2016 Lincoln MKZ, 2016 Honda Accord, Ford Recalls: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2015 Lincoln MKZ
From The Car Connection:
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ may be a glimpse into a future direction of all of the brand’s products, but it’s also an indication that there are many hearts and minds yet to win over—as well as a cohesive place in the market for the brand to claim as its own.
Ford has issued a recall for select, late-model crossovers and sedans, including the 2015-2016 Ford Explorer, 2015 Ford Taurus, 2015 Ford Flex, and 2015 models of the Lincoln MKS and MKT. The recall affects nearly 8,000 vehicles and stems from an issue with the parking brake.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall of nearly 350,000 crossover utility vehicles, the majority of which are registered in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. According to a notice from the automaker, the recall stems from a problem with the engine cover on the 2011-2015 Dodge Journey, which is marketed in some countries as the Fiat Freemont.
2016 Honda Accord Sedan
From Motor Authority:
A new Accord isn’t normally reason for excitement but the latest 2016 model is certainly worth a close look at, even for those buyers considering a near-premium sedan or perhaps even a model from Honda’s upmarket division Acura. The 2016 Accord is an updated version of the model on sale since the 2013 model year, and key among the changes are the sharp new look and expanded tech.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne thinks Ferrari will be worth “at least” $11 billion dollars when it’s finally floated on the New York Stock Exchange. And we’re closer than ever to finding out whether he’s right.
Many readers won’t be familiar with historic German brand Borgward as the company originally went bankrupt back in 1961. However, that’s set to change as a revival is in the works, with brand founder Carl F. W. Borgward’s grandson Christian Borgward and Chinese industrial giant Foton onboard.
2015 Nissan Leaf
From Green Car Reports:
If you’re considering a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, now might be a good time to make your move. Sales have stayed essentially flat for the past few months, and more cars are starting to come off leases.
While they enjoy driving their cars, early lessees of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Southern California are complaining that they can’t reliably fuel them at the handful of stations now supposedly operating in their region. The stations are frequently inoperative, they say, closed for days or weeks at a time.
Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors. The German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three plug-in hybrids, beating Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz to launch that powertrain in the large luxury sedan and mid-size crossover segments.