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TT Is Toast: Audi’s Smallest Model Has a Date With Death As Automaker Sheds ‘Old Baggage’

It’s the end of an era. Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz announced the death of the SLC (formerly SLK) roadster, and today Audi announced it will do the same to its own two-seat roadster and four-place coupe. The TT first appeared in late 1998, bringing youthful excitement and distinctive design to the brand’s sedan-heavy lineup. It […] The post TT Is Toast: Audi’s Smallest Model Has a Date With Death As Automaker Sheds ‘Old Baggage’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Audi, EVs, Mercedes Benz, Audi TT, TT, News Blog, Audi A8, Product Planning, A8, Discontinuation


Cadillac’s XTS Has an End Date to Etch on Its Tombstone; Union Anticipates Additional Jobs at Oshawa Assembly

Following last week’s announcement of a new, less-populous future for General Motors’ once doomed Oshawa Assembly plant, a promise backed up by $170 million in company cash, the union representing workers at the Canadian facility has revealed when its current products will bite the dust. Under a company-wide streamlining effort outlined last year, Oshawa would […] The post Cadillac’s XTS Has an End Date to Etch on Its Tombstone; Union Anticipates Additional Jobs at Oshawa Assembly appeared first...
Tags: General Motors, Production, Canada, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Oshawa, Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac XTS, News Blog, GM Canada, Oshawa Assembly, Discontinuation


Nissan 370Z Roadster Bound for the Chopping Block

Almost exactly a decade after the 370Z went on sale in North America, Nissan has confirmed that the convertible version of the aging sports coupe will disappear from the company’s lineup after the 2019 model year. News of the discontinuation comes as anticipation builds (it’s had a long time to build) for a next-generation Z […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Nissan, Convertibles, News Blog, Product Planning, Nissan 370Z, 370Z, Discontinuation


Confirmed: Smart Brand Dead in North America After This Year

The brand discontinuation we’ve all been waiting for has come to pass. One month after the city car-building Smart brand’s salvation at the hands of China’s Geely, parent company Daimler has announced the 2019 model year will be Smart’s last in North America. Say goodbye to a single electric model with a range of 58 […] The post Confirmed: Smart Brand Dead in North America After This Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Sales, Brands, Smart, Autos, North America, Daimler, Geely, News Blog, Smart ForTwo, Discontinuation, ForTwo


America’s Second-cheapest Nissan Bows Out of the Market

Journalists who holler nonstop for “affordable cars!” have one less model to choose from. As it isn’t a vehicle patterned off the original Fiat 124/Lada 1200, with the quality and handling of a BMW, suffice it to say the Nissan Versa Note probably didn’t rank high on their might-buy list. And yet the Versa Note […] The post America’s Second-cheapest Nissan Bows Out of the Market appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Production, Autos, Fiat, Bmw, Nissan, News Blog, Versa, Versa Note, Cheap Cars, Nissan Versa Note, Discontinuation


Toyota Prius C to Bite the Dust, Pass Torch

Toyota’s Prius C, introduced in North America in 2012, was a good idea that didn’t generate much consumer (or reviewer) acclaim. As an entry-level hybrid slotted below the Prius and wagony Prius V, the Prius C was no powerhorse. Its 1.5-liter four-cylinder/electric motor combo cranked out a combined 99 horsepower, a figure that still stands […] The post Toyota Prius C to Bite the Dust, Pass Torch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Toyota, North America, Hybrids, News Blog, Prius C, Toyota Prius C, Discontinuation


As Ford Starts Trimming Down South, a Familiar-looking Truck Will Have to Die

Ford’s attempt at streamlining its global business is already well underway in Europe and the United States, but those regions aren’t the only locales to see cuts. Announced Tuesday, Ford Motor Company will bring the axe down in South America. Brazil, once home to Henry Ford’s utopian rubber town, stands to lose local production of […] The post As Ford Starts Trimming Down South, a Familiar-looking Truck Will Have to Die appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Production, United States, Ford, Brazil, Autos, South America, Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company, South America Brazil, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Discontinuation


Bye, Bye, Buick: A German-American Convertible Prepares to Exit the Stage

Everyone knew this was coming, but now it’s official. The current model year will be the Buick Cascada’s last. Hitting dealer (and rental) lots in the U.S. at the dawn of 2016, the Opel-built drop top motivated its two-ton weight with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder — an engine that gave away the model’s European heritage. […] The post Bye, Bye, Buick: A German-American Convertible Prepares to Exit the Stage appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Convertibles, Opel, Buick, Buick Cascada, Cascada, News Blog, Discontinuation


RIP: Pour One Out for the Toyota Yaris Hatch

In a less-than-shocking turn of events, Toyota has confirmed to CarsDirect that its Yaris Liftback, a slow-selling model that managed to score itself a facelift a few years back, is dead in the United States. Official confirmation of the model’s discontinuation came from Toyota spokesperson Nancy Hubbell. Starting at $16,565 after destination, the diminutive hatch’s […] The post RIP: Pour One Out for the Toyota Yaris Hatch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, United States, Autos, Toyota, CarsDirect, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota Yaris, Nancy Hubbell, Subcompact Cars, Discontinuation, Toyota Yaris Hatch


GM to Shed Five North American Plants, Numerous Products, Amid Restructuring Drive

Heavy-duty streamlining has reached the production level at General Motors. After last night’s bombshell (though not unexpected) report claiming Canada’s oldest auto plant would cease operations late next year, more news is trickling out about the automaker’s production future. Add Ohio and Michigan to the list of locales expected to lose an assembly plant. According […] The post GM to Shed Five North American Plants, Numerous Products, Amid Restructuring Drive appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Jobs, Sales, General Motors, Production, Canada, Gm, Autos, Ohio, Michigan, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Chevrolet Volt, Buick, Cadillac CT6, Lordstown, Chevrolet Cruze


BMW Discontinuing Unloved 3 Series Gran Turismo

BMW has decided to take the polarizing 3 Series Gran Turismo behind the factory to be shot, ending its short and tragic life. Introduced in 2013, the GT hasn’t been the model’s most-coveted variant. Perhaps this explains why the German’s are so adverse to taking design risks. Defined as an “expanded take on the original […] The post BMW Discontinuing Unloved 3 Series Gran Turismo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Gran Turismo, Bmw, New Cars, Bmw 3 Series, News Blog, Product Planning, Discontinuation, 3 Series GT, BMW 3-series Gran Turismo


So Long, Sonic? Chevrolet Subcompact Said to Be on the Chopping Block

If a report by the Wall Street Journal ends up being true, General Motors will soon have an awfully lonely assembly plant on the edge of the Detroit suburbs. Sources familiar with GM’s product plans tell the publication the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic hatchback and sedan might be killed off as early as this year. Small […] The post So Long, Sonic? Chevrolet Subcompact Said to Be on the Chopping Block appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, General Motors, Production, Industry, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Detroit, Wall Street Journal, Chevrolet Sonic, News Blog, Product Planning, Orion Assembly, Discontinuation, Chevrolet Subcompact Said



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