Collision Avoidance Systems, 2016 Subaru Legacy, 2016 VW Jetta GLI: What’s New @ The Car Connection

June 10, 2015

From The Car Connection:

NTSB Wants Collision Avoidance Systems To Come Standard On New Cars

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a special report entitled The Use of Forward Collision Avoidance Systems to Prevent and Mitigate Rear-End Crashes. In the 60-page document, the agency laid out some of its near-term hopes and dreams for America's auto industry.

2016 Subaru Legacy Review

The 2016 Subaru Legacy is no longer the specialty sedan it was in the past, and it's only time before mainstream shoppers find it in the way that they've already flocked to Subaru's Forester crossover and Outback utility wagon.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Investigated For Over-Eager Automatic Braking

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. According to documents from the Office of Defects Investigation, NHTSA has received a number of complaints from owners about the Grand Cherokee's collision avoidance system.

2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

From Motor Authority:

2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Gets New Engine, Styling

Volkswagen’s Jetta compact sedan underwent a mild facelift last year, but missing from the updated range was the GLI. It turns out VW was saving the new sporty sedan for the 2016 model year.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Spy Shots

An all-new version of Volkswagen’s Tiguan compact crossover is due to be revealed in the next six to 12 months, and we have the first spy shots of a prototype. This new Tiguan will go on sale in Europe early next year but isn’t expected in the U.S. until sometime in 2017. It should arrive here as a 2018 model.

New Patents May Be For Honda’s Mid-Engine S2000 Replacement

There's little evidence to support reincarnation when it comes to humans, but what about cars? Fans have eagerly awaited a new Honda S2000 since the original iteration of this sprightly roadster left the physical plane in 2009. However, like a spirit entering a new body, it could come back as something very different.

Tesla Model X testing on California road, Mar 2015 [Twitter: ModelXnews]

Tesla Model X testing on California road, Mar 2015 [Twitter: ModelXnews]

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model X To Arrive In 'Three To Four Months,' Autopilot In Testing: CEO Musk

Whenever Tesla Motors holds a conference call to discuss its financial results, its webcast is mobbed by journalists, financial analysts, and fans. So it was yesterday, when the electric-car maker broadcast its 2015 annual shareholders meeting.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Gas Mileage Review

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the Korean maker's most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan that doesn't use a hybrid powertrain. And it highlights the two parallel paths that automakers are taking as they work to boost gas mileage ratings to meet steadily rising corporate average fuel economy rules.

Chevy Impala Natural-Gas Version Delayed By A Year Over Unspecified Concerns

Back in October 2013, General Motors announced plans to launch a "bi-fuel" version of its new Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan. It billed the planned Impala variant as the only production full-size sedan capable of running on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG).

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