2018 Camry, Rolls-Royce SUV, Electric car sales: What's New @ The Car Connection

December 2, 2016

Toyota has given us our first look at the next-generation Camry and confirmed that the new mid-size sedan would make its first appearance at the Detroit auto show next month.

No doubt about it: 2016 has been the Year of WTF. The latest proof comes in the form of an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that it plans to maintain its current fuel economy goals for 2025.

Many of you seem underwhelmed by automatic emergency braking, but earlier this year, more than 20 auto brands vowed to make the technology standard on new vehicles by the year 2022. 

Teaser for Rolls-Royce SUV (code name Project Cullinan) debuting in 2018

Teaser for Rolls-Royce SUV (code name Project Cullinan) debuting in 2018

Rolls-Royce is set to enter the SUV game in 2018 with a new model code-named Project Cullinan.

Volkswagen 'Korama' concept hides a production truck secret
 
Volkswagen's Australian division is gearing up for the local launch of an updated version of the Amarok pickup truck. Because it's Australia, which is the home of Mad Max, the local team decided to get creative with the launch of the refreshed ute. Taking the Mad Max theme quite seriously, VW turned to the person responsible for giving the "Mad Max: Fury Road" vehicles their look and had him create a one-off concept machine called the Korama.
 

When Dodge brought its Viper ACR to the production car party back in 2015, the automaker also brought a long a sheet filled with brand new track records. The ACR broke production-car lap records at 13 different tracks. These weren't rinky-dink little local circuits that you've never heard of, either. We're dealing with the likes of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta, Virginia International Raceway, and more.

2017 Chevrolet Volt

2017 Chevrolet Volt

From Green Car Reports: 

Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month.

We've now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose.

As it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars.

 
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