2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
To say that this has been a bad week for Volkswagen would be like saying that John Boehner's resignation this morning was a little surprising, or that Kim Kardashian likes a bit of attention now and then.
The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is geared toward big families with a strong V-6 and loads of features, but third-row seat space is slim, and safety scores are absent.
Hyundai has issued back-to-back recalls this morning, affecting nearly 570,000 U.S. vehicles. According to bulletins from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata may suffer from a major engine problem, while the 2009-2011 Hyundai Accent has issues with its lighting system that could affect more than a few lightbulbs.
2016 MINI Clubman
MINI’s bigger, more premium second-generation Clubman goes on sale in January and we can confirm that it will be priced from $24,950 for the base Cooper, including an $850 destination charge.
It’s been known for some time that BMW was working on a performance-oriented X4 destined to be grouped under the automaker’s M Performance banner, and now we have our first look at the vehicle ahead of a likely debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Tesla’s Model X is set for an official reveal tomorrow when the first examples of the electric SUV are delivered to their eagerly awaiting customers at a special ceremony at Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California. We’ve already had a good look at the vehicle and learned that it will cost $5,000 more than a Model S sedan with similar specs.
2016 Nissan Leaf
The 2016 Nissan Leaf gets a few updates, most notably an optional 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack that allows for a 107-mile range. That's a substantial increase over the 84 miles of the existing 24-kWh pack, which is still available in the base Leaf S.
Electric-car friendly policies like tax incentives and zero-emission vehicle mandates are meant to put as many plug-in cars on the road as possible. Policymakers hope that by making electric cars more available, and more attractive to consumers, they'll gradually displace large numbers of gasoline and diesel cars.
We occasionally run articles about "forbidden fruit," or cool and desirable cars sold overseas that aren't available in the U.S.