2015 GMC Yukon, 2015 Nissan Quest, 2016 Lincoln Continental: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 22, 2015
2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali first drive

2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali first drive

From The Car Connection:  

2015 GMC Yukon Review

The 2015 GMC Yukon is one of the few remaining full-sized, truck-based SUVs on the market, and in its all-new form, is more impressive than ever. More modern styling and features, and more efficient powertrains make GMC’s 2015 Yukon a very compelling offering in the crowded crossover/SUV marketplace.

2015 Nissan Quest Review

The 2015 Nissan Quest is a minivan that leaves us wanting. Its safety ratings are below average and its seating system is the least flexible on the market, despite its family-friendly intentions. It's more rewarding to drive than its competitors, but the Quest remains a difficult vehicle to recommend in this segment.

In 2013, Google Almost Bought Tesla For $11 Billion

Tesla Motors accounts for a tiny fraction of the world's car sales, but after just a few years in the biz, the small company has already had a huge effect on laws, public opinion, and the auto industry.

Lincoln Continental concept

Lincoln Continental concept

From Motor Authority:

2016 Lincoln Continental Spy Shots

This is our first look at the production version of Lincoln’s all-new Continental flagship sedan, which will serve as the replacement for the MKS when it goes on sale next year. Previewed just a few weeks ago in concept form at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the production version looks almost identical to the striking show car as these spy shots reveal.

1,341-Horsepower Toroidion Electric Supercar Debuts At 2015 Top Marques Monaco

Not long ago, 500 horsepower seemed an incredible output for a car. Then the Bugatti Veyron arrived and all of a sudden the “1,000-hp supercar” had entered the automotive vernacular. Lately, more and more cars have been coming out with “megawatt” ratings, which for those readers unaccustomed to measuring power in watts is equivalent to 1,341 hp.

Volvo Lounge Console Lets Compact Car Owners Join The Chauffeur-Driven Class: Video

Volvo is attempting to rebrand itself as a luxury marque, but in this industry you have to do a lot more than simply state that your products are premium if you have any hope of drawing customers away from the German triumvirate.

2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

From Green Car Reports:

Hybrid Car Repairs Getting Cheaper, But Not For Regular Cars

While hybrid cars have been on U.S. roads in large numbers for over a decade, their reliability and repair costs may still spook some potential buyers. The innards of a modern car are already mysterious enough for the average person; add in extra electrical components and things get even more confusing.

How Maryland's Tesla Sales Bill Really Got Passed: Its Sponsor Tells The Story (Video)

Last week, barely minutes before it adjourned, the Maryland House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars from up to four stores in the state. Now, courtesy of a video sent in by a reader, we can hear that bill's sponsor describe the process that led to the bill--and why he cared about Tesla in the first place.

Oregon's Electric-Car Czar Heads For PlugShare After 5 Years

For the past couple of years, Oregon has been unique among the states that promote electric cars. That's because it created a position within its Department of Transportation for a "Chief EV Officer"--a person charged specifically with overseeing efforts to encourage electric-car adoption.


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