Flood damage cars, Polestar subscription, VW Microbus concept: What's New @ The Car Connection

September 21, 2018

Seven ways to tell if a used car has flood damage

Many car shoppers don’t realize just how much damage floodwaters do to a vehicle. That represents a problem—not just to the owner of a car or truck that falls victim to a catastrophic flood, but to prospective buyers unaware of the vehicle’s history.

215,000 Nissan crossover SUVs and sedans recalled over fire risk

A faulty braking system component that could leak flammable fluid prompted Nissan on Thursday to recall 215,000 crossover SUVs and sedans.

Auto supplier ZF turns focus to commercial sector with self-driving delivery vehicle

German auto parts giant ZF announced Wednesday that it is developing an autonomous electric delivery vehicle for “last mile” solutions with a $14 billion investment in the next five years.

Polestar 1 in New York

Polestar 1 in New York

From Motor Authority:

Polestar won't sell from traditional dealerships

Polestar said on Thursday it would not sell its cars from traditional dealerships in North America.

2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots and video

BMW's revived 8-Series coupe made an appearance in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a dedicated racing version competed in the prestigious race's GTE class for production-based cars. We'll see the new BMW flagship arrive in showrooms in December, initially in $112,895 M850i trim.

Audi launches car subscription service in Dallas

Three years after launching its Audi On Demand short rental service, the German premium brand has waded into the full-blown car subscription segment with Audi Select.

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept

From Green Car Reports:

Electric Volkswagen Microbus concept gets right down to business

The panel of Volkswagen ID Buzz concepts based on the automaker's all-electric frame has finally reached, well, panel status.

Out of juice: Infiniti Q50 Hybrid luxury sedan dropped

The long-running Infiniti Q50 Hybrid luxury sedan won't return for 2019, the automaker said Thursday.

NHTSA gives 2018 Tesla Model 3 perfect marks for crash safety

The 2018 Tesla Model 3 aced its federal crash-test regimen and earned top, five-star scores on all of its sub-tests, safety officials said this week.

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