Toyota's data hub ("Toyota Connected") will expand its Plano, Texas, presence, the company announced Friday. Toyota expects to double the subsidiary's headcount as it finds new ways to exploit the data gathered from the company's global operations.
A recent study sheds insight into how long the Tesla Model S' battery pack lasts. On average, 90 to 95 percent of the battery's capacity remains at 93,000 miles. Green Car Reports writes the pack will lose less than 15 percent of its capacity over the car's 150,000-mile life cycle. http://bit.ly/2popzNp
An extremely rare 1993 Porsche 911 RSR with just six miles on the clock is headed to auction soon. One of just 51 built, the time capsule spent 25 years in a barn for unknown reasons. Auction house RM Sotheby's expects it will fetch about $2.3 million. http://bit.ly/2poc40w
Chrysler has added a sixth trim level to the Pacifica lineup. Named Touring Plus, the model receives three-zone climate control, a power liftgate, sunshades for the second- and third-row seats, fog lights, and a mesh-look lower front fascia, among other features. Pricing starts at $33,455.
Mazda will introduce a new model named CX-8 on the Japanese market. Essentially a stretched CX-5, the CX-8 will offer seating for up to seven passengers, a turbodiesel 2.2-liter engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission. As of writing, it's too early to tell whether the soft-roader will be sold on our shores.