Virus Won’t Stop the Rogue, Nissan Says

With assembly plants shut down in North America and overseas, supply chains thrown into disarray, and workers and salaried employees either furloughed or working from home, it’s only natural to question the timing of future products. When it comes to Nissan’s bread and butter, you needn’t bother. The automaker says virus or no, the next-generation […] The post Virus Won’t Stop the Rogue, Nissan Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, North America, Nissan, Nissan Rogue, Rogue Nissan, Rogue, News Blog, Product Planning

Homeward-bound, via New Mexico...

After a restless night, woke early and after breakfast headed out for some more dune pictures while the sun wasn't too high in the sky and things were cool.Different section of dunes, still close to the camping/staging area. After the above shot, I elected to back Fiona up instead of losing all the height advantage I'd gained for this spot.  This turned out to be quite the ordeal and I ended up smoking the clutch quite a bit to get her into the below spot. I waited ten minutes for ...
Tags: Motorcycles, New Mexico, BLM, Sunset, Martha, Fiona, Elephant Butte Lake, Yagi, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Truth or Consequences New Mexico, Monticello Road, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Volkswagen Explains Its Complicated Relationship With Electricity and Fuel

Like most legacy automakers, Volkswagen is casually walking back promises of electrification. As with self-driving cars, the technology behind new-energy vehicles is taking longer to mature than the industry would like. Meanwhile, the market — skewed as it is toward larger models — has been about as cooperative as a sugared-up child come bedtime. Despite governments […] The post Volkswagen Explains Its Complicated Relationship With Electricity and Fuel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Corporate Strategy, Green, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, EVs, Electrification, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Product Planning, E-fuels, Volkswagn

Cash Back for Not Driving – That’s Allstate’s Stand

With the coronavirus pandemic providing little in the way of silver linings (even rock-bottom gas prices aren’t much of a bonus if you’re living under lockdown orders), Allstate has provided one of its own. Given the vastly reduced number of vehicles on the road and the anticipated cratering in insurance claims, the provider is giving […] The post Cash Back for Not Driving – That’s Allstate’s Stand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Insurance, Autos, Allstate, Insurance Premiums, News Blog, Rebate

Openbay Is Available to Lyft Drivers for Convenient, Affordable Auto Repair

Automotive maintenance and repair is designated an essential business; Lyft drivers can access service in over 50 markets with Openbay During these unprecedented times, rideshare drivers still need to keep their vehicles running, and automotive maintenance and repair facilities have been designated to be an essential service by the government.  Lyft drivers who are in need of car repair can link their account and use Openbay for convenient, affordable auto service. Through their ongoing part...
Tags: Autos, Westchester NY Interested Lyft

3,516 Lightly Optioned Cars Burn in Florida

A weekend blaze cut short the lifespans of more than 3,500 vehicles packed tightly into a single massive overflow lot near Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida. While the cause of the vehicular firestorm has not yet been determined, the resulting carnage is something to see. Despite dozens of water drops by local sheriff’s […] The post 3,516 Lightly Optioned Cars Burn in Florida appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Florida, Autos, Accident, Fort Myers Florida, News Blog, Southwest Florida International Airport, Fleet Sales, Car Fire, Auto Rentals

The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

Hi, and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If this is your first time, hello; I’m glad you’re with us. I have started to publish a version of the newsletter on TechCrunch. That’s what you’re reading now. For the whole newsletter, which comes out every weekend, you can subscribe by heading over here, and clicking “The Station.” It...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Crowdsourcing, Washington, Germany, Boston, Berlin, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, Economy, Engineer, Service

Rare Rides: The Sturdy and Rare Daihatsu Rocky, From 1990

Today’s Rare Ride is a little off-road truck that hails from the era when a single SUV could be small, light, cheap, and capable. It’s an oft-forgotten Daihatsu Rocky, from 1990. Rare Rides featured the other Daihatsu sold in North America in a post from 2017; the cheap and cheerful Charade sedan. Though the Daihatsu brand has […] The post Rare Rides: The Sturdy and Rare Daihatsu Rocky, From 1990 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Daihatsu, Daihatsu Rocky

What To Know About Florida Car Insurance

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Florida has minimal auto insurance requirements, but it’s a good idea to pay more for broader coverage.Florida car insurance rates are among the highest in the U.S.Before you purchase car insurance, shop around to compare rates and get the best deal. Florida drivers pay some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the U.S. There are several reasons for that, and some of the factors ...
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Minor Miracle: Truck Sales Are Up

With some analysts now estimating the coronavirus outbreak’s cost to the automotive industry at as much as $100 billion, there’s not much reason to hope for any vehicle segment to trend in any direction but downward. However, domestic pickup sales have surprised us. Despite the industry taking it on the chin overall, domestic truck sales […] The post Minor Miracle: Truck Sales Are Up appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Ram, Fca, Gm, Autos, Truck, Automotive Industry, Chevrolet, Pickup Truck, Gmc, Pickups, News Blog, Truck Sales, Coronavirus, Pickup Sales

BuyaCar Offers Free Delivery And Warranties To Health Workers

Car Throttle sister brand Buyacar will be helping key workers keep moving during the Covid-19 crisis
Tags: Autos

In a Bid to Boost Appeal, Jeep Cherokee Dials Up the Lux

Before most of us were aware of the existence of coronavirus, Fiat Chrysler was idling its Jeep Cherokee plant to align production with falling sales. It certainly wasn’t the first time in recent memory. As the model grew in age, sales fell — to the tune of 20 percent in 2019. Cherokee production, like that […] The post In a Bid to Boost Appeal, Jeep Cherokee Dials Up the Lux appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Crossovers, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Cherokee, News Blog, Trims, Product Planning

MV Agusta Supports Varese Community Hospitals By Donating Testing Equipment

A Machine for Quick COVID-19 Testing MV Agusta is working to help Varese community hospitals deal with the Coronavirus. The company donated testing machinery able to process up to 96 swabs in just 30 minutes. The machine is called the QuantStudioTM 5 Real-Time PCR System and is produced by British Thermo Fisher Scientific. It will help address the growing needs for testing in the area. The best thing about this machine is that it has more capabilities beyond testing for COVID-19. It can be used...
Tags: Motorcycles, Varese, Thermo Fisher, AgustA, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, Coronavirus, Fondazione Circolo della Bonta Onlus, Agusta Motor, Fondazione Circolo della Bontà

Shark Helmets SKWAL2 Is Now Available With White LEDs

Extra Visibility Shark Helmets wanted to bring a little light into the world with a new version of the SKWAL2. The helmet is now offered in a Matte Grey color with white LED lights on the front and rear of the helmet. The lights on the front of the helmet are at the forehead and chin bar. On the rear of the helmet, the lights are located on either side of the rear spoiler. While these lights might just look like a styling element, they do serve a practical purpose. While they’re not going to ex...
Tags: Shark, Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Shark SKWAL2

Polish electric vehicle advocate lobbies for EV emoji, because why not?

There are emoji for nearly every conceivable situation these days. There’s a levitating man emoji, an oyster emoji, and even a floppy disk emoji, I mean who in 2020 — other than the odd historian — is even using that one? Sadly, there are no emoji for electric vehicle enthusiasts, but a pro-EV Polish industry body wants to change that. [Read: From sexting to politics: How emoji evolved this decade] The Polish Alternative Fuel Association (PSPA) is lobbying for the introduction of a universally r...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Cars, Tech, World, Shift, Polish Alternative Fuel Association PSPA

A Look at the Full Quin Design Helmets Lineup for 2020

A Good Group of Smart Helmets When the Web Bike World team went to AIMExpo in 2019, we had a chance to chat with Quin Design Helmets‘ CEO and check out a few of the helmets they had on display. The company’s claim to fame is the IntelliQuin Smart Technology System. It’s an integrated Crash Detection and SOS Beacon. It’s unobtrusive and provides a unique system that helps get you the help you need when you need it. Quin’s system is a major plus, but it’s no good if the company puts it in junky h...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dot, Quin, ECE, Motorcycle News, ECE DOT, Quin Design Helmets, Quin Ghost

EICMA Will Still Happen Even Though Some Manufacturers Have Pulled Out

The Show Must Go On I reported last week that BMW would not go to EICMA or Intermot. Not long after, I reported that KTM would not go to EICMA or Intermot. When that info was reported, I suggested that other manufacturers could choose to follow the same route in the wake of the Coronavirus. This isn’t something I’m particularly looking forward to, but it will likely happen. Despite this, the EICMA councilor and president Paolo Magri told Motociclismo that the shows are working with major manufa...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, KTM, Motorcycle News, EICMA, Motociclismo, Motorcycle Show, Paolo Magri, Magri

QOTD: Is There an App for That?

At the risk of sounding like any number of insufferable site fully staffed with dough heads who spend way too much time extolling the virtues of kale (is kale still a thing?), our question today is about driving and car-related apps. While backing up his phone this weekend (I can’t bear to lose those all […] The post QOTD: Is There an App for That? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apps, Autos, Driving, Navigation, Qotd, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Question of the Day, Car-based Apps

Junkyard Find: 1973 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

Cadillac had become by far the top luxury car manufacturer in North America by the early 1970s, with the all-time pinnacle of Cadillac production reached in the 1973 model year: 304,839 ’73 Cadillacs purred off the assembly line. Then, well, the Yom Kippur War pissed off OPEC’s most important members, European luxury cars gained more […] The post Junkyard Find: 1973 Cadillac Sedan DeVille appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Opec, Autos, North America, Denver, Cadillac, 1970s, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 1973, Malaise, Malaise Era, Deville, American Luxury Cars, American Luxury

How Ford Australia is solving car-servicing during coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak is challenging businesses in all industries to rethink how they deliver their core products and services. Industries where human interaction is high, like vehicle servicing, have been hit hard, but Ford Australia thinks it’s got a solution. Late last week, Ford down-under announced that it’s rolling out a specialist drop-off and pick-up service for vehicles that require maintenance work. The service aims to reduce human touchpoints and lessen the risk of Coivd-19 transmi...
Tags: Startups, Cars, World, Ford, Shift, Industries, Ford Australia, Coronavirus

The Abt RS6-R Accelerates To 62mph As Fast As A McLaren 570S

Following on from its RS7-R, Abt has released a more practical sibling in the form of the Audi RS6-R
Tags: Autos, Abt

The 1800cc BMW R 18 Has The Bike World's Biggest Ever Boxer Twin

BMW Motorrad's new classically styled cruiser bike is fitted with the 'Big Boxer' it revealed a few months ago
Tags: Autos, BMW Motorrad

Road Traffic In The UK Drops 73% To Levels Not Seen In 65 Years

The UK's partial lockdown has led to a huge decrease in traffic, although journeys by car did rise slightly last week
Tags: UK, Autos

A TIMELESS MEMORY: Honda CL350F by Northbilt Customs

Written by Ricky Ventaglio “You say you want a revolution. Well, you know, we all want to change the world” sang John Lennon in 1968. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. took Lennon’s words on board and between 1972 and 1974 the factory produced what would change the face of motorcycle racing forever. Soichiro Honda’s deepest memories were of the golden days of Honda racing, following his attendance at the Isle of Man TT competition in 1954. Here, his decision that the factory would build not Twins or Singl...
Tags: John Lennon, America, Indiana, Indianapolis, Motorcycles, Honda, Lennon, Scrambler, Tracker, Midwest, Buchanan, Erik Johnson, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Bret, Soichiro Honda, Dyna

Ebikes and e-scooters legalized in New York, delivery drivers first to benefit

It’s been a rocky road, but New York State has finally taken steps to legalize the use of e-scooters and ebikes. In the state’s annual budget agreement, lawmakers finally agreed upon and clarified terminology surrounding the mobility tech. In short, a variety of e-scooters and ebikes can now be used on public highways with a posted speed limit of 30 mph (around 48 km/h) or less. The budget agreement details three classes of ebike: pedal-assist bikes limited to 20 mph (32 km/h), throttle-powered ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Cars, World, New York State, Shift, Coronavirus

Watch: How Tesla engineers are building a ventilator using car parts

Tesla is now building ventilators to help health workers amid the coronavirus outbreak, as there’s a shortage of these machines. In a new video released by the company last night, Tesla engineers explained how they’re building a ventilator prototype using parts of Tesla‘s cars. The team is using a bunch of parts out of Tesla 3, such as the infotainment system and the vehicle controllers to regulate the airflow in the ventilator, and the touch screen panel to control the system. [Read: How to dis...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Fda, Coronavirus

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