2015 Mercedes GLA, 2016 Ford Explorer, 2016 Lincoln MKX: What’s New @ The Car Connection

June 23, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Video Road Test

Small luxury crossovers are booming these days, and the competition’s stiff. With vehicles like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Buick Encore, there’s a slew of pint-sized SUV options, but Mercedes-Benz would like your attention with the new GLA-Class.

2016 Ford Explorer Review

The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power.

BMW i3 Vs Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

The BMW i3 and Chevrolet Volt are two very, very different approaches to offering an electric car with a gasoline range extender. The little BMW is a battery-electric vehicle offeri— a small two-cylinder "REx" range-extending engine as an option for around $4,000 — the sole electric car in the world that can be ordered with or without an engine.

2016 Lincoln MKX, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Lincoln MKX, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

Redesigned 2016 Lincoln MKX Gets Price Cut

While Ford has soared in recent years, a lack of distinct product and brand identity has left its Lincoln luxury division struggling. Perhaps some price cuts will work.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe First Drive

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is a strange beast if you try to read too much into its form factor. But as we found this past week, it makes a lot more sense if you take it quite literally by its badge.

Defense Department Working On Hoverbikes: Video

Fans of the Star Wars movies need no convincing of the virtues of a hoverbike, and it appears neither does the military. The Department of Defense is teaming up with Malloy Aeronautics to turn the British engineering firm’s hoverbike concept into a reality, with further development and eventual production to take place here in the U.S.

Tesla Motors 'popup store' to display electric cars, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015

Tesla Motors 'popup store' to display electric cars, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production Starts 2017, Company Confirms

Tesla Motors hasn't been able to meet any initial production deadlines so far, which raises continuing questions about the timeliness of its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric car. But in disputing what turned out to be an erroneous report of a delay, Tesla yesterday confirmed that the car is on track for its planned 2017 launch.

U.S. Cross-Country Drive On Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel

You never know what you'll encounter on the highway. Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route 12 Sunday, while bypassing New Orleans on a cross-country ride.

Proposed 2021 Fuel Economy Rules For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Buses Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed standards that would further boost the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses, starting in the 2021 model year and running through 2027.

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