From The Car Connection: 2016 Volkswagen Touareg Review The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is a lavish vehicle with a premium price. Offered alongside the brand's more mainstream models, the Touareg is really more of a rival to models with luxury badges.
Back in July, the auto world was riveted to a story about two guys in St. Louis, Missouri who'd hacked into a Jeep Cherokee via its Uconnect software. A few days later, Jeep's parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, recalled 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles to prevent others from doing the same.
The auto world seems hyper-sensitive to hacking these days -- and rightly so. Good-guy hackers have exposed numerous vulnerabilities in today's telematics systems, which could be exploited to frustrate drivers, pilfer personal information about owners, or worse.
2017 Bentley Bentayga
There’s an insatiable thirst for SUVs affecting the globe and the ultra-luxury segment certainly hasn’t been spared. That’s why you have the likes of Mercedes-Maybach and Rolls-Royce planning high-riding models for the first time, but Bentley has beaten them to the punch with its new Bentayga.
Volvo’s next all-new car will be a mid-size sedan reviving the automaker’s S90 nameplate, and a prototype for it has just been spotted. The car will replace the aging S80 in Volvo’s lineup and should make its debut late this year or early next. It’s due in showrooms around the middle of 2016, meaning it will likely arrive as a 2017 model.
Normally a car coming to a stop on the side of the road isn’t worth a second look but when said car is a Bugatti Veyron, and there’s video involved, it’s worthy of posting.
2016 Toyota Prius, global launch, Las Vegas, Sept 2016
The new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid made its debut in Las Vegas Tuesday evening, where 350 guests watched the latest model of the world's most popular hybrid car raised into the night sky at an elaborate event to mark its global launch.
The Lexus RX luxury crossover—and particularly the RX 450h hybrid version—has always been an image vehicle. But now, for 2016, the RX lineup finally gets an image that says something other than pragmatic, fiscally responsible luxury.
Thanks to a single, sweeping decree, Russia could soon become a much more hospitable place for electric cars. The country is currently home to just a small number of electric cars, and its charging infrastructure is relatively undeveloped.