Escape Vs. CR-V, 2015 BMW X3, 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 28, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2015 BMW X3 Review

The BMW X3 has styling that's smart and suave; a versatile layout; responsive road performance; and impressive fuel efficiency. It's one of the best picks in its class.

Ford Escape Vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

For families on a growth spurt but a budget crunch, the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are two very impressive vehicles to have as daily drivers. While they have that in common, they're quite different in many ways—and they're pretty much the polar opposites of this vehicle class.

Hyundai Elantra Vs. Kia Forte: Compare Cars

The Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte sedans have some common roots, but comparison-shopping these two vehicles together helps serve to underscore that they're run as different automakers, product-wise. These two compact sedans have some very striking differences in styling and interior comfort that makes one the better choice.

2016 Range Rover Sport SVR first drive

2016 Range Rover Sport SVR first drive

From Motor Authority:

2016 Range Rover Sport SVR First Drive

It’s already claiming the fastest production SUV lap time around the Nürburgring. It’s been sideways on video showing its chops. But now it’s been in our hands for a long day on the road, on the trails, and on the track. Does the 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR really measure up?

Saab Parent NEVS Forms Alliance With State-Owned Chinese Firms, Confirms Chinese Plant

Saab, like fellow Swedish automaker Volvo, is now partially owned by the Chinese government, with its cash-strapped parent company National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) confirming this week it has formed an alliance with two state-owned Chinese entities.

2017 Jeep Patriot/Compass Replacement Spy Shots

Jeep has started the first public road trials of a test mule for a new compact crossover SUV that will replace both the Patriot and Compass in the automaker’s lineup. The new model, whatever it ends up being called, will be positioned between the subcompact Renegade and small Cherokee.

2015 Ford Focus Electric

2015 Ford Focus Electric

From Green Car Reports:

Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

Ford announced this morning that it would open its portfolio of patents related to electrified vehicles--meaning both hybrids and electric cars--to competitive automakers. The Dearborn, Michigan, company says its goal is to "accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles."

Tesla Model S Door-Handle Failures Still Plague Electric Car, Consumer Reports Learns

It is one of the more remarkable features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan: door handles that retract flush with the body until needed. But the retracting door handles proved tricky in practice; owner of early Model S cars reported that quite a lot of them had to be replaced under warranty.

Used Electric Cars: About To Get Big, What You Need To Know

Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to get some of those deals, prices are plummeting on used electric vehicles—and that makes it a buyers’ market, especially for some of the more popular EVs like the Nissan Leaf.

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