2017 Mazda CX-3, Uber in Saudi Arabia, VLF Destino: What’s New @ The Car Connection

June 7, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Mazda CX-3 changes little in sophomore year

The Mazda CX-3 crossover hatchback returns for its sophomore year, little changed. Mazda announced yesterday that the 2017 CX-3 goes on sale in July, sporting the same base price tag as last year.

Uber launches in Saudi Arabia, Saudi women boycott it

Uber's ongoing attempt at world domination has taken it to Saudi Arabia. Since Saudi women aren't allowed to drive, you might think they'd be happy about Uber's arrival and the prospect of more transportation options, but you'd be wrong.

Norway may ban all gas & diesel cars, starting in 2025

The days of gas and diesel vehicles are numbered in Norway. According to several reports, politicians have agreed to bring sales of such cars and trucks to a screeching halt by the year 2025.

VLF Destino

VLF Destino

From Motor Authority:

VLF Automotive’s V-8-powered Karmas finally start delivery

It’s been almost three and a half years since industry veteran Bob Lutz showed up at the Detroit Auto Show with a Fisker Karma sedan whose extended-range electric drivetrain was stripped out and replaced by a supercharged V-8 engine normally found in the C6 Corvette ZR1 supercar.

No wagon for you! Awesome longroofs the U.S. misses out on

Mercedes-Benz on Monday took the covers off its new E-Class Wagon. It goes on sale early next year but one particular version, the Mercedes-AMG E43 Wagon, isn’t coming our way.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spy shots

These are the first photos of a prototype for the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLE mid-size SUV. The current GLE was only introduced for the 2016 model year but the vehicle’s underpinnings actually date back to the 2012 M-Class.

2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla refutes owner claims of Model X sudden acceleration before crash

It started with a post two days ago on the owners' forum on the Tesla Motors website. In it, an owner with the user name "Puzant" claimed that a five-day-old Tesla Model X electric SUV had accelerated out of control while parking.

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand to get electric cars as well: report

Hyundai's newly separated Genesis luxury brand may add electric cars to its lineup in the near future. The Korean carmaker previously sold the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans under its own brand name, but now feels a separate luxury brand is warranted.

Samsung says sayonara to fuel cells, focuses on batteries for electric cars

South Korea's Samsung SDI has decided to drop its hydrogen fuel-cell division, and focus future development resources exclusively on batteries for electric cars. Samsung SDI is already a major player in the electric-car battery market.

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