Dieselgate update, new Ferrari spied, Chevy Bolt video: What's New @ The Car Connection

Many Americans reported hearing a long, heaving sigh yesterday afternoon. While initial reports suggested that the noise might’ve been caused by a great ebbing in The Force, further investigation has shown that it’s more likely the collective sound of relief being uttered by 475,000 VW and Audi owners.

What’s new with Genesis for 2017? How about everything?

This morning, Ford Motor Company issued three recalls affecting more than 408,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. One of the recalls stems from an oil leak, two are the result of possible fuel leaks, and all involve an elevated risk of fire.

2018 Ferrari F12 M spy video

In Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ [NYSE:FCAU] five-year strategy announcement for Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] made in May 2014, it was confirmed the Italian maker of some of the finest supercars on the planet would give its cars a lifespan of about eight years, with a significant update—Modificato in Ferrari-speak—around the middle.

Audi has more announcements concerning its updated A3, which arrives in the fall as a 2017 model.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

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Yesterday, federal judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement committing Volkswagen to buy back or modify the 465,000 TDI 2.0-liter diesel vehicles that are the main focus of the VW diesel scandal.

Over the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren’t particularly “mini” anymore.

 

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