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QOTD: Wishing for Something Hotter?

Once upon a time, the vehicles populating high school and college student parking lots were a rangy mish-mash of beat-up hatchbacks, faded hand-me-down family sedans, the odd minivan (daughters beware!) and the obligatory Mustang or Camaro. Soon, it’ll be a sea of crossovers. Maybe it already is — your author, understandably, doesn’t make a habit of […] The post QOTD: Wishing for Something Hotter? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


New Volvo Tech Could Intervene During Distracted & Intoxicated Driving

Volvo’s new monitoring system aims to reduce the impacts of distracted and impaired driving. The technology allows the vehicle to automatically intervene if a driver fails to respond to warnings. As part of a larger conversation, Volvo asks if automakers have an obligation to produce such technology.  Volvo is showcasing new technology that may prevent fatal accidents involving impairment, speeding, and distraction. The automaker is doubling down on their vision of a future with zero traffic f...
Tags: United States, Autos, Autonomous Cars, Car Tech, Volvo, Nhtsa, Michigan State Police, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volvo Cars, National Safety Council, New Volvo, Flegel, Car News, Henrik Green, Jim Flegel, Ken Kolosh


Underneath, It’s a Jaaaag: The Lister LFT-C

Remember Lister? It was the company that turned a Jag XJS into a 200 mph supercar thirty years ago. At the time, that Lister-Jag was capable of beating the coke-tastic Ferrari Testarossa in a drag race to 60 mph. The company is very much still around, currently owned by UK outfit Warrantywise, and spends its […] The post Underneath, It’s a Jaaaag: The Lister LFT-C appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Autos, Jaguar, Lister, News Blog, F-type, Jag, Ferrari Testarossa, Lft-666, Lft-c, Lister Jag


German prosecutors have recorded calls between VW bigwigs talking dieselgate

Filed under: Government/Legal,Audi,Pontiac,Volkswagen Cheating software was 'programmed so foolishly,' one says.Continue reading German prosecutors have recorded calls between VW bigwigs talking dieselgate German prosecutors have recorded calls between VW bigwigs talking dieselgate originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Report, Vw, Autos, Dieselgate, Matthias Mueller, Oliver Blume, Wolfgang Hatz, Michael Steiner, Audi Pontiac Volkswagen


KTM 790 Adventure India launch could happen in 2019 - Report

The KTM 790 Duke India launch is right around the corner, and the middleweight...
Tags: Autos, KTM, Duke India


Limited edition Honda CB1000R+ gets SC Project exhaust

Earlier this month, Honda celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic CB750...
Tags: Autos, Honda


KTM 390 Adventure continues test runs; spied with pannier & top box mounts

The KTM 390 Adventure continues to undergo pre-production tests as another mule...
Tags: Autos, KTM


Benelli TRK 502 and TRK 502X get 150 bookings

It?s been a month since Benelli India announced the launch of its new...
Tags: Autos, Benelli, Benelli India


Here's Your First Look At The New FWD BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe

BMW's new 2-series GC - related to the incoming FWD 1-series - will make its debut at the LA Auto show this November
Tags: Autos, Bmw, LA Auto


Hyundai Car Discounts and Offers for March 2019

With a 16% market share in February 2019, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Motor India Ltd


Honda Crider gets a twin model in China - the Honda Envix

Twin models from different joint ventures is common in China. Honda sells...
Tags: China, Autos, China Honda, Honda Crider


Renault RBC (Kwid-based 7-seater MPV) spied again

Cardekho has spotted a highly camouflaged unit of the Renault RBC (Kwid-based...
Tags: Autos, Cardekho, Renault RBC Kwid


2019 BMW 3 Series spotted on test in India again [Video]

IAB reader Snatak Mundade has spotted the 2019 BMW 3 Series on test in Pune....
Tags: India, Autos, Iab, Snatak Mundade


BMW Confirms 2 Series Gran Coupe For 2020

Having already provided Gran Coupe (fastback sedan) versions of the 4 and 6 Series, BMW is planning on doing the same for the “entry level” 2 Series. However, it doesn’t appear as though it will be based on the rear-drive 2 Series we’ve come to appreciate as the one of the best driving cars currently […] The post BMW Confirms 2 Series Gran Coupe For 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Sedans, News Blog, BMW 2-Series, 2 Series Active Tourer, 2 Series Gran Coupe, 4-door Coupes, Product Announcements, Ukl Modular Platform, UKL2


China’s New Buick Encore: Unusually Strong Visual Appeal, and Not Coming Here

The pint-sized Buick Encore subcompact crossover came to China in 2012, and, judging by the photo directly above, the launch of an updated model in 2016 was a splashy affair, indeed. Back in the days when General Motors was looking to rapidly grow its market share in the world’s largest car market, Chinese and American […] The post China’s New Buick Encore: Unusually Strong Visual Appeal, and Not Coming Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, General Motors, Autos, Overseas, Buick, Buick Encore, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Buick Encore


Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Volvo to Deploy In-car Cameras to Monitor Your Behavior

Volvo has burdened itself with the unrealistic duty of ending fatalities in its cars. While an admirable goal, eliminating roadway mishaps in their entirety is an exceptionally tall order. We’ve often wondered how the company intends to progress toward its zero-death target. The automaker has already said it intends to reduce speeding by limiting the […] The post Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Volvo to Deploy In-car Cameras to Monitor Your Behavior appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Editorials, Autos, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Speed Limiting, Driving Aids, Advanced Driving Aids, Advanced Safety Systems, In-car Cameras


Spring Cleaning Checklist: How to ‘Marie Kondo’ Your Car

Your car wants winter to end just as much as you do. While you sit comfortably on your heated seats all bundled up in a warm coat, your car is completely exposed to all of the harsh winter elements – battling salt, slush, ice, snow and hail to get you where you need to go. Do your car a favor and give it the TLC it needs and deserves after a long season of keeping you warm and safe. People swear by Marie Kondo’s life-changing magic of tidying up , which includes respecting your belongings, s...
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Ford: Battery Electric Vehicles, $900 Million Coming to Flat Rock Assembly

The home of the Ford Mustang will eventually become home to vehicles built atop the automaker’s next-generation electric architecture, the company announced Wednesday. Ford’s plan comes with $900 million in previously announced funding, the vast majority of which is earmarked for the expansion of Michigan’s Flat Rock assembly plant. The rest of the cash goes […] The post Ford: Battery Electric Vehicles, $900 Million Coming to Flat Rock Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Ford Mustang, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Michigan, EVs, Flat Rock, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Flat Rock Assembly


Dodge Charger Concept Debuts This Weekend

Rampant speculation surrounds the Dodge Charger and the possibility it might eventually receive the same wide-body treatment applied to the Challenger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack. Last month, Mopar enthusiasts, claiming insider knowledge, said Dodge would have sedan versions ready for the 2020 model year. It wasn’t much to go on, but the automaker recently […] The post Dodge Charger Concept Debuts This Weekend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Dodge, Concepts, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, News Blog, SRT, Widebody


2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Review – In a Big Country

Approaching my Ascent tester behind a not-so-local dealer, I felt a presence. Like a pre-war bank, this thing was solid, monolithic, immovable, looming over all of humanity and granting entry to only a choice few. Given the profit Subaru’s going to make off these things, it’s not an inaccurate comparison. The last Subaru I drove […] The post 2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Review – In a Big Country appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, Subaru, Ascent, Subaru Ascent, 2019 Subaru Ascent, Subaru Ascent Premier Review


The Lister LFT-C Is The F-Type’s 205mph, 666bhp Soft-Top Cousin

If the ability to travel at over 200mph and enjoy unlimited headroom are both high on your list of buying criteria, step forward and buy one of just 10 Lister LFT-Cs
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The best and not-so-best design turnarounds

Design isn't the only aspect of a vehicle, but it's the first impression, and automakers spend a lot of time and money trying to get it right. Some do ... and then, for whatever reason, some don't. Find out which ones fall into those categories in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Rolls-royce, Honda, Chevrolet, Audi, Volvo, National Post, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design


North of the Border, Taxpayer Cash Prepares to Flow to EV Buyers

That headline was originally typed as “government cash,” except that wouldn’t be quite accurate, would it? Canada’s federal government tabled its budget Tuesday, and within those dry, dry pages was a helping hand for the struggling electric vehicle segment. While two of the country’s 10 provinces offer their own EV rebates (Ontario used to pony […] The post North of the Border, Taxpayer Cash Prepares to Flow to EV Buyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Canada, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Subsidies, EVs, Ontario, Incentives, News Blog


Ace of Base: 2020 Kia Telluride LX

Korean automakers have a history of labelling their crossovers and SUVs with names ripped from rugged-sounding towns of the American mid- and southwest. Witness the Santa Fe and Tucson. The newest entrant? Telluride. Even the little-known Borrego Pass got a nod during the five minutes in which Kia built a body-on-frame brute. Until now, the […] The post Ace of Base: 2020 Kia Telluride LX appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Kia, Santa Fe, Telluride, Tucson, Kia Telluride, News Blog, Ace of Base, 2020 Kia Telluride


Letter From The UK: What Happens To Our Car Industry Now?

The Brexit debate continues with more questions than answers. Threats of tariffs loom for an industry already experiencing a slowdown.  Geoff Maxted of DriveWrite Automotive Magazine examines in this Letter From The UK. Over the last few days, the British public has watched open-mouthed at the antics of their elected representatives in the UK parliament. With just a couple of weeks to go before our nation leaves BY LAW (unless the government passes new legislation or comes to some form of agre...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, Turkey, Magazine, Sunderland, Autos, Jaguar, Nissan, Nissan Juke, Brexit, Great Britain, Ground Zero, Canada Japan South Korea, Geoff Maxted, Letter From the U.K


Cadillac’s Second Sedan Shoe Drops This Year, and It Has a Name

Not giving up on a segment many Americans have already crossed off their shopping list, Cadillac debuted its strategically placed CT5 sedan this week, sparking no shortage of debate as to its aesthetic attributes. While one man’s opinion holds about as much weight as a feather, this author gives a thumbs-up to the CT5’s Escala-inspired […] The post Cadillac’s Second Sedan Shoe Drops This Year, and It Has a Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Sedans, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Escala, cADILLAC ct4, Ct4


Toyota and Suzuki to co-develop C-MPV for India

In a joint release, Toyota and Suzuki recently announced their agreement to...
Tags: India, Autos, Toyota, Suzuki


Toyota-badged Maruti Ertiga & Ciaz officially confirmed for India and Africa

In a bid to consolidate its partnership, Suzuki and Toyota have announced their...
Tags: India, Africa, Autos, Toyota, Suzuki, Maruti Ertiga, Ciaz


QOTD: Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle of the 1990s?

For the past couple of weeks, Wednesday’s QOTD posts have asked a simple question: What was the most overpriced non-luxury vehicle of a given period of time? The first inquiry dealt only with 2019 vehicles, and last week we covered the 2000s — where I picked on the overpriced, retro Ford Thunderbird. Many of you […] The post QOTD: Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle of the 1990s? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos


Second-gen Renault Duster to launch in India in 2020 - Report

Recently, it came to light that Renault India is working on a second major...
Tags: India, Autos, Renault, Renault India