The Truth About Cars » News Blog http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Hold Up, Ford Wants a 200-Mile EV After All http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/hold-up-ford-wants-a-200-mile-ev-after-all/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/hold-up-ford-wants-a-200-mile-ev-after-all/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:10:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333810 It seems Ford didn’t want to stay home from the EV dance. Just 10 days after Ford Motor Company electrification guru Kevin Layden said that 100 miles of range is just plenty, thank you very much, CEO Mark Fields is now saying something very different. According to Automotive News, Fields was asked about his competitors’ […]

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It seems Ford didn’t want to stay home from the EV dance. Just 10 days after Ford Motor Company electrification guru Kevin Layden said that 100 miles of range is just plenty, thank you very much, CEO Mark Fields is now saying something very different. According to Automotive News, Fields was asked about his competitors’ […]

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Your Roof Rack Hates the Environment and Your Wallet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/your-roof-rack-hates-the-environment-and-your-wallet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/your-roof-rack-hates-the-environment-and-your-wallet/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:15:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333714 Yeah, yeah, one day you’re going to put skis up there. Automakers go to great lengths to make vehicles aerodynamic, adding grille shutters and painstakingly shaving off excess weight, but drivers are just blowing away the hard work with their roof racks, a new study reports (via CNET). The effect of roof racks on fuel […]

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Yeah, yeah, one day you’re going to put skis up there. Automakers go to great lengths to make vehicles aerodynamic, adding grille shutters and painstakingly shaving off excess weight, but drivers are just blowing away the hard work with their roof racks, a new study reports (via CNET). The effect of roof racks on fuel […]

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ISIS Branches Out Into Car Dealerships; Read the Fine Print Carefully http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/isis-branches-out-into-car-dealerships-read-the-fine-print-carefully/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/isis-branches-out-into-car-dealerships-read-the-fine-print-carefully/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:15:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333570 We’ve all dealt with a car salesman who wanted us to sign our life away on an overpriced import, but there’s a good chance that’s literally happening in Iraq right now. Reuters reports that Islamic State fighters have taken to running car dealerships as a way of making money, now that allied airstrikes have cut […]

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We’ve all dealt with a car salesman who wanted us to sign our life away on an overpriced import, but there’s a good chance that’s literally happening in Iraq right now. Reuters reports that Islamic State fighters have taken to running car dealerships as a way of making money, now that allied airstrikes have cut […]

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A Cruze-Based Cadillac? Automaker Says ‘No Way’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/a-cruze-based-cadillac-automaker-says-no-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/a-cruze-based-cadillac-automaker-says-no-way/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:45:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333474 It looks like Cadillac doesn’t think the Chevrolet Cruze is a suitable platform for a new luxury model. A source in a story we ran yesterday claimed an internal program code that popped up at General Motors points to a new Cadillac model based on the Cruze’s front-wheel-drive Delta platform, but the automaker is now […]

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It looks like Cadillac doesn’t think the Chevrolet Cruze is a suitable platform for a new luxury model. A source in a story we ran yesterday claimed an internal program code that popped up at General Motors points to a new Cadillac model based on the Cruze’s front-wheel-drive Delta platform, but the automaker is now […]

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‘Everything’s Fine,’ Says Mitsubishi to the EPA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/everythings-fine-says-mitsubishi-to-the-epa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/everythings-fine-says-mitsubishi-to-the-epa/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:15:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333282 After admitting it fudged fuel economy data for the past 25 years in Japan, Mitsubishi Motors wants the Environmental Protection Agency to know that its U.S. vehicles are A-OK. The automaker claims it conducted an internal audit on vehicles from model year 2013 to present and contrasted that data with figures it had previously submitted […]

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After admitting it fudged fuel economy data for the past 25 years in Japan, Mitsubishi Motors wants the Environmental Protection Agency to know that its U.S. vehicles are A-OK. The automaker claims it conducted an internal audit on vehicles from model year 2013 to present and contrasted that data with figures it had previously submitted […]

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Volkswagen Isn’t Selling any Brands Just Yet, But it’s Still Their ‘Plan B’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-isnt-selling-any-brands-just-yet-but-it-remains-plan-b/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-isnt-selling-any-brands-just-yet-but-it-remains-plan-b/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333138 Rival automakers salivating at the thought of snapping up a castoff from Volkswagen’s brand portfolio will have to sit and wait. Amid grim fourth-quarter financial data and ongoing expenses linked to the diesel emissions scandal, the company is standing by its assets, but admits they might have to jettison some if unexpected expenses crop up. […]

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Rival automakers salivating at the thought of snapping up a castoff from Volkswagen’s brand portfolio will have to sit and wait. Amid grim fourth-quarter financial data and ongoing expenses linked to the diesel emissions scandal, the company is standing by its assets, but admits they might have to jettison some if unexpected expenses crop up. […]

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Ford’s in the Money: Automaker Posts Record Profits Because You Love Trucks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fords-money-automaker-posts-record-profits-love-trucks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fords-money-automaker-posts-record-profits-love-trucks/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333162 News from Dearborn this morning will please recent purchasers of F-150s, Transits, and Fiestas — Ford Motor Company is absolutely on fire financially, earning $2.5 billion in a very large first quarter. Ford’s pre-tax profit of $3.8 billion was a record for the company. Net income at the Glass House more than doubled from last year’s $1.2 billion, translating into […]

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News from Dearborn this morning will please recent purchasers of F-150s, Transits, and Fiestas — Ford Motor Company is absolutely on fire financially, earning $2.5 billion in a very large first quarter. Ford’s pre-tax profit of $3.8 billion was a record for the company. Net income at the Glass House more than doubled from last year’s $1.2 billion, translating into […]

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The $100,000 Pickup Truck is Real, and You Have Dealers and the Aftermarket to Thank For It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/100000-pickup-truck-real-dealers-aftermarket-thank/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/100000-pickup-truck-real-dealers-aftermarket-thank/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331250 The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]

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The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]

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Transunion Deploys Great New Tool for Stalking and Killing Ex-Wives http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/transunion-deploys-great-new-tool-stalking-killing-ex-wives/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/transunion-deploys-great-new-tool-stalking-killing-ex-wives/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333050 The phrase “disruptive technology” has long since been co-opted to mean “a new iPhone app for people to share photos of their meals” but it has an original and genuine meaning as well: any technology that matures faster than society’s ability to use it constructively. The list of disruptive technologies includes entries as diverse as […]

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The phrase “disruptive technology” has long since been co-opted to mean “a new iPhone app for people to share photos of their meals” but it has an original and genuine meaning as well: any technology that matures faster than society’s ability to use it constructively. The list of disruptive technologies includes entries as diverse as […]

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Wary or Enthusiastic? MIT Wants Your Views on Automated Driving Technologies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/hot-cold-mit-wants-views-automated-driving-technologies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/hot-cold-mit-wants-views-automated-driving-technologies/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332770 Like it or not, autonomous vehicles are coming in one form or another. Many new cars on the market already have features that help a driver stay in the driving lane, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, or reduce the severity of a collision. Much like the original stability control, these features […]

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Like it or not, autonomous vehicles are coming in one form or another. Many new cars on the market already have features that help a driver stay in the driving lane, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, or reduce the severity of a collision. Much like the original stability control, these features […]

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Ontario Controversy Adds More Fuel to the EV Incentive Debate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ontario-controversy-adds-more-fuel-to-the-ev-incentive-debate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ontario-controversy-adds-more-fuel-to-the-ev-incentive-debate/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:05:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332922 Two sides, two seemingly valid arguments. And in the middle, five $1.1 million cars. Through the province’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, Ontario taxpayers helped lower the price of five Porsche 918 Spyders last year, according to Canada’s national broadcaster, leaving many wondering why their cash helped fund supercars for the ultra wealthy. The program shaved […]

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Two sides, two seemingly valid arguments. And in the middle, five $1.1 million cars. Through the province’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, Ontario taxpayers helped lower the price of five Porsche 918 Spyders last year, according to Canada’s national broadcaster, leaving many wondering why their cash helped fund supercars for the ultra wealthy. The program shaved […]

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GLA45 AMG’s Aerodynamics Package is Mercedes-Benz at Its Worst http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/amg-gla45s-aerodynamics-package-mercedes-benz-not-mercedes-benz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/amg-gla45s-aerodynamics-package-mercedes-benz-not-mercedes-benz/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332562 One of the coincidental perks in my work life means that my home office is just a couple of miles away from a major east coast autoport in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. Very rarely do I leave my home without driving by the CN Autoport. On the way to the grocery store, I spot rows […]

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One of the coincidental perks in my work life means that my home office is just a couple of miles away from a major east coast autoport in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. Very rarely do I leave my home without driving by the CN Autoport. On the way to the grocery store, I spot rows […]

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China Resurrects a Great Nameplate for a New Chevy: ‘Cavalier’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/china-resurrects-a-great-nameplate-for-a-new-chevy-cavalier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/china-resurrects-a-great-nameplate-for-a-new-chevy-cavalier/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332858 No matter who you are or what status you hold in society, at some point in the past 34 years you did something in a Chevrolet Cavalier, and it was probably a lackluster experience (barring anything in the backseat, though even then…). For reasons unknown, the nameplate that once summed up everything that was wrong […]

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No matter who you are or what status you hold in society, at some point in the past 34 years you did something in a Chevrolet Cavalier, and it was probably a lackluster experience (barring anything in the backseat, though even then…). For reasons unknown, the nameplate that once summed up everything that was wrong […]

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‘Defeat Device’ PowerPoint Presentation is Volkswagen’s Latest Embarrassment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/defeat-device-powerpoint-presentation-is-volkswagens-latest-embarrassment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/defeat-device-powerpoint-presentation-is-volkswagens-latest-embarrassment/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332730 If you want your nefarious plan to stay on the down low, try not to make a PowerPoint presentation on it. That’s an obvious takeaway from the New York Times report that details a bombshell discovery made by investigators probing documents and laptops related to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. It’s already known that Audi designed the […]

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If you want your nefarious plan to stay on the down low, try not to make a PowerPoint presentation on it. That’s an obvious takeaway from the New York Times report that details a bombshell discovery made by investigators probing documents and laptops related to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. It’s already known that Audi designed the […]

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Ford Recalls 285,000 Vehicles; Sudden First-Gear Downshifts Reported http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-recalls-202000-vehicles-sudden-first-gear-downshifts-reported/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-recalls-202000-vehicles-sudden-first-gear-downshifts-reported/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332778 Ford Motor Company issued three recall notices today, but top billing goes to a sensor problem linked to the sudden downshifting (to first gear!) of certain vehicles. That safety recall involves 202,000 2011-2012 Ford F-150, 2012 Expedition, Ford Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The problem stems from the output speed sensor on the vehicle’s transmission […]

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Ford Motor Company issued three recall notices today, but top billing goes to a sensor problem linked to the sudden downshifting (to first gear!) of certain vehicles. That safety recall involves 202,000 2011-2012 Ford F-150, 2012 Expedition, Ford Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The problem stems from the output speed sensor on the vehicle’s transmission […]

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Cadillac is Cruzin’ for a Sub-ATS CLA Rival http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/cadillac-is-cruzin-for-a-sub-ats-cla-rival/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/cadillac-is-cruzin-for-a-sub-ats-cla-rival/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332570 Based on internal platform codes, sources are telling us Cadillac is working on a Delta-based Mercedes CLA rival. General Motors has spent significant time and effort refining the Delta platform – as noted in our Cruze review, this platform is well worthy of premiums above the Cruze’s $17, 495 MSRP. Based on what sources are sending […]

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Based on internal platform codes, sources are telling us Cadillac is working on a Delta-based Mercedes CLA rival. General Motors has spent significant time and effort refining the Delta platform – as noted in our Cruze review, this platform is well worthy of premiums above the Cruze’s $17, 495 MSRP. Based on what sources are sending […]

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Can the Tesla Model 3 Break Even at $35,000? This Guy Says ‘Nope’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/can-the-tesla-model-3-break-even-at-35000-this-guy-says-nope/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/can-the-tesla-model-3-break-even-at-35000-this-guy-says-nope/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:30:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332090 Tesla is in the game to make money with its $35,000 Model 3, due out in late 2017, but that claim was recently disputed by an industry insider. Jon Bereisa, an electric vehicle engineering consultant (and former General Motors systems architect responsible for the Chevrolet Volt), said recently that the Model 3 needs to be much […]

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Tesla is in the game to make money with its $35,000 Model 3, due out in late 2017, but that claim was recently disputed by an industry insider. Jon Bereisa, an electric vehicle engineering consultant (and former General Motors systems architect responsible for the Chevrolet Volt), said recently that the Model 3 needs to be much […]

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For Some Weird Reason, Volkswagen is Having a Hard Time Agreeing to Union Pay Hike Demands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/for-some-weird-reason-volkswagen-is-having-a-hard-time-agreeing-to-union-pay-hike-demands/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/for-some-weird-reason-volkswagen-is-having-a-hard-time-agreeing-to-union-pay-hike-demands/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:15:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331970 It just posted its largest loss ever and is up to its eyebrows in scandal-related expenses, so what’s an automaker to do when the hands come out asking for more? That’s the situation in Wolfsburg, Germany, where the scandal-rocked Volkswagen and its workers’ labor union find themselves engaged in an uncomfortable dance, according to Automotive […]

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It just posted its largest loss ever and is up to its eyebrows in scandal-related expenses, so what’s an automaker to do when the hands come out asking for more? That’s the situation in Wolfsburg, Germany, where the scandal-rocked Volkswagen and its workers’ labor union find themselves engaged in an uncomfortable dance, according to Automotive […]

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Ford Drops $1.6 Billion on Midwestern Truck, Transmission Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-drops-1-6-billion-on-midwestern-truck-transmission-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-drops-1-6-billion-on-midwestern-truck-transmission-plants/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:15:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331794 You can’t get your hands on the gear-iest transmission in the land without throwing some money around first. Ford Motor Company announced today that it will spend $1.4 billion to produce their new 10-speed automatic for future F-150s, and invest $200 million into large truck production at its Ohio Assembly Plant. The big bucks are […]

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You can’t get your hands on the gear-iest transmission in the land without throwing some money around first. Ford Motor Company announced today that it will spend $1.4 billion to produce their new 10-speed automatic for future F-150s, and invest $200 million into large truck production at its Ohio Assembly Plant. The big bucks are […]

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BMW Really Wants Mini Owners to Rent Out Their Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/bmw-really-wants-mini-owners-to-rent-out-their-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/bmw-really-wants-mini-owners-to-rent-out-their-cars/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331666 “Clean up the place when you’re done with it, and don’t even think of offering ‘hourly rates’ while you have it. This is a respectable car.” Adds like this could start popping up from new Mini owners if the quirky automaker has its way, Automotive News Europe reports. Mini plans to offer devices on its […]

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“Clean up the place when you’re done with it, and don’t even think of offering ‘hourly rates’ while you have it. This is a respectable car.” Adds like this could start popping up from new Mini owners if the quirky automaker has its way, Automotive News Europe reports. Mini plans to offer devices on its […]

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Fiat-Chrysler Earnings Rise Sharply; Ram Production Coming to Sterling Heights http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fiat-chryslers-earnings-rise-sharply-ram-production-coming-to-sterling-heights/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fiat-chryslers-earnings-rise-sharply-ram-production-coming-to-sterling-heights/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331714 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has a good morning today, after FCA announced boosted profit and earnings spurred by healthy sales in the U.S. and Europe. First quarter net profits were up from just above the break-even point a year ago to 451 million euros ($539.4 million), according to The Detroit News, with pre-tax […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has a good morning today, after FCA announced boosted profit and earnings spurred by healthy sales in the U.S. and Europe. First quarter net profits were up from just above the break-even point a year ago to 451 million euros ($539.4 million), according to The Detroit News, with pre-tax […]

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Mitsubishi Fudged Japanese Mileage Data Since 1991 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-fudged-japanese-mileage-data-since-1991/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-fudged-japanese-mileage-data-since-1991/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331594 Mitsubishi’s fuel economy scandal blew up yesterday after the automaker admitted it has issued misleading mileage data since C+C Music Factory was at the top of the charts. The scandal that started with inflated mileage numbers on a single minicar one week ago now extends to all Japanese market Mitsubishi vehicles sold over the past […]

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Mitsubishi’s fuel economy scandal blew up yesterday after the automaker admitted it has issued misleading mileage data since C+C Music Factory was at the top of the charts. The scandal that started with inflated mileage numbers on a single minicar one week ago now extends to all Japanese market Mitsubishi vehicles sold over the past […]

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Some Good News for Volkswagen Owners’ Panicky Shareholders http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/some-good-news-for-volkswagen-owners-panicky-shareholders/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/some-good-news-for-volkswagen-owners-panicky-shareholders/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331234 After Volkswagen announced last week that it would cut dividends by 97 percent due to the financial fallout of the diesel emissions scandal, there’s a ray of light for those who have shares in the company’s owner. Porsche Automobil Holding SE, the investment vehicle of Volkswagen AG’s ultra-wealthy owner family, said it will front the […]

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After Volkswagen announced last week that it would cut dividends by 97 percent due to the financial fallout of the diesel emissions scandal, there’s a ray of light for those who have shares in the company’s owner. Porsche Automobil Holding SE, the investment vehicle of Volkswagen AG’s ultra-wealthy owner family, said it will front the […]

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“Too Bad About That Old Diesel, Can I Interest You in Something New?” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/too-bad-about-that-old-diesel-can-i-interest-you-in-something-new/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/too-bad-about-that-old-diesel-can-i-interest-you-in-something-new/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:30:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331162 Will Volkswagen TDI owners who opt for a buyback be soured on the brand, or can they be lured into a new model? It’s a big question for dealers, who could stand to benefit from the dealership traffic they’ll see when Volkswagen’s buyback program gets up and running later this year. The fate of hundreds […]

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Will Volkswagen TDI owners who opt for a buyback be soured on the brand, or can they be lured into a new model? It’s a big question for dealers, who could stand to benefit from the dealership traffic they’ll see when Volkswagen’s buyback program gets up and running later this year. The fate of hundreds […]

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Acura Unveils Baby SUV in China; Are its North American Odds Slim or Nil? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/acura-unveils-baby-suv-in-china-are-its-north-american-odds-slim-or-nil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/acura-unveils-baby-suv-in-china-are-its-north-american-odds-slim-or-nil/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331122 Honda’s Chinese subsidiary is proud of the upcoming Acura CDX compact SUV, as it’s the first Acura designed for, and built in, that expanding car market. Based on the Honda HR-V, the CDX tries to erase all signs of its body donor’s identity. Among other things, the new model adds shapelier flanks, conventional rear door handles, […]

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Honda’s Chinese subsidiary is proud of the upcoming Acura CDX compact SUV, as it’s the first Acura designed for, and built in, that expanding car market. Based on the Honda HR-V, the CDX tries to erase all signs of its body donor’s identity. Among other things, the new model adds shapelier flanks, conventional rear door handles, […]

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