Honda Expands Recall, 2015 Lexus IS, 2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 15, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2015 Lexus IS Review

The 2015 Lexus IS was fully redesigned just last year, but for 2015 gains a handful of updates. LED fog lamps sharpen the look; Siri Eyes Free from Apple adds to the interface; and there are more choices inside with newly available piano black trim.

Brace Yourselves: Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall Abroad. Is The U.S. Next?

This doesn't bode well: Honda has added several million more vehicles to its already-massive Takata airbag recall. Prior to the announcement, Takata's biggest client had recalled about 20 million vehicles worldwide. The expansion brings that total to 24.5 million.

2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice, 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Seatbelt Flaw

General Motors has announced a recall of select 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice and 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a problem with their front seat belts that could prevent the devices from working properly during a collision.

2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 (European spec)

2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 (European spec)

From Motor Authority:

2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 And GLA45 Output Bumped To 375 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 375 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.

Only LaFerrari For Sale In North America Lists At $5 Million

Despite Ferrari’s vetting of LaFerrari buyers, a number of the hybrid supercars have showed up on the used car lot, typically with price tags well in excess of the estimated $1.3 million factory price. While previous examples for sale were found in Europe or the Middle East, this sexy black example is sitting at a dealership in Florida.

2017 Hyundai Dedicated Hybrid Spy Shots

Toyota is set to introduce its fourth-generation Prius in about six months and soon after its arrival the car will face some competition from Hyundai. The Korean automaker is working on a dedicated hybrid of its own, and from these latest spy shots it looks like the car will fit in the same mold as its Toyota rival.

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model S Outsold Nissan Leaf In U.S. During Q1: Report

It's one of the great frustrations for journalists in reporting on electric cars: Tesla Motors refuses to release its monthly deliveries of cars, unlike every other legitimate automaker. The company now gives a global sales total every quarter, but that doesn't help in adding accurate U.S. sales for the company to the totals provided by every other volume manufacturer of plug-in electric cars.

BlueIndy Electric Car-Sharing Parking Spaces Fought By Indianapolis Businesses

It always seemed unlikely, but the BlueIndy electric-car sharing program is getting closer to its rollout in the Midwestern city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The French-made Bollore BlueCar electric two-seaters are closer to arriving, and groups of Level 2 charging stations are popping up at curbsides all over the central city.

Toyota Sienta Hybrid MPV: 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.

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