Audi On Demand, 2015 Toyota Corolla, 2017 Jaguar XE: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 29, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Audi On Demand Puts Audi In The Rental Car Business: R8 Spyder Available For $1285 Per Day

Rental cars are rarely nice. Online, rental companies may show images of sleek, sporty coupes, but when you get to the service desk, you're handed the keys to a frumpy sedan. And who knows if it's up to snuff?

2015 Toyota Corolla Review

The Toyota Corolla, for decades, has epitomized basic, trouble-free, and relatively comfortable transportation. That 'no frills' reputation changed a bit a couple of years ago, when Toyota added some more technology and flair to the Corolla, arguably breaking free of biases that have long pegged it as the blandest of the compact-sedan bunch.

Going 64 MPH In A 50 MPH Zone? That'll be $58,000, Please

If you've ever gotten a speeding ticket, you know how expensive they can be. Going just a few miles over the limit can easily lighten your wallet by a few hundred bucks.

2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE

From Motor Authority:

2017 Jaguar XE U.S. Specs, Details Announced

The 2017 Jaguar XE won’t arrive for sale in the U.S. until the spring of 2016, but today, Jaguar announced its specs in American trim.

Infiniti Unveils Real-World Vision GT Supercar Concept

Infiniti is among the major automakers to have come up with a stunning concept car for the Gran Turismo video game series, with the Japanese brand’s concept, the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo, having made its virtual debut late last year. At last week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, however, Infiniti rolled out a real-world model, photos of which are presented here.

Latest LaFerrari Crash Is Worst Yet

The LaFerrari is—by any account—an exceptional, glorious incarnation of the automobile. But it's not an exception to one cruel fact of life—supercars are going to get wrecked. On that note, there’s a new photo of Ferrari's latest halo car post-shunt, and the damage appears extensive.

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

From Green Car Reports:

China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its present-day hybrids and future hydrogen fuel-cell cars. It no longer sells the RAV4 EV electric SUV whose powertrain was developed by then-partner Tesla Motors.

Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG—Or So—Not 54.5 MPG

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to that. The latest estimates put the average fuel economy of new cars closer to 25 mpg.

Big Oil To 'Lose Control Of Auto Industry': Energy Conference

It's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never become mainstream, they argue, because of fickle consumers who base their-car purchases on what the price of gas happens to be the moment they walk into a dealership.

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