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Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid: Ford’s Answer to Rising Gas Prices

On June 8th 2020, the Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid was unveiled for the first time. Ford’s latest rendition of the Escape offers an EPA estimated all-electric fuel economy rating of 100 MPGe (combined) and an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range. The company anticipates this level of efficiency will be received positively by consumers, as fuel prices are expected to return to a pre-COVID-19 lockdown point in the coming months. Though the Escape Plug-In Hybrid sounds quite practi...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Toyota, Epa, Fusion Energi, Tang, Ford Escape, Car News, Ford Motor Company Ford, Ford Co, Hau Thai Tang Ford, Ford Motor Company Original, Josh Boyd, Ford Escape Plug in Hybrid, Ford Escape Plug


2020 Toyota GR Supra Review: Fast, Furious & Fun

2020 Toyota GR Supra In Our Opinion: It's not practical, but it does get pretty good gas mileage! After an absence that spanned two decades, we think the Supra stands tall in its first year back on the market. If you are looking for a fun car and have a little extra dough, you will be happy with the 2020 Supra. We think it offers a lot of performance for the dollar. Exterior Styling 90 Interior Layout 70 Driving Dynamics 96 Safety & Tech Features 74 ...
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, Michelin, Bmw, Denis, Android Auto, Supra, Brembo, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Supra, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Toyota GR Supra, Premium Supra


Need A More Exciting Weekend Porsche? This 996 GT2 CS Wants To Join Your Collection

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Tags: Racing, Autos, GT2, Porsche GT2/GT3, Clubsport, Porsche 996, 996, Mezger, GT2 Club Sport, GT2 Clubsport


Now Might Be a Good Time to Sell Your Car

After coronavirus lockdowns wiped out vehicle production for a few months, dealer inventories are going to have to wait a little longer than normal to be resupplied with new product. Meanwhile, the used market has become awash with cars offloaded by rental agencies with no use for them — except as a way to drum […] The post Now Might Be a Good Time to Sell Your Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recession, Economy, Auto Industry, Used Cars, Autos, Automotive Industry, Auto Sales, News Blog, Vehicle Pricing, Secondhand market, Car Values


Report: Tesla Close to Choosing Austin?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made it painfully clear that Texas is his first choice when it comes to locations for a second U.S. vehicle assembly plant. The executive, disillusioned and annoyed with Silicon Valley and the general California experience, had somewhere in the central or southern U.S. on his mind when he started hunting […] The post Report: Tesla Close to Choosing Austin? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, California, Tesla, Production, Austin, Autos, Silicon Valley, Incentives, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Cybertruck, Tesla Cybertruck


Report: Ghosn Actually Does Appear to Have Been Set Up

Carlos Ghosn’s claim that he was the target of an industrial coup is looking a lot more valid this week after emails surfaced showing a high degree of internal organization regarding his ousting and subsequent criminal charges. The former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was infamous for wanting further integration within the pact. In fact, his aim […] The post Report: Ghosn Actually Does Appear to Have Been Set Up appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Scandal, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Renault, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Greg Kelly, News Blog, Hiroto Saikawa, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Hot Legal Action, Hari Nada, Corporate Coups


Juiced: Ford Bronco Can’t Seem to Shake Its Association With a Certain Low-speed Chase

Your author was once a CNN addict. As soon as cable TV reached his humble childhood home, you could find him sitting cross-legged in front of that 20-inch set, absorbing a flood of diverse, on-the-scene news reporting taking place in a number of locales outside the Beltway. It was like Opposite World compared to today. […] The post Juiced: Ford Bronco Can’t Seem to Shake Its Association With a Certain Low-speed Chase appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Cnn, Heritage, Ford, Autos, SUVs, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Infamy, Ford Bronco Ca n't Seem to Shake Its Association


NHTSA Readies New Voluntary Autonomous Driving Database

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to release new guidance for automakers to make autonomous testing data available to the public. As you are no doubt aware, the concept of self-driving cars is losing steam. The industry finds itself confronting hurdles it never could have anticipated, slowing progress, while high-profile mishaps have shaken […] The post NHTSA Readies New Voluntary Autonomous Driving Database appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulation, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Sae, Dot, Nhtsa, Ntsb, Avs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Self Driving, News Blog, Autonomous Testing


Podcast #619: What Driving Tells Us About Agency, Skill, and Freedom

According to Silicon Valley, self-driving cars are the future of transportation. Instead of owning and driving a car, you can just summon an AI-operated vehicle with your smartphone and have this superpowered computer taxi you to your destination. No more car maintenance, no more traffic, no more accidents.  It may sound great on the face of it, but my guest today argues that shifting from being a driver to being a mere passenger represents an existential risk in and of itself, as well as a s...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Cars, America, Silicon Valley, Matthew, Matthew Crawford, Robert Putnam, Matthew Matthew, Matthew How, de Tocqueville Bowling Alone


Quick Sales Rebound? Forget It, Says Bank of America

U.S. auto sales were already heading into a long-predicted cooling-off period when that spiky little virus arrived, throwing economies into disarray. As a result of the coronavirus’ impact on world markets, including that of the U.S., a return to the kinds of volume the industry enjoyed over the past few years won’t take place overnight. […] The post Quick Sales Rebound? Forget It, Says Bank of America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Bank Of America, Consumer Spending, Studies, Autos, Forecasts, News Blog, Coroanvirus


Ford Edge, Lincoln Nautilus in Danger?

Ford’s utility vehicle lineup may grow too crowded to sustain the midsize Edge and its Lincoln Nautilus sibling for much longer. That’s the opinion of AutoForecast Solutions’ Sam Fiorani, who claims the Blue Oval has cancelled next-generation versions of both models. Introduced for the 2015 model year and facelifted for 2019, the two-row Edge and […] The post Ford Edge, Lincoln Nautilus in Danger? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Canada, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Edge, Nautilus, Blue Oval, Ford Edge, News Blog, Product Planning, Lincoln Nautilus, Ford Edge Lincoln Nautilus, AutoForecast Solutions, Sam Fiorani


Most affordable electric cars for 2020

Teslas are expensive to most, but one of its cars made our cheapest EV list along with eight other models.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, EVs, Buying Guides, Affordable Electric Cars, Cheap Electric Cars, cheapest EVs


Can A Manual Ever Match A Modern Auto To 62mph?

Jon Benson of Tyre Reviews set out to see if modern automatics are as unbeatable as claimed, using a pair of M2 Competitions
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Bread and Butter Update: 2021 Nissan Rogue Brings Brawnier Body and a Way to Spend More

No one would accuse the current-generation Rogue of oozing too much testosterone. Few, if any, in its class do. The compact crossover sold very well, however, making it an absolutely crucial product for a company reeling from two financial body blows. A bloated business and declining sales mingled with pandemic woes this year, making it […] The post Bread and Butter Update: 2021 Nissan Rogue Brings Brawnier Body and a Way to Spend More appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Nissan, New Cars, Nissan Rogue, Rogue, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Nissan Rogue


The Lanmodo Night Vision System Made Me Feel Like I Was Driving With Pricey Superpowers

The Lanmodo Night Vision system won’t turn your car into the Batmobile, but it definitely has that halo of techno-magic worthy of a Batman comic. It’s a night vision system in color for your car. It literally turns night into day and is so easy to use that you don’t even have to professionally install it. Which is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Driving, Batmobile, Night Vision, Lanmodo Night Vision


Uber and Waymo expected to share autonomous vehicle test data with public in new tool

In an attempt to quell public skepticism of self-driving vehicles, the government body that oversees national highway safety in the US is asking manufacturers to share their autonomous driving test data. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is today unveiling the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (or AV TEST), Reuters reports. (The AV TEST website is currently live, but a cached version can be accessed.) [Read: Demand for scooters trebles as Bri...
Tags: Startups, Cars, US, World, Working From Home, Shift, Reuters, Waymo


Coronavirus Still a ‘Thing’ for Volkswagen As Mexican Facilities Remain Shuttered

Don’t let that beer in your hand (and the public patio surrounding you)fool you into believing everything’s normal — the novel coronavirus is still causing headaches, including for automakers attempting to return to full-scale production. For Volkswagen, it means the plants supplying U.S. dealers with strong-selling models will remain offline for a while longer, complicating […] The post Coronavirus Still a ‘Thing’ for Volkswagen As Mexican Facilities Remain Shuttered appeared first on The Truth...
Tags: Mexico, Production, Autos, Volkswagen, Don, News Blog, Coronavirus


Today Is Ride to Work Day

For the 29th Time Many of you have already left for your morning commute, but if you haven’t, make sure to head out on two wheels. Today, June 15th is Ride to Work Day. This annual event is designed to promote commuting on two wheels.  It doesn’t matter what kind of two-wheeled machine you have in your garage, get out on it for your morning commute. Honestly, with the weather being what it is lately, you should be doing this every day, but especially do it for this morning. The organization tha...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Events, Ride to Work


Triumph Takes the Bonneville T100 and T120 Black Editions to India

Blacked-out Bonnies The Triumph Bonneville is a fantastic classic-looking motorcycle that’s popular around the world. Triumph has some Bonneville T100 and T120 Black special edition motorcycles, and the company launched the new editions of the bikes in India. The T100 Black takes the standard Bonnie and blacks out the exhaust system and puts black on everything from the rims to the engine covers. There’s not much new other than the dark colors, but the Times of India did note that the bike gets...
Tags: India, Uncategorized, Motorcycles, Triumph, Bonnie, Times of India, Motorcycle News


Hyundai i10 N Line launched overseas, priced at INR 16 lakh [Walkaround Video]

The Hyundai i10 N Line has been launched in Germany, for a price of EUR 18,790,...
Tags: Germany, Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai i10 N Line


2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Is Still Planning to Go Ahead in August

One of the Few Events Happening? A while back I reported that the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was expected to continue business as usual despite the Coronavirus and all the concerns surrounding it. At that time the event was still several months out, and I expected Sturgis to update things as needed. Well, according to RideApart, things are going to proceed as scheduled.  Randy Peterson, the owner of Sturgis.com, which is the original website for the large motorcycle rally, said that the City...
Tags: Motorcycles, Randy Peterson, Sturgis, Motorcycle News, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis Rally, Motorcycle Events, 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, City of Sturgis


Junkyard Find: 1987 Hyundai Excel 3-Door Hatchback

Until the appearance of the Chrysler 200 and the current generation of Mitsubishi Mirage, the fastest average showroom-to-junkyard speed I’d ever seen with a new car took place with the first-generation Hyundai Excel. Even the wretched Yugo, its rival for the title of Cheapest New Car Available In America, seemed to hold together until at […] The post Junkyard Find: 1987 Hyundai Excel 3-Door Hatchback appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, America, Excel, Autos, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Denver, 1980s, 1987, Hyundai Excel, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 1987 Hyundai Excel, Korean Cars


Dacia Launches Inventive Lockdown Spot to Show You Can Do a Lot with a Little

Dacia, the best value car brand in the UK, has launched a TV ad to show that when you apply Dacia’s smart engineering and ingenuity to the world of marketing, you can make a little go a long way. With UK lockdown restrictions easing, Dacia aims to be front of mind for those thinking of buying an award-winning car on a lower budget.Where many car brands might balk at the idea of creating an advert without a full production crew, hired actors and budget, Dacia saw an opportunity to use the same sm...
Tags: UK, Advertising, Tel Aviv, Automotive, Publicis, Dacia, Dacia UK, Dacia Renault, Vania Muggia, Publicis•Poke


Chevrolet Has A New 562bhp LS7-Based Crate Engine

The LS427/570 crate uses the legendary 7.0-litre LS7 as a starting point but switches to simpler wet-sump lubrication while increasing the power
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Vespa and Christian Dior Team Up for a Special Vespa 946

A Scooter and Accessories Vespa and Christian Dior were founded in the same year. The two brands have become exceptionally important in their respective industries, and now they collaborated on the Vespa 946 Christian Dior scooter.  The Vespa 946 features a monohull construction with graphic lines that pay tribute to both brands’ rich histories. The Vespa 946 was first presented in 2012 in Milan. It’s very clearly a Vespa utilizing many of the classic design elements of the company, but it also...
Tags: Milan, Motorcycles, Scooters, Italy, Christian Dior, Vespa, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Motorcycle News, Piaggio Group, Motoplex, Christian Dior Team


Next-gen Skoda Octavia to be launched in India in February 2021 - Report

The next-gen Skoda Octavia will be launched in India in February 2021. Had...
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Lotus to make one last gasoline car before pivoting entirely to electric drivetrains

Lotus, the British sports car company that helped with the original Tesla Roadster, is pivoting entirely to electric drivetrains for its future vehicles. Speaking to UK motoring magazine Autoexpress, Lotus CEO Phil Popham said the company will release one more combustion enginevehicle before moving entirely to battery electric platforms. The sportscar maker will release one more combustion vehicle in the next two years, then it’s all electric after that it seems. Popham is clear the future is el...
Tags: Startups, UK, Cars, World, Lotus, Shift, Popham, Phil Popham, Autoexpress Lotus


Mouse Charging

We had a pretty stunning weekend weather-wise and while Saturday was taken up with some work around the house, on Sunday I was ready for a wee ride.With the Connie still waiting on a battery and the Tenere having had a bit of action lately, it was time to put some ergs back into the WR's battery and flip a few more stones - multi-tasking even...After a quick trip over to my folks place I got to [Author: Andrew Thomson]
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The C'était Un Rendez-Vous Follow-Up Underwhelms

'Le Grand Rendez-Vous' follow-up its controversial predecessor with a Ferrari SF90 and Charles LeClerc, but it's something of a disappointment
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Demand for scooters trebles as Brits look to avoid public transport

As coronavirus lockdown measures lift, commuters in the UK are shunning public transport in favor of personal options like sit-on scooters and mopeds. According to figures from online vehicle marketplace, AutoTrader, inquiries for mopeds and scooters in the first week of June were three times what they were over the same period last year. In the last week of May, inquiries were already double what they were a year earlier. Advert views for mopeds were up by 32% year-on-year in the last week of M...
Tags: Startups, UK, Cars, World, Scooters, Shift



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