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Detail Drip: BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan, Crossover

This certainly won’t be of interest to people living in Tim Cain’s neighborhood, or indeed your own, but it just might be for the legions of North Americans who tell survey peddlers that they’re totally considering an electric vehicle for their next purchase. Note: telling a surveyor  you’re considering an EV purchase is as weighty […] The post Detail Drip: BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan, Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, BMW iNext, Tim Cain, BMW iX3, BMW i4, BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan Crossover


Volkswagen Arteon Continues Slow Track to U.S.; EPA Numbers Released

Revealed what seems like ages ago, Volkswagen’s upcoming flagship car will arrive in the U.S. as a 2019 model — halfway through 2019. Bearing the inelegant name Arteon, the new range-topper had its boat trip delayed by a new European test cycle that impacted the certification and release of numerous German vehicles. It could be […] The post Volkswagen Arteon Continues Slow Track to U.S.; EPA Numbers Released appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Fuel Economy, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon, EPA Numbers Released


Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan

That didn’t take long, did it? In a Friday morning announcement, General Motors said it plans to bring a second electric product to the Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit, home to the Chevrolet Bolt. Forget Buick and Cadillac, too. This Bolt-based product is destined to carry the bowtie badge. Details of the upcoming model […] The post Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric vehicles, EVs, Future Vehicles, General Motors, GM, Orion, Orion Assembly, Product Planning


Next-generation Fiat 500 Confirmed As Electric Only, Old Model Will Stick Around

Following reports that the Fiat 500 would see the inclusion of a new all-electric powertrain in 2020, Fiat Chrysler has confirmed the model will actually become a dedicated EV — foregoing internal combustion entirely. While the vehicle’s overall dimensions are to be retained, FCA chief marketing officer Olivier François said the small car would place additional emphasis […] The post Next-generation Fiat 500 Confirmed As Electric Only, Old Model Will Stick Around appeared first on The Truth About...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Fca, Autos, Fiat, Fiat 500, EVs, Geneva Motor Show, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Geneva Auto Show, Olivier Francois, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, New Models, Centoventi concept


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


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


Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon

Everyone’s favourite Danish designer has put his plans for an electric performance sedan on hold, turning his attention instead to an affordable, mass-market electric SUV. Half a century ago, the foremost automotive trend was ordinary family cars stuffed to the gills with huge, fuel-sucking V8s. Today, if you’re not planning a bland, long-range EV with […] The post Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Henrik Fisker, EVs, SUVs, Fisker, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Fisker Inc


Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time

I’m not sure what the kids say these days, but Ford’s troll game was on-point Thursday night. As legions of fans and detractors took to their computers to watch the unveiling of Tesla’s upcoming Model Y crossover … at 11 p.m. Eastern time … Ford Motor Company figured it would help people pass the time […] The post Millions Thank Ford for Its Help During a Trying Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Hybrids, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Tesla Model Y: Industry Watchers Remain Cynical As Fans Gird Their Loins

Perhaps to give journalists a taste of what it’s like to be a Tesla reservation holder, Tesla’s Model Y launch event, scheduled for 11 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, started late. When it did, CEO Elon Musk launched into a rundown of his company’s well-documented history. There were a few admissions during his speech, including this […] The post Tesla Model Y: Industry Watchers Remain Cynical As Fans Gird Their Loins appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, New Cars, Model Y, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Tesla Model Y


People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles

You can’t tell the masses that, if they can’t afford the latest and greatest green vehicle, they should get used to riding a bike or a bus. Volkswagen seems to realize that. As it prepares an even larger complement of electric vehicles than originally thought, the automaker isn’t forgetting the little guy. VW plans to […] The post People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, City Cars, Volkswagen I.D, Low-priced Cars


New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name

In its big February plant and product announcement, Fiat Chrysler said its Mack Avenue engine facility will give way to SUV production, describing the first vehicle to emerge from the repurposed plant as a “three-row, full-size Jeep SUV.” Given that the next-generation Grand Cherokee will also call the plant home, and that the two models […] The post New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Heritage, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Product Planning, Nameplates, Mack Avenue


It’s Looking Like the Next Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Gas-only

Honda’s hottest front-driver, the Civic Type R, may be homeless once the company’s Swindon, UK assembly plant closes in 2022, but its future will not end there. Based on comments made at the Geneva Motor Show, it seems the next-generation model will likely tone down its appearance while accepting a helping hand from electrification. The […] The post It’s Looking Like the Next Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Gas-only appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Hybrids, Geneva Motor Show, Electrification, Honda Civic, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Honda Civic Type R, Civic Type R, Swindon UK assembly


Mazda CX-3 Too Small? Try the CX-30 on for Size

As promised, Mazda threw the sheets off its mystery vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show, revealing a small crossover that’s not too small. The brand’s CX-3 often earns gripes for its diminutive size and limited interior volume, not to mention its middling ground clearance, but until today there was nothing to bridge the gap between CX-3 […] The post Mazda CX-3 Too Small? Try the CX-30 on for Size appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, New Cars, Geneva Motor Show, Mazda, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, CX-30, Mazda CX-30


Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Lurks in Darkness Before Geneva Debut

Automakers across the globe are readying teaser images for models they intend to debut at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show next month. For Subaru, that means the latest addition to its Viziv line of concept vehicles. While initial Viziv concepts were highly conceptual designs, the line has gradually evolved to deliver models more in line […] The post Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Lurks in Darkness Before Geneva Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Auto Shows, Autos, Crossovers, Concept Cars, Subaru, Geneva Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, VIZIV, Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept


Lincoln to Offer Three Flavors of Corsair

It’s nice to write about a vehicle with an honest-to-goodness name, especially one that replaces a vehicle with an alphanumeric name. As it slowly relegates past three-letter combinations to the dustbin of history, Lincoln Motor Company is busy putting the finishing touches on the next product in its utility vehicle offensive: the Corsair, formerly the […] The post Lincoln to Offer Three Flavors of Corsair appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Corsair, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Lincoln Motor Company, Product Planning, Lincoln Corsair, 2020 Lincoln Corsair


One More Thing About That Mazda Crossover…

Amid the hoopla surrounding last week’s Chicago Auto Show and its many new and refreshed trucks and crossovers, Mazda teased a butt shot of a mysterious new crossover bound for a Geneva reveal next month. Mazda’s crossovers, especially the CX-5, garner more enthusiast attention than, say, a Hyundai or Toyota CUV, due to the zoom-zoom […] The post One More Thing About That Mazda Crossover… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Crossovers, Geneva, Hyundai, Chicago Auto Show, Mazda, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Casting a Wider Net: Audi’s EV Push Won’t Ignore the Entry-level Crowd

Audi plans to make a green new deal with premium-minded buyers of limited means. With the brand’s Volkswagen Group parent going all-in on electric vehicles, Audi has access to whatever it needs from mama’s parts bin. This will come in handy. It seems a cheaper, smaller EV is Audi’s next big reveal, with the Golf-sized […] The post Casting a Wider Net: Audi’s EV Push Won’t Ignore the Entry-level Crowd appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Audi, EVs, Platforms, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks: FCA Boss Has a Midsize on His Mind

Between last month’s Detroit show and the ongoing Chicago vehicle extravaganza, pickups trucks currently occupy about 93.7 percent of the average American’s mind. While your author can easily visualize himself in a 2020 Subaru Legacy, that AWD sedan is certainly not the buzz generator in anyone’s social circle. Mike Manley knows trucks, as his company […] The post Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks: FCA Boss Has a Midsize on His Mind appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Trucks


Expect a Performance Hyundai Tucson N, Report Claims

It’s a rumor that’s existed since the debut of Hyundai’s performance N division — the evential debut of a much hotter Tucson compact crossover to pair with N-badged compacts already heading to customers on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, a report claims to have the inside scoop on the existence of just such a […] The post Expect a Performance Hyundai Tucson N, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Atlantic, Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Tucson, Hyundai Tucson, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Hyundai Tucson N, Hyundai Tucson N Report Claims


Will the Aborted Mazda 2 Line Finally Make It Here in Full?

It’s already half here. The Toyota Yaris sedan, formerly the Scion iA, is the rebadged twin of the subcompact Mazda launched in Montreal in 2015. You’ll note that Mazda does not sell a second-generation 2 in North America, making that launch a relatively pointless endeavor for the automaker. Now that Toyota has gone ahead and […] The post Will the Aborted Mazda 2 Line Finally Make It Here in Full? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, North America, Montreal, Mazda, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Toyota Yaris, Subcompact Cars, Mazda 2


Mitsubishi Teases Futuristic Crossover Concept With Odd Name

Mitsubishi is too busy turning the brand around to bother trickling out newsworthy content to the media. Much of what you read in the press relates to how the brand is doing as the newest addition to the Renault-Nissan Alliance, hot takes regarding its marketing decisions, and the occasional update from auto executives on future products. […] The post Mitsubishi Teases Futuristic Crossover Concept With Odd Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Concept Cars, Mitsubishi, Renault Nissan Alliance, Geneva Auto Show, Mitsubishi Motors, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, Engelberg Tourer Concept, Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer


You Won’t Have a Hard Time Spotting the 2020 Toyota Tundra – From the Side, Anyway

This May sees Toyota mark the 20th anniversary of the start of Tundra production. When that happy date arrives, there’s be two full generations of full-size truck memories to look back on. Yes, the Tundra is old, with the current generation bowing for the 2007 model year. A significant refresh came in 2014, with minor […] The post You Won’t Have a Hard Time Spotting the 2020 Toyota Tundra – From the Side, Anyway appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Toyota Tundra, Product Planning, 2020 Toyota Tundra


‘This Is Pretty Much It’: New GM President Acknowledges Cadillac’s Last Chance For Glory

Cadillac is at a crossroads. While the brand has enjoyed growth in Asia, domestic volume never fully recovered from the Great Recession. It’s come back a bit, with sales dipping and rising between years, but hasn’t managed to keep pace with the overall market. As of 2018, Cadillac possesses the lowest share of the U.S. market […] The post ‘This Is Pretty Much It’: New GM President Acknowledges Cadillac’s Last Chance For Glory appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, General Motors, Corporate Strategy, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, Platforms, Cadillac, Electrification, Brand Strategy, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


The Internal Combustion-only Dodge Challenger’s Days Are Numbered, Manley Says

Are the 66,716 Americans who helped take the venerable Dodge Challenger to a new sales record in 2018 just Luddites, rebelling against a rising tide of electrification and autonomy? Maybe, but the era of a Challenger line powered solely by gasoline is drawing to a close. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley addressed the muscle car’s […] The post The Internal Combustion-only Dodge Challenger’s Days Are Numbered, Manley Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Dodge, Hybrid, Fiat Chrysler, Electrification, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, Dodge Charger, Manley, Dodge Challenger, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Dodge Challenger 's Days Are Numbered Manley Says


Lincoln Promises ‘Elegant’ EVs, but Will They be Visible?

Numerous observers walked away from the North American Auto Show, and more specifically Cadillac’s NAIAS Eve unveiling event, wondering whether electric crossovers are even more homogenous looking than their internal combustion brethren. So, when Ford’s North American president, Kumar Galhotra, claims a Lincoln vehicle born of the Ford Mach E (or some similar name) will carry […] The post Lincoln Promises ‘Elegant’ EVs, but Will They be Visible? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Lincoln, EVs, Cadillac, North American Auto Show, Kumar Galhotra, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Ford Mach


Our EVs Will Turn a Profit, Ford Says

As it prepares to launch a battery electric crossover, likely named Mach E, in 2020, Ford’s product boss told Blue Oval fans — and nervous investors — that the company isn’t in the habit of losing money with its products. As such, the upcoming Mustang-inspired crossover, like Ford’s other planned EVs, won’t be Fiat 500e-like […] The post Our EVs Will Turn a Profit, Ford Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Fiat, Trucks, EVs, Blue Oval, Vans, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford F-150, Product Planning


Lexus’ LC Convertible ‘Concept’ Is More Like a Halo in Waiting

Late last year, Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz suggested the automaker, after taking stock of its inventory, might cut some struggling product from its store shelves. It now seems on the verge of adding a new one. Bound for a Detroit debut, the company’s Lexus LC Convertible Concept is not a way-out pipe […] The post Lexus’ LC Convertible ‘Concept’ Is More Like a Halo in Waiting appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Detroit, Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor North America, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Lexus Lc 500, Product Planning, Lexus LC, Concept Vehicles, Lexus LC Convertible Concept, Lexus LC Convertible


Forget About the Flops: Cadillac’s Job Is to Make GM Greener

Remember the Cadillac ELR? Your author saw a single, solitary unit in the wild once, and there’s a good chance a journalist was behind the wheel. Not long for this world, the plug-in hybrid Caddy coupe gave way to the stately (but equally low-volume) CT6 Plug-in, whose death was revealed shortly before that of the […] The post Forget About the Flops: Cadillac’s Job Is to Make GM Greener appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Cadillac, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Volkswagen Considering a Rough-and-tumble Electric

The sky’s apparently the limit when it comes to the variety of vehicles that might emerge from Volkswagen’s dedicated MEB electric architecture. While the automaker’s looming EV onslaught already contains a hatchback, crossover, microbus, panel van, and possible luxury sedan, VW feels something’s missing: a tough, off-road ute. One VW exec is pushing hard to […] The post Volkswagen Considering a Rough-and-tumble Electric appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Electric, EVs, SUVs, Off-Roaders, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Envoy to the Horde: GMC Trademarks a Name From Its Past

Someone at General Motors has been studying the company history books again. Fresh news earlier this year taught us the company is bringing back the storied Blazer nameplate, appending it to a FWD-based crossover in a move that disappointed some fans but will surely delight GM beancounters as they’ll probably sell every one they can […] The post Envoy to the Horde: GMC Trademarks a Name From Its Past appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, SUV, Heritage, 2020, Gm, Autos, Terrain, Yukon, Gmc, Crossover, Naming, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, 2019, Envoy