Infotainment lawsuits, Ram Rebel TRX, Paris Motor Show: What's New @ The Car Connection

October 4, 2016
 
 

Remember MyFord Touch and MyLincoln touch, the infotainment systems that shoppers loved and loved to hate? Three years ago, owners sued Ford over the systems' glitchy, underwhelming performance. Now, many of those cases have been wrapped into a class-action lawsuit, which could mean a big payout from Ford.

 
While sedans are currently overshadowed by utility vehicles as family-haulers, there’s still a lot of appeal in today’s crop of affordable mid-size sedans. Among those, the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima are two of the most popular choices.

We're in the midst of a distracted driving crisis, and mobile phones are largely to blame. Motorists young and old can't seem to resist the temptation to check text messages, email, and social media when they're behind the wheel. 

Ram Rebel TRX concept, 2016 State Fair of Texas

Ram Rebel TRX concept, 2016 State Fair of Texas

 
 

Ram’s mission statement for the Rebel TRX concept was simple: Build a high-horsepower off-roading truck with the ability to clear miles of desert in the blink of an eye.

Sometimes all it takes to learn a juicy bit of product news is a little bit of controversy.

new generation of Subaru’s Impreza has arrived but the car’s WRX and WRX STI models are still some years away. 

Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show


Was Paris a tipping point for electric cars? We mull it over

Auto shows are sometimes hot, sometimes not.

Almost a year after it was first announced, General Motors and the U.S. Army will soon begin testing their jointly-developed hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle.

After multiple teases, the next-generation Kia Rio made its global debut at last week's media days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show.  

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