Extended warranties, Lamborghini spy shots, Tesla autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

October 6, 2016
 
 

You've probably heard it from your parents and peers: extended warranties are a waste of money.  

If you own a 2012 Nissan Versa, you might want to be a bit more careful when exiting the vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the Versa following complaints that the car's airbags deployed when the doors were shut.

2014-2016 Mazda Mazda3 recalled for potential fuel leak & fire risk

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published two recalls for the Mazda Mazda3--one covering a group of 2014-2016 model-year vehicles, and a second that only includes cars from 2016. Though the recalls are slightly different, both stem from problems with the Mazda3's fuel tank.

2018 Lamborghini Aventador spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Lamborghini Aventador spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

 
 

Engineers from Lamborghini were spotted testing an updated version of the Aventador Roadster in the summer.

Tired of watching rival brands capitalize on strong demand for luxury SUVs, Jeep is planning to launch new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models to take the brand into much loftier pricing territory than we’re used to seeing.

Mercedes-AMG was one of the first with a high-performance electric car when it introduced the SLS AMG Electric Drive at the 2012 Paris auto show.

Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot


CA to restrict use of term Autopilot: Tesla-owning pilot weighs in

A recent news item from California aimed directly at Tesla's Autopilot system has me musing on words, meanings, and life and death.

The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck get sa slight fuel-economy bump this year, via the addition of a new 10-speed automatic transmission and an updated 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine.

The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electricvehicle owners. 

 
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