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Kia tops JD Power's initial quality survey for 2016

Kia jumped Porsche to take the top spot in JD Power's Initial Quality Survey, the research group announced Wednesday. That and more in today's car news. 

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From The Car Connection:

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Review

Fiat expands its lineup for 2017 by adding the 124 Spider, a two-seat sports car based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata. While the engineering is mostly shared between the two, the Fiat's look is very different. It's five inches longer overall, with all that length coming in the front and rear overhangs.

Kia tops JD Power's initial quality survey for 2016

Kia jumped Porsche to take the top spot in JD Power's Initial Quality Survey, the research group announced Wednesday. It was the first time the Korean automaker took the top spot, and ends a 27-year drought for non-luxury brands at the top of the list.

Yup, Saab's officially dead. Again

The zombie auto brand known as Saab is officially dead. Again.

From Motor Authority:

McLaren P1 LM is spiritual successor to most legendary F1

When it comes to the McLaren F1, the most lust-worthy models are the F1 LMs, of which only six were ever made including the original prototype still owned by the British firm.

2018 BMW 3-Series spy shots

Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots of a prototype for BMW’s next-generation 3-Series, arguably the automaker’s most important model of the next few years. It’s expected to be revealed in mid-2017, as a 2018 model.

VW CEO lays out future plans

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller last week announced an all-encompassing strategy that will see the automaker through the next 10 years and hopefully leave behind any lingering thoughts of the recent emissions cheating scandal, which incidentally VW is close to settling in the United States.

From Green Car Reports:

Some small SUVs may stint front passengers on safety: IIHS

In a recent test of small crossover-utility vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that front-seat passengers may not be as well protected as drivers. In 2012, the IIHS implemented its small front overlap crash test, which involves only 25 percent of the front of a vehicle.

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

Plug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new cars available for sale in certain countries.

Electric cars a key part of climate-action plans in Ontario, Quebec

In the past two months, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced aggressive climate-change policies, both featuring strong plug-in electric vehicle support.

This article originally appeared on The Car Connection.

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