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In Review: 2020 Toyota Prius AWD-e

The AWD-e means the all-wheel system is electric, and provides some extra traction on acceleration and in slippery conditions. Find out how it works -- including a video -- in my review over at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh


What’s this 2021 Hyundai Elantra doing in Japan?

A 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been spied in Japan. The all-new compact sedan was...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Hyundai Elantra


This Racing Documentary From 2013 Is Still One of The Best

release date October 1 2013 director Paul Crowder starring Michael FassbenderLewis HamiltonNiki Lauda where to watch it YouTubeGoogle Play In 2013 a well-made documentary came out, titled 1. As in Formula 1. As in Grand Prix racing. Although it is never stated why 1 was made in the first place, it has a veneer of being somewhat of an advertisement. Like something made to draw new fans to F1 racing all the while serving the gearheads that are certa...
Tags: Movies, Lewis Hamilton, Autos, Bernie Ecclestone, Monaco, Michael Fassbender, Ayrton Senna, Mario Andretti, Lazarus, Lewis, Crowder, Senna, Niki Lauda, Bruce Brown, Fangio, Jackie Stewart


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Should You Put It On Your Shopping List?

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe In Our Opinion: Hyundai has upped their SUV and crossover game to say the least. They have two all-new vehicles in the smaller Venue and the larger, three-row Palisade. Now comes the Santa Fe, fresh off a fancy redesign just last year. After having occasion to drive all three, the Santa Fe is the one we would pick. It's the perfect middle ground in Hyundai's SUV lineup. Exterior Styling 82 Interior Layout 80 Driving Dynamics 85 Safety ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Detroit Lions, Honda, Detroit, Hyundai, Santa Fe, Android Auto, Mazda, G70, Palisade, Hyundai Santa Fe, Carl Anthony, SEL, Test Drives, Hyundai Santa Fe Limited


On the Rebound: U.S. Auto Sales Begin Long, Slow Recovery

It’s been a long month and change for most Americans, and by no means is anyone out of the woods, either employment-wise or health-wise. Same goes for new vehicle sales, which remain depressed after falling off a cliff in late March. The difference now is that sales are rising. Not on a year-over-year basis, with […] The post On the Rebound: U.S. Auto Sales Begin Long, Slow Recovery appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, J.d. Power, Reports, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Coronavirus


EV startup Byton furloughs half of its 450-person staff in the US

China-based electric car startup Byton has furloughed about half of the 450 employees who work at its North American headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., putting the release date of the automaker’s upcoming M-Byte vehicle into question. Byton told TechCrunch the furloughs were the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The intention is to bring these furloughed employees back, the company said without providing a timeline. “Given the impact of the pandemic on the global economy and the auto industries...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, Europe, California, China, Cars, US, Tech, Automotive, United States, Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Nanjing, Santa Clara Calif, Electrek, Nanjing China


Replacing Pushrod Tube Seals on Fiona's BMW Engine

April 18, 2020 through April 22Another isolation period task begun.  The replacement of the leaking pushrod tube seals on Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol with the '84 R80 RT Engine.  They'd been leaking pretty badly for a while now so it was time.I used as my guide, the excellent video and tutorial put out by Brook R., Airhead Guru and fellow member of the Colorado Airheads Club:Top End Disassembly - R100 RS Note: it would take me about six hours to do the disassembly and five and and a half to do the...
Tags: Motorcycles, Brook, Patrick, Fiona, URAL Patrol, Fiona Repairs, Brook R Airhead Guru, Colorado Airheads Club, Berryman Chem, Brook Reams


Volkswagen Says ID.3 Still Coming, Even If It Isn’t Ready

Running a little behind in its electric vehicle program, Volkswagen plans to resume production of its battery-powered ID.3 hatchback this Thursday. This is part of its revised strategy aimed at helping the company endure the bleak outlook created by coronavirus countermeasures that upended the global economy. Like most automakers, VW will be on the hook for […] The post Volkswagen Says ID.3 Still Coming, Even If It Isn’t Ready appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Electric Cars, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, ID.3, Volkswagen ID.3


The best CarPlay apps

Your driving commute doesn't have to be a drag. We've compiled a list of the best CarPlay apps for the iPhone.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Carplay, Tier 4


Report: Lingering Subaru Trademark Will Find a Home on Jointly Developed EV

Being relatively small for a mainstream automaker and with limited resources to keep up with evolving industry trends, Subaru latched onto auto giant Toyota for help in the electric vehicle realm. The only electrified model in Subaru’s lineup, the Crosstrek Hybrid, is a marriage of Subaru body to Toyota technology. Far bigger things loom on […] The post Report: Lingering Subaru Trademark Will Find a Home on Jointly Developed EV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Subaru, Trademarks, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Joint Development, Evoltis, Subaru Evoltis


Heresy? Volkswagen Might Expand the GTI Lineup to Include Crossovers

Volkswagen may be a mainstream brand, but it’s difficult to criticize when it comes to the polish of its products. Regardless of how long their individual components actually last under sustained usage, climbing into a VW model frequently gives the impression that you’ve found yourself inside a quality item. If that’s all it took to […] The post Heresy? Volkswagen Might Expand the GTI Lineup to Include Crossovers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, GTI, News Blog, Tiguan, Volkswagen Tiguan, Compact Crossovers, Tiguan GTI


Rare Rides: The 1989 Ford Tempo – Luxurious and All-wheel Drive

Today’s Rare Ride is an example of a vehicle that was fairly common in the early Nineties. However, the passage of time is never kind to low-value and oft-forgotten economy cars, so survivors like this little blue Tempo are quite a find. The Ford Tempo and its vaguely differentiated brother, the Mercury Topaz, were all-new […] The post Rare Rides: The 1989 Ford Tempo – Luxurious and All-wheel Drive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Putting A Hummer H2 On 13-Inch Wheels Is Tricky But So Worth It

Russian YouTubers Garage54 decided to lower an H2 through unconventional means, with hilarious results
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Tale of Two Countries: U.S. Finds Itself With Oversupply of Hyundai Model

South Korea moved swiftly to counter a coronavirus outbreak back in February, soon becoming a best-case example for other countries to follow. While domestic auto production was mildly hampered by the outbreak, and further impacted by supply chain issues originating in hard-hit China, output has barely flagged. In the case of one popular compact crossover, […] The post Tale of Two Countries: U.S. Finds Itself With Oversupply of Hyundai Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, China, Production, Autos, Hyundai, Imports, Tucson, Hyundai Tucson, News Blog, Coronavirus


Top 5 upcoming scooters in India in the year 2020-21 - IAB Picks

The scooters account for one-third of the total two-wheeler sales in India now....
Tags: India, Autos, IAB Picks


Respectful Tribute, or Unholy Changeling? Group of Bentley Diehards Toss ‘Continuation’ Models in the Latter Heap

Bentley types are a discerning breed. Well versed in the world of leather and wood and highly respectful of heritage, these people interact with the brand like a museum curator. And the most discerning among them, those who claim to be most committed to preserving all that’s good and pure about the marque, aren’t happy […] The post Respectful Tribute, or Unholy Changeling? Group of Bentley Diehards Toss ‘Continuation’ Models in the Latter Heap appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Racing, Heritage, Autos, Bentley, News Blog, Continuation Cars, Vintage cars, Bentley Diehards Toss ` Continuation, Bentley Diehards Toss Continuation Models


Former Royal Enfield President and BMW Group India President Rudratej Singh Dies at 46

A Blow to the Motorcycling Community Rudratej Singh died on April 20 of cardiac arrest. He was only 46 years old, according to Bloomberg. Singh was the head of BMW Group India and had held that position since August 1, 2019. He is perhaps best known for being the former Global President of Royal Enfield. He oversaw some of the company’s impressive international growth. He was with Royal Enfield for four years. “ BMW Group India, with profound sorrow, announces the demise of  Rudratej Singh...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Singh, BMW Motorrad, BMW Group India, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Rudratej Singh, Former Royal Enfield, Bloomberg Singh, Global President of Royal Enfield, Mihir Dayal Dayal, Arlindo Teixeira


Alpinestars Showcases Some New Adventure Touring Gear

Need Something New to Wear on Your Next Adventure? Alpinestars has some killer new adventure riding gear. The company recently showcased some of its new gear in a press release. The pieces included a jacket, pants, and two backpacks. If you’re planning a big motorcycle adventure in the next year or so, then these pieces might be right up your alley … or trail. Gravity Drystar Jacket and Pants With the Gravity Drystar Jacket and Pants, you get Alpinestars Drystar construction that’s supposed...
Tags: Motorcycles, Alpinestars, Motorcycle News, Alpinestars Drystar, Revzilla Check


Triumph delaying price hike resulting from BS6 upgrade - IAB Report

Triumph has announced that it will not hike the prices resulting out of the BS6...
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It’s the end of the road for GM carsharing service Maven

The coronavirus pandemic has proved the final straw for the service
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Carsharing, Car-sharing, Maven


TVS Says Rebuilding Norton’s Brand Is Biggest Priority

Restore the Brand to its Former Glory It’s no secret that Norton Motorcycles has been in dire straights for quite a while now. After the company entered into administration TVS was able to purchase the brand. The Indian company has said the British brand’s production will stay in Britain. In a recent interview with Motorcycle News, TVS Motor Company’s Joint Managing Director, Sudarshan Venu, said that TVS wants to focus on rebuilding the company.  “The most important thing for us is to build on...
Tags: India, Britain, Motorcycles, Warwick, Norton, Midlands, Motorcycle News, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Norton motorcycles, Venu, Sudarshan Venu, Motorcycle News TVS Motor Company


Slowed by Strike, Virus Keeps C8 Corvette Convertible Away From Buyers

After spending years in development and even longer in the imaginations of Corvette enthusiasts who longed for something a little wilder, a little more European, the mid-engined C8 Corvette drove straight into a series of roadblocks. The first was a six-week strike by unionized General Motors workers that pushed C8 production into a new calendar […] The post Slowed by Strike, Virus Keeps C8 Corvette Convertible Away From Buyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Corvette, Convertibles, News Blog, C8, C8 Corvette


New Benelli 302R leaked, likely to be officially unveiled soon - IAB Report

The new Benelli 302R has been leaked. The updated 300 cc fully-faired...
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Dymag Wheels are On Sale

No 2020 Isle of Man Puts These Wheels on Sale With the Coronavirus postponing the Isle of Man 2020 and the Superbike Race Series, Dymag has excess stock of race specification wheels. That means the company will sell these wheels at a notable discount while supplies last. The company issued a press release, which was shared by Motorcycle.com. What you’re looking at are Dymag UP7X wheels at 15 percent off. This deal likely won’t last long, so if you need some killer wheels for your motorcycle tha...
Tags: Motorcycles, Don, Motorcycle News, Dymag


QOTD: Best Upscale SUV Design of the 2010s?

We continue our discussion of SUV and CUV design from the 2010s today with our third question entry of the series. The first and second editions covered the best and worst parts of affordable SUV/CUV design, with a strict price ceiling of $48,000. Today we head upscale and only consider really expensive rides. As before, we […] The post QOTD: Best Upscale SUV Design of the 2010s? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The 503bhp G-Power BMW M340i Is Your New M3 Substitute

If you're feeling impatient, G-Power will give your M340i M3 power levels - and then some
Tags: Autos, G Power


Yamaha WR 155R reaches a top speed of 151 km/h on a dyno [Video]

The Yamaha WR 155R is a dual-sport motorcycle which is built primarily for...
Tags: Autos, Yamaha


Nissan Magnite won’t feature tablet-style touchscreen infotainment system - IAB Report

Tablet-style touchscreen infotainment systems are becoming a new design trend...
Tags: Autos, Nissan Magnite


Captivity Day 28

Things are getting desperate! Been looking at hair trimmers on the web - and how to drive them... That is all. [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, COVID-19



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