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2021 Volkswagen Atlas review, 2021 Genesis G80 preview, GM's electric future: What's New @ The Car Connection

March 5, 2020

2021 Volkswagen Atlas review

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport are three- and two-row mid-size crossovers, respectively, that use big space and value to appeal to wide American shoppers. They’re comfortable for up to eight (or five in the Cross Sport) passengers and offer a longer warranty than most competitors and a familiar VW subdued style. 

2020 Mazda 3 aces NHTSA crash testing

The 2020 Mazda 3 earned a top five-star rating in each of three crash tests from the NHTSA, the agency announced on February 28. Earlier in the year the IIHS awarded it a Top Safety Pick+. The top marks in federal and independent crash testing make the compact sedan and hatchback among the safest in its class.

Review update: The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 AT4 innovates where it counts 

The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty clocks in for the new decade with innovative new features that make life easier—and more enjoyable—at the job site. Getting around in general has also gotten easier in the redesigned work horse. 

From Motor Authority:

2021 Genesis G80

2021 Genesis G80

2021 Genesis G80 preview

Underpinning the vehicle is a modified version of the brand-exclusive M3 rear-wheel-drive platform that debuted in the GV80. It means powertrain options in the G80 should match its SUV sibling. Look for a base 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 with around 300 horsepower and a newly developed 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 with close to 400 hp. A plug-in hybrid option may also appear at some point.

The $114,995 2021 Audi RS 7 will take you to 190 mph in style

The Audi RS 7 is on its way and it will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that cranks out 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The run from 0 to 60 mph takes just 3.5 seconds.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo with ducktail spoiler spy shots

Porsche this week unveiled its new 911 Turbo S based on the 992 generation of its sports car icon. The car is wider than ever and boasts a newly developed flat-6 spitting out 640 horsepower.

From Green Car Reports:

GM president Mark Reuss - Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors

GM president Mark Reuss - Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors

GM’s Ultium propulsion strategy for EVs: 400 miles or more, up to 1,000 hp

General Motors has detailed some of the building blocks for its upcoming BEV3 electric vehicles, including the GMC Hummer SUT and Cadillac Lyriq.

Lucid EV brand lays out a boutique take on the Tesla sales and service model

Although the official debut of the Lucid Air electric sedan is more than a month away—in April, at the New York Auto Show—the California company today started to sketch out one very important aspect: How it will sell and service its cars. 

 
The Hyundai Prophecy is a new electric concept car that, as its name suggests, looks toward the future. In this case, that future includes autonomous driving.
 
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