VW Diesel Scandal, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2016 MINI Clubman: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 28, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Volkswagen's Very Bad Week: The News 'Til Now

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.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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.

2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata, 2009-2011 Hyundai Accent Recalled: 570,000 U.S. Vehicles Affected

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

2016 MINI Clubman

From Motor Authority:

2016 MINI Clubman Priced From $24,950

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.

2016 BMW X4 M40i Leaked

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.

Watch The Tesla Model X SUV’s ‘Falcon’ Doors In Action: Video

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

2016 Nissan Leaf

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Nissan Leaf: How Does It Compare To 2012 Model On Price, Equipment, Range?

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.

Which Is Best Use Of Electric Cars: Eliminating Some Gas, Or Saving Lots Of It?

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.

I Can't Buy A Honda Fit Hybrid In The U.S.; Can I Import One?

We occasionally run articles about "forbidden fruit," or cool and desirable cars sold overseas that aren't available in the U.S.

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