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2021 Ford F-150 Looks to Avoid Enemies

Given that domestic full-size pickups generate more money for their respective builders than a war bonds drive, every redesign is fraught with danger. OEMs walk an especially fine line in this segment, fearful of making a vehicle too bland or too similar to the previous generation, but understandably nervous about breaking out of the box […] The post 2021 Ford F-150 Looks to Avoid Enemies appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, News Blog, Ford F-150, Full-size Pickups


Bold but Busy: 2021 Kia Sorento Revealed

Kia Motors has revealed the next-generation Sorento ahead of its global debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, providing a better look at the midsize crossover than the spy shots that recently emerged from Korea. Compared to the current-gen model, which delights in its approachable blandness, the new Sorento aims for a brawnier look. Recent […] The post Bold but Busy: 2021 Kia Sorento Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, Geneva Motor Show, Kia Motors, Kia Sorento, Sorento, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Crossovers, 2021 Kia Sorento


Foretold: Hyundai Prophecy Is Yet Another Glimpse of the Brand’s Future

Unlike the 1956 Packard Predictor concept, which foretold nothing but GRIM DEATH for the once-proud marque, Hyundai’s Prophecy is living in happier times. The Korean automaker is on the upswing again, thanks to an influx of crossovers, but the brand’s future shares an uncertainty with other automakers. Namely: will anyone buy their electric cars? Bound […] The post Foretold: Hyundai Prophecy Is Yet Another Glimpse of the Brand’s Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concepts, EVs, Hyundai, Prophecy, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, Cooncept Cars, Hyundai Prophecy


A Halo With Value: EV Range-topper Carves Out New Role for Kia

A lofty, high-performance electric vehicle currently headed down the Kia product pipeline is, like all EVs, something of a gamble. For the mainstream Korean automaker, it’s also a departure. Heralded by last year’s striking Imagine concept, the upcoming coupe-like crossover will clearly be a way for Kia designers to make a name for themselves — […] The post A Halo With Value: EV Range-topper Carves Out New Role for Kia appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Kia, Imagine, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Kia Imagine


More Aggression Bound for Hyundai Elantra GT

Though it plays second fiddle to more popular hot hatches from Honda and Volkswagen, Hyundai’s Elantra GT is not without a generous list of attributes. Space, inoffensive styling, and value play a large role here, even if the N Line variant (formerly Sport) can’t match the output of its boosted rivals. For the coming model […] The post More Aggression Bound for Hyundai Elantra GT appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Honda, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra GT, News Blog, Refresh, Styling, Product Planning, Hatchbacks, Elantra GT, Volkswagen Hyundai


Subtle, Germanic Change: Refreshed Volkswagen Atlas Lands in Chicago

It’s no secret the Atlas is a massive sales and revenue driver for Volkswagen of America, yet time marches on. The model entered production in Chattanooga in 2017 after a debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show, meaning the midsize crossover is ripe for a mild makeover. With the model’s two-row Cross Sport sibling arriving […] The post Subtle, Germanic Change: Refreshed Volkswagen Atlas Lands in Chicago appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, America, Atlas, Chicago, Vw, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, La Auto Show, Chattanooga, New Cars, Chicago Auto Show, News Blog, Product Planning, Volkswagen Atlas, 2021 Volkswagen Atlas


2021 Chevrolet Equinox: Taking After Big Brother

Maybe Corey’s grandmother should have waited. As the Chicago Auto Show kicks off in the Windy City, General Motors unveiled a mid-cycle refresh of one of the most popular compact crossovers on the market. For 2021, Chevrolet’s Equinox cosies up a little closer to its big brother, the Blazer, adopting a meaner-looking face and offering, […] The post 2021 Chevrolet Equinox: Taking After Big Brother appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, New Cars, Chicago Auto Show, Equinox, Corey, Chevrolet Equinox, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, Windy City General Motors, Chevrolet s Equinox


Presenting the Upcoming Ford Sorento…

Alright, stop yer squawking. Different people see different things in a vehicle’s styling and it all amounts to a pile of nothing, but it’s hard to look at these leaked shots of the 2021 Kia Sorento and not think about the folks in Dearborn. Photos posted by Instagram user onecar.1 appear to show the next-generation […] The post Presenting the Upcoming Ford Sorento… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Instagram, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, Spy Photos, Kia Sorento, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, 2021 Kia Sorento, Dearborn Photos


Close-up: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Teased, Short Film to Come

This may come as less than exciting news, given that we’ve already seen properly leaked 2021 Cadillac Escalade images already. “Properly” meaning someone sneaked their phone out and fired off a couple of bad pics in a secure area. That said, the next-generation Escalade has shown its face in an official image ahead of next […] The post Close-up: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Teased, Short Film to Come appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, General Motors, Gm, Autos, SUVs, Cadillac, Holywood, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Cadillac Escalade


Speaking of China – Tesla’s Thinking Small

While we’re on the subject of American (or somewhat American) automakers looking to beat the Chinese at their own EV game, Tesla has announced a new direction in that massive electric vehicle market. With Model 3s now rolling into buyers’ hands from its just-opened Shanghai assembly plant, the automaker has turned its eye to the […] The post Speaking of China – Tesla’s Thinking Small appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, China, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Reasons Behind Cadillac Emblem ‘Controversy’ Finally Explained

Cadillac’s recent decision to move its corporate emblem to the top of the grille was, apparently, a very controversial move. While older models carried the badge dead center, current models have allowed the symbol to creep nearer to the hood latch. We failed to notice any riots in the streets over the change, but Cadillac Society […] The post Reasons Behind Cadillac Emblem ‘Controversy’ Finally Explained appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Editorials, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, News Blog, Automotive Design, Design Trends, Automotive Trends, Emblems, Automotive Style, Badging, Cadillac Society


Drinking Problem: Owners Cry Foul Over Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Gas Tank

Buyers of the revamped-for-2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid seem pleased with their vehicle’s upgraded fuel economy, but ask them about range, and you’re liable to get an earful. In an unusual development not often associated with non-EVs, RAV4 Hybrid owners have begun complaining about lackluster driving distance — an issue that stems from the model’s redesigned gas […] The post Drinking Problem: Owners Cry Foul Over Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Gas Tank appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Range, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota RAV4, RAV4, Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, Gas Tank


Yikes! 2021 Cadillac Escalade Leaks

No, it doesn’t take on water, though we won’t really know for sure until a thorough on- and off-road evaluation puts that assertion to the test. Rather, the headline refers to images of the upcoming Cadillac range-topper that appeared on Instagram Wednesday. Borrowing a colossal grille inspired by the Escala concept (now firmly in place […] The post Yikes! 2021 Cadillac Escalade Leaks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, New Cars, SUVs, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Escala, 2021 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade Leaks


Yet Another Design Concept From Hyundai, and This One Plugs In!

If you’re keeping track, the Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept is the seventh design study to roll out of Hyundai’s styling studio in recent memory. Appearing Wednesday at the L.A. Auto Show, the plug-in utility vehicle has the bad timing of debuting at the same moment Toyota unveiled a plug-in crossover you’ll soon be able […] The post Yet Another Design Concept From Hyundai, and This One Plugs In! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Concepts, Hyundai, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Hyundai Vision T Concept


Hating on the Mach-E? It Could Have Been Far Worse

Apologies for another Ford Mustang Mach-E post. Clearly, Dearborn got its wish when it set out to get people talking. While the brand’s new Mustang-inspired (and now Mustang-badged) crossover has generated both acrimony and praise, often split along generational and ideological lines, the story of what could have been is now leaking out. There’s a […] The post Hating on the Mach-E? It Could Have Been Far Worse appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Mustang, Dearborn, Ford Mustang Mach, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, Mustang Mach-E, Ford Mustang Mach-E


2021 Kia Optima: Look Over Here, Please

A decade — isn’t that hard to believe? — after the debut of the radically styled third-generation Kia Optima, the automaker has another salvo waiting to launch against midsize boredom. Trailing its equally daring 2020 Hyundai Sonata sibling by a model year, the revamped 2021 Optima ditches the downgraded clothes that appeared in its closet […] The post 2021 Kia Optima: Look Over Here, Please appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Kia, New Cars, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, News Blog, Optima, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, 2021 Kia Optima


Infiniti Explains Brand’s Future Product Strategy, Design Language

Celebrating 30 years of existence, Infiniti announced it was time for a sea change this week. While sales have improved since the recession, last year saw a modest decline in volume that carried over into 2019 in a big way. Year to date, Nissan volume is down 6 percent, with Infiniti posting a 17.1-percent loss — we discussed […] The post Infiniti Explains Brand’s Future Product Strategy, Design Language appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Infiniti, Nissan, EVs, Electrification, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, Design Language, Q Inspiration


QOTD: Has Your Hate Blossomed Into Love?

The heart is a strange animal. One day, it despises something, but give it time and you’ll one day  find yourself enjoying something you once turned up your nose at. It happens in the kitchen, the voting booth, and hell, maybe even the bedroom. As human beings, our individual tastes, preferences, and ideologies evolve slowly […] The post QOTD: Has Your Hate Blossomed Into Love? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day


Distressing Photo Calls Attention to Future Bimmer’s Face

A photo supposedly taken on a BMW factory floor and uploaded to BimmerPost appears to show a production-ready passenger car with a face only a mother could love. It’s no secret that BMW’s signature kidney grille has expanded in recent years, first touching in the middle before heading downward for extra acreage. It’s part of […] The post Distressing Photo Calls Attention to Future Bimmer’s Face appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Bmw, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Styling, Product Planning, Future Models, Grilles, BMW 4-Series, 4 Series


Shocker: Mazda’s Upcoming EV Looks Like a Crossover, Because What Else?

No one predicted this! Scratch that — everyone and their mother predicted this, because to craft a brand’s first electric vehicle as anything other than a family-friendly crossover would seem foolish in today’s market. Sorry, Lexus. In the lead-up to this week’s Tokyo Motor Show debut, Mazda has given us our best glimpse yet of its […] The post Shocker: Mazda’s Upcoming EV Looks Like a Crossover, Because What Else? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Mazda EV


Tesla Pickup Arrives in November, Still Sounds Insane

No one really expected electric pickup trucks to take off as a concept, save for the people developing them. While EVs still need to improve their maximum range to truly surpass combustion-reliant vehicles, modern examples perform much better than their predecessors. But battery size and vehicle weight remain important issues for the segment, making the […] The post Tesla Pickup Arrives in November, Still Sounds Insane appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Design, Tesla, Autos, Trucks, Pickup Truck, Tesla Motors, Pickups, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, Electric Pickup, Tesla Pickup Arrives


QOTD: What Comes Next?

For years now, we’ve watched as the average car/crossover grille has expanded faster than that aunt you got divorced in her 20s and never settled down (the same can be said for a man; don’t send us letters.) Now, as vehicle grilles — once declared nearly extinct in the Taurus/Sable/Intrepid/Crown Vic era ⁠— reach their zenith, […] The post QOTD: What Comes Next? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Trends, Autos, Qotd, Vic, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day


About-face: BMW’s Design Language Is a Product of Our Time, So Expect More Grille in Your Future

There’s little doubt that BMW’s design language, at least since the dawn of the 21st century, reflects the prevailing culture of the day. In the 2000s, the brand’s Chris Bangle-penned cars hosted all the eye glitter and booty action a viewer could handle, perfect for an era in which My Humps became an unlikely top […] The post About-face: BMW’s Design Language Is a Product of Our Time, So Expect More Grille in Your Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Trends, Autos, Bmw, Chris Bangle, News Blog, Styling, Grilles, Design Language


Volkswagen Unveils Updated R Logo

Volkswagen has revealed an updated R logo that it says will still symbolize performance while also representing the brand’s “fresh start” — its refocus on electric vehicles, rather than the diesel ones that got it into trouble back in 2015. VW similarly rejiggered is brand’s main logo, eliminating its three-dimensional aspects for a streamlined version highly […] The post Volkswagen Unveils Updated R Logo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Logos, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, R, News Blog, R-Line, Golf R, Emblems


Perhaps Thankfully, Kia’s Upcoming Optima Won’t Go the Sonata Route

You have to give Hyundai Motor Group credit — it’s certainly not shy when it comes to design. It hasn’t been for a while, and the 2011 Sonata can attest to that. After Hyundai toned things down for the follow-up generation, the brand realized its mistake: to get noticed alongside Camry and Accord, you needed to […] The post Perhaps Thankfully, Kia’s Upcoming Optima Won’t Go the Sonata Route appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Hyundai, Kia, Kia Optima, Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Sonata, News Blog, Optima, Product Planning


QOTD: What Styling Quirk Gets Under Your Skin?

The other day, we talked up the things that annoy us about the cars we own; today, we delve into minor annoyances seen only in a few fleeting seconds. The model you don’t own, but are forced to live with on the roadway. Perhaps you’ve never even driven one. While those other drivers may have […] The post QOTD: What Styling Quirk Gets Under Your Skin? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day


Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar

Kia continues to tease the global market — well, most of it, anyway — with a small crossover it plans to reveal this summer. Our latest glimpse of the upcoming model is this artist’s rendering, which appears to be a rendering of a concept vehicle we’ve already seen. Suffice it to say the new small […] The post Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Concept Vehicles, Upcoming Vehicles, Kia SP Signature


QOTD: Do You Dare Call a Crossover ‘Sexy’?

This is not a knock on the usefulness and broad appeal of the vast crossover segment. It exists for a reason, and you still don’t have to buy one if you don’t want to. Yes, yes, buyers don’t know what they’re doing and should demand better/something else, but you’re stuck living your life and no […] The post QOTD: Do You Dare Call a Crossover ‘Sexy’? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. As Americans patiently anticipate the arrival of the next-generation Encore and mourn (in small numbers) the passing of the LaCrosse, Buick designers are busy sculpting the next addition to the brand’s lineup. Go figure, it’s a crossover. Not only that, but in keeping with the design philosophy espoused […] The post Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Buick, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Buick Enspire, LaCrosse Buick


Problem Solved? 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS Dons New Face, Placating an Outraged Public

It was something we bitched and moaned about to no end in these digital pages. While most iterations of the refreshed 2019 Chevrolet Camaro looked, well, fresh, the popular SS model clearly fell on its face sometime before leaving the factory. By blacking out the grille’s thick horizontal crossbar and migrating the bowtie emblem from […] The post Problem Solved? 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS Dons New Face, Placating an Outraged Public appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Camaro, Chevrolet Camaro, News Blog, Styling, 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, Emergency Refresh



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