Volkswagen crossover, Koenigsegg crash, Tesla drag race: What's New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection:

First Ride: Volkswagen’s new 7-seat, 3-row crossover

By Volkswagen’s own admission, its new seven seat midsize crossover is incomplete. That’s because the upcoming model set to go on sale by year’s end was designed from the start to feature a fuel-sipping diesel engine as its headliner. 

VW to bow out of diesels—for now

Beleaguered Volkswagen says that it is done selling diesel-powered cars in the United States, at least for now. 

The 2017 BMW M4 may be the lineal successor to the vaunted two-door BMW performance machines of yore, but it’s no longer the spiritual successor. That’d be the BMW M2, which we cover separately.

Koenigsegg One:1 crash on the Nürburgring - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Koenigsegg One:1 crash on the Nürburgring – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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VW mulls sportier Passat

In an effort to drum up enthusiasm for its relatively slow-selling Passat mid-size sedan, Volkswagen revealed to us that it is toying with the idea of a more sport-oriented model intended to resonate with enthusiasts.

Part 2 of Tesla Master Plan revealed, includes semi and pickup trucks

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday revealed an overarching strategy that lays out the electric car company’s plans for the coming decade.

From Green Car Reports:

It’s become apparent fairly recently that electric cars are particularly well suited to drag racing.

Hell hath no fury like a well-meaning government regulator who’s been sneered at and condescended to by executives of one of the world’s largest auto companies—only to learn the company has systematically lied to her and deliberately violated the laws she’s charged with enforcing.

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