2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, VW Emissions Cheating, Rezvani Beast X: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 24, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Preview

The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a compact four­-door sedan aimed at the BMW 3-Series, and the Quadrifoglio version is a BMW M3 fighter. The Quadrifoglio is the first car in an eight­-product assault scheduled for the next three years.

All VW, Audi, Porsche Diesels Have Had Illegal Software Since 2009: U.S. Fines May Hit $21.2 Billion

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal continues its gruesome shock-and-awe assault on the world's headlines. Late last week, the automaker finally admitted that the Environmental Protection Agency was correct when it said that Volkswagen had installed illegal emissions control software on its 3.0-liter diesel engines.

2010-11 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Recalled For Fuel Leak: 451,865 Vehicles Affected

Ford has issued a recall for 2010 and 2011 models of the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan. The recall affects roughly 451,000 vehicles in North America, most of which are registered in the U.S.

2016 Rezvani Beast X

2016 Rezvani Beast X

From Motor Authority:

700-Horsepower Rezvani Beast X Unleashed

During our recent first drive of Rezvani’s entry-level Beast Speedster, we learned that the company was working on a much more extreme model packing as much as 700 horsepower. This week, the Californian sports car startup’s Beast lineup was expanded with the new Beast X.

2017 Infiniti Q30 First Drive

The very design of the 2017 Infiniti Q30 makes it clear that Nissan’s luxury marque—created for the United States market 25 years ago—wants to be an international player. It’s a hatchback, you see, and Americans have never thought much of premium compacts without trunks.

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 already has a new version of its large, front-wheel-drive sedan. The car made its debut overnight in Kia's home market of Korea.

2015 Audi Q7 TDI

2015 Audi Q7 TDI

From Green Car Reports:

Software To Be Updated In All 2009-2016 VW, Audi V-6 Diesels

It was only three weeks ago that Volkswagen headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA had issued a complaint in which it accused VW of incorporating emission-cheating software into its 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesels, used by Audi and Porsche as well.

VW Diesel Software Cheats On European Emission Limits Too, BBC Test Shows

Around 11 million Volkswagen diesel cars worldwide were equipped with "defeat device" software that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests, VW has said. But initially, it was only confirmed that the cars actually violated U.S. emissions rules.

Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

Lack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. But even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow that every driver can use all of them.

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