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Chevy Corvette Stingray Coming to Forza Horizon 4!

Well, look who decided to join the party. In this case, it’s the belle of the ball of the automotive world, the new Corvette C8. And the party in question is Forza Horizon 4, the driving game/music festival/whatever. It makes perfect sense, and besides, it’ll probably be the easiest way for me to get into a C8 for a “test drive.” Turn 10 Games, the creators of the Forza series of driving games – that would be Forza Motorsports and it’s little brother, the raucous, open world Forza Horizon – j...
Tags: England, Microsoft, Video Games, Autos, Chevy, Horizon, Detroit, Corvette, Edinburgh Scotland, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Corvette Stingray, Forza, Man Cave, Forza Horizon, Forza Motorsports, Tony Borroz


COVID-19 Pushes Detroit Auto Show to Change Date, Offer Outdoor Alternative With Motor Bella

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. Organizers of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), known as the Detroit Auto Show, have scrapped it for this year. Instead, organizers announced a “bridge to the future” auto-centric event, the Motor Bella, scheduled for September 21st through the 26th at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. The Motor Bella was originally scheduled to be part of this year’s NAIAS. COVID-1...
Tags: Autos, North, Detroit, Detroit Auto Show, Bella, TCF, Pontiac Michigan, North American International Auto Show NAIAS, Alberts, Car News, Detroit Auto Dealers Association, Rod Alberts, Doug North, Motor Bella


Mobileye is bringing its autonomous vehicle test fleets to at least four more cities in 2021

Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, is scaling up its autonomous vehicle program and plans to launch test fleets in at least four more cities over the next several months, including Detroit, Paris Shanghai and Tokyo. Mobileye president and CEO Amnon Shashua said Monday during the virtual 2021 CES tech trade show that if the company can receive regulatory approval it will also begin testing on public roads in New York City. The expansion announcement, along with details about a new lidar System o...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, New York City, Jerusalem, Tech, Intel, Ces, Munich, Automotive, Paris, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Nissan, Detroit, Mobileye, Geely Auto


2021 NACTOY Winners Announced, Ford Takes Two of Three

Every year before 2020, automotive journalists descended on Detroit for the North American International Auto Show at this time in January. Bleary-eyed scribes shook off their hangovers from Sunday’s pre-show parties and new-model unveilings and rolled into Cobo (now TCF) Center early on Monday morning to hear which vehicles won the North American Car and […] The post 2021 NACTOY Winners Announced, Ford Takes Two of Three appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Voting, Industry, Arguments, Autos, Detroit, New Cars, North American International Auto Show, Cobo, NACTOY, News Blog, North American Car Of The Year, TCF Center


Junkyard Find: 2001 Plymouth Neon, Last Gasp of the Plymouth Brand Edition

Quite a few hallowed (and not-so-hallowed) Detroit brands got axed forever during the decade of the 2000s (whatever we’re calling it now— the Noughts? the Oh-Ohs?), and the one that went to the slaughterhouse first was Plymouth. Starting in 1928 (not-so-coincidentally, just a couple of years after the birth of Pontiac), Americans and Canadians could […] The post Junkyard Find: 2001 Plymouth Neon, Last Gasp of the Plymouth Brand Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, 2001, Dodge, Plymouth, Detroit, Denver, Neon, Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s


For first time in 5 years, US gas mileage down, emissions up

A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years. The mileage increase comes as Americans continue to buy SUVs and trucks, and shift away from more efficient vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency says the changes show that few automakers could meet what it called unrealistic emissions and mileage standards set by the Obama administration through the 2020 model year. But environmental groups say t...
Tags: Business, News, Obama, Cars, US, General Motors, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Epa, Biden, Local News, Detroit, Environmental Protection Agency, Gas Prices, Subaru


Documentary on The Black Ghost, Detroit's legendary street racer

The Black Ghost, a 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi, reached mythical status in Detroit's street racing scene, where it would sporadically appear, blow the doors off the competition, then disappear without warning. This is a great documentary about the vehicle, its owner, and the vintage racing culture. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Cars, Dodge, Detroit, Challenger, Street Racing, The Black Ghost Detroit


2021 Lexus IS Review: Sporty & Luxurious But Should You Buy It?

2021 Lexus IS Exterior Styling 87 Interior Layout 82 Driving Dynamics 94 Connectivity Features 65 Everyday Functionality 70 Pros Fuel Economy Ride & Handling All-Wheel Drive Option Cons Small Backseat Remote Touchpad Infotainment Touchscreen 80 {"@context": "http://schema.org/", "@type": "Organization", "name": "2021 Lexus IS","image": [ "https://www.automoblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2021-Lexus-IS-350...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Lexus, Autos, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Epa, Bmw, Audi, Detroit, Detroit Tigers, Android Auto, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Akio Toyoda, Toyoda


Bankrupt Your Family & Friends With These Top 10 Car-Themed Monopoly Games

You might not be able to hit 200 mph racing around a car-themed Monopoly board, but you’ll still get that adrenaline rush when you force your family into bankruptcy during a “friendly” game over the holidays. Monopoly, the game of acquisition and shady negotiation practices (there’s one in every family), has dozens of special editions, but these car-themed ones will delight enthusiasts of all ages. Ranging from NASCAR to old school classics, it’s pretty cool what happens when automotive cult...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Lifestyle, Vw, Ford, DMV, Autos, Luigi, Michigan, Mario Kart, Detroit, Nascar, Products, Mustang, Mcqueen


GM No Longer Building Nikola Electric Pickup, Nixes Equity Stake

On Monday, General Motors and Nikola Corp announced a revamped agreement that eliminates an equity stake in the startup for the Detroit automaker and nixed any plan for manufacturing Nikola’s electric pickup truck. This makes the keystone of the revised contract their collaborative work on fuel-cell development, represents a major setback in their partnership, and […] The post GM No Longer Building Nikola Electric Pickup, Nixes Equity Stake appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Detroit, EVs, Industry News, Badger, Nikola, News Blog, FCEVs, Nikola Corp, Nikola Electric Pickup Nixes Equity Stake


GM To Recall 7M Vehicles Globally To Replace Exploding Takata Air Bags

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators. The announcement came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 million of the vehicles domestically. GM says it will not fight the decision, even though it believes the vehicles are safe. It will cost the company an estimated $1.2 billion, about one-third of its net income so far this year. The automaker had p...
Tags: Business, News, California, Sacramento, General Motors, Tesla, Ap, Gm, Autos, South Sacramento, Product Recall, Cbs, Takata, Donald Trump, Detroit, Flores


GM Flips Sides With California In Pollution Fight With Trump

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use.  In a tweet on Monday, Barra said GM is the process of transitioning to an “all-electric p...
Tags: Business, Politics, Obama, California, White House, California News, Sacramento, Barack Obama, General Motors, Joe Biden, Ap, Ferrari, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, South Sacramento


GM flips to California’s side in pollution fight with Trump

By TOM KRISHER | AP Auto Writer DETROIT — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use. Last week, GM said it is testing a new battery chemistry that will br...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Obama, California, Environment, Barack Obama, General Motors, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Coalition, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Volkswagen


Unifor Ratifies GM Labor Agreement, Oshawa Saved

Unifor members overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract with General Motors, effectively ending the union’s 2020 auto bargaining with Detroit automakers. Members backed the contract with 85 percent approval and secured meaningful investments into Canada’s automotive industry, including the $1 billion (USD) investment that saves Oshawa Assembly. It’s an important victory for the union and the […] The post Unifor Ratifies GM Labor Agreement, Oshawa Saved appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: General Motors, Canada, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Detroit, Collective Bargaining, Industry News, Unifor, Oshawa, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Auto Unions


Detroit OEMs Apparently Not Involved in Joe Biden Acceptance Speech

Car Twitter was abuzz on Saturday, as eagle-eyed automotive journalists noticed a bunch of brand-new vehicles, mostly Jeeps, in the front row of the socially-distanced acceptance speech by Joe Biden that marked his being voted president-elect of the United States With so many American cars in the front row or rows, and Biden being a […] The post Detroit OEMs Apparently Not Involved in Joe Biden Acceptance Speech appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elections, Marketing, Joe Biden, Industry, United States, Autos, Biden, Detroit, New Cars, Presidential Elections, News Blog, Acceptance Speeches


2022 GMC Hummer EV: From Sinner to Saint, From Demise to Redemption

GMC did the right thing in resurrecting the Hummer nameplate. First seen in 1992 as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee for the U.S. military, the original Hummer H1 was an all-conquering beast. Inadvertently, it also became the ultimate symbol of conspicuous consumption, no thanks to its burly Detroit Diesel V8 motor, which only mustered 10 mpg on a good day. And as such, this vulgar image trickled down to the Hummer H2 and H3, with the latter ending production in May 2010. Ten years on, G...
Tags: Wtf, America, General Motors, Tesla, Canada, Magazine, Gm, Autos, Detroit, Gmc, Hummer, Lordstown, Bollinger, Regen, Car Talk, Ken Morris


Toyota Adds 1.5M US Vehicles To Recalls For Engine Stalling

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is adding 1.5 million U.S. vehicles to recalls from early this year to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engines to stall. The company says the latest recall brings the total to 5.8 million Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles that need to be repaired worldwide. The recall affects more than 40 vehicles in the U.S. dating to the 2013 model year, covering much of the Toyota and Lexus model lineup. Toyota said in a statement Wednesday that the fuel pumps can suddenly stop oper...
Tags: US, Ap, Recalls, Lexus, Autos, Autos News, Toyota, Detroit, Consumer, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Avalon Camry Corolla Sequoia Tacoma Tundra


Will Consumers Embrace Autonomous Cars? Key Insights to Consider as Our World Changes

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. What do you think about self-driving cars? We would like to hear your thoughts. One of the things we frequently talk about in the autonomous driving community is how to help consumers embrace the technology. Consumer adoption is usually at the forefront of my mind when I see demonstrations of new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). When I attend conferences, like AutoSens, for exampl...
Tags: Minnesota, California, Washington, New York City, General Motors, Cta, United States, Magazine, Autos, Detroit Lions, Toyota, Detroit, Orlando, Chicago Tribune, University of Iowa, Consumer Technology Association


Junkyard Find: 2002 Toyota Corolla CE, Last of the 3-Speed Automatics

Not long ago, I became curious about the production longevity of the good old three-speed automatic transmission in North America. The first really successful true automatic had four forward speeds and the two-speed Powerglide delivered the slushbox to the masses, but the three-speed Detroit automatics of the 1960s truly converted the continent to the two-pedal […] The post Junkyard Find: 2002 Toyota Corolla CE, Last of the 3-Speed Automatics appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, North America, Detroit, Denver, 2002, Corolla, Toyota Corolla, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Automatic Transmission, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s, Obsolete Technology


Fans Can Go Wild With The New Ford Bronco Build & Price Configurator

If you’re itching for a new Bronco or Bronco Sport, you can now get one step closer. Ford recently launched the Bronco build-and-price configurator, which lets you see different exterior color options, material choices for the interior, and dozens of accessories. To date, Ford has logged nearly 200,000 reservations for the Bronco, which comes in both two-door and four-door configurations.  “The color and material offerings of the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport are genuine and trusted, and es...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Detroit, Broncos, Ford Bronco, Sonari Glinton, Bronco, Car News, Carl Anthony, Coolsaet, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Bronco Sport, Kodiak Brown, Detroit Working Writers


2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1: A Walk Around This New Electric “Supertruck”

Yes, truck lover, you can have an engine with beast-like power and zero emissions – and killer looks, too. GMC promises that and more in its upcoming 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1. Although other variants are on the way, the Hummer EV Edition 1 will set the tone for what GMC wants to accomplish with this new lineup. Different from the gas-guzzling hulks of the past, The 2022 Hummer EV will be the first fully-electric addition to GMC’s lineup. “This innovative truck comes to market with speed and p...
Tags: Texas, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Detroit, Sears, Gmc, Watts, Austin Texas, Hummer, Mark Reuss, Goodyear, Car News, Al Oppenheiser, New Electric, Ultium


GM To Run Robot Cars In San Francisco Without Human Backups

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said in a statement that the company got a permit Thursday from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to let the cars travel on their own. The move follows last week’s announcement from Waymo that it would open its autonomous ride-hailing service to the public in the Phoenix area in vehicles without human dri...
Tags: Google, California, San Francisco, Ap, Cruise, Gm, Autos, University Of California Berkeley, Driverless Cars, Detroit, San Francsico, Phoenix, Department of Motor Vehicles, Alphabet Inc, Wert, Dan Ammann


Junkyard Find: 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger

Blinged-up personal luxury coupes based on big land yachts and cushy midsize cars printed money for Detroit during the mid-to-late 1960s, and so it made sense to extend the treatment to the lower reaches of the model range. Eventually, Chrysler took two-door hardtop versions of the Plymouth Valiant and Dodge Dart, made some comfort and […] The post Junkyard Find: 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Dodge, Detroit, Dodge Dart, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find


2020 Chevrolet Corvette Review: Highway Star

Some of the best driving roads on the continent, the Hocking Hills of southeastern Ohio, lie roughly one hour from my front door. Not coincidentally, those roads are also merely four hours from every Detroit-based ride-and-handling engineer, not to mention the buff books. These twisties, shaped by the glaciers, have been worn smooth by generations […] The post 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Review: Highway Star appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Ohio, Stingray, Chevrolet, Car Reviews, Detroit, Corvette, Vette, New car reviews, Hocking Hills, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette Review, Highway Star


1960 Ford Spaceliner, a Vehicle That Looks a Bit Like a Spaceship From a Science-Fiction Movie

There was a time when bubbletop concept cars were all the rage, both in the design studios of Detroit as well as on the hot rod and custom car show circuit. They ranged from mildly modified factory cars to one-off, completely fabricated show machines with exposed engines and wild paint jobs. Guys like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Darryl Starbird, and Dean Jeffries made a name for themselves building these... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Cars, Ford, Retro, Futuristic, Detroit, 1960s, Dean Jeffries, Spaceliner, Roth Darryl Starbird


2020 VW Arteon Review: Bold Styling, Bland Performance

The 2020 VW Arteon is a sharp-looking car, but that’s about all it seems to have going for it. The SEL Premium R-Line press vehicle we had recently was gorgeous, especially in the sunlight. We were eager to drive it when we first saw it but were quickly disappointed. It was fantastic to look at but a chore to drive.  Here is how our week-long drive went with the 2020 VW Arteon. Hopefully, it will help you determine whether or not it’s the right car for you. Our press vehicle for the week was ...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Detroit Lions, Toyota, Epa, Volkswagen, Detroit, Small Town America, Volkswagen of America Inc, Kia Cadenza, Carl Anthony, Test Drives, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Arteon, VW Arteon, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation


Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept: Reinventing an American Icon for a New Generation

The stylish Grand Wagoneer Concept is a taste of things to come for Jeep. Early models will be plug-in hybrids, although full electrification options will follow. Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer vehicles will be built in metro Detroit next year. Jeep is diving head-first into the premium luxury niche with its Grand Wagoneer Concept, and it’s not taking any chances either. The Grand Wagoneer Concept, according to Jeep, features a 4×4-capable, electric powertrain and a zero-emission, near-sile...
Tags: Fca, Autos, Audi, Detroit, Jeep, Gilles, Ford Bronco, CB, FCA US LLC, Uconnect, Ralph Gilles, Car News, Christian Meunier, Chevy Blazer, Dinamica, Alvin Reyes


Detroit Three Strike Target ID’d Tuesday; Unifor Looks to Bring Public Cash Onside

With its members having recently voted to strike if bargaining teams don’t make headway, Canadian autoworkers union Unifor plans to reveal its first target next Tuesday. Contract talks kicked off last month, with Unifor aiming to maintain, at the very least, the current complement of Detroit Three workers north of the border. With the auto […] The post Detroit Three Strike Target ID’d Tuesday; Unifor Looks to Bring Public Cash Onside appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Labor, Autos, Detroit, Collective Bargaining, Unifor, Detroit Three, News Blog, Union News, Contract Talks, Unifor Looks


Jeep just revived one of its most iconic SUVs and put 7 huge screens inside — check out the Grand Wagoneer Concept

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept. Jeep The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept is a look at what’ll most likely become the production version of the new Grand Wagoneer. The concept Wagoneer is a plug-in hybrid, but Jeep didn't say what would power the production version. The Concept’s interior has seven screens, including one just for the front passenger. We’ll see the production Grand Wagoneer in 2021, and Jeep expects it to start at around $60,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Fca, Autos, Detroit, Cnet, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Warren Michigan, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Obsidian Black, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept


Strike Action Now in the Toolbox As Detroit Three Bargaining Continues in Canada

Unifor, the union representing autoworkers in the Greater South Detroit Area (GSDA, also known as Canada), has voted to add a walkout to its list of bargaining tools. The union’s membership, unsurprisingly, voted to allow their bargaining committees to threaten or initiate a strike if Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler don’t pony up at […] The post Strike Action Now in the Toolbox As Detroit Three Bargaining Continues in Canada appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Autos, Detroit, Bargaining, Fiat Chrysler, Unifor, Detroit Three, Ford General Motors, News Blog, Union News, Contract Talks, Greater South Detroit Area GSDA



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