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Mitsubishi Mirage Black Edition launched in Japan

Mitsubishi has released a limited-run Black Edition model of the Mirage in...
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Skoda Superb Sportline showcased at the APS 2018

The Skoda Superb Sportline that was launched in India in October this year is...
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2018 Skoda Octavia L&K (with Virtual Cockpit) at the Autocar Performance Show

The 2018 Skoda Octavia L&K (Laurin & Klement) has been...
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50,000th BMW 310cc series motorcycle rolled out from TVS Motor Company's plant

TVS Motor Company has rolled out the 50,000th unit of the BMW 310cc series...
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The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 16: Crystal Hill and Cunningham Mountain

Thursday, Dec 13.Not much of a sunrise for today: After work, I rode out to Crystal Hill, which is within the Kofa Wildlife Refuge Area to the south of Quartzsite, AZ.The hill is known to "rockhounds" as a place to search for quartz crystals apparently, I did see many of such crystals but had no inclination to bring any home.I took AZ Hwy 95 south for a few miles, and turned east at the turn for Crystal Hill.  After a few miles, you reach a welcome sign for the Kofa Wildlife Refuge and once pas...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Quebec, Sunset, Scarlett, Quartzsite, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Kofa Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Hill, LTVA, Cunningham Mountain, Kofa Wildlife Refuge Area, Crystal Hill Nice, Cunningham Mountain Teddybear Cholla


U.S. Senate Passes Motorcyclist Anti-Profiling Resolution

The Resolution Passed with Bipartisan Support On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed a motorcycle anti-profiling resolution that encourages communication and collaboration between motorcyclists and law enforcement, according to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). It discourages the profiling of people based only on the fact that they ride a motorcycle. Senate Resolution 154 also encourages law enforcement to condemn profiling of motorcycle riders among their ranks during training and while...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Motorcycles, Resolution, Ama, U S Senate, American Motorcyclist Association, Motorcycle News, American Motorcyclist Association AMA, Wayne Allard, Motorcycle Profiling


Lincoln Teases These, Wants Your Imagination to Run Wild

So many of us want this to be more than just a sick tease that results in nothing new on the showroom floor. Would we buy it even if it wasn’t? That’s debatable. Regardless, all we have now is the tease, plus plenty of clues. Posted Thursday afternoon to Lincoln Motor Company’s social media accounts, […] The post Lincoln Teases These, Wants Your Imagination to Run Wild appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Heritage, Autos, Lincoln, Lincoln Continental, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Lincoln Motor Company, Product Planning


It Begins: Ford Restructuring Ends Production at Blanquefort Plant in France

As part of Ford’s massive restructuring plan, which is said to focus primarily on its European assets, the automaker will end assembly at its Blanquefort transmission plant in France next year. Its 850 employees will now have to find gainful employment elsewhere by August. However, there was a brief glimmer of hope after transmission supplier Punch Powerglide (encouraged […] The post It Begins: Ford Restructuring Ends Production at Blanquefort Plant in France appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: France, Ford, Autos, Blanquefort Plant


Guns, Drunks, and Rage: Waymo Self-driving Vans Targeted by Angry Arizonians

Waymo began testing its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in the Phoenix-area city of Chandler, Arizona two years ago, and the local populace hasn’t left them alone since. A report in the Arizona Republic describes a multitude of incidents where citizens, apparently enraged by the sight of the Waymo vans, decided to threaten and attack their […] The post Guns, Drunks, and Rage: Waymo Self-driving Vans Targeted by Angry Arizonians appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Chrysler, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Law And Order, Pacifica, Phoenix, Arizona Republic, Chandler Arizona, News Blog, Waymo


Distressed Dealers Convince Lincoln to Postpone Standalone Stores

This time last year, Lincoln was busy promoting its Experience Centers — storefronts that promote the brand and its products, but don’t serve as active dealerships. Then, in August, it asked around 80 Ford/Lincoln dealerships to commit to building separate Lincoln-only facilities by July. It was an attempt to elevate the premium brand by making it […] The post Distressed Dealers Convince Lincoln to Postpone Standalone Stores appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Dealerships, Ford Motor Co, Ford Lincoln, Car Dealers, News Blog, Dealer News, Lincoln Motors, Lincoln Dealerships, Postpone Standalone Stores


Lyft is becoming a one-stop transportation app in these 3 cities

Lyft is turning its app into a one-stop multimodal transportation app in a few U.S. cities, the latest illustration of its transformation from ridesharing startup to a company that wants to own, or at least be a part of, every way people move from Point A to Point B, whether it’s cars, bikes, scooters or even public transit. This new version of Lyft’s app, which allows users to request a shared car, find a scooter or bike, as well as see nearby public transit options, is only available in th...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Tech, Transit, Automotive, Ford, North America, Denver, Carsharing, Santa Monica, Valencia Street, Santa Monica Calif


Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Car

If you are excited about the idea of buying your first car, but you have no idea about cars and you are nervous about the decision to choose one that you will not regret, below is a list of fundamental aspects that you have to review before making the decision. Define your needs What do you need the car for? How long do you plan on having it? Evaluate your lifestyle and the conditions in which you will use the car. It’s not worth buying a sports car or a Jeep if you’re going to use them in a ci...
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Renault Keeps Ghosn as Chairman and CEO As Probe Reveals No Wrongdoing

Two automakers, two investigations, and two very different outcomes for one man. Renault’s board of directors met in France today, deciding that CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn should stay on in his current role in the wake of an internal investigation that members say showed no signs of criminality. Meanwhile, Ghosn sits in a Tokyo […] The post Renault Keeps Ghosn as Chairman and CEO As Probe Reveals No Wrongdoing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: France, Autos, Tokyo, Law And Order, Nissan, Renault, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, News Blog, Rebnault-Nissan Alliance


Gearhead 101: Understanding the Braking System

Welcome back to Gearhead 101 — a series on the basics of how cars work for the automotive neophytes out there. If you’ve been following Gearhead 101, you know how a car engine works , how the engine transfers the power it generates via the drivetrain , and how a manual or automatic transmission functions as a sort of power switchboard between the engine and the drivetrain. Today we’re going to discuss the automotive system that you use hundreds of times a day, the failure...
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The redesigned 2020 Passat shows Volkswagen still believes in sedans

The sedan segment in America is shrinking, but Volkswagen still believes in it. The German firm has released a teaser sketch to preview the redesigned 2020 Passat it will introduce during the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The post The redesigned 2020 Passat shows Volkswagen still believes in sedans appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, America, Trends, Volkswagen, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


As Plant Preps for Downtime, America’s Grand Caravan Love Appears Unshakeable

The only minivans coming out of Detroit these days aren’t actually rolling out of Detroit, but a plant a stone’s throw from the Detroit River, on the Canadian side. Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant, home to the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan, will go dark for two weeks starting on New Year’s Eve, presumably […] The post As Plant Preps for Downtime, America’s Grand Caravan Love Appears Unshakeable appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, Detroit River, Windsor Assembly Plant, Plant Preps for Downtime America, Downtime America


SS1100 Carbon: A rapid Ducati 900 SS from Moscow

We don’t see many customs from Russia. But Moscow-based Birdie Customs and their founder Ilya are doing their best to remedy that, with a slow but steady stream of classy performance customs. Birdie’s Ducati 900 SS knocked us out a year ago, and they’ve just returned with an even faster 900 SS, built in a different style and taking on board lessons learnt with the previous Duc. It’s sleek and stylish, and there’s nothing else quite like it—especially in the Federation. “Sadly, Russian cust...
Tags: Russia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Moscow, Exif, Federation, Ilya, SolidWorks, Birdie, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Motogadget, Ducati Cafe Racer, Ducati 900 SS, Birdie Customs, World Ducati


SS1000 Carbon: A rapid Ducati 900 SS from Moscow

We don’t see many customs from Russia. But Moscow-based Birdie Customs and their founder Ilya are doing their best to remedy that, with a slow but steady stream of classy performance customs. Birdie’s Ducati 900 SS knocked us out a year ago, and they’ve just returned with an even faster 900 SS, built in a different style and taking on board lessons learnt with the previous Duc. It’s sleek and stylish, and there’s nothing else quite like it—especially in the Federation. “Sadly, Russian cust...
Tags: Russia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Moscow, Exif, Federation, Ilya, SolidWorks, Birdie, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Motogadget, Ducati Cafe Racer, Ducati 900 SS, Birdie Customs, Birdie Customs Facebook


Aston Martin’s 1,000-hp Valkyrie will boast the Mona Lisa of the engine world

Aston Martin has released new details about its F1-inspired Valkyrie hypercar. Co-developed with Red Bull Racing, the Valkyrie will be one of the most aerodynamic production cars ever made. The post Aston Martin’s 1,000-hp Valkyrie will boast the Mona Lisa of the engine world appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Triumph Scrambler 1200 Gets Inspiration Kits

Kits Designed to Pique Further Interest in the Bike With the upcoming kickoff of the Scrambler 1200, Triumph decided it needed to really get people excited about the bike. The company released two Inspiration Kits for the new motorcycle. These will help make your Scrambler 1200 feel special. There are two kits: Escape and Extreme. Both offer a unique take on what the Scrambler 1200 can become. The Escape Inspiration Kit is focused on turning the bike into a touring motorcycle that will gobble u...
Tags: Motorcycles, Extreme, Escape, Triumph, Motorcycle News, Inspiration Kits, Scrambler 1200, Pique Further Interest, Escape kit While


Volkswagen’s Not Wasting Many Resources on the Next Passat

Maybe the writing’s on the wall for the midsize car; many would agree it is. And, perhaps Volkswagen feels this will be the last Passat. Whatever the motivation, the German automaker isn’t putting maximum effort into the next-generation model, due out for the 2020 model year. While the brand’s upcoming sedan will receive a much-needed […] The post Volkswagen’s Not Wasting Many Resources on the Next Passat appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Passat, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Midsize Cars, Product Planning, Passat, 2020 Volkswagen Passat


Have a Car? Here are 7 Ways to Make Extra Money

Do you know that if you have a car, you have tons of opportunities to make extra money? Getting started is usually a breeze, and you already have the most important part of the equation: a vehicle. Wondering how to make money on the side using your car? Here’s how. 1. Make Sure the Masses Never Go Hungry with Uber Eats Many people consider Uber Eats one of the best ways to make extra money simply because it offers the same level of flexibility as driving passengers but eliminates transporting...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Marketing, Cars, Making Money, Instacart, Federal Trade Commission, Dolly, Finances & Money, Turo, Wrapify, Making Extra Money


Chevrolet’s C8 Corvette Reportedly Delayed for Six Months

It was long assumed that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette would premiere at the North American International Auto Show next month. However, General Motors recently confirmed this was not to be. In fact, it doesn’t appear as though the automaker has any big announcements scheduled for the event. Did something go wrong? Big time, according to GM Authority. […] The post Chevrolet’s C8 Corvette Reportedly Delayed for Six Months appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Development, Auto Shows, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Delays, Corvette, North American International Auto Show, Debuts, News Blog, Vette, GM Authority, Mid-engine Corvette, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, C8 Corvette


This 175-Mile MG Metro 6R4 Group B Special Is Almost A Bargain

A barely used version of this mid-engined Group B homologation special is coming up for auction, and it's expected to go for less than you might imagine
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New 500cc Will Soon Accompany the KTM 790 Adventure

The Immediate Focus Is on Smaller Displacement Bikes Yesterday we reported on the fact that KTM’s boss, Stefan Pierer would like to buy Ducati in order to build higher displacement bikes. In the same interview with Speedweek, the CEO let slip that his company will build a 500cc motorcycle. That bike would come with the help of its Indian partner Bajaj. Pierer didn’t go into details much about the motorcycle other than the fact that it would be manufactured by Bajaj for KTM. He said he wants the...
Tags: Europe, America, Motorcycles, Ducati, Brexit, Husqvarna, Yamaha, KTM, Piere, Bajaj, Motorcycle News, Stefan Pierer, Yamaha Honda, Pierer, 500cc, 790 Adventure


Here Are All Of The Koenigsegg Agera RS1's Weird And Awesome Details

Doug DeMuro's latest subject is the Agera RS1, and yes, there are quirks aplenty
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McLaren puts the pedal to the metal in special edition OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is yet another flagship killer smartphone, bringing powerful specifications to a much lower price than the competition. Now, OnePlus has teamed up with McLaren for the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. The post McLaren puts the pedal to the metal in special edition OnePlus 6T appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Cars, Trends, Phones, Mclaren, Oneplus, Android Army, OnePlus 6T


Getaround to expand Uber partnership to four more cities

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service that first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in 2011, is expanding a partnership with Uber that gives users access to rideshare-ready vehicles. The program, which launched as a pilot in May 2017 in San Francisco, is now available to Getaround customers  in Los Angeles and San Diego. Two more cities, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. will soon follow, Getaround co-founder and CEO Sam Zaid told TechCrunch. Getaround’s carsharing platform is design...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Washington, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Automotive, Philadelphia, Getaround, Toyota Motor Corporation, Zaid, Sam Zaid, San Diego Two, TechCrunch Getaround


QOTD: Unlikely Complaints?

Sitting in a new, unfamiliar vehicle can breed a nearly limitless range of emotions and observations. Excitement, lust, desire … and annoyance. Just as one design flourish or interior feature can turn interest into a buy, another can turn off prospective customers to such a degree that a sale becomes impossible. Sure, to the experienced […] The post QOTD: Unlikely Complaints? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Maserati Levante GTS review

Maserati’s luxury SUV gets a shot in the arm by way of Ferrari-derived V8 power, but is it enough to go toe-to-toe with the established players in the high performance sport-utility segment? Let’s find out. The post 2019 Maserati Levante GTS review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, SUV, Ferrari, Levante, Maserati, V8, Gts, Maserati Levante GTS



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