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Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division

Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings has acquired Level 5, Lyft’s self-driving unit. Woven Planet’s deal brings scientists, software engineers, and researchers together as one. Last year, we detailed the launch of Woven, but since that time they’ve been relatively quiet until now. Woven has put together engineers, research scientists, and mobility services experts. They’ve amassed sensing, […] The post Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Global, Traffic, Green, Industry, Futurama, Electric Vehicles, Mergers, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Behind The Scenes


BMW Art Cars Exhibited

BMW art cars debuted today, using artificial intelligence (AI) software to generate new works of art. In conjunction with Frieze New York, the fair takes place in Manhattan from May 5 – 9, 2021. Frieze New York has works of art from over 60 galleries, mainly located in New York. A viewing room with over 160 […] The post BMW Art Cars Exhibited appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Art, New York, Design, Technology, Media, Germany, Advertising, Marketing, Events, Artificial Intelligence, Luxury, Manhattan, Autos, Bmw, Ai, Sales And Marketing


California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. Published in Nature Energy on April 26th by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, the study found that PHEV buyers in California were abandoning the technology at a rate of […] The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Media, Congress, California, Marketing, Global, Sales, Maintenance, Bailout, Green, Rants, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos


Polaris Renews Its Leadership

Polaris today affirmed the appointments of a new CEO and CFO, both of whom had been serving in interim roles since January. The manufacturer of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, and boats named Michael Speetzen as CEO, and Bob Mack as CFO. CEO Scott Wine left the company in November to helm CNH Industrial NV, an agricultural […] The post Polaris Renews Its Leadership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Marketing, Sales, People, Industry, Motorcycles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Suppliers, SUVs, Branding, Polaris, Off-road, Enthusiasm, News Blog


The Desperation of a FSBO or Creative Real Estate Marketing?

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Tags: Auto, Real Estate, Marketing, Fail, Car, Radio, Just For Fun, FSBO, Sign, Sign Rider


QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value?

Color counts when selling or buying a car. But which colors help or hurt? iSeeCars.com, a car search engine, performed exhaustive research on this topic, recently publishing the results. Their research confirms what we had heard previously from paint manufacturers. White, black, and silver are among the most popular colors. But that also means these colors […] The post QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Research, Used Cars, Autos, Colors, Trucks, SUVs, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Vans, News Blog, New Car Sales, Analyst Grades, Question of the Day, Rare Rides


2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S: Ready to Rock

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the only V8, biturbo-powered, compact SUV. According to Mercedes, it’ll do 0–60 mph in 3.6 seconds, which makes for a quick dash to the mini-mart. Combine AMG performance with Mercedes’ GLC SUV and what do you get? A GLC 63 S SUV powered by an AMG […] The post 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S: Ready to Rock appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Marketing, Global, Eu, Luxury, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Engines, Mercedes-benz, Mercedes, New Cars, SUVs, Amg


2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here

Today the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq made its production debut. If this is the highlight of a century of innovation, what’s Cadillac been doing the rest of the time? Cadillac’s luxury electric SUV is starting a new era ahead of schedule. You can place your order in September for a 2022 first-half delivery. “The 2023 Cadillac […] The post 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Marketing, Global, Sales, Green, Production, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Crossovers, Autonomous Vehicles, Export


QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards?

  Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid received the Best Hybrid Car and Plug-In Hybrid awards from U.S. News & World Report. Our question is, are they the best hybrids or not? Did the right car(s) win? In this year’s Best Hybrid and Electric Cars awards, U.S. News & World Report identified seven eco-vehicle categories […] The post QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Marketing, Global, Sales, Tesla, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Chevrolet, Audi, EVs, Hyundai


2021 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrives Arrive Soon

BMW’s 2021 M3 and M4 Competition cars, both endowed with xDrive all-wheel-drive, will arrive in August. Four hundred and seventy-nine lb-ft of torque is on tap. As BMW explains, both cars have three driving modes, the first being 4WD or default. While rear-wheel biased, the focus is on traction and handling. 4WD Sport, the second […] The post 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrives Arrive Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Marketing, Quality, Autos, Bmw, Consolidation, Ultimate Driving Machine, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Xdrive, Tuners, Rare Rides, Platform Sharing


Matchbox Moves Towards 100% Recycled Materials

Matchbox is headed towards 100 percent recycled, recyclable, or bio-based materials by 2030. Is this the end of die-cast cars as we know them?   In an announcement today, Mattel said these are its goals across all products and packaging. The company’s manifesto, the Drive Toward A Better Future, calls for zero-plastic packaging. Forest Stewardship […] The post Matchbox Moves Towards 100% Recycled Materials appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Collectibles, Hybrid, Mattel, Toy Cars, Matchbox, News Blog


2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveals Itself

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has finally seen the light of day. It was about time, given all the fuzzy photos and hype prior to dropping today. More like a dull thud than a big bang, but here it is. Hyundai describes the Santa Cruz as groundbreaking, and that may be so. Tabbed a sport […] The post 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveals Itself appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Jobs, Marketing, Sales, 2022, Korea, Autos, Awd, Trucks, Hyundai, New Cars, SUVs, Branding, Santa Cruz, Product Planning, Hyundai Santa Cruz


2022 Nissan NISMO GT-R Special Edition Flaunts Exclusivity

  The 2022 Nissan NISMO GT-R Special Edition was unveiled today in Japan. How much more exclusive can a limited-edition sports car be? It turns out this GT-R is pretty distinctive. It’s not just a badge and some decals that sets it apart.   First, it’s painted a NISMO-exclusive color called Stealth Gray. Rays 20-inch […] The post 2022 Nissan NISMO GT-R Special Edition Flaunts Exclusivity appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Marketing, Global, Autos, Japanese, Sales And Marketing, Nissan, Special Edition, Branding, Flagship, Sports Car, Nismo, Enthusiasm


Ford Introduces ‘Hands-Free’ BlueCruise System for F-150, Mach-E

On Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. announced its upcoming hands-free driver-assist system intended to rival Tesla’s Autopilot or General Motors SuperCruise. The service, which the manufacturer has renamed BlueCruise, will be available on top trimmed “Mustang” Mach-E crossovers and F-150 pickup trucks via over-the-air-updates in the third quarter of 2021. It will not be free, however. Even […] The post Ford Introduces ‘Hands-Free’ BlueCruise System for F-150, Mach-E appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Technology, Marketing, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Driving, Ford Motor Co, Self Driving, News Blog, Advanced Driving Aids, Over-the-air, OTA updates


Domino’s Delivers Pizzas Autonomously in Houston

Domino’s has launched autonomous pizza delivery in Houston, Texas this week. Customers can choose to have their meal delivered by Nuro’s R2 robot. Nuro has the first completely autonomous on-road delivery vehicle approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Domino’s and Nuro combo is a single store offer for customers who choose limited R2 […] The post Domino’s Delivers Pizzas Autonomously in Houston appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Marketing, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Houston, Connected Vehicles, Driverless, U S Department of Transportation, Houston Texas, Self Driving, Future Vehicles, Domino's, Down On The Street


2021 Jeep Exclusive – Gladiator Trail for Texas

There’s a new 2021 Jeep Gladiator, the Texas Trail. Unveiled this week, the Trail is offered only in Texas, the country’s largest truck market. The Gladiator Texas Trail is based on the Gladiator Sport S, with 17-inch mid-gloss black aluminum wheels and 32-inch mud-terrain tires to enhance the truck’s off-road capabilities. The Trailer Tow Group, […] The post 2021 Jeep Exclusive – Gladiator Trail for Texas appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, Marketing, Sales, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Jeep, Special Edition, Branding, Gladiator, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Car Collector's Corner, Trailer Tow Group, Gladiator variant, Gladiator Trail


Toyota’s Akio Toyoda Chosen 2021 World Car Person of the Year

Selected 2021 World Car Awards Person of the Year was Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) president and CEO. “Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. He has spent years successfully remaking his company. In 2020 despite COVID-19, under his leadership Toyota remained profitable, protecting jobs worldwide. He has maintained Toyota’s […] The post Toyota’s Akio Toyoda Chosen 2021 World Car Person of the Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Media, Marketing, Awards, Global, Events, People, Industry, Autos, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, Person Of The Year, Journalists, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation, World Car Awards


Toyota’s Akio Toyota Chosen 2021 World Car Person of the Year

Selected 2021 World Car Awards Person of the Year was Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) president and CEO. “Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. He has spent years successfully remaking his company. In 2020 despite COVID-19, under his leadership Toyota remained profitable, protecting jobs worldwide. He has maintained Toyota’s […] The post Toyota’s Akio Toyota Chosen 2021 World Car Person of the Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Media, Marketing, Awards, Global, Events, People, Industry, Autos, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, Person Of The Year, Journalists, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyota


How to Save Money as a One-Car Household (and Make It Work)

How to Save Money as a One-Car Household (and Make It Work) is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money! A few months ago, we sold my husband’s car and downsized to become a one-car family. I’ve always said that my husband and I would ultimately drive both of our cars into the ground before getting a new one. Well, his car ultimately kicked the bucket first once it hit over 200,000 miles and became too expensive to maintain or repair. This has...
Tags: Saving, Marketing, Car, Family Budget, Everything Finance Everything Finance, Your Car Maintenance Auto Insurance Auto


Jeep Is Thrilled With 15,000 Japanese Customers

American automotive brands have never really caught on with the typical Japanese consumer. While we’ve done numerous dives trying to understand why the gist is that our tastes don’t typically overlap and they generally prefer to buy domestic. Foreign marques are comparatively rare, frequently German, and are generally owned by those looking to flex their status […] The post Jeep Is Thrilled With 15,000 Japanese Customers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Marketing, Sales, Industry, Psa, Fca, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Jeep, News Blog, PSA Group, Wrangler, Renegade, Groupe PSA, Fiat. Chrysler, Stellantis


Hyundai Blue Link Connects Owners and Insurance

Hyundai Blue Link, a connected-car service first offered in 2018, can now be used to save on auto insurance. Hyundai’s usage-based insurance (UBI) program and Driving Score promotes safe, efficient driving habits. Through Verisk, a global data analytic firm, Hyundai drivers can opt-in to share their driving quirks. Receiving substantially lower insurance rates is the […] The post Hyundai Blue Link Connects Owners and Insurance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Marketing, Insurance, Analysis, Korea, Autos, Connected Cars, Hyundai, Fuel Economy, Connected Vehicles, Incentives, Auto Insurance, By The Numbers, Verisk, Hyundai Blue Link


Superlatively Stupid: Volkswagen Allegedly Changing Name to ‘Voltswagen’

Volkswagen is either hellbent on destroying its brand appeal or we appear to be on the receiving end of an early April Fools’ prank because there’s a rumor going around that the automaker is going to be changing its name to “Voltswagen” to better encapsulate what an absolute cringe festival it has become. Known best […] The post Superlatively Stupid: Volkswagen Allegedly Changing Name to ‘Voltswagen’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Dumb Ideas, Volkswagen, EVs, Names, Electric Cars, Cringe, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Rumor Mill, Voltswagen


Jeep Farout Concept Rolls at Easter Jeep Safari

  Farout, a new Jeep Gladiator concept vehicle for 2021, is an overlander built for four, thanks to the addition of an AT Overland Equipment Habitat truck topper. At 16-feet long and 7.5-feet tall, the pop top fully deployed takes about three minutes to set up. The standard features of the 340-lb. Habitat truck topper […] The post Jeep Farout Concept Rolls at Easter Jeep Safari appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Design, Marketing, Autos, Engines, Diesel, SUVs, Jeep, Off-road, Rvs, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicle, Design Study, Overland Vehicle


Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Takes On Moab

The Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept vehicle is headed to Moab for the first time. First built in 2020, it sat in limbo for events to open up again, and the 55th Annual Easter Jeep Safari was the opportunity Jeep had been waiting for. Due to COVID-19, the host group, Red Rock 4-Wheelers, had Easter […] The post Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Takes On Moab appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, Events, Mountain Biking, Moab, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Jeep, Branding, Red Rock, Gladiator, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicles


Jaguar Is Going to Try and Sell the I-Pace in India

Jaguar Land Rover unveiled its all-electric SUV to the Indian market this week, proving that it’s dead serious about expanding the I-Pace’s customer base. While parent company Tata Motors undoubtedly has a fondness for its home region, we cannot help but wonder if its a market worthy of pursuit considering the model’s starting price. The manufacturer […] The post Jaguar Is Going to Try and Sell the I-Pace in India appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: India, Marketing, Sales, Markets, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Indian Market, Tata Motors, JLR, News Blog, Product Planning, Jaguar I-Pace, I-Pace


Jeepster Beach Like Deja Vu at 2021 Easter Jeep Safari

Blend a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with a 1968 Jeepster Commando and what do you get? A throwback that epitomizes why you build concept vehicles. I have to imagine it was as much fun for the designers, as it was the fabricators, and the PR team that gets to display them this week at Easter […] The post Jeepster Beach Like Deja Vu at 2021 Easter Jeep Safari appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Media, Marketing, Events, Autos, Nostalgia, Jeep, Branding, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Commando, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicles, Show Cars, Deja Vu, Jeepster


Rivian Plans Showroom for Trendiest Part of Brooklyn

Electric-truck startup Rivian has signed the lease for its first showroom in New York City and has selected one of the trendiest spots in Brooklyn. Once known for its high crime rate, Williamsburg has undergone three decades of gentrification and is now awash with luxury retailers normally reserved for the swankiest parts of Manhattan. In the […] The post Rivian Plans Showroom for Trendiest Part of Brooklyn appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York City, Marketing, Industry, Brooklyn, Electric Vehicles, Manhattan, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Industry News, Williamsburg, News Blog, Dealer News, Showrooms, Rivian, R1T, R1S


2021 Hyundai Elantra Chosen Hispanic Motor Press Car of the Year

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been selected Car of the Year during Automobility LA by the Hispanic Motor Press. The 2021 Hispanic Motor Press Awards (HMPA) jury panel included 24 Hispanic automotive journalists, content creators, and industry influencers, who analyzed more than 100 new 2020 and 2021 vehicles. Now in its 11th year, the annual […] The post 2021 Hyundai Elantra Chosen Hispanic Motor Press Car of the Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Media, Marketing, Awards, Global, Events, Pr, Quality, Green, Korea, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, New Cars, Award, Hyundai Elantra


2022 Hyundai Kona N Uncovered – Again [Updated]

Hyundai’s New-for 2022 Kona N has been revealed along with the previously-announced Kona, but this time supposedly without masking. A glimpse was provided to tease viewers, and heighten the hype around what they’re calling an addition to their high-performance N division. When an automaker has a designation such as Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division, or BMW’s M […] The post 2022 Hyundai Kona N Uncovered – Again [Updated] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, SUV, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, SUVs, Amg, Mercedes Benz, Kona, Enthusiasm, Enthusiast, News Blog, Cuv, N Division


2022 Hyundai Kona N Uncovered – Again

Hyundai’s New-for 2022 Kona N has been revealed again, but this time supposedly without masking. A glimpse was provided to tease viewers, and heighten the hype around what they’re calling their high-performance N division. When an automaker has a designation such as Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division, or BMW’s M cars, the assumption is a much higher […] The post 2022 Hyundai Kona N Uncovered – Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, SUV, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Bmw, Hyundai, SUVs, Amg, Mercedes Benz, Enthusiasm, Enthusiast, News Blog, Cuv, N Division



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