Ford Super Duty, VW Polo GTI, electric car impact: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 4, 2016
 
Officials at Ford will admit there's at least one place F-Series trucks don't reign supreme.
 

Most automakers have seen moderate U.S. sales growth in 2016. The stats are even better in other countries, and there's no slowdown in sight.

Earlier this year, a Nissan dealership in Spain sold a car via Twitter. There was no face-to-face interaction with the shopper--not even a test drive. The buyer didn't actually sit in his new ride until after he'd paid for it.

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien


With the recent demise of the Phaeton, Volkswagen’s Polo is now the oldest modelin the lineup. The current model was first shown as far back as the 2009 Geneva auto show.

Report: Honda Civic Type R concept to bow at 2016 Paris auto show

Honda is working on a new generation of its Civic Type R, one that will be sold in most of the automaker’s markets including the United States.

Strapped to the dyno of Hennessey Performance Engineering is a 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat dishing out hypercar-like numbers.

2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016 [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016 [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

From Green Car Reports:

How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes?

Personal automobiles have given hundreds of millions of people the great luxury of a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation.

The ongoing diesel emissions scandal has severely damaged Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S., and will be quite costly to remedy.

Following the launch of the latest Smart Fortwo hatchback, it was only a matter of time before the trendy German brand would introduce an evolution of its Fortwo ElectricDrive version as well.

 
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