40 mpg Chevy Equinox, Electric Smart, next U.S.P.S truck: What's New @ The Car Connection

September 23, 2016
 
 

Ladies and gentlemen, the 40 mpg crossover has arrived—or at least it will early next year, when the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox goes on sale boasting a trio of turbocharged engines designed to squeeze the most out of a gallon of gas.

Depending on your point of view, the internet can be an information superhighway, or it can be the express lane into the dark, bottomless, timesucking hole of Facebook. Based on some responses to a recent Twitter poll, we have a hunch about which camp our readers belong to.

 
Despite the surging popularity of utility vehicles, today's small sedans are do-it-alls. They're practically mid-size these days, and the top entrants still sell hundreds of thousands of units a year. And each new entrant offers better safety, nicer interiors, and features that equal and sometimes outdo pricier rivals.
 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

 
 
 

Smart was one of the first mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car when it launched its original ForTwo Electric Drive last decade.

Next year will be a milestone period for a car that's no longer built. For a company that's no longer around.

Audi’s been eliminating the manual transmission on many of its newer models but the latest A4 sedan is still available with three pedals and stick.

USPS LLV

USPS LLV

 
 

From Green Car Reports:

 

AM General, the firm best known for building Hummer H1s in both civilian and military versions, has been selected by a rather different governmental agency to create a prototype with a different kind of civic duty in mind.

French automaker Venturi used to be known for its distinctive supercars, often turbocharged to give their humble mechanicals a lot more potency.

Cars that plug in to recharge, whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid, are a very small proportion of total U.S. vehicle sales today.

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