Tesla ‘full self-driving’ option to get a price bump, Elon Musk says

The CEO tweeted that the price hike will land on July 1
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Self-driving Cars, FSD, Full Self-driving

Should You Buy a Car Right Now? What to Consider Before Making a Major Purchase During a Pandemic

If you were planning on getting a new car before the COVID-19 outbreak, you probably have several questions regarding whether or not you should go through with the purchase. In the news, you are likely to see or read about two trends right now: a decrease in vehicle price and an increase in flexibility with financing. “Buyers should have lower borrowing costs, and dealers may be more likely to offer better terms for consumers such as lower interest expenses,” said Phong Ly, CEO of ...
Tags: Google, Shopping, America, Guides, United States, Ford, Autos, Chevrolet, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Better Business Bureau, Volvo, Anthony, Dominic, Vroom

Mk8 Golf Deliveries Suspended Over Software Gremlins

We don’t know what’s going on with Volkswagen’s software, but if the automaker doesn’t sort it out quickly, it runs the risk of becoming infamous for it. Technical glitches have plagued the launch of Volkswagen Group’s most recent models; so much so, it’s starting to become a trend. Obviously, there were “software issues” that allowed […] The post Mk8 Golf Deliveries Suspended Over Software Gremlins appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Software, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Delays, Glitches, Volkswagen Group, GTI, VW Golf, News Blog, Product Planning, Mk8 Golf, Delivery Delays, Mk8, Software Problems

Thai-market Nissan Kicks e-Power Could be a Design Omen

Almost every day I go for a walk that takes me up the hill behind my apartment. And on that route, I pass by a black, base model Nissan Kicks parked in my neighbor’s driveway. A value special, for sure, and one with a decent amount of attributes — its starting price being topmost among them. […] The post Thai-market Nissan Kicks e-Power Could be a Design Omen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Autos, Nissan, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Nissan Kicks, News Blog, Refresh, Styling, Product Planning, E-Power, 2021 Nissan Kicks, Nissan Kicks e-Power

Rare Rides: The 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta – Building a Brand

Rare Rides has covered a few De Tomaso vehicles in past, but today’s Italian classic predates all those presented thus far. From 1970, it’s the second car ever offered by its parent brand, and the first model which was produced in a mass quantity of over 100 vehicles. Let’s learn about the Mangusta. The Mangusta was […] The post Rare Rides: The 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta – Building a Brand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Long Road to Recovery: Supply Chain Troubles Impact Industry Relaunch

As predicted, supply issues are hampering the automotive industry’s relaunch. The good news is that practically everyone on the planet understood this would be a problem, but it’s undercut by the preliminary damage created by coronavirus lockdowns. While automakers had sizable cash reserves with which to endure an economic shutdown, many suppliers did not. Small […] The post Long Road to Recovery: Supply Chain Troubles Impact Industry Relaunch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supply Chain, Tesla, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, North America, Detroit, Demand, Long Road, News Blog, Coronavirus, New Coronavirus Countermeasures Automobile Council, Part Supply, Supply Troubles

Missing Link: A Ducati Pantah built for a car designer

If there’s something missing from Ducati’s current lineup, it’s a modern cafe racer with strong ties to the past. Sure, there’s the oddly named Scrambler Cafe Racer—but that submodel doesn’t evoke as much nostalgia as a SportClassic or MH900e. What Ducati really needs is something in the same vein as this magnificent Ducati 600SL Pantah. Built by Ruamachines and based on a 1982 Ducati 600SL Pantah, it’s an effortlessly cool cafe racer with a better-than-factory vibe. Highlights include Italia...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Porto, Victor, Bologna, Alcantara, Armando, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Ducati Pantah, Ducati Cafe Racer, Armando Fontes, Victor Rocha, Cafe racers, Ruamachines, Esmoriz

2021 Toyota Sienna: Have It Your Way

Long overdue for a revamp, the fourth-generation Toyota Sienna bowed today, ditching the previous model’s 3.5-liter V6 engine in favor of a more fuel-conscious alternative. Before, the long-running minivan offered buyers the option of braving wintry weather or semi-rugged excursions with the confidence of all-wheel drive. That option remains — but it’s coupled with a […] The post 2021 Toyota Sienna: Have It Your Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota, Awd, New Cars, Hybrid, Sienna, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning, 2021 Toyota Sienna

IIHS names 2020 Audi A6 Allroad a Top Safety Pick+

Filed under: Etc.,Audi,Safety,Wagon,Luxury,Off-Road,Performance Continue reading IIHS names 2020 Audi A6 Allroad a Top Safety Pick+ IIHS names 2020 Audi A6 Allroad a Top Safety Pick+ originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 May 2020 13:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Bird One electric scooter down to record-low price — today only

Looking for a rugged e-scooter for recreation or commuting? Here's an attractive opportunity.
Tags: Deals, Outdoors, Cars, Trends, Electric Scooter, Bird One, Memorial Day 2020, Bird One Electric Scooter

Second Chances: Toyota Gives the Venza Another Shot

The Venza was an interesting product for Toyota. With the benefit of hindsight, we can agree it was a model just slightly ahead of its time. A car-based, ever-so-mildly upscale crossover with two rows of seating and a choice of powertrains, the Venza offered buyers a more stylish alternative to the smaller RAV4 and midsize […] The post Second Chances: Toyota Gives the Venza Another Shot appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Heritage, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, New Cars, Venza, Toyota Venza, News Blog, Product Planning, Cuvs

Deals We Love This Week: Bell Helmets 20% Off Sale

Get Yourself a Killer Helmet This Riding Season Need a good helmet? When was the last time you upgraded or updated? If you can’t remember, now might be the time. Revzilla has some good deals on all sorts of helmets, and right now the company is offering 20 percent off Bell Helmets.  Every week I take a look at the best deals out there, and this week, the 20 percent off Bell Helmets has caught my eye. If you want to see all of the deals on Bell helmets, click here. If you want to see my favorite...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bell, Dot, MIPS, ECE, Snell, RevZilla, Bell Helmets, Bell Star, Bell Helmets Every, Bell Star MIPS DLX Tantrum Helmet, Revzilla Bell, Bell Eliminator Rally Helmet, Revzilla Bell Revolver EVO

2020 Genesis G90 Review: More Than a “Generic Brand” Luxury Car

2020 Genesis G90 In Our Opinion: Our contemporaries in the automotive press have praised the Genesis G90, and we feel compelled to join them in that cadence. The G90 is a simple recipe: one part new technology, one part old school motorcar. Put in the oven (assembly plant) and bake. Let cool at a lower MSRP than the rest of the market. Exterior Styling 75 Interior Layout 82 Driving Dynamics 94 Safety & Tech Features 80 Everyday Functionality 77 ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Bmw, Audi, Detroit, Genesis, Mercedes Benz, G90, Danielle, Carl Anthony, Plymouth Michigan, Test Drives, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation

The New Ford Ranger Thunder Has A Raptor Engine

Ford has put the Ranger Raptor's twin-turbo diesel engine into the limited edition Thunder
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Porsche’s Iconic Targa Is Back For The 992 Generation

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, Targa, 911 Targa, 992

Royal Enfield, Yamaha, and MV Agusta Offer Warranty Extensions

Due to COVID-19 If you can’t get your motorcycle properly serviced then keeping up with the requirements of your warranty can be tough. Also, the fact that many places have bans on non-essential travel means time on warranties for the folks who can’t ride is running out. To help combat this some manufacturers—Royal Enfield, Yamaha, and MV Agusta to name a few—are offering warranty extensions. Royal Enfield was the first to jump on this, according to RideApart. The company is extending the warra...
Tags: Motorcycles, Yamaha, AgustA, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield Yamaha

Hertz Taps New CEO to Guide Its Way Out of a Viral Mess

Rental car giant Hertz, which recently struck a deal with creditors amid debt incurred by the coronavirus pandemic, has a new CEO. Paul Stone, formerly the company’s executive vice president and North American chief retail operations officer, was named to the top spot on Monday. There, he’ll face a full plate, though saving the company will […] The post Hertz Taps New CEO to Guide Its Way Out of a Viral Mess appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rental Cars, Hertz, CEOs, Paul Stone, News Blog, Executive Shuffle, Rental Agencies

The Ebroh Bravo GLE Is a 125cc Equivalent Electric Motorcycle

Perfect for Beginners? The Spanish company Ebroh has a new motorcycle called the Bravo GLE. It’s a smaller electric motorcycle and is the equivalent to a 125cc gas-powered bike. This makes the electric motorcycle great for beginners or relatively new riders. It’s a bike that’s reasonably priced and offers pretty good performance. The motorcycle gets a Lithium 75 Ah 72 V battery and a 5,000-watt brushless electric motor. The maximum speed for this bike is 110 km/h, which works out to about 68 mp...
Tags: Motorcycles, CSC city slicker, Ebroh, 125cc Equivalent Electric Motorcycle

SW-MOTECH’s USA Division Will Start Serving Customers and Dealers in June

June 1, 2020, to be Exact Earlier this year, I reported the SW-MOTECH founded its first branch in the U.S., and that it would be expanding its operations here. Well, now more information has recently come out. The company will now start serving customers and dealers on June 1, 2020. SW-MOTECH also announced Sarah Schilke as the head of U.S. operations, and the appointment of Quentin Wilson (formerly of Ducati and Alta Motors) for customer and dealer technical support, and Christain Hansen (als...
Tags: Accessories, United States, Motorcycles, Ducati, Pacific Northwest, Sarah, Motorcycle News, SW-Motech, Alta Motors, USA Division Will Start Serving Customers, Sarah Schilke, Quentin Wilson, Christain Hansen, Speedymoto, SW MOTECH USA

Acura RLX: Add Another Grave to the Sedan Cemetery

Yes, it’s true. The news that marred your sunny and/or drenching weekend cannot be ignored: the slow-selling, highly complex Acura RLX flagship will not stage a return for 2021. If it did, would anyone have noticed? That’s doubtful, given the model’s shrinking sales volumes. In a statement reported by Car and Driver late Friday, Acura said, […] The post Acura RLX: Add Another Grave to the Sedan Cemetery appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Premium, Acura, Acura RLX, Sedans, News Blog, RLX, Product Planning, Discontinuations

REV’IT! Wants to Celebrate Your Hometown Heroes With Gear

Nominate the People Making a Difference In this interesting time in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic going, REV’IT! wants to recognize and reward the hometown heroes out there who are helping others in a time of dire need. The company is asking for people to nominate their “hometown or unsung heroes” and the company will select 20 of the most uplifting stories and send them $1,000 worth of motorcycle safety apparel. The company said that its mission is always to protect riders and it sees t...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, REV'IT, Coronavirus

BS6 Yamaha MT-15 gets a price hike - IAB Report

The BS6 Yamaha MT-15 has received a price hike, albeit in only the Ice Fluo...
Tags: Autos, Iab, Yamaha

Junkyard Find: 1967 Chevrolet Impala Sedan

During the middle 1960s, the Chevrolet full-sized sedan was the most mainstream car in North America. The pinnacle for sales numbers came in 1965, with way more than a million new big Chevrolets sold, but 1967 saw 1,127,700 Biscaynes, Bel Airs, Impalas, and Caprices leave the showrooms (if you include wagons in the count, and […] The post Junkyard Find: 1967 Chevrolet Impala Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, North America, Chevrolet, Denver, 1960s, Chevrolet Impala, Impala, Caprice, Sedan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 1967, Powerglide, 1967 Chevrolet

Top 10 Hyundai Creta features double-priced VW T-Roc doesn't offer - IAB Picks

The 2020 Hyundai Creta and the VW T-Roc are two of the most feature-loaded SUVs...
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Honda may start manufacturing twin-cylinder bikes in India before KTM - IAB Report

Honda has strong future plans for India. The Japanese two-wheeler giant wants...
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How Volkswagen is taking the Golf GTI into the digital age

What happens when the past and future collide in an iconic car?
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Hot Hatch

Dyson’s ‘600-mile’ electric car won’t ever see the light of day — and I’m glad

Despite his company’s best efforts, British inventor and entrepreneur James Dyson killed his firm’s electric car project last year as it did nothing but hoover up funds, including his own money. But something good still might come out of it. In an interview with The Times, Dyson finally unveiled his company’s electric vehicle prototype, which was originally supposed to be launched this year had it all gone to plan. He also revealed how he funneled £500 million ($605 million) of his own money int...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, James Dyson, Dyson, Times, Shift

Here's Your Chance To Buy An E30 BMW M3 Formerly Owned By Paul Walker

A low-mileage E30 M3 has come up for sale, and it was purportedly part of Paul Walker's huge car collection
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KTM bikes in India get a price hike of over INR 4,000 - Report

KTM has increased the prices across the range except for the KTM 790 Duke in...
Tags: India, Autos, KTM

Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 & Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 get their first price hike - IAB Report

Prices of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 have been...
Tags: Autos, Iab, Husqvarna Svartpilen, Husqvarna Vitpilen

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