Interest in self-driving cars, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram Rebel TRX: What’s New @ The Car Connection

September 30, 2016

Interested in self-driving cars? New survey shows that consumers aren't fully onboard

If you're a fan of autonomous vehicles, Kelley Blue Book's Future Autonomous Vehicle Driver Study, has good news and bad news. (If you don't like the thought of self-driving cars, just substitute "bad" for "good" below, and vice versa.)

So mega: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor runs loose with 450 hp

The final figures on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor are out of the pen and running wild all over this park. The busy twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 will put down 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, the automaker announced this week.

Nissan Leaf Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: Compare Cars

The Nissan Leaf is by far the best-selling electric car in the world, with almost 250,000 units sold as of mid-2016. But it's only one among a handful of all-electric, five-seat small cars sold in the U.S.

2017 Ram Rebel TRX

2017 Ram Rebel TRX

From Motor Authority:

Ram just unveiled the Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept

Ram just got serious about competing with the 2017 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] F-150 Raptor. The truckmaker unveiled Thursday its Ram Rebel TRX concept, powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 575 horsepower.

2018 Audi RS 3 debuts with 400 horsepower

Audi’s new RS 3 has finally landed. The car is a compact sport sedan with essentially the same mechanical package as the TT RS—and it’s coming to the United States.

A close look at Infiniti’s VC-Turbo variable compression engine

Infiniti on Thursday gave a tech briefing on its remarkable new variable compression engine and confirmed the unit’s availability from 2018. The engine has been in development for almost two decades and was shown to the public for the first time at the 2016 Paris auto show.

Lexus UX concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Lexus UX concept, 2016 Paris auto show

From Green Car Reports:

Lexus UX small crossover utility concept unveiled in Paris

The Lexus UX concept debuting this week at the 2016 Paris Motor Show represents the Toyota luxury brand's probe of the subcompact crossover segment. It previews a possible new model that would slot below the current NX in Lexus' lineup.

Mercedes previews new electric car lineup with Generation EQ concept

Mercedes-Benz took to the stage at the 2016 Paris auto show with a quirky new concept car that the German automaker says serves as a forerunner to its upcoming lineup of electric cars. Mercedes chief Dr. Dieter Zetsche said that one of the biggest hurdles automakers will face in the future is e-mobility.

Fusion Hybrid needs to burn more gas to keep engine healthy: Ford Canada

Here's a riddle to consider. When is it a good thing for a hybrid car to burn more gasoline?

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