2016 Honda Pilot, Takata Airbag Recall, New Ford GT Spied: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 20, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Honda Pilot First Drive Video

We’ve been fans of the Honda Pilot since it was brand-new, back in 2003. The first one was a big hit—but the next one had a rugged SUV look that was out of step with its on-road talents.

Takata Airbag Recall Doubles: At 34 Million Cars, Now Largest In History

Following an order from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the airbag manufacturer Takata has agreed to expand its recall of airbag inflators—effectively doubling the scope of a recall pertaining to potentially injurious or deadly shrapnel-prone airbag deployment.

2015 Jeep Renegade Video Road Test

The new wave of small SUVs is here. Even if you haven't seen the new Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, or Fiat 500X yet, you've probably seen the toughest-looking baby ute of them all--the Jeep Renegade.

New Ford GT supercar

New Ford GT supercar

From Motor Authority:

New Ford GT Spy Shots

Caught testing in production trim—or a somewhat more naked version of production trim—for the first time, this is the Ford GT. While it’ll cost $400,000 and only sell about 250 units per year, the Ford GT has stirred something in enthusiasts everywhere.

Maserati Levante SUV Revealed In Patent Drawings

Maserati has gone to great lengths to hide the look of its new Levante, with even the most recent test mules relying on makeshift Ghibli bodies in order to keep the final design a secret. Unfortunately for the Italian brand, some patent drawings that are likely to be the real deal have just surfaced and reveal the new SUV’s design in full.

Original Fast And Furious Toyota Supra Sells For $185,000 At Auction

The 1993 Toyota Supra stunt car used during filming for the original Fast and the Furious movie that came out in 2001—and driven by the late Paul Walker—has sold at auction for $185,000.

Sir Stirling Moss in his Renault Twizy electric car, London, May 2015

Sir Stirling Moss in his Renault Twizy electric car, London, May 2015

From Green Car Reports:

Who Drives Electric? Famous Racing Driver Stirling Moss, It Turns Out

Celebrities are always a good way to draw attention to cars. Now the U.K. arm of French carmaker Renault has made a short video about one very well-known driver of its Twizy electric car.

Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both. But sometimes, rather than stealing an entire car, criminals only go for certain valuable components.

Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

Apparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using nominally open space for renewable-energy generation.

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