Top Safety Pick+, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Used batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

December 8, 2016

The IIHS has revealed its list of what it considers to be the safest new cars available—those that qualify for its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award.

Chevrolet says that opting for its new diesel-fueled Cruze sedan over the gasoline model will add about $3,000 to the bottom line, bringing the price of entry to $24,670.

For most new car buyers, a functional touchscreen might be the second-most important input on a car—not far behind the steering wheel. (Gas and brake pedals? Meh.) 

1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep in October gave its dealers a glimpse of a new Grand Wagoneer but word on the street is that the vehicle is on hold.

Numerous prototypes for the Mercedes-AMG GT R were flung around the Nürburgring as part of the car’s development program—and it appears all that hard testing has paid off.

Alfonso Albaisa is a Cuban exile who views himself as a product of the United States but still honors his Cuban heritage. He has risen to the role of Infiniti Executive Design Director, and with the recent normalization of Cuban-U.S. relations, he was able to return to his family's homeland with one of the cars under his design direction. The occasion marked the first time a car built in the United States has set tire on Cuban soil in 58 years.

2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf

From Green Car Reports: 

Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity.

Engineers are nothing if not creative.

Last week, we wrote about the results of a Twitter poll we put up to get a feel for what our readers like best about the site.

 
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