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MG Hector’s large driver information display revealed

The MG Hector will feature a large driver information display. CarDekho has...
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2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 features a DOHC BS-VI compliant motor - Report

The India launch details of the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 are still under wraps,...
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VW Dune Buggy Concept: Where EVs & The 1960s Meet

VW’s concept is inspired by the American buggies from the 1960s and ‘70s. This modern Dune Buggy showcases the flexibility of VW’s latest EV platform. It doesn’t look like a production version is comming but we won’t give up hope. When I first saw the pictures of the VW Dune Buggy, I thought it was a prop for some upcoming sci-fi movie. Tron II – Electric Tron-a-Loo or something. But no, VW is serious. Or as serious as you can be with a show car. Which is what the Dune Buggy is. You’ll be able...
Tags: Chicago, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Iowa, Autos, Geneva, Volkswagen, Concept Cars, Joliet, Hermosa Beach, Rincon, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Car Talk, Tony Borroz, Bruce Meyer


Chicago Celebration: Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition

Mazda is celebrating the original Miata’s 1989 debut at the Chicago Auto Show by taking the wraps off a 30th Anniversary Edition of the MX-5 at the same locale. Limited to just 3,000 units worldwide, the special edition will be offered as both the ragtop convertible and hardtop RF. Like previous anniversary editions of the famous […] The post Chicago Celebration: Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Autos, New Cars, Special Editions, Chicago Auto Show, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, MX-5, Happy Anniversary, Mazda Miata MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition


Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection

Lucas Dahlin Contributor Lucas Dahlin is an associate in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property group. He focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, with a particular experience in patent and trade-secret litigation. Julius Jefferson Contributor Julius Jefferson is an associate in Goodwin’s IP Litigation group. Prior to joining Goodwin, he clerked for judges of the District of Delaware and of the Eastern Di...
Tags: TC, Column, Congress, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Pfizer, Intellectual Property, Delaware, Goodwin, Julius, Darryl, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Quo Vadis, Lucas Dahlin, Julius Jefferson


As Ford Dumps Money on Chicago, the Month-old Ranger Sees Its First Recall

Ahead of production of its all-new 2020 Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Lincoln Aviator at the Chicago Assembly plant, Ford is greasing the wheels with a $1 billion cash injection, adding 500 jobs in the process. The money, destined for both Chicago Assembly and a nearby stamping plant, will ensure three crucial products make […] The post As Ford Dumps Money on Chicago, the Month-old Ranger Sees Its First Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Recalls, Ford, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Ford Ranger, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Chicago Assembly, Lincoln Aviator, Ford Dumps Money


2020 Nissan Rogue Sport gets a face-lift to help it stand out from the crowd

The 2020 Nissan Rogue gets some exterior styling changes to help differentiate it from the larger Nissan Rogue. The Rogue Sport also gets more standard driver-assist tech for the new model year. The post 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport gets a face-lift to help it stand out from the crowd appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Crossovers, Nissan, Chicago Auto Show, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Rogue Sport, Nissan Rogue The Rogue Sport


2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Puts Its Best Face Forward

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Nissan revealed its plans to slot the North American version of its Qashqai crossover between the Juke and Rogue. While the company ultimately decided to call the model the “Rogue Sport” in the United States, replacing the Juke with the Kicks shortly thereafter, the rest of the plan […] The post 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Puts Its Best Face Forward appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Crossovers, Nissan, New Cars, Chicago Auto Show, Qashqai, Nissan Qashqai, News Blog, Refresh, Cuv, Compact Crossovers, Nissan Rogue Sport, Rogue Sport, Facelifts, 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport


Beyond Adventure: Toyota’s RAV4 – Yes, the RAV4 – Gets the TRD Treatment

After last year’s Camry and Avalon surprise, it should come as no shock that Toyota’s keen to expand TRD branding beyond its body-on-frame trucks and SUVs. Frankly, the automaker ran out of BOF vehicles to tune for the trail. Enter the RAV4, redesigned for 2019 and still no one’s idea of a hardcore off-roader. While […] The post Beyond Adventure: Toyota’s RAV4 – Yes, the RAV4 – Gets the TRD Treatment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, New Cars, Chicago Auto Show, News Blog, BOF, Product Planning, Toyota RAV4, 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road


U.K.’s ‘advanced’ self-driving car trials won’t require human safety drivers

The U.K. government has announced plans for 'advanced' trials of self-driving cars, with no human safety drivers on board. The U.K. has promised fully self-driving cars on the road by 2021. The post U.K.’s ‘advanced’ self-driving car trials won’t require human safety drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Emerging Tech, U K


Caving to buyer demand, Toyota finally begins adding Android Auto to its cars

For years, Toyota refused to offer Android Auto due to valid privacy and security concerns. That's finally changing for the 2020 model year, as four models will offer Android Auto compatibility. The post Caving to buyer demand, Toyota finally begins adding Android Auto to its cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A Refined Point of View: trashhand’s Chicago

We tap the architectural photographer to help launch the 2020 Range Rover Evoque The 2020 Range Rover Evoque is all about refinement—it’s entirely redesigned, but immediately recognizable. Land Rover’s city-focused compact luxury SUV makes its US debut today at the Chicago Auto Show and we tapped local architecture and street photographer trashhand to help us explore what refinement means to him. “People call Chicago a …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Photography, Design, Cars, US, Chicago, Architecture, Land Rover, Street Photography, Range Rover Evoque, Chicago Auto Show, Evoque, Range Rover, Rover Evoque, Compact SUVs


2020 Subaru Legacy Debuts In Chicago With Turbocharged Engine

The 2020 Subaru Legacy made its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. While most casual observers will probably assume the model has undergone a mild visual refresh, what’s actually on display is an entirely new vehicle. Whereas previous incarnations of the Legacy provided more of an upscale WRX experience, the outgoing sixth […] The post 2020 Subaru Legacy Debuts In Chicago With Turbocharged Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Toyota aims to turn its grocery-getter RAV4 into a genuine off-roader

Debuting at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road boasts rally-developed suspension and more aggressive styling. But does that make it a true off-road vehicle? The post Toyota aims to turn its grocery-getter RAV4 into a genuine off-roader appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Chicago Auto Show, Off-road, Toyota RAV4, 2019 Chicago auto show


You Can Have Your Ram Pickup With An Asymmetrical Split Tailgate

FCA will be introducing an unusual 'multifunction tailgate' as an option on the Ram 1500
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Open Letter to Suzuki – A Road Map to Bring the Jimny to America

(The following is an open letter from contributor Seth Parks, who, like many of us, holds a special fondness for the rugged little Suzuki Jimny – a vehicle available almost everywhere … except North America. We’ve added photos for your viewing pleasure.) Dear Mr. Takuya Sato, As EVP of Suzuki Motor of America, you are […] The post Open Letter to Suzuki – A Road Map to Bring the Jimny to America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Editorials, Autos, North America, Overseas, SUVs, Suzuki, Seth Parks, Suzuki Jimny, Jimny, Takuya Sato, Suzuki Motor of America


The Nineties are calling: November’s Kawasaki Zephyr 750

The Kawasaki Zephyr 750 is one of those under-the-radar bikes that deserves a higher profile. It played a big part in kickstarting the retro boom in Europe in the 90s, but mysteriously fell flat in the USA—despite outclassing the Honda CB750 Nighthawk on almost every front. “The stable, no-surprises Zephyr works like a standard is supposed to,” said Cycle World at the time. “We can’t imagine why this bike isn’t selling.” The Zephyr 750 has plenty of fans amongst riders in the UK, and two o...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Usa, UK, England, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Customs, PAUL, Kawasaki, Bridgeport, TIG, Linda, Brembo


The MkI VW Golf GTI Is A Legend, But The MkII Is The One I Want

After driving the first two generations of the Golf GTI back to back, the MkII shattered my expectations
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Off-Road All the Things: Sequoia TRD Pro, Mildly Refreshed Tacoma Appear in Chicago

Thanks to Toyota’s glacier-like design cycle, the full-sized Sequoia SUV looks largely the same as it did when it rolled off the ark in 2008. With seating for seven, the big body-on-frame rig harkens back to the days when SUVs were unapologetically truck-based. For 2020, the Big T is tossing some of its TRD Pro […] The post Off-Road All the Things: Sequoia TRD Pro, Mildly Refreshed Tacoma Appear in Chicago appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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KTM’s Nationwide Ride Orange Street Demo Program Announced

Get Ready to Ride Orange KTM announced its new schedule for its Ride Orange Street Demo program on its website. The event schedule shows the places and times that the demos will take place. The street demos will begin in Murrieta, CA, and continue around the nation as 2019 moves forwards. KTM is holding the first Ride Orange Street Demo at its headquarters, but the rest will be at dealerships in various states around the country. If you were hoping to get up close and personal with some of KTM’...
Tags: Motorcycles, KTM, Motorcycle News, Murrieta CA, Ride Orange Tour, Orange KTM, Orange Street Demo


2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Review: Steady & Comfortable

90 Good 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Overall Impression The interior is a strong point.Plenty of cargo space for a hybrid.It's not exactly sporty but it's efficient. Pros Fuel Economy Comfortable Interior Cons Entune Interface CVT Transmission Sedans are losing their appeal as SUVs and crossovers take a lion’s share of the market, but this sedan will get you to look twice. The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid received a complete makeover last year and it’s a good one. The ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Toyota, Epa, Denver, Amazon Alexa, Camry Hybrid, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Driving Dynamics


2020 Subaru Legacy gains 260-horsepower turbo engine, massive touchscreen

The 2020 Subaru Legacy midsize sedan is redesigned inside and out. The exterior may look largely unchanged but underneath, the Legacy boasts a new turbocharged engine and available 11.6-inch touchscreen. The post 2020 Subaru Legacy gains 260-horsepower turbo engine, massive touchscreen appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Subaru, Subaru Legacy, Sedans, 2019 Chicago auto show


Amazon, Sequoia invest in self-driving car startup Aurora

Aurora, the buzzy startup founded by early pioneers of self-driving car technology who led programs at Google, Tesla, and Uber, has raised more than $530 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia and includes “significant investment” from Amazon and T. Rowe Price Associates. The monster round pushes Aurora’s valuation near $2.5 billion. Aurora announced a $90 million Series A round last February from Greylock Partners  and Index Ventures, bringing its total raised to date to more than $620 mill...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Spacex, Tech, Automotive, Reid Hoffman, Greylock Partners, Greylock, Sequoia, Index Ventures, Pittsburgh, Chris Urmson, Aurora, Ian Smith, Urmson


AAA report: Freezing temps slash electric vehicle range almost in half

Extremely cold temperatures can decrease EV operating range by 41 percent, according to a report by the American Automobile Association. The excess battery drain results primarily from using the vehicle's HVAC to warm the interior. The post AAA report: Freezing temps slash electric vehicle range almost in half appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, AAA, American Automobile Association, Ev Range


2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: The Sedan With the Heart of a GTI

Big, hulking trucks may have stolen the spotlight in the lead-up to the Chicago Auto Show, but Volkswagen still holds an interest in plain ol’ cars. In the interest of preserving your interest in said cars, VW took its new-for-2019 Jetta sedan into the shop and hauled out the surgical instruments. The first component removed was […] The post 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: The Sedan With the Heart of a GTI appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen Jetta, GTI, Jetta, News Blog, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI


The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI spices up the compact sedan segment

Volkswagen unveiled the 2019 Jetta GLI at the annual Chicago Auto Show. The hot-rodded model receives a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from the GTI plus an array of brake and suspension upgrades. The post The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI spices up the compact sedan segment appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, GTI, Sports Sedan, Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 2019 Chicago auto show, Volkswagen Jetta GTI


C Is for Chassis: Ram’s Biggest Goes to Work

Dropping its third truck shoe for 2019, Ram unveiled its light- and medium-duty chassis cab options at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. Built to take on whatever application the buyers chooses, the stripped-down trucks offer up the same updates seen on the 2019 Ram HD, including its newly upgraded Cummins inline-six diesel. Offered in […] The post C Is for Chassis: Ram’s Biggest Goes to Work appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Chicago Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Cummins, News Blog, Ram Chassis Cab, 2019 Ram chassis cab, Chassic Cabs, Ram 4500, Ram 5500


A New Helmet Survey Shows Many Motorcyclist Wear the Wrong Helmet Size

Your Lid Can’t Protect You If It Doesn’t Stay On According to a new survey performed by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), around 25 percent of motorcyclists wear the wrong size helmet. The survey also revealed that around 20 percent of riders said their helmet almost came off in a crash. The video below shows how a helmet can come off or come partially off a rider’s head in an accident. The study first began in 2014, according to Visordown, and the laboratory’s work continues today. It’s...
Tags: Motorcycles, Helmet, Motorcycle News, Transport Research Laboratory, Visordown, Clothing Safety, Transport Research Laboratory TRL


Toyota’s aging Sequoia gets a shot of adrenaline with TRD Pro off-road model

The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is the latest model in Toyota's TRD Pro line of off-roaders. The Sequoia gets upgraded suspension, and all TRD Pro models get new infotainment systems for 2020. The post Toyota’s aging Sequoia gets a shot of adrenaline with TRD Pro off-road model appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, SUVs, Off-road, Toyota Sequoia, 2019 Chicago auto show


2020 Kia Sportage gets a bigger standard touchscreen and more driver aids

The 2020 Kia Sportage rolls into the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with small but significant updates. Kia tweaked the exterior styling, added an 8.0-inch touchscreen as standard equipment, and gave the Sportage more driver aids. The post 2020 Kia Sportage gets a bigger standard touchscreen and more driver aids appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Chicago, Crossovers, Kia, Kia Sportage, Sportage, 2019 Chicago auto show



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