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Foursome: America Shuns Non-Crew Cabs Like Never Before

Once upon a time, crew cab pickups were for logging crews in the Pacific Northwest, not families. That’s obviously changed. Whereas the typical pickup configuration was a regular cab, long-bed setup (efficient!), times change, and with it the take rates of various truck configurations. In the eventful 2020 model year, it seems the buying public […] The post Foursome: America Shuns Non-Crew Cabs Like Never Before appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Canada, Autos, Trucks, Pacific Northwest, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Crew Cab, Regular Cab, Pcikups, America Shuns Non Crew Cabs Like Never Before


Deals We Love This Week: Killer Discounts on Klim Gear

Get Up to 46 Percent Off I try my best to keep an eye on the gear deals that go out, and this week, the brand Klim has some fantastic offerings at Revzilla. This means you can get up to 46 percent off some of the best motorcycle gear out there. Klim makes great stuff, and the following pieces of gear are included in the weekly gear deals from the retailer. These are all of the Klim pieces of gear included in this weekly deals roundup, but it isn’t all of the pieces of gear. Revzilla has some ot...
Tags: Deals, Motorcycles, KLIM, RevZilla, Revzilla Klim Adventure Rally Air, Klim Adventure Rally Air Jacket, Dakar Jersey, Klim Dakar Jersey Regular Price, Revzilla Klim Krios Sena, Klim Krois Sena


Apple adds a dedicated biking feature to Maps in iOS 14

Apple’s newest version of iOS is bringing a host of new features to Maps, including a dedicated cycling option that will optimize paths for bicyclists and even let users know if the route includes challenging hills. Apple unveiled the new feature Monday at a virtual version of WWDC 2020, the company’s annual developer conference. Apple Maps has included public transit and walking in previous iterations. But the biking option has been the most requested, according to Apple senior director Stac...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Transportation, China, New York City, Events, Tech, Smartphones, Beijing, Automotive, Shanghai, Apple Maps, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mobile Software, San Francisco Bay Area


Apple Maps gets electric vehicle routing to find EV chargers

Apple has added a routing feature to Maps that’s designed for electric vehicle owners. The EV routing feature, which will be available in the newest version of iOS, is one of several improvements that Apple is making to Maps. Apple unveiled the new feature Monday at a virtual version of WWDC 2020, the company’s annual developer conference. The EV routing aims to eliminate range anxiety — the fear of running out of charge — by showing charging stations compatible to a user’s electric vehicle a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, China, Tech, Companies, Software, Itunes, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Apple Maps, Charging Station, Operating Systems


BMW Looks to Shed About 6,000 Positions, Ends AV Partnership With Mercedes

Bavaria-based BMW says it aims to cut roughly 6,000 positions from its lineup on account of coronavirus complications. Times are tough and the manufacturer needs to tighten its belt, just like many of its peers. The alley-oop that precedes the slam dunking of these jobs into the wastebasket will be tempting retirement packages for those […] The post BMW Looks to Shed About 6,000 Positions, Ends AV Partnership With Mercedes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, AV, Autos, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Bavaria, Mercedes-benz, Partnerships, Industry News, Job Cuts, BMW Group, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Autonomous Development, Development Programs, Staffing Reductions


Tesla Update: Brace Yourself for B-Day

There’s a big to-do coming up in Tesla’s social calendar. Dubbed “Battery Day,” the occasion seems to have something to do with…well, you can probably read. Battery Day, on which Tesla will presumably storm the beaches of electrification technology, is slated for September 15th — the same day as a postponed shareholder meeting. On Monday, […] The post Tesla Update: Brace Yourself for B-Day appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, China, Tesla, Green, Production, Autos, EVs, Tesla Model 3, Battery Technology, News Blog, Product Planning


Slow Burner: A 1976 Honda CB550 from MONNOM Customs

Some custom builds strut like peacocks; others reveal their charms slowly. This is one of the slow burners, a seemingly innocuous CB550 that has been assembled with a great deal of craft and thought. It comes from furniture designer Mike Gustafson, who also wields a grinder when operating under the moniker of MONNOM Customs. He first came to our attention three years ago when he built a CB350 with wooden bodywork. That was his second build; this is his fourth. The ‘M4’ project began when ...
Tags: Dane, Australia, Canada, Motorcycles, Iowa, Mike, Rick, DES MOINES Iowa, Kemp, Ikon, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Dyna, Restomod, Honda CB550


At Home Forever: Automakers Consider New Ways of Working

If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that you can keep people isolated in their homes without any negative consequences whatsoever. Sure, we’ve seen articles from scientific journals like The Lancet warning that similar experiments run on a much smaller scale resulted in psychological stress and disorder, including low mood, insomnia, stress, anxiety, […] The post At Home Forever: Automakers Consider New Ways of Working appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Employment, Remote Work, MB, Ford, Working From Home, Autos, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Mercedes-benz, Industry News, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, News Blog, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Rare Rides: A Luxurious Lancia Aurelia From 1953

Rare Rides recently featured this car’s successor — the lovely Zagato-built Flaminia coupe from 1965. Today we’ll jump a decade prior and take a look at Lancia’s flagship offering from the Fifties. Introduced for 1950, Lancia’s Aurelia was an attempt to branch into a new segment for the brand. Though Lancia offered large family cars in the past, […] The post Rare Rides: A Luxurious Lancia Aurelia From 1953 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Zagato, Aurelia, Lancia, Flaminia


JPMorgan Slams Brakes on Nikola’s Stock

Nikola, the electric vehicle startup with no functional or sellable product to back up its insane valuation, just got a reality check from JPMorgan. The Wall Street firm has warned investors of a pullback of the company’s sky-high share price — an action that pretty much guarantees that exact outcome. After catapulting into the stratosphere […] The post JPMorgan Slams Brakes on Nikola’s Stock appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Wall Street, Autos, Stocks, Nikola, News Blog, Product Planning, High Finance, JPMorgan Slams Brakes


Lyft’s ambitious EV promise may give the industry a jump-start

The promise will require a major push to help drivers
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, All-electric Vehicles


Aspen Auto Clinic Uses an Advanced Online Chat Platform to Increase Customer Loyalty, Car Count and Average Automotive Repair Orders

How do you make a multi-award winning automotive service business even better? By improving the way it interacts with people online and through its website. The team at Aspen Auto Clinic turned to Openbay Otis, an advanced online chat platform for automotive service business websites. Otis instantly engages website visitors in 2-way chat-like conversations. Otis understands what it is being asked and responds with relevant, personalized information. It operates in real-time, automatically, and ...
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Aspen, Kevin, Otis, Openbay, Greg Bunch, Openbay Otis, Aspen Auto Clinic, Transformers Institute


Should You Purchase A Ford Extended Warranty?

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Ford extended warranties are sold by Ford Motor Company and protect Fords with bumper-to-bumper coverage up to 8 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.You can purchase extended coverage for your Ford from the manufacturer or from a third-party extended warranty company. Choosing between these two options can be difficult, as both have distinct advantages and disadvantages.We reco...
Tags: California, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Ford Motor Company, Endurance, Better Business Bureau BBB, Vehicle Ownership, Auto Warranty, Ford Protect Extended Service, RepairPal Ford


Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead?

Mitsubishi watched as its U.S. and Canadian volumes rose steadily over the past several years — growth hampered by a limited product lineup and so-so vehicle quality. Still, it was growth, and Mitsu made sure to celebrate each year-over-year sales increase. Well, that was then, and this is now. As a member of an alliance […] The post Mitsubishi in America: Slow Fade-out Ahead? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Markets, Autos, Salaries, Mitsubishi, Overseas, Mitsu, News Blog, Product Planning, Cost-cutting, Executive Pay


Spidi Showcases Step-In Armor Technology in the Mission-T H2Out Jacket

A Three-Layer Jacket Spidi recently emailed us about its unique Step-In Armor technology for its latest gear, including the Mission-T H2Out Jacket. The technology is supposed to make the gear highly customizable for whatever conditions you end up riding in. The Mission-T H2Out Jacket is a perfect example. It’s a three-layer jacket that can be worn in six different configurations. This allows you to have one jacket that is good for every riding situation you can encounter while you’re out there ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Toray, Motorcycle News, Spidi, Mission T, Comforce


QOTD: What Would You Give Up to Save Your Truck?

Don’t you love it when an automaker comes out with a survey? Served up with a huge grain of salt, such surveys are only published when they reinforce a conclusion the OEM already wishes to make, and always in the service of marketing. There’s a Ford F-150 coming on June 25th, and it seems the […] The post QOTD: What Would You Give Up to Save Your Truck? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Survey, Sin, Trucks, Vice, Qotd, Don, News Blog, Question of the Day


The Vanucci Compression Dry Bags Look Cool

Stay Dry, Stay Compact Having a good dry bag can be a necessity when you’re riding long distances and through inclement weather. It will keep your stuff good and dry and keep you happy when you get to your destination. However, some dry bags are bulky. Vanucci compression dry bags are here to solve that problem.  The bags offer a roll-top and buckle design similar to pretty much all other dry bags, but these ones have a unique compression system installed on them. Simply pack up the bag, roll i...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Luggage, Vanucci


Honda Grazia 125 Scooter Is Coming to India

It’s BS6 Compliant Honda teased a new Grazia 125 scooter recently, according to BikeWale, and I have to say it looks pretty darned cool. I’m an unabashed fan of scooters (especially 125cc ones), and I’d love to see the new Honda Grazia reach North America, though I think that could be unlikely. Anyway, the riders in India have a good scooter coming. The bike will be a BS6-compliant model and feature a 124cc air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. It’s likely the same engine in the Activa 125, which I...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Bikewale, Honda Grazia


INR 3.5 lakh Bullit V-Bob 250 cruiser breaks cover in Europe

Belgian motorcycle company Bullit has unveiled the new V-Bob 250 in Europe. The...
Tags: Europe, Autos, Bob, Bullit V Bob


How VTEC works: Why Hondas have that sudden burst of speed

Honda's VTEC technology is more than a meme. Our quick explainer will get you up to speed (pardon the pun).
Tags: Cars, Trends, Other, Honda, VTEC, Tier 4


Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS Brougham

For better than three decades, Chevrolet sold Americans full-sized sedans with angular lines and — in most cases— V8 engines. Beginning in 1959 (or even earlier, depending on how strict you are about the definition of “angular”), a big rear-drive Chevy box sedan was the most mainstream American motor vehicle… and that came to an […] The post Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS Brougham appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, 1989, 1980s, Impala, Caprice, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Chevrolet Caprice, Brougham, American Luxury Cars, Big Fat Luxury Cars, Land Yachts


Confederate Motorcycles Changes its Name to Combat Motors

A Change Overdue The high-end motorcycle company Confederate Motorcycles has decided to make a much-needed name change. The company will from this time forward be known as Combat Motors. The CEO, Ernest Lee, of the company sent me a press release that was posted to the website about the name change. In that press release, it explained the reason for this name change, if it’s not already obvious. “We stand with those peaceably fighting for change in the United States and are very happy to contri...
Tags: United States, Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Confederate Motorcycles, Ernest Lee, Combat Motors, Confederate Motorcycles Changes


The key differences between Tesla’s driving aids: Autopilot and Full Self-Driving

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. Tesla is perhaps the most well-known electric vehicle maker in the world. Whilst it’s perhapiss best known for its EV tech, it’s also talked about for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) driver aid systems. There’s a bit of a problem, though: those terms aren’t exactly clear. There’s an ongoing debate over whether “Autopilot” is misleading, and often the term is used as...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tesla, Self-driving, Shift, Shift Basics


Tesla’s big battery event and shareholder meeting tentatively set for September 15

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been hyping a potential battery day for quite a while now, and it looks like we should see it happen within the next few months – Musk said on Twitter that September 15 is the “tentative date” for the “Tesla Shareholder Meeting & Battery Day,” which will include the usual shareholder meeting as well as a tour of the automaker’s cell production system for the batteries that provide the power for its vehicles. The so-called ‘Battery Day’ has already run into a few delays...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Science, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Transport, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk


Hero Xtreme 160R test ride registrations open ahead of launch - IAB Report

The test ride registrations for the Hero Xtreme 160R are now open. The new and...
Tags: Autos, Iab, Hero Xtreme


Noose Found In Garage Of Black Nascar Driver Bubba Wallace (Update: FBI Investigation Concludes Incident Was An "Unfortunate Misunderstanding")

Nascar has said it will launch an investigation after a noose was found in the garage of Bubba Wallace, the only black driver in the sport's top three categories
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Noose Found In Garage Of Black Nascar Driver Bubba Wallace (Update)

Nascar has said it will launch an investigation after a noose was found in the garage of Bubba Wallace, the only black driver in the sport's top three categories
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Noose Found In Garage Of Black Nascar Driver Bubba Wallace

Nascar has said it will launch an investigation after a noose was found in the garage of Bubba Wallace, the only black driver in the sport's top three categories
Tags: Autos, Bubba Wallace


Here's Your Latest Look At The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

The new lifted estate version of the Taycan EV has been spotted in testing alongside its saloon sibling
Tags: Autos, Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo


Here’s how Royal Enfield celebrated World Motorcycle Day 2020

June 21st marks as the World Motorcycle Day. A day in celebration of riders...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield



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