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Toyota 86 British Green Limited: Another Japan-only Special Edition

Despite Toyota claiming that the 86 will stick around for a while, everything points to the car being on its last legs. Fortunately, this is usually the point where a manufacturer starts rolling out special editions to retake the public’s interest. Normally, these cars aren’t much to write home about, but every so often one […] The post Toyota 86 British Green Limited: Another Japan-only Special Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Special Editions, News Blog, Toyota 86, Sport Coupes, 2019 Toyota 86 British Green Limited, Limited Edition Models


Chicago Celebration: Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition

Mazda is celebrating the original Miata’s 1989 debut at the Chicago Auto Show by taking the wraps off a 30th Anniversary Edition of the MX-5 at the same locale. Limited to just 3,000 units worldwide, the special edition will be offered as both the ragtop convertible and hardtop RF. Like previous anniversary editions of the famous […] The post Chicago Celebration: Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Autos, New Cars, Special Editions, Chicago Auto Show, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, MX-5, Happy Anniversary, Mazda Miata MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition


Fiat Chrysler Celebrates 35 Years of the Minivan

At this point in history, minivans have become an acquired taste. Just like fine scotch and the silkiest of smooth jazz, there are those who appreciate the minivan and those who don’t — likely due to some tragic flaw within their genetic makeup. However, Fiat Chrysler still gets the minivan and, as a reminder to […] The post Fiat Chrysler Celebrates 35 Years of the Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Caravan, Special Editions, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Grand Caravan, Pacifica Hybrid, News Blog, Minivans, Anniversary Editions, 35th Anniversary Edition Chrysler Pacifica, 35th Anniversary Edition Dodge Caravan


No, It’s Not a Windbreaker – It’s the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition

Subaru may have shacked up with outdoorwear maker LL Bean a while back, but Nissan’s new Rock Creek Edition Pathfinder looks ready to mount kayaks to its roof rack, stop for ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s, visit the college-age daughter in Burlington, then head into the mountains for rugged, ecologically sound adventures. Then, a […] The post No, It’s Not a Windbreaker – It’s the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Nissan, Subaru, Special Editions, Burlington, Ben Jerry, Nissan Pathfinder, News Blog, Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition


BMW’s 8 Series Already Has Another Special Edition

It was only a handful of weeks after the returning 8 Series Coupe went on sale that BMW thought to release a celebratory one-off that incorporated real hunks of meteorite into the interior design. Well, BMW Individual is back at it again to produce another special edition. Called the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition, […] The post BMW’s 8 Series Already Has Another Special Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Special Editions, News Blog, BMW 8 Series, BMW Individual, 8 Series, 8 Series Coupe, BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition, Limited Run


Your Prayers Have Been Answered: The Pope’s Lamborghini is Being Raffled Off

Roughly a year ago, Lamborghini customized a Huracán RWD for Pope Francis. This was not a commissioned job but a gift from the automaker to the Vatican. Tragically, His Holiness wasn’t interested in holding onto it so he could more easily cruise for babes and Catholic Church decided the best course of action would be to auction […] The post Your Prayers Have Been Answered: The Pope’s Lamborghini is Being Raffled Off appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supercars, Pope Francis, Used Cars, Autos, Catholic Church, Special Editions, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini, Charity Auction, Pope Francis This, News Blog, Huracán RWD, Limited Edition Cars, Used Car Auctions


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


Porsche Exec: 911-based Crossover ‘Could Be a Good Idea’

Porsche is in an interesting position. While it remains an enthusiast brand par excellence, adding SUVs and sedans has left the automaker with one foot in the upper-crust portion of a more mainstream market. Fortunately, this has worked out incredibly well for the company. Porsche has broken its own sales record every year since 2012. This […] The post Porsche Exec: 911-based Crossover ‘Could Be a Good Idea’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Rumors, Crossovers, Special Editions, Rallying, News Blog, Porsche 911


2019 Ram 1500 North Edition: Ready to Walk in a Winter Wonderland

Despite redesigning the 1500-series for 2019, Ram’s leaner, meaner, and more economical pickup was already in danger of being overshadowed by the parade of special edition models pouring out of the factory. While many emphasize style over substance, the inverse is sometimes true — which happens to be the case with the 1500 North Edition. Visually, there’s […] The post 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition: Ready to Walk in a Winter Wonderland appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Pickup Trucks, Special Editions, Winter Driving, Big Horn, News Blog, Ram 1500, Fiat. Chrysler, Equipment Packages, Ram 1500 North Edition


Toyota Introducing Blacked Versions of Camry and Highlander

Toyota will be unveiling blackened versions of the Camry and Highlander at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, indicating that we’re one step closer to the trend ending. Factories started adopting the “murdered-out” look a few years ago after the movement gained steam in the aftermarket. Now it’s cropping up on the most mainstream of models. […] The post Toyota Introducing Blacked Versions of Camry and Highlander appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Los Angeles Auto Show, Special Editions, Toyota Camry, Toyota Motor Corporation, News Blog, Toyota Highlander, Appearance Packages


2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12: The Rebel Enters Its Carlsberg Years

It’s been eight minutes since Fiat Chrysler’s Ram division last announced a special edition trim, meaning we’re overdue for news of an appearance/content tweak designed to make brand die-hards feel special. Thankfully, the automaker made sure we didn’t go into the weekend without one. The Ram 1500 Rebel, at least in previous-generation guise, remains a […] The post 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12: The Rebel Enters Its Carlsberg Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Special Editions, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Ram Rebel, 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12


Back in Beige: Who’s Ready For Another Special Edition Ram?

If you’re in the market for a new Ram pickup, the current batch has a grotesque number of special edition models to choose from. There’s the 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition, 2019 Ram HD Harvest Edition, 2018 Ram Southfork, 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten, 2018 Ram Harvest, and 2018 Ram Sport Hydro Blue. We figured the Ram […] The post Back in Beige: Who’s Ready For Another Special Edition Ram? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Special Editions, Ram Power Wagon, Pickups, News Blog, Limited Editions, Ram 2500, Fiat. Chrysler, New Paint


Upgraded Nissan Versa Still Dirt Cheap, Gets Budget-friendly Special Edition

Peaking sharply in 2015, domestic sales of Nissan’s Versa slipped as North America pivoted toward crossover vehicles. While that’s normally a shame, there isn’t a lot of praise to heap upon the model. But is certainly is cheap! Upgraded in the middle of 2018 to include a standard rear-view camera, along with a 7.0-inch color […] The post Upgraded Nissan Versa Still Dirt Cheap, Gets Budget-friendly Special Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Nissan, Pricing, Special Editions, News Blog, Small Sedans, Bargain Hunting, Cheap Cars, Nissan Versa, 2019 Nissan Versa, Mid-year Upgrades, Nissan Versa SV Special Edition


Chevrolet Dumps 6.2-Liter V8 Into ‘Premier Plus’ Editions of Tahoe, Suburban

Last year, Chevrolet introduced Rally Sport Truck (RST) variant of the Tahoe. Effectively an appearance package for the body-on-frame SUV, it also opened the door for a performance package containing General Motors’ Magnetic Ride Control, a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, and the 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. The company did the same for the Suburban a short […] The post Chevrolet Dumps 6.2-Liter V8 Into ‘Premier Plus’ Editions of Tahoe, Suburban appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, SUVs, Special Editions, News Blog, V8, Product Planning, 6.2-liter V8, 2019 Chevrolet Suburban, 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, Luxury Editions, Premier Plus, Chevrolet Dumps


Green With Envy: Lexus Giving Other Continents Far More Colorful LC 500s

The Lexus LC 500 is a phenomenal automobile, mainly because it has one of the best interiors I’ve ever plopped myself into, but you don’t see very many on the road. Lexus in on course to sell about 2,000 LCs this year in the United States, which isn’t bad for a vehicle that can be […] The post Green With Envy: Lexus Giving Other Continents Far More Colorful LC 500s appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Lexus, Autos, Limited Edition, Overseas, Special Editions, News Blog, Coupes, Lexus Lc 500, Product Planning, Paint Jobs, LC Limited Edition


Future Collectable: 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition

It was rumored that Toyota would eventually bring some hardware from its Gazoo Racing sub-brand into the U.S. through Toyota Racing Development. Well, the automaker appears to have finally done so, showcasing some of those parts in the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition. Before you ask, Toyota has not added any power with the […] The post Future Collectable: 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Special Editions, Subaru BRZ, News Blog, Trd, Toyota Racing Development, Toyota 86, Toyobaru, 2019 Toyota 86 TRD


Nerd Alert! Hyundai Debuts Kona ‘Iron Man Edition’ at Comic-Con

On Thursday, Hyundai unveiled a special edition of its Kona crossover on the opening day of the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. Revealed at the Marvel booth, the Kona “Iron Man Edition” features a bevy of design elements that either resemble or tip their hat to the famous comic book icon. All told, it’s probably one of […] The post Nerd Alert! Hyundai Debuts Kona ‘Iron Man Edition’ at Comic-Con appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marvel, Marketing, Iron Man, Editorials, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, Comic-Con, Special Editions, Branding, Kona, News Blog, Cross Promotion, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition, Hyundai Debuts Kona Iron Man Edition


Going for the Gold: BMW Starlight Editions Get 24-Carat Paint Job

There have been more than a few special editions of the BMW the i3 and the i8, usually incorporating some kind of special paint scheme. We’ve seen the hybrid coupe in Protonic Frozen Black, Protonic Yellow, and Protonic Red in the past. But now BMW is tapping its paint partner Toplac to create something beyond the pale — a pair […] The post Going for the Gold: BMW Starlight Editions Get 24-Carat Paint Job appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Special Editions, Bmw I8, Bmw I3, BMW Group, News Blog, One-offs, Gold Cars, Limited Editions, Automotive Aesthetics, Gold Car Trend, Paint Jobs, Protonic Frozen Black Protonic Yellow, Toplac


Fiat 500X Exposes Some Chest Hair With ‘Adventure Edition’

Calling the Fiat 500X rugged is like calling Star Wars actor Adam Driver sexy. While both have happened, neither of those ideas were conveyed via particularly reputable outlets. Likewise, the general public probably doesn’t agree with those statements — and the few that do are assuredly women. Unlike the Star Wars franchise, Fiat owes the majority […] The post Fiat 500X Exposes Some Chest Hair With ‘Adventure Edition’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Fiat, Crossovers, Adam Driver, Special Editions, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Fiat 500x, 2018 Fiat 500x, 500X Trekking, Fiat 500X Adventure Edition


Operation ‘Get Noticed’: Nissan Offering a Launch Edition 2019 Altima

Desperate times in the passenger car segment call for desperate publicity measures, so Nissan’s trying to make a splash ahead of the release of its next-generation 2019 Altima. Among the brand’s conventional cars, the Altima’s 2018 sales slide (down 21.7 percent over the first four months of the year) is only topped by that of […] The post Operation ‘Get Noticed’: Nissan Offering a Launch Edition 2019 Altima appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Nissan, New Cars, Special Editions, Nissan Altima, Altima, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Limited Editions, 2019 Nissan Altima


Junkyard Find: 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Kona Edition

During the middle 1990s, Volkswagen partnered with Wisconsin bicycle manufacturer Trek and sold Trek Edition Jettas, complete with a Trek mountain bike and roof rack. Ford marketers saw an opportunity to out-cool Volkswagen in the bicycle-car pairing department, and figured they’d go to the Pacific Northwest for the bike to include with their biked-up Focus. […] The post Junkyard Find: 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Kona Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Ford, Wisconsin, Autos, Volkswagen, Focus, Pacific Northwest, Special Editions, Special Edition, 2000, Ford Focus, Kona, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes


Less Chrome, Same Performance: Jaguar Reveals 2019 XE Landmark Edition

Jaguar is offering a new appearance package for the XE, although it’s marketing it as a wholly unique trim. The new “Landmark Edition” retains all of the features you’d expect to see on the sport sedan, while adding a handful of visual upgrades that provide a sportier look without crossing into teenage-tuner territory. The exterior […] The post Less Chrome, Same Performance: Jaguar Reveals 2019 XE Landmark Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, New Cars, Special Editions, Jaguar XE, JLR, News Blog, R-sport, Appearance Pack, Landmark Edition


Fashion Crime? Alfa Romeo Introduces ‘Nero Edizione’ Giulia and Stelvio

We may be giving Europeans more credit for pioneering fashion than they deserve. Dress shoes without socks? The Italians started that heinous trend and it’s unforgivable. But Italy also gave us Alfa Romeo, a brand that persists solely because of the warm feeling it evokes in a specific subset of the motoring population. Someone who […] The post Fashion Crime? Alfa Romeo Introduces ‘Nero Edizione’ Giulia and Stelvio appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Italy, Autos, Black Edition, SUVs, Special Editions, New York Auto Show, Alfa Romeo, Giulia, Alfa Romeo Giulia, News Blog, Stelvio, Product Planning, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Automotive Trends, Nero Edizione, Nero Edizione Giulia


Freeze It Again, Tony: 2018 Fiat 500 Urbana Edition

Faced with a tough market, what’s an automaker to do when trying to make noise in a crowded arena? Introduce a special edition, of course. Fiat’s done just that with its 2018 Fiat 500 Banana Cabana Urbana Edition. The company is dropping this version of the 500 at this week’s New York Auto Show. Available […] The post Freeze It Again, Tony: 2018 Fiat 500 Urbana Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Turbo, Fca, Autos, Fiat, Fiat 500, Special Editions, New York Auto Show, Tony, News Blog, Product Planning, New York Auto Show Available, 500, Urbana Edition


Horses and Bling: The Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition

Once upon a time, special edition vehicles were about added performance or cramming in so much luxury you could probably attach a noble title to your name without anyone batting an eye. “Well, he does drive a Cadillac Seville Gucci Edition. I can probably call him Duke from now on if that’s really what he […] The post Horses and Bling: The Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Autos, Trucks, Duke, New Cars, Pickup Trucks, Special Editions, Kentucky Derby, News Blog, Ram 1500, Towing, Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition, Ram 1500 Limited, Cadillac Seville Gucci


Ford Focus RS Ending Production As Clouds Gather Over Model’s Future

It didn’t enjoy a long life, especially here in North America, and it didn’t make it through that short time span without an embarrassing engine defect, but good luck finding someone who’d turn down a hoon session in a Ford Focus RS. As the king of all hot hatches, the Focus RS gave enthusiasts a […] The post Ford Focus RS Ending Production As Clouds Gather Over Model’s Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Heritage, Ford, Autos, North America, New Cars, Special Editions, Ford Focus Rs, Ford Focus, Focus RS, Hot Hatches, News Blog, Product Planning


Eternal Performance: The Pope Is Selling His Lamborghini Huracán RWD

In the car world, Pope Francis is most famous for abandoning the popemobile to drive himself around in various small hatchbacks. Perhaps thinking he was an automobile enthusiast, Lamborghini gifted him a white Huracán RWD Coupe with gold detailing to match his catholic dressings on Wednesday, just outside the Vatican hotel where he lives. Unfortunately, while he blessed […] The post Eternal Performance: The Pope Is Selling His Lamborghini Huracán RWD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supercars, Pope Francis, Used Cars, Vatican, Autos, Special Editions, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini, Charity Auction, News Blog, Huracán RWD, Limited Edition Cars, Used Car Auctions


2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue edition is one bright pickup truck

We know the new 2019 Ram 1500 will make its debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show, but Ram isn't finished with the current truck just yet. On Thursday, the brand revealed the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue edition. What's so special about it? It's in the name: it sports a unique blue color. The Hydro Blue Sport edition follows the Sublime Green and... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Detroit, Special Editions, Pickups, Sean Szymkowski, Hydro Blue Sport, Sport Hydro Blue


Color Your World: 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport

Alert readers will recall your humble author’s fleet currently includes a bright red, eight-year-old Ram 1500 Sport 4×4. There is nothing wrong with this truck. It has an acceptable level of technology, hauls our 8,600lb RV trailer without complaint, has never once left me stranded, and is mechanically similar to a new Ram 1500. Plus, […] The post Color Your World: 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, New Cars, Special Editions, 4x4, News Blog, Ram 1500, Product Planning, 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport


Rolls-Royce wants even more bespoke cars, options

For many, a Rolls-Royce simply isn't attainable. However, for the wealthy who make up the über-luxury brand's target market, it appears the current stable of opulent options and dashing cars won't do. No, in the future, Rolls-Royce wants to move to even more bespoke cars and options. That's what Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Special Editions, Rolls Royce, Royce, Torsten, Bespoke, Sean Szymkowski