Everyone’s Doing It: Toyota Joins the Club, Slashes Rates

When venturing out of the home carries an extra degree of danger, automakers know there needs to be a reward for breaking self-isolation. Even if physically entering a dealership isn’t necessary, there’s still the current economic uncertainty to dissuade customers. As we told you yesterday, U.S. auto sales are on the rebound, slowly rising from […] The post Everyone’s Doing It: Toyota Joins the Club, Slashes Rates appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Interest Rates, Autos, Toyota, Incentives, News Blog, Auto Loans, Coronavirus

2021 Lexus LC 500: A Brief Look & The Updates & “Logical Changes”

The 2021 Lexus LC 500 receives key refinements and updates for the new model year to further cement the connection between driver and machine. It has lost 22 lbs. of unsprung weight thanks to aluminum lower suspension arms; lighter and hollow stabilizers for the suspension; and lighter 21-inch rear wheels. The LC’s Vehicle Stability Control system is also enhanced with Active Cornering Assist, a feature that provides brake control to the inner wheels when G-force demands are higher. In other ...
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In Review: 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

You don't plug in the regular Prius hybrid, but you have that option with the Prius Prime, and when you do, you get about 40 kilometres of completely fuel-free driving. Find out more in my review over at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Tesla’s newest board member has a long stance against short selling

Tesla has added Hiromichi Mizuno as a new member to its board of directors and audit committee — the former chief investment officer of Japan’s $1.5 trillion pension fund and a longtime opponent of common market practices like short selling. With Mizuno’s appointment the Tesla board now has 10 members, including Oracle founder, chairman and CTO Larry Ellison and Walgreens executive Kathleen Wilson-Thompson. Mizuno will also sit on the board’s audit committee. Hiro has a long career in fina...
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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Canceled

If you were hoping to browse the mouth-watering classics at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, don’t break out the collared shirts just yet. The event has been cancelled for the same reason everything else you wanted to do is now impossible. Pebble Beach officials have decided to nix the show, originally scheduled for August 16th, rather […] The post Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Canceled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Report: New Powertrain Means Big Price Leap for Next-generation Nissan Frontier

It was one of the more interesting debuts of this year’s pandemic-constrained spring auto show season: The 2020 Nissan Frontier, which heralds the fully revamped 2021 Frontier by donning that yet unseen midsize pickup’s new powertrain. Old truck, new engine and transmission. Details of the first all-new Frontier in the better part of two decades […] The post Report: New Powertrain Means Big Price Leap for Next-generation Nissan Frontier appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, Pricing, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Midsize Pickups

Did You Know That Porsche Helped Develop These Six Cars?

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Tags: Engineering, Porsche, Autos, Porsche Factoids, Ford Duratec, Car Throttle, Renault Clio V6

Korean style: An S&S shovelhead from Winterless Craft

We’ve never run a feature on a bike from South Korea before. The local custom scene is tiny, and builders are heavily restricted on the modifications they can make—with a legal system similar to the German TÜV. Frame mods are totally out, and it’s not even possible to register a new bike with a carburetor. So we have to give top marks to Tae Hyeong Ha, owner of Winterless Craft, for creating the road-legal custom shovelhead seen here. He’s also given us an interesting insight into the realiti...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Japan, Motorcycles, States, Seoul, Kellermann, Tae, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Shovelhead, Mooneyes, Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show, Harley bobber, Bobber Motorcycles, S&S Cycle

Pandemic to Influence Automotive Design; Here Come the Premium Air Filters

With the pandemic altering daily life for just about everyone alive, the slogan “the new normal” has exploded into popular parlance. Everything has changed and nothing, allegedly, will ever be the same. Governments are issuing stringent lockdown orders the likes of which haven’t been seen in our lifetimes, companies are initiating aggressive new health protocols, […] The post Pandemic to Influence Automotive Design; Here Come the Premium Air Filters appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Air Purification, HVAC, NVH, Looking Forward, News Blog, Automotive Design, Air Filtration, Influence Automotive Design

Ford built an electric, 1,400-horsepower Mustang for drag racing

It runs a 170-mph quarter mile without burning a drop of gas
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Toyota Yaris Bulks Up, Becomes Yaris Cross

You won’t like it when it’s angry. Actually, you might, as the Toyota Yaris Cross small crossover seems to have not a mean bone in its body. Boasting just three cylinders under hood whether in gas-only or hybrid guise, the Yaris Cross is what happens when enthusiasm for subcompact hatchbacks starts to wane, but the […] The post Toyota Yaris Bulks Up, Becomes Yaris Cross appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Overseas, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota Yaris, Yaris, Subcompact, Toyota Yaris Cross, Yaris Cross

Polestar’s first all-electric vehicle will start at $59,900 in the US

Polestar, the electric performance brand spun out of Volvo, said the base price of its first all-electric vehicle will be $59,900 in the United States, lower than originally targeted. The 2021 Polestar 2, an electric performance fastback, is the first EV to come out of a brand that was relaunched three years ago. Polestar, once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars, was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. The aim was to produce exciting and fun-to-drive electric vehicles — a ...
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2 Car Garage. The Question is How On Earth Do You Get Your Car Into It?

If you enjoyed this post, then you’ll definitely enjoy these other ‘Just for Fun’ posts!
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE Review – EV Growing Pains Persist

Jaguar’s I-Pace electric hatchback provides an interesting driving experience. When it has enough charge to be driven, that is. The I-Pace I drove for a weekend last summer spent much of that time at the dealership, charging, because it failed to charge anywhere else near my home. More on that in a minute. Background, for […] The post 2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE Review – EV Growing Pains Persist appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Car Reviews, EVs, Electric Cars, New Cars, Jaguar I-Pace, BEVs, I-Pace

When Transit Riders See Buses and Trains As Plague Vessels, Automakers Hungrily Lick Their Lips

It stands to reason. Despite the ecological advantage offered by buses and trains, private vehicle ownership starts looking mighty attractive in the midst of a viral pandemic. Fear and self-preservation often trumps virtue. So it’s little wonder that a significant percentage of people browsing in the first half of the month were people who’s […] The post When Transit Riders See Buses and Trains As Plague Vessels, Automakers Hungrily Lick Their Lips appeared first on The Truth About Cars...
Tags: Safety, Transit, Public Transit, Car Buying, Autos, News Blog, Coronavirus, Buyer Motivation

2021 Kia Carnival to be available as a 4 seater as well - Lexus LM in sight?

The old Kia Carnival is available in 7-seat, 8-seat, 9-seat and 11-seat seating...
Tags: Autos, Kia Carnival, Lexus LM

The Royal Enfield 650 Twins Have Sold Well in 2020

The INT650 and Continental GT Royal Enfield, like many other motorcycle manufacturers right now, is having a tough time selling motorcycles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s sales were down by 44 percent in India in March, according to Car and Bike. There is some good news, though. The company’s 650cc motorcycles, the INT650 and Continental GT, are both selling pretty well still.  According to Gaadi Waadi, the motorcycles sold more than 20,000 units so far, which is higher tha...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Continental, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield Continental GT, Rushlane, Royal Enfield 650 Twins, Gaadi Waadi, Royal Enfield INT650, Continental GT Royal Enfield

The New 1400bhp, All-Electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Will Run An 8sec Quarter

The latest version of the Mustang Cobra Jet is all-electric and astonishingly powerful
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Why do people buy SUCs? (you know, Sport Utility Coupes)

Filed under: Design/Style,Audi,BMW,Mercedes-Benz,Porsche,Coupe,Crossover,Future,Luxury,Performance Continue reading Why do people buy SUCs? (you know, Sport Utility Coupes) Why do people buy SUCs? (you know, Sport Utility Coupes) originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Future, Luxury, Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Performance, Audi, Mercedes-benz, Crossover, Coupe, BMW Mercedes Benz, Design/Style

Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear BS6 launched, priced at INR 59,802

Bajaj Auto has launched the Platina 110 H Gear BS6. The more eco-friendly...
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Diesel’s Not Done Yet: Cummins Explores Cylinder Deactivation

Despite the switch to low-sulfur fuel and ever more stringent emissions regulations around the world, compression ignition technology still gets a bad rap, tarnishing the remaining crop of diesel engine offerings despite their fuel economy advantages. In the world of heavy duty pickups and large commercial vehicles, it’s a case of diesel or what else? […] The post Diesel’s Not Done Yet: Cummins Explores Cylinder Deactivation appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Engines, Diesel, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Cummins, News Blog, Heavy Duty, Cylinder Deactivation

Skoda Kodiaq relaunch in India likely to be delayed - IAB Report

We already knew that the Skoda Kodiaq was going to be temporarily discontinued...
Tags: India, Autos, Iab, Skoda Kodiaq

Honda Patents New Mini Bike Design

The Rebirth of the Z50? Honda has the new Monkey, which is a fun and silly-looking bike based on the Honda Grom, but apparently that isn’t enough. The company looks like it’s thinking of an even smaller Mini Moto model. MoreBikes revealed some new patent drawings that show a smaller bike than the current Monkey and that has us wondering what Honda has up its sleeve. According to MoreBike’s report, the new mini bike design is clearly smaller than the Monkey. The publication calls this “quite an ...
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Watch the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R Four-Cylinder 250cc Scream on the Dyno

That’s an Angry-Sounding Motorcycle Small 250cc motorcycles don’t usually have four-cylinders so, Kawasaki’s new Ninja ZX-25R is a unique machine. Unfortunately, at this time it is not going to be a North American model, but I hope that changes. Recently, the folks at Kawasaki Indonesia posted a video of the ZX-25R doing its thing on the dyno. The motorcycle sounds like an insane machine. The little bike shrieks all the way up to its top gear’s redline and sounds like a banshee while doing it. ...
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Pro women build four Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Flat Tracker bikes

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 have...
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QOTD: What’s Keeping You Up At Night?

To make amends for the horrific, disturbing imagery no doubt stirred by the lede of my previous QOTD, I’ll state right now that nothing unsavory or perverse was keeping me up these past few nights. Yet something was. Bouts of insomnia aren’t uncommon, certainly not in these trying times, so I know I’m not alone […] The post QOTD: What’s Keeping You Up At Night? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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This Katalis EV500 Design for an Electric Scooter Is Awesome

The Electric Scooter The World Needs So, electric scooters seem to be gaining ground, and I would expect they will be an important force in the motorcycle world in the future. I have one big problem with the vast majority of them: they’re ugly. That changes with the Katalis EV500. Katalis is an Indonesian design company that created the EV500 for the International Motor Show.  The bike is based on a Selis Garuda. The design team kicked the frame to the curb and constructed a new one made of 606...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Katalis, Katalis EV500

This special hydrogel could cool and recharge EV batteries at the same time

One of the main consideration when building an electric vehicle is how to deal with excess heat build up in battery packs. To ensure the safe operation of lithium ion batteries must be cooled to an optimal temperature. But what if that heat could be turned back into electricity? It might sound farfetched, but a group of scientists has developed a “gel” — a thermogalvanic gel to be precise — that can simultaneously cool batteries and turn heat into electricity. [Read: Alternative electrode materi...
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Toyota Yaris Cross revealed - Japan & Europe’s Toyota RAV4-inspired small SUV [Update]

Update: Detailed specification tables added to the story. The much-awaited...
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The New Toyota Yaris Cross Is Pleasingly Boxy

The new Yaris has spawned a crossover, but despite sharing part of its name with the supermini, the styling is very different
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