First Look: 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

Once the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 came out, we knew the Raptor wouldn't be far behind, and now it's broken ground. It's just a virtual look right now, but find out what's what in my story at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Why Should Husqvarna Launch New Svartpilen 125 in India?

Husqvarna made its Indian debut with the launch of the Svartpilen 250 and...
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Tata Safari vs Tata Harrier - Acceleration Comparison; Can You Guess The Winner?

The newest kid on the block that's making quite some noise is the 2021...
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Elephant Butte, errands and more off-road meandering

 In other posts regarding Elephant Butte, I'd posted pictures of the rock formations I thought had been the inspiration for such a name.  I was wrong all the previous times.This morning, I was perusing a Garmin map and lo and behold, it showed a small rock formation near the dam that forms the Elephant Butte Reservoir!So after breakfast, I headed on down to Elephant Butte, the town, and eventually found the spot shown on the map.  I must say two things.  First, maybe I see the elephant's head bu...
Tags: Motorcycles, New Mexico, Garmin, Bullocks, Mariko, Cibola National Forest, RV Trips, Mariko Maintenance, Mariko Drives

Apple Car will be fully autonomous with no driver input, insiders claim

Apple's highly anticipated electric vehicle will be fully autonomous, with the first model likely aimed at delivery and robotaxi services, a new report claims.
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2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 [Model Overview]

Husqvarna’s Rugged and Compact Road Machine: The Svartpilen 401 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Svartpilen 401 is a compact street scrambler from Swedish brand Husqvarna. Despite its rugged appearance, it’s one of the more road-focused models in the 2021 Husqvarna line-up. While it looks like it’s able to tackle tough trails, it’s actually designed for street riding. This European-made street scrambler is the ideal motorcycle for riders looking fo...
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2022 Honda Civic Hatchback May Come With Spoiler

A 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback test mule was spotted in Columbus, Ohio, sporting some of the most unnecessarily aggressive automotive camouflage in recent memory. But the thick black cladding wasn’t enough to mask what the 11th Gen Civic Forum immediately identified as a rear spoiler. Historically, most of Honda’s design previews have been so close to the […] The post 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback May Come With Spoiler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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A Look at the Most Iconic Motorcycle Helmets of All Time

To a motorcyclist, a motorcycle helmet is an indispensable piece of protective equipment. It protects your head from damage, protects your face from the elements, and helps to keep your concentration fixed on the road. For some motorcyclists, their choice of helmet is even more important than their choice of motorcycle! The first motorcycle helmet was crafted in 1914. A medical officer by the name of Dr. Eric Gardner noted the nature of injuries sustained by riders at the Brooklands racing circu...
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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Revealed: It’s Big, Bad & Kind of Beautiful

In the summer of 2010, Ford sent a factory rep to our dealership in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At the time, I was a sales consultant for Sioux Falls Ford – and this particular sunny July afternoon was a training session for a wild new truck that would soon arrive on our showfloor: The 2010 Ford SVT Raptor. The demo Raptor the factory rep drove was a bright Molten Orange with the black “digital mud” graphics on the side. It was the coolest thing we had seen. During the training session, the fa...
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2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 [Model Overview]

The Rugged Road Rider: Husqvarna’s Svartpilen 701 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Svartpilen 701 is a rugged street scrambler from Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna. It has been a few years since the Svartpilen and Vitpilen models were first unveiled, but as the years roll by, they’re no less attractive. 2020 hasn’t brought any new updates to the Svartpilen 701, but it’s still one of the most exciting models in the 2021 Husqvarna line-up. Thanks to K...
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Tesla may build a technology into its cars that could make them more secure and easier to find in parking lots

Tesla Model X at a new Tesla showroom in Shanghai in May. Tesla could hone its keyless entry by building ultra-wideband technology into its vehicles. The technology could allow drivers to easily locate their cars even in a crowded parking lot. UWB works similarly to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but with better accuracy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla is honing the keyless entry system it first introduced in 2017, with technology that could allow users to locate the...
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Harley Could Be Looking Into Supercharged Engines

Patents Reveal Superchargers! Harley-Davidson just had the worst sales quarter in a very long time (Q4 2020). The company is sinking faster than it can remove the water that is holding them down, and they seem to be in a position where they are willing to try anything to keep afloat. EV motorcycles, sportbikes, and now we the H-D improvement train has stopped at supercharger station. That’s right, patents filed by Harley reveal what looks to be the blueprints for a supercharger. Currently, the...
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2021 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 [Model Overview]

The Minimalist’s Motorcycle: Husqvarna’s Vitpilen 401 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Vitpilen 401 is a sleek and smart street bike from European manufacturer Husqvarna. While the majority of the 2021 Husqvarna line-up caters towards off-road riding, the Swedish brand has a number of exciting road-focused models for riders looking to experience that classic Husqvarna heritage but on the blacktop. The Vitpilen 401 might be small, but it’s incredibl...
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2021 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 [Model Overview]

Husqvarna’s Big Single Street Prowler: The Vitpilen 701 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links While the Vitpilen 701 doesn’t get any updates this year, it’s still a key player in the 2021 Husqvarna line-up. It’s a lightweight street bike with a minimalist design principle that focuses on the barest of bare essentials. These include a lightweight chassis, spartan aesthetics, a big single cylinder engine, and a sporty attitude. Since it’s a road focused machi...
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Daimler Is Just Going to Be Mercedes-Benz, Says CEO

Daimler had decided some serious changes need to be made before the end of 2021, including a name swap and separate listing for its commercial truck division. While the reason given was to better facilitate the company’s transition toward a “zero- emissions and software-driven future,” investors have been critical of Daimler’s share price after it […] The post Daimler Is Just Going to Be Mercedes-Benz, Says CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Apple Rumored to Invest Billions Into Kia Motors

While partnering with other industries is essential for the automotive sector, the last few years has shown most nameplates cozying up with the dominant tech firms at a breakneck pace. Just this week, we learned that Ford will be equipping future models with the Android operating system (courtesy of Google) and it wasn’t long before […] The post Apple Rumored to Invest Billions Into Kia Motors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, EVs, Hyundai, Kia, Partnerships, Apple Car, Kia Motors, News Blog

Rare Rides: The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Silver Spectre, Affordable Shooting Brake Time

Ever wanted the luxurious accommodation of a Rolls-Royce, without the stodgy roofline and pesky cargo limitations of a coupe? Well Carat Duchatelet has just the car for you. Presenting the Rolls-Royce Wraith Silver Spectre, your personal shooting brake. The Wraith took over coupe duty in the Rolls-Royce lineup for the 2014 model year, as a […] The post Rare Rides: The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Silver Spectre, Affordable Shooting Brake Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Brembo Brakes Just Got Better With An Improved Pad Compound

Stopping: Made Better Brembo isn’t your run-of-the-mill regular ol’ brake company. They are quite literally the brake company. If you purchase a new million-dollar hypercar, the odds are in your favor that the vehicle is equipped with a set of Brembo stoppers to keep you and your passengers safe when coming to a stop. Brakes are pretty robust pieces of equipment, and there isn’t a whole lot to them when it comes to the basic functionality and amount of parts involved. This means that there are...
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A critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions this year - now a group of Senators wants the White House to step in

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. A group of lawmakers has urged the Biden administration to step in and help.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several senators have called for the White House to combat a global c...
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Goes like a bullet: A GT 650 by Goblin Works’ Ant Partridge

Modern motorcycles offer reliability and performance, but usually at the cost of simplicity—and that makes them harder to customize. Which is exactly why bikes like the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 are making a splash in the custom scene. “It’s simple, clean and not overly complicated with a mass of electronics,” says the man behind Partridge Design in the UK, Anthony Partridge. “Bikes like these are the best to work with, as I get to focus on my craft, without having to plan around rehom...
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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Drops the Hammer

Ford has a knack for pulling off high-profile reveals, and the 2021 F-150 Raptor is no exception. Launching it while the King of the Hammers is taking place is certainly apropos for a truck inspired by desert racing.   Ford’s most off-road capable F-150 Raptor was unveiled today, a truck defined by its suspension. The […] The post 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Drops the Hammer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Buy/Drive/Burn: Affordable Subcompact Crossovers in 2021, Round Three

After we covered American and Japanese trios of $25,000 subcompact crossovers, round three means it’s time for the Korean offerings. But there are only two Korean brands in North America, so today we cover both of their entries and another from Japan. Hyundai Kona The Kona was a new offering from Hyundai in 2018 and […] The post Buy/Drive/Burn: Affordable Subcompact Crossovers in 2021, Round Three appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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This popular YouTuber washes his cars for fans with autism

Wash, rinse, repeat. Car wash videos are surprisingly popular on YouTube, and especially with children with autism. That's what prompted one father to create Reviews By Vince, where he shows how his cars get squeaky-clean. Find out more in my story at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Electric moped startup Revel launches an EV charging business

Revel, the shared electric moped startup, is building a DC fast-charging station for electric vehicles in New York City, the first in a new business venture that will eventually spread to other cities. The company said Wednesday that this new “Superhub,” which is located at the former Pfizer building in Brooklyn, will contain 30 chargers and be open to the public 24 hours a day. This will be the first in a network of Superhubs opened by Revel across New York City, the company said. Revel didn’t ...
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Ford just overhauled its most rugged pickup and styled it after a fighter jet - see the new F-150 Raptor

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. Ford Ford just unveiled the all-new, third generation of the F-150 Raptor. It's the most rugged pickup truck Ford currently makes, intended for high-speed desert-running and leaping through the air. No price was announced at this time, but the new Raptors will hit showrooms this summer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You knew it was coming. Hot on the heels of June's 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck reveal comes the new F-150 Raptor: the performance...
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Brough Superior Pays Homage to World Record Holder

British motorcycle manufacturer Brough Superior has developed an ultra-exclusive release to pay homage to the notorious SS100 V-twin from the 1920s. The now French-based boutique brand has named this motorcycle the SS100 ‘Bert le Vack’ and it was inspired by the gentleman who held speed records in the 1920s, often on Brough Superior bikes. Throughout the 1920s, Le Vack was a British motorcycle racer, engineer, and adrenaline junkie. During the era, le Vack broke nine world records and notoriou...
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The New Ford F-150 Raptor Is Here And It Wants To Get Air

The fourteenth generation F-150 has been given the Raptor treatment, although there's still no V8 - yet
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Flattened topographic contour line / Ça tombe un peu à plat?

THE ORIGINAL? Ford Ranger 4×4 –  2005 Click the image to enlarge Source : Adeevee Agency : Ogilvy & Mather Istanbul (Turkey) LESS ORIGINAL Jeep 4×4 – 2021 Click the image to enlarge Source : Linkedin Agency : Publicis Toronto (Canada) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
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Amazon begins testing customer deliveries using Rivian electric vans

Amazon has started making deliveries to customers in Los Angeles using electric vans designed and built by Rivian. The electric vans, which are part of Amazon’s 2040 climate pledge, won’t go into series production until the end of the year, according to an update Wednesday by the company. Amazon declined to reveal how many electric vans were in the test fleet. The customer deliveries are part of continuous testing being conducted by Amazon and Rivian to measure performance as well as safety dura...
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Will Ferrell Gets Worked Up About Electric Cars in General Motors’ Super Bowl Ad

As America lags in electric car adoption, General Motors is turning its attention to a country that better exemplifies its goal of an all-electric future: Norway. As teased earlier this week, GM's Super Bowl spot features Will Ferrell, playing himself and sporting a pandemic beard. The ad shows the comic actor facing the revelation that...
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