Deadly Year For Drivers, 2016 Chrysler 300, 2017 Infiniti Q30: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 1, 2015

From The Car Connection:

NHTSA Says 2015 Is Shaping Up To Be A Deadly Year For Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued some very early traffic fatality stats for 2015, and we hate to break it to you, but they don't look so good. In fact, they're pretty darned depressing.

2016 Chrysler 300 Review

The Chrysler 300 is a large sedan that straddles the line between near-premium and mainstream. Big and bold with rear-wheel drive and an available V-8, it is also quintessentially American.

Police & Autonomous Vehicles: How Will That Work, Exactly?

Here's what we know about autonomous cars: They're coming. Their arrival will be piecemeal, via a range of autonomous features, which will eventually merge into fully self-driving vehicles.

2017 Infiniti Q30

2017 Infiniti Q30

From Motor Authority:

More Photos Of 2017 Infiniti Q30 Released Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

More photos of Infiniti’s first ever compact, the Q30, has been released ahead of the car’s official world debut on September 15 at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. After numerous spy shots and teasers, the latest photos give us a clear look at the final design for the Q30—both inside and out.

FCA’s Pentastar V-6 Upgraded For Improved Efficiency And Torque

It was in 2010 that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles first introduced its Pentastar-branded V-6 engines, and now the range is coming in for its first major update. The updated range receives a number of upgrades designed to improve both efficiency and torque, and is being introduced across FCA’s American brands for the 2016 model year.

2017 Audi R8 Spyder Spy Shots

These are our latest spy shots of the second-generation R8 Spyder from Audi. The coupe made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show back in March and we suspect the convertible will debut at the Swiss show in 2016. A debut at this month’s Frankfurt Auto Show is also a possibility.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model X Electric SUV: Ultimate Guide To Electric Luxury SUV

The first Tesla Model S electric sedans hadn't even been delivered when the company announced its Model X electric crossover utility vehicle in February 2012. Since then, it's become one of the most anticipated new electric cars.

Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

Summer isn't quite over yet, so there's still time to enjoy it on very little gasoline. A handful of the convertibles on sale are remarkably fuel-efficient. It's a small niche, to be sure, but buyers seeking plenty of sun and good fuel economy still have plenty of options.

Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy

Incentives to purchase zero-emission cars come in a wild variety of types, from California's rebates--essentially a four-figure check in the mail--to single-occupant access to carpool lanes. The U.S. government has a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 for purchase of a plug-in car that varies with the car's battery pack size.

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