2016 Hyundai Elantra, 2016 Volkswagen Golf, Koenigsegg One:1: What’s New @ The Car Connection

August 13, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Hyundai Elantra Review

The Hyundai Elantra sedan has risen from the ho-hum ranks to become one of our more well-liked compacts, in part due to its grown-up styling and improved feature set. Its handsome, economical traits combined with a solid safety record help it outshine stalwarts like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in some measures, all the while surpassing most of the field when it comes to value.

2016 Volkswagen Golf, Jetta Earn Top Safety Credentials From IIHS

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf hatchback models, the Golf SportWagen, and the Volkswagen Jetta sedans have all been placed in the top safety tier offered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one of the two U.S. agencies that conduct crash tests.

Discount Tire Recalls Nearly 80,000 Tires For Possible Tread Separation & Loss Of Pressure

Discount Tire has issued a recall for nearly 80,000 tires manufactured between 2013 and 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those tires may have been improperly constructed, making them more susceptible to rupture and, ultimately, loss of air pressure.

Koenigsegg One:1 destined for customer in the United States

Koenigsegg One:1 destined for customer in the United States

From Motor Authority:

Sole Koenigsegg One:1 Headed To U.S. Lands In Monterey

Koenigsegg has brought a trio of supercars to the automotive festivities taking place this week in Monterey, California, and one of them is the awesome One:1, the most powerful car in production thanks to a 1,341-horsepower rating. The others are the Agera R and Agera S, the latter being the same blue example Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton drove in this year’s Gumball 3000 rally.

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift Nissan 350Z Can Be Yours For… $234k

A rare opportunity has come up to purchase a Nissan 350Z used during filming of 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The car is up for sale at Cheshire Classic Cars in the United Kingdom and can be yours for a staggering £149,995 (approximately $234,315).

2016 Toyota Prius Spy Shots And Video

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been spotted testing in prototype form, revealing a shape that worryingly is starting to look a bit like Toyota’s ungainly Mirai fuel cell car.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES - Driven, April 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES - Driven, April 2014

From Green Car Reports:

Cheap & Thrifty: Toyota Prius C Vs Mitsubishi Mirage Compared

Which is the better small-car option: a hybrid, or a very fuel-efficient conventional car? The best candidate to represent the non-hybrid side of that debate is the Mitsubishi Mirage. It's the most fuel-efficient new car currently sold in the U.S. without any electrification.

Tesla Motors Announces New Stock Sale Of $500 Million

It had to come, and it did: Tesla Motors is selling more stock to bolster its cash position as it prepares to launch its second high-volume electric car. The California company announced this morning it would offer $500 million in new common stock.

Japanese Hot Springs Maintain Serenity With Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

The Nissan Leaf electric car has become part of a novel tourism promotion in its home market of Japan. A car-sharing service is being set up in rural Japan to help tourists better explore the onsen--hot springs--and other natural features.

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