Volvo V90 Cross Country, Porsche emojis, Tesla depreciation: What's New @ The Car Connection

September 16, 2016
 

Volvo took the wraps off its 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon Thursday and confirmed what no one apparently knew until now—luxury wagons are the new luxury crossovers.

Deeply embroiled in one of the most complex corporate scandals ever, Volkswagen is at a crossroads—especially in the United States. The brand’s new Golf Alltrack represents a potential way out, at least if history is on VW’s side. 

 
This afternoon, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles to fix a problem with their airbags and seatbelts. In a statement, the automaker says that three deaths and five injuries may be linked to the issue.
 
Automoji for Porsche

Automoji for Porsche

 
 
 

There's the smiley face. A thumbs up. Heck, there's even ...well, the history of that Emoji is a long tale, but we all sure use it a lot.

Remember the six-wheeled Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Of course you do, because it's awesome! It's also awesomely expensive. Perhaps we've found something similar that's a bit closer to your budget. This is the G. Patton Tomahawk, and it's a 6x6 Jeep Wrangler built in China.

The long wait for the new car show starring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond is almost here. 

Tesla gallery at Nordstrom

Tesla gallery at Nordstrom

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model S depreciates less, holds value better than most cars (not just electric cars)

Modern electric cars have now been on sale long enough that they are starting to appear on used-car lots in significant numbers. 

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Jul 2016

Once more, the Renault Zoe has maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe now that sales reports have been compiled through July.

Over the past few years, a common refrain among analysts and pundits has been that the future of the U.S. car industry lies not in Detroit, but in Silicon Valley.

 
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