GM and Uber, 220 mph Land Cruiser, Nissan e-Power: What's New @ The Car Connection

November 3, 2016

When car thieves cruise through town looking for targets, certain things get their attention--things like unlocked doors, or vehicles parked on dark, deserted streets.

Acura sees the return of its most vaunted nameplate to its rosters for 2017. The NSX sports car has been reborn after a more than decade absence, but it's not just a refresh of the old model. Instead, it's a total reboot that results in one of the most advanced production cars ever built.

Want to work for Uber but don't have a car? GM will rent you one

Well, this is weird.

Earlier this year, General Motors invested $500 million in ride-sharing service Lyft. Two months later, GM said that it would rent cars to prospective Lyft drivers for cheap--in some cases, even for free.

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser concept, 2016 SEMA show

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser concept, 2016 SEMA show

Toyota builds a Land Cruiser that can hit 220 mph

Have you ever looked at a Toyota Land Cruiser and thought "You know what, that thing needs to go much faster."

Volkswagen and its Polo WRC has dominated the World Rally Championship since entering in 2013, but the automaker, which has just clinched its fourth-straight Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles, on Wednesday confirmed it is quitting the sport after the 2016 season.

You're caning your Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus ST on your favorite local race track.

Nissan Note e-Power hybrid

Nissan Note e-Power hybrid

 

This morning, in Japan, Nissan unveiled what its lineup has long been missing: strong hybrid technology.

Low gas prices and high sales of crossovers and SUVs have led critics of current U.S. emissions standards to question whether automakers can continue meeting those standards.

Even though a settlement covering almost half a million 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI cars that were the main focus of the Volkswagen diesel scandal was approved by a federal judge, questions remain. 

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