2016 Tesla Model X, 2016 Scion FR-S, Black Friday Drift: What’s New @ The Car Connection

November 25, 2015

From The Car Connection:

Tesla Model X: Now Starting At Just $80,000

Two months ago, Tesla Motors unveiled the production version of the Model X SUV, and fans began to salivate. But alas, unless those fans had shelled out for the upper-tier Signature and Founders editions (priced at $132,000 and $142,000, respectively), they were told they wouldn't receive their own Model Xes until late 2016.

2016 Scion FR-S Review

For 2016, Scion has given the FR-S its first meaningful update. Changes are mostly minor but include some visual tweaks and new trim for the cabin, a couple new colors, a new standard audio system, and the addition of a rearview camera. The new equipment comes with a slight price bump—about $400.

Volkswagen's Fix For European Diesels Gets The Green Light (But Will Owners Get The Shaft?)

It's been more than two months since news of Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating software first began to make headlines, and we still have no concrete details about how the company plans to fix more than 11 million vehicles affected by the Dieselgate scandal.

Nissan 370Z drift action at abandoned Hawthorne Plaza shopping mall - Image via Hoonigan

Nissan 370Z drift action at abandoned Hawthorne Plaza shopping mall - Image via Hoonigan

From Motor Authority:

Hoonigans Tackle Abandoned Mall 'Tokyo Drift' Style In Black Friday Preparation Video

Many readers no doubt will spend some time at a shopping mall this long weekend. We just hope you don’t get any ideas on how to escape the crowds after watching this latest video from the Hoonigans. The professional drifting and gymkhana squad recently teamed up with Nissan to film a drifting dual at the abandoned Hawthorne Plaza shopping mall in California.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Configurator Goes Live

Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia sports sedan is fast approaching its showroom debut. The car made its North American debut last week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show where it was confirmed that sales would start in the second quarter of 2016.

McLaren 675LT Spider Spy Shots

McLaren’s 675LT is billed as the most track-focused variant in the Super Series lineup, but that won’t stop the British automaker from launching an open-top version of the car. We’ve already reported on McLaren’s plans for a 675LT Spider and now we have the first spy shots of a test mule.

2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

From Green Car Reports:

2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter further.

Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain provisions in the House's long-term transportation bill will survive the reconciliation process.

Nissan Electric Cars Will Be For Mass Market: CEO Ghosn

The success of the Tesla Model S has automakers--particularly German automakers--scrambling to build pricey luxury plug-in electric cars to compete with the upstart from Silicon Valley. But the automaker that's sold more electric cars than anyone else plans to continue in a different direction.

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