From The Car Connection:
Now that awards season is behind us, The Car Connection's editors are ready for some in-depth seat time with one of our highest-rated vehicles from the 2016 model year.
Gimmickry and retro design cues have always been part of the beguiling formula for Mini—especially ever since the brand was resurrected by BMW earlier last decade, and up to present day and the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible we drove around Los Angeles earlier this month.
The Infiniti QX30 is one of the first volleys in an all-out assault by Nissan’s premium brand on luxury markets around the world. As well as upping sales in the U.S. and China, where it has a stronger presence, Infiniti wants to become a major player in regions like Europe.
2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Aston Martin’s brand renaissance, known as the Second Century Plan, kicked off today at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11. The new grand tourer is the direct replacement for Aston Martin’s aging DB9 and the first model to be based on the British marque’s all-new platform.
Bugatti’s Chiron is a pure masterpiece where every inch has been meticulously designed and engineered to ensure the car can safely and reliably travel well above takeoff speeds for commercial jets.
The United Kingdom’s Kahn Design has evolved over the years from a company designing wheels to a fully-fledged coachbuilding and engineering outfit that can transform pretty much anything on wheels, from Range Rover Evoques right up to Bugatti Veyrons.
Techrules AT96 TREV concept, 2016 Geneva Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Hybrid and electric cars are now a common sight at major auto shows, but the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, those technologies were found in the supercars that made up many of the debuts. Companies large and small unveiled flashy hybrid and battery-electric models, or discussed plans for them.
You can't refuel your gasoline or diesel car in your garage, but one of the greatest benefits of owning a plug-in electric car is home recharging. With a device that requires no more wiring than an electric clothes drier, electric-car drivers quickly learn to plug in when they arrive home in the evening and wake up to a fully charged battery.
That battery-powered alarm clock or flashlight in your house could very well contain a piece of an old hybrid car. Energizer now makes rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with four-percent recycled content, by weight.