From The Car Connection:
2017 Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry is America's best-selling car in a competitive segment that includes strong entries such as the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Subaru Legacy. The Camry was most recently overhauled in 2015, and this year's model carries over largely unchanged.
While other M cars have sacrificed driver engagement for track times, the M2 gets back to the basics, and makes it the type of M car that enthusiasts expect from BMW. Power is derived from a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6. The direct-injected, twin-scroll-turbo inline-6 is distinct from what’s used in main-line BMWs and the current M3 and M4.
The new Accord Sport seems to be doing well for Honda. After making its bow last year, the appearance package for the new Accord that heaps on body sills, a rear spoiler and chrome dual exhaust tips gets a sibling that will add two more tricks for 2017: heated leather seats with red stitching and sweet, sweet "Special Edition" badges.
From Motor Authority:
2016 McLaren 570S
Say you just sold your first mobile app, or your company just got acquired by some search-engine giant. What’s a car-crazed geek to do? Real estate? Retirement plan? We’d do something totally logical like this--the 570S, the first car in McLaren's more attainable Sports Series.
Mercedes-AMG’s new GT R sports car was hardly a secret, but regardless it’s finally here and there are plenty of details to divulge. The GT R is a track-focused version of the GT sports car launched by AMG two years ago, and it’s coming onto the market next year with even more power, less weight, advanced aerodynamics and active rear-wheel steering, making it a perfect match for cars like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Nissan GT-R Nismo and Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Tomorrow evening's episode of "Top Gear USA" on the History Channel will be the show's last. Co-host Rutledge Wood announced the show's demise on Facebook. Hosted by Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara, and Wood, the show was supposed to give Americans our own version of the popular "Top Gear" by the BBC.
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype
The internal-combustion car was the dominant form of personal transportation in the U.S. for most of the 20th century, and that is still the case today. But electric cars are gaining momentum, and they could lead to even more drastic changes in the car industry than just the abandonment of fossil fuels.
The Tesla Model X is set apart not only by its electric powertrain, but by several dramatic design flourishes. These include the famous Falcon doors, as well as a windshield that extends up much further than on most cars.
Many hints have emerged recently to indicate that Jaguar will soon launch an all-electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model X. Now Jaguar engineers have been spotted testing a prototype SUV, not with an all-electric powertrain, but rather a diesel-electric powertrain.