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Name Your Price: Two Huge Jeeps, One of Them Topping Six Figures

It should come as no shock that the loftiest Jeep Grand Wagoneer will crest the six-figure mark; the automaker said as much when it announced its intention to resurrect the bygone range-topper. It’s not like Cadillac and Lincoln aren’t nudging that barrier (or breaking through it) already. But getting into a full-size Jeep next year […] The post Name Your Price: Two Huge Jeeps, One of Them Topping Six Figures appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Lincoln, Pricing, SUVs, Jeep, Cadillac, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models, Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Wagoneer, Lucury


Volkswagen of America Boss Aims for EV ‘Sweet Spot’

Seen in spy photos, in conceptual drawings, and as a prototype, the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4 crossover launches on September 23rd, with the potential to arrive in the greenest U.S. states by year’s end. The vehicle marks the end of a half-decade journey for the automaker that began with a very expensive scandal and ended with […] The post Volkswagen of America Boss Aims for EV ‘Sweet Spot’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, ID.4, Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen of America Boss Aims


2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Over Hill and Dale, Silently

Eager to steal some thunder from Ford’s returning Bronco, Jeep pulled the wraps off its upcoming Wrangler 4xe Thursday, revealing an off-roader that might be able to handle your commute without consuming a drop of gas. Oh, and you could probably cruise quietly through some sort of wilderness terrain, too. Mating a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder […] The post 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Over Hill and Dale, Silently appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Hybrid, Jeep, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Hill, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Product Planning, Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler 4xe, 4xe, Dale Silently


Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept: Big Things Ahead

It’s not the production model, but it’s the closest we’ve gotten so far to Jeep’s returning full-size SUV. Sport-utility family, to be clear, as Jeep plans to offer its body-on-frame rig in a variety of flavors. Entry-level Wagoneer will give way to the high-zoot Grand Wagoneer — a vehicle Fiat Chrysler claims will redefine “American […] The post Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept: Big Things Ahead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, SUVs, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, News Blog, Product Planning, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models, Concept Vehicles, Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept


2022 Hyundai Tucson Lights Up for the Press

Hyundai’s promised something radical in the C-segment crossover space, and the next-generation Tucson is it. A strong-selling bread-and butter model, Tucson will split into two come the 2022 model year, Hyundai claims, broadening the crossover’s market appeal. The new generation will also bring unmistakable lighting to the table. Appearing in new teaser images emerging out […] The post 2022 Hyundai Tucson Lights Up for the Press appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Tucson, Hyundai Tucson, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Hyundai Tucson Lights


Report: Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 to Gain Big Brother?

If the current vehicle landscape tells us anything, it’s that Americans have never gone so far afield, well beyond the reach of pavement, in as many numbers as they do today. How else to explain the emergence of so many off-road focused pickups and SUVs? Road infrastructure maintenance costs should decline in the coming years […] The post Report: Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 to Gain Big Brother? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Off-road, Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado, News Blog, Product Planning, Rumor Mill, Future Models


As Pickups Grow in Popularity in China, GM Eyes a Major Role

The General Motors name might be synonymous with SUVs and pickups in North America, especially after the automaker’s recent passenger car cull, but the Chinese market mostly associates it with SUVs and a bevy of cars. GM apparently wants that to change. Government documents reveal The General is interested in getting the go-ahead for a […] The post As Pickups Grow in Popularity in China, GM Eyes a Major Role appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Sales, General Motors, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, North America, Trucks, Overseas, GM China, News Blog, Product Planning


Upstart Lucid Banks on Big Numbers, Not Bodystyle

There’s no shortage of fledgling electric automakers peddling their future wares, so how does an embryonic car company avoid becoming just a face in the crowd? If you’re Lucid Motors, you aim for big numbers. The kind that matter to motoring enthusiasts, not environmentalists. With its first model, the Air, Lucid plans to wow would-be […] The post Upstart Lucid Banks on Big Numbers, Not Bodystyle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Air, EVs, Lucid, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Lucid Motors, Lucid Air, Air Lucid


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


Ghost Sighting: Rolls-Royce’s ‘Entry-level’ Sedan Is All-new

Scratch that. It’s not an all-new car. You see, the second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost carries over the original model’s Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament and rear-seat umbrellas. The non-umbrella hardware is changed, however, and likely that’s more of interest to those of you reading. You Rolls-loving TTAC readers, you. What’s new with the brand’s most affordable […] The post Ghost Sighting: Rolls-Royce’s ‘Entry-level’ Sedan Is All-new appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury, Autos, Ghost, Rolls-royce, New Cars, News Blog, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Product Planning, Royce Ghost


Nissan’s New Z Appears in Two Weeks… Sort Of

Electric crossovers are all the rage, but they might not get blood pumping the way a rear-drive sports car can. Especially one with a heritage like Nissan’s Z. The subject of much rumor and speculation, the successor to today’s remarkably aged 370Z was already known to be in the works, carefully pored over by a […] The post Nissan’s New Z Appears in Two Weeks… Sort Of appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Heritage, Autos, Nissan, News Blog, Product Planning, Nissan 370Z, Nissan Z, Future Models, 370Z, Z-car, 400Z


Nissan Thinks Recovery Could Begin in Q4 of 2020; Leadership Plots Turnaround

We’ve documented Nissan’s troubles for some time, breaking the situation down into numerous articles expanding upon the various elements that left the brand proclaiming this year’s financial performance will mirror 2019’s lackluster showing months ahead of the latter period’s scheduled reporting. Everything seemed to go wrong for the company, forcing it to embrace aggressive cost-cutting […] The post Nissan Thinks Recovery Could Begin in Q4 of 2020; Leadership Plots Turnaround appeared first on ...
Tags: Corporate Strategy, Autos, Nissan, New Product, News Blog, Product Planning, Cost-cutting, Restructuring, Makoto Uchida, COVID-19


Ford: Battery Plants Would be Pointless Right Now

If electric vehicles are ever to supplant the tried-and-true gasoline-driven automobile, we’ll need to make a lot of changes. Infrastructure will need to tailor itself to electric driving by implementing more charging stations while bolstering the electrical grid with more power plants and a higher capacity for energy storage. But auto manufacturers will also need […] The post Ford: Battery Plants Would be Pointless Right Now appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Factories, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Autos, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Product Planning, Battery Tech


The Goldilocks EV: Survey Tracks Down the Most Appealing Nonexistent Electric Car

Many current EV owners might think their own vehicle is just right for their needs, and they’d probably be correct, but the take rate for such vehicles suggests the vast majority of the buying public feels otherwise. Low single-digit percentages continue to greet EVs in the North American market. What qualities would a hypothetical EV […] The post The Goldilocks EV: Survey Tracks Down the Most Appealing Nonexistent Electric Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Studies, Autos, EVs, Pricing, Range, News Blog, Product Planning


Look at the Glass on That: Your Regularly Scheduled Jeep Grand Wagoneer Update Arrives

It’s a day of the week, which means it’s time for another installment in Jeep’s ongoing teaser campaign for its upcoming full-size SUVs. Thankfully, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, or at least the latter model, will see the light of day on September 3rd. The images released by Jeep on Friday show additional glitter and […] The post Look at the Glass on That: Your Regularly Scheduled Jeep Grand Wagoneer Update Arrives appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, SUVs, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models


Mercedes-Benz Axes a Pair of Two-doors

Long rumored to be on the chopping block, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe and cabriolet are now confirmed to be heading into their last year of existence. The automaker confirmed the death sentence for these luxuriously large two-doors in its 2021 model year rundown, sealing the fate of yet another coupe and drop-top in the increasingly […] The post Mercedes-Benz Axes a Pair of Two-doors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, SUVs, Daimler, Convertibles, News Blog, Coupes, Product Planning, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, S-class, Discontinuation, Mercedes Benz Axes


Report: GM Moves Corvette Braintrust to Electric Vehicle File

There’s nothing green about the 2020 (or near identical 2021) Corvette Stingray’s powertrain, but those who developed General Motors’ new mid-engine sports car will apparently have a say in the development of virtuous vehicles to come. A new report, backed up by GM, claims the Corvette’s engineering team will set up shop in the General’s […] The post Report: GM Moves Corvette Braintrust to Electric Vehicle File appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Sports Cars, EVs, Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models


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


Refresh Awaits Hyundai’s Kona; N Line Model to Arrive for 2021

The subcompact Hyundai Kona earned itself no shortage of attention on these digital pages after it landed in dealers in February of 2018. Some of that press was, ahem, not favorable to the little Hyundai, which impressed neither in interior volume or in off-roadability. It’s a subcompact crossover, of course. Its utility will be limited. […] The post Refresh Awaits Hyundai’s Kona; N Line Model to Arrive for 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Hyundai, Kona, News Blog, Refresh, Product Planning, Subcompact Crossovers, Future Models, Hyundai Kona, N-Line, 2021 Hyundai Kona


Chevrolet Bolt-based Crossover Makes First Appearance

The Chevrolet Bolt has carried the electric torch for General Motors for several years now. It’s lonely, but won’t be for long. While plenty of press gravitates towards the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV, and a slew of electric vehicles scheduled to follow, there’s a far more humble vehicle waiting in the wings. Chevrolet’s […] The post Chevrolet Bolt-based Crossover Makes First Appearance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Chevrolet, EVs, Chevrolet Bolt, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, 2020 Chevrolet Bolt, Bolt EUV, Cadillac Lyriq GMC Hummer EV


Ultimate Elantra: Photos Show Hyundai’s Upcoming N Variant

As you read recently, the former Hyundai Elantra Sport has morphed into the Elantra N Line for the 2021 model year. While the redesigned compact sedan’s warmed-up version carries the same powertrain as before, there’s more heat on the horizon. The purveyor of that added oomph can be seen in spy photos circulating the net […] The post Ultimate Elantra: Photos Show Hyundai’s Upcoming N Variant appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, N, Hyundai Elantra Sport, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Elantra, Elantra N, Hyundai Elantra N


Plug-in Jeep Wrangler Gets an Arrival Date

Overshadowed lately by a brace of upcoming full-size SUV stablemates, to say nothing of its reborn Ford Bronco rival, the plug-in Jeep Wrangler remains the next big introduction for the off-road brand. Teased on and off throughout the year, the Wrangler plug-in hybrid, known officially as the Wrangler 4xe (a moniker greeting all hybridized Jeeps), […] The post Plug-in Jeep Wrangler Gets an Arrival Date appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Fca, Autos, SUVs, Hybrid, Jeep, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Ford Bronco, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler 4xe


As Ford Moves Forward With Electric F-150 Preparations, Online Chatter Leaves It in the Dust

The hottest vehicle segment that doesn’t yet exist — full-size electric pickups — continues to arouse interest online, though the nature of that buzz can’t be directly translated into future sales. Lofty promises of future product may send investors and tech geeks into mouth-frothing displays of overreaction, but established automakers, regardless of what Silicon Valley […] The post As Ford Moves Forward With Electric F-150 Preparations, Online Chatter Leaves It in the Dust appeared first on The...
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, F-150, Silicon Valley, Trucks, EVs, Buzz, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning, Future Models, Ford F-150 EV


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


Volkswagen Reportedly Allows Passat to Live

When we last checked in on the Volkswagen Passat, the manufacturer was rumored to be considering removing the model from its production lineup. Jetta’s bigger brother failed to garner much attention after its last update, and it just so happens to exist within a vehicle segment that has has seen far better days. Combine that […] The post Volkswagen Reportedly Allows Passat to Live appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Sales, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Volkswagen Passat, Sedans, News Blog, Product Planning, Passat, Future Models, 9th Gen, B9


10 Days Until Jeep Ends the Grand Wagoneer Teasing

Worried there’ll be legit flying cars by the time Jeep gets around to showing off its latest and largest? Don’t be. The busy teaser campaign Jeep’s marketing team has on the go will end on September 3rd. On that day, the reveal of Jeep’s reborn Grand Wagoneer, the clock starts ticking down to second-quarter 2021 […] The post 10 Days Until Jeep Ends the Grand Wagoneer Teasing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, SUVs, Jeep, Don, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models, Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer


Report: Sun to Set on Mini Cooper Drop-top

Going topless is becoming increasingly difficult for new car buyers. Soon, the only convertibles on the North American market will be dedicated sports cars, and there’ll be precious few of those, too. This depressing statement stems from a report that claims the next-generation Mini Cooper will say goodbye to its convertible variant, leaving the brand […] The post Report: Sun to Set on Mini Cooper Drop-top appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Production, Autos, Mini, Convertibles, Mini Cooper, News Blog, Product Planning, Discontinuation, Mini Cooper Convertible, Mini Cooper Drop


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


Playing Slots: First Images of the Actual Jeep Grand Wagoneer Arrive

Jeep’s playing the long game with its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer PR efforts, which comes as something of an annoyance, given the length of time it took Jeep to pull the trigger on this blindingly obvious product idea. On Friday, the off-road brand upped its teasing, providing us with images of real Grand Wagoneer real […] The post Playing Slots: First Images of the Actual Jeep Grand Wagoneer Arrive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, SUVs, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models, Grand Wagoneer, Wagoneer


A More Basic Base: 2021 Cadillac XT6 Sheds Cylinders, Price

Cadillac’s XT6, a midsize crossover our reviewers had something to say about, arrived in mid-2019 with one powertrain in tow. Instant rivalry sprung up between the front-drive-biased XT6 and the rear-biased Lincoln Aviator. Our preference lands firmly on the latter CUV. Regardless of our feelings on the model, Cadillac has decided to broaden the XT6’s […] The post A More Basic Base: 2021 Cadillac XT6 Sheds Cylinders, Price appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Cadillac, News Blog, Product Planning, Cadillac XT6, XT6, 2021 Cadillac XT6