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April 22, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Volkswagen diesel buyback proposed; now what about fix, timing, compensation?

In a San Francisco federal court, Volkswagen today formally submitted its proposal to remedy the excessive tailpipe pollution of nearly a half a million vehicles with software designed to circumvent emissions tests.

2017 Subaru Forester review

The Subaru Forester is a compact utility vehicle with wagon-like practicality and standard all-wheel drive. It has the capabilities of a crossover, the ride and handling of a car, and plenty of all-weather security and even off-road capability. It’s the Japanese brand’s best-selling vehicle line, not to mention the winner of our Best Car To Buy 2014 award.

Is Minnesota's alcohol breath test law legal? We're about to find out

At some point in your life, you've probably wondered, "Should I refuse an alcohol breath test?" There are a wide range of opinions on that thorny matter, which vary according to who's giving the advice, their interest in curtailing drunk driving, and, of course, where you're standing when you're asked to breathe into the little tube.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

From Motor Authority:

Ford F-150 Raptor confirmed for China

Ford has confirmed its new F-150 Raptor will be sold in China. The pickup truck will go on sale there in 2017 and initially in four-door SuperCrew form only.

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 to replace C450

You’ll recall we recently reported on Mercedes-Benz’s decision to group its AMG Sport models like the C450 AMG and GLE450 AMG Coupe as official Mercedes-AMG products. As part of the reshuffle, the cars are being rechristened with a “43” designation.

2017 Audi A6 and A7 receive a few tweaks

Audi’s A6 and A7 underwent their respective mid-cycle updates for 2016, which saw the cars receive refreshed exterior styling and more technology in the cabin. For the 2017 model year, Audi is implementing a few more updates.

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

From Green Car Reports:

VW diesel agreement: what we know (and don't know) in 5 questions

Yesterday's news that Volkswagen and the U.S. EPA had reached agreement on a deal to address VW's diesel-emission cheating scandal brought as much confusion as clarity. The carmaker and the regulator said they had agreed on the general outline of a deal to offer owners a choice of either modifications or buybacks.

Ford says 'no thanks' to 200-mile electric car race, for now

Electric cars with 200 miles of range will be the next big step in expanding the global market for plug-in vehicles. Leading the charge will be GM, with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV that will go on sale in less than a year.

Volvo's ambitious sales plans: 1 million electric & plug-in hybrid cars by 2025

Right now, Volvo only sells two plug-in hybrid models—soon to be four—and no all-electric cars. But within a decade, it hopes to become one of the biggest sellers of plug-in electric vehicles.

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