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Lyft is now offering cheaper fares for essential trips

Lyft's cheaper option means you may have to wait a little longer for a driver
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing


Volkswagen to start sales of first-edition all-electric ID.3 hatchback in June

Volkswagen plans to start selling the launch edition of its ID.3 vehicle next month to customers who placed pre-orders of the all-electric hatchback. Customers who made reservations for the launch edition, known as ID.3 1st, will be able to order their vehicle starting June 17, according to a tweet posted by Volkswagen board member Jürgen Stackmann.  Volkswagen has registered more than 37,000 reservations for the first edition, which will be limited to 30,000 units. Orders for right-hand drive...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Germany, Cars, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Volkswagen, North America, Volkswagen Group, Zwickau Germany, Stackmann, Board Member, Jürgen Stackmann Volkswagen, IONITY Volkswagen


Hertz, Still Hurting, Cuts a Deal With Creditors

Lenders are cutting Hertz a break by affording the company an extended grace period, giving it a chance to cope with its debt. Last we checked on the rental agency, things weren’t going well. With governments cracking down on movement amid the coronavirus pandemic, no one is going anywhere — and the Hertz’s bottom line showcases […] The post Hertz, Still Hurting, Cuts a Deal With Creditors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Debt, Avis, Autos, Hertz, Chapter 11, News Blog, Car Rentals, Restructuring, Auto Rentals, COVID-19, Rental Agencies


BMW i4 Sedan Spy Shots Captured During Testing

The BMW i4 sedan was recently caught in full camouflage attire. The spy shots have revealed, to an extent, what the electric sedan will look like in the near future. BMW had hinted at designing the i4 on the I Vision Dynamics Concept car but it seems that the upcoming sedan will share its looks with the 4-series Gran Coupe. The BMW i4 has striking headlights with daytime running LEDs, similar to the M series BMWs. The German automaker has decided to keep the grille concealed. Every BMW gets the...
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Embracing His Inner Adult: Utah Child Steals Family Car to Drive to Lamborghini Dealership

A 5-year-old boy from Utah literally let his passion for cars run away with him over the weekend. After argument with his mother over the possibility of procuring him a Lamborghini, he decided to steal the family SUV to drive to California and buy one himself. Unaware that the brand’s products typically go for six-figure […] The post Embracing His Inner Adult: Utah Child Steals Family Car to Drive to Lamborghini Dealership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Utah, California, Autos, Weird News, Lamborghini, Utah Highway Patrol, News Blog, Lamborghini Dealership, Kids Driving, Underaged Driving


California sues Uber, Lyft to force them to make drivers employees

The companies allegedly violated California's Assembly Bill 5
Tags: Lyft, Uber, News, California, Cars, Trends, Rideshare


The Cost of Comfort: GM’s Full-size SUVs Gain Thrift in City Driving, Lose It on the Open Road

The revamped, full-size Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and their GMC Yukon/Yukon XL twins gain significant length, interior volume, and creature comforts for 2021, but extra MPGs seem to be in short supply. The vehicles are now even larger than their predecessors, are still heavy, and carry identical V8 engine displacements, so no one should have […] The post The Cost of Comfort: GM’s Full-size SUVs Gain Thrift in City Driving, Lose It on the Open Road appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, Tahoe, Engines, SUVs, Fuel Economy, Yukon, Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, News Blog, GMC Yukon Yukon XL twins


Modified Honda Odyssey minivans transport Detroit coronavirus patients

The minivans were specially modified to protect drivers from infection
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Honda, Detroit, Honda Odyssey, Minivans, Coronavirus Pandemic


The Katalis EV.500: inspired by WWII fighter aircraft

Most folks have a bit more downtime these days. Offices are closed, remote working is becoming the norm, and thumbs are being twiddled. So it’s good to see inspiring projects pop up as people switch gears to stay busy, and the guys at Katalis Company in Indonesia fall into this category. Based in a design studio south of Jakarta, they’ve spent the past few weeks designing and building a custom motorcycle. As commercial design work dried up in Jakarta, several agency bods focused their attent...
Tags: Indonesia, US, Motorcycles, Honda, SE Asia, Jakarta, Julian, Electric Motorcycle, Custom Moped, Julian Palapa, Katalis, Katalis Company, Indonesia International Motorshow, Garuda Motorsports, Selis Garuda, Joseph Sinaga


UK Car Sales See Worst Month in 74 Years

With COVID-19 lockdowns suppressing auto sales around the globe, everyone expected April to be a rough month. However, we doubt the United Kingdom expected monthly deliveries to come in at the lowest level since the end of World War II. Registrations for April peaked at 4,321 in the UK, representing the lowest monthly figure since […] The post UK Car Sales See Worst Month in 74 Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, UK, United Kingdom, Autos, Auto Sales, SMMT, News Blog, New Car Sales, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Adding Zest to the 992 With Two-Tone Interiors From Porsche Manufaktur

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Tags: Customization, Autos, Porsche 911, 2+2, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, 992, Porsche 992, Porsche Manufaktur


Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Dresses Down in Spy Shot

Interesting, segment-shunning product isn’t as commonplace as it once was, but some automakers are still willing to think outside the box. The two-box shape, that is. Hyundai’s one of them, as the automaker’s long-awaited Santa Cruz pickup is now greenlit and headed for production in Alabama in 2021. More consumer-friendly than the concept vehicle released […] The post Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Dresses Down in Spy Shot appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Alabama, Autos, Trucks, Hyundai, Santa Cruz, Pickups, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Dresses Down


Fiat Chrysler Posts Big Loss, Eyes Production Restart ASAP

The first quarter of 2020 spilled a tsunami of red ink over Fiat Chrysler’s balance sheet, with the automaker posting a $1.84 billion net loss. FCA seemed to be the canary in the coal mine when it came to the coronavirus, as the automaker was forced to idle an assembly plant in Europe even when […] The post Fiat Chrysler Posts Big Loss, Eyes Production Restart ASAP appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Production, Fca, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog, Coronavirus


Porsche Cartoon

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BS4 offers: INR 10,000 discount available on Hero HF Deluxe BS4

The Hero HF Deluxe BS4 is available at a discount of INR 10,000. This massive...
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2021 Maruti Gypsy Army variant looks ready to patrol India’s borders - IAB Rendering

The 2021 Maruti Gypsy could be one of the biggest new cash cows for Maruti...
Tags: India, Autos, Iab, Maruti Gypsy Army


Car Sales Are Down 97%, Giving Us A Bizarre Top 10 Best-Sellers List

The closure of car dealerships nationwide throughout April due to Covid-19 has predictably seen car sales crash while jumbling upon the usual pecking order
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Watch and Love This Old Honda RC30 Promo Video

A True Work of Art The Honda RC30 is a bike built with precision in mind. It’s a bike that was created to be homologated for entry into the then-new WorldSBK Championship in 1987. It was a fully faired sportbike with a 90-degree V4 engine. It’s a beautiful machine even today, and the video shown below showcases it in the best way possible. It’s a throwback video dating to the 1980s that shows the Honda RC30 being prepared. The video focuses on the details, and that’s important for this bike. Yo...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Honda


GM’s Newest Tweener Limps Out of the Gate

Your author can’t explain why his neighbor purchased a new Chevrolet Blazer Premier, but he can understand why General Motors felt the need to insert a new crossover between the Equinox and Traverse. CUV white space = $$$, I think the famous equation goes. With this in mind, the existence of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer, […] The post GM’s Newest Tweener Limps Out of the Gate appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Supply Chain, General Motors, Production, Korea, Gm, Autos, Suppliers, Equinox, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GM Korea, News Blog, Trailblazer


Royal Enfield Could Dramatically Expand Its Lineup

More Twins and Some Others Royal Enfield may be looking to expand, thanks to some new information from the company’s executives. In an interview with Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield Head of Product Development Simon Warburton said the company’s Head of Product Strategy and Industrial Design Mark Wells had 14 new model ideas over the past year.  “We’re not struggling for ideas,” said Warburton. “We’ve got so many ideas, it’s just a case of finding the time to do them all.” There are no concrete p...
Tags: Motorcycles, Warburton, Enfield, Himalayan, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Mark Wells, India Moves


Mercedes-AMG A35 Vs A45 S Drag Race: How Much Speed Does £15k Buy You?

This drag race pits AMG's two hot hatchbacks against each other, to see how much extra performance you're getting in the pricey A45
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Alpinestars Founder Sante Mazzarolo Dies at 91

A Blow to the Motorcycling Community Alpinestars is a household name in the home of motorcyclists and beyond. That’s thanks to the work of Santi Mazzarolo who founded the company. Mazzarolo died on May 1, 2020, according to Motociclismo. He was 91 years old and left a huge mark on the world with one of the best gear companies ever created. Mazzarolo was a master leather craftsman and entrepreneur. He founded Alpinestars in 1963. At the time he was building leather boots for European motocross a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Alpinestars, Gabriele, Motorcycle News, Roger De Coster, Kenny Roberts, Sante Mazzarolo, Motorcycling Community Alpinestars, Santi Mazzarolo, Mazzarolo


Honda ZR-V could be the Honda sub-4 metre SUV for India - IAB Report

Honda is reportedly planning a sub-4 metre SUV for India. Banking on the...
Tags: India, Autos, Honda, India Banking


GasGas North America Announces the Trials 2020 TXT Racing Model Range

Gassing Up for 2020 GasGas North America has introduced its TXT Racing model lineup for 2020. The company recently showed off the 125, 250, 280, and 300 machines. The company will start selling these bikes in May through its all-new North American dealership network. John Hinz, the CEO of GasGas North America said the following in a press release: “This is an exciting time for the GasGas brand in North America. I am looking forward to riding trials with existing trials riders and introducing th...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Husqvarna, Ama, KTM, Ohlins, Motorcycle News, Piere Mobility Group, GasGas, Pierer Mobility Group, GasGas North America, John Hinz, Geoff Aaron


QOTD: Best Bare-bones Escape Capsule?

The pursuit of safety can lead an individual down many paths. To a self-defense course. To a gun store. To a withdrawn, frightened existence well removed from the warm confines of relationships and social gatherings. And even to a car dealership. Yes, owning and driving a car puts you more at risk of dying in […] The post QOTD: Best Bare-bones Escape Capsule? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Cheap Cars, Base Cars


2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition review: Cheap thrills

Named after a great driving road, the 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition sports car is a perfect way to enjoy one.
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2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition review: Defining cheap thrills

Named after a great driving road, the 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition sports car is a perfect way to enjoy one.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Toyota, Sports Cars, Toyota 86


Ford’s Farley Buys Up $1 Million in Company Stock

Ford Motor Company COO Jim Farley has purchased $1 million of stock in the company he works for as a sign of faith that the Blue Oval can and will recover. You might recall Farley from his recent promotion, one resulting from a March management shakeup that forced Ford’s former head of automotive Joe Hinrichs out […] The post Ford’s Farley Buys Up $1 Million in Company Stock appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Stock, Ford Motor Co, Blue Oval, Farley, Jim Hackett, Jim Farley, News Blog, Joe Hinrichs, Ford Motor Company COO Jim Farley


New Toyota compact SUV in the works, to go against Jeep Compass - Report

The Toyota RAV4 has become significantly bigger over the years. So, a new...
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IAB Debunks: Royal Enfield doesn't plan to launch 14 new bikes

Rumours about Royal Enfield planning to launch 14 new bikes have spread like...
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