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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Is This New Plug-In Hybrid Right for You?

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime delivers over 40 miles of all-electric range.Two trim levels are available and all-wheel drive is standard for both. Buyers might qualify for extra incentives depending on where they live. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime arrives this summer as the first plug-in version of the popular SUV. Toyota designed the RAV4 Prime around the ideas of efficiency and performance while keeping passenger comfort in mind. Since the RAV4 Prime is a plug-in hybrid, there are a few key thi...
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Regulatory roadblocks are holding back Colombia’s tech and transportation industries

Daniel Rodriguez Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Rodriguez is CEO and co-founder of Picap, which has raised more than $7 million of venture capital for its mobility platform, which operates across eight Latin American countries. “You know we don’t drive down that road,” my father said. I had asked him why we never took the shortest path to the beach. Just eight years old, I was fascinated by maps and was questioning my fat...
Tags: Transportation, Column, South Korea, Opinion, Samsung, Tech, Renewable Energy, Policy, Colombia, Automotive, World Bank, Mobility, Lg, Financial Services, Latin America, Daniel Rodriguez


Got a p0420 Code? You May Need an Oxygen Sensor Or You May Need Something Else Entirely

When check engine lights are scanned, a p0420 code is a very common result. It’s actually a generic code, meaning it can be thrown from any vehicle after 1996. Commonly, people think the p0420 code indicates that the oxygen sensors need to be replaced, but that’s definitely not always the case. p0420 Code: Time to Replace an Oxygen Sensor? Background on Oxygen Sensors The engine’s fuel injection computer uses oxygen sensors to constantly fine-tune the amount of fuel injected into your engin...
Tags: Autos, Oxygen Sensor, Car Care, O2 Sensor, Maintenance Tips, Mechanics Advice, Repair Services, Dtc Codes, Dtc Scanner, O2 Sensor Codes


Porsche Cartoon

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Jaguar Land Rover Goes Headhunting

Tata Motors has been hunting for a new CEO at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), and new reports claim the search is narrowing in scope. At the start of 2020, the company announced that Ralf Speth would step down as chief executive in September, and that the quest for his replacement had begun — though it technically began […] The post Jaguar Land Rover Goes Headhunting appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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PSA PSA: Replacement Jack Stands Recalled

The Harbor Freight saga continues, with the company now issuing a recall of the jack stands meant to replace earlier jack stands recalled due to their collapse risk. After calling back its 3- and 6-ton Pittsburgh brand stands, the tool company learned of a mechanic who did exactly as he was told, trading in his […] The post PSA PSA: Replacement Jack Stands Recalled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Recall, Psa, Autos, Pittsburgh, News Blog, Harbor Freight, Jack Stands


The Car Brands With the Highest Maintenance Costs Over Time

The true cost of owning a car goes well beyond the sticker price, beyond fixed costs like annual registration fees and monthly car insurance, even beyond the exquisite pain of the occasional parking ticket. Though you might think of it as little more than regular oil changes and a set of new tires ever few years,…Read more...
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The Chevy HHR, Cobalt Might Not Be Entirely Safe

Better clean up that spilled drink. It’s a safety hazard. Yes, two low-end, Recession-era Chevrolets have been singled out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an investigation, this one pertaining not to faulty ignition switches (that’s all in the past), but the pooling of flammable liquid in areas where such things should not […] The post The Chevy HHR, Cobalt Might Not Be Entirely Safe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Quality, Gm, Autos, Investigation, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, News Blog


Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Concludes in the U.S.

Volkswagen Group appears to have completed the terms laid out by the U.S. Department of Justice after it decided the automaker required some oversight in the wake of the 2015 emissions fiasco (colloquially known as Dieselgate). VW was found guilty of equipping certain models with emissions-cheating software that would allow the car to run cleaner under […] The post Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Concludes in the U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Regulation, United States, Vw, Autos, Fines, Volkswagen, Department Of Justice, Doj, Oversight, Dieselgate, U S Department of Justice, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Larry Thompson, News Blog


Audi’s Q4 Sportback E-Tron will have customizable LED headlamps, 279-mile range

It's small on the outside, but looks big on the inside
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Jeff Zwart Is Returning To Pikes Peak In A New Porsche 935

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Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept revealed

Filed under: Green,Audi,Crossover,SUV,Electric,Luxury Continue reading Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept revealed Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept revealed originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 7 Jul 2020 13:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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The Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron Concept Is Futuristic And Weirdly Cute

Audi has revealed a Sportback 'coupe' version of last year's Q4 E-Tron concept, previewing a production car arriving in 2021
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2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Review – For the Fun CEO

There are certain flagship luxury cars that suggest the driver has “made it” – assuming “making it” means climbing the corporate ladder to the point that owning and driving a large, imported luxury sedan with a six-figure price tag is no sweat, financially speaking. The Lexus LS, BMW 7 Series and 8 Series, and Mercedes-Benz […] The post 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Review – For the Fun CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2021 Audi SQ5 spied without camo

Filed under: Spy Photos,Audi,Crossover,Luxury,Performance Continue reading 2021 Audi SQ5 spied without camo 2021 Audi SQ5 spied without camo originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 7 Jul 2020 12:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study: How do the best and worst rank with others?

J.D. Power recently released its Initial Quality Survey, which asks owners and lessees of 2020 vehicles to rate them after 90 days of ownership. For the first time, a domestic automaker was on top -- and also for the first time, owners talked about Tesla. But how do those winners and losers look on other quality and reliability studies? Find out in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Surprise: Fernando Alonso Is (Reportedly) Coming Back To F1 With Renault (UPDATE: Now Confirmed)

According to BBC Sport's sources, Alonso has signed a deal with Renault which will see him back in Formula 1 from 2021
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Surprise: Fernando Alonso Is (Reportedly) Coming Back To F1 With Renault

According to BBC Sport's sources, Alonso has signed a deal with Renault which will see him back in Formula 1 from 2021
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Barra Gets Half: Appeals Court Nixes Make-Nice Meeting Between GM, Fiat Chrysler

General Motors saw half of its wishes granted this week, after an appeals court overturned an order by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman for the CEOs of GM and Fiat Chrysler to meet and settle their differences in person. GM is suing FCA, accusing its crosstown rival of racketeering and claiming it lost billions of dollars via […] The post Barra Gets Half: Appeals Court Nixes Make-Nice Meeting Between GM, Fiat Chrysler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Mary Barra, Fca, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, News Blog, Paul Borman


Good News: The Fiat 500L Is Back in Production

Fiat Chrysler’s Serbian assembly plant was the first European auto factory to shut down as a result of the growing coronavirus pandemic — a grim harbinger of things to come, and not just for Europe. That temporary February shutdown stemmed from a parts shortage arising from the hard-hit Chinese manufacturing sector. A far more prolonged […] The post Good News: The Fiat 500L Is Back in Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Sales, Production, Autos, Fiat, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, fiat 500L, Coronavirus, 500L


Benelli Museum Reopens to the Public

Coming Out of the Pandemic In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of businesses were forced to shut down. In Italy, these shutdowns were pretty much everything. The devastating effects of the virus were felt worse there than many other places. Now the country is coming out of the worst of the pandemic and reopening. Recently, Motociclismo reported that the Benelli museum has now reopened to the public.  To celebrate the museum’s reopening, all visitors will be able to attend the museum fre...
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Newly Potent Mazda 3’s Power Specs Revealed

Mazda fans wanted more power, and that wish will soon be granted. As we learned via dealership codes last month, the 2021 Mazda 3 will give buyers the option of boosting their car’s output via a new turbocharged engine. As this month is all about vehicle debuts, there isn’t long to wait before the newly […] The post Newly Potent Mazda 3’s Power Specs Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3


Man Rides from Border-to-Border on His Harley-Davidson Livewire

Mexican Border to Canadian Border Nobody doubted the Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire to perform, but a lot of people think the range is too short for the bike’s high price tag and everyone says there’s not enough fast-charging infrastructure to support electric motorcycles nationwide. One man decided to see what it was like to take his LiveWire on a long-distance ride. He rode his new LiveWire from the Mexican border all the way to the Canadian border.  Diego Cardenas, a California resident, had his...
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Powersports Sales are Up Despite the Pandemic

COVID-19 Hasn’t Decimated Sales When the world shuts down, what do you do? You go for a ride on your motorcycle, ATV, or other powersports equipment. If you don’t own anything to ride, you go out and buy one apparently. According to multiple sources, including Cycle World and Roadracing World, powersports sales are doing well during the pandemic.  This is a sentiment that the Motorcycle Industry Council stated and I reported on back in May. The numbers then seemed to be good and appeared to ind...
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New Yamaha Cygnus X-125 teased, launch in Taiwan on 21 July [Video]

Yamaha has released a teaser video of the Cygnus X-125. The new 125cc scooter...
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QOTD: Under Pressure?

We all know someone who’s had a kid. Yup, procreation still happens in today’s enlightened society, and with that babymaking comes a rapid accumulation of stuff. It’s a scourge, and this disgruntled, childless writer has long railed against the steady onward march of this phenomenon. Y’all are spoiling your children. They’ve got too much stuff. […] The post QOTD: Under Pressure? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Say Hello to the GasGas TXT GP Lineup

For Trials Riding Fun GasGas is no joke when it comes to off-road motorcycles, which is probably why KTM bought the brand not that long ago. From there, KTM sold the enduro GasGas designs to Reiju. Needless to say, it’s been a wild year for the Spanish motorcycle company, and now the brand has put out its TXT GP trials bike lineup. Much of the TXT GP lineup is similar to the other trials bikes available from GasGas. However, it’s worth noting that these are the first trials bikes that the compa...
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UK’s Royal Mail has a new ‘green’ delivery van — but it’s really an ‘electric’ London taxi

What’s the difference between taxi drivers and mail delivery people? According to the UK’s Royal Mail service, not a lot it would seem. The United Kingdom’s Royal Mail is set to trial an electric delivery vehicle based on the London Electric Vehicle Company‘s (LEVC) electric black cabs. In an announcement made earlier today, the postal service said that it will test one of the vehicles in urban locations including: Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Edinburgh, and Bristol. Hockley, in the Birmingham subu...
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2021 Ducati Monster spied testing for the first time - Report

Ducati seems to have turned the dial of its product development process a notch...
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OOOF, pinch me! Jaguar trademark adds fuel to all-electric F-Type successor speculation

Jaguar’s all-electric i-Pace is proving quite popular at the moment, even famed car designer Henrik Fisker drives one, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t get our motor running in the way the F-Type does. But lucky for us, Jaguar could have an electric sports car on the way. According to a filing made in the last few months, spotted by Autocar, the British automaker is attempting to trademark the name “Jaguar EV-Type,” suggesting that an all-electric sports car could be on the horizon. [Read: ‘Cold-...
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