From The Car Connection:
Domestic brands—like Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge, and others—aren’t making the cut for safety. So says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in the latest version of its Top Safety Pick+ list, which helps separate the best from the rest, by considering occupant safety and accident avoidance.
If you saw Carrie and immediately thought, "Man, telekinesis is cool!", you'll be happy to know that scientists in China have been working on a device that grants similar powers. It can't control fire hoses or skewer annoying gym teachers in the gut, but it does allow users to control a car using just the power of their mind.
In the mid-size sedan arena, serious contenders are focused on getting the family business done — not stir excitement. Two of the more focused entries are the current Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata.
Teaser for Porsche 718 Boxster
Porsche today announced that its mid-engine Boxster roadster and Cayman coupe will carry the 718 name when they undergo their mid-cycle update in 2016. The models will be called the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman and both will use turbocharged four-cylinder engines, as previously confirmed.
Mercedes-Benz is gearing up for the launch of its new E-Class sedan at next month’s 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and in the lead up the German automaker has been dropping bits and pieces of information on the car. Now we have a look at the exterior, though perhaps Mercedes didn’t intend for us to see it this early.
During last month’s announcement of its new Genesis luxury brand, Hyundai confirmed the brand would have a six-car lineup by 2020. The first of the new Genesis models was revealed yesterday in the form of the G90 flagship sedan.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid launch - 2015 New York Auto Show
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will start at $28,645 when it goes on sale this spring. That price--which includes an $875 destination charge--is for the LT model, the sole trim level offered with the hybrid powertrain.
The 2016 Toyota Prius, the fourth generation of the company's iconic hybrid-electric vehicle, is just starting to come onto the market around the world. But with the price of oil a fraction of what it was two years ago, and gasoline prices at recent lows in major markets, the title of highest fuel efficiency of any gasoline car is less alluring.
The first Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered five years ago this month, in December 2010. Over the five years since then, the Leaf has become by ar the best-selling electric car in history.