2015 Ford Edge, 2016 Audi A3, McLaren 675LT Spider: What’s New @ The Car Connection

December 4, 2015
2015 Ford Edge

2015 Ford Edge

From The Car Connection:

2015 Ford Edge Video Road Test

Everyone knows the Ford Explorer--and after a decade and a half on the road, everyone knows the Ford Escape, too. But what about the Ford Edge? Ford's mid-size crossover SUV has been a good performer and a strong seller, but it's gone about it all in stealth mode.

2016 Audi A3 Review

For 2016, Audi has added more standard equipment to the A3 lineup, including aluminum-look interior trim, a rearview camera, and heated washer nozzles and mirrors. An S line styling package is newly optional. S3 models also get enhanced equipment and some new options.

Ford Vehicles From 2011-2016 Get Siri Eyes-Free In New Sync Update

In hard-boiled detective films, someone usually utters the line, "Ain't nothing free in this world, kid". But a new upgrade to Ford Sync could prove that tough talk wrong.

McLaren 675LT Spider

McLaren 675LT Spider

From Motor Authority:

McLaren 675LT Spider Revealed, Priced From $372,600: Video

McLaren’s 675LT is billed as the most track-focused variant in the Super Series lineup, but that hasn’t stopped the British automaker from launching an open-top version of the car. The 675LT Spider made its debut overnight, and just like the coupe it comes packing a hellish 666 horsepower.

Audi R&D Chief Steps Down Amid Emissions Cheating Scandal

Audi R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg has announced his resignation amid the automaker’s emissions cheating scandal where a number of Audi models, including some here in the United States, were fitted with a device to hide the true level of their emissions from regulators. Hackenberg, one of eight executives to be suspended after the cheating was discovered, is the second high-profile Volkswagen Group executive to step down amid the scandal.

Dodge Stars Wars Ad Sees Viper Play The Role Of Vader: Video

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ll know that the first in a new trilogy of Star Wars movies is coming to theaters on December 18. In celebration of the new movie, entitled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dodge has released its own Star Wars-themed ad.

New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

From Green Car Reports:

New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal vehicles with electric cars, potentially giving New York the largest electric municipal fleet in the country.

Where VW Fights Its Diesel-Cheating Lawsuits Matters...A Lot

After admitting to installing "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat emissions tests, Volkswagen will go a through a long--and expensive--process to rectify things. In addition to paying to fix the affected diesel cars, it will likely face criminal penalties from regulatory bodies in multiple countries.

VW Internal Diesel-Cheating Probe: So Far, 50 Employees Have Talked

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a news conference ten weeks ago that Volkswagen used illegal software to cheat emissions tests, the company has been under heavy scrutiny.


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