Amazon delivering Hyundais, Lambo Centenario, wireless Tesla charging: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 23, 2016

When we hear the word "Hyundai", many of us still think "Sunday". Now, the South Korean automaker wants you to think "Amazon", too.

Toyota has announced a handful of modest price increases for the 2017 versions of its 86 sports car and its Corolla sedan and hatchback lineup.

Last week, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was recalled to fix a problem with its continuously variable transmission. Now, a different problem with that same CVT has resulted in a recall affecting the 2015 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, as well as 2016 models of the Outlander and Lancer.

 
Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, 2016 Monterey Car Week

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, 2016 Monterey Car Week



The head of Lamborghini's research and development says the Lamborghini Centenario, a car developed to celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini's 100th birthday in April, would have surprised the car company's namesake.

It started at 6:21 a.m. when Marc Behaegel's 1954 Siata 208S Motto Spyder roared to life and didn't end until nearly 8 a.m. when Joan and Bernard Carl's 1970 American Motors AMX/3 Coupe crossed the line. Exactly 185 other cars had passed.

This Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 cost over $90,000, still has 4WD
 
The world's waiting not-so-patiently for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] to shove the Hellcat V-8 powertrain into the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Because we know it's coming. But many Mopar faithful miss the SRT10—you know, the Ram 1500 pickup truck with the Viper V-10 powertrain? So what if FCA shoved the Hellcat's powertrain into a Ram 1500?
 
 
Hertz Tests Evatran Wireless Electric Car Charging

Hertz Tests Evatran Wireless Electric Car Charging

From Green Car Reports:

A handful of Tesla Model S owners will soon have the ability to charge their cars without having to plug them in.

For its latest campaign to promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars, Toyota is turning to a group that is only just learning how to drive.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and auto-industry lobbyists are now sparring over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022-2025.

 
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