Faraday Future, 2016 Honda Accord, 2017 Mercedes E-Class Wagon: What’s New @ The Car Connection

June 6, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Faraday Future hasn't produced its first car but already wants a second plant--in California

In April, start-up automaker Faraday Future broke ground on a $1 billion production facility outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Though that plant won't be completed until 2018 at the earliest, Faraday is already making plans for a second manufacturing site.

2016 Honda Accord review

The Honda Accord has helped define in recent years one of America's favorite segments: the mid-size family sedan. Now, with the proliferation of SUVs on the market, the family sedan category may represent some of the best value propositions on the new car market.

Takata still producing ammonium nitrate airbags for Audi, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota, VW

Last November, Takata finally agreed to stop using ammonium nitrate in airbag inflators by 2018. In fact, the company went a step further and promised to declare that all of its devices using that notoriously dangerous compound were defective unless Takata could prove otherwise by 2019.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

From Motor Authority:

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class spawns wagon

Mercedes-Benz’s new E-Class sedan has impressed us with its handsome lines, advanced technology and sumptuous, S-Class-mimicking interior. Now we have our first look at the new E-Class Wagon, which has all the same qualities of the sedan plus the added benefit of additional cargo space.

2017 Nissan GT-R first drive review

I’ve just snaked through legendary Eau Rouge and Raidillon S-turns at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, careful not to drive over the rumble strips because, in the rain, their paint has a different traction coefficient than the asphalt and that could send the 565-horsepower 2017 Nissan GT-R off into the trees.

Man pays almost $5 million for "1" license plate

A man in the United Arab Emirates state of Sharjah bid Dh18 million (approximately $4.9 million) to secure the “1” license plate at an auction on Saturday.

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2016

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2016

From Green Car Reports:

2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers will never noticed that it's actually a transverse-engined car with a front-wheel-drive base—the company's first.

VLF Destino (Fisker Karma with V-8, sans electric parts) starts deliveries

The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since 2012, but two separate companies are trying to revive it. The remains of the bankrupt Fisker Automotive have been reorganized into Karma Automotive, which seeks to restart production of the sedan as the Karma Revero, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain similar to the original.

Tesla Model X door-control software to be updated, Musk says

Given Elon Musk's habit of revealing snippets of information when he talks,  electric-car advocates, owners, and industry analysts pore over any live event at which the Tesla Motors CEO presents. On June 1, the Silicon Valley carmaker held its annual shareholder meeting, which clocked in at a remarkable three and a half hours.

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