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And Then There Were Two: Toyota Builds Second Century GRMN

Built for current Toyota patriarch Akio Toyoda, the Century GRMN celebrates both the man and his desire to create a more emotive and performance-driven automaker. With the V12 gone, the standard Toyota Century is powered by a direct-injected, 5.0-liter V8 with a two-stage electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery. The powertrain is good for a […] The post And Then There Were Two: Toyota Builds Second Century GRMN appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury cars, Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Tokyo Auto Salon, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Century, News Blog, GRMN, Gazoo Racing, Gr, Toyota Century GMNR, Century GRMN


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S AWD Review – Sultry Styling, British Quirks

Automotive journalists are often accused of falling in love with wagons just because of their bodystyle. Sometimes, however, a wagon is likable for reasons that have nothing to do with shape. Take the 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Sure, it’s a sexy looking wagon, but Jaguar hasn’t forgotten that there’s more to life that just being […] The post 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S AWD Review – Sultry Styling, British Quirks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Jaguar, Car Reviews, New Cars, Jaguar XF, Jaguar XF Sportbrake, 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Jaguar XF Sportbrake Sure


2020 Volkswagen Golf Spotted at German McDonalds?

Despite the 2020 Volkswagen Golf arriving later this year, VW hasn’t done much to tease it. In fact, the only glimpses we’ve had of it were of the Sasquatch variety — unconfirmed, low-resolution images taken in the wild before the elusive creature vanishes. There’s now another one. Last week, Instagram user johannes.vag captured a couple of […] The post 2020 Volkswagen Golf Spotted at German McDonalds? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Instagram, Vw, Golf, Autos, Leaks, Mcdonalds, Volkswagen, New Cars, Volkswagen Golf, News Blog, Leaked Photos, Product Planning, New Models, Hatchbacks, 2020 Volkswagen Golf, Mk8 Golf


Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Pricing Puts Audi On Notice

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for its new A-Class sedan while throwing the gauntlet Audi’s way. The 2019 A220 starts at $32,500, which happens to be the exact cost of a base A3. The cars even share an identical $995 destination fee. Considering both models feature 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engines producing 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, we […] The post Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Pricing Puts Audi On Notice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Audi, Mercedes Benz, New Cars, Pricing, Daimler, News Blog, Mercedes-benz Cla, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, A Class, Entry Level Luxury, MFA2, A220


Grill Yourself: The 2020 BMW 7 Series

Following leaked images that made the rounds online, BMW has officially taken the wraps off the 2020 7 Series. The latest update to the German manufacturer’s luxury line plays host to an almost comically oversized kidney grille, slimmer headlamps, and some zestier powertrain options. However, before we get into technical and mechanical upgrades, we need to […] The post Grill Yourself: The 2020 BMW 7 Series appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, New Cars, News Blog, Luxury Sedans, 2020 BMW 7 Series, 740i, 750i, German Luxury, M760i


2018 Ford EcoSport Review – Value Doesn’t Excuse the Rush

Ford’s 2018 introduction of the EcoSport is one of the most cynical attempts to quickly capture sales in a suddenly hot category in the long history of automakers trying to do just that.. Challenged to quickly find a way into the fast-growing subcompact crossover class, Ford simply moved the EcoSport – already available in other […] The post 2018 Ford EcoSport Review – Value Doesn’t Excuse the Rush appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Ford Ecosport, EcoSport, 2018 Ford Ecosport, Ford EcoSport Review


Toyota’s Four-cylinder Supra Staying In Japan For Now

While it wasn’t covered during its North American International Auto Show debut, Toyota will build the 2020 Supra with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline-four, in addition to the big 3.0-liter motor we’ve already been promised. According to the manufacturer’s own Supra-centric website, the four banger will come in two flavors — 255 horsepower with 295 lb-ft […] The post Toyota’s Four-cylinder Supra Staying In Japan For Now appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Toyota, Engines, Sports Cars, New Cars, North American International Auto Show, Supra, News Blog, JDM, 2020 Toyota Supra


2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Warm Hatch Debuts in Detroit

When Hyundai announced an “N Line” trim level to complement its N performance sub-brand, we initially presumed it would akin to Chevrolet’s Redline vehicles or Volkswagen’s R-Line. If you’re unfamiliar with these vehicles, they can be summed up by the classic idiom “all show and no go,” and are only a small sample of a broader […] The post 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Warm Hatch Debuts in Detroit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Detroit, Hyundai, New Cars, North American International Auto Show, Naias, Hyundai Elantra, N-Line, Performance Trims, 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line, Warm Hatches


2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition: Driving Machines for a Dwindling Market

Toyota’s Lexus Division made 2018 all about the sedan, hoping to remind the buying public that forgoing cargo space is still possible in this day and age. This year, or at least at this Detroit show, Lexus is all about the two-doors, with a drop-top LC “concept” available for perusal, as well as a brace […] The post 2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition: Driving Machines for a Dwindling Market appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Detroit, New Cars, News Blog, Coupes, Product Planning, Lexus Division, 2020 Lexus LC F, Lexus LC F, Lexus LC F Track Edition


2020 Toyota Supra – Revealed for Real

The teaser parade is over, and the 2020 Toyota Supra is now fully visible to the world. Toyota’s fifth-generation Supra follows the FT-1 Concept, as we all knew, and was developed by Toyota’s GAZOO Racing. Contained within the two-seat sports car is a 335-horsepower (365 lb-ft of torque) 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine, an eight-speed […] The post 2020 Toyota Supra – Revealed for Real appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Autos, Toyota, Sports Cars, New Cars, Supra, Toyota Supra, News Blog, 2020 Toyota Supra


2020 Volkswagen Passat: Fresh Look, Same Car

Volkswagen introduced the new 2020 Passat at the Detroit auto show on Monday, but calling it “new” might not be entirely fair. While the midsize sedan has undergone a complete visual overhaul and received some new technology in the process, its mechanical bits have gone mostly unchanged versus last year’s model. For 2020, Volkswagen modernized […] The post 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Fresh Look, Same Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Detroit, New Cars, North American International Auto Show, Naias, News Blog, Midsize Sedans, Passat, 2020 Volkswagen Passat, Refreshes


2020 Ford Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid: Two Ways To Haul

At the North American International Auto Show Monday, Ford today revealed a pair of extensions to the venerable Explorer line, bolstering the standard trim revealed last week. As expected, the new midsize SUV will be offered in a hybrid version, as well as a high-performance ST flavor. The Ford Explorer ST follows the Edge down […] The post 2020 Ford Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid: Two Ways To Haul appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Ford, Autos, New Cars, SUVs, Ford Explorer, News Blog, 2020 Ford Explorer, NAIAS 2019, Ford Explorer Hybrid, Ford Explorer ST, North American International Auto Show Monday Ford


2020 Kia Telluride: One Word, Folks – ‘America’

Is it possible to be more American that a Kia Telluride? Probably not. Clint Eastwood drove one in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. John Rambo rolled into a small, Northwestern town behind the wheel of one shortly after his repatriation. John Wayne owned two, and the Telluride was the first vehicle to storm […] The post 2020 Kia Telluride: One Word, Folks – ‘America’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Features, Clint Eastwood, Autos, John Wayne, Kia, New Cars, SUVs, Telluride, Kia Motors, Kia Telluride, John Rambo, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Kia Telluride


2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – A Super Snake Without a Stick

The #savethemanuals crowd may weep, but the Ford fanboys will still rejoice. The 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 is here. It’s loud, it’s powerful, it looks cool, and it has no clutch pedal. That’s right. The more than 700 horsepower expected from the 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 will funnel through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission from Tremec. […] The post 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – A Super Snake Without a Stick appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Mustang, Detroit Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, Naias, Shelby, Ford Mustang Shelby, News Blog, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500


Torque of the Town: 2019 Ram Heavy Duty

Last year was a bountiful season for truck fans, with two of the Detroit Three introducing new iterations of their half-ton pickups. The twelve months ahead promise an equal amount of abundance – except this time, OEMs are doling out treats from the Heavy Duty cupboard. Back in September, your humble author opined on this […] The post Torque of the Town: 2019 Ram Heavy Duty appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Autos, Truck, Detroit, New Cars, Laramie, 4x4, Pickup, News Blog, Tradesman, Power Wagon, Ram 2500, Heavy Duty, Ram 3500, Ram HD, 2019 Ram HD


2020 Ford Explorer: Now Rear-drive, This SUV Aims to Blend In

Wednesday night, Ford pulled the wraps off its all-new 2020 Explorer at an event held, quite appropriately, at Detroit’s Ford Field. The model is a complete redesign of America’s all-time best-selling SUV. Since the introduction of the original, Ranger-based Explorer, over eight million units have found American homes. With that heritage in mind, the 2020 […] The post 2020 Ford Explorer: Now Rear-drive, This SUV Aims to Blend In appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Detroit, New Cars, SUVs, Explorer, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Ford Explorer


Nissan Unveils a Leaf That Goes the Distance

Ignoring next week’s North American International Auto Show, Nissan instead chose the high-tech confines of Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show to reveal its latest Leaf. And it’s a Leaf that’s finally able to play with the big boys. Called the Leaf e+, but carrying the Leaf Plus name when it goes on sale in the […] The post Nissan Unveils a Leaf That Goes the Distance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ces, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Nissan, EVs, New Cars, Nissan Leaf, News Blog, Product Planning, Nissan Leaf Plus, Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show


2019 BMW 7 Series Partially Revealed Via Russian Leak

A Russian BMW fan seems to have leaked the new face of the 2019 7 Series on social media over the weekend. While we’d advise any news involving Russia be taken with a grain of salt, it certainly looks like this could be documentation of the sedan’s upcoming facelift. Take special note of the front lip […] The post 2019 BMW 7 Series Partially Revealed Via Russian Leak appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Instagram, Russia, Autos, Leaks, Bmw, New Cars, News Blog, BMW 7 Series, 2019 BMW 7 Series, 7 Series facelift


Atlis Motor Vehicles Punts Another Electric Pickup Into the Auto Arena

It didn’t seem like it was all that long ago when the idea of an electric pickup was patently ridiculous. Now, they’re emerging from the woodwork like an incestuous family of rats. Workhorse first unveiled the W-15 in 2017, Rivian followed with the R1T less than a year later, and Tesla aims to reveal its own […] The post Atlis Motor Vehicles Punts Another Electric Pickup Into the Auto Arena appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, New Cars, Pickup Trucks, News Blog, ZEVs, Electric Pickups, Atlis Motor Vehicles, Atlis Motor Vehicles XT, Atlis XT


2020 Ford Explorer Again Appears in Cop Clothing

After rocking the same design with only minor alterations since 2011, Ford will soon debut an all-new Explorer. Arriving this year as a 2020 model, the model adopts the modular CD6 platform shared with Lincoln’s Aviator, making the new version of the venerable SUV rear-drive biased once again. New powerplants are also on the way. […] The post 2020 Ford Explorer Again Appears in Cop Clothing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Green, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Hybrids, New Cars, SUVs, Hybrid, North American International Auto Show, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Product Planning, Police Cars, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, 2020 Ford Explorer


2019: New vehicles under $30,000

Although many of us dream of zipping along in ultra-expensive vehicles, it's the "bread-and-butter" cars that make up most of the market. Have a look at what's coming for 2019 under $30,000 in my story at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model

Polestar, the performance-oriented luxury brand created by Volvo’s Chinese parent company Geely, already has a 2-door hybrid sports car coming down the pipe later this year — the Polestar 1. However, the company is already teasing a follow-up sedan that aims to remove the internal-combustion component entirely and take on the likes of Tesla’s Model 3. Dubbed […] The post Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, New Cars, Geely, News Blog, Polestar, Luxury Vehicles, Care by Volvo, Polestar 2


2018 Volkswagen Golf S Review – Make Commuting Fun Again

Commuting sucks. It’s especially bad at speeds below “parking lot.” Foot off brake, crawl, foot on brake, repeat. It’s even worse when you’re piloting a stick – shift to first, release clutch pedal, roll, brake, clutch in, shift to neutral. And repeat. Not all commuting is that slow, of course. There’s also the block-to-block drag […] The post 2018 Volkswagen Golf S Review – Make Commuting Fun Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Car Reviews, New Cars, Volkswagen Golf, Savethemanuals, Volkswagen Golf S, Volkswagen Golf S Review


Audi Claims Women Like Butch Cars Because It Needs It To Be True

Audi is claiming women want butch, masculine, testosterone-saturated designs when it comes to their automobiles. Though it isn’t clear if they’re doing this because the automaker conducted extensive research on the matter or because they happen to be selling a muscular-looking crossover they’re really hoping will be popular with women. Truth be told, while we […] The post Audi Claims Women Like Butch Cars Because It Needs It To Be True appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Women, Autos, Crossovers, Audi, New Cars, News Blog, 2019 Audi Q3


2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Review – Maybe You Don’t Need a V8

At one point during my time with the 2018 Dodge Challenger GT, I fired it up and shook my head. “That can’t be right,” I thought. “It sounds like a V8, but the GT is a V6.” Which it is – all-wheel drive GT models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 making 305 horsepower and […] The post 2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Review – Maybe You Don’t Need a V8 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Dodge, Car Reviews, New Cars, Dodge Challenger, Challenger, Dodge Challenger GT AWD Review, Dodge Challenger Gt Awd


2019 Nissan Murano First Drive – Status, Quo

Nissan’s strategy for both the 2019 Maxima large sedan and the 2019 Murano crossover is the same – make minor tweaks as part of a mild refresh. My thoughts on the Maxima are stated here. As for the Murano, well, read on. (Full disclosure: Nissan flew me to San Francisco, put me up in a […] The post 2019 Nissan Murano First Drive – Status, Quo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: San Francisco, Autos, Nissan, Car Reviews, New Cars, Murano, Nissan Murano, Nissan Murano First Drive, 2019 Nissan Murano


2019 Ford Ranger First Drive – Fighting For First Place Out of the Box

If you’ve paid attention to any of Ford’s marketing lately, you’ll know the company has been making vehicles for 115 years. When it comes to F-Series, the best-selling pickup truck line in the country, they’ve been ahead of the pack for 41 years. It should shock nobody that the company knows how to build a […] The post 2019 Ford Ranger First Drive – Fighting For First Place Out of the Box appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Ranger, First Drives, Ford Ranger, 2019 Ford Ranger, 2019 Ranger


2019 Nissan Maxima First Drive – Tweaked Looks, Same Experience

As you may or may not know, invitations for press junkets often arrive quite some time in advance. So when Nissan sent the invite to drive the 2019 Maxima more than a month before the wraps came off the real thing in Los Angeles, I was excited. See, I’ve always liked the idea of Maxima […] The post 2019 Nissan Maxima First Drive – Tweaked Looks, Same Experience appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Los Angeles, Autos, Nissan, Car Reviews, New Cars, Máxima, Nissan Maxima, First Drive, 2019 Nissan Maxima, Nissan Maxima First Drive


Track Edition of Refreshed Lexus RC F to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

While Lexus has cranked out a few impressive sporting models over its lifetime, “performance” is not a term that’s synonymous with the brand. Instead, Lexus seems to evoke words like “reliability,” “luxury,” and “high resale values” from the collective consumer mindscape. However, the brand does do dynamics. You can log onto its website right now […] The post Track Edition of Refreshed Lexus RC F to Debut at Detroit Auto Show appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Special Editions, Detroit Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, News Blog, Track Cars, Lexus RC, RC F, 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition


Spied: 2020 Ram HD, Your Conservative Alternative to GM Design Experiments

The Ford Super Duty line grew fairly grotesque in its latest iteration, and yesterday’s reveal of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD turned some people’s hair white with fright. I’ll admit the Chevy’s design works (looks better than the Silverado 1500, IMHO), but it’s jarring nonetheless. With so much styling excess on hand, this writer often […] The post Spied: 2020 Ram HD, Your Conservative Alternative to GM Design Experiments appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ram, Fca, Autos, Chevy, Trucks, New Cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ram HD, 2020 Ram 2500, 2020 Ram 3500, 2020 Ram HD