VW Diesel Scandal, 2017 VW Tiguan, 2016 Rezvani Beast: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 21, 2015

From The Car Connection:

EPA Accuses VW Of Playing Dirty On Nearly 500,000 TDI Diesels

German automakers—and especially Volkswagen—have waged a convincing campaign for diesels in recent years, promoting them as offering great fuel efficiency and driving characteristics. But after today, that campaign might need to be put on hiatus for some time.

2017 VW Tiguan SUV Aims For U.S. With Third Row, Higher MPG

Don’t get too eager to go put an all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, introduced this past week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in your driveway. You won’t find this new utility vehicle at dealerships this month, this year, or possibly even next year (very late calendar-year 2016 or early 2017 is its anticipated U.S. on-sale date).

2016 Volvo XC90 Aces IIHS Crash Tests, Safety Ratings

“Swedish safety” has become a bit of a tautology when it comes to vehicles. Whether you’re talking about Volvo, or its now defunct cross-country rival brand, Saab, Swedish-engineered cars, wagons, and crossovers have long set a standard for occupant protection.

2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster

2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster

From Motor Authority:

2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster First Drive

Remember when you used to order your chassis or vehicular platform, and then find someone else to build your body? No? That's not a surprise because the art of coachbuilt cars has faded away a bit.

BMW In Talks With McLaren To Build M1 Successor On Bones Of Next-Gen Super Series: Report

Forget about the hotter i8 plug-in hybrid. BMW is reportedly in talks with McLaren over a proper supercar, one that would feature a V-8 engine and produce upwards of 750 horsepower.

VW T-Roc Compact SUV Bound For U.S., Possibly Tiny T-Cross

Volkswagen is rejiggering its lineup of passenger vehicles, and focusing on rebuilding a completely refreshed lineup of mainstream cars and SUV models—with all except for Touareg and Phaeton built on VW’s flexible MQB platform.

Tesla Model X shown on configurator - Image via Tesla Motors Club

Tesla Model X shown on configurator - Image via Tesla Motors Club

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model X: The Electric SUV Women Say They Want

First deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are expected to take place just over a week from now. With production set to ramp up gradually after that, speculation will likely shift to whether the Model X will be as much of a success as the Model S.

Episode Of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Features Electric Cars

Fred Rogers covered many topics on his eponymous children's television show, and it turns out one of them was electric cars. "Mister Rogers" test drove an electric car during an episode that originally aired in 1981.

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald Davidson, who is only the car's third owner in 98 years.

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