2016 Hyundai Tucson, 2016 Mercedes GLC, Ford GT Design Lab: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 20, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is the completely redesigned replacement for the Mercedes-Benz GLK that was, up until recently, the smallest, most affordable Mercedes crossover.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Review

The Hyundai Tucson is the South Korean automaker's smallest crossover SUV, but also one of its most popular vehicles. It's new for 2016, and Hyundai hopes a thorough redesign that boosts economy, interior space, and handling will put the Tucson in the same league as vehicles like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape.

Ford Mustang Vs. BMW M4: Compare Cars

The Ford Mustang and BMW M4, at face value, probably don’t appear to have a whole lot in common. They go at it from opposite ends of the enthusiast landscape: The Mustang is the quintessential pony car—an American icon by almost any definition—while the BMW M4 builds on decades of finely groomed performance pedigree.

Ford GT prototype - 2015 Chicago Auto Show live photos

Ford GT prototype - 2015 Chicago Auto Show live photos

From Motor Authority:

Inside The Ford GT's Secret Underground Design Lab: Video

Even for those without a terribly active imagination, the phrase "secret underground lab" implies plenty. And while there's no death ray, roomful of training ninjas, or super villains lurking in this one, it's pretty exciting nevertheless. After all, it's where the new Ford GT was born.

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Spotted Completely Undisguised

Porsche’s current 991-series 911 sports car is about to undergo its mid-cycle update, with the updated version, the 991.2, on track for a debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show this September. However, the latest prototypes currently testing around Europe are no longer wearing any camouflage gear, revealing in full the subtle visual updates the design team has implemented.

Clarkson’s Final Top Gear Test Track Lap Done In Ferrari 488 GTB

Late last week, Jeremy Clarkson let it be known that he had driven his final lap on the famous Top Gear Test Track, the 1.75-mile loop at the old Dunsfold Aerodrome in the U.K., and that he had used one of three cars—either a Mercedes-AMG GT, Ferrari LaFerrari or 488 GTB.

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 Gets New 90-kWh Battery, 'Ludicrous' Performance Mode

The Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan will get an upgrade of its highest-capacity battery pack, from 85 to 90 kilowatt-hours, as well as a new optional high-performance mode called "Ludicrous" mode.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Soar Globally Even As U.S. Is Flat This Year

Gasoline prices remain low and sales of plug-in electric cars this year are only about equal to last year's levels. That's led to a number of articles from general media outlets (some of them rather lacking in context) questioning whether electric-car sales have stalled or whether plug-in cars have failed in the marketplace.

Do BMW, Mercedes, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid SUVs Compete With Tesla Model X?

We've known they were coming more for than a year, and now they're within weeks or months of landing in dealerships. In this case, "they" are the first plug-in hybrid SUV models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and other luxury makers.

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