Report: Toyota Tundra, Tacoma to Share a Platform

What is it with all of this pickup news today? Where are all the new sedans? Oh right. Anyway, in a burst of efficiency-minded thinking, Toyota is reportedly developing a single truck platform to replace those found beneath the midsize Tacoma and ancient, full-size Tundra. Sources at the automaker say it’s close to completion, and […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Tacoma, Platforms, Toyota Tacoma, News Blog, Toyota Tundra, Product Planning, Tundra, Toyota Tundra Tacoma

Zig Zagging

Only a short ride of around 90km this weekend.  I'd done a little maintenance job on the WR and thought that like a little like a Gurkha's kukri, the bike couldn't be put back in the shed without a quick squirt. After topping up with a ridiculous amount of fuel (5.5L), I puttered out of town and made for Watershed Road to hit some gravel as soon as possible. Again it took me a little while to [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, Dirty fun, Mighty Mouse, Watershed Road

In review: 2019 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

If you want a Yaris that's a Toyota, you need to act now -- and if you want a Yaris that's a Mazda, you have to wait a bit. Say what? Well, find out more in my review at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Mazda, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader

Mercedes-Benz will give the tech-savvy 2020 CLA more power at New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz introduced the second-generation CLA during CES 2019, and it will expand the lineup when it unveils a midrange model named CLA 35 at the upcoming 2019 New York Auto Show. The post Mercedes-Benz will give the tech-savvy 2020 CLA more power at New York Auto Show appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, New York Auto Show, Mercedes Benz, CLA, CES 2019

The Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Is A Niche-Busting, 302bhp 'Coupe'

Following on from the A35 saloon, Mercedes has now given its CLA the half-fat AMG treatment
Tags: Autos, Mercedes, Amg, CLA

Dealer Check-up Reveals Widespread Profit Loss

U.S. light-vehicle dealers reported an operating loss for the first time since the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) began collecting data in 2009. While everyone continues reporting pretax net profits, concerns are beginning to swell around their dependency on factory incentives, which are not included in operating tabulations. NADA’s analysis of 2019’s first-quarter auto sales shows […] The post Dealer Check-up Reveals Widespread Profit Loss appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Stats, Autos, Profits, Auto Sales, Car Sales, Reports, Incentives, NADA, Car Dealers, Sales Data, News Blog, Dealer News, National Automobile Dealers Association NADA, Automotive Market, Incentive Spending, North American Dealers Association

2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD Review

With good looks and an athletic chassis, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is one of the better looking and handling crossovers. Mazda’s baby CUV struggles as a daily driver, lacking the interior space, usability, and comfortable ride of its competitors. The post 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD Review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, SUV, Crossover, Mazda, All-wheel Drive, CX-3

Right on Cue, the 2019 Moab Easter Jeep Safari Concepts Have Arrived

Every year, the Easter Jeep Safari treats us to a batch of Fiat Chrysler’s finest off-road concepts and breathes a little fun into the auto industry. While assuredly a marketing ploy, it’s one of the most enjoyable (and something this author eagerly waits for every spring). This year’s marketing proved a little more heavy-handed, thanks to […] The post Right on Cue, the 2019 Moab Easter Jeep Safari Concepts Have Arrived appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Moab, Autos, Concept Cars, Concepts, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Off-roading, Jeep Easter Safari, Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep Gladiator, Custom Jeeps

Our Favorite Porsches For Sale This Week: Volume 133

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Tags: Autos

Fiat Chrysler Ponies Up $110 Million to Soothe Angry Investors

A lawsuit filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles way back in 2015 has reached its conclusion. In order to temper the ire of shareholders angered by the company’s EcoDiesel blunder and earlier suspension recall controversy, FCA has agreed to hand over $110 million, closing the door on a contentious chapter of its history. The suit covered […] The post Fiat Chrysler Ponies Up $110 Million to Soothe Angry Investors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Lawsuits, Autos, Fiat, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog

Australia: 2019 Nissan Pathfinder with Prices and Details

Released in the US some time ago, the brand-new 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has been recently announced in Australia as well. It comes with a new ST+ version and plenty of updates, which makes it extremely affordable for the average Australian driver. Prices start from $43,390 for the standard ST FWD and go up to $69,390 for the top of the line Ti 3WD 2.5L hybrid model. The mid-entry ST+AWD 3.5L V6 is also set at $48,090. You can find full prices released below by Auzzie magazine PerformanceDrive. 2...
Tags: Australia, US, Features, Autos, Ti, Nissan, Prices, CVT, Nissan Pathfinder, Stephen Lester, Pathfinder, Rear Door Alert, 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

Hyundai`s Top Luxury Car Genesis G80 Arrives in Australia This June, Prices and Details Already Confirmed

The South Korean-based carmaker Hyundai has announced during an interview that it would introduce its top car Genesis in Australia, starting this June, the model coming with a series of new exterior details, high-tech gadgetries inside the cabin and a much more reliable powertrain under the hood. In fact, to make things even better, the all-new 2019 Genesis G80 will arrive in two variants: the G80 3.8 with a price tag of $68,900 and the G80 3.8 Ultimate which will cost a higher $72,900. The mod...
Tags: Australia, Autos, Hyundai, Motor Exclusive Auto Industry News, Hyundai Genesis G80, G80, Genesis Motors Australia JW Lee, Dynamic Stability Control Noticeably

PSA Group, Always on the Prowl, Has One Eye on Jaguar Land Rover

There’s always that one guy who says, “If you ever getting around to selling that thing, call me first.” Usually, this statement is directed at a classic car that spends more time collecting dust than miles. In PSA Group’s case, the message involves another automaker. The French automaker, which hit Geneva last month looking for […] The post PSA Group, Always on the Prowl, Has One Eye on Jaguar Land Rover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Psa, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Geneva, Land Rover, Tata Motors, JLR, Carlos Tavares, News Blog, PSA Group, PSA Group Always

Japanese Motorcycle Manufacturers Want Swappable Batteries

This Could Move Electric Bikes Forward According to a recent press release, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all working together to develop battery swapping technology. It’s a unique consortium that would help drive electric motorcycle proliferation if the companies can come up with solutions that are effective. The goal is to combine forces and standardize battery swapping technology so it’s the same across all manufacturers and hopefully industry-wide. This would mean you can pull up ...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Yamaha, Could Move Electric Bikes Forward According, Honda Kawasaki Suzuki

Here’s Why We Don’t Post Videos of Ourselves Speeding

This seems like a silly public service announcement to have to make, but it’s imprudent to post videos of yourself breaking traffic laws. Beau Alan Rogel of Rankin County, Mississippi found that out the hard way after live streaming his attempt to break 180 mph in his wife’s 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. In the midst […] The post Here’s Why We Don’t Post Videos of Ourselves Speeding appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Youtube, Ford Mustang, Autos, Speeding, Law And Order, Mustang, Live Streaming, Crime And Punishment, Ford Mustang Shelby, News Blog, Crime & Punishment, Gt350, Rankin County Mississippi, Hot Legal Action, Beau Alan Rogel

Shareholders Boot Carlos Ghosn From Nissan Board

Nissan wasted no time in dropping Carlos Ghosn as company chairman after his initial November arrest, but the nature of business meant shareholders had to meet to vote him off the board. That meeting took place Monday morning in a Tokyo hotel. There, some 4,119 shareholders gathered to break Ghosn’s last tie to the company he […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Tokyo, Nissan, Renault, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, News Blog, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Nissan Board, Law And Roder

Be Prepared for an Emergency on the Road

Regardless of where you live, you are sure to experience some form of dangerous weather.  When severe weather occurs or your vehicle breaks down, you should always be prepared for an emergency.  Here in Wisconsin, the weather changes in an instant and you have to be ready for anything. This list is a great tool [...] The post Be Prepared for an Emergency on the Road appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: Travel, Automotive, Adoption, Wisconsin, Travel Safety, Emergency Road Kit

Jeep will let six mud-flinging concept trucks loose on the trails of Moab, Utah

Jeep has revealed six one-of-a-kind concept trucks based on the new Gladiator pickup. Some of the design studies channel the company's illustrious past, while others were developed with an eye on the future. The post Jeep will let six mud-flinging concept trucks loose on the trails of Moab, Utah appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Pickup Trucks, Jeep, Moab Utah

On the Horizon Appears … a New Frontier

“Change is the only constant in life,” said the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, who probably didn’t envision the remarkable lifespan of the second-generation Nissan Frontier. Debuting in 2004 as a 2005 model, the second-gen Frontier soldiers on as a rugged and more affordable option in the growing midsize field. But it’s this growing field that belatedly […] The post On the Horizon Appears … a New Frontier appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, New Frontier, Heraclitus, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Pickups, Nissan Frontier Debuting

FCA To Pay Tesla 'Hundreds Of Millions’ In EU Emissions Fine Dodge

In an astonishing work-around, Tesla vehicles in Europe will count towards FCA’s EU fleet average emissions
Tags: Europe, Tesla, Eu, Fca, Autos

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept: A Glimpse of Magnificence?

Mitsubishi says the Engelberg Tourer Concept can handle any and all weather conditions. Total driving range of the plug-in hybrid – engine and batteries combined – is over 430 miles. A special home charging system with solar panels accompanies the Engelberg Tourer Concept. The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer is more than a glimpse of magnificence from the once-mighty Japanese diamond star. It is proof that future crossover vehicles – whether plug-in hybrids or full-electric – will be far from bori...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Tesla, Switzerland, Autos, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Asc, Engelberg, Car News, Tesla Powerwalls, AWC, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc, Pajero Sport, Alvin Reyes

Evoke 6061's motor to deliver a massive 271 Nm of torque

As reported earlier, Evoke Motorcycles is preparing to enter the Indian market....
Tags: Autos

QOTD: Stick It to the Man?

Some days, it seems as if the world is on an unending march to eradicate the manual transmission from our North American automotive landscape. The 911, various trucks, you name it — soon, there won’t be a stick to fetch anywhere. Or will there? Fresh off writing a roundup of cars available in the Great […] The post QOTD: Stick It to the Man? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Manual, Qotd, Accord, News Blog, Save the Manuals, Question of the Day, Stickshift

Max Biaggi and Voxan Motors Will Attempt the Electric Motorcycle Speed Record

The Right Man for the Job If you didn’t know, Max Biaggi is a MotoGP racer and ambassador for the company Venturi, which owns Voxan Motors. Voxan Motors builds what it says is the fastest electric motorcycle in the world. The two have teamed up to try to break the electric motorcycle land speed record, according to Top Gear. The bike is called the Wattman. It makes 200 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor can spin up to 10,500 rpm and propel the motorcycle from a standstill to 100 mph...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Venturi, Biaggi, Motorcycle News, Voxan, Max Biaggi, Voxan Motors, Voxan Motors Voxan Motors, Jim Hoogerhyde

Hyundai Kona Electric spotted testing in Chennai, Launch later this year

IAB reader Prasanna Venkatesan has spotted a Hyundai Kona Electric on test near...
Tags: Autos, Iab, Hyundai Kona Electric, Chennai Launch, Prasanna Venkatesan

Will Honda Build a Gold Wing-Powered Leaning Trike?

Could the Niken Have Some Competition? Reverse trikes have been a thing for a while now, but Yamaha’s Niken is a unique one that leans while keeping both front wheels planted on the pavement. By most accounts, it is interesting and actually a very good motorcycle that presents a new option to the market. As you might expect, Yamaha isn’t the only one thinking about these types of vehicles.  It looks as though Honda is working on a very similar bike. At least, that’s what the company’s patent ap...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Yamaha, Motorcycle News, Niken, Honda patent, RideApart, Gold Wing Honda

Does the car an agent drives to a listing appointment matter?

When Courtney Clarke showed up to meet a potential client last month, the first thing she ended up talking about was her 2018 M5 BMW. The man, a mechanic, loved it.
Tags: Oregon, Listings, Marketing, Cars, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Louisiana, North Carolina, Illinois, Industry News, Vehicle, Select, Porche, Courtney Clarke, Listing Appointment

Piaggio announces CBS and ABS upgrade to entire Vespa and Aprilia range

Piaggio India has announced that the entire range of Vespa and Aprilia scooters...
Tags: Autos, Cbs, Piaggio, Piaggio India

Junkyard Find: 1978 Ford Mustang Stallion

After the first-generation Mustang went from frisky lightweight to bloated monstrosity, Ford transferred the name over to an economy car based on the Pinto. This proved to be a wise move, in light of certain geopolitical events that took place right around the time the first Mustang IIs began rolling into showrooms, but most of […] The post Junkyard Find: 1978 Ford Mustang Stallion appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Denver, Mustang, Special Editions, 1970s, Ford Pinto, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Malaise, Malaise Era, 1978, Ford Mustang II

Royal Enfield 650 Twins to get LED fog lamps and alloy wheels soon – Report

Royal Enfield will extend the range of accessories for its flagship...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield 650 Twins

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