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‘Nice Little Bronco You Got There…’ – Jeep Fights Newfound Competition With Muscle

Having watched The Hunt for Red October last night, your author knows all too well what can happen when two superpowers engage in a game of brinkmanship. He’d also like to see Montana. Having enjoyed years of nearly complete dominance in the true off-road SUV market in America, Jeep now finds itself in a battle […] The post ‘Nice Little Bronco You Got There…’ – Jeep Fights Newfound Competition With Muscle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Montana, America, Fca, Rivalry, Autos, Engines, Jeep, Ford Bronco, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Nice Little Bronco


Diesel Power Predictably Lands in the Jeep Gladiator

There’s plenty of things Americans can’t get their hands on these days — hand sanitizer, inexpensive front-drive coupes, and a predictable future, to name a few — but those dreaming of the chance to drive a four-door convertible pickup powered by a compression-ignition engine haven’t long to wait before seeing their wish granted. As many […] The post Diesel Power Predictably Lands in the Jeep Gladiator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Diesel, Jeep, Gladiator, Product Planning, Jeep Gladiator, 2021 Jeep Gladiator


2021 Mazda 3: More Power If You Want It, Even Less If You Can’t Afford It

Mazda appears to have embraced a two-pronged strategy to generate interest in its redesigned-for-2019 3 hatchback and sedan. For the coming model year, the automaker plans to add two engines to the lineup — one a potent, uplevel offering designed to give enthusiasts the oomph they so desire; the other, a returning cast member that […] The post 2021 Mazda 3: More Power If You Want It, Even Less If You Can’t Afford It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Mazda, Compact Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3, 2021 Mazda 3


Newly Potent Mazda 3’s Power Specs Revealed

Mazda fans wanted more power, and that wish will soon be granted. As we learned via dealership codes last month, the 2021 Mazda 3 will give buyers the option of boosting their car’s output via a new turbocharged engine. As this month is all about vehicle debuts, there isn’t long to wait before the newly […] The post Newly Potent Mazda 3’s Power Specs Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3


From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine

North of the border, Wednesday dawned on a country celebrating a significantly less festive, no-touch national holiday. No fireworks and crowds on this COVID-y Canada Day, just locals lighting them off from the roofs of walk-ups in your author’s humble neighborhood. The “crowd” outside the Burger King hasn’t grown or shrunk in size (and remains […] The post From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Ford, Autos, Engines, News Blog, Crate Engines


2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget

The name Americans have come to associate with Kia’s midsize family sedan is dead, but you probably knew that already. Hopefully you’ve recovered. On Tuesday, Kia pulled the wraps off the U.S.-market K5, the automaker’s replacement for the long-running Optima (which carried the Magentis name in Canada until 2010). Riding atop a third-generation N3 platform, […] The post 2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Autos, K5, Engines, Kia, New Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Kia K5, 2021 Kia K5


Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too

If you’re in the market for a midsize pickup and possess an irresistible urge to tackle the worst terrain you can find, chances are the most rugged variants of Chevy’s Colorado and Toyota’s Tacoma top your list of maybes. Ford would like a word. The Ranger didn’t enter the segment with the brawniest hardware in […] The post Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Accessories, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Chevy, Trucks, Engines, Ranger, Tacoma, Off-road, Ford Performance, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Midsize Pickups, Equipment Packages


Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door

Compared to the clattery, soot-spewing 350 diesel that helped sink General Motors’ reputation in the 1980s, the 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six introduced in the automaker’s full-size pickups late last year is a refined affair. It’s also making something of a reputation for itself, drawing buyers to the company’s truck-only brand who might otherwise have looked elsewhere […] The post Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Engines, Diesel, Gmc, News Blog, Full-size Pickups, Durmax


Brand Boost: Mazda 3 Gearing Up to Suck Air

A report earlier this year may have been what many longtime Mazda fans yearned to hear: that the company stands prepared to dump extra horses on its compact 3 sedan and hatch. Floundering since its launch, the little 3 could use a boost — in a number of ways. Model codes ripped from a dealer’s computer […] The post Brand Boost: Mazda 3 Gearing Up to Suck Air appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Performance, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Hot Hatch, Product Planning, Future Models, Turbocharging, Mazda 3


2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0: Ditch Power and Weight to Save Yourself Eight Grand

Toyota made significant changes to the new-for-2020 Supra just one year into its lifespan, adding a new, cheaper four-cylinder model and bumping the output of the previously solitary inline-six version. That’s not the only hardware change in store for the resurrected sports coupe, either. For many, whether or not they ever get into a Supra […] The post 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0: Ditch Power and Weight to Save Yourself Eight Grand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Engines, Sports Cars, New Cars, Pricing, Supra, Toyota Supra, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota GR Supra, Ditch Power


2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Have Engines, Will Sell?

As we reported some months ago, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek corrects a flaw that’s hitched a ride with the otherwise useful and appealing little vehicle since its inception: a lack of power. Even with a very mild power bump for 2018, the lifted-and-cladded Impreza five-door’s 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder still struggled under the burden of heavy […] The post 2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Have Engines, Will Sell? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, New Cars, Subaru, Boxer, News Blog, Trims, Crosstrek, Subaru Crosstrek, Product Planning, 2021 Subaru Crosstrek


Pulling Out All the Stops: Can a Turbo Revive the Mazda 3?

The redesigned Mazda 3 arrived for 2019 with upgrades in both looks and cabin refinement, elevating the sporty compact sedan and hatch to a level of class it never occupied before. Also new was optional all-wheel drive to temp those who like a little tail action in sandy corners (or just getting through the winter). […] The post Pulling Out All the Stops: Can a Turbo Revive the Mazda 3? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3


2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe: Nosing Into a New Era

BMW has dropped the curtain on its next-generation 4 Series coupe, the first member of what will become a broad family of revamped right-sized offerings. To not mention the redesigned 4 Series’ new schnoz would be akin to staying mum on a two-ton elephant scattering canapés at a garden party, so let’s get started with that. […] The post 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe: Nosing Into a New Era appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Engines, New Cars, Hybrid, News Blog, Product Planning, 4 Series


GM: V6 Engines to Start Flowing Monday

With General Motors aiming for a May 18th restart of North American vehicle production, powertrain components, in some cases, need a head start. That’s why May 11th will be the first day back to work for many employees of GM’s St. Catharines Propulsion Plant, home to much-used V6 and V8 engines, as well as a […] The post GM: V6 Engines to Start Flowing Monday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Engines, Chevrolet Colorado, News Blog, Coronavirus, St. Catharines Propulsion, St Catharines Propulsion Plant


The Cost of Comfort: GM’s Full-size SUVs Gain Thrift in City Driving, Lose It on the Open Road

The revamped, full-size Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and their GMC Yukon/Yukon XL twins gain significant length, interior volume, and creature comforts for 2021, but extra MPGs seem to be in short supply. The vehicles are now even larger than their predecessors, are still heavy, and carry identical V8 engine displacements, so no one should have […] The post The Cost of Comfort: GM’s Full-size SUVs Gain Thrift in City Driving, Lose It on the Open Road appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, Tahoe, Engines, SUVs, Fuel Economy, Yukon, Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, News Blog, GMC Yukon Yukon XL twins


Upcoming Nissan Rogue Due for a Power, Economy Bump

The Nissan Rogue compact crossover might not be everyone’s idea of a fun ride, to say the least, but it’s a crucial product for the automaker that builds it. By far Nissan’s best selling vehicle in North America, the Rogue is key to the automaker’s comeback hopes. Maybe comeback is too strong a word… Fiscal […] The post Upcoming Nissan Rogue Due for a Power, Economy Bump appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, North America, Engines, Nissan, Fuel Economy, Nissan Rogue, Rogue, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Rogue 2021 Nissan Rogue


Diesel’s Not Done Yet: Cummins Explores Cylinder Deactivation

Despite the switch to low-sulfur fuel and ever more stringent emissions regulations around the world, compression ignition technology still gets a bad rap, tarnishing the remaining crop of diesel engine offerings despite their fuel economy advantages. In the world of heavy duty pickups and large commercial vehicles, it’s a case of diesel or what else? […] The post Diesel’s Not Done Yet: Cummins Explores Cylinder Deactivation appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Engines, Diesel, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Cummins, News Blog, Heavy Duty, Cylinder Deactivation


Report: 2021 Cadillac Escalade to Offer Extra MPGs for No Extra Dollars

While it remains to be seen whether the revamped 2021 Cadillac Escalade enters production on schedule this summer, other details about General Motors’s loftiest SUV have begun leaking out. One item concerns the vehicle’s price, while the other tidbit might interest those who have a difficult time separating their eco-consciousness from their economic reality. As […] The post Report: 2021 Cadillac Escalade to Offer Extra MPGs for No Extra Dollars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Gm, Autos, Engines, Diesel, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade, News Blog, 2021 Cadillac Escalade


More Power on the Way for Kia Stinger?

It’s a car-heavy day here at TTAC, and thank God for that. These vehicles still exist, and it seems automakers who stubbornly continue to field ’em haven’t given up on the idea of improving three-box products. That said, it’s hard to think of a mainstream automaker that offers more choice in cars than Kia Motors, […] The post More Power on the Way for Kia Stinger? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Kia, Kia Motors, Stinger, Sedans, News Blog, TTAC, Product Planning, Kia Stinger


Next-generation Mazda 6: The Best a Mazda (Sedan) Can Get?

The current-generation Mazda 6 debuted with a shapely body that withstood the passage of time and handling attributes that elevated it above other front-drive, midsize rivals. Alas, the car dropped as the market was moving away traditional midsize sedans. Not helping its case, Mazda was slow to respond with improvements — like a turbocharged 2.5-liter […] The post Next-generation Mazda 6: The Best a Mazda (Sedan) Can Get? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Rwd, Mazda, Sedans, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Future Models, Mazda 6


Now You Know the Rest of the Chevrolet Trailblazer Fuel Economy Story

We can’t tell you how the Chevrolet Trailblazer, reborn as a vastly different vehicle for 2021, drives (thanks to a first drive program scuttled at the 11th hour by coronavirus), but at least we can tell you what to expect at the pump. As the model starts quietly trickling onto dealer lots at a time […] The post Now You Know the Rest of the Chevrolet Trailblazer Fuel Economy Story appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Fuel Economy, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, News Blog, Cuvs, Trailblazer, MPG, Chevrolet Trailblazer Fuel Economy Story


QOTD: Last Stand of the Great Eight?

Last year’s debut of a wonderfully throwback engine was just the early Christmas present many traditional truck fans needed. Sporting an iron block, pushrods, and 7.3 liters of displacement, Ford’s new heavy duty V8 felt like the 1970s were still upon us. Rumor has it Mathew Guy has a blueprint of one adorning his bedroom […] The post QOTD: Last Stand of the Great Eight? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Engines, Qotd, News Blog, V8, Question of the Day, Mathew Guy


Chevrolet Trailblazer Seeps Into EPA’s MPG Listings

The unexpected and potentially under-cylindered 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a vehicle you would have read about in these digital pages, had the pandemic not scrubbed a first drive event scheduled for late last week. For sure, yours truly was quite curious to see how well the model’s brace of boosted three-cylinders hauled around the tweener […] The post Chevrolet Trailblazer Seeps Into EPA’s MPG Listings appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Epa, Engines, Fuel Economy, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, News Blog, Trailblazer, Chevrolet Trailblazer Seeps Into EPA


Five-speeds to Two-liters: Fiat Chrysler Brings Indiana Plant Out of Mothballs

Not long ago, Subaru announced its intention to bring transmissions to Indiana. Now, Fiat Chrysler plans to replace some of its tranny-building capacity with engine production. Either way, it’s good news for the Hoosier State. Lost in the shuffle late last week was news that FCA intends to spend $400 million converting the shuttered Indiana […] The post Five-speeds to Two-liters: Fiat Chrysler Brings Indiana Plant Out of Mothballs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Investment, Indiana, Fca, Autos, Engines, Hybrids, Subaru, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mothballs, News Blog, Future Models, Assembly Plants, Kokomo Engine Plant


The Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is Still AWOL

When it was rumors and innuendo, when it was delayed, when it was confirmed but unattainable, when it was launched, when it was actually under the hood of a vehicle we could drive on this continent, we’ve covered the story of Mazda’s diesel engine. It’s a 2.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a measly 168 horsepower but […] The post The Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is Still AWOL appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Diesel, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, CX-5, Mazda CX-5 diesel, Skyactiv-d, azda CX-5


Trademark Filing Serves As a Reminder That Yes, a New Toyota Tundra Is on the Way

Given the avalanche of new domestic pickups smothering the American marketplace over the past couple of years, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about the Toyota Tundra, last revamped during the latter part of the Bush administration. And yet, after Ford comes out with a new F-150 later this year and Nissan gets its midsize offering […] The post Trademark Filing Serves As a Reminder That Yes, a New Toyota Tundra Is on the Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Engines, Nissan, Bush, Pickups, News Blog, Toyota Tundra, Product Planning, Future Models, Trademark Applications


More Power Coming to Tepid Subaru Crosstrek

Turning the five-door Impreza into the lifted Crosstrek was a brilliant bit of strategy for Subaru. Sales of the jacked compact soared following its late-2012 release, rising year after year until 2018, where it managed 144,384 U.S. sales. While the model slipped last year, Subaru is not content to leave things be. Later this year, […] The post More Power Coming to Tepid Subaru Crosstrek appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Engines, Subaru, News Blog, Crosstrek, Subaru Crosstrek, Product Planning, Future Models, Tepid Subaru Crosstrek


QOTD: The Worst American Four-cylinder of the Past 40 Years?

It started with a quip delivered in the TTAC chatroom, in which yours truly equated his computer’s speed to that of a base Chevy S-10. Naturally, any mention of low-rent vehicles from the 1980s and ’90s sent the crew into a frenzy of nostalgia. Seems the long-gone crop of compact General Motors pickups went through […] The post QOTD: The Worst American Four-cylinder of the Past 40 Years? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Chevy, Engines, Qotd, 1990s, 1980s, News Blog, TTAC, Question of the Day, Four-cylinders


Any Takers? Docs Herald Mazda 6 Diesel Introduction

The road to America is often a long one, and the 2.2-liter diesel four-cylinder that finally set up shop in the Mazda CX-5 last year took a Donner Party-like detour after leaving Japan. The Skyactiv-D engine was over half a decade late in arriving on these shores, and when it finally did — cleared by […] The post Any Takers? Docs Herald Mazda 6 Diesel Introduction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, America, Green, Autos, Engines, Diesel, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Mazda, Sedans, News Blog, Donner Party, Product Planning, Mazda 6, Herald Mazda


2020 Nissan Frontier: What’s Old Is Partly New

The 2020 Nissan Frontier unveiled ahead of the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday night looks an awful lot like a 2019 model, to say nothing of the fourteen years of Frontiers that came before, but there’s something new lurking under the hood. In an unusual move, Nissan has decided to debut the powertrain of the Frontier’s […] The post 2020 Nissan Frontier: What’s Old Is Partly New appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Engines, Nissan, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Pickups, 2020 Nissan Frontier



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