Crash fatalities up; Alpina B7, Opel electric car: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 25, 2016

It takes a while to gather data on auto fatalities. Typically, annual stats aren't available until late in the following year.

The refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is just now arriving in the automaker's dealership showrooms, where it carries a modest base price increase over the 2016 model—just $160 more for the entry-level Pathfinder S with standard front-wheel drive.

Mazda has released pricing for its updated 6 mid-size sedan, which sees a modest boost to $22,830—but also more features for 2017. 

 
2017 BMW Alpina B7, 2016 Press Drive, Salinas, California

2017 BMW Alpina B7, 2016 Press Drive, Salinas, California


BMW’s flagship sedan, the 7-Series, has never received the M performance treatment. That’s OK, though—Alpina is here to help. In fact, the small BMW-exclusive tuner company does such a good job of building what is, in effect, an M7 that we doubt BMW could top it.

Volkswagen is working on a new generation of its Polo subcompact, which like its predecessor will spawn an Audi-badged version dubbed the A1.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots

Behold our first spy shots of what’s likely to be a new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar.

 
Opel Ampera-e

Opel Ampera-e

From Green Car Reports:

We already knew that at some point, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car would get a European-market twin, to be called the 2017 Opel Ampera-e.

CA plug-in carpool-lane access bill up for vote; here's why some oppose it

Several months ago, the allocated supply of "green stickers" that give buyers of new plug-in hybrid cars access to California carpool lanes expired.

The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal undoubtedly did damage to Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S.

 
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