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Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags

China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country over potentially deadly airbags. The recall is part of an industry-wide crackdown on Takata-made front passenger airbags, which involves roughly 37 million vehicles including more mainstream brands such as Toyota and Ford, as noted by the United States Department of Transportation. These defective airbags use a propellant that might rupture the airbag and cause serious in...
Tags: Asia, China, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Model, Palo Alto, Beijing, Automotive, United States, Airbags, Ford, Shanghai, Transport, Automotive Industry


9 upcoming naked bikes under 500cc in 2019-20 – Bajaj Dominar 400, Suzuki Gixxer 250, Yamaha MT-15 & more

The Indian two-wheeler industry is opening up to the idea of performance...
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2019 Skoda Superb (facelift) revealed in leaked images

The third-gen Skoda Superb debuted in 2015 and will soon receive a mid-cycle...
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AJAC announces Canadian car of the year award category winners

BEST VEHICLES IN CANADA FOR 2019 ANNOUNCED ACROSS 12 CATEGORIESBY AUTOMOBILE JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Yearcategory winners revealed at Montreal International Auto Show MONTREAL, QUE. – The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced today the vehicles its members selected as the best in Canada for 2019 in each of 12 categories spanning segments that include cars, utility vehicles, and pick-up truck...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Jaguar, Vancouver, Kia, Halifax, Volvo, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, AJAC, Kia Forte, Mark Richardson, In The Garage


LIGHT AND SHADOW. BarnBuiltBikes’ Svelte Honda VT600 Boardtracker

Written by Marlon Slack BarnBuiltBikes are a working man’s motorcycle shop. They repair and service every kind of marque imaginable. From scooters to classic motorcycles, the three-man team of Derek, Bart and Sven keep all sorts of oddities on the road in their native Belgium. But every few months they turn out a tidy little custom ride. Bikes like this, a Honda VT600 Shadow boardtracker. “The bike was owned by a customer who’d already had it a few years without really riding it,” explains...
Tags: Motorcycles, Belgium, Honda, Sven, Boardtracker, Motogadget, Bobber, Pipeburn, Shinko, Board Tracker, BAAK Motocyclettes, Sven Decoux, Barnbuilt Bikes, VT600, Marlon Slack BarnBuiltBikes, Derek Bart


Tesla will end its buyer referral program for ‘adding too much cost’

At the end of the month, Tesla will end a long-running referral program that offered incentives for existing Tesla owners to help drive sales. In its recent iterations, the referral system gifted new buyers who found their way to a Tesla through a friend with six months of free charging at Supercharger stations. Most recently, the referring friend would become eligible for a set of characteristically outlandish prizes, from launching a chosen photo into deep space orbit to a VIP invite to one...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Tesla Motors, Musk


Will the Subaru BRZ Survive If Toyota Nixes the 86?

News of the Toyota Supra’s four-cylinder engine, currently relegated to the Japanese market, bolstered media assumptions that the base model could eventually replace the 86 coupe in North America. While that’s a bit of a stretch, especially considering The Japan Times says a second-generation 86 is rumored to in the works for 2021, sales of the model […] The post Will the Subaru BRZ Survive If Toyota Nixes the 86? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, North America, Japan Times, Subaru BRZ, News Blog, Discontinued Models, Product Planning, Toyota 86, Sports Coupes


Sibling rivalry: 2019 BMW Z4 takes on the 2020 Toyota Supra

BMW and Toyota forged an unlikely partnership when they set out to build a sports car platform together. Here, we examine the similarities and differences between the 2019 Z4 and the 2020 Supra. The post Sibling rivalry: 2019 BMW Z4 takes on the 2020 Toyota Supra appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Bmw, Supra, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


QX-Gone: Infiniti Brass Suggests QX30 Headed to the Bin

The littlest member of the Infiniti crossover family appears ready to turn in its badge at the end of its product cycle. Infiniti’s bite-sized crossover, called the QX40 QX20 QX30 (thanks, Johann), and the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class are a set of twins resulting from a tawdry relationship between Mercedes-Benz and the Japanese brand. Based on remarks […] The post QX-Gone: Infiniti Brass Suggests QX30 Headed to the Bin appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, Crossover, GLA, Johann, News Blog, Infiniti QX30, QX30, Electrified


Lightning Motorcycles Teases Its Second Model, the Lightning Strike

A New Electric Motorcycle for the Masses While the LS-218 electric motorcycle from Lighting Motorcycles is a high-dollar item designed for high-speed racing, the company’s second bike should be more pedestrian. The company just released a teaser for its new motorcycle called the Lighting Strike.  Lightning Motorcycles claims its new bike will “shock the industry in every dimension.” It shared only a few stats for the motorcycle and didn’t give us a full look just a couple of headlights. Accordi...
Tags: Motorcycles, Strike, Lightning, Harley Davidson, Harley, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Lightning Motorcycles, Lightning Strike, New Electric Motorcycle, Lighting Motorcycles, Lighting Strike Lightning Motorcycles


The Country’s Cheapest Normal* Electric Breaks Out of California

That asterisk exists in the headline because the Smart EQ Fortwo is not a vehicle many families would consider useful as a lone driveway denizen. With two seats and a range of — wait for it — 58 miles, the Smart brand’s city runabout manages to be more impractical that the late, unloved Mitsubishi i-MiEV. […] The post The Country’s Cheapest Normal* Electric Breaks Out of California appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Mitsubishi, EVs, Hyundai, Hyundai Ioniq, Carb, News Blog, Product Planning, Hyundai Ioniq Electric


Boutique carmaker Karma Automotive, legendary design firm Pininfarina team up

Karma Automotive is partnering with legendary Italian design firm Pininfarina on future luxury cars. The first product of that partnership will appear later this year, Karma said, without offering other details. The post Boutique carmaker Karma Automotive, legendary design firm Pininfarina team up appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Pininfarina, Karma Automotive, Karma Revero


Spotify adds simplified Car View mode for Android users

What was once just a test is now a reality: Spotify is rolling out a new, simplified in-car user interface for all Android users called Car View, which automatically engages when the app detects a car Bluetooth connection. The post Spotify adds simplified Car View mode for Android users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Spotify, News, Cars, Trends, Home Theater


Rare Rides: The 2015 Jaguar C-X75, as Seen in Spectre

Today’s Rare Ride is a fairly elaborate concept. A project that came a long way but was not to be, in a case of much ventured and little gained. It’s the Jaguar C-X75, from 2015. Jaguar debuted the C-X75 concept in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show. Looking to the future, Jaguar’s concept was a […] The post Rare Rides: The 2015 Jaguar C-X75, as Seen in Spectre appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Paris, Autos, Jaguar


Everything You Need To Know About Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo Record Winner

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, Nurburgring, Porsche Museum, World Endurance Challenge, Lap Record, 919 Hybrid Evo


Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Pricing Puts Audi On Notice

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for its new A-Class sedan while throwing the gauntlet Audi’s way. The 2019 A220 starts at $32,500, which happens to be the exact cost of a base A3. The cars even share an identical $995 destination fee. Considering both models feature 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engines producing 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, we […] The post Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Pricing Puts Audi On Notice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Audi, Mercedes Benz, New Cars, Pricing, Daimler, News Blog, Mercedes-benz Cla, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, A Class, Entry Level Luxury, MFA2, A220


Forged From Passion: A blacksmith’s take on the Z650

Building custom motorcycles often involves a radical career change, and we’ve seen some pretty strange jumps over the years. Tom Simpson’s background is especially unusual: he trained as a blacksmith before setting up Foundry Motorcycle in England six years ago. Tom now builds very stylish cafe racers and bobbers in his Chichester, West Sussex workshop. As you can imagine, he has a deft hand when it comes to fabrication—but this Kawasaki Z650 is more about smart mechanical modifications than ...
Tags: Facebook, England, Motorcycles, Avon, Einstein, Alex, Gary, Tom, Kawasaki, Ben, Chichester West Sussex, Monza, Tom Simpson, Foundry, EBC, Custom Motorcycles


Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs

When it comes to electric vehicles, Toyota’s North American CEO seems to be on a different page than the company’s big boss, Akio Toyoda. A different page than Ford and General Motors, too. Maybe it’s because Toyoda has the entire globe in his sights, including many EV-hungry markets, while Jim Lentz can only look around, see […] The post Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Industry, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Akio Toyoda, Jim Lentz, Toyoda, Toyota Prius, News Blog, Product Planning


The 286bhp VW Golf GTI TCR Will Do 162mph

VW's special edition GTI has been revealed in production form, and if you tick the right option box, it'll hit 162mph
Tags: Vw, Autos, GTI


In review: 2019 Ram 1500

Ram says its truck is "all-new," but its engines carry over, and that's a good thing -- they've always been among the best and now they're wrapped in newness. Find out more in my review at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ram, Autos, Trucks, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Why does it take so long for technology to arrive in cars?

Your new phone might have a feature that was just announced a few months ago, but something you heard about a year ago is missing in your new car. Why does it take so long for technology to hit the streets? Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, National Post, Jil McIntosh


An 81-Car Barn Find Is Headed For Auction With Prices Starting At £50

A huge and eclectic fleet of vehicles - many of which are in terrible condition - is being auctioned off in France
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What Is The New 992 Like To Drive? Ask Chris Harris

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Tags: Video, Autos, Top Gear, Chris Harris, Porsche 911, Track Review, 992, 992 Carrera S


2019 Detroit Auto Show in the Rearview – A True Winter of Discontent

One of the repeating refrains I heard in Detroit this year went something like, “It’s the last winter show, and yet it’s not even that cold!” Cold, of course, can be relative – Southern Californians tend to define it differently than Midwesterners. Still, Sunday and Monday were tolerable for life-long Northerners like myself, but Tuesday […] The post 2019 Detroit Auto Show in the Rearview – A True Winter of Discontent appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Editorials, Autos, Detroit, Detroit Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, Naias, News Blog


Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version

Lincoln will get its own version of parent Ford's first mass-market, long-range electric vehicle. While Ford's version will have styling inspired by the Mustang, Lincoln will take a more traditional approach. The post Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Ford, Crossovers, Lincoln, Electric Cars, Mustang, Mustang Lincoln


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


Musician Labrinth Teams Up with MINI and Pereira O'Dell for 'Don't Fence Me In' Campaign

Automotive brand MINI USA has partnered with creative agency to craft a new campaign – and cultural moment – in tandem with the new MINI Countryman.The spot, “Don’t Fence Me In,” follows musician Labrinth as he drives a MINI Countryman. Alone with his thoughts, the Countryman provides an oasis that sparks an inspired moment in the form of the song “Don't Fence Me In." Thanks to the headspace and interior space of the MINI Countryman. Labrinth’s rendition of the American classic reflects his de...
Tags: Usa, Featured, Advertising, Automotive, Dell, Mini, Don, Pereira, Labrinth, Pereira O'Dell, Dave MorrisonExecutive, Gwynne Evans, Cory BergerGroup, Jordan YoungHead, Gemma ConwayManaging, Steve ScutellaroBrand


Animal detecting billboards / La nuit tout est permis?

THE ORIGINAL? BMW Night Vision –  2016 “Animal detecting billboard” Watch the Case Study Video Agency : Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann (Austria) LESS ORIGINAL Volkswagen Touareg –   2019 “Night vision billboard” Watch the Case Study Video Agency : DDB Nord (Sweden) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Advertising, Cars, Billboard, Warning, Detection, Rennes, Nocturne, Wild Animals, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Guerrilla & Ambient, Night Vision, Nuit, Creative Technology, Auto - 4x4, Détecteur


QOTD: After GM Pulls ‘Real People’ Ad, What Do You Want to See In a Car Commercial?

As a blizzard bears down on a still unidentified swath of eastern North America, we can all take comfort in knowing General Motors has pulled one of its annoying “Real People” commercials from rotation. Small mercies. The ad, which stated Chevrolet was a more reliable brand than Toyota, Honda, and Ford, rankled its rivals and […] The post QOTD: After GM Pulls ‘Real People’ Ad, What Do You Want to See In a Car Commercial? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, North America, Chevrolet, Qotd, Toyota Honda, News Blog, Question of the Day, Real People


SBS Brakes Shows Off DS-2 Dual Sinter Brake Pad Compound

The Follow Up to the DS-1 Is Here Brake manufacturer SBS Brakes now has a successor to the popular DS-1 brake pads. It’s appropriately named the DS-2. The brake pads come after more than two years of extensive testing. During that testing, SBS Brakes got an unconventional idea: mount two different compounds for racing use. Top level racers from the World Superbike, Moto2 and Moto3 GP, British Superbike and World Endurance Championships participated in the testing process. Now the new brake pads...
Tags: Motorcycles, SBS, Motorcycle News, DS-2, Dynamic Racing Concept, SBS Brakes, Allan Østli



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