Auto News for Jan. 23

A new top of the line luxury sedan called the CT6 will be unveiled by Cadillac March 31 in its new home, New York City. It is said to be a large spacious car, the lineup’s most expensive model that will return the gas mileage of a mid-size car. This is all part of a plan by Cadillac to overhaul its sales sagging lineup by introducing eight new models by the year 2020. The Detroit News said one of them will be a lightweight high performance crossover that will be smaller than the Escalade.

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“Unofficially, Lexus has created a Best Resale Value dynasty,” said Kelley Blue Book. For the fourth year in a row, Lexus held the top spot when it comes to luxury vehicle resale value, in KBB’s annual survey. Subaru was named the Best Brand this year, KBB saying it “wins fandom with new car buyers and when resale time comes.”

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has been named “Four Wheeler of the Year” by Four Wheeler Magazine. It is the 13th time that a Jeep vehicle has captured the award.

Green Car Journal named the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel its SUV of the year while the BMW i8 captured the “Luxury Green Car of the Year” award. The magazine’s Technology Award went to the new Ford F-150 for its aluminum body.

BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint will create express electric car charging corridors along heavily traveled routes on both coasts. One hundred such stations will be created initially along the I-95 corridor from Boston to Washington and from Portland Oregon, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego out west. They will be located 50 miles apart “making it even easier to take long road trips in an EV,” the backers said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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