2016 Toyota Avalon, 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, 2017 BMW 2-Series: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 17, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2016 Toyota Avalon review

The 2016 Toyota Avalon isn't the type of car that begs you to own it or drive it. It's not sexy or sporty. But it has luxury, comfort, and quiet down pat, it's as comfortable as a pillow-top bed, and it does a fair job of convincing us out of the lower-priced Lexus sedans.

Fiat 124 Spider keeps the Viagra jokes coming because Italians

To the people who create car commercials, horsepower and technology aren't always strong selling points. They're wonky, factual, bullet-pointy things that might persuade someone who's paused to pore over a newspaper ad, but in a 30-second TV spot?

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for transmission problem, over 37,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 37,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs from the 2016 model year. The automaker reports that an electrical flaw could affect the vehicle's transmission, which might cause headaches for owners.

2017 BMW M240i Convertible

2017 BMW M240i Convertible

From Motor Authority:

2017 BMW 2-Series preview

BMW is overhauling the powertrain lineup in its 2-Series range for the 2017 model year. The coupes and convertibles adopt the latest versions of the automaker’s 4- and 6-cylinder engines and in the process benefit from performance and efficiency gains.

Close look at Ford GT’s carbon fiber wheels

Ford has finally confirmed its new GT supercar will be coming with carbon fiber wheels. However, they won’t be standard like on the Mustang Shelby GT350R.

Mopar brings out first accessories for 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ official parts and accessories division Mopar has rolled out its first upgrades for the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Mopar says it plans to offer 80 options for the Giulia and the first of these have been announced for markets where the stylish sports sedan is already on sale.

Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

From Green Car Reports:

In Paris, cars compete with other transit modes (and often lose)

In cities across the world, many governments are promoting electric cars as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. But electric cars aren't the only option for keeping urban dwellers mobile while reducing the carbon footprint of transportation.

Nikola One 2000-hp natural gas-electric semi-truck announced

What will Elon Musk think of this? There is now a second company named after inventor Nikola Tesla—and it too plans to build electric vehicles.

Colorado simplifies electric-car incentive, but axes used models

Last week, the Colorado State Legislature passed a bill that would simplify the state's electric car incentives. However, it would remove the eligibility of used cars that could qualify for the same credit.

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