2015 Subaru Outback, CR-V Vs. Tucson, Corvette-Powered Sin R1: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 14, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2015 Subaru Outback Review

The 2015 Subaru Outback is an ideal family-adventure vehicle in many respects. It's nestled in the ideal spot between a brawny wagon and a lean, responsive crossover. And with the finer attention to detail that the Outback has been given for 2015, it's less of an 'either/or' than it ever was; what you get is a vehicle that can more effectively than ever play both roles.

Honda CR-V Vs. Hyundai Tucson: Compare Cars

Compact crossovers are becoming more popular every year—to the point they're replacing mid-size sedans in many households—and in turn, we've seen almost every automaker step up its game. In short, it's a great time to be in the market for a vehicle in this class.

Another Study Agrees: Autonomous Cars Will Annihilate City Budgets & Send Flo To The Poorhouse

Look at Google's adorable autonomous car up there. Isn't it cute? It looks as harmless as a wireless mouse or a koala wearing a fez. Precious.

2015 Sin R1 RS

2015 Sin R1 RS

From Motor Authority:

Corvette-Powered Sin R1 Supercar Enters Production: Video

We first caught wind of the Sin R1 supercar in 2013. Back then, it was still a track-only car and its maker, Sin Cars, was based in Munich, Germany. Since then the company has moved to Bulgaria, and the R1 has spawned a road-going version known as the R1 RS.

Mercedes-AMG CLA45 And GLA45 Output Bumped To 376 Horsepower

When Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated A-Class range last month, we learned that the high-performance A45 variant from Mercedes-AMG would be coming with an uprated engine spitting out a crazy 376 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. We also said that the extra spicy 2.0-liter turbo four would eventually make its way into Mercedes-AMG’s other compacts like the CLA45 and GLA45 sold on these shores.

Clarkson’s Last Lap On Top Gear Track Done In Either A LaFerrari, 488 GTB Or Mercedes-AMG GT

With Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set to star in a new show at a rival broadcaster, it means the BBC’s Top Gear will never be the same again. It also means that Clarkson and his cohorts will—most likely—never be testing cars again on the famous Top Gear Test Track.

Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

From Green Car Reports:

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But even Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn't proposed "crowdsourcing" his product-development funds.

Toyota Sienta Hybrid MPV (Small Minivan): Forbidden Fruit Or Bizarre Oddity?

Toyota recently introduced a new minivan, and it's like nothing sold in the U.S. Buyers on this side of the Pacific are familiar with the rather large Sienna.

Washington State Caps Electric-Car Incentives At $35K Price, Hitting Tesla, BMW

Washington looks set to become the second state to cut electric-car incentives for wealthy buyers. After critics argued that incentive money wasn't going to the people that needed it most, California recently instituted income caps for its electric-car rebate program.

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