2017 Toyota Prius V, Takata airbag update, Shelby GT350 Mustang: What’s New @ The Car Connection

July 20, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Toyota Prius V Preview

The 2017 Toyota Prius V wagon is the most spacious and largest member of the Prius hybrid family, now in its sixth year on the market. While the Prius Liftback model was entirely redesigned last year, the Prius V wagon uses the same powertrain as the previous generation—sacrificing performance in what is obviously a heavier and bulkier vehicle.

Audit: Takata hid info about failed airbags

Takata's no-good, very bad decade has taken another sharp turn south: an audit has revealed that the supplier altered test results to make its airbag inflators seem safer than they actually were.

EPA lowers 54.5 mpg goal: technology is there, but shoppers aren't interested

If you're a fan of eco-friendly cars, we have good news, bad news, and good news.

2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

From Motor Authority:

Commuting and the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang don't mix: Second drive

We've already driven the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350, and spent most of our time in its natural habitat: the road course at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (to be fair, any track will do). But this past week I've had the opportunity to drive the GT350 at home in Chicago, like I would any other commuter car.

2018 Honda Accord spy shots

A new generation of the Honda Accord is set to bow next year and we have our first spy shots of a prototype.

One-off Pagani Huayra Pearl wrecked within months of delivery

A one-off Pagani Huayra supercar unveiled in May has already been wrecked.

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S

From Green Car Reports:

How many different groups are investigating Tesla Autopilot crashes?

The fatal May 7 crash involving a Tesla Model S driving on Autopilot continues to occupy news coverage, as well as garnering attention from regulatory agencies.

VW won't relaunch 'clean diesels' as part of its US core, execs say

Automotive News reported Tuesday that Volkwagen's North American chief said the brand won't bring back most of its diesels to the U.S. anytime soon.

Indian capital to cancel registrations of diesel cars 10 years or older, immediately

India's top environmental court is taking aggressive action to curb air pollution in the country's capital city. New Delhi authorities were ordered by the courts on Monday to cancel the registrations of diesel cars produced 10 or more years ago.

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