2016 Nissan 370Z, New FCA Recall, Mazda RX-Vision: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 28, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Nissan 370Z Review

Over the course of this generation, Nissan's current 370Z has built on its long heritage, resulting in a thoroughly modern sports car with excellent driving dynamics and (mostly) excellent ride quality. The base car is available in either coupe or convertible form. The NISMO model is coupe-only.

FCA Recalls 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2015-2016 Ram 1500: Nearly 180,000 Vehicles Affected

This morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued two recalls affecting over 140,000 vehicles registered in the U.S, and more than 38,000 registered in other countries.

1.41 Million Older GM Cars Recalled For Fire Risk: Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala, More

General Motors is recalling roughly 1.41 million older Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac vehicles to fix a potential fire hazard. According to Detroit News, some of those vehicles may suffer from leakages that could allow oil to come in contact with hot elements, like the exhaust manifold.

Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

From Motor Authority:

Mazda RX-Vision Concept Hints At Next Rotary Engine: Live Photos

Mazda today unveiled the RX-Vision concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and it points to the return of the rotary engine. The low-slung sports car is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, two-seat coupe that showcases the latest version of Mazda's Kodo design language.

Lexus LF-FC Concept Previews Next LS, Fuel Cell Future: Live Photos & Video

We expected Lexus to introduce a concept version of the next-generation LS flagship sedan in Tokyo. We didn't expect that it would be a fuel cell vehicle.

2017 Porsche Macan GTS Arrives With 360 HP, $68,195 Price Tag: Video

Porsche is expanding its Macan lineup for 2017 with the Goldilocks GTS, which was unveiled today at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Porsche’s GTS models are aimed at buyers seeking something sportier than the S-badged cars but aren’t quite ready to hop into high-performance Turbo versions.

London Taxi Company TX5

London Taxi Company TX5

From Green Car Reports:

London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

Few vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever. While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are about to get a significant overhaul--with help from a Chinese benefactor.

2018 Honda Plug-In Hybrid To Offer 40-Mile Range, Use Fuel-Cell Vehicle's Platform

Later this week, Honda will unveil the production version of its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. And roughly two years after that car goes on sale next Spring, Honda will also launch a dedicated plug-in hybrid car--which it has now confirmed will use underpinnings similar to those of the fuel-cell vehicle.

Recovered Energy And Ultracapacitors Could Cut Big-Rig Fuel Use

The regenerative systems that help today's hybrid Formula One cars get a charge are known as Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, or KERS. As the name implies, they recover energy that's then used to provide short bursts of electric power to augment the output of their internal-combustion engines.

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