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Segway to End Production of Its Original Personal Transporter

Segway Inc. said it would stop making the two-wheeled Segway PT, once hailed as a revolutionary device that would change the way people get around.
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Kamen, Dean, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Motor Bikes and Motorscooters, Segway PT, Segway Inc


Rivian Snubs Michigan for California

Following reports that Rivian might decide to move a large portion of its operations out of Michigan, news has reached us that it’s all but abandoning the Mitten State for sunny California. Starting its life as Avera Motors in Florida back in 2009, the EV startup moved to Plymouth, Michigan in 2015 to poach talent from […] The post Rivian Snubs Michigan for California appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Jobs, California, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Michigan, Moving, News Blog, Plymouth Michigan, Mitten State, EV startups, Rivian, R1T, R1S, Rivian Snubs Michigan


Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon gain visual refreshes for 2021, but the updates foisted upon General Motors’ midsize twins won’t win over those who enjoy keeping their pickup expenditures to a bare minimum. For the vast majority of the buying public, however, the revamped trucks might be viewed as an improvement over what came […] The post Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, New Cars, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Pickups, 2021 Chevrolet Colorado


NASCAR Noose Scandal Ends Abruptly

Over the weekend, NASCAR incurred what was assumed to be a racist incident after a member of outspoken Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace’s team claimed someone had hung a noose in Wallace’s garage. Earlier in the month, the diver released a new livery on his No. 43 Chevrolet promoting Black Lives Matter, saying he and his […] The post NASCAR Noose Scandal Ends Abruptly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investigations, Autos, Chevrolet, Scandals, Nascar, Motorsport, Wallace, Richard Petty Motorsports, Richard Petty, Bubba Wallace, News Blog, Steve Phelps, No. 43, Trackside


NHTSA launches probe into Tesla touchscreen failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of failing touchscreens on Tesla’s older Model S vehicles. The federal agency launched the probe after receiving 11 complaints from Tesla owners over a 13-month period alleging failures of the touchscreen in 2013 through 2015 Model S vehicles. The problem, which stems from a problematic flash memory device, renders the touchscreen black, including the loss of the rear camera image displ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


This Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite looks to be the most cheerful of cars

One of, if not THE, cutest cars of all time is the Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. This one looks ready for some paint. Bring A Trailer: This 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite is finished in white over a red interior and is powered by a 948cc inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The car is said to have been sold new in the United States, taken overseas by a US serviceman, and eventually returned stateside. It then changed hands and subsequently sat dormant for more than 30 years. In earl...
Tags: Post, News, Minnesota, Cars, US, United States, Oklahoma, Automobile, Convertibles, Austin Healey, Austin Healey Sprite, Bring A Trailer, Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite


Sena’s Outrush Modular Helmet Is New and Affordable

Smart, Modular, and Affordable Sena helmets are pretty well-known as the helmets that come equipped with Sena Bluetooth communication units installed right on them. Sena had several variations of its full-face helmets, and a couple of iterations of open face helmets, but now it has a modular option. The modular helmet is called the Outrush and it looks really nice.  The helmet features an HD audio Bluetooth communication headset that allows you to play music, take phone calls, get GPS direction...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dot, Sena, Motorcycle News, Sena Bluetooth, Modular Helmet, Web Bike World


It’s Probably Safe to Drop That Top: IIHS

Just apply sunscreen first. While most Americans hold reservations about going topless, preferring staid modesty over outlandish exhibitionism, many still enjoy kicking up their heels and getting the most out of life. Luckily for them, several automakers are only too happy to play along. And if that sort of thing’s your bag, the Insurance Institute […] The post It’s Probably Safe to Drop That Top: IIHS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Road Safety, Convertibles, Fatalities, IIHS, Insurance Institute, News Blog, Rollovers


MV Agusta Seeks Distributor for Indian Market

A New Distributor Could Mean a New Era for MV Agusta In the past, MV Agusta has used the distribution partner Kinetic to get its bikes distributed in India. Recently, there have been rumors that the companies would break ties. In a new video, the CEO of MV Agusta Timur Sardarov confirmed these rumors while answering various customer questions. He said that “there were constant misinterpretations of the contract.”  This means MV Agusta is looking for a new distribution partner in India.  Kinetic...
Tags: News, India, Motorcycles, Norton, AgustA, MV Agusta, Kinetic, Norton motorcycles, Timur Sardarov, Sardarov, India Kinetic, Agusta Norton Motorcycle Hyosung, SWM FB Mondial


This Austin-Healy Bugeye Sprite looks to be the most cheerful of cars

One of, if not THE, cutest cars of all time is the Austin-Healy Bugeye Sprite. This one looks ready for some paint. Bring A Trailer: This 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite is finished in white over a red interior and is powered by a 948cc inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The car is said to have been sold new in the United States, taken overseas by a US serviceman, and eventually returned stateside. It then changed hands and subsequently sat dormant for more than 30 years. In early...
Tags: Post, News, Minnesota, Cars, US, United States, Oklahoma, Automobile, Convertibles, Austin Healey Sprite, Bring A Trailer, Austin Healy, Austin Healy Bugeye Sprite


2021 Honda Pilot Arrives With New Updates & Tweaks

The 2021 Honda Pilot arrives with a new trim level and a new color option.All-wheel drive and wireless charging are also available for Honda’s largest SUV. At the bottom is a chart that shows each trim level along with its starting MSRP. Honda recently unveiled the 2021 Pilot and, in the process, announced several updates to their signature SUV. Among these updates is the inclusion of dual-climate control and a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters as standard equipment. Also...
Tags: Autos, Honda, Wi Fi, Blu Ray, Car News, Honda Pilot, Honda North America Original, Josh Boyd, Pilot Black Editions, Honda North America Cabin Space Tech, EPA Fuel EconomyCity


Tesla Investigated Over Touchscreen Failure Complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into Tesla’s Model S. Frequent complaints have arisen of the vehicle’s media control unit going on the fritz and knocking out the vehicle’s touchscreen. We’ve seen several outlets minimize the issue by suggesting gaps in Tesla’s Autopilot should be seen as more […] The post Tesla Investigated Over Touchscreen Failure Complaints appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Investigations, Autos, Model S, Touchscreen, Tesla Motors, Nhtsa, MCU, EMMC, News Blog, Modern Tech


2020 Lexus UX250h Review – A Surprising User Experience

The study of user experience, often shortened to UX (since everything needs to fit in a neat 140-character limit), looks at how humans interact with a particular system. Often applied to computers, cell phones, and the like, UX looks at usability, ergonomics, and human feelings as they pertain to whatever system is being studied. Lexus […] The post 2020 Lexus UX250h Review – A Surprising User Experience appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Lexus, Autos, Crossovers, Ux, Car Reviews, Hybrid, Car Review, Subcompact Crossover, Lexus UX, 2020 Lexus UX 250h


Ford pledges to become carbon neutral by 2050

The automaker will invest $11.5 billion in its electric vehicles
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Carbon Neutral, All-electric, Ford all-electric


997 Versus 991: Which is the Better GT2 RS?

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Tags: Autos, Porsche GT2/GT3, GT2 RS, 991 GT2 RS, 997, 997 GT2 RS, MSR Houston, PCAHQ


Yamaha Tenere 700 Rally Edition Looks Awesome

A New Tenere 700 Already In North America, we’re just not getting our dirty little hands on the Yamaha Tenere 700 that was available already in markets outside of our immediate area. We were jealous, but we have it now. However, Yamaha is already making new version of the Tenere 700. It recently revealed the Tenere 700 Rally Edition.  There were some rumors of a new version of the bike out there, but nobody really knew what the deal was. Now we know what Yamaha has been working on and it looks ...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, North America, Yamaha, Rally Edition, Tenere


Here's the 2021 Audi S3 making its visual debut on the Nurburgring

Filed under: Spy Photos,Audi,Luxury,Performance,sedan Continue reading Here's the 2021 Audi S3 making its visual debut on the Nurburgring Here's the 2021 Audi S3 making its visual debut on the Nurburgring originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Jun 2020 10:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Luxury, Autos, Performance, Audi, Spy Photos, Nurburgring, Sedan


Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 Receive Optional PDK Transmission

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Indian Motorcycle Offers its First Heated and Cooled Seat

Keep Your Bum the Right Temperature Are you sick of a sweaty butt while your ride? Maybe you have the opposite issue and your buns get frozen. Well, whatever the case, Indian has a solution for you. The company sent us a press release about its new ClimaCommand Classic Seat. This seat is heated and cooled. This means no matter what the weather is doing, your backside can stay comfy. Here are some details about the new seat from the press release: A proprietary thermoelectric module that pumps ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Indian, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle, ClimaCommand Classic Seat, Ross Clifford


Toyota Discontinues the Mazda 2 – er, Yaris

Bad news to share — especially for those of you enamored with cheap, entry-level passenger cars. The Toyota Yaris sedan and hatchback will vanish after the 2020 model year. Reworked versions of the Mazda 2, the guppy-faced Yarises greeted North American buyers in two phases after the “real” Yaris bowed out, first as a sedan and […] The post Toyota Discontinues the Mazda 2 – er, Yaris appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota Yaris, Subcompact Cars, Yaris, Discontinuation, Yarises


2021 Kia Carnival/Sedona: Don’t Call It a Minivan

The vehicle you see here may bear the name of a minivan, but Kia Motors affectionately (and perhaps optimistically) refers to it as a “Grand Utility Vehicle.” Appearing in South Korea on Wednesday wearing next-generation duds, the Carnival —aka the North American-market Sedona — apparently wants to be mistaken for an SUV. The brand’s designers […] The post 2021 Kia Carnival/Sedona: Don’t Call It a Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Design, Autos, Kia, Don, Sedona, Kia Motors, Kia Sedona, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


2020 Honda Africa Twin deliveries delayed until 2021 - Report

The 2020 Honda Africa Twin was launched in India earlier this year. The...
Tags: India, Autos, Honda Africa Twin


QOTD: Time for a Trucklet From the Dog-approved Brand?

No, I won’t rest until Subaru returns with a true successor to the brash and youthful Brat. I’ve harped on this desire in the past when we asked what vehicle the well fleshed-out Subaru lineup lacked, and I’ll do so again today. With Hyundai’s Santa Cruz entering production in Alabama next year and Ford working […] The post QOTD: Time for a Trucklet From the Dog-approved Brand? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Alabama, Ford, Autos, Trucks, Hyundai, Subaru, Qotd, Santa Cruz, News Blog, Question of the Day


Maruti WagonR EV Spotted On Test Again Wearing Heavy Camouflage

Maruti WagonR is one of the most-popular tall-boy hatchbacks in the country....
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2020 Hyundai Elantra BS6 Diesel launched, prices start at INR 18.70 lakh - IAB Report

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra BS6 Diesel has been launched in India. It is available...
Tags: India, Autos, Iab, Hyundai Elantra BS6 Diesel


Three-Second Video Showcases The Sorcery Of Modern WRC Suspension

This footage shows a Ford Fiesta WRC car tackling a mid-corner jump like it's no big deal at all
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Honda Grazia BS6 launched, prices start at INR 73,336 - IAB Report

The Honda Grazia BS6 has finally been launched in India. The 125cc scooter is...
Tags: India, Autos, Honda


2020 Suzuki GSX-R125 gets new MotoGP livery in Japan - IAB Report

The 2020 Suzuki GSX-R125 gets a new MotoGP livery in Japan. The 125cc...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Suzuki


2020 Mahindra Thar Rendered In Its 4-Door Avatar, Looks Appealing

Mahindra has been pro-actively testing the 2020 Thar in full velocity. A lot...
Tags: Autos, Mahindra


Ather Energy working on international expansion plans - Report

The Bengaluru-based EV startup Ather Energy is working on international...
Tags: Autos, Ather Energy



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