2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015
From The Car Connection:
General Motors has pulled the wraps off a fully redesigned version of its affordable mainstream compact sedan, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. While this model gets somewhat longer and more spacious, it also sheds 250 pounds and becomes more fuel-efficient.
GM has officially previewed its 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible; and while it’s hardly surprising how this drop-top pony car looks, GM has detailed a series of features and structural upgrades that should make it a big step forward in refinement and general driving enjoyment.
The world is filled with two-lane highways that make overtaking vehicles difficult, if not downright dangerous. The situation gets worse when 18-wheelers are added to the equation, since drivers trailing them have a tougher time seeing oncoming traffic.
Alfa Romeo Giulia
From Motor Authority:
The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been revealed, and we can now confirm some details about the Italian marque's historic new sedan.
Ford has made big promises to blow your enthusiast face off as of late. The Blue Oval is certainly delivering too, with the arrival of a new GT supercar, a new Raptor performance pickup, and the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R duo.
If indeed Nissan execs were displeased by the construction of the original Juke-R four years ago, they have a funny way of showing it. That’s because the Japanese automaker has unveiled a new version at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed currently underway in the U.K., where the vehicle will take on the event’s famous hill climb with GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough behind the wheel.
Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car development prototypes in testing, Jan-Jun 2015 [from GM video]
We learned very few new details about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV today, but General Motors released a development video that will likely excite fans and potential buyers of the 200-mile electric car. The bulk of today's GM media presentation is about the 2016 Chevy Cruze, to be unveiled tonight.
While Chevrolet beats the drum for the Bolt EV 200-mile electric car it will likely launch before the end of next year, Nissan has been relatively quiet about its plans to upgrade the Leaf's current 84-mile range to compete. But at yesterday's annual meeting, a relatively conventional-looking Leaf with some writing on the side apparently previews an upcoming model with far greater range.
The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected sales success for the Japanese carmaker, which has struggled in the U.S. market. While sales of other subcompact cars have declined in the face of low gas prices, the Mirage has held steady.