Jeep Cherokee Hacked, 2015 Subaru Forester, 2016 Porsche 911: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 23, 2015
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk - at Northwest Automotive Press Association 'Mudfest'

2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk - at Northwest Automotive Press Association 'Mudfest'

From The Car Connection:

Jeep Cherokee Hacked, Carjacked In Real-World Test: Are You Next?

It's finally happened: a vehicle has been remotely hijacked by hackers. We've seen attempts at vehicle hacking before -- none of which were especially awe-inspiring or frightening -- but this? Well, as Wired reports, this is a little different.

2015 Subaru Forester Review

The 2015 Subaru Forester is up for nearly anything. It's an impressive vehicle with a wide array of capabilities. Even among Subaru’s ready-to-rumble lineup, the Forester stands out for its station wagon-like ride and handling, crossover-like space, and car-like maneuverability, plus Subaru’s all-weather and off-road capable all-wheel drive.

2016 Honda Pilot Recalled To Fix Seatbelt Flaw

Honda has issued a recall for select 2016 Honda Pilot vehicles. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the third-row seatbelts on some of those vehicles may not function as intended during accidents.

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera prototype

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera prototype

From Motor Authority:

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera First Official Details Leak Out

Just days after a completely undisguised version of Porsche’s updated 911 Carrera, the Type 991.2, was spotted tested on the Nürburgring, some of the official specs have surfaced in German media. The leaked specs confirm the updated 911 Carrera models will adopt smaller, turbocharged engines, meaning the only 911 variants to be naturally aspirated going forward will be the track-focused GT cars.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Head-Up Display Comes With Customizable Shift Light Indicator

Ford’s new Mustang Shelby GT350 is almost ready for its showroom debut in the fall, but today we have details on one of the tech features coming in the 526-horsepower track-focused muscle car: a customizable shift light indicator. The feature comes standard in both the Shelby GT350 and extra hardcore Shelby GT350R.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC450 AMG Spy Shots

The SLC450 is set to make a comeback, only this time around the famous badge will be affixed to a version of Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level sports car and not the SL-Class. We’re talking about the SLK, which will soon be rebranded an SLC as part of its mid-cycle update, an update that we’re expecting to include a new SLC450 AMG variant.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Hyundai Tucson: First Drive Of New Compact Crossover SUV

The redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson lets its maker mount a new attack on the compact crossover utility segment, where it's lost market share even as sales have soared due to low gas prices and new, more fuel-efficient entries. A tough competitive set includes popular rivals like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape.

Era Of Cheap, Subsidized Gasoline To End In United Arab Emirates

Global oil prices have remained fairly low for most of this year, which should be good news for people in most of the industrialized world. But that's not the case in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

Electric Motorcycle Tour: Three Countries, 6,800 Miles, 22 Days

Traveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years.  Every summer since 2013, I have taken a long-distance road trip on an electric motorcycle, each time traveling a greater distance.


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