2016 Kia Optima, 2016 Lexus RX, 2016 Smart ForTwo: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 6, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Kia Optima Video Preview

The Kia Optima has been a surprise—well, maybe not to Kia, but to the rest of the world. In the past it was an anonymous four-door forever in the shadow of the Camry and Accord. In 2011, a complete rethink made it one of the best-looking values in the family four-door class.

2016 Lexus RX Video Preview

Back in 1990, Lexus launched with the world-beating LS sedan. Since then, it’s been the RX crossover SUV that’s kept the doors open and the buyers buying. This is our first look at the all-new 2016 Lexus RX.

2016 Nissan Maxima Preview

For the past decade, the Nissan Maxima has been having an identity crisis. Originally it was Nissan's family sedan, then it became its so-called "four-door sports car." Today it shares most of its running gear with the less expensive Altima.

2015 Honda S660

2015 Honda S660

From Motor Authority:

Honda S660 Officially Goes On Sale In Japan, And Only Japan

Cue the chorus of disappointed Americans. Because while Honda is finally bringing the Civic Type R to the States, its S660 will be only available in the Japanese domestic market. And that's a shame—because the tiny roadster sounds like it'll be an absolute riot.

Cadillac To Drop XTS, Exit Livery Market: Report

Plans for Cadillac’s XTS, which is based on a version of GM’s Epsilon II platform used by more mainstream brands such as Chevrolet and Buick, were hatched during the automaker’s bankruptcy days, with the car seen as a quick solution to fill the need for a large, comfy sedan that traditional Cadillac buyers sought.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Predicts Production Car 'Ring Record For SCG003

We may soon see Porsche’s 6:57 production car Nürburgring lap record, set by the 918 Spyder in 2013, slashed dramatically by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ new SCG003 supercar.

2016 Smart ForTwo, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Smart ForTwo, 2015 New York Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Smart ForTwo Video Preview

If smaller is better, then you can’t really do much better than the Smart ForTwo. The ForTwo is the city car originally designed in partnership with Swatch, back in the 1990s. This year it’s been redesigned with American drivers in mind. That doesn’t mean bigger—just better.

2016 Chevrolet Spark Video Preview

The Chevrolet Spark has found its niche as an urban runabout. But since it's been on sale around the world for a long time, it's time for a replacement. And this time, for now at least, one key version is going dark.

Georgetown, Texas: Far From Green, But 100 Percent Renewable Energy--Why?

While the politics of climate change remain contentious in the U.S.--if not in much of the rest of the developed world--that doesn't have to hold up the growth of renewable-energy infrastructure. Because if there's one thing everyone can agree on, it's that saving money is great.

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