FCA urge to merge, 2016 Infiniti QX50, 2017 Audi R8: What’s New @ The Car Connection

April 19, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Fiat Chrysler still feels the urge to merge (but does anyone else?)

Last summer, the auto world was buzzing over Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and his vigorous attempts to pair FCA with another automaker--namely, General Motors. Fall and winter seem to have cooled Marchionne's passions, but apparently, spring has sprung, and the urge to merge is strong once more.

2016 Infiniti QX50 review

The Infiniti brand continues to redefine itself, slotting new models into new names as it ushers in a new generation of cars and crossover SUVs. The latest to join the fray: the 2016 Infiniti QX50.

2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled to fix seatbelt problem: 1 million trucks affected

Over the weekend, General Motors announced a recall of two strong-selling pickups: the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2014-2015 GMC Sierra 1500. The recall affects more than one million vehicles around the globe, nearly 900,000 of which are registered in the U.S.

2017 Audi R8, Asheville to Daytona part III

2017 Audi R8, Asheville to Daytona part III

From Motor Authority:

Breaking the banks at Daytona in a 2017 Audi R8

Audi has come a long way since the days of the original Quattro. That all-wheel-drive original changed minds about which wheels should drive a performance car.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC first drive review

Roadsters like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC aren’t exactly in vogue right now. Where does that leave Mercedes-Benz?

2017 Volkswagen 3-row SUV spy shots

It’s been almost two years since Volkswagen confirmed plans to build a new three-row crossover SUV at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We now have spy shots of some prototypes just months out from the start of production.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Chevy Cruze gas mileage beats even previous Eco model

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA fuel-economy ratings beat those of all gasoline versions of the previous-generation model. The second-generation Cruze was unveiled last June, and shown in China before that, but is just now going on sale throughout the U.S.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited gas mileage review

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra small four-door is an all-new version of a car that came from humble roots to being a major player in the highly competitive compact sedan market. The last version, launched for 2011, blended eye-grabbing design and a features-for-money equation that brought it into the major leagues among compacts.

Diesel scandal hurts VW sales in Europe and U.S., not China

The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal continues to affect Volkswagen sales, but not in every market. In March, sales once again fell in the U.S. and VW's home market of Germany—but they were largely unaffected in China.

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