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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


Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis

Today, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group announced its affiliation with Stellantis. By 2025, the Zegna Group’s entire fleet of 200 will go green. A new green-car policy has gone into effect at the company, well known for its pricy clothing and accessories. “The quality of our products must go hand in hand with our respect for nature. […] The post Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Media, Advertising, Global, Sales, Sustainability, Green, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Italy, Autos, Carbon Footprint, Hybrid, Branding


Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again

In March, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. According to the Auto Care Association, this was the first month since August 2019 that VMT topped 300 million miles. To give you some perspective, the distance between the earth and the moon is only 238,856 miles, according to Wikipedia. Last year, U.S. drivers were stuck […] The post Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Media, Wikipedia, Traffic, Production, Industry, Autos, By The Numbers, News Blog, Auto Care Association, Pandemic, Product Planning, New Car Sales, Sign of the Times, VMT, Chart Of The Day


Elon Musk Takes Center Stage on Saturday Night Live

Billionaire Elon Musk will host “Saturday Night Live'” on May 8th, the comedy series announced last week. Known for his controversial, biting remarks, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO apparently did not win over any fans among the cast. Cast members were not happy with Musk’s invitation. Social media comments indicated their displeasure. The self-proclaimed techno […] The post Elon Musk Takes Center Stage on Saturday Night Live appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Safety, Tesla, Quality, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Saturday Night Live, Liability, Sales And Marketing, Hot Takes, Musk


Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses

Honda Motor Company President Toshihiro Mibe’s first press conference, held April 23rd, was where he committed to solidifying Honda’s existing businesses. Honda is working to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and activities by 2050. Zero environmental impact not only for its products but their entire lifecycle. Areas of concentration include carbon neutrality, clean energy, […] The post Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Safety, Government, Global, Foreign Affairs, Green, Infrastructure, Motorcycles, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Clean Energy, Hydrogen, Honda, Electric Motorcycles


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


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 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


Daily Crunch: Spotify unveils an in-car entertainment system

Spotify wants to have a bigger presence in your car, Apple hints at iPad-centric announcements and Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop goes on sale. This is your Daily Crunch for April 13, 2021. The big story: Spotify unveils an in-car entertainment system Spotify’s new device is the oddly (but memorably!) named Car Thing. While there are plenty of other ways to listen to Spotify while driving, the company said this will provide a “more seamless” and personalized experience. Car Thing includes a touc...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Hardware, Media, Microsoft, Tech, Automotive, Epic, Startup Alley, Facebook Instagram, Fortnite, Oversight Board, Daily Crunch, JP Morgan Mastercard UBS, LinkedIn Extra Crunch


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


Pandemic Changes Car Buying Plans, Or Has It?

The pandemic has changed car buying plans for nearly three out of four shoppers who intended to buy in the next six months. New research from Comscore Automotive Data Mart, cited in a story today by Auto Remarketing, indicated the pandemic tops the concerns of four out of ten who had intended to buy. Shoppers […] The post Pandemic Changes Car Buying Plans, Or Has It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Media, Sales, Research, Data, Production, Industry, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Acquisition, Incentives, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Pandemic, High Finance, Dealer News


Barrett-Jackson VIN 001s Boost Auction Results

VIN 001s are a rarity few can appreciate, let alone afford. Barrett-Jackson, auctioneers with aplomb, moved a handful of them last weekend at their auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Who can afford a VIN 001 is less important than why. After all, VIN 002 and any produced thereafter are the same. Will VIN 001 produce a […] The post Barrett-Jackson VIN 001s Boost Auction Results appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Events, Charities, Auctions, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Branding, Barrett Jackson, Scottsdale Arizona, By The Numbers, News Blog, Ballers, Hammer Time, Bragging Rights, Rare Rides


Lexus LF-Z is Watts New

Today, Lexus dropped the LF-Z concept car, stepping on the electric-vehicle (EV) accelerator. By 2025, the company expects to have 20 new PHEV, HEV, and BEV models from which to choose. 670,616,629 miles per hour, the speed of light, is how fast energy travels as electromagnetic waves. This is nearly as fast as car companies […] The post Lexus LF-Z is Watts New appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Global, Green, Electric Vehicles, Lexus, Autos, Hybrid, Concept Car, Bev, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicle, Show Cars


Volkswagen Apparently Played Us and Everyone Else

Late yesterday, news dropped that Volkswagen planned to change its name to Voltswagen. A lot of automotive journalists noted the date and called out the announcement as a premature April’s Fool prank, but further reporting seemed to confirm that the name change was indeed real. Turns out that it really is an April Fool’s prank […] The post Volkswagen Apparently Played Us and Everyone Else appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Sales, Autos, Volkswagen, Pranks, News Blog, Future Vehicles, What The Hell, April Fools, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Not Cool, Voltswagen, Automotive Media, what the hell part II


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


The Week of Driving Autonomously in an Xpeng

XPeng, a Chinese maker of EVs, sent a fleet of XPeng P7s on a 2,284-mile, weeklong autonomous driving jaunt across six provinces, the longest by any mass-produced vehicles in the country. A demonstration of XPeng’s navigation-guided pilot (NGP) autonomous driving capabilities is taking place right now on highways in China. Developed in-house, NGP is going […] The post The Week of Driving Autonomously in an Xpeng appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Technology, Media, China, Advertising, Global, Events, Green, Electric Vehicles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Fuel Economy, Autonomous Driving, Ev, News Blog


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


Mitsubishi Tries Harder in 2021 J.D. Power Study

Mitsubishi Motors’ third-place ranking in the latest J.D. Power Customer Service Index (CSI) indicates the brand is trying harder to improve the experience for service done under warranty and or customer pay. Up one spot from 2020 among non-premium, mass-market nameplates, Mini ranked the highest with a score of 864, Buick ranked second at 859, followed […] The post Mitsubishi Tries Harder in 2021 J.D. Power Study appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Maintenance, Customer Service, Quality, Industry, Autos, Survey, CSI, Mitsubishi, J.d. Power, Satisfaction, Buick, Mitsubishi Motors, News Blog, Service Experience


2022 400Z HP Revealed?

According to Project Cars 3, a video game from Slightly Mad Studios distributed by Bandai Namco, the new Nissan 400Z is shown in their latest downloadable content (DLC) power pack to possess some very serious horsepower. In its interpretation of the Power Pack, thenewnissanz.com flaunts the numbers shown in the video, such as 445 horsepower […] The post 2022 400Z HP Revealed? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Autos, Nissan, Sports Cars, New Cars, Bandai Namco, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Project Cars, Tuners, Show Cars, Slightly Mad Studios


Keystone BIG Show Returns This Weekend

The Keystone BIG Show, an automotive aftermarket trade show arguably second only to the SEMA Show in importance, will be held Friday, March 5th, and Saturday, March 6th, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The in-person show will be followed March 15-19 by a virtual event. Why is the Keystone […] The post Keystone BIG Show Returns This Weekend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Accessories, Technology, Media, Marketing, Sales, Events, Industry, Autos, Keystone, Export, Sales And Marketing, Suppliers, Trade Show, Gaylord Texan Resort, Convention Center, SEMA


Infiniti QX80 Goes Glamping in Russia

    Infiniti’s wanderlust has taken the QX80 to other faraway locations, but none quite as exotic as Privolzhskoe, Tver Oblast, Russia, to go glamping in Villi Ulei’s geodesic domes. In what’s termed a comfort zone for climatic conditions in Russia, temperatures range from 9-degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to a high of 66-degrees in the […] The post Infiniti QX80 Goes Glamping in Russia appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Media, Russia, Marketing, Global, Emerging Markets, Autos, Crossovers, Infiniti, Glamping, Overseas, SUVs, News Blog, QX80, Privolzhskoe Tver Oblast Russia, Villi Ulei


2021 Ford F-150 Rockets Into Esports

The 2021 Ford F-150 has a plethora of parts and accessories available, but none like a rocket booster that comes with a virtual version of Ford’s best-seller. Video game maker Psyonix has added an animated F-150 to their popular Rocket League multiplayer video game, where vehicles are used to compete in soccer matches. Available for […] The post 2021 Ford F-150 Rockets Into Esports appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Marketing, Events, Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Videogames, Rocket League, Psyonix, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Sponsorships, Rockets Into Esports


GM Hypes Norway’s EV Leadership

Actor Will Farrell describes Norway’s EV leadership in one of the more amusing Super Bowl commercials, and how General Motors is looking to change all that here at home. According to a Forbes.com article, in March 2019 almost 60 percent of new cars sold in Norway were electric vehicles (EV), in a country bent on […] The post GM Hypes Norway’s EV Leadership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Technology, Media, Government, Advertising, General Motors, Eu, Green, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Norway, Incentives, Ev, Will Farrell, News Blog


Xperi’s DTS Connected Radio the Next Big Thing in Infotainment

Xperi’s DTS Connected Radio is the next evolution in multimedia, if you turn on the radio while starting your car like millions of others do worldwide. Let’s face it, over the years, terrestrial radio has taken a beating, as has the record industry and how we consume music and information. Despite that, or maybe because […] The post Xperi’s DTS Connected Radio the Next Big Thing in Infotainment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, Safety, Entertainment, Autos, Tivo, Infotainment, Connected Vehicles, Dts, News Blog, Gizmos, Xperi, HD Radio, DTS Connected Radio, Video Time, Driving Music


2022 Mitsubishi Outlander’s Amazon Live Reveal Is a First

  As the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ships to U.S. dealers, there will be a live reveal on Amazon, an auto industry first. On February 16 at 3 p.m. Pacific time, you can see the newly-designed 2022 Outlander. The Outlander rolled off the Okazaki Plant assembly line in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and began its shipment to […] The post 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander’s Amazon Live Reveal Is a First appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Media, SUV, Autos, Crossovers, Mitsubishi, Pacific, SUVs, Outlander, Crossover, News Blog, Aichi Prefecture Japan, Okazaki Plant assembly


Breaking: 2021 North American International Auto Show Canceled

The 2021 Detroit Auto Show has been canceled. Originally set for summer, then pushed back to September due to COVID concerns, the show has now been binned completely. It’s unclear if that’s just for this year or permanently. In its place will be a six-day event called “Motor Bella” that will take place in the […] The post Breaking: 2021 North American International Auto Show Canceled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Auto Shows, Autos, Breaking News, Detroit Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, Naias, Bella, Pontiac, News Blog, M1 Concourse, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19


Kia Reveals its New Logo

Kia revealed its new logo and brand slogan while you were asleep last night, signifying the Korean automaker’s ambitions to become a leader in the industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business. Kia developed the new logo to resemble a handwritten signature, a striking departure from the oval used since its inception in […] The post Kia Reveals its New Logo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Design, Media, Imessage, Advertising, Global, Sales, Events, Korea, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Kia, Korean, Branding, New Logo, News Blog



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