Apple and McLaren, Cadillac XT5 top safety pick, Mercedes Urban eTruck: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 26, 2016

Apple and McLaren, Cadillac XT5 top safety pick, Mercedes Urban eTruck: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Why would Apple want to buy McLaren anyway?

Earlier this week, reports began circulating that Apple was in talks to buy McLaren Technology Group, the parent company of supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive and Formula One team McLaren Racing. The rumored price? Roughly £1.5 billion ($1.94 billion).

All-new Cadillac XT5 earns Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS

Cadillac's new crossover has a nice trophy to put on its bookshelf. The IIHS has finished its barrage of crash tests and says that the luxury brand's angular new 'ute ranks among the best, earning it the coveted Top Safety Pick+ score.

GMC Yukon vs. Lincoln Navigator: Compare Cars

Both among just a few full-size, body-on-frame SUVs on the market, the GMC Yukon and Lincoln Navigator are uniquely American—and American-sized.

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes-Benz drops more details on its 124-mile Urban eTruck concept

Mercedes-Benz in July previewed a truck concept featuring an electric powertrain, and on Thursday we saw the concept formally unveiled at a trade event in Hannover, Germany.

Audi R&D chief hired in wake of emissions cheating scandal steps down

Audi confirmed on Monday that its R&D chief Stefan Knirsch is stepping down from his position with immediate effect. The news follows a September 16 report from German newspaper Donaukurier that Knirsch would be leaving the automaker as he may have been aware of the diesel emissions cheating early on.

2016 Paris auto show preview

The pace of change in the auto industry has never been quicker, and we’re seeing that in some of the many vehicles destined to appear at the 2016 Paris auto show, which opens its doors to the media on Thursday, September 29.

2017 Chevrolet Volt

2017 Chevrolet Volt

From Green Car Reports:

Chevy Volt to become Buick Velite for sale in China: report

The current-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid may acquire a new identity for the Chinese market. General Motors sold the first-generation Volt under different brands in various international markets.

VW Dieselgate one year later: what have we learned about diesel cars?

It's now a year and eight days since the EPA broke the news that Volkswagen had admitted to including "defeat device" software in almost half a million so-called "clean diesel" vehicles sold in the U.S. from 2009 through 2015.

Price cut and monthly sales spike for Toyota Mirai fuel-cell sedan

Sometimes journalists miss the forest for the trees, and we'll plead guilty on this one. When we wrote last week that the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedan was little-changed for the 2017 model year, with only one new color added, we missed one important element.

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