2017 Honda Ridgeline, Pilot vs. Explorer, BMW 1-Series sedan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 18, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Honda Ridgeline Review

The vast majority of truck sales come in the form of full-size pickups. Not all of those are driven by need: as it is with electric cars, truck buyers usually shop for their most extreme needs, not for their everyday use.

Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer: Compare Cars

If you're in charge of the carpool and looking for something new, a three-row crossover SUV should be among the top vehicles on your shopping list.

Tesla misses targets, cuts prices, testifies to Congress, keeps Autopilot: is this the masterplan?

If you're a regular reader of this site, you're probably familiar with our news roundups for the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal and Takata's fatally flawed airbags. Now, it seems we need a roundup for Tesla, too, given the recent flood of stories about the boldest electric-car company on the block.

2017 BMW 1-Series (Chinese spec)

2017 BMW 1-Series (Chinese spec)

From Motor Authority:

BMW unveils 1-Series sedan built exclusively for China

For decades the 3-Series has been BMW’s entry-level sedan but from today on that honor goes to a new notchback dubbed the 1-Series.

Wrangler Salute concept celebrates 75 years of Jeep

Jeep on Friday turned 75 and celebrated by unveiling the Wrangler 75th Salute concept.

Australian anti-fun police want Ford Focus RS drift mode disabled

Ford’s new Focus RS that’s just gone on sale comes with a number of driving modes, one of which is an industry-first drift mode that makes it easier for you to go sideways. Not everyone is happy, though.

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla battery partner Panasonic expects cell sales to double in three years

As the primary battery supplier to Tesla Motors, Panasonic has a secure position as one of the top players in automotive lithium-ion cells.

What does VW's diesel-pollution mitigation program actually do?

Last month's settlement proposal to resolve the claims of more than 450,000 owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars contains quite a few separate requirements in its hundreds of pages.

Europe plans far tighter emission caps for cars, vans after 2021: report

The current set of European Union emissions standards for cars extends to 2021, but regulators are apparently planning a new round of standards to follow.

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