2016 Tesla Model X, 2017 GMC Acadia, Camaro Funny Car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 18, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2016 Tesla Model X review

Buyers won't find anything like the 2016 Tesla Model X in the luxury SUV market, and that's saying something in a segment occupied by the exceptional likes of Range Rover, Porsche, and even Bentley.

2017 GMC Acadia first drive review

When GMC released the Acadia for the 2007 model year, it showed that the automaker was starting to get it. Instead of limiting families to large truck-based SUVs like the Yukon that could double as tow vehicles and break the family fuel budget, GMC, along with Saturn, Buick, and eventually Chevrolet, was finally offering a crossover that drove more like a car.

Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra: Compare Trucks

If you are looking for a luxury car, a German vehicle is probably your best bet. If you want efficiency of both space and fuel economy, Japan usually delivers. And if you want a full-size pickup, look to the good ol' U.S. of A.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car

From Motor Authority:

Here’s the first NHRA Funny Car based on the 6th-gen Camaro

Chevrolet has unveiled its NHRA Funny Car based on the sixth-generation Camaro. The bright blue example was unveiled by 16-time NHRA champion John Force and daughters Brittany and Courtney.

Google jumps on ride-sharing bandwagon with Waze Rider

Despite being one of the top investors in leading ride-sharing service Uber, Google has launched a rival service called Waze Rider. The original Waze app uses crowdsourcing to provide navigation and real-time traffic information.

Here's the story behind a famous Porsche 356 with "really cool character"

Matt Hummel is not your average kind of car enthusiast, so it should come as very little surprise that his legend-in-its-own-time Porsche 356 is an especially interesting example of the rear-engined Porsche breed.

2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf

From Green Car Reports:

50,000th Nissan Leaf electric car built in U.K. plant

The Nissan Leaf, by far the world's best-selling electric car, is built in three countries. Outside Nissan's home market of Japan, Leafs are assembled in both Smyrna, Tennessee, and at Nissan's Sunderland plant in the U.K.

Tesla talks to LG, Samsung about Model 3 battery cell supplies

Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company's lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic. That applies to the more recent Tesla Model X crossover SUV as well—and Panasonic was also an early investor in Tesla Motors shares, owning a small percentage of the Silicon Valley company.

New House bill seeks to limit ethanol in gasoline to current usage

Pretty much since its passage in 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has been a controversial piece of legislation. Enacted as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act, it requires increasing amounts of ethanol to be blended with gasoline.

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