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Why Did Honda Pair With GM on EVs?

Last month, we wrote up the news that Honda will be working on a battery-electric vehicle called the Prologue — not to be mixed up with the Prelude — and the company would work with General Motors, using GM’s Ultium battery packs. Why would Honda, known especially for engine development, pair with GM? To refresh […] The post Why Did Honda Pair With GM on EVs? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Honda, Partnerships, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Prologue, Ultium, Honda Prologue


Biden Fuel Rules Unveiled, Will Exceed Obama’s Goals

The Biden administration is proposing a return to the Obama-era fuel-economy regulations over five years. After that, the rules will get tougher, with the goal of getting 40 percent of American drivers into electric vehicles. The exact numbers, which would come from the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, haven’t yet been finalized. […] The post Biden Fuel Rules Unveiled, Will Exceed Obama’s Goals appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Joe Biden, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Biden, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions, Department Of Transportation, Fuel Economy, Trump, Emissions Standards, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Report: Chevrolet Camaro to Be Replaced By Electric Muscle Sedan

The Chevrolet Camaro might be slated to be replaced in 2024 by an electric sedan bearing the same moniker. Cue the outrage from traditionalists who insist that even an electric Camaro should be a coupe/convertible and not a sedan. Your author shares that sentiment. It’s one thing for pony cars to move away from muscular, […] The post Report: Chevrolet Camaro to Be Replaced By Electric Muscle Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chevrolet, EVs, Camaro, Future Cars, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet SS, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Electric Muscle Sedan


Could Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon Come to U.S.?

Wagons are generally considered not viable in the U.S. Just about every recent wagon model has failed, though there are exceptions, usually for crossovers that straddle the line between wagon and wagon-like (Subaru, looking in your direction). Even the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, which this author found quite sexy, was sent packing. All that said, Mercedes-Benz […] The post Could Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon Come to U.S.? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, New Cars, Subaru, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Forbidden Fruit, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar XF Sportbrake, C-Class, U S Just, C-class All-terrain, Mercedes-benz C-class All-terrain


Locked Up: Mercedes-Benz to Charge for Access to EQS’ Rear-Wheel Steering

If you want the more-advanced version of the rear-wheel steering system on the Mercedes-Benz EQS, and you live in Germany, prepare to pony up to unlock the software. It will cost you about $575 a year to get an over-the-air update that will unlock the 10-degree rear-wheel-steering system. Unless you sign up for a three-year […] The post Locked Up: Mercedes-Benz to Charge for Access to EQS’ Rear-Wheel Steering appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, MB, Software, Industry, Autos, Subscriptions, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Brave New World, Benz, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Otas, Car subscriptions, Mercedes Benz EQS, Mb Eqs


Super Cruise While Towing on Way to GM Trucks

As part of an announcement that the 2022 GMC Sierra would receive GM’s Super Cruise “hands-free driving-assistance” system (GM’s phrasing, not ours), GM confirmed that the system will work while towing and trailering. The Sierra won’t be the only GM product getting Super Cruise. The system is already available on some Cadillacs, the Chevrolet Bolt […] The post Super Cruise While Towing on Way to GM Trucks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, Sierra, New Cars, Cadillac, Gmc, GMC Sierra, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Towing, Super Cruise, GM Trucks, Trailering, 2022 Gmc Sierra


Meet the Mk8: Volkswagen Launches Next GTI, Golf R at 2021 Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen’s base Golf may be dead, at least in America, but the performance-oriented GTI and Golf R are on their way to pick up the slack. The 2022 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R have been unveiled in the flesh (or sheetmetal, as it were) at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show. The Mk8 cars look promising […] The post Meet the Mk8: Volkswagen Launches Next GTI, Golf R at 2021 Chicago Auto Show appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Chicago, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, Future Cars, Chicago Auto Show, GTI, Volkswagen Golf R, Volkswagen GTI, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Golf R, Mk8, 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, 2022 Volkswagen GTI


Opinion: EV Shift Will Require Philosophical Blend

A little under two weeks ago, yours truly wrote about President Joe Biden’s plans for cutting tailpipe emissions and helping to encourage the shift to electric vehicles. I laid out three basic philosophies that are at play in the debate as to how best move consumers en masse from internal-combustion-engine cars to EVs. Here’s how […] The post Opinion: EV Shift Will Require Philosophical Blend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Joe Biden, Rants, Editorials, Autos, EVs, Electric Cars, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Market Philosophies


Mazda Puts Rotary Range Extender on Hold

Mazda had planned to bring back the rotary engine as part of a range-extender for an electrified vehicle. That plan is paused, at least for now. Instead, it appears the rotary engine will return as a power assist for plug-in hybrids as well as series hybrids. “We are still considering using rotary engine as a […] The post Mazda Puts Rotary Range Extender on Hold appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Future Cars, Mazda, Automotive News, Rotary, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Mazda MX-30


Ram EV Appears Imminent for 2024 Model Year

Lost in the shuffle about Stellantis’ EV Day yesterday — and the weird slogans, especially the Dodge eMuscle thing — was another bit of news we weren’t able to get to yesterday. Ram has an EV truck planned for 2024. It’s all part of Stellantis’ plan to have EV coverage in every segment by 2030. […] The post Ram EV Appears Imminent for 2024 Model Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Ram, Autos, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ram 1500, Product Planning, 1500, Ford Lightning, Stellantis, Ev Trucks, Ram Ev


Dodge Promises First-ever Muscle EV, Dusts off Retro Logo

Stellantis made many announcements yesterday at its “EV Day 2021” event, first and foremost a big commitment to EVs going forward. The second most important thing involved the super cringe slogans for each brand. But there was also a Dodge-specific announcement, which promised the first-ever EV muscle car, and the resurrection of a long-dead logo. […] The post Dodge Promises First-ever Muscle EV, Dusts off Retro Logo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Ram, Autos, Dodge, EVs, Jeep, Electrification, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Muscle Car, Retro Logo, 2020s, Stellantis, EV day


Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Shown, Specs to Come

As part of Stellantis’ EV Day, Jeep just unveiled the Grand Cherokee 4xe. Sort of. It’s the automotive-launch equivalent of a harried journalist sending his editor a story marked “TK” — which in copy-editing lingo means “to come”. For Jeep, it means that we can see the 4xe plug-in hybrid, unmasked, but know almost nothing […] The post Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Shown, Specs to Come appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jeep, Grand Cherokee, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4xe, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe


Stellantis Makes Big EV Promises. Can It Keep Them?

  It’s EV Day at Stellantis. And boy, is there a lot to chew over. Stellantis lays out plans to invest more than €30 billion through 2025 on electrification. Those plans include a target of over 70 percent of European sales being low-emissions vehicles in Europe, along with over 40 percent in the U.S. The company […] The post Stellantis Makes Big EV Promises. Can It Keep Them? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Ram, Autos, Dodge, EVs, Jeep, Electrification, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Stellantis, EV day


BMW 2-Series Coupe Gains Size, Loses the Stick

Once again, the #savethemanuals crowd weeps. And with good reason — the BMW 2-Series, which I remember being quite wonderful to drive the last time I piloted one (it’s been a few years) — will be going automatic only. That’s not the only change. It’s longer, lower, wider, and the styling is refreshed. Hitting dealers […] The post BMW 2-Series Coupe Gains Size, Loses the Stick appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, BMW 2-Series, 2-Series


2023 Kia Sportage Slated for Updates, U.S. Specs Unclear

Kia’s Sportage has slipped a bit below the radar recently, thanks to the brand’s mega-popular Telluride and a strong media push to get the news about the new Sorento out there. Yet it hasn’t been forgotten. Indeed, it’s slated for updates for 2023. Parsing the details is a bit tricky, as Kia’s press release is […] The post 2023 Kia Sportage Slated for Updates, U.S. Specs Unclear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Kia, New Cars, Telluride, Future Cars, Kia Sportage, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Sportage, 2023 Kia Sportage, Kia Sportage Slated for Updates U S Specs Unclear


Biden’s EV Strategy is More Stick Than Carrot

There are competing philosophies when it comes to shifting the market to electric vehicles. There’s the free-market philosophy, which says the market will get there on its own. There’s the incentive philosophy, which suggests incentivizing consumers will accelerate the transition away from the internal combustion engine. Consider that one to be the carrot approach. Finally, […] The post Biden’s EV Strategy is More Stick Than Carrot appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulations, Joe Biden, Industry, Autos, Biden, Donald Trump, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Fuel Economy Standards, Emission Regulations


Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Range Confirmed

The range numbers are out for Ford’s highest-performance Mustang Mach-E. The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT (say that five times fast) and Mach-E GT Performance Edition have maximum ranges of 270 and 260 miles, respectively. Not bad for an EV that Ford promised will hit 60 mph from a dead stop in 3.5 seconds, thanks in […] The post Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Range Confirmed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, EVs, New Cars, Mustang, Ford Mustang Mach, Range, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Mustang Mach-E, Ford Mustang Mach-E, ford mustang mach-e GT, ford mustang mach-e GT performance edition


Leaked Docs Show Honda Civic Hatch, Si On-Sale Dates

Leaked Honda marketing materials seem to show when the Honda Civic hatchback and hopped-up Si trim will go on sale. The docs don’t confirm specs, though we already know the hatch will offer a manual transmission. But we now know the hatchback hits stores in September and the performance-tuned Si is slated to follow by […] The post Leaked Docs Show Honda Civic Hatch, Si On-Sale Dates appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Autos, Leaks, Honda, New Cars, Future Cars, Si, Honda Civic, Civic, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Civic Si, Honda Civic SI, 2022 Honda Civic


Report: Ford Will Make a “Splash”

Our corporate siblings have stumbled across a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that seems to suggest Ford will be bringing back the “Splash” name. It could be set for use with either the Ranger and/or the all-new Maverick. The application says it’s for: “Motor vehicles, namely, automobiles, pick-up trucks, electric […] The post Report: Ford Will Make a “Splash” appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Splash, New Cars, Ranger, Maverick, U S Patent and Trademark Office, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford Maverick, Everything old is new again, Ford Ranger Splash, Ford Splash


Save the Manuals: 2022 Honda Civic Hatch Will Have Three Pedals

Honda has sent us a teaser pic of the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback, seen above, but buried in a press release that’s mostly filled with the usual P.R. spin is this nugget: “An available, fun-to-drive 6-speed manual transmission.” Yep, the stick ain’t totally dead yet. The release is light on specs — full details won’t be […] The post Save the Manuals: 2022 Honda Civic Hatch Will Have Three Pedals appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, New Cars, Future Cars, Honda Civic, Civic, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Save the Manuals, Savethemanuals, 2022 Honda Civic


QOTD: Feeling the Ford Maverick Hype?

Are you ready? Are you excited? Or do you just not care? I speak, of course, about the Ford Maverick — which was teased yesterday and will be unveiled in full next week. A Ford mini-truck has some of our staff quite excited, while others are indifferent. I lean toward the latter camp for now, […] The post QOTD: Feeling the Ford Maverick Hype? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, Qotd, Future Cars, Maverick, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford Maverick, Question of the Day


2022 Buick Enclave Gets Rough and Tough

It seems unlikely that 2022 Buick Enclave buyers asked for a more-aggressive/more-masculine face for its popular three-row crossover, but who knows what’s said in focus groups convened in windowless conference rooms — or, over the past year, over Zoom. Whatever the case, Buick has bestowed the Enclave with rough-and-tumble looks that sharpen the rounded design […] The post 2022 Buick Enclave Gets Rough and Tough appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Buick, Buick Enclave, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Enclave, Refreshes, 2022 Buick Enclave


QOTD: What Hath Toyota Wrought?

Yesterday we brought you a bit on the Toyota product blitz. While most of it was relatively small in terms of news impact — two special-edition Tacomas, a special Supra, and the refreshed and updated GR86. The big news was the Corolla Cross crossover (say that five times fast) and, arguably, the bZX4 BEV Concept […] The post QOTD: What Hath Toyota Wrought? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Qotd, Supra, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Question of the Day, Corolla Cross, toyota bZX4 BEV concept


Toyota Unveils Corolla Cross, Next GR86, and More

Toyota is on a product blitz today. Our man Chris is in Texas today, learning more about what the automaker has planned, and while he eats all the shrimp talks to brand folks about it, I’ll give you the newsier skinny. Let’s start with the big one — the Corolla Cross. Sharing a platform with […] The post Toyota Unveils Corolla Cross, Next GR86, and More appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Chris, Future Cars, Corolla, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Corolla, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Trd Pro, Product Planning, Toyota Tacoma Trd Pro, Toyota Corolla Cross, toyota bZX4 BEV concept


BorgWarner’s eTurbo Powers High-Voltage Hybrids

BorgWarner’s eTurbo will power the high-voltage hybrid vehicle of an undisclosed major European OEM. BorgWarner’s electric boosting technology increases engine efficiency and performance while meeting emissions regulations. This will be the first application of its electrically-assisted turbocharger in a high-voltage hybrid. “Our eTurbo with integrated power electronics is able to deliver electrified boost assistance and recuperation […] The post BorgWarner’s eTurbo Powers High-Voltage Hybrids a...
Tags: Technology, Sales, Industry, Autos, New Cars, Hybrid, BorgWarner, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, eTurbo, European OEM, High-voltage Hybrid


Toyota Financial Results for 2021 Revealed

Last week, Toyota financial results for the fiscal year that ended March 31st were announced. Vehicle sales totaled 7,646,000, a decrease of 1,309,000 units, or a little less than 15 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. Net revenue was $256.7 billion, an 8.8 percent decrease. Operating income decreased from $22.6 billion to $20.7 billion, […] The post Toyota Financial Results for 2021 Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Annual Report, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, New Vehicles, BEVs, HEVs, Carbon Neutrality, Toyota Financial


2021 Acura TLX Type S Pricing Revealed [UPDATED]

Ford’s Lightning has stolen the spotlight this week, but another hotly anticipated vehicle is jumping around and waving its arms (metaphorically speaking, as cars don’t have arms) to remind buyers it exists and goes on sale soon. That vehicle is the 2021 Acura TLX Type S. Pricing will start at $52,300, not including the $1,025 […] The post 2021 Acura TLX Type S Pricing Revealed [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, Acura, Acura TLX, News Blog, Future Vehicles, TLX, Acura TLX Type S, 2021 Acura TLX Type S, Acura TLX Type S Pricing


2021 Acura TLX Type S Pricing Revealed

Ford’s Lightning has stolen the spotlight this week, but another hotly anticipated vehicle is jumping around and waving its arms (metaphorically speaking, as cars don’t have arms) to remind buyers it exists and goes on sale soon. That vehicle is the 2021 Acura TLX Type S. Pricing will start at $52,300, not including the $1,025 […] The post 2021 Acura TLX Type S Pricing Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, Acura, Acura TLX, News Blog, Future Vehicles, TLX, Acura TLX Type S, 2021 Acura TLX Type S, Acura TLX Type S Pricing


Ford Claims 20K Lightning Reservations Already

The Ford F-150 Lightning has been the hot topic of the day in the auto world since its unveiling last night, and we here at TTAC HQ are no exception. Just this morning, our Slack discussion was about the truck’s sales potential. We came to the not-at-all surprising conclusion that yes, it will sell. Early […] The post Ford Claims 20K Lightning Reservations Already appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, F-150, Lightning, EVs, New Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Electric trucks, Ford Lightning, Ford F-150 Lightning


Electric Ford Lightning Finally Strikes

Lightning does strike twice, apparently, but perhaps not in quite the same way each time. The Ford F-150 Lightning was once a hi-po street rod with power coming from a V8 engine. Now, however, the truck is all-electric. We teased it last week, and President Joe Biden got to drive it yesterday, even breaking the […] The post Electric Ford Lightning Finally Strikes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Joe Biden, Ford, Autos, Lightning, EVs, New Cars, Future Cars, Electric Ford, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford F-150, Electric trucks, Ford Lightning, Ford F-150 Lightning, F-`50