From The Car Connection:
GM has set pricing and final towing specs for the upcoming turbodiesel-powered 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. The new mid-size diesel will be alone in its segment when it goes on sale later this year.
Scion offers two coupes, the sporty and engaging rear-wheel drive FR-S, and the more practical front-drive tC. The FR-S may garner more excitement at dealership, but the tC is a competent liftback coupe that will better suit the needs of drivers who don't care about performance.
Volkswagen has announced a recall of select Audi SQ5 crossovers from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could cause them to lose power steering in cold weather.
2017 Mitsubishi Montero Sport (Pajero Sport, Challenger)
Mitsubishi’s new Montero Sport that we’ve been spying for the past several months has finally made its debut. The vehicle was unveiled this past weekend at the 2015 Bangkok Auto Show and will be going on sale in most of Mitsubishi’s markets by next year.
Earlier in the year we saw a mysterious Ferrari F12 Berlinetta mule testing in Italy with some camouflage gear taped over its rear. Originally thought to be an early mule for the F12’s mid-cycle update (Ferrari has confirmed its regular models will have an eight-year lifespan with a major update coming halfway), it’s now thought the car is a prototype for a more hardcore version of the F12 that’s to be sold alongside the current model.
Audi recently confirmed plans to launch an electric crossover in 2018. The vehicle won’t be a dedicated electric car but a variant of a new crossover with coupe-like styling to be called the Q6.
Solar-powered electric 1966 Volkswagen bus owned by Daniel Theoblad
Solar-powered cars are typically custom-built affairs that prioritize function over form. Their shapes are usually dictated by aerodynamics and the placement of solar panels, and there's often room for only one occupant.
San Francisco may soon get its own high-speed hydrogen fuel-cell ferry boat as part of a demonstration project backed by public and private interests. But that boat will need a place to refuel--as will hundreds and then thousands of hydrogen fuel-cell cars from Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai over the next five years.
The first Toyota Prius came to market in the U.S. in 2000, but it wasn't until 2012 that the single hybrid model expanded into a family of four different cars. Now it appears that the same could happen--somewhere down the road--to the Nissan Leaf, although not until after a second-generation Leaf is introduced, likely for the 2017 model year.