GMC Canyon Denali, Bumblee Camaro, VW cutting prices: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 30, 2016
 

GMC's successful re-entry into the midsize pickup market has been expanded for 2017. A new 3.6-liter V-6 replaces last year's same size unit, while a pair of trim package offer buyers even more choices than before.

During economic downturns like the recent Great Recession, auto fatality rates fall. The common-sense explanation for that phenomenon is that in tough times, companies cut jobs (reducing the number of commuters), and consumers buy fewer goods (reducing the number of big-rigs and other cargo vehicles on the road).

Mazda is recalling more than 190,000 Mazda CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012. Like the Toyota and Lexus recall we wrote about earlier, the Mazda recall stems from corrosion that can affect a vehicle's suspension.

Bumblebee Chevrolet Camaro from ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ - Image via stroker965

Bumblebee Chevrolet Camaro from ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ - Image via stroker965


This is what the rear of the Bumblebee Camaro from Transformers 5 looks like

The Chevrolet Camaro is reprising its role as the vehicle mode for Bumblebee in the upcoming fifth installment of the Transformers movie franchise, known asTransformers: The Last Knight and set to land in theaters June 23, 2017.

Report: Audi A9 approved for production

Having looked on with envy at the sales racked up by Mercedes-Benz with its expanded S-Class family, rivals are now racing to launch their own offerings to cater to the strong demand for high-end cruisers.

Maserati Hearse is your ticket to a luxurious last ride

When you leave this world, how do you want to go out? I don't mean how do you plan on dying, but how would you like your body shuttled to its final resting place? If you're a well-heeled fan of Italian automobiles, perhaps we've found just the rigor-mortis ride for you. Say hello to your Maserati Ghibli Hearse.

2017 Volkswagen Touareg

2017 Volkswagen Touareg

From Green Car Reports:

In addition to a cash settlement with its U.S. dealers, Volkswagen said this week it would take measures to increase its sales in the U.S. following a year of its still-unresolved diesel-emissions scandal.

Three big automaker myths about CAFE: busted by Consumers Union
 
The recent release of a "Technical Assessment Report" on automakers' efforts to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards has kicked off a debate over whether those standards should be lowered.
 

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