Buick LaCrosse, Aston Martin DB11, Kia hydrogen: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 5, 2016

Circling the trendy Pearl district in Portland, Oregon, in a Buick LaCrosse is about as cool as saddling up for an afternoon of work at one of the area's many coffee shops with a chunky HP laptop and not a slick new MacBook. It gets the job done, but it feels rather out of place—and not in an ironic sort of way.

The updated 2017 Ford Escape compact crossover received more than just a cosmetic facelift this year. Structural changes to the vehicle's front end were enough to boost its crashworthiness, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

World auto market hits new heights; 100 million sales by 2020?

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.

2017 Aston Martin DB11

2017 Aston Martin DB11


Aston Martin turned out garage rock and roll for decades.

 
It's a site that sends out a siren call to many auto enthusiasts.
 

The 2016 model year will be the last for Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe, the automaker has confirmed.

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

From Green Car Reports:

Kia to focus on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles before electrics, chief engineer says

Hyundai is aggressively pursuing its goal of becoming the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, behind only Toyota.

You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road.

In almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance.

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