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Mercedes EQC electric SUV could launch in India by end of 2019 - Report

In a report that cites Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz...
Tags: India, Autos, Mercedes EQC, Martin Schwenk


Tata Hexa prices hiked, becomes TML's flagship model again

When the Tata Motors launched the Harrier, for a starting price of INR 12.69...
Tags: Autos, Tata Motors, Tata Hexa, TML


Yamaha MT-15 teaser says it is ‘coming soon’ to India

The India-spec 2019 Yamaha MT-15 is ?coming soon? to India, according to leaked...
Tags: India, Autos, Yamaha


Not Much Doin’ in Esmont, Virginia

Have you ever heard of Esmont, Virginia? I hadn’t until I found myself passing through on the way towards the tiny Rockfish post office. How had I even heard of that? Really, what’s a suburbanite from Long Island with no connection to Virginia and whose only recollection of The Waltons was, “Goodnight, Johnboy” doin’ knowin’ more »
Tags: Virginia, Motorcycles, Long Island, Motorcycle, Waltons, Esmont, Esmont Virginia


2019 Mazda3: Two Flavors & Plenty of Extras

The 2019 Mazda3 comes in two styles, sedan and hatchback. A manual transmission is available in certain combinations. The list of connectivity and safety features is impressive.  Mazda keeps cranking these little guys out and it’s easy to see why. The Mazda3 is the best-selling car for the Japanese brand. I know, that’s kind of sad. I was hoping for the Miata, but it’s not a sports car world I’m afraid. So what makes the 2019 Mazda3 so hot? The usual stuff for Mazda: value and lots of goodies ...
Tags: Alaska, Autos, Hud, Android Auto, Mazda, Miata, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Car News, Tony Borroz, Lane Departure Warning, G Vectoring Control Plus Mazda


Ford’s Transit Custom Nugget lines up against the Volkswagen California

Ford announced a camper van outfitted by Westfalia for the European market. Buyers can order the Transit Custom Nugget directly through Ford dealers with one of two wheelbases and a fixed or folding roof. The post Ford’s Transit Custom Nugget lines up against the Volkswagen California appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Van Campers, Volkswagen California, Ford Transit Custom Nugget, Transit Custom Nugget


Genesis Motors Keeps Talking Performance

Earlier this month, we reported on industry rumblings that suggested Genesis is keen on building a hotter G70. While the brand has issued no official announcement on upcoming products, such a model seems likely. At least, once the fledgling brand gets a high-volume crossover (or two) to market. Erwin Raphael, Executive Director of Genesis Motor […] The post Genesis Motors Keeps Talking Performance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rumors, G70, News Blog, Product Planning, Erwin Raphael, Genesis G70, Genesis GV80 concept, Genesis Motors, Genesis Essentia, GV80, Essentia concept


Is This the Exhaust System for the Next Suzuki Hayabusa?

Hopefully, It Makes Joyous Noise We reported a while back that Suzuki has a new Hayabusa in the works. Now we may be seeing the first patent for the next model. According to RideApart, the company has filed a patent for a new 4-into-2 exhaust system. It looks like it could be used on the next Hayabusa superbike. Crafting a new exhaust system is a delicate science. It has to sound good, but not be too loud. It also has to allow the engine to breathe enough to create good power without spewing to...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, U S Patent Office, Hayabusa, Motorcycle News, Suzuki Hayabusa, RideApart


How Would Dealers Rate Their Brand? Scorecard Ranks Winners and Losers

Cox Automotive, in conjunction with Automotive News, just released its Retail Brand Scorecards Study for 2018. The survey is interesting in that it ranks the perceived value of automakers by assessing how desirable they are to dealerships via an A-through-F grading system. “This study represents a comprehensive review of brands from a unique perspective — how well […] The post How Would Dealers Rate Their Brand? Scorecard Ranks Winners and Losers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Rankings, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Reports, Dealerships, Automotive News, Cox Automotive, News Blog, Dealer News, Studies & Reports, Automotive Dealerships, Dealer Value, Retail Brand Scorecards


Rare Rides: South of the Border Waits an MG TF From 2003

MG marked a return to its roadster roots after a long slumber with its 1990s F model. Wanting more, they developed it into today’s Rare Ride, a TF from 2003. The MG brand had been on a long hiatus ever since it stopped production of the (now) classic MGB convertible after the 1980 model year. […] The post Rare Rides: South of the Border Waits an MG TF From 2003 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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A Show-and-Tell Video of Kevin Costner's Bad-Ass Custom Toyota Tundra

What's more interesting: To hear the statistics about a particular object, or to hear about how that object fits into someone's life? For engineers it's probably the former, for designers, the latter.Kevin Costner is perhaps more design-minded. He's got a pretty bad-ass customized Toyota Tundra that he uses on his ranch, and when Toyota caught wind of it, they smelled an opportunity for a promotional video. "Toyota asked me if I'd be willing to talk about [the truck]," Costner says. "And I wasn'...
Tags: Design, Cars, Toyota, Kevin Costner, Costner, Toyota Cruisers Trucks


Jaguar is creating a language so autonomous cars can talk to pedestrians

Jaguar wants to teach autonomous cars how to talk to pedestrians. After testing creepy eyes, it has switched to a technology which beams light bars on the ground that move to signal the car is stopping, turning, or accelerating. The post Jaguar is creating a language so autonomous cars can talk to pedestrians appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Jaguar, Autonomous Cars


Ford CEO Issues No-nonsense Letter to Employees, Seeks Doubling of Profits

Ford’s chief executive, Jim Hackett, told employees Thursday evening that 2019 cannot be a repeat of last year. “2018 was mediocre by any standard,” Hackett said in an email to employees. “Yes, we made $7 billion last year. But think of it this way: this represents a 4.4 percent operating margin, about half what we […] The post Ford CEO Issues No-nonsense Letter to Employees, Seeks Doubling of Profits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Corporate Strategy, Ford, Share Price, Autos, Stocks, Automotive Industry, Ford Motor Co, Jim Hackett, Hackett, News Blog, Product Planning


Building a Wall: Unifor Announces Boycott of Mexican-made GM Vehicles

Two days after blockading roads leading to General Motors’ Canadian headquarters, autoworkers union Unifor rolled out an invisible wall to be placed between Canadians and GM vehicles built south of the Rio Grande. The union’s call to boycott Mexican-made GM products doesn’t come as a surprise; Unifor president Jerry Dias threatened it in the past […] The post Building a Wall: Unifor Announces Boycott of Mexican-made GM Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, General Motors, Canada, Gm, Autos, Boycott, Unifor, Rio Grande, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Oshawa Assembly, GM Vehicles


New from Diamond Atelier: The ‘Groot’ BMW scramblers

In the premier league of custom builders, Diamond Atelier’s place is secure. The sleek creations of the Munich workshop look better than most factory-built show bikes—and they’re perfectly usable too. But Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder don’t just design one-offs. Their ‘Mark II’ BMW café racers are in limited production, offering a faster and more affordable way to obtain that Diamond Atelier magic. And they’ve now just launched another ‘family’ of limited production BMWs, a series of styli...
Tags: Facebook, Munich, Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Tom, CNC, Pablo, Tony Stark, Viktoria, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Mikuni, Motogadget, Hedon


VW Golf GTI TCR Review: Lovely, But We Were Hoping For More

The motorsport-inspired version of the Golf GTI is likeable in many ways, but VW hasn’t done enough to vanquish the car’s rivals
Tags: Vw, Autos


Is a Honda X-ADV 300 Coming?

A Smaller Displacement Adventure Scooter Could be Coming Rumors are spreading about Honda putting together an X-ADV 300. That would mean there could be a smaller displacement adventure scooter soon on the market. According to MoreBikes, the new model could be based on the Forza 300.  At the moment, the current X-ADV isn’t sold in the U.S. That could change in the future. From some searching around on the Web, it’s clear to me that people are interested in it. Whether or not it would sell is ano...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Honda, Scooter, Forza, Motorcycle News, X-ADV


Bark’s Bites: The Blazer Might Be the Meteor That Kills the Journosaurs

“It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.” — Dr. Suess, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas 2019 Chevrolet Blazers are available for purchase at dealership near you. No, really, they are. Like, right this second. You could buy one. Some people already have. This is interesting because it’s pretty much impossible to find a […] The post Bark’s Bites: The Blazer Might Be the Meteor That Kills the Journosaurs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Autos, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, Bark's Bites, Barks Bites, Journosaurs


Baby Ford Ranger and electrified Dodge Challenger? | Autoblog Podcast #569

Filed under: Green,Podcasts,Audi,Dodge,Ford,Honda,Subaru,Volvo,Coupe,Crossover,Hatchback,Truck,Wagon,Electric,Hybrid,Performance And driving the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Volvo V60 and Audi A6.Continue reading Baby Ford Ranger and electrified Dodge Challenger? | Autoblog Podcast #569 Baby Ford Ranger and electrified Dodge Challenger? | Autoblog Podcast #569 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of ...
Tags: Autos, Audi, Dodge Challenger, Audi A6, Volvo V60, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Volvo, Baby Ford


When Does an Automaker Issue a Press Release About a New Dealership? When It’s Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors burned up the newswires today in its haste to celebrate the opening of a new dealership in Cartersville, Georgia — which isn’t something you see every day. While hard to imagine for an OEM like Ford or GM, the press release fits with Mitsubishi’s short-term goal: a dealer network expansion in the U.S. […] The post When Does an Automaker Issue a Press Release About a New Dealership? When It’s Mitsubishi appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Gm, Autos, Mitsubishi, Dealerships, Mitsubishi Motors, News Blog, Cartersville Georgia, Dealer News


Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa to Step Down, but Only After Taking Out Some Trash

Claiming he wants a fresh start for the scandal-rocked Renault-Nissan Alliance, Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa announced on Friday his intention to move aside in the coming months, giving someone else a chance to run the company. Alliance partner Renault divested itself of former CEO Carlos Ghosn this week, two months after the executive’s Tokyo arrest. With […] The post Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa to Step Down, but Only After Taking Out Some Trash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Tokyo, Nissan, Renault, Carlos Ghosn, Alliance, News Blog, Hiroto Saikawa, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Renault Nissan Alliance Nissan


This GM Plant Isn’t Unhappy

General Motors’ Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly complex has reason not to worry about the automaker’s current round of cost-cutting and plant mothballing. There’s not a car in sight. On Thursday, the General forked over another $22 million to facilitate production of a thriftier version of its revered 6.2-liter V8 truck engine, which brings total investment […] The post This GM Plant Isn’t Unhappy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Engines, News Blog, Spring Hill Assembly, General Motors Spring Hill Tennessee, GM Plant Isn t Unhappy


The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California

The police department in Fremont, California, will soon add a 2014 Tesla Model S 85 to its fleet as part of a pilot program. The agency worked with suppliers to install equipment like a light bar, a prisoner partition, and a push bumper. The post The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars, Fremont California, Police Cars


Ducati Posts Strong 2018 Sales Numbers, Especially in Superbike Segment

More Than 53K Units Sold Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati posted strong sales numbers for 2018. The company delivered 53,004 to customers. The milestone marks four years straight of Ducati selling more than 50,000 models. The company first hit that number in 2015 and hasn’t faltered since. A standout model for the company was the Panigale in the superbike segment. The bike sold better than any of its competition. Ducati reported that for every four motorcycles sold in that segment, one of...
Tags: China, Motorcycles, Ducati, Panigale, Multistrada, Francesco Milicia


Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz G550 is an Uncompromised Reinvention of a Cult Classic

Putting the all-new G-Wagen through the paces in the SoCal desert “Make sure all of your change is out of your pocket because it will be, eventually,” Matt Bowerman, product manager for Mercedes-Benz’s classic off-roader, the G-Class, says right before we pile in to drive three hours from San Diego to Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area in Borrego Springs, California. “It’s like a flying …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, San Diego, Driving, Mercedes Benz, SUVs, Off Road, G-wagen, G550, Test Drives, G-wagon, Matt Bowerman, Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, Borrego Springs California


Piston Slap: A Winter Tire for All Seasons?

Ryan writes: Esteemed Mr. Mehta, what tires should you use when going from cold to hot weather? Imagine you were driving from Canada to Arizona in March. Earlier this year, my parents drove their shiny new 2018 CR-V AWD to Phoenix in order to attend the Vintage Stunt Championships. The event happens in March, a […] The post Piston Slap: A Winter Tire for All Seasons? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Arizona, Autos, Phoenix, Ryan, Mehta, Long Journey, News Blog, Piston Slap, Snow Tires, Winter Tires, M+S tires


MG Hector road testing continues, spotted near the Halol plant

IAB reader Yash Thakkar has spotted the MG Hector undergoing road testing near...
Tags: Autos, Iab, Halol, Yash Thakkar


DIRTY MIND. Fabtech’s Obsessive Harley Sportster Hooligan

Written by Martin Hodgson Hooligan racing is – as the name suggests – a hell of a lot of fun and when an Aussie caught a glimpse of the action he wanted in, bad. The machines are road-based; a mix of street tracker and dirt bike that rip it up on the flat track. For Australian metal fabricator extraordinaire Jamie Portelli of Fabtech Creations, a trip to the USA had him hooked and he started planning the build before he’d even boarded the QANTAS flight home. The end result is this rampaging 1...
Tags: Usa, Minneapolis, Australia, Motorcycles, Brisbane, Qantas, Harley Davidson, Nz, Jamie, Harley, Andrew Jones, Pro Circuit, Martin Hodgson, Shinko, Fabtech, Portelli


Near-50% Rise In Thefts Suggests Cars Are Getting Less Secure

Keyless entry may be convenient, but new figures suggest that it’s at least partly to blame for a huge rise in car thefts recently
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2020 Cadillac XT6: Enter The Goldilocks Zone

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is a three-row crossover with a laundry list of safety features. Cadillac says “thoughtful technology integration” is central to the 2020 XT6. It’s larger than the XT4 and XT5, but still smaller than a new Escalade.   The 2020 Cadillac XT6 crossover/SUV had its global debut at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. And all I can say is you better get used to seeing a lot of these around. Not that Caddy was or ever will be a volume manufacturer, just that these SUV/crossover thing...
Tags: Gm, Autos, Jones, Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac, Car News, Tony Borroz, Sport Control, Cadillac Safety Security, HD Rear Vision Camera, Night Vision Rear Camera Mirror, Braking Hitch Guidance Reverse Automatic Braking, Android Auto NFC, Cadillac Interior Treatments



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