2017 Kia Sorento, Tesla Autopilot crash, Aston Martin hypercar: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 5, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Kia Sorento Review

Last year the Kia Sorento received a full redesign, with completely new sheet metal, a new body structure, a newly available turbocharged inline-4 engine, plus modest gains in interior space and major gains in general cabin comfort and ride quality.

Tesla 'self-driving' mode linked to first traffic death in potential setback to autonomous cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Tesla and its self-driving Autopilot software in the wake of a driver's death.

2015-16 Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country recalled: 37,000 affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 37,000 Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, and Ram ProMaster vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may have a problem with their transmission pumps.

Aston Martin AM-RB 001

Aston Martin AM-RB 001

From Motor Authority:

Aston Martin and Red Bull’s AM-RB 001 hypercar revealed

Aston Martin has provided us with a first look at its revolutionary new hypercar being developed in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team.

Fully autonomous BMW coming in 2021

BMW on Friday announced a partnership with Intel and Mobileye to help spur the development of autonomous driving technology. Intel is a leader when it comes to artificial intelligence while Mobileye is a developer of monitoring systems autonomous technology relies on.

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spy shots

Mercedes-Benz’s iconic G-Class is about to receive its first full redesign since the nameplate’s launch. Our latest spy shots reveal what appears to be the same boxy G-Class that’s been with us since 1979 but if you look a little closer you’ll notice some key differences.

2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla delivers 14,370 electric cars in Q2, fewer than planned

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors said it delivered 14,370 vehicles from April through June, made up of 9,745 Model S sedans and 4,625 Model X utility vehicles. That number means the company missed its second-quarter production target of 17,000 cars.

What buyback, cash do I get if I bought a VW diesel after Sep 18?

As part of the emission-cheating settlement announced last week, owners of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars now have a choice of how to proceed. Owners can sell their cars back to VW or see if VW can deliver on a promise that the cars will be modified to meet emissions standards, once such modifications are approved by U.S. regulators.

Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

Beginning this week, drivers will not be able to take older cars into the center of Paris on weekdays. The ban encompasses most cars made before 1997 and motorcycles made before 2000, and was enacted to combat rampant air pollution in the French capital.

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