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These are some of the biggest things trucks have towed

Trucks pulling trains, trucks pulling trains, trucks pulling...flags? Yes, for the sake of showing how tough their vehicles are, automakers love to hook them up to Big Things and pull them along. Take a look at some of the biggest in my story at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Advertising, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Just For Fun, Jil McIntosh


Car sellers are suddenly earning a profit on vehicles with broken engines and frames, as tight auto supply sends prices soaring to record levels

Car dealership. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images A lack of supply of new vehicles pushed used car prices to record highs in May. The CEO of an online marketplace told Forbes he's paying a premium price for damaged cars. "We're making money on these because auction pricing is so intense and high," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's no secret that the used car market is absolutely bonkers lately, but demand has gotten so strong and supply so tight that one d...
Tags: Transportation, News, Cars, Trends, Used Cars, Retail, Trucks, Prices, SUVs, Car Sales, Forbes, Russell, Jonathan Banks, J D Power, Cox Automotive, DOMINICK REUTER


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 ultra-fast charging crossover utility vehicle was revealed yesterday, highlighting its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Ioniq 5’s 300-mile range, and 10-to-80 percent ultra-fast charging in 18 minutes showcases E-GMP technology. Outside, the ’45’ EV concept influenced the Ioniq 5’s design, while the chassis design adds more interior space. Ioniq 5 has […] The post 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Media, Global, Green, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Export, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, Korean, SUVs


2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick

The 2022 Acura MDX SUV’s Top Safety Pick (TSP) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety runs counter to all the racing around done in Acura’s commercials. The MDX is the automaker’s third vehicle to receive the IIHS’s highest safety rating, along with the RDX and TLX. Rated tops for crashworthiness, the MDX was superior […] The post 2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Safety, Advertising, Marketing, Awards, Insurance, Quality, SUV, Luxury, Autos, Sales And Marketing, SUVs, Branding


BMW 2 Series April’s Fastest-Selling Used Vehicles

April’s fastest-selling used vehicles were led by the BMW 2 Series, according to iSeeCars. The 20 fastest-selling used vehicles averaged 28.7 days, 1.2-1.7 times faster than it took to sell an ordinary used vehicle. The fastest-selling used vehicles included a mix of sports cars, luxury vehicles, hybrids, and minivans. “Earning the top spot is the […] The post BMW 2 Series April’s Fastest-Selling Used Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Auctions, Luxury cars, Used Cars, Autos, Bmw, Behind The Scenes, Sales And Marketing, Sports Cars, SUVs, Best Sellers, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, News Blog, Minivans


2021 Land Rover Defender Corroded

2021 Land Rover Defender owners, are you unhappy with your SUV’s finish? Heritage Customs will give you corroded parts with real rust. Based in the Netherlands, designer Niels van Roij co-founded Heritage Customs. While aluminum, brass, bronze, titanium, zinc, and gold finishes are available, it was rust that caught our attention. Through his automotive design […] The post 2021 Land Rover Defender Corroded appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Design, Technology, Media, Marketing, Eu, Product Reviews, Netherlands, Autos, Land Rover, Sales And Marketing, SUVs, Branding, Rust, Tuner, Enthusiasm


Report: 2021 Ford Bronco Fuel Economy Ratings Revealed

As the 2021 Ford Bronco crawls closer to launch, enthusiasts and the automotive media continue to look for any relevant information related to the Bronco. It is the most anticipated vehicle launch of the year, and we all want to drive it now. While we won’t have the opportunity to drive the Bronco today, we […] The post Report: 2021 Ford Bronco Fuel Economy Ratings Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, SUVs, Fuel Economy, Off-road, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, 2021 Ford Bronco


2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed

In 2022, the Subaru Solterra electric SUV will go on sale. Another Subaru-Toyota joint venture, it’ll roll on the new e-Subaru global platform. Just when you thought the market for another electric vehicle was saturated, here comes the sun and the earth, in Latin. Will there be more Latin names for new Subarus? Environmental responsibility […] The post 2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Sales, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, EVs, New Cars, Subaru, SUVs


2021 Bronco Badlands Podiums at Mexican 1000 Rally

A stock 2021 Bronco Badlands finished third in the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally, driven by two Ford engineers. The podium finish came in the Pre-Runner Truck class. Bronco engineer manager Jamie Groves and Seth Goslawski, another Bronco engineer, drove the majority of the 1,141 mile race across the Baja peninsula. Brad Lovell, a Bronco […] The post 2021 Bronco Badlands Podiums at Mexican 1000 Rally appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, Advertising, Events, History, SUV, Racing, Ford, Autos, Baja, Trucks, Sales And Marketing, Rally, New Cars, Nostalgia, SUVs


Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail

Tread Lightly!, with the help of partners and volunteers, cleared 11 miles of tamarisk from Hey Joe Canyon, an off-road trail in Moab, Utah. The Easter Jeep Safari stewardship project was completed during the event. Tread Lightly!’s completion of projects during past Easter Jeep Safaris allows attendees to give back to the trails they enjoy. […] The post Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Government, Events, Maintenance, Green, Autos, SUVs, Off-road, Incentives, Moab Utah, Stewardship, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Atvs, Environmental Impact, Off-roading


A "first look" at the new 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline

Ford is introducing a new "Timberline" trim level on its SUVs, meant for moderate off-roading, and it's starting with the 2021 Explorer. Have a look at my "First Look" at it over at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, SUVs, Off-road Driving, Timberline, Jil McIntosh, Ford Explorer Timberline


2021 Ford Explorer Timberline Looks Reasonably Ruggedized

Ford is introducing a new trim level for the Explorer, targeting both outdoorsy types and those who desperately want to be but only manage to spend a couple of weekends at Kampgrounds of America. The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline delivers a mix of visual accouterments and practical components that should actually make the SUV better off-road. Don’t expect […] The post 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline Looks Reasonably Ruggedized appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Ford, Autos, SUVs, Explorer, Don, Ford Motor Co, Ford Explorer, Timberline, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline, Ford Explorer Timberline, Kampgrounds


California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. Published in Nature Energy on April 26th by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, the study found that PHEV buyers in California were abandoning the technology at a rate of […] The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Media, Congress, California, Marketing, Global, Sales, Maintenance, Bailout, Green, Rants, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos


Polaris Renews Its Leadership

Polaris today affirmed the appointments of a new CEO and CFO, both of whom had been serving in interim roles since January. The manufacturer of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, and boats named Michael Speetzen as CEO, and Bob Mack as CFO. CEO Scott Wine left the company in November to helm CNH Industrial NV, an agricultural […] The post Polaris Renews Its Leadership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Marketing, Sales, People, Industry, Motorcycles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Suppliers, SUVs, Branding, Polaris, Off-road, Enthusiasm, News Blog


QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value?

Color counts when selling or buying a car. But which colors help or hurt? iSeeCars.com, a car search engine, performed exhaustive research on this topic, recently publishing the results. Their research confirms what we had heard previously from paint manufacturers. White, black, and silver are among the most popular colors. But that also means these colors […] The post QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Research, Used Cars, Autos, Colors, Trucks, SUVs, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Vans, News Blog, New Car Sales, Analyst Grades, Question of the Day, Rare Rides


2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S: Ready to Rock

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the only V8, biturbo-powered, compact SUV. According to Mercedes, it’ll do 0–60 mph in 3.6 seconds, which makes for a quick dash to the mini-mart. Combine AMG performance with Mercedes’ GLC SUV and what do you get? A GLC 63 S SUV powered by an AMG […] The post 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S: Ready to Rock appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Marketing, Global, Eu, Luxury, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Engines, Mercedes-benz, Mercedes, New Cars, SUVs, Amg


2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Drive – Incredible Off-Road Machine, Just An Okay Hybrid

We live in incredible times. Just a few short years ago, there was only one engine you could get with your Jeep Wrangler. Now there’s half a dozen. Sure, the tried-and-true 3.6-liter Pentastar is a great place to start, but you can also get the 2.0-liter turbo, the 48-volt 3.6-liter eTorque setup, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, […] The post 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Drive – Incredible Off-Road Machine, Just An Okay Hybrid appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, SUVs, Jeep, First Drives, Jeep Wrangler, Off-Roaders, Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler 4xe, 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe


300 Series Toyota Land Cruiser Leaked in Japan

  Leaked images have been circulating online of a new Toyota Land Cruiser that is obviously the upcoming 300 Series that will eventually supplant the now fourteen-year-old J200. Those with a penchant for boxy utility vehicles should be pleased, as Toyota’s longest-running model has not had its shape changed by much. There’s none of that fastback-inspired […] The post 300 Series Toyota Land Cruiser Leaked in Japan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Toyota, SUVs, Toyota Land Cruiser, News Blog, Spy Shots, lexus LX, Land Cruiser, 300 Series, J200, J300


2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here

Today the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq made its production debut. If this is the highlight of a century of innovation, what’s Cadillac been doing the rest of the time? Cadillac’s luxury electric SUV is starting a new era ahead of schedule. You can place your order in September for a 2022 first-half delivery. “The 2023 Cadillac […] The post 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Marketing, Global, Sales, Green, Production, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Crossovers, Autonomous Vehicles, Export


2023 Vantas VX SUV and T-Go Coming to the U.S.

The Vantas VX SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2022. HAAH Automotive Holdings and Sicar announced yesterday that they will import Vantas and T-Go vehicles. This is a prelude to HAAH and Shanghai Sicar Automotive Technology manufacturing vehicles stateside. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed their U.S. manufacturing startup. A letter of intent […] The post 2023 Vantas VX SUV and T-Go Coming to the U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, China, Global, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Behind The Scenes, Trucks, Sales And Marketing, Suppliers, New Cars, SUVs, Branding, Joint Venture, Consolidation


Kia 2021 Seltos and 2020-21 Soul are Flaming Hot

Kia has recalled 2021 Seltos SUVs and 2020-21 Soul wagons with 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines. 147,249 vehicles are involved. Inconsistent piston ring heat treating may cause engine damage. This can lead to a loss of power, and an increased risk of fires or crashing. 2020-2021 Kia Souls produced between 11/24/2018-10/24/2020, and 2021 Seltos produced between 11/20/2019-10/15/2020 […] The post Kia 2021 Seltos and 2020-21 Soul are Flaming Hot appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Production, Soul, Recall, Korea, Autos, Kia, Hot Takes, SUVs, Nhtsa, News Blog, Hot Stuff, Safety Recall, Buy/Drive/Burn, Seltos


QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards?

  Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid received the Best Hybrid Car and Plug-In Hybrid awards from U.S. News & World Report. Our question is, are they the best hybrids or not? Did the right car(s) win? In this year’s Best Hybrid and Electric Cars awards, U.S. News & World Report identified seven eco-vehicle categories […] The post QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Marketing, Global, Sales, Tesla, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Chevrolet, Audi, EVs, Hyundai


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB – Electricity Flows

Mercedes-Benz’s 2021 EQB is its third all-electric launch this year, along with the EQA 250 and EQS. The EQB will be produced for the local market in Beijing. The rest of the world will get their EQBs from Kecskemét, Hungary. The EQB will be the first pure EV made in Hungary. A U.S.-spec EQB won’t happen […] The post 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB – Electricity Flows appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, China, Germany, Global, Eu, Green, Beijing, Hungary, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Mercedes Benz, New Cars, SUVs


Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear

The General had a healthy sales hit with the GMT360 platform in the 2002 model year, when the new Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, and Oldsmobile Bravada hit the showrooms. Since GM had devoured Saab in 2000 and most American car shoppers wanted trucks or truck-shaped machines by that point, it seemed to make sense to […] The post Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: SUV, Gm, Autos, Truck, Trucks, Chevrolet, Saab, SUVs, 2005, Oldsmobile Bravada, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Buick Rainier, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s


2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveals Itself

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has finally seen the light of day. It was about time, given all the fuzzy photos and hype prior to dropping today. More like a dull thud than a big bang, but here it is. Hyundai describes the Santa Cruz as groundbreaking, and that may be so. Tabbed a sport […] The post 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveals Itself appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Jobs, Marketing, Sales, 2022, Korea, Autos, Awd, Trucks, Hyundai, New Cars, SUVs, Branding, Santa Cruz, Product Planning, Hyundai Santa Cruz


2021 Jeep Exclusive – Gladiator Trail for Texas

There’s a new 2021 Jeep Gladiator, the Texas Trail. Unveiled this week, the Trail is offered only in Texas, the country’s largest truck market. The Gladiator Texas Trail is based on the Gladiator Sport S, with 17-inch mid-gloss black aluminum wheels and 32-inch mud-terrain tires to enhance the truck’s off-road capabilities. The Trailer Tow Group, […] The post 2021 Jeep Exclusive – Gladiator Trail for Texas appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, Marketing, Sales, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Jeep, Special Edition, Branding, Gladiator, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Car Collector's Corner, Trailer Tow Group, Gladiator variant, Gladiator Trail


2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST – More For Less

The 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST has the same 3.0-liter, 400 horsepower EcoBoost engine, with 415 lb-ft of torque, just like the Explorer ST. What it also has is a lower starting price, $49,995. Ford made this happen was by creating a new Standard Equipment Group for the ST, combining the engine with a 10-speed […] The post 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST – More For Less appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Ford, Autos, Sales And Marketing, New Cars, SUVs, Hybrid, Explorer, Ford Performance, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Variants, Explorer Enthusiast ST, Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST, Standard Equipment Group


Want an SUV? Consider these tips before you buy

Before you sign on the dotted line, there are things to consider with an SUV, such as whether it's got two-, all-, or four-wheel drive; how well it handles cargo; and what you need it to do. Find out more in my tips-for-buying story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, SUVs, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Hyundai Santa Cruz Readies to Kick Some Sand

Gearing up for its debut on April 15th, Hyundai has released renderings of the Santa Cruz, its ground-breaking pickup named for a sleepy Northern California beach city. According to Google Translate, phonetically in Korean, pickup truck is ‘pig-eob teuleog’. In the Korean domestic market, Hyundai has produced the Pony pickup of the ’80s, and more […] The post Hyundai Santa Cruz Readies to Kick Some Sand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Trucks, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, Google Translate, New Cars, SUVs, Santa Cruz, Northern California, Crossover, Pickup, Unibody, New Vehicle


Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Looks Sweet

Orange Peelz, one of a half-dozen Jeep concepts unveiled at Easter Jeep Safari, is quite possibly the easiest to replicate and drive on a daily basis. A two-door Wrangler, it uses Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) prototype half doors and a custom removable sunroof to let the sunshine in. A JPP two-inch lift kit with Fox […] The post Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Looks Sweet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Events, Fox, Autos, Displays, SUVs, Jeep, Concept Car, Off-road, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Wrangler, Show Cars, Aftermarket Accessories, Show Vehicle, Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Looks Sweet