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July 14, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Nissan unveils ProPILOT, its answer to Tesla's Autopilot: video

Back in 2014, Nissan provided a timeline for the rollout of its autonomous car technology. Today, the company proved that it's sticking to that timeline.

2017 Toyota Corolla Review

The 2017 Toyota Corolla will take its well-deserved, yearlong parade lap this year. After all, the name has been around for 50 years and adorned more than 40 million cars worldwide, according to Toyota.

Nope, Tesla won't be disabling Autopilot

The past two weeks haven't been kind to Tesla or Autopilot, the company's semi-autonomous driving software. Autopilot has been linked to at least one death and may have been a factor in at least two other crashes.

2017 Mazda 3 (Japanese spec)

2017 Mazda 3 (Japanese spec)

From Motor Authority:

2017 Mazda 3 debuts with G-Vectoring Control technology

The Mazda 3 has received a nip and tuck for the 2017 model but beyond the visual tweaks there is an interesting bit of new technology. So far Mazda has only announced the updated 3 for Japan but specifications for the United States should be similar.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain spy shots

SUVs are all the rage right now and automakers see an opportunity for even more slicing of the niche with new softroaders. The latest to join the fray is Mercedes-Benz which is working on a softroader based on the latest-generation E-Class Wagon.

Yes, this Nissan GT-R has turbos for headlights

Nissan’s GT-R is one of the most popular cars for modifying, and with good reason. But there’s such a thing as taking things too far.

2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model X 60D entry-level model arrives with 200-mi range

With Tesla recently reviving the 60-kilowatt-hour battery option for the Model S, it was only a matter of time until the option was added to the related Model X. Tesla finally made it official on Tuesday when it announced the Model X 60D.

Geely Emgrand EV, Chinese electric car, driven by British reviewer

China is now the world's largest new-car market and—thanks to generous government incentives—it's also one of the largest markets for plug-in electric cars. However, most of the electric cars sold there aren't available in the U.S.

2017 Honda Clarity spy shots from testing show debut is close

If you're a nascent spy photographer for cars, Detroit is the place to be for the domestic companies. Southern California is the site for many Asian brands, even though Toyota and Nissan have largely decamped for other regions.

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