Takata recall expanded, 2016 Kia Optima, 2017 Acura NSX: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 25, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million.

 2016 Kia Optima review

The 2016 Kia Optima arrives to a very different mid-size sedan market than what existed five years ago. That’s when the 2011 Optima appeared on the market, truly putting Kia on the map with American mid-size sedan shoppers.

Crash-test results mixed for Mustang, Camaro, Challenger

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) took America's three iconic performance coupes and, instead of hustling them down a curvy road or heading to the drag strip, the crash testing agency smashed them into a wall.

Rick Hendrick takes delivery of the 2017 Acura NSX with VIN 001

Rick Hendrick takes delivery of the 2017 Acura NSX with VIN 001

From Motor Authority:

Rick Hendrick takes delivery of first 2017 Acura NSX

After a rough, seemingly never-ending gestation, Acura’s second-generation NSX is finally being delivered to customers. Rights to the very first customer example, the car bearing VIN 001, was acquired by Rick Hendrick at a charity auction.

2018 Audi A5 teased ahead of June 2 reveal

Audi is set to unveil its second-generation A5 coupe on June 2 at a special ceremony at the Audi Forum located in Ingolstadt, Germany. We already know the car will look much like the outgoing model thanks to the sighting of numerous prototypes.  

Charlize Theron revealed as Furious 8 villain Cipher

The latest bit of information about the upcoming eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise is that Charlize Theron will play the villainous character Cipher. From the teaser photo posted on Twitter it appears the Cipher character will be a weapons expert of some sort.

Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

From Green Car Reports:

Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. The Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy policy, led by two very public features.

These engineers uncovered the VW diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its TDI diesel cars wasn't uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency—or by any other regulatory agency. It was discovered by independent researchers from West Virginia University (WVU), working with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on the Isle of Man, in Britain's Channel Islands. This is where companies test their latest technology on one of the toughest race courses in the world.

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