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2019 Toyota RAV4 review

The 2019 RAV4 shows that Toyota is serious about moving its leading compact crossover upscale to near-premium status, and making it more capable as an off-highway vehicle. But will it lose the RAV4’s historic affordability in the process? The post 2019 Toyota RAV4 review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Crossovers, Toyota, SUVs, Toyota RAV4, 2019 Toyota RAV4


Report: Google’s Waymo seeks outside investment and a sky-high valuation

Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle subsidiary Waymo may raise outside capital for the first time at a valuation “at least several times” that of Cruise, the General Motors-owned autonomous vehicle business worth nearly $15 billion, according to a report published by The Information on Monday. We’ve reached out to our sources to confirm. Waymo didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Waymo, which is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is a cash-intensive unit. Raising capit...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Softbank, Tech, General-motors, Cruise, Automotive, Gm, Venture Capital, Autonomous Vehicles, Shell, Silver Lake, John Krafcik, Ruth Porat, Phoenix, Ford Google


Tesla issues $13.8M in stock to buy trailers in bid to improve electric vehicle deliveries

Tesla is using more than $13 million worth of stock to buy trucks and trailers that will transport its electric vehicles to customers, the latest effort by the automaker to improve its logistics and delivery services. Instead of using cash, Tesla  issued $13.8 million in stock, a new securities filing posted Monday shows. Tesla used 49,967 shares at a maximum price of $277.05 a share as of Feb. 12 to buy the trailers from Central Valley Auto Transport. The California-based company specializes...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Central Valley Auto Transport, Central Valley Auto Transport Inc


ICON’s Reengineered 1966 Ford Bronco Up For Auction

With a percentage of the profits going to the Autotype Emerging Designer Scholarship Program, there’s a striking custom Autotype + Icon “Old School” BR #66 up for auction online now. This rebuild of a 1966 Ford Bronco (bright orange, of course) is impeccably executed, with a proprietary ICON Art Morrison chassis and coil-over suspension along with a removable full hard top. The auction ends this Friday, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Ford, Auction, Trucks, Icon, Vintage, Rebuild, Morrison, Ford Bronco, Moore & Giles


FCA Fine Flying Solo, Equally Happy With Help

With Sergio Marchionne gone, most assumed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would swiftly enact the late CEO’s plan to convince another automaker to partner with the company. Until recently, FCA was viewed as a dinosaur within the industry — limping along since its Fiat acquisition with a lineup of unpopular European imports and oversized American vehicles that couldn’t possibly endure […] The post FCA Fine Flying Solo, Equally Happy With Help appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Industry, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Dodge, Auto Sales, Car Sales, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley


GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire at least 1,000 engineers by end of year

GM Cruise plans to hire hundreds of employees over the next nine months, doubling its engineering staff, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of the year. Arden Hoffman, who helped scale Dropbox, will leave the file-sharing and storage company to head up human resources at Cruise. The GM subsidiary, which has more than 1,000 employees, is expanding its office space i...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Cloud Storage, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Cruise, Automotive, Computing, Gm, Dropbox, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda


GM Cruise snags Dropbox HR head to hire 1,000 engineers by the end of the year

GM Cruise plans to hire 1,000 more engineers over the next nine months, TechCrunch has learned. It’s an aggressive move by the autonomous vehicle technology company to double its size as it pushes to deploy a robotaxi service by the end of the year. Arden Hoffman, who helped scale Dropbox, will leave the file-sharing and storage company to head up human resources at Cruise. The GM subsidiary is expanding its office space in San Francisco to accommodate the growth. GM Cruise will keep its head...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Cloud Storage, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Cruise, Automotive, Computing, Gm, Dropbox, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda


How to Pass a State Vehicle Inspection

Think about treating your car’s health similarly to how you treat your own health. No one enjoys going to the doctor (or the repair shop), but preventative maintenance is the key to longevity. If you give your car the attention it needs when it’s giving you signs that something isn’t quite right, then you’ll avoid a costly repair or vehicle inspection failure further down the road. Each vehicle comes with OEM-recommended scheduled maintenance guidelines, so if you stick to those service int...
Tags: Autos, SRS


Parents Are Buying Loads of Cars for Their Adult Children

It looks as though more parents are increasingly paying for the transportation needs of their (sometimes very old) children. Thanks largely to abandoning the important job of parenthood, a Bank of America survey a discovered small portion of adults between age 23 and 37 are now able to put away legitimate savings. However, the prevalence […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Debt, Bank Of America, Data, Millennials, Used Cars, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Statistics, Auto Sales, Reports, Baby Boomers, News Blog, Auto Loans, Sign of the Times, Studies & Reports


Speaking of Names, Add ‘Macan’ to the List of Dustbin Contenders

After creating ripples throughout the automotive community by announcing an all-electric next-generation Macan small crossover, Porsche might go a step further and ditch the model’s name altogether. Talk about severing links to the past… Speaking to Australia’s Wheels (h/t to Motor Trend), Blume laid out his brand’s electrification strategy — a product plan which must tread carefully, lest […] The post Speaking of Names, Add ‘Macan’ to the List of Dustbin Contenders appeared first on The Truth A...
Tags: Australia, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Blume, Macan, Porsche Macan, News Blog, Product Planning, Nameplates, Model Names


Vagabund’s R nine T custom comes with official approval

Most of us take it for granted that we can modify our bikes. As long as the VIN number is correct and the modifications are not visibly unsafe, there’s rarely a problem. But in some countries, the regulations are real tough. Several territories in Southeast Asia make it virtually impossible to register a custom bike. And in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, there’s the notorious TÜV system. TÜV requires official approval for almost every modified part fitted to a bike. The frame cannot be...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Southeast Asia, Austria, Motorcycles, Bmw, PAUL, Remus, Graz, Germany Switzerland, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Rizoma, Stefan Leitner, Vagabund Moto


Porsche Celebrates 50 Winning Years Of 917 History With A Special Museum Exhibition

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Tags: History, Racing, Porsche, Autos, Porsche Museum, Porsche 917, 917, Porsche Race Cars


New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name

In its big February plant and product announcement, Fiat Chrysler said its Mack Avenue engine facility will give way to SUV production, describing the first vehicle to emerge from the repurposed plant as a “three-row, full-size Jeep SUV.” Given that the next-generation Grand Cherokee will also call the plant home, and that the two models […] The post New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Heritage, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Product Planning, Nameplates, Mack Avenue


An underground loop looks to lessen the hordes of foot traffic in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority wants to tap Elon Musk's The Boring Company to create a loop of underground tunnels that would use autonomous electric vehicles to move passengers at high speeds. The post An underground loop looks to lessen the hordes of foot traffic in Las Vegas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Las Vegas, Emerging Tech, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Boring Company


Ghosn Tries to Speak With Alliance Board Over Big Changes, Blocked by Court

Rather than focus entirely on his upcoming court case, Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, attempted to gain access to a meeting at Nissan Motor Co. to explain himself to the board. Unfortunately for the fallen industry titan, the Tokyo District Court said such a meeting would violate the terms of his bail by […] The post Ghosn Tries to Speak With Alliance Board Over Big Changes, Blocked by Court appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Court, Mergers, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Meetings, Renault, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co, Tokyo District Court, News Blog, Mitsubishi Alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Auto Alliances


Our Favorite Porsches For Sale This Week: Volume 131

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The New Seat Leon Cupra R ST Is A Carbon-Fest Estate With Fettled Suspension

The 'ST' estate version of the Leon Cupra has been given the R treatment, which involves carbonfibre and copper accents plus tweaked suspension
Tags: Autos, Leon Cupra


2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Review – Hope

Let’s face it. Most Toyotas are boring. Sure, enthusiasts get tossed the occasional bone – the 86 and the upcoming (controversial) Supra – but otherwise, the lineup doesn’t excite. I believe that there are gearheads deep within the bowels of Toyota R&D, however. Those who recall the days when several proper performance cars shared a […] The post 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Review – Hope appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Corolla, Supra, Toyota Corolla, 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback


Volkswagen plans more SUVs — and you might be able to subscribe to them

Volkswagen will add more SUVs to its lineup in the coming years. It's planning a five-seat version of the Atlas, and an entry-level crossover positioned below the Tiguan. The company isn't giving up on sedans, however. The post Volkswagen plans more SUVs — and you might be able to subscribe to them appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen


Gorgeous Concept Study Revealed To Celebrate Porsche 917's 50th Birthday

As part of its birthday celebrations for the iconic endurance racer, Porsche has revealed a 917 'concept study' that was actually built a few years ago and kept under wraps
Tags: Porsche, Autos


The Fuell Flow brings electric tech to Buell’s legendary cafe racers

If you were ever a fan of Buell’s motorbikes, you probably weren’t to happy to hear them being absorbed by Harley Davidson. Eric Buell (founder of Buell Motorbikes), however, has moved on and founded a new bike company, rather sardonically named Fuell. And this bike right here, is The Fuell Flow.Designed to be the vanguard of urban mobility, the Fuell Flow is a fully electric motorbike available in both 11kW and 35kW variants. With a comfortable 125 mile range, and a motor that sits on the rear ...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Flow, Motorcycle, Alfa Romeo, Frederic Vasseur, Buell, Buell Motorcycles, E bike, Fuell, Eric Buell, Harley Davidson Eric Buell, Buell Motorbikes, Frédéric Vasseur Formula


Porsche says it has collected more than 20K deposits for its Taycan electric car

The Porsche Taycan electric car is attracting substantial interest from customers. Porsche claims more than 20,000 people have put down four-figure deposits for the car, which goes on sale later this year. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Electric Cars, Porsche Taycan


Alfa Romeos Recalled for Cruise Control Fault

Fiat Chrysler is recalling around 60,000 Alfa Romeo models on the global stage to prevent the adaptive cruise control system from taking owners on an unwanted ride. The recall covers the entire lifespan of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV (2017-2019). Due to a software error, the cruise system in those models could continue operating, […] The post Alfa Romeos Recalled for Cruise Control Fault appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Recalls, Fca, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alfa Romeo, Alfa Romeo Giulia, News Blog, Stelvio, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Alfa Romeos Recalled for Cruise Control Fault


Majority of Americans Think Electric Vehicles Are The Future

A recent study examines public opinion and thought with regard to electric vehicles.  The results are largely positive, with respondents saying EVs are viable for the future.  Would you consider owning an EV as your next car? Why or why not? Let us know on Twitter.  It seems Americans are truly warming up to the thought of owning an electric car. This is evidenced in the latest study published in Volvo Reports: The State of Electric Vehicles in America conducted by Volvo Cars and Harris Poll. ...
Tags: California, America, Magazine, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Epa, Oklahoma, Nissan, Car Tech, Volvo, Vermont, AAA, Tesla Motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Nissan Leaf


New Plan! Tesla Decides to Keep Stores, Raise Prices

It’s hard to keep up with the endless tweaks and about-faces made to Tesla’s short-term sales and pricing strategies. Some automakers roll out changes and stick to them for years; Tesla pulls over and adjusts its near-term operations from a rest stop off the side of the interstate. The latest change to Tesla’s game plan […] The post New Plan! Tesla Decides to Keep Stores, Raise Prices appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Stores, Pricing, News Blog


Defect in car security system aids carjackers, thieves

Since 2016, there have been multiple instances of attacks on keyless entry car-locks, and there's a burgeoning industry of expensive ($5000) aftermarket alarm systems that are billed as protecting your car from these radio attacks on its security. Pen-Test Partners evaluated several of these systems and found that the two leading models, Pandora and Viper (AKA "Clifford") were very defective, with a mix of vulnerabilities that allow attackers to track cars in realtime, extract the car and i...
Tags: Security, Video, UK, News, Pandora, Automotive, Infosec, Moscow, Petard, Clifford, Pen Test Partners, Adversarial Computing, There's an App for That, Ken Munro Pen


Can-Am to Hold Multi-City Ride Events for Ryker

Want to Test Out Life on Three Wheels? I’m not a particularly huge fan of the whole reverse trike thing, but I do think they have a place in the wonderful world of motorcycles. When it comes to reverse trikes, Can-Am is at the top, and now it wants to get more folks on the Ryker so it’s hosting some events in multiple states.  The Can-Am Ryker Ride Show will be at 12 different cities across the country. The first event will occur on March 14-16 and then go on from there. The point of each event...
Tags: Toronto, Atlanta, Motorcycles, Washington Dc, Dallas, Miami, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Denver, Orlando, Motorcycle News, Ryker, Can-Am Motorcycles, Can-Am Ryker


QOTD: Any Bad Takes, Man?

Gearheads love to argue about stuff: Ford vs Chevy, Evo vs WRX, Senna vs Prost. There’s only one answer to that last one, by the way. Inevitably, someone tells us we have an incredibly bad take on something, and we’re forced to defend our unpopular opinion. Click through and let us know yours in the […] The post QOTD: Any Bad Takes, Man? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 911, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Bad Take, Rear Wiper, Unpopular, Chevy Evo


Indian Teams Up With Jack Daniels for the Limited Edition Dark Horse

Whiskey and Motorcycles Don’t Usually Mix This Well Whiskey and motorcycles are usually best enjoyed separately, but Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniels thought their brands were complimentary enough to put out a special Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse bike. In all honesty, the brands do compliment each other well, and many Indian riders likely enjoy a little Old No. 7 from time to time. The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse is a bike with a ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Jack Daniels, Don, Jack Daniel, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle, Heavy Metal Crystal Thunder Black Vivid Crystal


Audi conjures summoning circle for 'Avants in the U.S.'

Filed under: Etc.,Audi,Wagon,Future,Luxury,Performance Could this signal the A6 Avant and RS6 Avant are headed our way?Continue reading Audi conjures summoning circle for 'Avants in the U.S.' Audi conjures summoning circle for 'Avants in the U.S.' originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autos, Audi, Audi A6, Audi Rs6 Avant, Audi A6 Avant, Avants



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