2016 Fiat 500X, standard automatic braking, Bugatti Chiron design: What’s New @ The Car Connection

March 18, 2016
2016 Fiat 500X, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

2016 Fiat 500X, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Fiat 500X review

The Fiat 500X is brand-new this year, and Fiat says it brings good road manners, perfect urban size, excellent fuel economy, and cut-above safety technology to the growing class of small SUVs, which includes the Chevy Trax and Buick Encore, the Jeep Renegade (a platform-mate of the 500X) and soon will include the likes of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.

20 automakers promise to make automatic braking standard by 2022

No one knows for certain when fully autonomous cars will be sold to the public, but as of today, we know when autonomous braking systems will become standard on millions of new vehicles.

J.D. Power: Acura, MINI ace dealer service survey, Fiat Chrysler brings up the rear

No one likes taking a car in for service, and as J.D. Power's latest study shows, we loathe the process more today than we did a year ago. That said, some dealers make it far more bearable than others.

Bugatti Chiron, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Bugatti Chiron, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

From Motor Authority:

Why the Bugatti Chiron looks the way it does

When you are designing a 1,480-horsepower car that can top 250 mph, cooling and aerodynamics become very important factors. That was the task Bugatti director of design Achim Anscheidt faced when drawing up the Bugatti Chiron, and he came to the same conclusion.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia U.S. specs confirmed

By now you’re probably tired of reading about Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia sedan, whose introduction in the United States seems to be taking forever. Recall that Alfa Romeo showed us the Giulia—in high-performance Quadrifoglio trim—for the first time last summer.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk leaked

Jeep CEO Mike Manley recently revealed that the brand had some “pretty exciting news” to make about the Grand Cherokee at next week’s 2016 New York Auto Show.

Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

From Green Car Reports:

San Diego Car2Go car-sharing service drops electric Smarts for gasoline models

When Car2Go launched its car-sharing service in San Diego about five years ago, its entire fleet was composed of electric cars. It was a move that made San Diego officials smile, as the city is undertaking an ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions.

First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

When it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers. And now these distinctive vehicles are going electric.

Is this 1896 horseless carriage the world's very first hybrid car?

The Toyota Prius may have started the era of modern hybrid cars when it debuted in Japan in 1997, but it was far from the first hybrid vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche actually designed a handful of hybrid and electric cars with Vienna-based carriage builder Jacob Lohner and Company, starting in 1898.


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