Mercedes E Coupe, 2018 Volvo XC60, Fisker EMotion: What's New @ The Car Connection

December 14, 2016

Ahead of its scheduled debut at next month's Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off of a decidedly stylish 2018 E-Class Coupe. 

The auto industry is constrained by a patchwork of federal and state laws. This is, in part, why Tesla has had such a tough time selling its vehicles in certain states. It's also made things difficult for automakers who are trying to develop self-driving vehicles: what might be perfectly legal in some states is illegal in others

As American as apple pie and... well, Chevrolet, the bowtie brand has a few things to note for the 2017 model year. 

2018 Volvo XC60 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Volvo XC60 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

 

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been more than eight years since we first saw Volvo’s XC60 SUV.

To coincide with its return to the World Rally Championship in 2017, Toyota will launch a high-performance version of its Yaris subcompact hatchback inspired by the recently revealed rally version.

The Porsche 911 R is that one modern 911 that speaks to the enthusiast in all of us. Yes, the GT3RS is an insane-o machine but it's the purity of the 911 R that charms us so. It's also incredibly rare and delightfully expensive. Porsche produced just 991 examples and each wore an initial price tag of around $186,000. Predictably, they all sold out immediately, and now if you want one you're going to pay quite a sum for the pleasure.

Fisker EMotion

Fisker EMotion

From Green Car Reports: 

We've seen it teased a couple of times in shadowy photos, and now we have the first renderings of the whole car.

First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California
 
And now it's real.

Exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel cars get a lot of attention from policymakers attempting to combat climate change. 

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