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Toyota’s first plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime priced a skosh under $40,000

When Toyota unveiled the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime in November, the vehicle garnered a lot of attention because it achieved two seemingly conflicting goals. It was Toyota’s most fuel efficient and one of its most powerful vehicles. Now, it’s getting praise for managing a base price under $40,000. Toyota said Friday that the standard trim of the plug-in vehicle, the RAV4 Prime SE, will start at $39,220,  a price that includes the mandatory $1,120 destination charge. This plug-in RAV4 will have an al...
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CarShield Reviews: Is A CarShield Extended Warranty Worth It?

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. CarShield offers six extended auto warranty plans, with covering ranging from basic powertrain protection to exclusionary coverage.Some CarShield plans cover vehicles up to 200,000 miles.The company has covered over one million vehicles and has paid out over $1 billion in claims. Every new vehicle comes with a factory warranty that covers breakdowns for at least the first few years of...
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Ghana Have Factories: African Nation Bans Importation of Old Cars

Ghana has banned the importation of cars older than 10 years in a move designed to attract automotive plants. As a major importer of second-hand vehicles, the West African nation is largely dependent upon cars discarded by other nations. However, the country’s leadership wants it to become an automotive hub for at least a healthy chunk […] The post Ghana Have Factories: African Nation Bans Importation of Old Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Africa, Autos, Ghana, Industry News, News Blog, Ghanian Auto Industry


Audi launches high-tech car unit Artemis to fast-track a ‘pioneering’ EV to market

Audi has created a new business unit called Artemis to bring electric vehicles equipped with highly automated driving systems and other tech to market faster — the latest bid by the German automaker to become more agile and competitive. The traditional automotive industry, where the design to start of production cycle might take five to seven years, has been grappling with how to bring new and innovative products to market more quickly to meet consumers’ fickle demands. The model is more akin...
Tags: TC, Germany, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Volkswagen, Audi, Electric Car, Artemis, Self-driving Car, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Audi AG, Digital Services


992 Porsche 911 Turbo Review: Faster, Sharper, And More Excessive Than Ever

It's too fast for its own good, but you have to admire the brilliant execution of the latest 911 Turbo S
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The Wraith Deserves to Be Mentioned Among the Iconic '80s Cult Movies

A murdered teen is resurrected as a revenge-driven alien who picks off the gang members who killed him in a series of deadly car races. That’s the basic plot of The Wraith, the 1986 film written and directed by Mike Marvin. I had an odd affinity for it growing up but hadn’t watched from the beginning in several…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Cars, Racing, Aliens, Charlie Sheen, Retro Review, Nick Cassavetes, The Wraith, Mike Marvin


2021 Acura TLX: Renaissance of Japanese Sport Sedans? We Think So!

The 2021 Acura TLX is everything we’re hoping for and more. The second-generation TLX bears no resemblance to the outgoing model, and that’s a good thing. For starters, the old TLX was underpowered and bland to drive, making it a hard sell compared to the feisty Germans. But when Acura previewed the unforgettable Type S Concept at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering in California last year, we knew the incoming TLX would signal the renaissance of Japanese sports sedans. And based on what we’re...
Tags: California, Autos, Acura, VTEC, Mercedes AMG, NSX, Acura TLX, Daytona Prototype, Ikeda, Car News, Jon Ikeda, TLX, Acura ARX, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Motorsports Gathering


Renault Makes Like Nissan, Cuts Future Production, Spending, Jobs

The same week that Nissan outlined a supposedly sustainable path forward, alliance partner Renault did the same thing, revealing a blueprint for a streamlined business and pared-down workforce in the years ahead. Annual production will be cut, plants will be shuttered, and about 15,000 employees will be let go, the automaker said. The company’s problem […] The post Renault Makes Like Nissan, Cuts Future Production, Spending, Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, France, Autos, Nissan, Renault, Alliance, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Renault-Nissan Alliance


Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto

Apple and Google may never sell their own cars, but they've already planted their flag in the auto industry.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Cars, Trends, Carplay, Android Auto, Infotainment Systems


Keep Your Driver, Uber Tells Select Customers

Amid widespread suspicion of other human beings and the general sense that public transit is a terrible way to travel when COVID-19 lurks everywhere, Uber has rolled out a feature offered overseas to some of its U.S. customers. Instead of hailing a ride to the grocery store (or what have you), then dialing up another […] The post Keep Your Driver, Uber Tells Select Customers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Safety, Autos, Mobility, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Coronavirus, COVID


Taste of Tsukuba: A classic Suzuki GS1200SS race bike

If you like to play Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport, you’ll know the Tsukuba circuit. It’s hugely popular with the street tuner guys, who use it for ‘time attack’ sprints—and it’s also home to some of Japan’s biggest motorcycle races, second only to the Suzuka 8 Hours. In May and November every year, the circuit hosts the famous ‘Taste of Tsukuba’ races. These are open to classic race bikes, and the array of the machinery lined up on the grid is mouthwatering. And when racing restarts in Jap...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Gran Turismo, Portland Oregon, North Carolina, Jason, Exif, Brembo, CNC, Suzuki, Suzuka, Yoshimura, WSBK, Suzuki GSX, Suzuki Motorcycles


Should Tesla Start Advertising?

Tesla shareholders are scheduled to vote in July on whether or not the brand should start advertising product like every other automaker on the planet. It’s something the board and CEO Elon Musk have long resisted, and not without good reason. As a car brand, Tesla probably enjoys more free publicity than anyone else. Musk […] The post Should Tesla Start Advertising? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos


GM Hits the Ramp, Accelerates

There’s inventories to be filled with trucks and crossovers, and time’s wasting. After staging a cautious, production-limited restart of its North American assembly plants on May 18th, General Motors is prepared to put its foot down, boosting output at numerous locations. Hungry dealers can’t wait. Reporting a restart process that went “smoothly,” GM said Thursday, […] The post GM Hits the Ramp, Accelerates appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Assembly, Pickups, News Blog, Coronavirus


Ford will sanitize its police SUVs by blasting them with massive amounts of heat

New software update is available immediately
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2021 Buick Envision: Let’s Try This Again

A seldom-mentioned player in the compact crossover arena, the Chinese-built Buick Envision had a complicated introduction to the U.S. market, landing in the middle of the 2016 model year with only pricey uplevel trims in tow. Buick quickly rectified the problem, adding lower-tier fare and sinking the Envision’s entry price to a more palatable level. […] The post 2021 Buick Envision: Let’s Try This Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Crossovers, New Cars, Envision, Buick, Buick Envision, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Buick Envision


Buy/Drive/Burn: Unpopular V8 Sedans From 2016

Commenter Chocolatedeath is absolutely adamant we talk about today’s trio of unpopular sedans. They’ve all got V8s, rear-drive, and found few buyers in their day, but that won’t stop us from choosing one among them to take home. So, without further adieu, let’s take a look at Chocolatedeath’s car comparison, shall we? Hyundai Equus Believe […] The post Buy/Drive/Burn: Unpopular V8 Sedans From 2016 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Motorcycle Industry Council Says Sales Stayed Strong Despite COVID-19

Some Good News The Motorcycle Industry Council held a webinar yesterday and in that webinar, the MIC leadership told attendees that powersports sales managed to stay high despite the fact that COVID-19 has caused all sorts of disruptions. This should come as a surprise to many due to the fact that the economy around the world has taken a major hit. While the council didn’t provide exact numbers in its presentation that I saw, it did provide a couple of handy graphs, which I’ve included here for...
Tags: Motorcycles, Mic, Pritchard, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Industry Council, Coronavirus, Erik Pritchard


Uber’s latest feature lets riders book by the hour and make multiple stops

Uber is bringing a new feature to the U.S. that lets users book rides for $50 an hour and make multiple stops as the ride-hailing company tries to respond to changing consumer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hourly booking feature, which is already available in a handful of international cities in Australia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, will launch in a dozen U.S. cities beginning Monday. The product will be available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Tampa ...
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Uber latest features lets riders book by the hour and make multiple stops

Uber is bringing a new feature to the U.S. that lets users book rides for $50 an hour and make multiple stops as the ride-hailing company tries to respond to changing consumer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hourly booking feature, which is already available in a handful of international cities in Australia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, will launch in a dozen U.S. cities beginning Monday. The product will be available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Ta...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, Australia, Africa, Tech, Atlanta, Chicago, Automotive, Middle East, Transport, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Houston, Orlando


Don’t Miss These Five Great Porsche Reads

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Tags: Resources, 911, Reading, Porsche, Autos, Derek Bell, Group C, 356, Porsche Photography, Porsche Books, Driver's Education, 992


How to update Uconnect Infotainment Systems

Here's how to keep your car's infotainment system up to date and enjoy the latest features and enhancements.
Tags: Apple, Android, Cars, Trends, Fca, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Uconnect, Car Apps, Uconnect Infotainment Systems


SRK Design Creates Concept KX-Inspired Rendering

The Want Is Strong A while back, Royal Enfield revealed the Concept KX bobber. Never meant to be a production bike, the design was supposed to inspire future machines. It has been a while since that bike was revealed. Now SRK Design has a new rendering that’s Concept KX-inspired. It was showcased on Gaadi Waadi. The SRK Designs rendering comes after reports of Royal Enfield expanding its 650cc lineup. This is good news for customers, and it should prove to be a smart move for the company, too. ...
Tags: Motorcycles, SRK, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield


Move Over, Mach-E: Ford Confirms Mustang Mach 1 Revival

It’s the second time the Mach 1 moniker has returned from the grave. On Friday, Ford confirmed rumors of a retro resurrection, revealing that the newest Mustang Mach 1 will bow for 2021 as a limited-edition model geared for the track. We’re not talking a Dodge Demon or Hellcat here. Instead, the Mach 1 leaves […] The post Move Over, Mach-E: Ford Confirms Mustang Mach 1 Revival appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Mustang, Mach, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ford Mustang Mach 1, Mustang Mach, Dodge Demon, Mach 1, Ford Confirms Mustang Mach


Can You Buy an Affordable & Reliable Used Vehicle Right Now? Here is What The Data Says

Summer is usually a popular time to buy a car as many shoppers use their tax returns to help fund a down payment. However, given the current state of the economy and the fact many consumers are still housebound, car sales have plummeted. As a result, dealers are looking for ways to sell their inventory while still adhering to social distancing guidelines. If you need a new-to-you set of wheels and are financially able to do so, now could be an opportune time to purchase a used vehicle. Wh...
Tags: Shopping, Guides, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Tahoe, Hertz, Tacoma, Durango, Chevy Suburban, Chevy Impala, Toyota Tacoma, Honda Odyssey, Acura MDX, Toyota Corolla


2020 Hyundai i20 road testing continues, spied once again

You saw these pictures in India first on IndianAutosBlog.com! For those who...
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New Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe & New Mercedes-AMG GT R launched in India - IAB Report

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe and new Mercedes-AMG GT R have been launched in...
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Norton Motorcycles Interim CEO John Russell Talks the Future

A New Chapter for Norton In a recent interview with Superbike, interim CEO of Norton Motorcycles, John Russell, talked about the future of Norton. While the conversation ranges across many things, there’s one thing that’s certain, Russell wants to make customers happy with Norton again.  One of the first topics that caught my eye is that previously Norton only made about one motorcycle a week. Russell said that number would go up considerably. He also said that while the company would like to m...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, Norton, Russell, John Russell, Motorcycle News, Harley Davidson Europe, Norton motorcycles, Norton Motorcycles Interim


Android Auto vs. Apple CarPlay

Apple and Google may never sell their own cars, but they've already planted their flag in the auto industry.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Cars, Trends, Android Auto, Apple Carplay


Dodge Challenger ACR Allegedly Still in Development

Dodge has been rumored to be working on a Challenger American Club Racer (ACR) for a while, encouraging your author to enact Google Alerts anytime the applicable terms crop up online. We hit pay dirt Thursday when Allpar issued insider information on the vehicle’s progress. While you may have encountered previous ACR models from Dodge, most […] The post Dodge Challenger ACR Allegedly Still in Development appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Check Out Harley-Davidson’s New IRONe Limited Edition Balance Bikes

IRONe 16 and IRONe 12 Harley-Davidson may have a new corporate strategy moving forward, but it seems it’s not totally letting go of some of the new initiatives it started. Harley just released limited-edition versions of its electric balance bikes for kids. The IRONe 16 and the IRONe 12 Limited Edition come in a unique color that matches the LiveWire. Built on the StaCyc’s design these bikes will get kiddos on an electric Harley at a young age. Harley bought StaCyc a while back and that move ha...
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