Red Bull KTM’s Factory Team Just Acquired 2021 Dakar Winner Kevin Benavides

The Champion Joins A Team Built for Winning The 2021 Dakar Rally Champion – Kevin Benavides – just signed on with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for the rest of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, and will continue into 2022 as one of their primary riders for the upcoming Dakar Rally next year. Red Bull KTM looks to secure their dominance to a further degree after securing 18 wins in a 19 year period. The team has slowed down in the last few years since their last win, ...
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Buying a truck? Here's my advice...

If you're looking for a pickup truck, there's a lot to consider, especially if you're a first-time buyer. I have some advice in my "Tips for Buying a Truck" over at AutoTRADER to help. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Mahindra XUV500 Registers 67-fold YoY Growth - Full Info

The Mahindra XUV500 is one of the most popular 7-seater SUVs offered by our...
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Battery Resourcers raises $20M to commercialize its recycling-plus-manufacturing operations

As a greater share of the transportation market becomes electrified, companies have started to grapple with how to dispose of the thousands of tons of used electric vehicle batteries that are expected come off the roads by the end of the decade. Battery Resourcers proposes a seemingly simple solution: recycle them. But the company doesn’t stop there. It’s engineered a “closed loop” process to turn that recycled material into nickel-manganese-cobalt cathodes to sell back to battery manufacturers....
Tags: Transportation, Massachusetts, Tech, Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, Series B, Fiat Chrysler, Chevy Volt, National Science Foundation, Worcester Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Novi Michigan, InMotion Ventures, Sebastian Peck, Battery Resourcers, Orbia Ventures

Hyundai Pony Heritage Becomes Design Studio Centerpiece

While automotive enthusiasts have mixed opinions on the cultural clout of electric vehicles, there’s one aspect of electrification that’s undeniably cool — the resto-mod potential. Despite the historic appeal of driving around in vintage automobiles, they’re often painfully slow with ridiculously long braking distances and a lack of standard features many people living today would deem […] The post Hyundai Pony Heritage Becomes Design Studio Centerpiece appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concepts, EVs, Hyundai, Art Cars, Pony, News Blog, Automotive Design, Hyundai Pony, Restomod, Hatchbacks, Hyundai Pony Heritage EV, Resto-mod

Tesla Owners, Say ‘Open Butthole’ and Get a Little Surprise

Tesla’s cars already feature a wide range of Easter eggs, like the ability to turn on “fart mode,” support for volume settings that go to 11, and more. But recently, Tesla owners have discovered a new trick that might be the most childish one yet. Read more...
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Chinese autonomous vehicle startup WeRide scores permit to test driverless cars in San Jose

WeRide, the Chinese autonomous vehicle startup that recently raised $310 million, has received a permit to test driverless vehicles on public roads in San Jose, California. WeRide is the seventh company, following AutoX, Baidu, Cruise, Nuro Waymo and Zoox, to receive a driverless testing permit. In the early days of autonomous vehicle development, testing permits required human safety drivers behind the wheel. Some 56 companies have an active permit to test autonomous vehicles with a safety driv...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, China, Tech, Automotive, United States, DMV, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Autonomous Vehicles, Guangzhou, San Jose California, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Momenta, Guangzhou China

Rare Rides: The Excellent 1988 Mazda 323 GT-X, a Four-wheel Drive Hot Hatch

Today’s Rare Ride is an Eighties hot hatch from the good people at Mazda. Offered for a short time, the 323 GT-X sold in very limited numbers.  Today it’s difficult to find one for sale, but there happens to be one in the rustproof state of Washington. The fifth generation of Mazda’s Familia compact car […] The post Rare Rides: The Excellent 1988 Mazda 323 GT-X, a Four-wheel Drive Hot Hatch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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CarMax Wants You to Take a Trip to Dunkin’ During Your Next Test Drive

Buying a new car can be stressful--and pressure from family members or pushy salespeople doesn't help. To make sure your new ride checks off all your boxes, you might need to see if the speakers can handle your road trip playlist, the trunk can carry your groceries and the cupholder is the right size for...
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CarMax Invites Customers to ‘Do Donuts’

CarMax has invited customers to ‘do donuts’ during their test drives, a promotion with Dunkin’ Donuts. For shoppers who take part in CarMax’s 24-hour test drives today through May 16th, they’ll receive a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. What encouragement does the general public need to do donuts in CarMax vehicles? The vision of drivers […] The post CarMax Invites Customers to ‘Do Donuts’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Smol wonder: A Honda CT125 inspired by Mad Max

There’s something irresistible about tiny motorcycles. According to scientists, we’re drawn to objects that are smaller than usual because they pose less danger, they remind us of toys, and they give us a feeling of control. That would explain the cultural appeal of mini marvels like Japanese Kei trucks, and the Honda Grom. And classics like the Piaggio Ape three-wheeler, originally adapted from the Vespa scooter. Plus the Super Cub, the Australian CT110 ‘Postie Bike’ … and this Honda CT125 ...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Honda, Kei, Piaggio, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Honda Super Cub customs, Motolord, Thailand Motolord, Chayakrit, K Speed ` MadMax

David Beckham Makes His Debut as Maserati Brand Ambassador

Automotive brand Maserati has released a new campaign featuring its new global ambassador, David Beckham. Directed by Harmony Korine, the "Detour" spot from Droga5 London shows Beckham playfully driving in circles in one of the brand's SUVs. It aims to relay "the style, technology and exclusivity" of Maserati, the company said in a statement. BCW...
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Lexus Makes a Point About Distracted Driving

Last week, Lexus launched a viral marketing campaign — that also makes for an excellent public service announcement — about how stupid it is to check your phone while driving. But it has only just started getting the kind of attention it deserves, now that some of the contentious regulatory news has subsided. The automaker modified a […] The post Lexus Makes a Point About Distracted Driving appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Smartphones, Psa, Lexus, Distracted Driving, Autos, Toyota, Lexus Nx, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Safe Driving, Automotive Safety

MV Agusta Reveals 2021 Superveloce Range With New S Model Included

Wire-Spoked Superveloce? I’m in. Euro 5 regulations haven’t hampered MV Agusta’s 2021 Superveloce, in fact, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has taken the opportunity to bring some notable updates to the Superveloce line, including a new S version that has never been seen before. Both the engine and chassis for the 2021 Superveolce have seen some great updates. The 798cc inline-three engine hasn’t lost any power due to Euro 5 regulations. The Superveloce will produce the same 147 horsepower ...
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The 9 Best Radar Detectors on the Market Ranked (2021)

One of the biggest questions about radar detectors is if they are worth the money. Are they really going to save you from a speeding ticket, or are they just another fancy gadget to show off inside your car? As with most things in life, it depends. That’s why we created this guide to the best radar detectors on the market in 2021, so you don’t waste your hard-earned money on a high-tech, glorified paperweight. Best Radar Detectors in 2021 We reviewed the best radar detectors on the ma...
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Report: Ford to Build Standalone Bronco Stores

If you have Bronco on the brain, you may find yourself buying one from a store that stands separate from your local Ford dealer. A report in Automotive News says that some dealers plan to open standalone Bronco stores. The story further reports that the idea came from dealers, not the manufacturer. Ford did create renderings for […] The post Report: Ford to Build Standalone Bronco Stores appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Ford Bronco, Automotive News, Bronco, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Dealers, Bronco Sport, Ford Bronco Sport, Build Standalone Bronco Stores

2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail Edition is a Lone Star State Exclusive

Everything is bigger in Texas, and the popularity of trucks is no exception. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail edition is the latest to pay tribute to the largest truck market in the United States. Based on the Gladiator Sport S trim, the Texas Trail edition will be available in just one place: The Lone Star State. “The Jeep brand recognizes that Texas and America’s southwest are the center of the truck universe,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “Special edition...
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The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak Has Arrived With A Colossal Rear Wing

Bentley has extensively modified its Continental GT3 racer to compete in the Time Attack 1 category at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
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If you say "Open butthole" to a Tesla, the charge port opens

Tesla owners have determined that saying "Open butthole" to their Teslas opens the charge port at the rear of the vehicle. Demonstration below. Apparently, "open bunghole" and "close bunghole" also work. From Teslarati: Interestingly enough, comments from other Tesla owners indicated that the "Open Butthole" voice command actually opens their vehicles' rear trunk instead. — Read the rest
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Patent Files Reveal Harley-Davidson Is Working On Automated Braking System

Why Stop When the Bike Can Do It for You? With so many many motorcycle OEM’s bringing to market such as front and rear radaring, it was only a matter of time before Harley-Davidson threw their chips into the pile as well. Patent filings reveal that the sword and shield are hard at work developing an automated braking system that works much like the adaptive cruise control (thanks to front and rear radaring) I mentioned earlier. Although this system will use similar technology to the adaptive ...
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The New KTM 1290 Super Duke RR Sells Out in 48 Minutes

Gone In 48 Minutes In just 48 minutes after going public, the new (and limited) KTM 1290 Super Duke RR completely sold out online.  The 2021 Super Duke RR is quite an astonishing motorcycle to behold, so it’s no wonder every single bike sold off the shelves in such a short amount of time. Everything about this motorcycle is stunning. If you happen to live in a country that prefers kilograms to pounds, you’ll be surprised to find that this new bike has a 1:1 power to weight ratio. That’s correct...
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Intel’s Mobileye teams with Udelv to launch 35,000 driverless delivery vehicles by 2028

Intel subsidiary Mobileye is ratcheting up its autonomous vehicle ambitions and getting into delivery. The company said Monday it struck a deal with Udelv to supply its self-driving system to thousands of purpose-built autonomous delivery vehicles. The companies said they plan to put more than 35,000 autonomous vehicles dubbed Transporters on city streets by 2028. Commercial operations are slated to begin in 2023. Donlen, a U.S. commercial fleet leasing and management company, has made the first...
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Toyota Celebrates 50 Years In Indonesia With This Limited Edition Innova

In a bid to commemorate 50 years of operations in Indonesia, Toyota has...
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Citroen Globally Unveils New Flagship Model - The C5X

Citroen have globally unveiled their new flagship model - the C5X - and it...
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Junkyard Find: 1993 Honda Civic LX Sedan with 351,119 Miles

In my search for super-high-mile vehicles in the car graveyards of the land, all the cars I’ve found showing better than a half-million miles on the odometer have been Mercedes–Benzes (other than a 1982 Rabbit Cabriolet showing an implausible 930k miles on what I think was a defective gauge). The most-traveled Honda I’ve documented was […] The post Junkyard Find: 1993 Honda Civic LX Sedan with 351,119 Miles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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New Aprilia SXR 125 (Suzuki Burgman Street-Rival) to Launch Soon

The new Aprilia SXR 125 will be launched soon. The upcoming Suzuki Burgman...
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BMW M4 'CSL' Test Mule Papped Looking Very Angry

A new G82 M4 derivative has been spotted undergoing testing with some new aero additions - could this be a CSL?
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Skoda Reveals New Design Details of 2021 Kodiaq Facelift - Teaser Images

Late last month, Skoda previewed the 2021 Kodiaq facelift with a few design...
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The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Before jump into micromobbin’ and the rest, I wanted to point you to another Extra Crunch piece, this time a deep dive into second-life batteries. As Aria Alamalh...
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NGK Spark Plugs launches $100M corporate venture fund, will seek M&A opportunities

NGK Spark Plug, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automative spark plugs, announced a new $100 million fund to invest in startups and find potential merger and acquisition deals. The fund was launched with Pegasus Tech Ventures, the “venture capital as a service” firm that has also worked with corporations like Sega Sammy Holdings, Asus and Aisin Seiki to launch venture funds. While best known for its automotive components, NGK Spark Plug also manufacturers many other hardware componen...
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