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Separation Agreement: Mitsubishi’s Delayed Crossover Plan Grows Clearer

Mitsubishi is sticking to its original plan to put some size distance between its three crossover models, but don’t worry — there’s still plenty of time to get into an Outlander Sport. The brand had originally anticipated a downsized model appearing by the 2019 model year, but those plans landed on ice after Mitsubishi entered […] The post Separation Agreement: Mitsubishi’s Delayed Crossover Plan Grows Clearer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Mitsubishi, Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Outlander Sport, RVR


New Detroit Jeep Plant a Done Deal; Incentives to Flow

Detroit City Council wrapped up a lengthy day of voting and approvals Tuesday, paving the way for a $2.5 billion Fiat Chrysler investment in two east-side assembly plants. Part of the deal involves a complex series of land swaps benefitting both FCA and the land-rich Moroun family, plus a raft of tax incentives bound for […] The post New Detroit Jeep Plant a Done Deal; Incentives to Flow appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Fca, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Incentives, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit City Council, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Jefferson North Assembly Plant, Moroun, Mack Avenue plant


Lotus to Serve As Geely’s Tech Pioneer; Group CEO Aims at Porsche

After Chinese auto giant Geely took a controlling stake in Lotus two years ago, the British brand has prepared itself for a turnaround. With a more stable financial footing secured, Lotus can be whatever it wants to be. Enthusiasts want it to remain Lotus, only with an actual range of vehicles on offer. Group Lotus’ […] The post Lotus to Serve As Geely’s Tech Pioneer; Group CEO Aims at Porsche appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Brands, Porsche, Autos, Lotus, Geely, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Feng Qingfeng, Tech Pioneer


De Tomaso Brand Returns With New Model in July, Report Claims

De Tomaso, the idled Italian supercar brand that built a handful of drool-worthy models during its tumultuous lifespan, is poised for a resurrection. The one-time maker of the Ford-powered Mangusta and Pantera will return from its hibernation with a new model introduced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4th, the brand’s owners claim. […] The post De Tomaso Brand Returns With New Model in July, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Brands, History, Heritage, Ford, Autos, Pantera, De Tomaso, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models


Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar

Kia continues to tease the global market — well, most of it, anyway — with a small crossover it plans to reveal this summer. Our latest glimpse of the upcoming model is this artist’s rendering, which appears to be a rendering of a concept vehicle we’ve already seen. Suffice it to say the new small […] The post Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Concept Vehicles, Upcoming Vehicles, Kia SP Signature


Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff

By 2020, India is projected to become the world’s third-largest auto market, and it’s a market Ford Motor Company wants to dominate. The past year revealed China can’t be counted on to fill financial sails forever. With this in mind, Ford is reportedly planning a slew of new small crossovers, and could soon put a […] The post Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, India, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Overseas, Ford Motor Company, Ford Ecosport, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, EcoSport, Ford Eyes India


Let’s Talk About Six: Mazda Confirms New Inline Engine in Development

Much of the news surrounding Mazda this past year has concerned powerplants: a new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-banger for the CX-5 crossover and 6 sedan, a sort-of sparkless Skyactiv-X mill that still doesn’t have a North American arrival date, a lackluster diesel that took its sweet time getting here, and the brand’s continued lack of electric […] The post Let’s Talk About Six: Mazda Confirms New Inline Engine in Development appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Inline Six, Skyactiv-X, Engine Development


Honda’s Plan: More Hybrids, Fewer Trims, and a New Platform

Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo provided a run-down of his company’s future on Wednesday, revealing a new global architecture slated to underpin a slew of vehicles in the coming decade. Efficiency was the thread connecting all of Hachigo’s promises — efficiency in development, in manufacturing, and in driving. The company feels it has a good thing in its […] The post Honda’s Plan: More Hybrids, Fewer Trims, and a New Platform appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Efficiency, Autos, Honda, Hybrids, Platforms, Takahiro Hachigo, News Blog, Trims, Product Planning, Hachigo, Future Models


Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. As Americans patiently anticipate the arrival of the next-generation Encore and mourn (in small numbers) the passing of the LaCrosse, Buick designers are busy sculpting the next addition to the brand’s lineup. Go figure, it’s a crossover. Not only that, but in keeping with the design philosophy espoused […] The post Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Buick, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Buick Enspire, LaCrosse Buick


Wagon vs. The Other Thing: As Volkswagen Prepares Next-generation Golf, Alltrack Consumes SportWagen

If you missed last week’s Volkswagen Golf kerfuffle, here’s a recap: a VW employee at a first drive event let slip that the basic (read: non-GTI, non-R) Golf and its SportWagen counterpart won’t make it to the U.S. after the eighth-generation model appears this fall. Fake news, said VW. Well, potentially inaccurate news, really. The […] The post Wagon vs. The Other Thing: As Volkswagen Prepares Next-generation Golf, Alltrack Consumes SportWagen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, SportWagen, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Volkswagen Alltrack


Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform

Fiat Chrysler remains adamant that its new Jeep Gladiator won’t be its only midsize pickup truck, but consumers had best hunker down for a wait. While the company announced the development of a conventional midsizer in last year’s five-year product plan, the new offering won’t appear until the end of that window. Between now and […] The post Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Platforms, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ram midsize


With Land Deals Wrapped Up, Fiat Chrysler Moves Ahead With Jeep Product Bonanza

Wrangling between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the city of Detroit, and a prolific landowner reached an end on Friday, with all three parties signing deals designed to bring more Jeeps to the city. As part of a $4.5 plant investment strategy announced in February, FCA wants to convert its Mack Avenue Engine Complex into an automobile […] The post With Land Deals Wrapped Up, Fiat Chrysler Moves Ahead With Jeep Product Bonanza appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Detroit, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Product Planning, Future Models, Plant Investment


More Changes Come to Mercedes-AMG

Daimler’s performance arm, Mercedes-AMG, has entered a period of transition. In addition to placing a strengthened emphasis on all-wheel drive, the company will also begin manufacturing vehicles in China. While the assembly locale isn’t equally important for all cars, AMG is famous for its one-man-one-engine philosophy. Part of the appeal, we assumed, was getting a […] The post More Changes Come to Mercedes-AMG appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Autos, Awd, Daimler, Amg, Mercedes-AMG, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models


GM CEO Confirms Electric Pickup, Clams Up on Timeline

Mary Barra wants everyone to know that she — and by extension, her company — has no interest in seeing Ford Motor Company parading around an electric pickup with no competition. Confirming rumblings that General Motors has an EV truck in the works, the company’s CEO said in an earnings call Tuesday that the automaker […] The post GM CEO Confirms Electric Pickup, Clams Up on Timeline appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Electric Pickups


AMG=AWD? Sub-brand’s Boss Says Rear-drive Hate Is Fueling the Switch

Mercedes-AMG, the German luxury marque’s performance sub-brand, might eliminate all rear-drive vehicles from its lineup, AMG CEO Tobias Moers suggested during a recent interview. The company’s boss claims buyers, who already favored putting their AMG’s additional power to all four wheels, are increasingly leaving rear-drive driving behind. The customer, of course, is always right, and […] The post AMG=AWD? Sub-brand’s Boss Says Rear-drive Hate Is Fueling the Switch appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: Autos, Awd, Daimler, Amg, Mercedes-AMG, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Tobias Moers, Future Models


What Dealers Want: Mitsubishi’s Still Hot for Pickups, but the Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Comfortably secure in its Renault-Nissan Alliance embrace, Mitsubishi’s topmost desire is to see more dealerships in the United States. Ideally, a total of 400 by the end of this year. For dealers that actually sell Mitsubishis, product is top of mind — specifically, a truck. Everyone’s getting into the game, yet Mitsubishi hasn’t fielded a […] The post What Dealers Want: Mitsubishi’s Still Hot for Pickups, but the Waiting Is the Hardest Part appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Trucks, Mitsubishi, Platforms, Renault Nissan Alliance, News Blog, Dealers, Product Planning, Future Models, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Shared Platforms


Four Becomes Two? Porsche’s Panamera Said to Shed Doors

Porsche’s Panamera, the four-door liftback that broke the Porsche passenger car mold, is ready to remold itself yet again, reports claim. In response to BMW’s resurrected 8 Series grand tourer, rival minds in Stuttgart have a plan afoot to convert the Panamera into a two-door vehicle with a choice of roof options. Given the era […] The post Four Becomes Two? Porsche’s Panamera Said to Shed Doors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Stuttgart, Porsche Panamera, News Blog, Panamera, Product Planning, Future Models


Ford Teams Up With Rivian, Greases the Wheels With Half a Billion Dollars

Not long ago, it was expected that General Motors would sink a pile of cash into upstart electric automaker Rivian. Instead, GM held its horses while Amazon plunked down a $700 million investment in the Michigan-based company. Now, Ford Motor Company is filling GM’s shoes, offering up half a billion dollars and announcing a co-developed […] The post Ford Teams Up With Rivian, Greases the Wheels With Half a Billion Dollars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, Investments, General Motors, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Michigan, EVs, Partnerships, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Rivian, Joint Development


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: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Bolt, Electric, Chevrolet, EVs, Chevrolet Bolt, Bev, News Blog, Product Planning, Orion Assembly, Future Models, Euv, Chevrolet Bolt EUV


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


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


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


Volkswagen Tarok: Harbinger of What, Exactly?

You’ve seen this vehicle on these digital pages before, but Volkswagen now plans to bring its Brazil-bound Tarok unibody pickup to the United States … if only for an appearance at the New York Auto Show. Yes, the Tarok’s role this week and next is to give U.S. consumers a come-hither look and whisper, “See […] The post Volkswagen Tarok: Harbinger of What, Exactly? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Vw, Brazil, Autos, Volkswagen, Trucks, New York Auto Show, Pickups, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Future Models, Compact Pickups, Volkswagen Tarok, Tarok


Mazda Shakes Up Its North American Team Ahead of Crossover Push

Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of Mazda’s crucial North American business, clearly has the full confidence of company boss Akira Marumoto. In an executive shuffle announced Wednesday, Moro (seen above, on the left) retains his chief executive title and adds chairman of Mazda North American Operations to his CV, bringing Canada and Mexico under his purview. […] The post Mazda Shakes Up Its North American Team Ahead of Crossover Push appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Canada, Autos, Mazda, Masahiro Moro, Mazda North American Operations, News Blog, Product Planning, Jeff Guyton, Future Models, Executive Shuffle, Akira Marumoto


Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table

European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American customers? The dream of a German pickup in the U.S. is still alive, VW confirms. However, what that truck might look like — […] The post Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Trucks, Ford Ranger, Alliances, News Blog, Product Planning, Badge Engineering, Future Models, Volkswagen Tanoak


Tesla Model Y Headed for March 14th Unveiling

Hoping to start this week in better form than last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday to generate buzz ahead of the Model Y’s debut. The upcoming crossover, based on the Model 3 sedan, will see the light of day on March 14th at the company’s L.A. design studio, Musk said. As […] The post Tesla Model Y Headed for March 14th Unveiling appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, Musk, Model Y, News Blog, Future Models, Tesla Model Y


Polestar 2 Debut: China’s Response to the Tesla Model 3

Polestar, Volvo’s former performance division (which parent company Geely insisted be spun off as its own electric car brand), announced its second automobile on Wednesday. Whereas the Polestar 1 was a 600-horsepower hybrid coupe, Polestar 2 adds a set of rear doors and does away with internal combustion altogether. For all the “Tesla fighters” out there, […] The post Polestar 2 Debut: China’s Response to the Tesla Model 3 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, New Cars, Tesla Model 3, Geely, News Blog, Polestar, Future Models, Polestar Volvo, Polestar 2


Elusive Prey: Honda’s e Prototype Tempts From Afar

Ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Honda has revealed the prototype of its upcoming “urban electric vehicle” in full, providing tasty yet bittersweet catnip for eco-conscious American drivers who have neither the funds nor patience to hop aboard the Tesla train. The e Prototype, a successor to the brand’s 2017 Urban EV […] The post Elusive Prey: Honda’s e Prototype Tempts From Afar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Honda, EVs, Overseas, Afar, News Blog, Geneva Motor Show Honda, Future Models, Honda Urban Ev, Honda e Prototype


Elusive Prey: Honda’s e Prototype Temps From Afar

Ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Honda has revealed the prototype of its upcoming “urban electric vehicle” in full, providing tasty yet bittersweet catnip for eco-conscious American drivers who have neither the funds nor patience to hop aboard the Tesla train. The e Prototype, a successor to the brand’s 2017 Urban EV […] The post Elusive Prey: Honda’s e Prototype Temps From Afar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Honda, EVs, Overseas, Afar, News Blog, Geneva Motor Show Honda, Future Models, Honda Urban Ev, Honda e Prototype


Porsche’s Cheapest Model to Go All-electric

So, perhaps not cheapest for long. Tuesday, the German automaker announced its next-generation Macan crossover will divest itself of internal combustion for its next generation. By adopting new architecture and dropping its gas powerplant, the Macan, refreshed for 2019 and currently starting at just a tick below $50k U.S., will become the company’s third electric […] The post Porsche’s Cheapest Model to Go All-electric appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, Macan, Porsche Macan, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models



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