The Station: Audi punts on Level 3, Lyft layoffs and Nio’s $1 billion deal

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi readers. Welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to the future (and present) of transportation. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . While COVID-related stay-at-home orders have been extended in places like the San Francisco Bay area, officials in other counties and states...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Utah, UK, China, Israel, Cars, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Automotive, United States, Vw, Porsche

BMW Tries to Picture M Division’s Future, Says No Cap on Power

A lot of people gripe about BMW losing its edge. Formerly reserved for the greatest performance vehicles in its lineup, the M designation has migrated to encompass a rather large subset of the BMW fleet. While this has undoubtedly helped the brand boost its sales for years, it also muddied the waters of what constitutes […] The post BMW Tries to Picture M Division’s Future, Says No Cap on Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Brand Strategy, BMW M, News Blog, M Sport, Product Planning, German automakers, Markus Flasch, M Division, BMW Tries to Picture M Division

Uber drivers and riders will be required to wear face coverings

Uber is planning to require drivers and riders to wear face masks as it prepares to ramp its ride-hailing business back up after being hobbled by the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN was first to report that executives approved a new policy that would require drivers and riders to wear face masks or coverings in some markets, including the U.S.. TechCrunch confirmed Monday that Uber has developed a policy for certain markets. Uber still faces one considerable challenge: securing enough face masks and o...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Cnn, Chicago, Culture, Automotive, United States, New Jersey

In the Great Sales Rebound, Not Every Segment Is Equal

Perhaps you read on Sunday how the week ending April 26th was the fourth consecutive week of rising U.S. sales. If you haven’t yet, please do so before we report you for venturing outdoors. Yes, the recovery in U.S. auto sales is well underway, helped along by easing coronavirus measures and holdout states finally getting […] The post In the Great Sales Rebound, Not Every Segment Is Equal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Compact Cars, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Coronavirus

Elon Musk Selling Earthly Possessions, Gets Yelled at Online

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had an interesting few days. It all kicked off when he went off on the politics behind coronavirus lockdowns — suggesting that state mandates had surpassed what should be deemed reasonable and that civil liberties were being infringed upon — during Wednesday’s earnings call. By week’s end, he was using […] The post Elon Musk Selling Earthly Possessions, Gets Yelled at Online appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Economy, Production, Autos, Automotive Industry, Stock, Tesla Motors, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, News Blog, Tesla Stock, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Personal Intrigue

New or Used Car – What is the Best Buy?

Buying a car might not be an investment when it comes to financial value, but it definitely is when it comes to practicality. But what is the best choice: buying a used or new car? When you’re in the market for a new car, you have a lot of choices to make before buying one. There are plenty of options available to you and it’s important to know what you want before jumping into the ocean of alternatives. You’ll have to decide the make and model of your preferred car, do you want a BMW electric ...
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Bmw, Land Rover, Electric Cars, New Car, Used Car, Useful News, Other News, New vs. Used Car

Upcoming Nissan Rogue Due for a Power, Economy Bump

The Nissan Rogue compact crossover might not be everyone’s idea of a fun ride, to say the least, but it’s a crucial product for the automaker that builds it. By far Nissan’s best selling vehicle in North America, the Rogue is key to the automaker’s comeback hopes. Maybe comeback is too strong a word… Fiscal […] The post Upcoming Nissan Rogue Due for a Power, Economy Bump appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, North America, Engines, Nissan, Fuel Economy, Nissan Rogue, Rogue, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Rogue 2021 Nissan Rogue

Concord Auto Protect: Reviews, Coverage & Costs

The company has many positive customer reviews.Concord Auto Protect does not offer an exclusionary contract.Drivers can pick from Premium, Advanced, or Powertrain coverage. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. The financial risk of owning a car multiplies on the day your factory warranty expires. Many drivers choose to purchase an extended warranty for the peace of mind it brings.  Concord Auto Protect is a relative n...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Hyundai, Concord, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Better Business Bureau BBB, Vehicle Ownership, Carchex, Sam H, CarShield, Auto Warranty, Used Car Warranty Company Best Customer Service, Concord Auto Protect, Concord Auto Protect Concord Auto Protect, Trustpilot All, X Concord Auto Protect

Rare Rides: The 1986 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon – Adventures in Vinyl

Rare Rides previously featured the last rear-drive Town & Country wagon, a model closely related to the sturdy and reliable M-body Dodge Diplomat. Today’s wagon is a sign of its times: It’s front-drive, efficient, and based on the K-car platform (like 98 percent of Chrysler’s offerings for the years 1981 through 1995). Not that there’s […] The post Rare Rides: The 1986 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon – Adventures in Vinyl appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Town Country, Chrysler Town, Chrysler Town Country Wagon

The Unsolved Case Of The Missing Cayman

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Tags: Porsche, Stolen, Autos, Cayman, Turo, Porsche Accidents, Luftgekühlt

Forget Sex and Adventure – Fear Could Be the Big New Sales Motivator

It’s something we’ve touched upon in the recent past: the fact that, in these pandemic times, a private vehicle is the safest way to get around (from a contagion standpoint). It seems we’re not the only one to rethink the attributes of a personal car. Japanese driving schools are suddenly doing a booming business. […] The post Forget Sex and Adventure – Fear Could Be the Big New Sales Motivator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Sales, Industry, Car Buying, Autos, Surveys, Demand, News Blog, Coronavirus

BS6 Datsun GO & BS6 Datsun GO Plus revealed, are less fuel-efficient - IAB Report

The BS6 Datsun GO and BS6 Datsun GO Plus have been listed online and will be...
Tags: Autos, Iab

Report: Nissan to Put Alliance Partners to Work, Divvy Up Markets

Nissan’s new restructuring plan, due out at the end of the month, is coming together, and it seems the document will spell out which members of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will go where. In the interests of efficiency and not stepping on each other’s toes, sources claim the plan will see each automaker pour themselves into […] The post Report: Nissan to Put Alliance Partners to Work, Divvy Up Markets appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Strategy, Markets, Production, Autos, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Overseas, Renault, News Blog, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan Alliance

CruzTOOLS Releases New Toolkit for BMW Motorcycles

It’s Trail-Ready Packing a good toolkit is an important part—or should be—of your motorcycle road trip checklist, especially if you’re going off-road at any point. If you have an adventure touring bike, like many of the fantastic GS motorcycles BMW sells, then a good toolkit is essential. Luckily CruzTOOLS is here to help those who ride a BMW adventure bike with a new toolkit.  The company released an updated toolkit for BMW ADV bikes due to the fact that BMW made significant updates to its mot...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, Toolkit, Motorcycle News, BMW motorcycles, CruzTOOLS, Touratech USA

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R with Yoshimura exhaust teased [Video]

Thanks to the in-line 4-cylinder engine, fans of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R...
Tags: Autos, Kawasaki Ninja, Yoshimura

Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 FTR Carbon Is Your Premium Flat-Track Inspired Bike

The FTR Goes Carbon the FTR Carbon is Indian’s latest bike. The company revealed it on May 1. Somehow it slipped past my radar, but I’m catching it now. The bike is pretty much an FTR 1200 S with a lot of carbon fiber on it, and some other premium upgrades.  The bike gets a carbon front fender, headlight case, tank, airbox covers, and pillion cowl. There’s also a new Akrapovic low-mount dual exhaust that comes with a matte black finish. The bike also gets a special FTR Carbon tank-mounted plate...
Tags: Motorcycles, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Indian FTR Carbon, FTR Carbon

Towing & Payload Capacity: How To Calculate Them & Why They Are Important

You can run some quick numbers to find your truck’s towing and payload capacity.Depending on how heavy your trailer is, you may want to consider a different hitch.Emily Drinks from Reading Truck Group shares these and other helpful insights. Your truck’s towing and payload capacity, while they may sound similar, do not refer to the same thing. If you use one rating when you need the other, you could end up carrying more than your truck is built for. Doing so can compromise your truck mechanic...
Tags: Guides, United States, Autos, Driving, Ford Motor Company, FCA US LLC, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, GAWR, Reading Truck Group

You Can Buy This One-Off Tesla Model S 'Shooting Brake' (If You Have £200k Spare)

The unique Niels van Roij-designed 'Model SB' is up for sale, but the price of taking the keys is sky-high...
Tags: Autos

QOTD: Keep a Lid on Things?

Last night’s online conversation about bad General Motors vehicles wasn’t the first of its kind, and it’ll surely not be the last. More important than restful sleep, wee-hours back-and-forths about rattly but somehow indestructible GM J-bodies are an important part of staying sane as lockdown measures remain in place on both sides of the Detroit […] The post QOTD: Keep a Lid on Things? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Autos, Detroit, Qotd, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day, Rooflines

May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

We’re Out There The nicer weather is here, or soon to be depending on where you live, and that means you’ll be out on two wheels. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and that means the U.S. Department of Transportation has put out some new material about keeping riders safe.  The DOT is focusing on four main areas for safety awareness this year. First up is a focus on car drivers’ education and awareness. The department is trying to get car drivers to understand that motorcycles are out t...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dot, U S Department of Transportation, Motorcycle Awareness Month, Motorcycle News, Web Bike World

All-new Honda CBR600RR to break cover at 2020 Thai MotoGP - Report

Honda is planning to reveal the all-new CBR600RR at the 2020 Thai MotoGP. The...
Tags: Autos, Honda

Yamaha Launches the 2020 Tricity 155

Only for Asian Markets Leaning trikes are becoming more commonplace, and Yamaha has just updated its leaning trike scooter in its Asian lineup for 2020. The Tricity as it’s called is an apt name. The bike is a scooter meant for urban, city environments. The bike received some notable updates for the 2020 model year. Previously the Tricity was available in a couple of different displacements depending on the market. In Asia, the bike will not be offered with a 155cc engine. Yamaha uses this same...
Tags: Asia, Motorcycles, North America, Yamaha

55% 2020 Hyundai Creta bookings specified with diesel engine - Report

Even though BS6 emission norms have made diesel vehicles much more expensive,...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai CRETA

Junkyard Find: 2001 Subaru Legacy Outback VDC Wagon

The Outback version of the third generation of the Subaru Legacy wagon, built for the 2000-2004 model years, was the one that really nailed down the Outback as the Denver motor vehicle. These things are so commonplace in Denver car graveyards that I don’t even notice them (unless I’m looking for bits for my own […] The post Junkyard Find: 2001 Subaru Legacy Outback VDC Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, 2001, Denver, Subaru, Outback, Legacy, Wagon, Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Station Wagon, 2000s, Subaru Legacy Outback

Hero MotoCorp reopens plants, to restart production this week - IAB Report

Hero MotoCorp is preparing to gradually resume operations in the country as the...
Tags: Autos, Iab, MotoCorp

VW T-Roc Cabriolet launched in Germany, priced from INR 23 lakh

Last month India received the VW T-Roc. This month, the VW T-Roc Cabriolet has...
Tags: Germany, India, Autos, VW T Roc Cabriolet

A New Dirt Rally Game Is On The Way, Will Probably Be More Accessible

Codemasters has confirmed a new game for Dirt series is inbound, developed by a different studio and arriving "very soon"
Tags: Autos

Tesla forgets to wipe infotainment data, exposes sensitive customer information

It seems Tesla isn’t taking full care of its customers’ personal data when replacing infotainment and Autopilot hardware in some of its vehicles. According to an investigation by white hat hacker, GreenTheOnly, previously used Tesla infotainment components have been found for sale online. The real kicker though, is that Tesla isn’t wiping the past customer’s personal data from the hardware before passing them on, InsideEVs reports. [Read: Tesla pulls a slick sales move in China, lowers Model 3 p...
Tags: Startups, Ebay, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Shift

Captivity Day 40

40 Days! Holy crap, no wonder I'm going crazy! The gloss has well and truly worn off this enforced isolation and it's safe to say it wears you down some.  Personally, working from home is proving a lot more tiring.  I'm nailed to the desk in front of my laptop and online meetings do seem to require more concentration and wear you out more.  There's also less breaks - at work I have to go have [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, COVID-19

Take A Closer Look At The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS And Its Angry New Stuff

Spy shots of Porsche's 718 Cayman GT4 RS have emerged, giving a detailed look at what's changed relative to the standard GT4
Tags: Porsche, Autos

show more filters
May - 2020
June - 2020
July - 2020