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June 9, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Are there too many luxury cars? Cadillac needs to know

Cadillac is in the process of reinventing itself--or at least its public face. The question is: what will it become? And perhaps more importantly: where will it fit in today's crowded luxury market?

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW sales plummet, but Audi & Porsche are bringing home das bacon

It's been a relatively slow couple of weeks on the Volkswagen Dieselgate front, but that'll change within the next few days. By June 21, Volkswagen will unveil its plan to fix and/or buy back some 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW U.S. diesels equipped with emissions-test-cheating devices.

Chevy Silverado ads want to poke holes in Ford F-150s, but not their own future pickups

Chevrolet announced Wednesday a series of advertisements meant to poke holes in Ford's use of aluminum—literally. The advertisements—one of which features former Raiders defensive end Howie Long—depict a series of tests conducted on the beds of Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

Pair of Acura NSX supercars to take on 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pair of Acura NSX supercars to take on 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

From Motor Authority:

All-electric Acura NSX to tackle 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Be sure to follow this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as there will be a very special car racing to the clouds. Acura has confirmed an NSX-based prototype powered by four electric motors will be entered in the event’s Electric Modified Class.

Uber seeks more automaker partnerships, won’t build cars

The automotive industry is in the early stage of a major transition, brought about by disruptive forces such as autonomous technology and increased urbanization. Couple the growing popularity of ride-sharing services such as Uber with the impending arrival of fully autonomous cars, and it’s clear the rate of car ownership in major cities will be trending down.

Production version of Kia GT concept to be called Stinger?

Kia is working on a sleek sports sedan with rear-wheel drive that was first previewed in 2011 in the form of the GT concept. Code-named CK, the new car has already been spotted on the back of a truck and is set for debut later this year, most likely at September’s 2016 Paris Auto Show.

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla adds two Model S 60 versions starting at $66K, still 200 miles or more

The Tesla Model S electric car has been offered in several versions over its five model years to date, with faster and longer-range variants getting the most attention. Today the Silicon Valley carmaker announced two new, less expensive versions of the Model S that start at $66,000.

LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. The officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently.

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For June 2016

Planning a summer road trip? Why not do it in a brand-new car? Once again, it's time to review the month's best deals on green cars—and there are quite a few of them for June.

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