2016 Toyota Highlander, Autonomous Cars, Toyota Tokyo Concepts: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 8, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Toyota Highlander Review

Provided you don't plan to go off-roading and place priorities on comfort and frugality, the 2016 Toyota Highlander is one of the better three-row crossover utility vehicles on the market.

Toyota & Volvo Make Big Announcements About Autonomous Cars

In the past 24 hours, Toyota and Volvo have made some interesting announcements about their plans for autonomous cars. While the technology they use looks promising, we'll be curious to see how quickly the two automakers can roll it out to the general public.

2015-2016 Mazda 3 Recalled, Stop-Sale Issued

Mazda has announced plans to recall nearly 14,500 Mazda3 compact cars from the 2015 and 2016 model years. The automaker has also instructed dealers to stop selling and delivering the vehicles.

Toyota S-FR concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota S-FR concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

From Motor Authority:

Toyota Previews New Entry-Level Sports Car With S-FR Concept

Toyota is keen to inject some fun into its lineup and will attempt this with some new sports cars, one positioned above the GT 86 (Scion FR-S for Americans) and likely to revive the Supra name and another positioned below it and previewed today in the form of the S-FR concept car.

Toyota Bringing Fuel Cells, Hot Rods And Robots To Tokyo Motor Show

A new sports car won’t be the only attraction on Toyota’s stand at this month’s 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese automaker has unveiled an assortment of weird and wacky concepts destined for the show, including a robot that if one day produced could serve as a companion to, we assume, lonely individuals.

Clarkson, Hammond And May To Start New Show With LaFerrari, P1 & 918 Spyder Comparo?

It appears that Amazon’s new show starring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is set to start off with a bang. Clarkson posted a photo to Twitter yesterday showing the three larrikins in front of three of the most desirable cars on the planet: the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

From Green Car Reports:

2016 VW Diesel Lineup Withdrawn: Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle TDI Models May Be Modified

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. arm, will testify today before Congress on the VW diesel-emission cheating scandal, including what he knew and when he knew it. His testimony, released yesterday, included a nugget of future product information: VW has withdrawn its application for certification of 2016 model-year Jetta, Golf, and Passat TDI diesel models.

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest.

Six Possible VW TDI Diesel Fixes: From Software To New Car

"You have power, you have energy, you have emissions: You get to choose two of them." That's the conundrum facing diesel-engine engineers, as summarized by Don Hillebrand, the director of energy systems research at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

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