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.
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 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 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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.