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QOTD: Hybrid Versus Conventional Drivetrains

  Which drivetrain would you prefer: The hybrid two-motor setup that Toyota has paired with their 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder that puts out 245 horsepower or Kia’s conventional V6 that produces 294 HP? These are the drivetrains you’ll find in the new 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan, or the upcoming 2022 Kia Carnival, which won’t be out […] The post QOTD: Hybrid Versus Conventional Drivetrains appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Korea, Autos, Toyota, Kia, Emissions, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, DOHC, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, V6, Question of the Day


Kia Carnival Sails to the U.S. this Summer

The Kia Carnival will arrive on our shores sometime this summer as a 2022 model, according to a story this morning from Autoblog. As we posted back in June, Kia is positioning it as a grand utility vehicle (GUV), lest you think it’s merely another minivan. How or why a stigma is attached to minivans […] The post Kia Carnival Sails to the U.S. this Summer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Kia, New Cars, Minivan, Vans, News Blog, Kia Carnival, Conventional Drivetrain, Gas Engine, Kia Carnival Sails


BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business

    General Motors has rolled out BrightDrop, moving them further into the business of first-to-last-mile products, software, and services for delivery and logistics. “BrightDrop offers a smarter way to deliver goods and services,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. To lower costs, maximize productivity, improve safety, increase security, and support sustainability, Barra said, […] The post BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, Alternative Energy, Ev, Barra, Vans, Gizmology, GM Death Watch, Mary Barra GM, Technlogy, Delivery Vehicles


Camper Van Deliveries Up 125 Percent in November

  Camper vans, ubiquitous homes on wheels for digital nomads, were up 125 percent in total shipments in November, according to the RV Industry Association. This was part of total RV shipments that finished the month with 42,513 units, a 43.4 percent increase over the 29,644 units shipped in November of last year. “RV manufacturers […] The post Camper Van Deliveries Up 125 Percent in November appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Millennials, Emerging Markets, Trailers, Autos, SUVs, Rvs, RVIA, Vans, News Blog, No Fixed Abode, Dealer News, Camper Vans, Truck Campers, RV Industry Association


2022 Ford E-Transit electric van will make delivery services greener

The 2022 Ford E-Transit is an all-electric version of the popular Ford Transit cargo van. It shows that commercial vehicles can and should go electric too.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Electric Cars, Ford Transit, Vans, Delivery Vans, Ford E Transit


Ford Says Electric Transit Vans Are Coming for Real This Time

Eager to prove itself as a forward thinking mobility brand, Ford has advised us to prepare for the debut of the battery powered E-Transit van on November 12th. Following some heavy teasing from CEO Jim Farley during the company’s third-quarter earnings call a day earlier, Blue Oval issued an official announcement on Thursday to be […] The post Ford Says Electric Transit Vans Are Coming for Real This Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Ford Motor Co, Ford Transit, Blue Oval, Jim Farley, Vans, News Blog, Vanlife, Commercial Vans, Electic Vans, Ford E-Transit, Transit Van, Ford Says Electric Transit Vans


2021 Ford Transit Designed for Business AND Pleasure

While van sales have been trending downward for years, the likelihood of your average American being forced to live inside one feels like it should be higher than ever. But deciding which model is best for living out the rest of your days in relative isolation isn’t going to be easy. Realizing that there’s a […] The post 2021 Ford Transit Designed for Business AND Pleasure appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Transit, Ford, Autos, Recreational Vehicles, Van Life, Rvs, Ford Motor Co, Vans, News Blog, Cargo Vans, Camper Vans, 2021 Ford Transit, Passanger Vans


Fantastic photos from a 1970s-80s SoCal custom van club

The great SoCal culture maven Mister Jalopy turned me on to a stunning new Instagram account documenting the history of Channel Island Vans, "a former Golden age 2% SoCal Van club 70's to 80's." And if you're not hip to 2%, don't sweat it; neither was I. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Vehicles, Socal, Vans, Radical, Custom Vans


Amazon unveils its first custom electric delivery vehicle, complete with a driver 'dancefloor' and built-in Alexa

The vehicle's external cameras gives the drivers a 360-degree view. Amazon Amazon unveiled the first of its three custom electric delivery vehicles made by California-based Rivian on Thursday morning. The vans would hit the road in 2021, it said, and can last up to 150 miles on a single charge. The vehicles are Alexa-integrated, and have multiple exterior cameras to give the driver a 360-degree view of their surroundings. The custom vans also include a "dancefloor" inside the driver's ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, California, Cars, Trends, E-commerce, Transport, Retail, Delivery, Transporation, Alexa, Mercedes Benz, Amazon Amazon, Vans, Rivian, Grace Dean


7 men's sneakers that'll keep you comfortable and dry in the rain

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Asphalt Gold Fall weather can be unpredictable, but a good pair of weather-resistant sneakers can help you maintain your fashion sense and active lifestyle in any conditions.We rounded up seven of the best sneakers that'll keep you dry and comfortable during rain showers.To potentially save more on sneakers visit Insider Coupons for deals at Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Zappos, and Foot Locker. Fall ...
Tags: Reviews, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Pegasus, Sneakers, Continental, New Balance, Salomon, Mariner, Vans, Nike Air Zoom Pegasus, Mens Shoes, US Naval, Amir Ismael, Style (Reviews


Custom van that drives upside down and backwards

Coby from 545 Lawn Care has a 1985 GMC Van modded to be driveable upside down while seated in the cargo area looking out the rear window. Worth watching just to hear an amazing American upper Midwest northwoods accent. Handles well in the snow, too! Image: YouTube / 545 Lawn Care
Tags: Video, News, Custom Cars, Vans, Custom Van


Lone Sprinter: Daimler to End Freightliner Badge Job

Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter commercial van has worn several badges, but come the end of next year, there’ll be only one. As the automaker works to slim down its sprawling global lineup, the lesser-known Freightliner variant will cease production. Manufactured via knock-down kits in South Carolina, the Freightliner van, like Dodges of yore, will fade to black, […] The post Lone Sprinter: Daimler to End Freightliner Badge Job appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Mercedes Benz, South Carolina, Daimler, Freightliner, Vans, News Blog, Sprinter, Mercedes-benz Sprinter


What if Your Home Could Be Mobile, but Also You Could Park It?

A start-up rethinks a little about how to live.
Tags: News, Automobiles, Mercedes-benz, Burning Man Festival, Vans, Your-feed-selfcare


Cool Stuff: ‘The Simpsons’ Is Launching Vans Apparel and Accessories This Week

There has been so much merchandise based on The Simpsons that you could probably fill an entire museum with it all. Most of it isn’t anything that you want to keep forever, but this new collection of Vans apparel and accessories inspired by the animated series is quite a stylish set of clothing that you can wear for years. Check out The Simpsons Vans collection below. The Simpsons Vans Shoes First up, since this is Vans we’re talking about, The Simpsons shoe collection is outstand...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Fox, Animation, Gear, Cool Stuff, Springfield, Otto, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Vans, The-Simpsons, El Barto, Krusty Burger


KENZO x Vans Teamed Up: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

KENZO x Vans Teamed Up: Here’s Everything You Need to Know If you were to pick the ideal collaboration partner for a French luxury fashion brand, it’s probably not going to be a footwear company with a cult following of skateboarders and California dreamers. But the KENZO x Vans collection proves it’s never too late to defy everyone’s expectations of what your brand should be. What could have been a risky move for both brands has become one of the most talked-about releases of the summer. While ...
Tags: Fashion, California, Paris, Lvmh, Collaborations, Kenzo, Designer Collaborations, Vans, Spring/summer Trends, Kenzo Takada, Felipe Oliveira, Kenzo X Vans


Minivan Market Share Plunged During America’s Pandemic-induced Second-quarter Auto Sales Collapse

“How bad is it? And how bad is it going to be?” Those were our questions five months ago when describing the American minivan category’s paltry 408,982 sales in calendar year 2019. At that time, the rate of decline experienced by the segment suggested that, “America won’t even acquire 300,000 minivans next year.” Enter novel […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Autos, Consumer Trends, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, Coronavirus


The #Vanlife Business Is Booming

Coronavirus is just a distant memory while zipping around in a several-hundred-thousand-dollar custom van on the open road.
Tags: News, Recreational Vehicles, Start-ups, Vans, Vanlife, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture


My Other Car is a...Mercedes Camper Van?

The bustling R.V. business gets a jolt from a ritzy new Mercedes-Benz rig.
Tags: News, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen AG, Vans, Restoration and Renovation, Camps and Camping, Quarantine (Life and Culture


Life on the Road in Pandemic America

Truck stops instead of motels, hand sanitizer instead of candy and 16 tanks of fuel to buy an oddball van and drive it home.
Tags: News, Road Trips, Road, Automobiles, Vans, States (US, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Pandemic America


Worried About Social Distancing When Traveling? Join the Crowd and Rent an R.V.

Recreational vehicles were gaining in popularity before the pandemic. Now, with travel restrictions loosening, a surge of travelers is drawn to the relative solitude that R.V.s offer.
Tags: News, Road Trips, Recreational Vehicles, Kampgrounds of America, Vans, Travel and Vacations, States (US, Camps and Camping, ABERCROMBIE & KENT, Cruise America


Ford and Volkswagen Nuzzle Up Even Closer, Reveal Joint Product Push Details

Wednesday brought an expanded alliance between Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen, with the two auto giants inking a deal for the joint development and construction of a range of products. Since last year’s tie-up, the desire among the two companies to use each other’s strengths to address gaps in the market has been well known, […] The post Ford and Volkswagen Nuzzle Up Even Closer, Reveal Joint Product Push Details appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Ford Motor Company, Alliance, Vans, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Joint Development, Joint Product


Contraction Coming in the Van Market?

No, not the minivan market. We’ve covered that at length. We’re talking van vans — the slow-moving ones that used to terrorize your author as a child. (Turns out that media-driven social panic was mostly nothing, but I digress…) Word comes to us that, as automakers recede from the commercial van segment, Nissan might be […] The post Contraction Coming in the Van Market? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Nissan NV, Vans, News Blog, Product Planning, Commercial Vans, Discontinuation


Report: Electric Vanning, Brought to You by GM?

General Motors isn’t confirming a Reuters report that claims the automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant will give birth to an electric commercial van. Such a product would give GM a leg up in a fledgling segment that’s yet to be exploited by the likes of Tesla. Commercial vans aren’t glitzy products, but they do sell in significant […] The post Report: Electric Vanning, Brought to You by GM? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Reuters, Vans, News Blog, Detroit Hamtramck, Product Planning, Future Models, Commercial Vans, Tesla Commercial


606 Cessna SkyCourier

A technical marketing advisor from Textron Aviation explains the new Cessna SkyCourier. In the news, strategic moves by aerostructures maker Triumph affect the Boeing 747, engine competitions are underway for the B-52 fleet and the F-15EX, a Pakistani airliner crashes under unusual circumstances, Delta Airlines retires the MD-80 fleet, and the U.S. Air Force drops the blanket height requirement for pilot candidates. We also hear about youth programs from the president of EAA Chapter 196. Cess...
Tags: Amazon, Ge, France, Youth, US, Delta Airlines, Pakistan, Delta, Sydney, Accident, Aviation, Nashville, Air Force, Pacific, Boeing, Pacific Northwest


QOTD: The Impossibility of High Society Vanning?

Some segments and roles just don’t mix. While unfavorable bodystyles and vehicle sizes can be kitted out for sport or luxury, perhaps even succeeding in their mission, sometimes a vehicle’s basic fiber — its core identity — proves an impossible match for its newfound mission. Sometimes a car is too ponderously large for serious muscle […] The post QOTD: The Impossibility of High Society Vanning? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lifestyle, Autos, Qotd, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, Question of the Day


Electric Ford Transit van will electrify an often-overlooked auto segment

Here's how to live your best zero-emissions van life
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Electric Cars, Vans, Electric Ford Transit


Ancient Model Gains New Engine

Kurt Cobain had only been dead a year when General Motors launched the Chevrolet Express family of commercial and passenger vans. Two and a half decades later, the Express is still in its first generation, with the model’s sole facelift now 17 years distant. Despite facing ever stiffer competition from the likes of Ford, the […] The post Ancient Model Gains New Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Kurt Cobain, Express, Chevrolet Express, Vans, News Blog, Commercial Vehicles, Product Planning, Egnines


Ford Transit Goes Green for 2022

It doesn’t come as a surprise, what with Ford’s concerted push in this direction. Nevertheless, Ford Motor Company announced late Tuesday that its Transit van, most often seen wearing a gleaming, sterile shade of white, will soon don a cloak of green. The Blue Oval aims to be the first major player in the electric […] The post Ford Transit Goes Green for 2022 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Transit, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Ford Motor Company, Ford Transit, Vans, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, The Blue Oval, Ford Transit EV


Mercedes-Benz Commits Itself to #VanLife With Metris Weekender

Van culture is making a comeback. We know this because the media has glommed onto the topic as young adults continue to share stories about how not having a mailing address (because they live in vans) is the best thing that ever happened to them. While you’re unlikely to encounter these people all that regularly […] The post Mercedes-Benz Commits Itself to #VanLife With Metris Weekender appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, Van Life, Chicago Auto Show, Vans, News Blog, Vanlife, Camper Vans, Metris Weekender


2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van Review – Real Van Living

Believe it or not, there are plenty of people who spend the majority of their days in a van of some sort. I’m not talking about the beautiful people on social media hashtagging their rebranding of the Seventies-era shaggin’ wagon as “vanlife.” I’m talking about tradespeople, for whom a van is as important a tool […] The post 2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van Review – Real Van Living appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Mercedes-benz, Car Reviews, Cargo Van, Metris, Vans, Vanlife, Mercedes-Benz Metris, 2019 Mercedes-benz Metris, Mercedes Benz Metris Cargo Van Review