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2022 Honda Civic Hits Stores Today

If you’ve been missing the Honda Civic, the wait is over. Starting at $22,695, including $995 for destination, the new Civic is now officially on sale, at least in sedan form. That price gets you into a base LX, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 158 horsepower and pairs […] The post 2022 Honda Civic Hits Stores Today appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Honda, New Cars, Honda Civic, Civic, News Blog, 2022 Honda Civic


The Great Used Car Buyup of 2021

With automakers having a difficult time keeping production schedules thanks to COVID restrictions nuking demand and upending supply chains, 2021 arrived with plenty of problems. Desperate to replenish fleets they had sold off while everyone was locked indoors, rental agencies went on a used car buying spree. But it wasn’t just rental fleets that needed […] The post The Great Used Car Buyup of 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Supply Chain, Industry, Used Cars, Inflation, Autos, Supply, Sales And Marketing, Auto Sales, Industry News, Shortages, Demand, News Blog, Dealer News, Supply And Demand, Car Prices


Toyota C-HR Deathwatch: You’ve Got A Real Type Of Thing Goin’ Down

Believe it or not, there was once a time before every automaker had something resembling an SUV on their lot. Of course, that time faded with the Carter administration. Today, every mainstream brand boasts a variety of lifted wagons to grab at every possible sliver of the segment. Arguably, Toyota was there at the beginning […] The post Toyota C-HR Deathwatch: You’ve Got A Real Type Of Thing Goin’ Down appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota, Nissan, Carter, News Blog, Compact Crossovers


Used Car Prices Have Increased 30 Percent

We’ve been covering the staggering increase of automobile pricing all year, starting with the second-hand surge created by rental industries sucking up used models to replace all the vehicles they dumped during the pandemic. A year of suppressed demand and prolonged restrictions absolutely crippled supply chains and placed the automotive sector in an extremely difficult position […] The post Used Car Prices Have Increased 30 Percent appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Studies, Inflation, Autos, Cargurus, Pricing, Reports, Industry News, News Blog, Used Car Prices, Pre-owned Vehicles, Automotive Market, Used Vehicles, Secondhand market


Will Tesla Expand in China, Or Head the Export Route?

What does the future hold for Tesla in China? Expansion, or exports? That’s the question being asked by an Automotive News story today. Earlier this year, the outlook for Tesla in China looked rosy. But net orders for cars have fallen by nearly half this quarter amid concerns about the company’s vehicle safety, along with how it collects […] The post Will Tesla Expand in China, Or Head the Export Route? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Sales, Tesla, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Automotive News, News Blog, Electric Vehicle Sales, EV sales


2022 BMW 2 Series Coupes Coming Soon

  The 2022 BMW 2 Series coupes are on their way. Dynamic testing, drivetrain, and suspension tuning on the two-door compact are nearing conclusion. Production begins in the late summer of 2021. The new BMW 2 Series is being described as more nimble, agile, and powerful than previous models. Tuning and testing at Nurburgring’s Nordschleife and […] The post 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupes Coming Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Marketing, Sales, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Branding, Premium, Nurburgring, Ultimate Driving Machine, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Coupes


Guyton New Mazda North American Ops President

Appointed Mazda North American Operations (NAO) president and CEO, Jeff Guyton replaces Masahiro Moro effective June 24th. Recalled to Hiroshima, Moro becomes the newly-minted Chief Communications Officer. Guyton’s oversight includes North America, Canada, Columbia, and Mexico, along with US and Mexican vehicle production. Moro will handle public and investor relations, social responsibility, human resources, government […] The post Guyton New Mazda North American Ops President appeared first on...
Tags: Japan, Media, Mexico, Marketing, US, Sales, People, Industry, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Mazda, Masahiro Moro, Mazda North American Operations, Jeff Guyton, Guyton, Personnel Changes


Ford Launches Blue Advantage Used Car Buying Experience

Last quarter Ford launched its new Blue Advantage used car buying service, in an attempt to turn clicks into sales for its Ford dealers. Ford promises an excellent experience on its Blue Advantage cars, and the service includes cars from other marques. Dealers have signed up in droves. Launched in February, Ford worked in conjunction […] The post Ford Launches Blue Advantage Used Car Buying Experience appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Ford, Used Cars, Autos, Online Sales, Dealerships, News Blog, AutoTrader, Ford Blue Advantage, Sales Platform, Ford Launches Blue Advantage, Blue Advantage


BorgWarner’s eTurbo Powers High-Voltage Hybrids

BorgWarner’s eTurbo will power the high-voltage hybrid vehicle of an undisclosed major European OEM. BorgWarner’s electric boosting technology increases engine efficiency and performance while meeting emissions regulations. This will be the first application of its electrically-assisted turbocharger in a high-voltage hybrid. “Our eTurbo with integrated power electronics is able to deliver electrified boost assistance and recuperation […] The post BorgWarner’s eTurbo Powers High-Voltage Hybrids a...
Tags: Technology, Sales, Industry, Autos, New Cars, Hybrid, BorgWarner, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, eTurbo, European OEM, High-voltage Hybrid


Toyota Financial Results for 2021 Revealed

Last week, Toyota financial results for the fiscal year that ended March 31st were announced. Vehicle sales totaled 7,646,000, a decrease of 1,309,000 units, or a little less than 15 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. Net revenue was $256.7 billion, an 8.8 percent decrease. Operating income decreased from $22.6 billion to $20.7 billion, […] The post Toyota Financial Results for 2021 Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Annual Report, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, New Vehicles, BEVs, HEVs, Carbon Neutrality, Toyota Financial


Report: People Willing to Pay Stupid Prices for New Cars

While we’d like to get away from stories about everything becoming more expensive, everything actually is becoming more expensive and it looks like a healthy slice of the population is allegedly willing to go along with it. According to the latest data coming from Cox Automotive, roughly 40 percent of the U.S. population would purchase a […] The post Report: People Willing to Pay Stupid Prices for New Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Studies, Autos, Surveys, Sales And Marketing, Car Sales, Reports, KBB, Kelly Blue Book, Cox Automotive, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Vehicle Pricing, New Vehicle Prices


2021 Acura TLX Type S Picks Up the Pace this Weekend

The 2021 Acura TLX Type S will pace the field at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio this weekend. The TLX Type S’ debut is one we reported previously, with more details available now than Acura had previously released. For one, the TLX Type S has a new direct-injected, single twin-scroll […] The post 2021 Acura TLX Type S Picks Up the Pace this Weekend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Pr, Racing, Debut, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Engines, New Cars, Acura, Mid Ohio


BMW 2 Series April’s Fastest-Selling Used Vehicles

April’s fastest-selling used vehicles were led by the BMW 2 Series, according to iSeeCars. The 20 fastest-selling used vehicles averaged 28.7 days, 1.2-1.7 times faster than it took to sell an ordinary used vehicle. The fastest-selling used vehicles included a mix of sports cars, luxury vehicles, hybrids, and minivans. “Earning the top spot is the […] The post BMW 2 Series April’s Fastest-Selling Used Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Auctions, Luxury cars, Used Cars, Autos, Bmw, Behind The Scenes, Sales And Marketing, Sports Cars, SUVs, Best Sellers, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, News Blog, Minivans


2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed

In 2022, the Subaru Solterra electric SUV will go on sale. Another Subaru-Toyota joint venture, it’ll roll on the new e-Subaru global platform. Just when you thought the market for another electric vehicle was saturated, here comes the sun and the earth, in Latin. Will there be more Latin names for new Subarus? Environmental responsibility […] The post 2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Sales, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, EVs, New Cars, Subaru, SUVs


Porsche Looks On Track For A Record Sales Year After Impressive Q1

Porsche prides itself on being among the most profitable automobile manufacturers in the world, and that trend continues in the first quarter of 2021. Revenue in Q1 2020 was a bit rough, thanks to dealerships, factories, and logistics shutting down in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Revenue from car sales increased year-over-year from 6 billion euros to 7.7 billion euros, and return on sales improved from 9.5 percent to 16.2 percent. Yeah, that's pretty impressive. “We have started the ye...
Tags: News, Sales, Porsche, Autos, Statistics, Macan, Oliver Blume, Executive Board, Porsche AG, 2021, Lutz Meschke, Q1, Cross Turismo, Taycan


Torsus Praetorian 4X4 Off-Road Bus Updated

Torsus’ Praetorian, heavy-duty, off-road 4X4 buses, has announced a number of technical advances. These rugged off-road buses are made to cross some of the most inhospitable terrains on earth. Updates include LED lights, an advanced air conditioning system, passenger door, and pneumatic footsteps, a new fire system, and improved interior features. Built to transport up […] The post Torsus Praetorian 4X4 Off-Road Bus Updated appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Technology, Global, Sales, Eu, Too Big To Fail, Emerging Markets, Autos, Man, Export, Trucks, Diesel, Rvs, 4x4, News Blog


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


Chip Shortage Forces Ford Into Inventory Shortage

If you want to buy a Ford, you might have to hurry. The microchip shortage could leave at least some Ford dealers short on inventory until perhaps August, according to Automotive News. One dealership in Michigan even created an emergency fund that its salespeople can draw from. “We know for sure there’s going to be three […] The post Chip Shortage Forces Ford Into Inventory Shortage appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Ford, Autos, Michigan, Chips, New Cars, Microchips, News Blog, Chip Shortage, Chip Shortage Forces Ford, Microchip Shortage


Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota?

Can the Toyota Tundra go toe-to-toe with the Ford F-150, and does it make sense to try? The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the U.S., despite a 12 percent drop in sales. Ford still managed to sell 787, 422 F-150s in 2020. Toyota sold a little over 109,000 Tundras in 2020, down two […] The post Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Quality, Production, Ford, Ram, Autos, F-150, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, New Cars, Titan, Silverado


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


QOTD: Is the 2021 Rolls-Royce-Based Overdose Actually Overkill?

A Rolls-Royce Black Badge Wraith is already a limited production vehicle. German tuner Novitec, and its Spofec division, are modifying three of these cars for worldwide distribution. The question of the day is whether the Spofec Overdose Wraiths are overkill, or not? Gran Turismo, or GT, cars have a wide berth when it comes to […] The post QOTD: Is the 2021 Rolls-Royce-Based Overdose Actually Overkill? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Germany, Sales, Luxury, Autos, Gran Turismo, Export, Rolls-royce, Sales And Marketing, New Cars, Carbon Fiber, Tuner, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Exclusivity


Report: Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Hike Set for Monday

We’ve driven the Ford Mustang Mach-E and liked it. But one of our beefs was the price — it ain’t cheap. Well, come Monday, it will be even less cheap. One of our partner forums has obtained information suggesting that Ford will raise the price next week. How much is uncertain, though Ford did tell […] The post Report: Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Hike Set for Monday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Pricing, Mustang, Ford Mustang Mach, News Blog, Mach E, Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E


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


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


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


Report: Ford to Build Standalone Bronco Stores

If you have Bronco on the brain, you may find yourself buying one from a store that stands separate from your local Ford dealer. A report in Automotive News says that some dealers plan to open standalone Bronco stores. The story further reports that the idea came from dealers, not the manufacturer. Ford did create renderings for […] The post Report: Ford to Build Standalone Bronco Stores appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Ford Bronco, Automotive News, Bronco, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Dealers, Bronco Sport, Ford Bronco Sport, Build Standalone Bronco Stores



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