2015 Ford Escape, 2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Mercedes Pickup: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 8, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2015 Ford Escape Review

The 2015 Ford Escape is, like most modern crossovers, essentially a tall wagon—a sporty one, at that. It's rakish, sporty, and contemporary, and it stands as quite an about-face from what it was a few model years ago, when it made the transition from a much boxier form factor.

The Best Performance Cars Of 2015

Lurid acceleration, perfect balance, intuitive handling, pine-tar levels of grip--performance means different things to different drivers. And sometimes it means everything.

The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles (E-REVs), to battery-electric cars--the spectrum of efficiency as we know it today.

Teaser sketch for potential Mercedes-Benz pickup truck

Teaser sketch for potential Mercedes-Benz pickup truck

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes May Offer Pickup In U.S. As Lifestyle Product

Mercedes-Benz’s recent teaser sketch for a new mid-size pickup truck was no April Fools’ Day stunt, with the German automaker since confirming that the vehicle is headed for launch towards the end of the decade as a rival to the likes of the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok.

On Heels Of Cadillac Leaving Livery, MGM Resorts Adopts CNG-Powered XTS Stretch Limos

While Cadillac is moving out of the livery segment—it doesn't jive with new chief Johan de Nysschen's vision for the brand—we'll be seeing XTS-based limos on the road for years to come. With that in mind, MGM Resorts International has adopted the world's first fleet of CNG-fueled stretch limousine.

2016 Smart ForTwo Cabrio Spy Shots

These are our latest spy shots of a prototype for the new ForTwo Cabrio based on the third generation of the popular Smart minicar. The new ForTwo made its debut last summer alongside a returning four-door ForFour variant.

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

From Green Car Reports:

BREAKING: $75,000 Tesla Model S 70D: AWD, 240-Mile Range Is New Base Version

Leave it to electric-car maker Tesla Motors to spring another surprise on the world. This morning, it announced a brand-new version of the base model in its signature battery-electric luxury sedan lineup.

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Of Plug-In Hybrid

The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a comfortable, relatively fast, and fairly fuel-efficient luxury sport sedan. It's rated at 16 miles of electric range, but we didn't achieve that in cold and snowy upstate New York "springtime" weather.

BMW Targets Twice As Many Electric-Car Sales This Year

Sales of the two BMW "i" plug-in electric models have been fairly good over the past year, and that's leading the company to reach for a more ambitious goal. BMW aims to double sales of its i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid in the U.S. this year--which represents their first full calendar year on sale.

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