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GM Teases Part of Its EV Plans at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show, typically held in Las Vegas in January, is virtual this year. Because of the coronavirus, as I am sure you’d expect. Tuesday’s keynote speech came from General Motors and following up on the launch of a new logo last week – one meant to work in concert with the company’s electric-vehicle […] The post GM Teases Part of Its EV Plans at CES appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Gm, Autos, Las Vegas, Chevrolet, EVs, Future Cars, Cadillac, Buick, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Infotainment Trends Upwards, Along with Distracted Driving?

The automotive infotainment operating system (OS) market is projected to grow by $247.84 million during 2021-2025, progressing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Automotive infotainment OS’s act as both a differentiator and cost savings, as demand has grown for automotive infotainment in entry-level and mid-segment vehicles. Niche players are driving automotive infotainment OS market […] The post Infotainment Trends Upwards, Along with Distracted Driving? appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Technology, Os, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Operating Systems, Infotainment, Connected Vehicles, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Ford Bronco Production Delay Update: May 3 is Target Date

  Late last year we reported that thanks to the coronavirus and its impact on suppliers, Ford Bronco production would be delayed, saying “customers will receive a delivery window in May 2021. First customer deliveries will now begin in summer 2021 instead of spring 2021.” A new report from a forum has given us a […] The post Ford Bronco Production Delay Update: May 3 is Target Date appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Ford Bronco, News Blog, Future Vehicles, 2021 Ford Bronco, Production Delays, Coronavirus, Covid19, Ford Bronco Production Delay Update, Ford Bronco Production


Report: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 392 Rubicon Priced at Nearly $80K

We know the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 392 Rubicon and its 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque is on its way to market. Now we have an inkling on price. The gang over at Jalopnik has screenshots of a forum post showing an order sheet that lists the order code as “27X” and the MSRP […] The post Report: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 392 Rubicon Priced at Nearly $80K appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Jalopnik, Pricing, Jeep, Reports, Hemi, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Wrangler, 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392


Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing?

Apple has targeted 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include proprietary self-driving and battery technologies, according to Reuters. Project Titan, The iPad creator’s automotive effort, started in 2014 with the goal of Apple designing its own vehicle. Apple later scaled back the effort to shift its focus elsewhere. Doug Field, an Apple veteran […] The post Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Global, Green, Electric Vehicles, Other, Autos, EVs, Connected Vehicles, Platforms, Alternative Energy, Reuters, Icar, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Project Titan


The Auto Enthusiast’s Realistic Christmas Wish List for the North American Auto Industry in 2020

French hot hatches. Affordable full-size wagons. Manual-shift rear-wheel-drive sports sedans under $30,000. Production versions of the Chevrolet Code 130R, Dodge Hornet, and Ford Start. The reincarnation of Isuzu’s VehiCROSS and Trooper. Standard-of-the-world Cadillac sedans and ordinary BMWs that drive as well as modern Cadillacs. A hiatus on coupe funerals. My unrealistic auto writer’s Christmas wish […] The post The Auto Enthusiast’s Realistic Christmas Wish List for the North American Auto I...
Tags: Opinion, Sales, Rants, Industry, Ford, Editorials, Autos, New Cars, Cadillac, Isuzu, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Holiday Wishlist, North American Auto Industry


Volkswagen Passat Receives Date of Execution; VW Shifts Production Power Away From Lame Sedan

It’s been five weeks since I opined VW should cancel the Arteon and the North American Passat, and replace both with the European Passat instead. Late last week, Volkswagen complied with part of my request. They must read TTAC! As reported by Ward’s Auto, the Passat will exit Volkswagen’s North American lineup after the 2023 […] The post Volkswagen Passat Receives Date of Execution; VW Shifts Production Power Away From Lame Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Sales, Industry, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, EVs, New Cars, Imports, Ward, Volkswagen Passat, Sedans, News Blog, Future Vehicles


2022 Subaru BRZ Makes Evolutionary Changes, Gets a Power Bump

The new 2022 Subaru BRZ is here, and it’s …. not all that different. Retaining its overall shape, the car gets updated looks, what Subaru claims is better handling (as always, have to wait until we drive it to verify), new interior duds, a 50-percent increase in torsional stiffness, and more powah. Power is bumped […] The post 2022 Subaru BRZ Makes Evolutionary Changes, Gets a Power Bump appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News, Autos, New Cars, Subaru, Future Cars, Subaru BRZ, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Brz, 2022 Subaru BRZ


2022 Honda Civic Will Debut on Twitch

I’ve long resisted being the kind of person who could have The Simpsons “old man yells at cloud” jpeg thrown at me. Figuratively speaking, of course, since you can’t really throw a jpeg. My reaction to the announcement that the unveiling of the 2022 Honda Civic will take place on Twitch is dangerously close to […] The post 2022 Honda Civic Will Debut on Twitch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Twitch, New Cars, Future Cars, Honda Civic, Civic, News Blog, Future Vehicles, 2022 Honda Civic


Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas City Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ford is set to debut its new E-Transit electric van tomorrow. An announcement was made yesterday regarding the Transit’s production location. And the new van brings along some cash, and jobs as well. Claycomo, Missouri is now the confirmed production location of the E-Transit, as announced by […] The post Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas City Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Sales, Industry, Transit, Ford, Efficiency, Autos, North America, Kansas City, EVs, Green Cars, Electric Cars, New Cars, Ev, Ford Transit, Claycomo Missouri


Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ford is set to debut its new E-Transit electric van tomorrow. An announcement was made yesterday regarding the Transit’s production location. And the new van brings along some cash, and jobs as well. Claycomo, Kansas is now the confirmed production location of the E-Transit, as announced by […] The post Ford’s Upcoming E-Transit is Kansas Resident, Means $100M Plant Investment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Sales, Industry, Transit, Ford, Efficiency, Autos, Kansas, North America, EVs, Green Cars, Electric Cars, New Cars, Ev, Ford Transit, News Blog


2021 Land Rover Discovery – British Refreshment

I don’t much care for tea, unless I am sick. Some folks find it refreshing, though. And tea time is a thing in Britain. Speaking of British things, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery is refreshed. Tea, Britain, Land Rover, refreshment – that’s a bit of a Mad lib there. It’s been a long day. Anyway, […] The post 2021 Land Rover Discovery – British Refreshment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Discovery, Britain, Autos, Land Rover, New Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Land Rover Discovery, 2021 Land Rover Discovery, Tea Britain Land Rover


Report: Land Rover Considering More Oomph for Defender

The rumor mill is always, always churning. Some stuff turns out to be true, some not, but some reports catch my eye more than others. Dropping eight cylinders of fury into the two-door version of the Land Rover Defender 90 is something that gets me to perk up. Even if it’s an unconfirmed rumor as […] The post Report: Land Rover Considering More Oomph for Defender appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rumors, Land Rover, New Cars, Land Rover Defender, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Rumor Mill, Shoulda Had A V8, Land Rover Defender 90, V8s


Subaru BRZ Launch Date Revealed

We’ve already reported that a new Subaru BRZ is on the way. Now we have a date for the unveil. It’s two weeks from today, on Nov. 18, according to this forum report. We have a good idea what’s new — vents aft of the front wheels and new taillamps — and the rest will […] The post Subaru BRZ Launch Date Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rumors, Toyota, New Cars, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Brz, 2022 Subaru BRZ


2022 Volkswagen Golf R – Hail the Halo Car

Volkswagen’s Golf R has always sat among the top of the hot-hatch class, along with the Subaru WRX STI and Honda Civic Type R. And it’s re-done for 2022. The big news here is an increase of nearly 30 horsepower – 27 to be precise – to 315. Torque from the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with […] The post 2022 Volkswagen Golf R – Hail the Halo Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Honda, New Cars, Future Cars, Volkswagen Golf, VW Golf R, Volkswagen Golf R, VW Golf, Subaru WRX STI, Hot Hatches, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Bugatti Bolide’s Claimed Nurburing Time Isn’t Real

The Bugatti Bolide Concept, which is a track-focused supercar has impressive numbers. An 8.0-liter W16 engine, 1,824 horsepower, 1,364 lb-ft of torque, a power-to-weight ratio of 0.67 kg/PS, and a weight of 1,240 kilograms — all dazzle. Another impressive number — the claimed 3:07.1 lap time around LeMans and 5:23.1 around the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife. Problem is, those […] The post Bugatti Bolide’s Claimed Nurburing Time Isn’t Real appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bolide, Concepts, Bugatti, Shenanigans, Nurburgring, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Bugatti Bolide


Porsche Has Prolific Plans

A VIN decoder that has hit one of our parent company’s forums suggests that Porsche has prolific plans for 2021. New models/trims include a Taycan Cross Turismo, Taycan Cross Turismo 4S, Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo, Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S, 911 (992) GT3, 911 (992) GT3 Touring, 718 Boxster 25 Year Edition, and more. Whew. […] The post Porsche Has Prolific Plans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, New Cars, Forums, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Porsche Taycan, Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, Taycan Cross Turismo Taycan Cross Turismo


2021 Jaguar E-Pace Gets the Knife

The Jaguar E-Pace (which is not the electric one, that’s the I-Pace) gets a refresh for 2021. Yeah, that’s right. It’s another mild refresh story! It’s the time of year that model changeover begins in earnest, and there’s been no auto shows since February, so instead of a slew of these stories hitting during the […] The post 2021 Jaguar E-Pace Gets the Knife appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, New Cars, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, E-Pace, Jaguar E-Pace, Mid-cycle Refreshes, 2021 Jaguar E-pace


2021 Dodge Challenger to Get More Wide-Booty Bodies

The next Dodge Challenger will have a bit more junk in the trunk, at least in terms of available wide-body options. The wide-body option will be available on the R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 versions of the next Challenger. Currently it’s only available on the R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat/Hellcat Redeye models. […] The post 2021 Dodge Challenger to Get More Wide-Booty Bodies appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Dodge, New Cars, Dodge Challenger, Challenger, News Blog, Future Vehicles, SRT, Widebody, 2021 Dodge Challenger


No Donut Doors for 2021 Ford Bronco, According to Report

You’ve seen those two-door 2021 Ford Broncos with doors that have a cutout in the middle. They’re called donut doors, because, well, they look like a donut, kind of. They look cool. Unfortunately, they won’t make production for safety reasons, according to a report. Ford had never actually said the doors would make production, but […] The post No Donut Doors for 2021 Ford Bronco, According to Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, Off-road, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford Broncos, 2021 Ford Bronco, Donut Doors, Tubular Doors


Subaru Forester Expands Engine Options — in Japan

Subaru is adding a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to the Forester. Great news if you were verklempt over the discontinuation of the 250-horsepower turbo-four after 2019. And if you live in Japan. This mill is part of the new engine family called CB18 and makes 175 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. That’s a few ponies […] The post Subaru Forester Expands Engine Options — in Japan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Rumors, Subaru, Subaru Forester, Forester, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Japanese market


QOTD: What’s Your Take on the Hummer?

It’s been Hummer week around these parts, as the GMC Hummer EV finally made its debut on Tuesday night. We’ve had a whole slew of stories up — but I wanted to get a sense of what you, the B and B, think of it. Yes, many of you chimed in on the main news […] The post QOTD: What’s Your Take on the Hummer? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Qotd, Gmc, Hummer, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Question of the Day, GMC Hummer EV, Hummer EV


GMC Has No Hummer EV Test Mules Yet

You likely know that lead times in the automotive industry are long when it comes to developing new or significantly redesigned models. You also likely know that one of the reasons for the long lead times is that automakers spend a lot of time testing prototypes, putting untold numbers of miles on test mules on […] The post GMC Has No Hummer EV Test Mules Yet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, New Cars, Gmc, Hummer, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Corvette C8, GMC Hummer EV, Hummer EV, Launch Times


Hummer Edition 1 Already Gone

So, you liked that new GMC Hummer EV you saw last night, either on these pages or during the World Series. You want one, and you’ve got the scratch to plunk down over $110K and the patience to wait for the first builds a year from now. Well, if you’re planning to reserve a Hummer […] The post Hummer Edition 1 Already Gone appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, New Cars, Gmc, Hummer, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Sell Outs, GMC Hummer EV, Edition 1, Gmc Hummer Ev Edition 1


2022 GMC Hummer EV: This is It [UPDATED]

It’s been teased, it’s been leaked, and now it’s here. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is no longer cloaked under wraps. We already knew, or at least had a good idea, about some of the specs, and GMC is confirming an estimate of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Two drive units and up […] The post 2022 GMC Hummer EV: This is It [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, New Cars, Gmc, Ev, Hummer, News Blog, Future Vehicles, New Trucks, GMC Hummer EV, Hummer EV


2022 GMC Hummer EV: This is It

It’s been teased, it’s been leaked, and now it’s here. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is no longer cloaked under wraps. We already knew, or at least had a good idea, about some of the specs, and GMC is confirming an estimate of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Two drive units and three […] The post 2022 GMC Hummer EV: This is It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, New Cars, Gmc, Ev, Hummer, News Blog, Future Vehicles, New Trucks, GMC Hummer EV, Hummer EV


Oops: Hummer Leaks Just Hours Before Reveal

Tonight’s a big night for baseball fans — it marks game one of the World Series. This particular WS is one many thought might not happen. GMC is taking advantage of the spotlight on the sport to take the wraps off of the new Hummer EV tonight. Except an online ad has spilled the beans. […] The post Oops: Hummer Leaks Just Hours Before Reveal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Leaks, New Cars, Future Cars, Gmc, Whoopsie Daisy, Hummer, News Blog, Future Vehicles, GMC Hummer EV, GMC Hummer


Karma Ahead: Docs Preview Karma’s Future

Remember Fisker, which eventually became Karma? Well, the company is still kickin’, and a document made its way to a forum run by our parent company that suggests the company has several vehicles planned for over the next few years. Including, possibly, a pickup truck. VIN decoding shows that five product lines are planned: Revero […] The post Karma Ahead: Docs Preview Karma’s Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Karma, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Future Cars, Fisker, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Report: Next Ford Raptor to be SuperCrew Only

Ford’s Raptor is one tough truck, and it has new competition, thanks to the Ram TRX. Not only that, but the F-150 on which it’s based is new for 2021. So it figures, then, that a new Raptor is on the way. And this one might be available only in a SuperCrew configuration. Maybe not […] The post Report: Next Ford Raptor to be SuperCrew Only appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, F-150 Raptor, Raptor, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford Raptor, Rumor Mill, Supercrew


Could Next Toyota Land Cruiser, If There is One, Get a GR Trim?

The Toyota Land Cruiser is dead. Long live the Toyota Land Cruiser? The saga of the Land Cruiser is getting confusing. First, we picked up on reporting from Motor Authority that suggested the LC will soon be sent to the great junkyard in the sky, although the Lexus version will soldier on. Part of that […] The post Could Next Toyota Land Cruiser, If There is One, Get a GR Trim? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Autos, Rumors, Toyota, Speculation, Toyota Land Cruiser, Motor Authority, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Land Cruiser, Gazoo Racing, Toyota GR, Gr