Disappearing Spare Tire, 2016 Porsche Boxster, 2017 Kia Cadenza: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 13, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Porsche Boxster Review

There aren't many models—if any—that will deliver the level of driver's seat thrills, modern creature comforts, and top-notch safety features and engineering as the Porsche Boxster. Although it can be expensive if you let yourself loose with the options list, you certainly don't need that to end up with a truly joyful mid-engine roadster.

No More Junk In Your Trunk, Or, The Mystery Of The Disappearing Spare Tire

Doctors and nutritionists across the country confirm that Americans are packing on the pounds, but our cars are a very different story. In an effort to boost fuel economy, automakers are switching to lighter-weight materials, from aluminum to carbon fiber.

Someone Tell Trump: America Is The New Mexico (To Canada, Anyway)

Last month, Donald Trump ruffled feathers at Ford when he claimed that the automaker was cutting American jobs by shifting production to Mexico. Now, something similar is happening in Canada -- only this time, the cheap-labor boogeyman isn't Mexico, it's the U.S.

Teaser for 2017 Kia Cadenza

Teaser for 2017 Kia Cadenza

From Motor Authority:

2017 Kia Cadenza Gets Sporty New Look

The current Kia Cadenza was only introduced here in 2013 but has been on sale overseas since 2010, which is why the Korean brand is already teasing a new version of its large, front-wheel-drive sedan. Three teaser sketches show a sleek, sporty design for the new Cadenza, which is confirmed to go on sale in global markets next year.

2017 Jaguar F-Type Coupe And Convertible Prices Cut

The F-Type was Jaguar's first true sports car in a generation, and the legendary firm hit it out of the park. So much so, we pretty much find the car to be perfect, particularly in R performance guise. For 2017, the package will get even better, as it'll be a bit cheaper to step up to an F-Type.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe Spy Shots

Honda’s all-new, 10th-generation Civic Sedan has just gone on sale and will soon be joined by its coupe counterpart. Honda only a few days ago confirmed that the new Civic Coupe will make its debut at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and now we have spy shots of an almost completely undisguised version.

Tesla Model S charging at West Hill House B&B, Warren, Vermont

Tesla Model S charging at West Hill House B&B, Warren, Vermont

From Green Car Reports:

Life With Tesla Model S: Thoughts On '10 Things I Hate' Article (Really Only Seven)

It was a classic click-bait headline: “Ten Things I Hate About My Tesla.” The article appeared last week on The Drive, a new "automotive culture" website from publisher Time Inc.

EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand on-road emissions testing to all diesel vehicles. The agency currently conducts only a handful of on-road tests of new vehicles each year, to confirm laboratory results.

Why Exxon Is Attacking The Media Over Climate Change Research

Beginning in the 1970s, Exxon conducted research that confirmed the occurrence of climate change, and that the burning of fossil fuels is a major contributor to it. But--at the direction of then-CEO Lee Raymond--the company kept the research quiet. Then it spent the better part of two decades funding groups that denied the science of climate change.

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