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Portent for U.S.? Ford Says European Production Offline Until ‘At Least’ May 4th

The novel coronavirus pandemic took hold in Europe before invading the U.S., which is why anyone hoping for a quick restart of the domestic manufacturing sector might want to forget about the month of April. On Friday, Ford said its European assembly operations will remain offline until at least the first week of May. Only […] The post Portent for U.S.? Ford Says European Production Offline Until ‘At Least’ May 4th appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Production, Ford, Autos, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Coronavirus, Ford of Eueope


Now boondocking at the Hot Well Dunes BLM Campground

Thursday, April 2Did mostly nothing all day but hang out by and in the URRV, reading books, cooking meals, puttering around and just trying out the "do nothing" concept.  No riding!  Spent way too much coming to grips with a "Hate Message" I received from a nut job in Oregon, he didn't like my April Fool's Day posting involving Baboquivari Peak.  Anyways, moving on.Friday, April 3Displaced from the campsite in the Santa Margarita Ranch and drove through Tucson via the I-10 Super Slab, taking the...
Tags: Oregon, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Santa Margarita Ranch, Tucson, Benson AZ, Yagi, California More, RV Trips, Imperial Sand Dunes, Bowie AZ, Yagi Rides, Javelina Peak, Doh Yagi


Busy stadiums? Rental cars flood Dodger, Angel stadium parking lots

Empty parking lots have become a familiar sight as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage Southern California’s business community. With meetings, conferences and most other face-to-face activities now being conducted online or not at all, parking lots look like virtual ghost towns. But Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium and Santa Anita Park are overflowing with thousands of rental cars that are sitting idle amid a severe downturn in travel. Hundreds of rental cars are being temporarily parke...
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Hertz, Martini, Los Angeles Angels, Southern California, Alamo, Avis Budget Group, Angel Stadium, Hertz Global Holdings, Santa Anita, Thrifty


How to disable Apple CarPlay

Not everyone will want to use Apple CarPlay -- here is how to disable CarPlay on your vehicle without hassle.
Tags: Apple, Cars, Trends, How-to, Apple Car Play, Car infotainment


Audi RS 3 Nardo Edition: Quick, Cool & Available (But Limited!)

The 2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo Edition is quick, cool, and available! Well, kinda available that is. Only 200 units will be produced for the U.S. market. While we imagine Nardo is a reference to the town in southern Italy, this special RS 3 is only for true blue enthusiasts. “The standard RS fixed sport suspension allows for increased agility and enhanced cornering capabilities on and off the track,” reads a statement from Audi about the RS 3 Nardo Edition. “Building on the success of this model, ...
Tags: Italy, Nvidia, Autos, Audi, Berlin Germany, Alcantara, Detroit Michigan, TFSI, Audi of America Inc, Nardo, MMI, Car News, Nardo Gray, Automoblog, Black Optic, Gearhead Media LLC


QOTD: So, What’s Happening This Weekend?

Hey all. Big plans this weekend? Lots of stuff going on? Yours truly plans to finally swap his car’s cheap winter rubber for equally cheap, corner-carving summer slicks (55 series — OH YEAH) in order to drive…. nowhere. Absolutely nowhere. Then, if there’s time, maybe I’ll take a nighttime run in the only place where […] The post QOTD: So, What’s Happening This Weekend? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


NASCAR Delays Next-generation Stock Car Until 2022

On Thursday, NASCAR announced the planned debut of the next-generation stock car is being pushed back until 2022. The new breed was originally expected to take the field at next year’s Daytona 500, but the COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly made that impossible. “Due to challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, the debut of the Next […] The post NASCAR Delays Next-generation Stock Car Until 2022 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Development, Racing, Autos, R&D, Delays, Nascar, Motorsport, Daytona, News Blog, Next-gen NASCAR, Stock Car


BMW Reveals the R 18 Cruiser

It’s Finally Here BMW revealed the R 18 today, and the bike is no joke. The motorcycle looks almost as good as the concepts did. The BMW R18 is the company’s first motorcycle with its new 1,800cc boxer twin-engine. BMW did a virtual reveal of the bike and streamed it on YouTube. I’ve included the video reveal below, but before you get to that, let’s go over what BMW actually showed off. BMW will sell an R 18 First Edition right off the bat. From there it will run into the standard model for cer...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, Asc, Vance Hines, First Edition, BMW R 18, Roland Sands Design Mustang Seats


GM and Honda are co-developing two new electric vehicles due to arrive in 2024

GM and Honda will jointly develop two new electric vehicles slated for 2024, the latest move by the two automakers to deepen their existing partnership. Under the plan, the automakers will focus on their respective areas of expertise. Honda will design the exterior and interiors of the new electric vehicles; GM will contribute its new electric vehicle architecture and Ultium batteries. This new architecture, which GM unveiled last month to showcase its own EV plans, is capable of 19 different ba...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, United States, Gm, Fuel Cell, Honda, North America, Driver, Onstar, General-motors, Fuel Cells, Isuzu


Happy Hundredth: Mazda Rolls Out Commemorative Models

While buying a new car has recently fallen in popularity in the Western world, taking a backseat to things like experimenting with rice in the kitchen, watching your neighbor’s dog through a sealed window, and repairing that antique pencil sharpener you bought 8 years ago, the business of selling cars continues. In Japan, where social […] The post Happy Hundredth: Mazda Rolls Out Commemorative Models appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Special Editions, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Anniversary Edition


Here’s the new BMW R18, with specs, prices and more

It’s been ten months since BMW Motorrad threw the wraps off the Concept R18 prototype. Today we’re finally getting a clear look at the production cruiser, ending weeks of rampant speculation and spy shots. The R18 plays on two levels. On one hand, it’s a bid from BMW to tackle the cruiser (ergo, the US) market. On the other, it’s a nod to the boxer motor’s heritage—even more so than the wildly popular R nineT. The price for the showroom bike will be $17,495 (standard model) or $19,870 (upmar...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Germany, US, Munich, Motorcycles, Bmw, Bob, Harley, BMW Motorrad, UCC, BMW motorcycles, Motorcycle Reviews, CW Zon, Milwaukee Eight, Ronna Noren


2021 Hyundai Elantra: When a Compact Sedan Grows Up

Just when we thought conventional four-door sedans were afterthoughts, along comes the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. From the onset, the Elantra is a bigger, sleeker, and wider car, which is great if you want to lead the supersized compact segment dominated by the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. I have an inkling for Elantras in general. I’ve driven lots of Elantras over the years, although I never had the chance of owning one. And the introduction of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra makes me think I was mi...
Tags: Alabama, Autos, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Mazda, Evo, Hyundai Elantra, Munoz, Hyundai Motor Group, Mitsubishi Lancer, Jose Munoz, Parametric, Hyundai Motor America, DOHC


Honda will use General Motors technology to build two electric cars

Collaboration doesn't mean the companies are now best buddies
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Honda, Electric Cars


See You in September? Beijing Motor Show Delayed

The organizers of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition have rescheduled the event on account of the novel coronavirus. Originally slated to cap off April, the trade show will now be held between September 26th and October 5th. While China is supposedly coming out of health crisis in better shape than a lot of other countries, there […] The post See You in September? Beijing Motor Show Delayed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Beijing, Autos, Delays, Trade Shows, Beijing Motor Show, News Blog, Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Auto China 2020


2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo Edition is aimed at enthusiasts who revere handling

Filed under: Audi,Luxury,Performance,sedan Continue reading 2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo Edition is aimed at enthusiasts who revere handling 2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo Edition is aimed at enthusiasts who revere handling originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 3 Apr 2020 12:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Luxury, Autos, Performance, Audi, Sedan, Nardo Edition, Audi Luxury Performance


In Review: 2020 Toyota Tacoma

For 2020, the Tacoma's choices slim down a bit: the four-cylinder is gone, and all models are 4x4 only. But it's still obvious why it's a popular little truck, and you can find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Tacoma, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Rare Rides: Extended Luxury With the 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver

Have you ever wished for a very luxurious coupe for grand touring purposes — one with an unconventional engine placement and the underpinnings of an economy car? Well, we’ve got a car for you: the 1988 Zimmer Quicksilver. First, the brand. Zimmer was founded in 1978 as a coachwork company in Syracuse, New York. The […] The post Rare Rides: Extended Luxury With the 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Zimmer, Syracuse New York, Zimmer Quicksilver


Coronavirus Impact: Canadian Auto Sales Drive Off a Cliff

Mirroring its southern neighbor, Canadian auto sales took a dive last month as measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect across the country. First-quarter volume, as a result, fell roughly 20 percent across the industry, with March’s decline pegged at 48 percent by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (via Bloomberg). Still, amid all […] The post Coronavirus Impact: Canadian Auto Sales Drive Off a Cliff appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Bloomberg, Canada, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Auto Sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, News Blog, Q1 2020 auto sales


Check Out the Limited Edition VELDT x CRD Helmet

Expensive, Exclusive VELDT does some great collaborations on motorcycle helmets, and the most recent is with Cafe Racer Dreams (CRD). As you can imagine, the VELDT x CRD helmet is a beautiful blend of old-school cafe racer styling and new-school helmet technology and construction. The helmet features a unique full-face design with a sun visor and chin bar attached to what would otherwise be a killer retro-styled open face helmet.  According to the company, this is the fourth Builder Edition Col...
Tags: Motorcycles, Madrid, ECE, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Helmets, CRD, Cafe Racer Dreams, VELTD


Have a Honda CBF125 and Looking for a Good Shop Manual? Haynes Has You Covered

For Our Readers Outside of the U.S. We primarily focus on North American bikes, but there are so many good motorcycles in Europe, India, and other areas of the world. One of these bikes is the Honda CBF125. Haynes, the maker of fantastic shop manuals for various vehicles, reached out to us and shared the fact that the publisher has a new manual for the Honda CBF125. This small commuter bike was sold outside of the U.S. and is a great little motorcycle from what I hear. For those readers who are...
Tags: Mexico, Book Reviews, Canada, Motorcycles, Honda, Haynes, Europe India, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Honda Cbf125


KTM Pulls Out of Motorcycle Shows in Wake of COVID-19

No Intermot or EICMA I recently reported on the fact that BMW would not attend Intermot or EICMA due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now KTM and all of the brands that fall under the KTM umbrella will not be at those shows either. In fact, the company will withdrawal from all global trade shows for the rest of the year. The company cited COVID-19 as the reason for it. In a press release, the company said the following: “The proper planning of such events is currently at risk due to the uncertainty...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, KTM, Motorcycle News, EICMA, Intermot, KTM AG, Coronavirus, COVID


Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Car?

Seen any advertisements for new cars lately? They probably feature attractive prices and generous financing options. It’s not due to a dramatic change of heart by automakers; trust me, they still want to make a profit. Cars are cheap now because the coronavirus is keeping people at home—and holding off on the plan…Read more...
Tags: Saving Money, Cars, Lifehacks, Car Shopping


Motorcycle Survival Tips for These Dark Times

Keep Your Motorcycle Close In these strange and dark COVID-19-filled days keeping alive is paramount. So, that’s why when I saw the guys over at FortNine were sharing some motorcycle-related survival tips, I thought it best to share it with you all. I doubt the tips here will help you all that much if you’re in quarantine at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but I wanted a reason to share some excellent video content, so I have seized my chance. The video does a great job of showing you wha...
Tags: Video, Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, These Dark Times, FortNine, Ryan F9


The Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is Making A Comeback

After a pretty dismal outing in 2003, the famous name first brought to production in 1968 is finally making a return to Ford’s lineup for 2021
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Mustang Mach


In the wake of COVID-19, UK puts up £20M in grants to develop resilient tech for critical industries

Most of the world — despite the canaries in the coal mine — was unprepared to cope with the coronavirus outbreak that’s now besieging us. Now, work is starting to get underway both to help manage what is going on now and better prepare us in the future. In the latest development, the UK government today announced that it will issue £20 million ($24.5 million) in grants of up to £50,000 each to startups and other businesses that are developing tools to improve resilience for critical industries —...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Enterprise, Education, Entertainment, Government, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Policy, Automotive, Biotech


In the wake of COVID-19, UK puts up £20M in grants to develop resilience tech for critical industries

Most of the world — despite the canaries in the coal mine — was unprepared to cope with the coronavirus outbreak that’s now besieging us. Now, work is starting to get underway both to help manage what is going on now and better prepare us in the future. In the latest development, the UK government today announced that it will issue £20 million ($24.5 million) in grants of up to £50,000 each to startups and other businesses that are developing tools to improve resilience for critical industries —...
Tags: Food, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Enterprise, Education, Entertainment, Government, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Policy, Automotive, Biotech


Ford Fondly Remembers Cash for Clunkers

With social distancing measures throwing automotive sales straight into the dumpster, Ford is reportedly getting ready to float some interesting ideas by the U.S. government. It’s vying for a stimulus deal aimed at giving the industry a jump start after the health crisis posed by the novel coronavirus subsides. One of the models Ford’s pushing is […] The post Ford Fondly Remembers Cash for Clunkers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Mark LaNeve, Cash-for-Clunkers, COVID-19, Economic Stimulus


This INR 19 lakh electric Classic (Photon) is an EV Royal Enfield may never launch

Last year, Royal Enfield confirmed that it has started working on electric...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield, EV Royal Enfield


2020 Mahindra TUV300 Plus (facelift) spotted on test yet again [Update]

Update: The new Mahindra TUV300 Plus has been spied on test again. The...
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Outsource to Detroit: GM Workers to Build Hondas Under EV Agreement

Sometimes, if you find yourself lagging behind the pack and eagerly wish for a quick way to catapult yourself ahead, it makes sense to piggyback on someone else’s work. And in the realm of electric vehicles — brow-furrowingly pricey and time-consuming to develop as they are — automakers are coming to the conclusion that perhaps […] The post Outsource to Detroit: GM Workers to Build Hondas Under EV Agreement appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Honda, Detroit, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Joint Development, GM Workers



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