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BMW Concept i4, the ICE-mimicking EV, Prepares for Debut

If you’ve taken stock of the latest electric vehicles coming out of Germany, you’ll notice a clear trend: they’re not futuristic machines. While the vehicles’ powertrains are unconventional, the bodywork is strictly by-the-book — there’ll be no confusion among onlookers as to what badge belongs on that e-Tron, EQC, or Taycan. The same can be said […] The post BMW Concept i4, the ICE-mimicking EV, Prepares for Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Germany, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, Geneva Motor Show, News Blog, I4, Product Planning, Future Models, BMW i4, BMW Concept i4


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


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


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


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


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


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


We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs

When your author hears the word “Masterpiece,” his mind conjures up images of a coveted line of K-frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, one of which still exists on the market. Kia’s not thinking about guns, though the themes of toughness, precision, and premium appeal carry over to the automotive world. Masterpiece is the name applied […] The post We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, SUVs, Smith Wesson, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Kia Mohave Masterpiece


Lincoln Promises ‘Elegant’ EVs, but Will They be Visible?

Numerous observers walked away from the North American Auto Show, and more specifically Cadillac’s NAIAS Eve unveiling event, wondering whether electric crossovers are even more homogenous looking than their internal combustion brethren. So, when Ford’s North American president, Kumar Galhotra, claims a Lincoln vehicle born of the Ford Mach E (or some similar name) will carry […] The post Lincoln Promises ‘Elegant’ EVs, but Will They be Visible? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Lincoln, EVs, Cadillac, North American Auto Show, Kumar Galhotra, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Ford Mach


King of Egress: Lincoln Stretches 2019 Continental, Swaps Rear Doors for a Limited Few

It’s true. You’ll soon be able to slap down a pile of hard-earned cash for a 2019 Lincoln Continental with suicide coach-style doors. Well, 80 of you will. To mark the 80th anniversary of the Continental nameplate, Lincoln Motor Company went the extra mile for heritage devotees, revealing a limited-edition model that dispenses with front-hinged […] The post King of Egress: Lincoln Stretches 2019 Continental, Swaps Rear Doors for a Limited Few appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, History, Production, Heritage, Autos, Limited Edition, Lincoln, Continental, Lincoln Continental, News Blog, Lincoln Motor Company, Product Planning, Suicide Doors, 2019 Lincoln Continental


Infiniti Teases Electric SUV Destined for Detroit Debut

Infiniti will unveil a new concept previewing its first electric car at the North American International Auto Show next month. On Friday, Nissan’s luxury division released a digitally shrouded image of the model to help build anticipation. While Infiniti spent much of the past year showcasing interesting concept vehicles, precious few have a snowball’s chance in […] The post Infiniti Teases Electric SUV Destined for Detroit Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Infiniti, Concept Cars, Nissan, EVs, North American International Auto Show, Naias, News Blog, Product Planning, NAIAS 2019, Detroit Debut


Volkswagen Releases Something to Tide Over the Golf Fanboys

The eight-generation Volkswagen Golf is on the way, but, with still roughly a year to go before its unveiling in Europe, the automaker needs to keep Golf fandom primed. Thankfully, VW’s been more judicial in its teasing than, say, Toyota or Fiat Chrysler. Like any great romance, the timeless art of seduction demands space between […] The post Volkswagen Releases Something to Tide Over the Golf Fanboys appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Vw, Golf, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen Golf, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Volkswagen Golf


2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country: Okay, Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Unless you took the past couple of days off to ruminate about our collective existence in a Scandinavian steam hut, you probably noticed there’s a new heavy duty General Motors pickup on the way. We’ve thus far seen only the Silverado LT with the butch Z71 package. “Polarizing” best describes the vehicle’s looks, but Z71s […] The post 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country: Okay, Now We’re Getting Somewhere appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, News Blog, Product Planning, Silverado LT, Heavy-duty Trucks, 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD


Spied: 2020 Ram HD, Your Conservative Alternative to GM Design Experiments

The Ford Super Duty line grew fairly grotesque in its latest iteration, and yesterday’s reveal of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD turned some people’s hair white with fright. I’ll admit the Chevy’s design works (looks better than the Silverado 1500, IMHO), but it’s jarring nonetheless. With so much styling excess on hand, this writer often […] The post Spied: 2020 Ram HD, Your Conservative Alternative to GM Design Experiments appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ram, Fca, Autos, Chevy, Trucks, New Cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ram HD, 2020 Ram 2500, 2020 Ram 3500, 2020 Ram HD


2019 BMW X7: Put Your Best Face Forward

It’s finally here and it’s, um, polarizing. BMW’s largest utility vehicle, the X7, uses the brand’s versatile CLAR platform as a starting point for the most controversially styled Bimmer since Chris Bangle left the building. Arriving at dealers in March, the X7’s derrière is not, nor ever will be, the main source of viewer displeasure. […] The post 2019 BMW X7: Put Your Best Face Forward appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, SUVs, Chris Bangle, News Blog, Product Planning, BMW X7, 2019 BMW X7, X7



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