2015 Hyundai Sonata, April Lease Deals, Lyons LM2 Streamliner: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 7, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is a completely different vehicle than last year's model. Now fully redesigned and in its seventh generation (the third built in Alabama), the Sonata competes against a squadron of well-qualified family four-doors—Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, and Chevy Malibu—as well as the VW Passat, Kia Optima, Chrysler 200, Subaru Legacy and Mazda 6.

April Lease Deals Make Several Lame-Duck Vehicles Worth A Second Look

April tends to be the time of the year when business at dealerships really starts to perk up. And after a particularly harsh winter for some regions of the U.S., it’s likely that rebound will happen with a little more uptick than usual.

The Safest Vehicles Of 2015

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Many families, as we recommend, start their shopping process by weeding out potential vehicles that simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety.

Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner concept, 2015 New York Auto Show

Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner concept, 2015 New York Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

Lyons Motor Car Brings LM2 Streamliner ‘Concept’ To New York

When Lyons Motor Car failed to show up as promised with its LM2 Streamliner supercar concept at the April 1 opening day for the 2015 New York Auto Show, many put this down to the whole affair being one giant April Fools’ Day stunt. After all, Lyons was only established in 2011 and yet is promising a 1,700-horsepower supercar that can shatter acceleration and top speed records.

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC Spy Shots

Mercedes-Benz’s SLK-Class is now one of the oldest models in the automaker’s fleet, having been on the market in its current form since the 2012 model year, but soon an updated version will arrive on the scene, and in line with Mercedes’ new naming strategy it will be classified as an "SLC".

Ferrari's 'Making Of' FXX K Video Reveals Virtually Nothing Regarding Making Of FXX K, Still Cool

When Maranello revealed its latest hypercar would be called "LaFerrari," the reaction from auto media and fans alike was withering.

Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

From Green Car Reports:

Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday's media schedule at the New York Auto Show. Founder and CEO Paul Elio appeared at a simple podium in front of a bright-orange prototype Elio three-wheeled vehicle.

Insult To Injury? GA Kills Electric-Car Incentive, Adds Last-Minute Luxury-Car Tax Break

It hasn't been a particularly good year so far for electric-car purchase incentives. As feared by advocates, last week Georgia passed a highway-funding bill that killed its $5,000 income-tax credit for purchase of a battery-electric vehicles.

Patent Fight Erupts Over Next-Generation Electric-Car Battery Chemistry

Electric cars may still make up just a tiny percentage of the vehicles on world roads, but the batteries that power them are already a big business. As with most industries, that occasionally means big lawsuits, as companies try to protect valuable intellectual property they've spent years or decades refining.

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