2016 Mercedes GLC, 2016 Lexus NX, 2017 Buick LaCrosse: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 12, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Quick Drive

The kids use the phrase “on fleek” to describe something that’s on trend, and almost nothing fits its definition as well as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. Any way you describe it—compact, luxury, crossover—this redesigned SUV is firing on all trendiness cylinders.

2016 Lexus NX Review

The 2016 Lexus NX lineup enters its second model year mostly unchanged. This entirely new model brought several firsts to the Lexus lineup with its introduction last year—a first compact crossover entry for the brand, the first model for the brand with a turbocharged engine, and the first utility vehicle to be given a bold new design language, which has since been followed in the larger 2016 RX lineup.

Volkswagen's Gift Card Offer Enrages Some, Sparks Demands For Buy-Backs

Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced a new, "we're sorry" gift card offer to appease owners of its 2.0-liter diesel cars. While some customers seem okay with the program, others are clearly appalled and have begun insisting that Volkswagen buy back their not-so-clean diesels.

Teaser for 2017 Buick LaCrosse debuting at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Teaser for 2017 Buick LaCrosse debuting at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

2017 Buick LaCrosse Teased In New Videos

Buick has given us more glimpses of its all-new LaCrosse large sedan which will be introduced to the market next year, as a 2017 model. The car makes its debut on Wednesday at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and is said to feature a design similar to the one on the Avenir concept car unveiled at the start of the year.

2017 Infiniti QX30 Spied Almost Completely Undisguised

It’s been known for some time that Infiniti was planning a crossover version of its recently revealed Q30 compact hatch, with Infiniti even unveiling a concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show that looked virtually production ready. Now we have spy shots showing an almost completely undisguised prototype.

Michelin To Develop Tires For Ford Performance Fleet, Including GT Supercar

Ford is prepping for a global performance onslaught. The future lineup of the sporty side of the Blue Oval looks exciting thanks to the impending arrival of the new GT, Focus RS, Shelby GT350, and Raptor. If you like hooliganism behind the wheel, you're in luck.

Scoot Quad (nee Renault Twizy) tested in San Francisco, Oct 2015

Scoot Quad (nee Renault Twizy) tested in San Francisco, Oct 2015

From Green Car Reports:

Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

In San Francisco, driving a bright-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Even on Castro Street. On Halloween.

Will Nissan Leaf Offer Autonomous Driving Just Like A Tesla?

With the IDS Concept that Nissan showed at the recent Tokyo Motor Show, the automaker hinted that Nissan may be readying a suite of autonomous technologies—and a language through which the car will communicate with the driver and with its surroundings.

Hyundai 'AE' Hybrid To Beat 2016 Prius On MPG? Detroit Debut On Tap

While we don't yet know the model name, we do know Hyundai is expected to launch its first dedicated hybrid vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show in January. That car--codenamed 'AE' for now--will go on sale within a year of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius, the car that has defined hybrid efficiency for more than a decade.

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