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Gird Your Loins, People – Ford Promises an Affordable Vehicle of Some Description Within Three Years

“Ford’s future is not about giving up the car,” company CEO Jim Hackett said in November 2017, not long before taking an axe to all Ford passenger car models, save the Mustang. “We want to give them what they’re telling us they really want. We’re simply reinventing the American car,” Hackett continued in May of […] The post Gird Your Loins, People – Ford Promises an Affordable Vehicle of Some Description Within Three Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Jim Hackett, Hackett, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Low-priced Vehicles


Honda X-Blade to get a facelift around the festive season - Report

Honda will give the X-Blade a facelift around the festive season, says a new...


The 2019 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Words by Justin Benson | Photography by Speedy Donahue Sometimes we revive old motorcycles, and sometimes they revive us. Every April for the last 6 years, Revival Cycles plays host to a moto gathering that quite literally brings one back to life. Scorn from long winters of blizzards, cars not starting, and frozen nether-regions, it’s the exact type of event to put fuel in our tanks, and melt the icicles off our dipstick. Let me tell you – this year’s show was no exception. The 747 steel bir...
Tags: Event, Handbuilt Show, Revival Cycles


Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue

The Dodge Dart rolled unceremoniously out of the Fiat Chrysler stable after the 2016 model year, but the automaker now worries it may roll out of owners’ driveways. Fiat Chrysler is recalling 298,439 Darts in the United States, 20,117 in Canada, and 3,400 in Mexico to fix a shift cable that can detach from the transmission, […] The post Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Dart, Dodge, Dodge Dart, Fca, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Recalls, Safety


Formula E: Testing in Spain, and Starting From Zero

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Tags: Videos, Spain, Testing, Autos, Formula E, Brendon Hartley, Neel Jani, Electric Porsche


Piston Slap: Sans Souci or Inquiétant Diagnostic?

TTAC Commentator Majda writes:  Sajeev, I recently bought a 2002 Miata, manual transmission, in silver. The prior owners appear to have been followers of the sans souci school of maintenance, so I have been wrenching on it quite a bit. It has only one problem I can’t solve: a persistent P0301 code, showing a misfire in Cylinder 1. The […] The post Piston Slap: Sans Souci or Inquiétant Diagnostic? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Piston Slap, Compression Test, Fuel, Ignition, Leakdown Test, Misfire, P0301, Po301, Spark Plug


Bolt Pattern: GM Seeks Trademark for ‘Bolt EUV’

General Motors has already announced it will build a new electric Chevrolet to serve as a sibling to the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. This makes sense, as the technology and underpinnings of that car – not to mention all the R&D investment – should be shared with other GM machines. In today’s market, that likely means […] The post Bolt Pattern: GM Seeks Trademark for ‘Bolt EUV’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, BEV, Bolt, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Electric, Electric vehicles, Euv, EVs, Future Models, Orion Assembly, Product Planning


Report: Daimler Ready to Call It Quits With Renault-Nissan

The promising partnership that kicked off at the tail end of the last decade might end before this one is over. Compounding rumors about the troubled relationship, a report in a German business publication claims incoming Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius will pull the plug on the automaker’s tie-up with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Cost savings are […] The post Report: Daimler Ready to Call It Quits With Renault-Nissan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Daimler, Jobs, Joint Projects, Nissan, Partnerships, Renault-Nissan Alliance


Tata Tigor and Tata Tiago gain Apple CarPlay support

The top-spec XZ+ trim of the Tata Tigor and Tata Tiago are now available with...


Toyota leads $1 billion investment in Uber’s self-driving tech division

In a move that has been a long time coming, Uber filed its S-1 documents, which sets the stage for the company to finally go public with an initial public offering. The company could be valued at more than $100 billion. The post Toyota leads $1 billion investment in Uber’s self-driving tech division appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Cars, News, Initial Public Offering, Ipo, Uber, Valuation


2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature – Inching Ever Closer to Perfection

Does a crossover really need to be good to drive, or is mere competence good enough to win buyers? Most carmakers settle for “good enough,” and yet they keep selling. Mazda, of course, doesn’t settle. Performance is baked into everything it offers. I’m certain that if Mazda offered a panel van, some fool out there […] The post 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature – Inching Ever Closer to Perfection appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Car Reviews, Mazda, 2019 Mazda Cx-5 Signature, Compact Crossovers


BSVI-compliant 2020 Tata Tigor (facelift) spied on test in Maharashtra

In February 2019, the Tata Tigor received ABS with EBD and CSC as standard...
Tags: Autos, CSC, Maharashtra, Tata Tigor, BSVI


The best used car websites for 2019

Shopping for a used car isn't easy, especially when the salesman is looking to make a quick sale. Thankfully, there are plenty of sites aimed at the prospective buyer, whether you're looking for a sedan or a newfangled hybrid. The post The best used car websites for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Buying Guides, Cars, Web, Automotive, Autotrader, KBB, Websites


Volkswagen of America Boss Envisions Getting People Out of SUVs and Into a Pickup

A Volkswagen concept that’s not really a concept appeared in New York City this week, aimed at gauging the American public’s level of interest in a unibody pickup that leans heavily in the direction of “crossover with a bed.” While South American customers will soon be able to purchase a VW Tarok, the automaker says […] The post Volkswagen of America Boss Envisions Getting People Out of SUVs and Into a Pickup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York City, America, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Trucks, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Future Models, Volkswagen Tarok


Kawasaki Ninja 400 records poor sales of just 162 units in FY2019

The Kawasaki Ninja 400 has registered sales of just 162 units in India in...


Production-spec Revolt electric motorcycle imagined - IAB Rendering

Revolt Intellicorp is working on introducing its first product, an Artificial...
Tags: Autos, Revolt Intellicorp


21 charged in Chicago carsharing heist; 100+ cars stolen, many still missing

More than 100 Mercedes-Benz vehicles belonging to carsharing service Car2Go were stolen in Chicago. Police are still working to recover all of the cars, which are equipped with GPS, and 21 people have been charged. The post 21 charged in Chicago carsharing heist; 100+ cars stolen, many still missing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, Car2go, Carsharing


The 2019 Handbuilt Show

Words by Justin Benson | Photography by Speedy Donahue Sometimes we revive old motorcycles, and sometimes they revive us. Every April for the last 6 years, Revival Cycles plays host to a moto gathering that quite literally brings one back to life. Scorn from long winters of blizzards, cars not starting, and frozen nether-regions, it’s the exact type of event to put fuel in our tanks, and melt the icicles off our dipstick. Let me tell you – this year’s show was no exception. The 747 steel bir...
Tags: Texas, Motorcycles, Event, Alan, Austin American Statesman, Justin Benson, Revival Cycles, Alan Stulberg, Handbuilt Show, Gareth Maxwell Roberts, Texas Military, Indian Motorcycles Hooligan


The VR goggles you wear to shoot alien ships is helping Magna design car parts

Canadian automotive supplier Magna has started using virtual reality in its research and development department. The technology helps engineers get a better view of what they're working on, whether it's an interior part or a powertrain. The post The VR goggles you wear to shoot alien ships is helping Magna design car parts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, Virtual Reality


The best tuner cars for 2019

Modification has been around almost as long as the automobile itself. Here are 25 of the best tuner cars you can find, ranging from American muscle standouts to Japanese drift cars. The post The best tuner cars for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Custom Cars, Tuner Cars, Buying Guides, Modified Cars


Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly

Hot on the heels of Fiat Chrysler’s announcement of a shift cut at its Windsor, Ontario minivan plant, officials from Canadian autoworkers’ union Unifor say the automaker has $355 million ready to invest in the facility. Last month, FCA told Unifor it would cut the plant’s third shift by the end of September, the result […] The post Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Chrysler Pacifica, Fca, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Production, Unifor, Windsor Assembly


Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous electric car that knows when you’re sad

Debuting at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the Kia HabaNiro concept is supposed to preview the future of the everyday car. That future will include artificial intelligence tech that can read the driver's emotions, according to Kia. The post Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous electric car that knows when you’re sad appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Concept Cars, Kia, New York Auto Show, 2019 New York Auto Show


Mercedes-Benz gives the tech-savvy 2020 CLA more power at New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz introduced the second-generation CLA during CES 2019, and it will expand the lineup when it unveils a midrange model named CLA 35 at the upcoming 2019 New York Auto Show. The post Mercedes-Benz gives the tech-savvy 2020 CLA more power at New York Auto Show appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, New York Auto Show, Mercedes Benz, CLA, CES 2019


Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata: Optimized Engines, and an N Line Model Waiting in the Wings

Staying true to its tradition of extremely bold styling revamps, Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata looks like something penned by a team of French and Italian designers. We explored the next-generation midsizer’s many styling highlights earlier this year. Now that the upcoming Sonata has had its official New York debut, there’s more information to get across. Specifically, power, […] The post Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata: Optimized Engines, and an N Line Model Waiting in the Wings appeared first on The Truth About...
Tags: New York, Wings, Autos, Engines, Hyundai, Sonata, Hyundai Sonata, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Future Models, 2020 Hyundai Sonata, Sonata N Line


Rack ‘Em: Best Bike Racks for Your Vehicle

Make it easier to bring your bike along for the ride. The post Rack ‘Em: Best Bike Racks for Your Vehicle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Bicycle Rack, Bicycle Racks, Bike Racks, Commerce


Ford’s Mustang Bragging Brings Out the Best in Rival Automakers

Ford celebrated its iconic sports coupe’s 55th birthday at the New York International Auto Show this week by proclaiming Wednesday as “Mustang Day.” But Mustang Day was overshadowed by other nostalgic celebrations taking place at the New York Auto Show, specifically Nissan’s 50th Anniversary Editions of the GT-R (which looked excellent) and 370Z (which one […] The post Ford’s Mustang Bragging Brings Out the Best in Rival Automakers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, News Blog, Auto Sales, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Motor Co, Ford Mustang, General Motors, Marketing, Mustang Day, New York International Auto Show, Nissan, Sales


From rugged wagons to hot sports cars, the 2019 NY Auto Show brought it all

From city cars to supercars, anything goes at the New York Auto Show. Automakers from all over the globe traveled to the 2019 show to unveil their newest concept cars and production models. The post From rugged wagons to hot sports cars, the 2019 NY Auto Show brought it all appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, 2019 New York Auto Show


Nissan Supports Notre Dame Restoration, Ditto for Relationship With Renault

Nissan Motor Co. has pledged a donation of 100,000 euros ($112,000) for the restoration of the fire-kissed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. However, the company’s act of kindness is overshadowed by its rather interesting timing. Nissan’s relationship with partner Renault and the French government has grown strained since the arrest of former Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn — […] The post Nissan Supports Notre Dame Restoration, Ditto for Relationship With Renault appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Automotive Industry, Carlos Ghosn, Coup, Donations, Hot Legal Action, Japan, Nissan, Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, Notre Dame, Renault


Get Excited for the 2019 Isle of Man TT Race by Watching This Trailer

A Race Like No Other The Isle of Man TT Race is one of the most insane events in the world. Every year thousands of people flock to a small island in the middle of the Irish sea to watch riders shoot down a public road circuit at freakishly high speeds. It’s the stuff of motorsport legend, and racers die pushing the limits. I’ve never been to the Isle of Man. It was on my list of places to go when I visited Europe last year, but I didn’t make it there. Also, I wouldn’t have been there when the ...
Tags: Motorcycle News


Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that’s coming to the U.S.

The Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that will be marketed in the United States by California-based Mullen Technologies. The carbon-fiber bodied, 402-horsepower K50 is expected to go on sale in 2020. The post Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that’s coming to the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, Cars, Trends, United States, Sports Cars, Electric Cars, U S, Mullen Technologies, Qiantu K50, 2019 New York Auto Show, Qiantu



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