Apple Serious About Cars, 2016 Cadillac CTS, 2016 Mazda MX-5: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 28, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Apple Is Getting Very Serious About The Whole Car Thing

A couple of years ago, Apple announced its intention to dominate dashboards via the CarPlay infotainment system. To most observers, CarPlay seemed like an interesting move but not much of a stretch for Apple.

2016 Cadillac CTS Review

As the largest sedan in the luxury brand's lineup, the 2016 Cadillac XTS doesn't just aim to be a step up in size and space from the luxury brand's ATS and CTS sport sedans. It targets an entirely different kind of shopper—one who may be less concerned with all-out performance than with a careful balance of comfort and capability.

Audi Q5 Vs. Lincoln MKC: Compare Cars

The Lincoln MKC and Audi Q5 take to the middle ground in a segment now spanning a vast range of entries—including vehicles as diverse as the Lexus NX, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

From Motor Authority:

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive

What’s an automaker to do when it’s time to redesign a car that is universally loved? Simple, give its fans more of what they love. In the case of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, more equals less.

Porsche 918 Spyder Driver Showing Off Crashes In Car Park: Video

We’re sure many readers can relate to how the Porsche 918 Spyder driver in this video must have felt. You’re in a holiday spot with a shiny new car, in this case in St. Tropez with one of the most desirable cars on the planet, and you end up giving the loud pedal a little squeeze to let onlookers see what your beast can do.

Acura Replaces Its Chief

Acura has confirmed that it has appointed Jon Ikeda as its new chief, just as the brand prepares for the launch of its crucial second-generation NSX supercar. Former chief Mike Accavitti, a Chrysler veteran who only joined Honda in 2011 in a marketing role before being promoted to the head of the upmarket Acura division in 2014, has left the company, the reasons for which are not clear at present.

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

From Green Car Reports:

Volkswagen's Lineup Of Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Models To Expand

Volkswagen will soon expand its lineup of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, according to reports in German media, with new entries on both the high and low ends of its range. But the rumored new models likely won’t be sold in the U.S.

Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles.

Senate Group Pushes EPA To Add More Biodiesel In Renewal Fuel Standard

Enthusiasm for alternative fuels has dropped considerably over the past few years. Despite a Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandating its use, ethanol isn't doing too well these days--either in mild blends for the majority of cars and trucks, or as E85 for "flex-fuel" vehicles.

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