2017 Cadillac XT5, texting and walking, updated Audi A3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 6, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Cadillac XT5 review

It’s now been more than 15 years since Cadillac reinvented itself with Led Zeppelin-infused ads and an edgy Art & Science design theme that really showed up the lozenge-shaped exteriors of the time.

Texting and walking? Not in New Jersey, according to proposed law

Over the past several years, we've spilled a fair amount of virtual ink on the subject of distracted driving and its effect on the nation's traffic fatality rate. What we haven't discussed very often is the subject of distracted walking, which many blame for an uptick in pedestrian fatalities.

2015-2016 Subaru Forester, WRX recalled for stalling risk

Subaru has issued a recall for more than 18,000 Forester and WRX vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles may suffer from an engine problem.

Updated Audi A3 Sportback (European spec)

Updated Audi A3 Sportback (European spec)

From Motor Authority:

Updated Audi A3 revealed with more power, tech

Audi’s entry-level model in the United States, the A3, has come in for a mid-cycle update. The current-generation A3 still seems like it only arrived yesterday, but the car actually made its debut overseas in 2012.

2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S gets 7-speed “dogleg” manual

If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission. And underlining this commitment, Aston Martin is now offering a manual on its V12 Vantage S.

France offers Tesla old nuclear power station as potential site for plant

Tesla is planning to expand its manufacturing footprint with new plants located around the globe. The American automaker already has a small plant in the Netherlands where some final assembly of its electric cars destined for Europe take place.

Tesla Model 3 design prototype - piloted by VP Doug Field

Tesla Model 3 design prototype - piloted by VP Doug Field

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model 3 interior: what our video showed isn't actually real?

At the Tesla Model 3 launch event in California this week, Green Car Reports got a quick ride in a prototype of the $35,000, 215-mile electric car. That provided an opportunity to glimpse the interior of the Model 3, scheduled to go into production late next year if Tesla stays on time.

Watch the Tesla Model S P90D race a Boeing

We already know the Tesla Model S P90D is a quick car. In fact with a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds it’s currently the quickest four-door car in production.

Saudi Arabia will have $2 trillion to figure out an economy after oil

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia could find itself in a vulnerable position if world economies shift away from fossil fuels for transportation over the coming decades. The Middle Eastern kingdom is now preparing for that eventually, socking away money for a post-oil economy.

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