Memorial Day traffic, 2016 Jaguar F-Type, 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 27, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2016 Jaguar F-Type review

New for 2014, Jaguar's F-Type added a hardtop coupe edition that impressed us even more than the roadster. The outshining continues this year, as the F-Type lineup adds all-wheel drive and a new manual-transmission option on base versions—and finishes out the lineup with a flourish in the form of the new F-Type Convertible R.

Toyota & Uber take on GM & Lyft

Everyone is talking about "mobility" these days, especially forward-thinking folks in the auto industry. That's because car companies know that huge changes lie ahead, including electrification, autonomization, and the arrival of tech firms in the auto marketplace.

Report: Memorial Day weekend accidents & fatalities await drivers

Many Americans are in the midst of preparing for a long Memorial Day weekend. According to the nonprofit National Safety Council, the holiday's name is grimly ironic, as accidents and fatalities are set to soar.

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo

From Motor Authority:

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo revealed

Nissan used the Nürburgring as the backdrop for the unveiling of its 2017 GT-R Nismo, where the automaker is competing this weekend in the racetrack's annual 24-hour enduro.

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed priced from $240,300

There may be a new Bentley Continental GT waiting in the wings but it could be several years until the range-topping variant, the GT Speed, is replaced. Fortunately, Bentley is giving us more reasons to lust over the current GT Speed, namely more power and speed.

China's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a bus

A new take on mass transit may be headed to China as early as the end of the year: A so-called "Land Airbus" system that looks like an overgrown monorail as it motors over existing lanes of traffic. The big catch: cars can actually drive under the Land Airbus.

2016 Buick Verano Turbo

2016 Buick Verano Turbo

From Green Car Reports:

Buick Verano to die as yet another small sedan gives way to SUVs

As General Motors' Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, gains a new model to build, it will also lose one. The Buick Verano compact sedan currently built at the plant will end production in October.

China mulls congestion charge, quotas in Beijing for emission, traffic woes

Since the 1950s, California has been a global leader in efforts to limit and then eliminate emissions from motor vehicles. But with hazardous and choking air pollution in its major cities, not to mention traffic jams to rival any in the world, China may prove to be the Golden State's equal—and perhaps even surpass it in regulating vehicles and their operation.

Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in showrooms in December 2010. But the history of electric cars stretches back much further than that—more than a century back, in fact.

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