Distracted Drivers, 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2016 MINI Convertible: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 23, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is a niche vehicle aimed at those who truly intend to take journeys over the paths less traveled. But the reality for streets and highways is that it's an oversized SUV with a thirst for gasoline that matches its massive profile.

AAA: Hands-Free Phones & Infotainment Systems Are Major Distractions For Drivers

We've spent plenty of time talking about the dangers of texting and driving, and the data on that seems clear: taking your eyes off the road to type out a message on your smartphone is a recipe for disaster.

2 Million Toyota & Scion Vehicles Recalled: Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Tundra, More

This morning, Toyota issued a massive recall affecting 2,000,000 U.S. Toyota and Scion vehicles from the 2007 to 2011 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, a manufacturing problem with the power window master switch could in some cases cause a fire.

2016 MINI Convertible

2016 MINI Convertible

From Motor Authority:

2016 MINI Convertible Revealed

Set to join the latest Hardtop and Clubman in MINI showrooms next year is a new Convertible, revealed in full today. The pint-sized drop-top is confirmed to go on sale in the United States next March, meaning it will most likely arrive as a 2016 model.

2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack Package Set For SEMA Debut

Nissan’s GT-R NISMO is famous for having lapped the Nürburgring in only 7:08.679, making it the fastest production car at the German circuit that can be had for under a half a million bucks. What’s not so well known is the fact that upgrades made to the car to enable the incredible time, known as the N-Attack Package, aren’t standard on the GT-R NISMO.

900-HP Mustang EcoBoost By Bisimoto Ready To Storm SEMA

Ford is a perennial favorite at the annual show of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, thanks mostly to the easy ability to generate big power numbers from the car’s engines plus the wide range of aftermarket firms supporting it.

2015 Chevrolet Spark Domino's DXP pizza delivery vehicle

2015 Chevrolet Spark Domino's DXP pizza delivery vehicle

From Green Car Reports:

Hot Pizza: Domino's DXP $25K Chevy Spark Includes Warming Oven

The typical pizza delivery vehicle usually isn't all that elaborate. More often than not, it's just an old beater with a magnetic sign stuck to the roof and some pizzas sliding around in the back.

Tesla Reliability, Take Two: Are Newer Owners Less Tolerant?

Tesla's stellar reputation was somewhat tarnished earlier this week with the news that Consumer Reports is withdrawing its recommendation for the Model S. The magazine said the electric car showed too many reliability issues in its latest owner survey.

Younger Car Buyers In U.K. Want Electric Cars Far More Than Older

Electric cars represent a relatively small number of new-car sales today, but could a change in buyer demographics change that? Cars with plugs still seem fairly alien to generations that were raised knowing nothing but internal combustion.

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