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Jaguar Commences Bookings For 2021 F-Pace Facelift In India; Launch Soon

07Back in September 2020, Jaguar updated the F-Pace SUV with a mid-life...
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2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: New Pricing Info, Photo Gallery & Other Fast Facts

The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV made its official debut on Saturday (April 3rd, 2021) during the NCAA Final Four in a new commercial narrated by Lebron James. As part of the debut, GMC released pricing and feature availability for each Hummer EV SUV in the lineup. The reveal of the 2024 Hummer EV SUV follows the earlier debut of the 2022 pickup variant. 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: Fast Facts Off-Road Stance & Maneuverability: The Hummer EV SUV boasts a 126.7-inch wheelbase, 35.4-foot turning ci...
Tags: Cars, Research, Gm, Autos, Ncaa, Lebron James, Regen, GMC Hummer


Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production

Chevrolet’s Silverado electric pickup will be built at the Factory Zero assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, along with GMC’s Hummer EV SUV which will also be produced there, General Motors president Mark Reuss said today. A new-from-the-ground-up EV pickup, and not adapted from the gas-powered Silverado, it will use the Ultium Platform. Ultium is General […] The post Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Global, Sales, General Motors, Green, Heritage, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, EVs, New Cars, Fuel Economy


The Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 Has A New Look And Drift Mode

Mercedes has facelifted its attractive 'coupe' saloon, and given it Race and Drift Modes for good measure
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2021 Kia K5 2.5 GT review: A new era

Kia's redesigned midsize sedan delivers surprising grins when the road gets twisty.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Kia, Sedans, Midsize Sedans, Kia K5


Rare Rides: The 1927 Locomobile Model 90 Sportif, American East Coast Luxury

Today’s Rare Ride hails from a brand your author hadn’t heard of before this writing. A preeminent luxury car firm in its day, Locomobiles were built for power, longevity, and reliability. Let’s check out a very rare 90 Sportif. Locomobile Company of America was founded in 1899 as one of the earliest car manufacturers. Located […] The post Rare Rides: The 1927 Locomobile Model 90 Sportif, American East Coast Luxury appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Sportif American East Coast Luxury, Sportif Locomobile Company of America


Jeep Is Thrilled With 15,000 Japanese Customers

American automotive brands have never really caught on with the typical Japanese consumer. While we’ve done numerous dives trying to understand why the gist is that our tastes don’t typically overlap and they generally prefer to buy domestic. Foreign marques are comparatively rare, frequently German, and are generally owned by those looking to flex their status […] The post Jeep Is Thrilled With 15,000 Japanese Customers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Marketing, Sales, Industry, Psa, Fca, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Jeep, News Blog, PSA Group, Wrangler, Renegade, Groupe PSA, Fiat. Chrysler, Stellantis


Giving EV batteries a second life for sustainability and profit

Electric cars and trucks seem to have everything going for them: They don’t produce tailpipe emissions, they’re quieter than their fossil fuel-powered counterparts and the underlying architecture allows for roomier and often sleeker designs. But the humble lithium-ion battery powering these cars and trucks leads a difficult life. Irregular charging and discharge rates, intense temperatures and many partial charge cycles cause these batteries to degrade in the first five to eight years of use, an...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Volkswagen, Nissan, Lithium Ion Batteries, Lucid, VW Group, Audi AG, Groupe Renault, Proterra, Lucid Motors


Auto Industry Requests U.S. Government Help With Chip Shortage

The Alliance for Auto Innovation (AAI) is hard at work begging the federal government for help while the world continues coping with the semiconductor chip shortage, though it’s hardly the first time the industry has asked for or received administrative assistance. With pandemic lockdowns throwing global supply chains into a tailspin, U.S President Joe Biden said […] The post Auto Industry Requests U.S. Government Help With Chip Shortage appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Supply Chain, Joe Biden, Production, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Supply, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Industry News, News Blog, Automotive Suppliers, Part Shortages, Alliance for Auto Innovation AAI


GM to build an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with more than 400 miles of range

GM is adding an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to its lineup, as the automaker pushes to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025. GM President Mark Reuss said Tuesday that the Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup will be based on the automaker’s Ultium battery platform and will have an estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. It should be noted this is GM’s forecast not an official EPA figure. GM is positioning the full-sized pickup for ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Epa, North America, Detroit, Chevrolet Silverado, Mark Reuss, Silverado, Hamtramck Michigan, Hamtramck, Reuss


There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story [UPDATED]

While giving my opinion last week on the Volkswagen April Fool’s Day scandal, I wrote that I hope it would be the last time I posted about it. Cue Ron White voice: “I was wrong.” Some of you won’t believe me, but the fact we did multiple posts wasn’t a cynical ploy for clicks — […] The post There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalismism, Sales, Journalism, Industry, Autos, Volkswagen, Ron White, News Blog, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen, Voltswagen Volkswagen


There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story

While giving my opinion last week on the Volkswagen April Fool’s Day scandal, I wrote that I hope it would be the last time I posted about it. Cue Ron White voice: “I was wrong.” Some of you won’t believe me, but the fact we did multiple posts wasn’t a cynical ploy for clicks — […] The post There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalismism, Sales, Journalism, Industry, Autos, Volkswagen, Ron White, News Blog, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen, Voltswagen Volkswagen


This Video From Lexus Shows The Dangers of Texting & Driving

According to NHTSA, the average time it takes to send or receive a text message is 4.6 seconds when driving. However, most tend to believe that looking at their phone will create only a momentary distraction. In this video, participants take a Lexus NX on a closed course, thinking they’re going for a routine test drive. However, they don’t know this vehicle is modified to randomly obstruct their view for 4.6 seconds. Original article: This Video From Lexus Shows The Dangers of Texting & Driving...
Tags: Autos, Lexus Nx, Nhtsa, Car News


The 5 best roadside emergency car kits, backed by a paramedic

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Roadside emergency car kits provide all-in-one assistance in the event your vehicle breaks down. We spoke to Arthur Pliaconis, RN, NRP, who highlighted essential items to store in your car and how to use them. Our top pick, Swiss Safe's Ultimate Roadside Kit, is packed with essentials like first aid supplies and jumper cables. Let's face it, there's never a convenient time for your car to break down. It doesn't matter whether you're on your...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Cars, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Driving, National Institutes of Health, EMS, AAA, American Automobile Association, NRP, Emergency Kit, Automotive Safety, Kraig Becker, Coronavirus


Ever wonder why trucks have those quilted rear doors?

Having seen these a many times on the road, I assumed it had to do with refrigeration. Jalopnik has a quick explainer as to why it is not that. They do tell us that the diamond doors are popular with refrigerated trucks tho. — Read the rest
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Hyundai Creta, Venue Help Carmaker Cross 1 Million SUV Sales Milestone

Yesterday, Hyundai Motor India announced the sale of over one million...
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KTM 1290 Super Duke RR Revealed - Has 180hp, Weighs 180kg [Video]

KTM is known to deliver performance-oriented motorcycles irrespective of the...
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Watt EV Coupe – Will It Make It to Production or Not?

The Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC)  has unveiled the EV Coupe, a classic shape inspired by the 1955 Porsche 356A. WEVC is not connected with Porsche AG. WEVC does not imply that any of their products are a product of Porsche AG, nor are the Porsche or 356 names used or associated with WEVC products. […] The post Watt EV Coupe – Will It Make It to Production or Not? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, UK, Design, Technology, Eu, Green, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Replica, Nostalgia, Ev, Porsche AG, WEVC, Sports EV Concept, Curbside Classics


Volvo’s Ad About the ‘Ultimate Safety Test’ Has a Dramatic Twist and a Vital Message

LONDON--When you think of Volvo, you probably think of it as a family car, thanks to all the ad dollars it has poured into messaging around safety. In its latest global ad, from agency Grey, the car brand goes on the hunt for "the ultimate safety test." The TV, online and digital spot, which has...
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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander First Drive – No Longer the Short Kid At Recess

  Remember recess kickball? Invariably, a pair of jocks and/or popular kids would square off, choosing, in turn, their sides for the battle over the red rubber ball. The draft lines would dwindle to a few undesirables – the uncoordinated, small kids certain to be a drag on the lineup but required to be there […] The post 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander First Drive – No Longer the Short Kid At Recess appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, Mitsubishi, Three-row Crossover, Compact Crossovers, 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander First Drive


BRZ STI tweaks give the latest Subaru coupe a (non-turbo) boost

STI has waved its magic wand over the new Subaru BRZ, but it's only styling and a strut brace - for now
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Hyundai i20 vs Tata Altroz in a Classic Drag Race - NA Petrol-MT

The Tata Altroz and the Hyundai i20 are two hatchbacks which have the widest...
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New Skoda Octavia Launch Nears as Production Commences

The fourth-gen Skoda Octavia is ready to go on sale in the country soon. As a...
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 Top Speed Test - How Fast Can It Go? [Video]

The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 is one of the two motorcycles that the Swedish...
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This Ferrari 512 BB Koenig Special Is Pure, Glorious 1980s Excess

Aside from being thoroughly spectacular to look at, this right-hand drive tuning house special is a super-rare way to get your wildly excessive ‘80s kicks
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Next-Gen Volkswagen Polo To Come with 150hp 1.5L TSI Engine?

The current-generation Volkswagen Polo in India has been around for more 10...
Tags: India, Autos, Volkswagen


Apple boss Tim Cook takes on Apple Car questions in interview

In a podcast interview released this week, Apple boss Tim Cook was pressed about the company's work on a so-called Apple Car.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Tim Cook, Apple Car


Review: The 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

The memories of Mandello del Lario faded faster than they should have. Three years ago to the day, I visited the lifelong home of Italian motorcycle manufacturer Moto Guzzi and rode the last-generation Moto Guzzi V7 around Lago di Como, one of the most idyllic places on Earth. The few fragmented scenes I can recall make clear why company founder Carlo Guzzi nested his factory on the east side of the Elysian lake: long tunnels cut through the bases of mountains as narrow roads climbed into th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Alps, Pacific Ocean, San Pedro, Lake Como, Heidi, Otto, Long Beach California, Moto Guzzi, Chris Nelson, Guzzi, Motorcycle Reviews, Moto Guzzi V7, Lago di Como, Moto Guzzi Motorcycles


Renault Kiger Outsells Nissan Magnite In March 2021

It is common knowledge that the Nissan Magnite and the Renault Kiger are sister...
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Tata Nexon (4-Star NCAP) gets T-Boned by Truck, Saves All Occupants

Tata Nexon is one of the safest cars in its segment. Launched for the first...
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