2016 Acura RLX, 2016 Mazda MX-5, 2016 Cadillac ATS-V: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 27, 2015
2016 Mazda MX-5 production for U.S. begins

2016 Mazda MX-5 production for U.S. begins

From The Car Connection:

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Highest MPG Of Any Sports Car

Looking for the best compromise between driving fun and fuel efficiency? The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata could very well be the new winner.

2016 Acura RLX Review

The RLX is Acura's flagship sedan, but it's not the sort of car that screams for attention and recognition. It's not a car for extroverts, even though its performance is impressive and satisfying.

Ford Recalls Recent Fiesta, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ For Door-Latch Issue

Ford is recalling about 390,000 vehicles from the 2012 through 2014 model years for an issue with the door latches. According to the company, a “broken pawl spring tab” could either prevent the door from latching or allow the door to unlatch while the vehicle is moving.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V

2016 Cadillac ATS-V

From Motor Authority:

2016 Cadillac ATS-V First Drive Video

First things first: yes, this newfangled V car is better than the Germans. For me, anyway. Maybe for you, too.

Volvo’s New Compact Cars To Be Built In Belgium, Probably China

Volvo’s latest XC90 SUV is based on a modular platform called SPA (short for “Scalable Platform Architecture”) that will eventually underpin all of the automaker’s models sized from the S60 up. For everything smaller, Volvo teamed up with its Chinese parent company Geely to develop a second modular platform, this time called CMA (short for “Compact Modular Architecture").

Subaru To Strengthen STI’s Presence In U.S., Launch More Tuned Cars

The U.S. is the single biggest market for Subaru, and it’s where the automaker sells most of its STI-badged cars, but we still miss out on most of the exciting STI products that Subaru offers in Japan and a few other select markets. That’s set to change, however, as the Japanese automaker plans on its expanding its STI offerings here.

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $69,100; Sportier R-Design Is $71,000

We'd missed it until now, but pricing for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid SUV was released earlier this month. The base XC90 T8 Momentum trim level carries a sticker price of $69,095, which includes a mandatory $995 delivery fee.

Plug-In Hybrid HUMMERs Headed For The South Pole On Biodiesel

If you were going to drive to the South Pole, what vehicle would you choose? There's a team gearing up right now to undertake that very adventure--using a pair of plug-in hybrid Hummers.

Tesla Website, Twitter Account, Musk Twitter Briefly Hacked

Electric-car maker Tesla sits in the heart of Silicon Valley, a place where software security is--or should be--a constant focus of attention. Still, corporate websites present a juicy and visible target for hackers worldwide.


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