Kia Sedona, Rules For Autonomous Cars, Audi Prologue Allroad: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 16, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2015 Kia Sedona Review

Automakers are rushing headlong into niches, with compact crossovers and coupe-like sedans, yet they're not exactly pushing for what's become more of a niche than it used to be: minivans. Over the past few years, the class has pretty much settled down to the big four sellers—Odyssey, Sienna, Town & Country, and Grand Caravan—and outliers like the Nissan Quest, Mazda 5, and Kia Sedona.

Disabled Left Dangling As California DMV Delays Rules For Autonomous Cars

Some people are worried about the arrival of autonomous cars. For others, though, the self-driving revolution can't come soon enough.

2012 Subaru Impreza Investigated For Deactivated Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2012 Subaru Impreza. According to government documents, the sensor that determines whether the passenger seat is occupied may have a pattern of malfunctioning and turning off the front air bags.

Audi Prologue Allroad concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Audi Prologue Allroad concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

Audi Prologue Allroad Concept Set For 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

A new form of Audi’s stunning Prologue concept car makes its debut next week at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show: the Prologue Allroad. As the name suggests, the new concept has been designed as a soft-roader and hints at future developments for cars like the A4 and A6 Allroad.

Saab Owner NEVS Exits Bankruptcy Protection

After running out of cash last May due to a failed deal with a Chinese backer, Saab’s owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) was facing bankruptcy but was thrown a lifeline by a Swedish court that awarded the struggling firm a reorganization period.

Artist Turns 1983 Camaro Z28 Into Non-Functional Hippy Coral Reef

The topography of the automotive art world is as varied as Malibu's famous canyon roads—lots of highs and lots of lows. The pinnacle is populated by greats like Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol and the nadir by execrable carnival barkers like the pompous louts who crushed a Type-997 Porsche 911 just to display its corpse. 

2014 Honda Insight

2014 Honda Insight

From Green Car Reports:

Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps even years. So it appears to be with the Honda Insight, the subcompact mild hybrid hatchback that the company discontinued after the 2014 model year.

GM Confirms Electric-Car Name Will Be 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Well, they did it. General Motors confirmed yesterday that its upcoming 200-mile battery-electric car will be named the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Yes, Roof Boxes And Ski Racks Really Do Cut MPG—More Than You Might Think

If you follow our coverage on fuel efficiency, you know that real-world mileage numbers don't always measure up to the official EPA ratings. But if you think failing to meet those EPA numbers by five or ten percent is already a letdown, be very careful about your cargo-carrying expectations in your next sedan, hatchback, or crossover.

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