VW Diesel Scandal Expands, 2016 Porsche Macan, 2016 Dodge Viper ACR: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 4, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Volkswagen Rocked By New Allegations Of Cheating On Other VW, Porsche, Audi Diesels

The upcoming movie based on the upcoming novel based on the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal just got a new plot twist. Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused the automaker of installing emissions-test-cheating software on over 10,000 diesel vehicles from Audi, Porsche, and VW.

2016 Porsche Macan Review

The Porsche Macan didn't take long to become the brand's second-best-selling vehicle. It was new for the 2015 model year, and already, it's running just behind the bigger Cayenne in the dollar-denominated popularity contest.

Survey: Over Half Of Indie Garage Owners Want To Sell Or Close Their Shops By 2020

How do you feel about your local garage -- the mom and pop place on the corner with the faded, hand-painted sign and the lot full of cars waiting to be fixed?

2016 Dodge Viper ACR

2016 Dodge Viper ACR

From Motor Authority:

2016 Dodge Viper ACR Sets 13 Lap Records, Outmuscles P1 & 918 Spyder: Video

Prior to its reveal in the spring, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR was put through its paces at race tracks all across the country. At the time of the car’s reveal, we said it was going to be a bloodbath when it came to the amount of track records that would be destroyed—and we’re glad to report that we were correct in our thinking.

2017 Mazda CX-9 Teased Ahead Of 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

A new generation of Mazda’s CX-9 crossover will debut this month at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. In the lead up, Mazda has released this single teaser image but we already have a good idea what the new three-row crossover will look like thanks to the recent sighting of a prototype.

Hyundai Launches Standalone Genesis Luxury Brand, Promises Six Models

Many scoffed at the idea of Hyundai competing in the luxury segment when the Korean automaker, known for its cheap and cheerful cars, originally announced plans for the first-generation Genesis back in 2007. Now the automaker feels it’s ready to launch a standalone luxury brand.

2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

From Green Car Reports:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat

At long last, a handful of lucky customers in selected areas drove home in brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volts last month. Sometime this month, full pricing and availability for the 2016 Nissan Leaf with its 107-mile range will be revealed.

Is Hyundai Ioniq The Name For New Hybrid, Electric Models?

Hyundai plans to launch a barrage of new hybrid and electric models over the next few years, in a bid to boost its share of the green-car market considerably. Among the new models will be a dedicated hybrid intended to compete with the Toyota Prius.

European Makers: Many Diesel Cars Will Phase Out Earlier Than Planned

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is due to have some lasting consequences, not just for the German automaker itself but for the entire global auto industry. It may lead to a serious contraction of the diesel market worldwide—including in the very near future, the phase-out of a number of current European-market diesel models.

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