From The Car Connection:
As the largest sedan in the luxury brand's lineup, the 2016 Cadillac XTS isn't just aiming 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 balance of comfort and capability.
You've heard people say that none of us are getting any younger? Well, it's true of our cars, too: according to IHS Automotive, the average age of U.S. vehicles has hit a record high of 11.5 years.
BMW has issued a recall for select MINI vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles were improperly constructed and provide less protection for rear occupants during collisions than is required by law.
2016 Ford Focus RS
From Motor Authority:
The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is preparing to fulfill the dreams of many American automotive enthusiasts by bringing the 345-horsepower Ford Focus RS to the U.S. market. Due later this year, the RS is expected to carry a hefty premium over the 252-horsepower Focus ST, which starts at $24,370.
While rumors continue to swirl regarding an apocryphal production mid-engined Corvette, one of the concept cars that helped hatch that idea is headed to the auction block during next month's Monterey Car Week.
According to Ford, the forthcoming Shelby GT350R Mustang is as quick around a racetrack as the Porsche 911 GT3. Well, one track, anyway.
From Green Car Reports:
Chinese carmakers have acquired a reputation for making blatantly obvious copies of existing designs from other countries. The results are usually worth a few chuckles--provided you don't work for the car company whose vehicle has been plagiarized. Now, it seems the Tesla Model S is the latest victim of that trend.
It's now pretty clear that used electric cars in the mass market depreciate more rapidly than their gasoline counterparts, even after netting out the effect of financial incentives. Early data shows the 200-mile-plus Tesla Model S, on the other hand, holds its value as a used car much better. But who are the people who are actually buying those used Model Ses?
It's not just the cars made by electric-car startup Tesla Motors, or the fact that it's the first new automaker in decades that appears to have a serious chance of long-term success. The Silicon Valley company is also viewed as a potential disruptor of established players.