2016 Mercedes GLA, VW Dieselgate, Chinese-Made Buick: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 16, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is somewhere between a smaller version of the brand’s luxury SUVs—the compact GLC (nee GLK) or the mid-size GLE (nee ML)—and a five-door hatchback version of the CLA compact sedan. It’s got the GL prefix in its name, but its urban flair and both underpinnings and an interior shared with the small Mercedes CLA sedan make it a bit of both.

Volkswagen Dieselgate Cheat Sheet: The High (And Low) Points So Far

We're nearly two months into the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, and thanks to the internet (not to mention Planet Earth's 24-hour news cycle), the story of what went wrong and what Volkswagen is doing to fix it is more complicated than ever. 

2014-2016 Kia Soul & Soul EV Recalled For Steering Problem: Over 256,000 Vehicles Affected

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 250,000 Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV vehicles from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may suffer from a steering problem that could dramatically increase the risk of accidents and injuries.

2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

From Motor Authority:

Chinese-Made Buick Envision In U.S. By Early 2016: Report

General Motors Company may be the first major American automaker to sell a Chinese-made vehicle in the United States. It’s being reported GM has decided to bring over its Buick Envision to the U.S. from China by early 2016.

2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

In 1907, the first ever Los Angeles Auto Show took place at a skate park where only 99 cars were shown. Since then, the show has grown to become one of the premier events on the automotive calendar, for both the industry as well as the thousands of fans that turn up each year to see all the new models and concepts.

Huayra, LaFerrari, P1, Veyron & 918 Spyder Do Battle In 'Hyper 5' Track Shootout: Video

About a week ago, car nut Alejandro Salomon released on his YouTube channel the first video in a three-part series testing five of the fastest cars ever built. The series is called Hyper 5 and today we have the second installment.

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Owner's First Impressions Of Car, Range, Dealers, And More

Along with the upcoming fourth-generation hybrid Toyota Prius, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is one of the major green-car introductions of this year. It won’t be available nationwide until next spring, but new Volts are already being delivered in California and a few other states.

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For November 2015

While many people are already starting holiday shopping, carmakers are hoping they'll stop by the local dealership as well. It's a new month, which means there's a new round of deals and incentives on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and diesels.

Jaguar Electric SUV As Soon As 2017? 'Radical' Styling Planned

Since a concept version was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, all eyes have been on Audi's electric crossover to be the auto-industry establishment's first true rival to the Tesla Model X. But another luxury brand could beat Audi to the punch.

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