2016 Buick Verano, Camry Vs. Sonata, McLaren 570S: What’s New @ The Car Connection

August 11, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Buick Verano Review

The Buick Verano was a timely addition to GM's premium-brand lineup. Buick decided to take an existing GM architecture, and make it more powerful, quieter on the road, and richer in feel. As a result, it has a truly distinctive offering in this new segment, one worth shopping if the sporty edges of the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class are a turn-off.

Toyota Camry Vs. Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

Most serious contenders in the mid-size sedan class of vehicle are here to get daily family business done — not start hearts racing. Two of the strongest entries are the current Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata.

Fines For Backing Into Your Driveway: Public Safety Issue Or Violation Of Privacy?

Like 18 other states, Florida only requires cars to carry one license plate, mounted at the rear of the vehicle. That probably helps to trim expenses at Florida's DMV, but it also means that when a motorist backs into her driveway, law enforcement officials can't read her car's plate.

McLaren 570S by MSO, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

McLaren 570S by MSO, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

From Motor Authority:

McLaren Special Operations Prepares Pair Of 570S Coupes For Pebble Beach Concours

It was at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that McLaren’s personalization department, McLaren Special Operations, had its coming out party. It was where we first saw the polarizing X-1, a custom-bodied supercar that was based on the bones of the 12C and showcased the extent of MSO’s capabilities.

Spoiled Son Sets Fire To Gifted Ferrari In Order To Upgrade To New Model

In a bizarre case out of Europe, a 20-year-old Swiss man reportedly set fire to a Ferrari 458 Italia given to him by his father in a half-baked scheme to use the insurance money to upgrade to a new model. Incredibly, the spoiled brat is said to have had 14 other cars (including a Lamborghini) at his disposal in addition to a property portfolio worth close to $30 million.

Infiniti Confirms Q30, QX30 And Redesigned Q60 Coupe For 2017 Model Year

It’s been a quiet year for Infiniti, with the only significant news being a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine being added to the Q50, a longer wheelbase being fitted to the QX50, and a limited edition Signature Edition model being added to the QX80. Next year, however, the Japanese luxury brand will be busy with a handful of new additions to its lineup.

2016 Kia Soul EV

2016 Kia Soul EV

From Green Car Reports:

Hyundai, Kia Do It All: Electrics, Hybrids, Prius Fighters, Hydrogen, Even Diesel

When it comes to advanced automotive technology, most global carmakers are placing their bets with care. Toyota is all-in for hydrogen fuel cells, while Nissan is betting on battery-electric vehicles for its future. GM too is on the plug-in side of the ledger, while other makers hang back more cautiously.

Electric Car Drivers Tell Ford: We'll Never Go Back To Gasoline

Fully nine out of 10 electric-car drivers say they won't go back to cars with internal-combustion engines, according to a new Ford survey. The results included responses from 10,000 drivers of both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

New Jet Engine Designs Could Let Military Save 25 Percent Of Fuel Burned

Cars and trucks are far from the only vehicles that burn fossil fuels, obviously. Jet aircraft too burn large amounts of fuel, and that's become a point of concern for a particularly large and powerful entity.

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