepts, and announced the production of the Golf SportWagen Alltrack.

2016 Smart ForTwo (European version) - First Drive, Barcelona, Nov 2014

2016 Smart ForTwo (European version) - First Drive, Barcelona, Nov 2014

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Drive Of European Version

The 2016 Smart ForTwo minicar will arrive at U.S. dealers this fall. When it does, it will be playing the redemption card every chance it gets. Smart was created to counter the increasing global trend toward urbanization. One way to make cities more manageable is a microcar that fit the needs of urban dwellers in cramped environments.

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

Given its attractive looks, it's not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. While the partially electric i8 hasn't been on sale for even a year, the Bavarian carmaker has already hinted at a production increase.

'Rolling Coal' Fine Would Be $5,000 Under Proposed Illinois Law

Over the past few years, some of America's, shall we say, less enlightened drivers hit upon a new trend. They started modifying big diesel trucks to spew clouds of soot and smoke whenever the driver hit the accelerator.

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