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Mazda Brings the 6 Just a Little Further Upscale

In the world of mainstream, front-drive midsize sedans, the Mazda 6 stands out. Not in terms of sales (no midsizer’s adding volume these days), but in terms of style. Despite not being the freshest face on the block, the 6 remains a serious looker. The recent addition of a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder to the 6’s […] The post Mazda Brings the 6 Just a Little Further Upscale appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, New Cars, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Mazda 6, 2021 Mazda 6


Kia Reveals Broader Range of Stinger Flavors, New Engine

The unlikely Kia Stinger enters the coming year with mild design and content changes in tow, but one thing that isn’t disappearing is choice. Come 2021, there’ll be more of it, at least as far as powertrains are concerned. Rather than swap out the model’s base engine for a more potent — but pricier — […] The post Kia Reveals Broader Range of Stinger Flavors, New Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Kia, Stinger, News Blog, Product Planning, Kia Stinger, 2021 Kia Stinger


Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Pricing Goes Live

Ford’s build-and-price tool can now be wielded against the next-generation F-150 pickup, revealing that going hybrid will vary wildly in price, depending on where you start. While a report last month detailed expected pricing, now it’s official. The cost of adding hybrid power to your 2021 F-150 sinks as your truck’s standard power output rises. […] The post Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Pricing Goes Live appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Engines, Pricing, Hybrid, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning


Porsche: Someone May Have Tampered With Our Engines

Officially, the word is “manipulated.” That’s what Porsche suspects, and the ominous presence in this plot is apparently calling from inside the house. According to a German newspaper, the automaker has launched an internal investigation into possible manipulation of its gasoline engines. This isn’t a case of after-the fact tweaking, which would only get a […] The post Porsche: Someone May Have Tampered With Our Engines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Regulators, Porsche, Autos, Engines, Emissions, News Blog, Software Glitches


Predator for Raptor? Ford’s Performance F-150 Reportedly Tapped for Hottest Engine

You’ll recall that, last week, a video surfaced of a camouflaged 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor prototype with an interesting exhaust note, leading to speculation that the next version of the brand’s dedicated off-road performance pickup would ditch V6 power for something more potent. Well, today a new report cites sources claiming exactly that. It seems […] The post Predator for Raptor? Ford’s Performance F-150 Reportedly Tapped for Hottest Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Rivalry, Autos, Engines, News Blog, Raptor, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford F-150, Product Planning, Future Models


At Least One Chevrolet Blazer Ekes Out Better Mileage for 2021

The mild content changes coming to Chevrolet’s midsize Blazer for 2021 were the talk of the town last month, though it’s entirely possible people were talking about Blazer for a very different reason… Regardless, one of the changes not talked about by either the public or General Motors is something first aired by the EPA. Noticed […] The post At Least One Chevrolet Blazer Ekes Out Better Mileage for 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Epa, Engines, Chevrolet, Fuel Economy, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, MPG


QOTD: Biggest You Ever Had?

Let’s keep our minds far away from the gutter, folks. We may be talking inches today, but they’re cubic inches. Yes, displacement, a unit of measurement that spans the gamut in today’s new vehicle lineups. Thanks to the advent of the subcompact crossover segment and the proliferation of big boy HD pickups, the breadth of […] The post QOTD: Biggest You Ever Had? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Displacement, Autos, Engines, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Boom Supersonic enlists Rolls-Royce to help build the engines for world’s fastest commercial aircraft

Boom Supersonic, the Colorado -based startup working on creating a supersonic passenger jet to continue and dramatically advance the legacy of the original Concorde, has signed on Rolls-Royce to build the propulsion system for its Overture commercial aircraft. Boom is getting very close to actually beginning to fly its XB-1, a subscale demonstrator aircraft that will test and prove out many of the technologies that will be used to bring Overture to life. This isn’t the first time Boom and R...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, New York, London, Colorado, Tech, Aircraft, Concorde, Aviation, Olympus, Rolls-royce, Engines, Aerospace, Royce, Boom Supersonic


2021 Ford F-150 Spills More Secrets

“Do everything better, and don’t be afraid of gimmicks” seems to be the mantra the 2021 Ford F-150‘s development team toiled under. Given the company’s track record with the model, it’s likely a strategy that will pay off. Optional hybrid power (pricing of which came to light yesterday) and lie-flat front seats are things the […] The post 2021 Ford F-150 Spills More Secrets appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Engines, Pricing, Options, News Blog, Ford F-150, Late Availability


Power Loss on the Way for GM’s Best-selling CUV

Sure, we joke about the Blazer and question the need for tweeners like the Trailblazer (while lamenting what both names have become), but there’s no denying that General Motors’ Chevrolet Equinox is a sales juggernaut, topping all other GM CUVs in sales by a mile. And there’s a lot of CUVs to top. Customers seem […] The post Power Loss on the Way for GM’s Best-selling CUV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Engines, Equinox, Chevrolet Equinox, News Blog, Product Planning, General Motors Chevrolet Equinox


‘Nice Little Bronco You Got There…’ – Jeep Fights Newfound Competition With Muscle

Having watched The Hunt for Red October last night, your author knows all too well what can happen when two superpowers engage in a game of brinkmanship. He’d also like to see Montana. Having enjoyed years of nearly complete dominance in the true off-road SUV market in America, Jeep now finds itself in a battle […] The post ‘Nice Little Bronco You Got There…’ – Jeep Fights Newfound Competition With Muscle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Montana, America, Fca, Rivalry, Autos, Engines, Jeep, Ford Bronco, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Nice Little Bronco


Diesel Power Predictably Lands in the Jeep Gladiator

There’s plenty of things Americans can’t get their hands on these days — hand sanitizer, inexpensive front-drive coupes, and a predictable future, to name a few — but those dreaming of the chance to drive a four-door convertible pickup powered by a compression-ignition engine haven’t long to wait before seeing their wish granted. As many […] The post Diesel Power Predictably Lands in the Jeep Gladiator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Diesel, Jeep, Gladiator, Product Planning, Jeep Gladiator, 2021 Jeep Gladiator


2021 Mazda 3: More Power If You Want It, Even Less If You Can’t Afford It

Mazda appears to have embraced a two-pronged strategy to generate interest in its redesigned-for-2019 3 hatchback and sedan. For the coming model year, the automaker plans to add two engines to the lineup — one a potent, uplevel offering designed to give enthusiasts the oomph they so desire; the other, a returning cast member that […] The post 2021 Mazda 3: More Power If You Want It, Even Less If You Can’t Afford It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Mazda, Compact Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3, 2021 Mazda 3


Newly Potent Mazda 3’s Power Specs Revealed

Mazda fans wanted more power, and that wish will soon be granted. As we learned via dealership codes last month, the 2021 Mazda 3 will give buyers the option of boosting their car’s output via a new turbocharged engine. As this month is all about vehicle debuts, there isn’t long to wait before the newly […] The post Newly Potent Mazda 3’s Power Specs Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3


From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine

North of the border, Wednesday dawned on a country celebrating a significantly less festive, no-touch national holiday. No fireworks and crowds on this COVID-y Canada Day, just locals lighting them off from the roofs of walk-ups in your author’s humble neighborhood. The “crowd” outside the Burger King hasn’t grown or shrunk in size (and remains […] The post From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Ford, Autos, Engines, News Blog, Crate Engines


2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget

The name Americans have come to associate with Kia’s midsize family sedan is dead, but you probably knew that already. Hopefully you’ve recovered. On Tuesday, Kia pulled the wraps off the U.S.-market K5, the automaker’s replacement for the long-running Optima (which carried the Magentis name in Canada until 2010). Riding atop a third-generation N3 platform, […] The post 2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Autos, K5, Engines, Kia, New Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Kia K5, 2021 Kia K5


Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too

If you’re in the market for a midsize pickup and possess an irresistible urge to tackle the worst terrain you can find, chances are the most rugged variants of Chevy’s Colorado and Toyota’s Tacoma top your list of maybes. Ford would like a word. The Ranger didn’t enter the segment with the brawniest hardware in […] The post Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Accessories, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Chevy, Trucks, Engines, Ranger, Tacoma, Off-road, Ford Performance, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Midsize Pickups, Equipment Packages


Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door

Compared to the clattery, soot-spewing 350 diesel that helped sink General Motors’ reputation in the 1980s, the 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six introduced in the automaker’s full-size pickups late last year is a refined affair. It’s also making something of a reputation for itself, drawing buyers to the company’s truck-only brand who might otherwise have looked elsewhere […] The post Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Engines, Diesel, Gmc, News Blog, Full-size Pickups, Durmax


Brand Boost: Mazda 3 Gearing Up to Suck Air

A report earlier this year may have been what many longtime Mazda fans yearned to hear: that the company stands prepared to dump extra horses on its compact 3 sedan and hatch. Floundering since its launch, the little 3 could use a boost — in a number of ways. Model codes ripped from a dealer’s computer […] The post Brand Boost: Mazda 3 Gearing Up to Suck Air appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Performance, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Hot Hatch, Product Planning, Future Models, Turbocharging, Mazda 3


2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0: Ditch Power and Weight to Save Yourself Eight Grand

Toyota made significant changes to the new-for-2020 Supra just one year into its lifespan, adding a new, cheaper four-cylinder model and bumping the output of the previously solitary inline-six version. That’s not the only hardware change in store for the resurrected sports coupe, either. For many, whether or not they ever get into a Supra […] The post 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0: Ditch Power and Weight to Save Yourself Eight Grand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Engines, Sports Cars, New Cars, Pricing, Supra, Toyota Supra, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota GR Supra, Ditch Power


2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Have Engines, Will Sell?

As we reported some months ago, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek corrects a flaw that’s hitched a ride with the otherwise useful and appealing little vehicle since its inception: a lack of power. Even with a very mild power bump for 2018, the lifted-and-cladded Impreza five-door’s 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder still struggled under the burden of heavy […] The post 2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Have Engines, Will Sell? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, New Cars, Subaru, Boxer, News Blog, Trims, Crosstrek, Subaru Crosstrek, Product Planning, 2021 Subaru Crosstrek


Pulling Out All the Stops: Can a Turbo Revive the Mazda 3?

The redesigned Mazda 3 arrived for 2019 with upgrades in both looks and cabin refinement, elevating the sporty compact sedan and hatch to a level of class it never occupied before. Also new was optional all-wheel drive to temp those who like a little tail action in sandy corners (or just getting through the winter). […] The post Pulling Out All the Stops: Can a Turbo Revive the Mazda 3? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3


2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe: Nosing Into a New Era

BMW has dropped the curtain on its next-generation 4 Series coupe, the first member of what will become a broad family of revamped right-sized offerings. To not mention the redesigned 4 Series’ new schnoz would be akin to staying mum on a two-ton elephant scattering canapés at a garden party, so let’s get started with that. […] The post 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe: Nosing Into a New Era appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Engines, New Cars, Hybrid, News Blog, Product Planning, 4 Series


GM: V6 Engines to Start Flowing Monday

With General Motors aiming for a May 18th restart of North American vehicle production, powertrain components, in some cases, need a head start. That’s why May 11th will be the first day back to work for many employees of GM’s St. Catharines Propulsion Plant, home to much-used V6 and V8 engines, as well as a […] The post GM: V6 Engines to Start Flowing Monday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Engines, Chevrolet Colorado, News Blog, Coronavirus, St. Catharines Propulsion, St Catharines Propulsion Plant


The Cost of Comfort: GM’s Full-size SUVs Gain Thrift in City Driving, Lose It on the Open Road

The revamped, full-size Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and their GMC Yukon/Yukon XL twins gain significant length, interior volume, and creature comforts for 2021, but extra MPGs seem to be in short supply. The vehicles are now even larger than their predecessors, are still heavy, and carry identical V8 engine displacements, so no one should have […] The post The Cost of Comfort: GM’s Full-size SUVs Gain Thrift in City Driving, Lose It on the Open Road appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, Tahoe, Engines, SUVs, Fuel Economy, Yukon, Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, News Blog, GMC Yukon Yukon XL twins


Upcoming Nissan Rogue Due for a Power, Economy Bump

The Nissan Rogue compact crossover might not be everyone’s idea of a fun ride, to say the least, but it’s a crucial product for the automaker that builds it. By far Nissan’s best selling vehicle in North America, the Rogue is key to the automaker’s comeback hopes. Maybe comeback is too strong a word… Fiscal […] The post Upcoming Nissan Rogue Due for a Power, Economy Bump appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, North America, Engines, Nissan, Fuel Economy, Nissan Rogue, Rogue, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Rogue 2021 Nissan Rogue


Diesel’s Not Done Yet: Cummins Explores Cylinder Deactivation

Despite the switch to low-sulfur fuel and ever more stringent emissions regulations around the world, compression ignition technology still gets a bad rap, tarnishing the remaining crop of diesel engine offerings despite their fuel economy advantages. In the world of heavy duty pickups and large commercial vehicles, it’s a case of diesel or what else? […] The post Diesel’s Not Done Yet: Cummins Explores Cylinder Deactivation appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Engines, Diesel, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Cummins, News Blog, Heavy Duty, Cylinder Deactivation


Report: 2021 Cadillac Escalade to Offer Extra MPGs for No Extra Dollars

While it remains to be seen whether the revamped 2021 Cadillac Escalade enters production on schedule this summer, other details about General Motors’s loftiest SUV have begun leaking out. One item concerns the vehicle’s price, while the other tidbit might interest those who have a difficult time separating their eco-consciousness from their economic reality. As […] The post Report: 2021 Cadillac Escalade to Offer Extra MPGs for No Extra Dollars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Gm, Autos, Engines, Diesel, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade, News Blog, 2021 Cadillac Escalade


More Power on the Way for Kia Stinger?

It’s a car-heavy day here at TTAC, and thank God for that. These vehicles still exist, and it seems automakers who stubbornly continue to field ’em haven’t given up on the idea of improving three-box products. That said, it’s hard to think of a mainstream automaker that offers more choice in cars than Kia Motors, […] The post More Power on the Way for Kia Stinger? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Kia, Kia Motors, Stinger, Sedans, News Blog, TTAC, Product Planning, Kia Stinger