Ford Recalls, 2016 Subaru Forester, 2016 BMW X4 M40i: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 1, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Subaru Forester Review

The 2016 Subaru Forester continues to be a good value and one of the best small SUVs you can buy, with superb all-weather capability, safety ratings, and versatility.

Six Recalls Affect 2015 Ford F-150, 2016 Ford Explorer, 2001-2008 Ford Escape, And Other Models

Earlier this morning, Ford issued a whopping six recalls for a variety of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles, some as old as the 1998 model year. The problems range from structural issues to high-tech problems with adaptive cruise control systems.

Tesla Model X SUV Revealed: 250-Mile Range, Starts Around $80,000

Yesterday, there were four major product reveals in America. Together, they offer an interesting comparison of solid, affordable tech design for the masses and outside-the-box, moonshot design that's reserved for top-tier earners.

2016 BMW X4 M40i

2016 BMW X4 M40i

From Motor Authority:

2016 BMW X4 M40i M Performance Model Makes Debut

It’s been known for some time that BMW was working on a performance-oriented X4 destined to fall under the automaker’s M Performance banner, and now the vehicle has been revealed in full ahead of its official world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Crash Test Mule Offers Sneak Peek At Bugatti Veyron Successor

Bugatti’s long-awaited successor to the Veyron, a car thought to be labeled a Chiron, is expected to make its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next March. Bugatti has started showing the car privately to potential customers, even inviting some to its headquarters in Molsheim, France for an up close look.

Ford Drops Episode One Of New Focus RS Documentary Series: Video

Recently, Ford announced it had produced a new documentary series outlining the development of its 2016 Focus RS hot hatch. This week, the first episode from the series was released.

2016 Toyota Mirai - Quick Drive - Portland, July 2015 [photo: Doug Berger]

2016 Toyota Mirai - Quick Drive - Portland, July 2015 [photo: Doug Berger]

From Green Car Reports:

Toyota Mirai Spawning Entire Family Of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Models?

The Toyota Prius hybrid started out as a single model, but it grew into an entire "family" with the outgoing third generation. The original Prius Liftback spawned the Prius C subcompact, Prius V tall wagon, and the Prius Plug-In Hybrid.

Volkswagen Diesel Pollution: How Dangerous To The Public, Your Family?

Volkswagen has underscored that its diesel cars affected by its TDI emissions scandal are safe to drive. It highlights that on a special consumer site dedicated to information about these models.

DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week.

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