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Ford’s Mustang Bragging Brings Out the Best in Rival Automakers

Ford celebrated its iconic sports coupe’s 55th birthday at the New York International Auto Show this week by proclaiming Wednesday as “Mustang Day.” But Mustang Day was overshadowed by other nostalgic celebrations taking place at the New York Auto Show, specifically Nissan’s 50th Anniversary Editions of the GT-R (which looked excellent) and 370Z (which one […] The post Ford’s Mustang Bragging Brings Out the Best in Rival Automakers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, News Blog, Auto Sales, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Motor Co, Ford Mustang, General Motors, Marketing, Mustang Day, New York International Auto Show, Nissan, Sales


Rack ‘Em: Best Bike Racks for Your Vehicle

Make it easier to bring your bike along for the ride. The post Rack ‘Em: Best Bike Racks for Your Vehicle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Bicycle Rack, Bicycle Racks, Bike Racks, Commerce


Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue

The Dodge Dart rolled unceremoniously out of the Fiat Chrysler stable after the 2016 model year, but the automaker now worries it may roll out of owners’ driveways. Fiat Chrysler is recalling 298,439 Darts in the United States, 20,117 in Canada, and 3,400 in Mexico to fix a shift cable that can detach from the transmission, […] The post Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Dart, Dodge, Dodge Dart, Fca, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Recalls, Safety


Nissan Supports Notre Dame Restoration, Ditto for Relationship With Renault

Nissan Motor Co. has pledged a donation of 100,000 euros ($112,000) for the restoration of the fire-kissed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. However, the company’s act of kindness is overshadowed by its rather interesting timing. Nissan’s relationship with partner Renault and the French government has grown strained since the arrest of former Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn — […] The post Nissan Supports Notre Dame Restoration, Ditto for Relationship With Renault appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Automotive Industry, Carlos Ghosn, Coup, Donations, Hot Legal Action, Japan, Nissan, Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, Notre Dame, Renault


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: News Blog, BEV, Bolt, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Electric, Electric vehicles, Euv, EVs, Future Models, Orion Assembly, Product Planning


Diesel Engine, All-wheel Drive Coming to Mazda 6; No Word on Suspension Lift, Cladding

It seems the idea of a sport-utility sedan just doesn’t resonate, despite automakers’ best efforts. Oh well, at least there’s still the prospect of greater traction and somewhat improved fuel economy coming to Mazda’s slinky 6 sedan. During this week’s New York reveal of the much-delayed CX-5 diesel, the automaker mentioned that the 2.2-liter oil […] The post Diesel Engine, All-wheel Drive Coming to Mazda 6; No Word on Suspension Lift, Cladding appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, All Wheel Drive, AWD, Diesel, Engines, Future Vehicles, Mazda, Mazda 6, Product Planning


Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly

Hot on the heels of Fiat Chrysler’s announcement of a shift cut at its Windsor, Ontario minivan plant, officials from Canadian autoworkers’ union Unifor say the automaker has $355 million ready to invest in the facility. Last month, FCA told Unifor it would cut the plant’s third shift by the end of September, the result […] The post Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Chrysler Pacifica, Fca, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Production, Unifor, Windsor Assembly


Report: Daimler Ready to Call It Quits With Renault-Nissan

The promising partnership that kicked off at the tail end of the last decade might end before this one is over. Compounding rumors about the troubled relationship, a report in a German business publication claims incoming Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius will pull the plug on the automaker’s tie-up with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Cost savings are […] The post Report: Daimler Ready to Call It Quits With Renault-Nissan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Daimler, Jobs, Joint Projects, Nissan, Partnerships, Renault-Nissan Alliance


Piston Slap: Sans Souci or Inquiétant Diagnostic?

TTAC Commentator Majda writes:  Sajeev, I recently bought a 2002 Miata, manual transmission, in silver. The prior owners appear to have been followers of the sans souci school of maintenance, so I have been wrenching on it quite a bit. It has only one problem I can’t solve: a persistent P0301 code, showing a misfire in Cylinder 1. The […] The post Piston Slap: Sans Souci or Inquiétant Diagnostic? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Piston Slap, Compression Test, Fuel, Ignition, Leakdown Test, Misfire, P0301, Po301, Spark Plug


Former Top Nissan Exec Arrives at Hyundai, Asked to Look After North America

José Muñoz, who resigned as Nissan’s chief performance officer in January, is now on the Hyundai payroll. Muñoz jumped ship as turmoil roiled Nissan’s upper ranks and investigations began in the wake of former chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest. The exec, seen as a close ally to Ghosn, previously served as chairman of the automaker’s North American business […] The post Former Top Nissan Exec Arrives at Hyundai, Asked to Look After North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Nissan, Hyundai, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Munoz, Executives, Jose Munoz, News Blog, Auto Executives, Nissan Exec Arrives


2020 Subaru Outback Picks Up New Platform, Deep-sixes the Six

For 2020, Subaru’s revered Outback wagon undergoes a host of changes while remaining unmistakably an Outback. And, as New York is hardly the first locale that springs to mind when thinking “Outback,” Subaru decided to have the great outdoors accompany the next-generation wagon to this week’s auto show. The automaker brought both the Outback and […] The post 2020 Subaru Outback Picks Up New Platform, Deep-sixes the Six appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Awd, New Cars, Subaru, Outback, Subaru Outback, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Outback Subaru, 2020 Subaru Outback


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


Tireside Chat: Talking Design With Nissan

Designing cars is a mix of art and science – and it’s about more than just looks. Especially when the brand you work for has a lot on its plate. In the past year, Nissan has launched all-new models that represent a departure from the past (Kicks), updated others significantly (Altima) and not so significantly […] The post Tireside Chat: Talking Design With Nissan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Industry, Autos, Nissan, New Cars, News Blog, New Car Design, Taro Ueda


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


Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Debuts in New York

Generally, when most folks turn 50, they throw themselves a party and reflect on their first five decades while musing about aging gracefully. The Nissan GT-R might not be renting the community hall for a soiree, but it sure has aged gracefully – at least if its engine has anything to say about it. Sure, […] The post Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Debuts in New York appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Nissan, Godzilla, Auto Show, 50th Anniversary, News Blog, GT-R, Nissan. GT-R


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


Mazda CX-5 Diesel: Giving Yourself the Skyactiv-D

Mazda has certainly bent over backwards to get its new diesel to the U.S. market. Originally slated to premiere inside the 2017 CX-5, Mazda’s Skyactiv-D failed to receive approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. We’ve followed the story for a while, including when it concerned the Mazda 6, sometimes wondering why the company would even bother pursuing […] The post Mazda CX-5 Diesel: Giving Yourself the Skyactiv-D appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel, Mazda, News Blog, Mazda Cx-5, CX-5, Skyactiv-d, Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter turbodiesel, Skyactiv D. Mazda


Ace of Base: 2019 Ford Flex SE

Yep, they still sell this thing. Betcha forgot all about it. Or perhaps not. The “styled with a t-square” profile of the Flex has always appealed to the funkier side of the crossover/SUV customer base and, if my eight years of toiling for this publication has taught me anything, the B&B is nothing if not […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Ford Flex SE appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, News Blog, FLEX, Ford Flex, Ace of Base, 2019 Ford Flex


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Unabashedly Big and Not Afraid to Go Green(ish)

It’s getting increasingly difficult to decide what constitutes a luxury vehicle these days. Premium manufacturers seem preoccupied with technology and providing customers with entry-level compacts they’re supposed to pay big money for. Fortunately, things get clearer as you move up the food chain. Nobody would think to doubt the S-Class’ luxury credentials, and Mercedes-Benz is […] The post 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Unabashedly Big and Not Afraid to Go Green(ish) appeared first on The Truth About...
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, Daimler, New York Auto Show, News Blog, Mercedes-Benz GLS, GLS 450, GLS 580


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Unabashedly Big and Not Afraid to Go Green

It’s getting increasingly difficult to decide what constitutes a luxury vehicle these days. Premium manufacturers seem preoccupied with technology and providing customers with entry-level compacts they’re supposed to pay big money for. Fortunately, things get clearer as you move up the food chain. Nobody would think to doubt the S-Class’ luxury credentials, and Mercedes-Benz is […] The post 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Unabashedly Big and Not Afraid to Go Green appeared first on The Truth About Cars...
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, Daimler, New York Auto Show, News Blog, Mercedes-Benz GLS, GLS 450, GLS 580


Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be

It’s strange how, after an automaker goes to the trouble of building a car aimed at the perpetually cranky enthusiast crowd, you can sometimes forget the vehicle exists. That’s the case with the Kia Stinger. Introduced in 2017, the liftback sedan — offered in turbo four-cylinder and V6 guise, rear- or all-wheel drive — still eludes […] The post Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Awd, Kia, Stinger, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Kia Stinger, Kia Stinger GTS


Lincoln Corsair’s Plug-in Variant Brings Up the Rear; EV to Follow?

By now, you’ve all had a chance to digest Lincoln’s new take on a compact CUV. Underpinned by a platform shared with the equally new 2020 Ford Escape and boasting a model-specific rear multi-link type setup (“integral bush suspension” in Lincoln parlance), the 2020 Corsair is the brand’s latest attempt to restore Lincoln’s faded lustre. […] The post Lincoln Corsair’s Plug-in Variant Brings Up the Rear; EV to Follow? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, Lincoln, Corsair, EVs, Hybrids, Ford Escape, News Blog, Product Planning, Lincoln Corsair, Elevtric Vehicles


Genesis’ Mint Concept: The Car No One Asked For?

Genesis Motors revealed a small city car in The Big Apple this week. However, the model’s debut wasn’t part of the daily goings-on at the New York International Auto Show. Instead, the company decided to unveil the Mint Concept at Hudson Yards, ahead of the trade show’s official press days — utilizing terms like “urban icon” and […] The post Genesis’ Mint Concept: The Car No One Asked For? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concept Cars, EVs, New York Auto Show, Vaporware, Hudson Yards, News Blog, The Big Apple, Concept Vehicles, Genesis Motors, City Cars, Genesis Mint Concept, New York International Auto Show Instead


Thinking Small: 2020 Hyundai Venue Arrives in New York, Aims Directly at Millennials

Hyundai’s new Venue is not a large vehicle. At 158.9 inches in length, the sub-subcompact crossover is 5.1 inches shorter than the already petite Kona and 5.9 inches shorter than the Elantra GT. Despite its modest length, the upcoming 2020 Venue, pegged as a cheaper entry point to the Hyundai crossover lineup, doesn’t make many […] The post Thinking Small: 2020 Hyundai Venue Arrives in New York, Aims Directly at Millennials appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Hyundai, New Cars, Venue, Kona, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Hyundai Venue, 2020 Hyundai Venue, Hyundai Venue Arrives


2020 Toyota Highlander Appears At New York Auto Show

  While you were sleeping, Toyota rolled out the fourth generation of its three-row Highlander crossover. It is an all-wheel drive box powered by a V6 engine, packed with gadgets, and offering an optional hybrid powertrain. Given the tastes of car buyers in this segment, none of these things are surprising. What is surprising is […] The post 2020 Toyota Highlander Appears At New York Auto Show appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Awd, Hybrid, New York Auto Show, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Toyota Highlander, Highlander, 2020 Toyota Highlander


Baby Aviator: 2020 Lincoln Corsair Dials up the Panache

While Lincoln’s compact MKC crossover sold reliably following its mid-2014 introduction, the still-vulnerable brand couldn’t let it grow stale in a hotly competitive segment. Thanks to shrinking sedan sales, Lincoln took a sales hit in 2018 as it awaited salvation in the form of the midsize, rear-drive Aviator — a vehicle designed to add heavily […] The post Baby Aviator: 2020 Lincoln Corsair Dials up the Panache appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Corsair, New Cars, News Blog, NYIAS, Lincoln Corsair, 2020 Lincoln Corsair, Lincoln Corsair Dials


2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63: Better Handling, Smarter

Mercedes-AMG is updating the GLC 63 model line for 2020, not that it really needed to. The performance variants of this compact crossover already trounce their mainstream counterparts in terms of looks — even the oddly squat GLC “Coupe.” However, as the manufacturer was not content to simply rest on its laurels, it decided to […] The post 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63: Better Handling, Smarter appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mercedes-benz, Amg, GLC, Mercedes-AMG, News Blog, Mercedes AMG GLC, GLC 63, GLC 63 S


Physical Debut of 2020 Cadillac CT5 Offers Additional Insight

Last month, Cadillac digitally unveiled the all-new CT5 sedan — leaving little to the imagination. We learned Caddy’s upcoming model will come with either a turbocharged 2.0-liter four or a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, though General Motors decided to stop short of sharing output figures and pricing. While the cost continues to remain a mystery, GM provided output […] The post Physical Debut of 2020 Cadillac CT5 Offers Additional Insight appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, General Motors, 2020, Gm, Autos, Detroit, Cadillac, News Blog, Sedan, Luxury Sedan, Cadillac CT5, CT5, 2020 Cadillac CT5


As Deals Start Appearing on JL Wranglers, Is it Time to Spring Into a Jeep?

Studies have shown that purchasing a new Jeep Wrangler is almost as stable an investment as buying gold. In terms of retaining value, the Wrangler is king, boasting a rate of depreciation that undercuts the industry average by half. With this in mind, it’s not common to see people shopping around, sniffing out boffo bargains […] The post As Deals Start Appearing on JL Wranglers, Is it Time to Spring Into a Jeep? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Discounts, Jeep, Incentives, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog


Incomplete Tribute: The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

Fifty years ago, Datsun showed New York that Japan was perfectly capable of producing a sporting automobile that offered everything drivers wanted, without breaking the bank. It may not have been cutting edge, but the 240Z was a GT car well worth coveting. Somewhere between the nimble, although sometimes underpowered, European roadsters and clumsy but […] The post Incomplete Tribute: The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, New York, Autos, Nissan, Special Editions, New York Auto Show, BRE, News Blog, Datsun, Nissan 370Z, 240Z, 370Z, Appearance Packages, Z-Cars, Brock Racing Enterprises



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