2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2016 Infiniti Q50, Volvo compact cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 19, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe review

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport received a substantial refresh this year that helps cement its status as Hyundai's go-to 'tweener in its SUV lineup. Sandwiched between the bigger, three-row Santa Fe (which was also updated for 2017) and smaller Tucson, this year's Santa Fe Sport takes a little from each model to round out its position as Hyundai's popular two-row, compact SUV.

2016 Infiniti Q50 review

The successor to the G37, the Q50 was completely redesigned for the 2014 model year. Now, just two years later, it gets a new engine lineup, a revised version of its "steer-by-wire" Direct Adaptive Steering system, and an available adjustable suspension.

Mitsubishi president steps down

In news that's sure to surprise absolutely no one, Mitsubishi's president and COO, Tetsuro Aikawa, has announced his resignation. Accompanying him on his walk of shame is executive vice president Ryugo Nakao.

Volvo 40.1 concept

Volvo 40.1 concept

From Motor Authority:

Volvo concepts preview new S40 and XC40 compact cars

With the launch of its large cars complete, Volvo is now focused on introducing a new generation of compact cars. The first of these compacts, or “40” series models, isn’t due until 2017 but to help build excitement Volvo has previewed two of them with a pair of concepts.

2018 Jeep Wrangler spied with 4-cylinder engine

Jeep is working on a new Wrangler. It’s due on the market late next year, most likely as a 2018 model, and it’s clear from spy shots that its design will be evolutionary.

Google’s Android OS may take over car infotainment systems

Google held its latest I/O press conference yesterday at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, where the tech giant announced a wave of future plans including new products for the house and car.

2016 Cadillac ELR

2016 Cadillac ELR

From Green Car Reports:

R.I.P. Cadillac ELR: what went wrong with luxury electric coupe?

After a long and tortured development process and a short life, GM has quietly euthanized its Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe. The derivative of the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was intended to sell at a higher price, to help recoup some of the development costs of the Voltec plug-in hybrid technology.

Tesla Model 3 reservations: 373K after duplicates, speculators removed

The hundreds of thousands of $1,000 deposits placed for the Tesla Model 3 electric cars by potential buyers around the world came as an eye-opening shock to the auto industry. More than 100,000 such deposits were placed during the day that preceded the car's unveiling on the evening of March 31.

Suzuki says wrong fuel-economy tests used in Japan, joining Mitsubishi

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to increased scrutiny on all carmakers' compliance with emission and related fuel-economy rules. Last month, Mitsubishi admitted to manipulating fuel-efficiency tests in Japan, resulting in overstated fuel-economy ratings for over 620,000 small "kei" cars.

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