Audi Goodwill, 2016 Nissan Maxima, 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo: What’s New @ The Car Connection

December 1, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Nissan Maxima Review

As Nissan's Altima grew in size and stature, mainstream buyers wondered why the nearly-identical Maxima commanded a higher price. Luxury buyers, meanwhile, could get more style and prestige from an entry-level Infiniti. With the 2016 Maxima, Nissan hopes to clear up a years-long corporate identity crisis.

Audi Joins VW In Gift Card Goodwill Program, Admits To Illegal Software On 3.0-Liter Diesels

Unless you've paid close attention to the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" headlines, you might've missed the fact that Audi vehicles are also installed with emissions-test-cheating software. The fact that Volkswagen's popular, mass-market brand at the center of the scandal shares a name with its parent company has obscured the fact that other Volkswagen nameplates  are affected by Dieselgate, too.

Volkswagen To Begin Diesel Recalls In Germany With Nearly 2.5 Million Vehicles

Last week, news broke that Volkswagen had submitted plans to repair most of its illegally engineered diesels in Europe. Now, reports have emerged that indicate the automaker will begin those repairs on its home turf.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

From Motor Authority:

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Packs More Power, New Infotainment System: Video

Porsche has slowly been introducing updated versions of its 911 family, with most of the cars now featuring turbocharged engines—previously a bragging right of the actual ‘Turbo’ models only. However, to ensure that the 911 Turbo models still reign supreme, they’ve been given a power boost that sees them encroach on supercar territory.

American Aston Martin Vulcan Buyer Takes Delivery: Video

Aston Martin is building just 24 examples of its 800-plus-horsepower Vulcan supercar, and three of them have been bought by customers in the United States. The first U.S.-bound car, a stunning burnt orange example, was recently delivered to businessman Bernie Moreno in Cleveland, Ohio.

2018 Ford Fiesta Spy Shots

Ford is working on a new generation of its Fiesta subcompact, as evidenced by this early test mule spotted testing in Europe recently. Engineers are using a modified version of the current Fiesta’s body to hide the new mechanicals, with the first prototypes dressed in the new body likely due in the next 6-12 months.

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S

From Green Car Reports:

Teen's Tesloop Shuttle Pays For His Tesla Model S Electric Car

When searching for a car, most teenage drivers operate on a limited budget--one often imposed by their parents or the limits of their own savings. But 16-year-old Haydn Sonnad was eyeing something beyond such restrictive financial limits.

'Quiet Car' Rules To Make Hybrids, Electric Cars Noisy Delayed, Again

Federal regulations that would require hybrids and electric cars to emit pedestrian-warning noises have been delayed, yet again. Because these cars operate near-silently on electric power, there has been concern among regulators that they constitute a greater safety risk to pedestrians than noisier internal-combustion cars.

Bill Gates, Other Billionaires Invest To Advance Clean Energy

This week, representatives from world governments are meeting in Paris for the much-anticipated United Nations summit on climate change. Ahead of those talks--which are intended to create a global strategy for radically reducing carbon emissions--some of the world's richest people announced their own plan to slow climate change.

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