From The Car Connection:
It was 15 years ago that Mercedes-Benz introduced America to the large, euro-style van with its Sprinter, which has also been badged as a Freightliner and a Dodge. We've become the Sprinter's largest market after Germany, and the Teutonic automaker will add the mid-size Metris to its commercial lineup this October.
The number of small crossover utility vehicles on sale is burgeoning, so buyers have more options than ever before. Two of the most popular smaller SUVs are likely to be the Honda HR-V and the Jeep Renegade.
The QX60 is one of Infiniti's best-selling vehicles. Its attractive looks and spacious cabin were new in 2013, only then the crossover SUV was sold as the JX35.
2015 Rezvani Beast
When we first heard about Californian startup Rezvani and its plans for a new track-focused sports car called the Beast, we didn’t have high hopes for the company considering its founder Ferris Rezvani’s links with two previous failed sports car projects: the Bulleta RF22and Volarra GT.
At Laguna Seca, mistakes aren't forgiven easily. The benchmark track for enthusiasts has fistfuls of passages that give new meaning to the idea of a "technical" course. No worries: we're behind the wheel of the roof-less version of the car we named Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2015—the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.
The second generation of Audi’s handsome A5 is expected to arrive in time for the 2018 model year, which puts its showroom arrival sometime in the second half of 2017, although the car may end up being launched earlier that year. These are our first spy shots of a prototype for the car.
Tesla Model S at Volta Industries charging station
When it comes to fast-charging options for electric-car drivers, Tesla's Supercharger stations are already among the quickest. The company's network of stations is steadily increasing throughout North America and worldwide, allowing Model S drivers to take long-distance trips on a growing variety of routes.
Earlier this year, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed ambitious goals for dealing with climate change by drastically cutting fossil-fuel use in the state. In his inaugural address, the man once dubbed "Governor Moonbeam" by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau called for the state to reduce the petroleum used in cars and trucks on its roads fully 50 percent by 2030.
California's Zero-Emission Vehicle sales rules have been a major reason the state's drivers can now choose among two dozen different plug-in electric vehicles on sale today. Those rules will expand to cover more carmakers in 2018. And the behind-the-scenes jockeying by smaller makers to lessen the impact of the rules has been intense.