From The Car Connection:
In the 2016 Leaf, Nissan has just announced something that may get a lot more households interested: a longer driving range. Thanks to a battery upgrade, this hatchback will be the first affordable all-electric model with an official EPA range of more than 100 miles on a charge.
Many jokes have been made about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and his curious -- some would say quixotic -- quest to merge FCA with General Motors.
General Motors has issued a recall for 121,000 Cadillac ATS vehicles from the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. According to reports, some of those cars could have a wiring flaw that has caused at least four fires.
Teaser for 2017 Cadillac XT5
Cadillac’s replacement for the SRX, the 2017 XT5, will make its auto show debut in Dubai on November 10. A local debut will then follow at the Los Angeles Auto Show just one week later. However, we already have a good look at the design thanks to a round of teaser photos released overnight.
Some automakers tease concept cars with autonomous-driving modes, lounge-style interiors, and augmented-reality windshields and windows, while others tout automatic cruise control, lane-keep systems, and automated parking features as technologies that are the gateway to autonomous driving.
Opel’s new Astra compact hatch will be joined by its Sports Tourer wagon variant at the official debut next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. We saw the new hatch for the first time back in June and now we have our first look at the wagon. Other additions to the new Astra range should include a coupe and sedan.
2016 Lexus RX 450h F Sport
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.
When it comes to encouraging electric-car adoption, tax credits and other financial incentives are an important tool. They can help erase the typical price premium of electric cars over comparable internal-combustion models.
Germany's Borgward has remained dormant since the small carmaker declared bankruptcy in 1961, but now the brand's heirs have plans for a revival. It involves a new car unlike anything the company ever produced during its relatively brief period of prominence.