Dieselgate update, Lexus LC Super GT racer, Supercharger-free Tesla road trip: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 29, 2016
 

After a few quiet weeks, the Volkswagen Dieselgate fiasco has come roaring back to life. Is it the beginning of the end of the scandal? Eh, not likely.

Lincoln's smallest sedan has been awarded a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the independent agency's top marks for crashworthiness.

MINI is recalling more than 7,800 MINI Clubman vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles contain side curtain airbags that may not deploy properly during collisions.

2017 Lexus LC GT500 Super GT race car

2017 Lexus LC GT500 Super GT race car


 
Lexus has unveiled the new race car based on its upcoming LC flagship coupe.
 
This is Caterham’s canned Cayman rival

Not long ago, the backers of Caterham planned to turn the niche British sports carbrand into a full-line automaker selling sedans and SUVs as well as sports cars.

Citroën, part of French auto giant PSA Group, has revealed a radical sedan concept it plans to formerly unveil in late September at the 2016 Paris auto show.

 
Tesla Model S on Australia's Northwest Coastal Highway [photo: Robert & Robin]

Tesla Model S on Australia's Northwest Coastal Highway [photo: Robert & Robin]

From Green Car Reports:

When modern electric cars first appeared in large numbers about five years ago, long road trips were often an adventure.

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and while many people use the holidayfor relaxation, automakers hope some will be lured into showrooms as well.

The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation.

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