Best-Loved Cars, 2016 Toyota Prius, 2017 Fiat 124 Spider: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 18, 2015
2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015

2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015

From The Car Connection:

Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet Produce The Best-Loved Cars In America

How much do you love your car? Could you put a number on that? Market research firm Strategic Vision posed similar questions to thousands of car owners across the U.S., and their answers reveal the best-loved cars in the country.

2016 Toyota Prius Review

The 2016 Toyota Prius is the fourth generation of the company's iconic hybrid-electric car, a mid-size five-door hatchback in which every component has been designed to maximize efficiency and minimize fuel consumption. Unveiled in September 2015, it will start appearing at U.S. dealers in January and February.

2015-2016 Porsche Macan Recalled For Fuel Leak & Fire Risk

Porsche is recalling nearly 22,000 U.S.-registered Porsche Macan crossovers from the 2015 and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may be equipped with leaky fuel lines, which could start a fire.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

From Motor Authority:

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Lands In L.A., Just Don't Call It A Miata

Five years ago at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Fiat brand made its return to the United States. Since then, the Italian automaker has launched six vehicles and stirred the pot with attention grabbing ads. Now, at this year's L.A. Auto Show and the 50th anniversary of the model, Fiat's 124 Spider has returned, as a 2017 model.

2017 Lincoln MKZ Gets Major Update, 400 Horsepower

Lincoln today introduced a major update for the 2017 MKZ midsize sedan, highlighted by a new grille from the Continental Concept car and a new 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Following the launch of the all-new, 10th-generation Civic Sedan a few weeks ago, Honda has just introduced the coupe variant. The car is on show this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will be arriving in showrooms next March, as a 2016 model.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

From Green Car Reports:

Honda Clarity On Sale Late In 2016; Plug-In Hybrid To Get 40 Miles Of Range

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen fuel-cell car will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2016, and initially it will be sold only in California. It will be followed in 2018 by a plug-in hybrid vehicle that shares its platform, which Honda says will have 40 miles of electric range or more.

Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory

Well, here's one that ought to irk the German automakers. Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German government to establish a lithium-ion battery plant in that country, which could kickstart slow sales of its Model S and future vehicles.

Saudi Arabia Plans Emission Cuts...That Don't Reduce Fossil-Fuel Use

Saudi Arabia may be one of the most oil-rich nations on the planet, but even this Middle Eastern country is planning to cut its carbon emissions. That's because as other countries work to reduce oil consumption, the Saudi government is worried about what effect efforts to combat climate change will have on its national economy.


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