2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2016 Kia K900, Acura Precision Concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

December 21, 2015

From The Car Connection:

2017 Honda Ridgeline Headed For Detroit Auto Show, Super Bowl Debut

Honda has announced that the new generation of its Ridgeline pickup will make its debut in January—first at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, then in an ad during Super Bowl 50, on February 7, 2016.

2016 Kia K900 Review

The 2016 Kia K900 full-size luxury sedan remains an unlikely vehicle for consumers who associate the Korean brand with the small and inexpensive economy cars it launched in the U.S. two decades ago. But those buyers haven't been paying attention; Kia now offers a line of smartly styled and feature-rich entries in a variety of segments. The K900 just takes it further upscale, following the script that launched Lexus 25 years ago.

Elon Musk Wants California To Forgive Volkswagen For Dieselgate (But There's A Very Big Catch)

The ongoing Dieselgate scandal has thrown Volkswagen into an administrative, public relations, and financial crisis. But while many residents of Planet Earth seem eager to shove Volkswagen under the bus, the automaker received a vote of support from 45 entrepreneurs and investors, who asked California not to punish the German automaker.

Teaser for Acura Precision concept debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Teaser for Acura Precision concept debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

Acura To Preview New Design Direction With Precision Concept At 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Acura today provided a glimpse of what it will unveil at 2016 Detroit Auto Show on January 12. It's called the Precision concept, and it's a peek into the future of Acura design, especially that of the brand’s next-generation sedans.

Bugatti Chiron Spied Testing With Veyron, Porsche 918 Spyder: Video

Earlier today we brought you an official teaser for Bugatti's new supercar, the Chiron, which is set to make its world debut next March at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Now we have a video showing two prototypes.

Mission To Save Australian Commodore Production Is On

Almost exactly two years ago, we learned that General Motors had committed to ending production of Holden cars and engines in Australia by late 2017. Just two models are built by Holden in Australia, a version of the previous-generation Chevrolet Cruze and the locally-developed Commodore, the latter of which is sold here in high-performance guise as the Chevrolet SS.

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

From Green Car Reports:

VW Gets More Time To Figure Out TDI Diesel Emission Update

It's been just over three months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first revealed that Volkswagen diesel cars were equipped with "defeat device" software that allowed them to cheat emissions tests. But U.S. owners of the 482,000 2009 through 2015 models equipped with EA189 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines will have to continue waiting for modifications a little bit longer.

Why You Should Pay Attention To 48-Volt 'Hybrids'

If certain suppliers have their way, not all future hybrids will have large battery packs, or the ability to drive only on electric power for appreciable distances. But they could still have a significant impact on fuel economy.

Dead Hybrid Battery: What Should I Do? (Owner Question)

Every once in a while, other media outlets will ask for advice from Green Car Reports on various fuel economy or car technology questions. We recently received one concerning a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, which the owner had left unused for several months.

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