2015 BMW X6, 2015 Ford F-150, 2016 Volvo XC90: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 14, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2015 BMW X6 Review

The BMW X6 was once unusual in its form factor, but it's gained companions, from within the brand and without: the BMW X4 takes the coupe-crossover theme down a size, and Mercedes-Benz will soon follow with its GLE Coupe, a sexier take on what's now called the M-Class.

2015 Ford F-150: First Crash-Test Ratings For Aluminum-Bodied Truck

The 2015 Ford F-150 makes some great leaps ahead, with its aluminum-intensive, aerospace-styled construction, fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, and tech-loaded cabin. But the safety of this aluminum-bodied F-150 has been an open question—until now.

2015 Fiat 500c 1957 Edition Cabrio: Retro Style From $24,700

One of the things that Fiat fans like about the company's iconic 500 model is its retro style. The lines and silhouette of today's version hearken back to the 500's debut nearly 60 years ago in 1957.

2016 Volvo XC90 Excellence

2016 Volvo XC90 Excellence

From Motor Authority:

Volvo Rolls Out XC90 Excellence Flagship For 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

With the launch of its all-new XC90, Volvo is hoping to convince new car buyers that it can build an SUV that’s just as dynamic, high-tech and luxurious as the Germans, albeit it with a Scandinavian twist. To really send the message home, the automaker at next week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show will present this new range-topping variant, the XC90 Excellence.

2017 Jaguar F-Pace Spy Shots

These are the latest spy shots of Jaguar’s upcoming SUV based on the C-X17 concept first shown at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Previously thought to be an "XQ" or "Q-Type", Jaguar has since confirmed that it’s first-ever high-riding model will be called an "F-Pace".

Bob Lutz Thinks Manufacturer-Sponsored Racing Is (Mostly) A Waste of Money

Bob Lutz isn't known for pulling punches. The industry icon speaks with all the bravado you'd expect of an old-school Marine fighter pilot, and he has just sounded off on manufacturer-sponsored racing.

Lexus LF-SA concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Lexus LF-SA concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

From Green Car Reports:

Minicars And Microcars: How Small Could Lexus Go?

The Lexus LF-SA Concept that made a first appearance this past month at the Geneva Motor Show definitely pushes the brand into unexpected design territory—and down to an unexpectedly small size.

Which 40-MPG Small Car Outsells Prius V And Ford C-Max Some Months?

When it comes to getting the highest fuel efficiency, there's something to be said about buying the smallest car possible, and driving it with care. That alone can yield impressive savings when trading down from a bigger car--and without making the jump to a hybrid.

Electric-Car Battery Costs Fell 8 Percent A Year For Market Leaders: Study

Five years into the era of modern electric cars, the biggest cost remains the battery pack. Now there's data to confirm that not only are the costs of the battery cells falling, but that they are falling at rates pretty much in line with historical declines.

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