2016 Nissan Maxima, 2016 Chevy Cruze, 2016 Toyota Mirai: What’s New @ The Car Connection

June 4, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Toyota Teams With Ford To Stop Apple, Google From Dominating Dashboards

Car companies aren't known for creating awesome infotainment systems. In fact, though today's vehicles are mechanically very good, quality scores have plummeted because of terrible in-dash software.

2016 Nissan Maxima SR First Drive Video

The Nissan Maxima was cocky and cool when it was young—they even called it the four-door sports car. But for the past decade, the Maxima’s been in limbo. Is it a sport sedan with Infiniti influences, or an Altima with attitude?

2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution, Sportback Recall Widened To Replace Takata Airbags

Another day, another expansion of the ever-growing Takata airbag recall. This time, the victims are owners of the Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Evolution, and Lancer Sportback, which need to have passenger-side airbags replaced.

Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

From Motor Authority:

2016 Chevy Cruze Teased Ahead Of June 24 Reveal

Chevrolet’s second-generation Cruze sedan is coming this month, and already we can tell you the car will be quite the technological leap over its predecessor, a car that managed to sell more than 3.5 million times around the world since its 2008 Paris Auto Show debut.

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC450 AMG Sport Spy Shots

When Mercedes-Benz’s SLK is rebranded an SLC later this year or early next as part of its mid-cycle update, there will be a new variant among the fold. The new variant will be an AMG Sport model designed to sit somewhere between the most potent standard model and the dedicated Mercedes-AMG offering.

Driving The Aston Martin English Rose: Video

Aston Martin is eager to prove that it's road cars are reliable machines. One way to do that is to simply put a Honda or Toyota badge on the front. That won't work here though. The other way to prove reliability is by taking your toys and going racing with them.

Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015

Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015

From Green Car Reports:

Second Toyota Mirai Video: Hydrogen Is Like First Oil Well

The town of Titusville, Pennsylvania, considers itself the birthplace of the oil industry. After locals struck crude near the appropriately-named Oil Creek, what is now viewed as the first commercial oil well was dug there.

Installing An Electric-Car Charging Station: This Old House Shows You How

For most owners of battery-electric cars, some form of home charging is a must. Having a charging station at home ensures there will always be a readily available place to plug in.

Minnesota Energy Coop Offers Renewable Power To Electric-Car Owners, At No Extra Cost

Many electric-car owners start to think more seriously about the source of their electricity when they plug their cars in to recharge. And at least in California, data show that owners of plug-in electric cars have far higher interest in photovoltaic solar panels than drivers at large.

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