2016 Kia Sedona, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, Quiet-Car Noise Rules: What's New @ The Car Connection
2015 Kia Sedona
From The Car Connection:
With its 2015 redesign, the Kia Sedona became much more competitive in terms of space, functionality, and refinement, and the 2016 model only adds features, including a standard rearview camera.
Across much of America, temperatures are soaring, but within a few weeks, the mercury will begin to fall. As it does, dealerships will begin making room for 2016 models and closely eyeing their yearly sales goals.
Volkswagen has announced a recall of select Audi SQ5 crossovers from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could cause them to lose power steering in cold weather.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V
From Motor Authority:
The Germans. Always the Germans. Their brands have been the benchmark for luxurious motoring since Nixon left the White House in disgrace. But it wasn’t always that way. Cadillac was once The Standard of the World. Can it be that once again?
Porsche is hard at work developing a second generation of its Panamera, and new prototypes have just been spotted, this time with a couple of shots of the interior included.
The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans can’t come fast enough. There, the Ford GT will return to the famed French racing circuit.
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV – Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)
From Green Car Reports:
Hybrids and electric cars don’t produce much powertrain noise running in electric-only mode. The smooth, near-silent ride is a perk for drivers and passengers, but some regulators believe it could constitute a safety issue for pedestrians.That led Congress to pass a law in 2010 ordering the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue regulations requiring “quiet cars” to make more noise.
Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The ‘LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013’ is designed to equalize the discrepancy between taxation of diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
As the number of electric cars on world roads grows, how drivers pay for electricity from public charging stations may become more of an issue. While many U.S. public charging stations are free to use today, that may not always be the case in future. And questions of electricity use have already caused friction between some car owners and other users of shared facilities like condominiums.