The Truth About Cars » Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Mini Boss Doesn’t Want to Sully the Brand With an Icky Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mini-boss-doesnt-want-to-sully-the-brand-with-an-icky-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mini-boss-doesnt-want-to-sully-the-brand-with-an-icky-sedan/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334386 Mini needs a fifth core model that stays true to the brand’s heritage while drawing in more customers, but the man in charge of the brand doesn’t like sedans. Unless a previously unknown model crawls out of Mini’s history, one side of the dilemma will have to give up ground. Ralph Mahler, Mini’s vice-president of […]

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Mini needs a fifth core model that stays true to the brand’s heritage while drawing in more customers, but the man in charge of the brand doesn’t like sedans. Unless a previously unknown model crawls out of Mini’s history, one side of the dilemma will have to give up ground. Ralph Mahler, Mini’s vice-president of […]

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Acura Takes a Sepia-Toned Selfie With its BFF, the Millennial Car Buyer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/acura-takes-a-sepia-toned-selfie-with-its-bff-the-millennial-car-buyer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/acura-takes-a-sepia-toned-selfie-with-its-bff-the-millennial-car-buyer/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334290 Acura is turning 30, and to celebrate, it’s turning its attention away from the yuppy Gen-Xers who first discovered the brand to the hopeful, car-buying Millennials of today. It’s not pandering for vehicle sales, it’s a relationship, see? Honda’s luxury marque just launched a marketing campaign that seems perfectly designed to lure in the largest-growing […]

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Acura is turning 30, and to celebrate, it’s turning its attention away from the yuppy Gen-Xers who first discovered the brand to the hopeful, car-buying Millennials of today. It’s not pandering for vehicle sales, it’s a relationship, see? Honda’s luxury marque just launched a marketing campaign that seems perfectly designed to lure in the largest-growing […]

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Life in Prison for Car Hacking? Michigan Takes the First Steps http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/life-in-prison-for-car-hacking-michigan-takes-the-first-steps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/life-in-prison-for-car-hacking-michigan-takes-the-first-steps/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:30:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333922 Hoping to access and remotely take charge of a vehicle’s operating system via your laptop? Expect to shower with strange men in a place where the Wi-Fi sucks. Life behind bars is the penalty proposed by two Michigan senators seeking to regulate the state’s connected and autonomous vehicle industry, Automotive News reports. The bills introduced […]

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Hoping to access and remotely take charge of a vehicle’s operating system via your laptop? Expect to shower with strange men in a place where the Wi-Fi sucks. Life behind bars is the penalty proposed by two Michigan senators seeking to regulate the state’s connected and autonomous vehicle industry, Automotive News reports. The bills introduced […]

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Ford Transit Is America’s Best-Selling Van, Minivans Included http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-transit-americas-best-selling-van-minivans-included/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-transit-americas-best-selling-van-minivans-included/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333362 The Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van in March 2016 and the first-quarter of 2016, full stop. Not just the best-selling full-size commercial van. Not just the best-selling commercial van overall. The Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van, besting all of its direct rivals as well as each and every minivan. Much has been made […]

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The Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van in March 2016 and the first-quarter of 2016, full stop. Not just the best-selling full-size commercial van. Not just the best-selling commercial van overall. The Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van, besting all of its direct rivals as well as each and every minivan. Much has been made […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is Dodge Extending the JC Platform’s Incredible Journey? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/is-dodge-extending-the-jc-platforms-incredible-journey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/is-dodge-extending-the-jc-platforms-incredible-journey/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331090 The Dodge Journey often finds itself the butt of jokes and scornful taunts, like here, or here, but all laughs fade away eventually, and besides, Fiat-Chrysler’s archaic crossover is due for a platform swap this fall. Not so fast. An anonymous FCA source just told Automotive News that the Journey won’t shed its dated platform as planned, […]

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The Dodge Journey often finds itself the butt of jokes and scornful taunts, like here, or here, but all laughs fade away eventually, and besides, Fiat-Chrysler’s archaic crossover is due for a platform swap this fall. Not so fast. An anonymous FCA source just told Automotive News that the Journey won’t shed its dated platform as planned, […]

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Volvo’s New XC90 Is Soaring; Other Volvos Are Tanking http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volvos-new-xc90-soaring-volvos-tanking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volvos-new-xc90-soaring-volvos-tanking/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330841 We said the new Volvo XC90 would need to sell very well. It is, in fact, selling well. And given the sharp declines Volvo is reporting with every other model, we may have understated the need. Globally, Volvo reported an all-time record number of sales in calendar year 2015. In the United States, however, even […]

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We said the new Volvo XC90 would need to sell very well. It is, in fact, selling well. And given the sharp declines Volvo is reporting with every other model, we may have understated the need. Globally, Volvo reported an all-time record number of sales in calendar year 2015. In the United States, however, even […]

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Tuesday Could Shed Light on Marchionne’s Master Plan, or Not http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tuesday-could-shed-light-on-marchionnes-master-plan-or-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tuesday-could-shed-light-on-marchionnes-master-plan-or-not/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330593 Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, could shed light on the company’s uncertain future this Tuesday when the company reports earnings. However, as the Detroit Free Press reports, Marchionne may not take the opportunity to clear the air, which would leave employees at FCA plants wondering about their futures for months to come. The sweatered […]

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Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, could shed light on the company’s uncertain future this Tuesday when the company reports earnings. However, as the Detroit Free Press reports, Marchionne may not take the opportunity to clear the air, which would leave employees at FCA plants wondering about their futures for months to come. The sweatered […]

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Watch (Most of) These 1958 Sedans Destroy Their Suspensions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/watch-most-of-these-1958-sedans-destroy-their-suspensions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/watch-most-of-these-1958-sedans-destroy-their-suspensions/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330489 If 1958 wasn’t the peak of automotive glitz and excess, it was damn close to it. American automakers, emboldened by a never-ending postwar buying spree, heaped more chrome and new technology onto their models that year than ever before. Uplevel models — Lincoln, Buick and Olds, especially — were the worst offenders, somehow managing to make themselves […]

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If 1958 wasn’t the peak of automotive glitz and excess, it was damn close to it. American automakers, emboldened by a never-ending postwar buying spree, heaped more chrome and new technology onto their models that year than ever before. Uplevel models — Lincoln, Buick and Olds, especially — were the worst offenders, somehow managing to make themselves […]

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GM Profits Soar, and Volkswagen is the Anti-GM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/gm-profits-soar-and-volkswagen-is-the-anti-gm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/gm-profits-soar-and-volkswagen-is-the-anti-gm/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330377 There’s happy faces inside the Renaissance Center today. General Motors saw its first-quarter pretax profit rise 28 percent, despite continuing trouble in foreign markets, Automotive News has reported. A net income of $1.95 billion means investors will reap $32.66 a share, a 1.5 percent increase. Revenue was up four percent in the first quarter, at $37.27 billion. […]

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There’s happy faces inside the Renaissance Center today. General Motors saw its first-quarter pretax profit rise 28 percent, despite continuing trouble in foreign markets, Automotive News has reported. A net income of $1.95 billion means investors will reap $32.66 a share, a 1.5 percent increase. Revenue was up four percent in the first quarter, at $37.27 billion. […]

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Japanese Earthquake Disruptions Hit North America; GM Idles Four Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/japanese-earthquake-disruptions-hit-north-america-gm-idles-four-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/japanese-earthquake-disruptions-hit-north-america-gm-idles-four-plants/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330313 Four General Motors assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada will be closed temporarily due to supply chain disruptions caused by last week’s earthquakes in Japan. The automaker announced today that four plants — Spring Hill, Tennessee; Lordstown, Ohio; Fairfax, Kansas; and Oshawa, Ontario — will be idled for two weeks starting on April 25. The production […]

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Four General Motors assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada will be closed temporarily due to supply chain disruptions caused by last week’s earthquakes in Japan. The automaker announced today that four plants — Spring Hill, Tennessee; Lordstown, Ohio; Fairfax, Kansas; and Oshawa, Ontario — will be idled for two weeks starting on April 25. The production […]

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The Best Ford F-150 Engine Is The Smallest One You Can Buy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/best-ford-f-150-engine-smallest-one-can-buy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/best-ford-f-150-engine-smallest-one-can-buy/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329905 After one week with a 2016 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 2.7-liter EcoBoost, I’m convinced that this small turbocharged V6 engine is the pick of the current F-150 range. Stunning acceleration, a positive working relationship with the F-150’s six-speed automatic, minor capability cutbacks, and a lower price tag combine to make the 2.7-liter completely worthy of […]

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After one week with a 2016 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 2.7-liter EcoBoost, I’m convinced that this small turbocharged V6 engine is the pick of the current F-150 range. Stunning acceleration, a positive working relationship with the F-150’s six-speed automatic, minor capability cutbacks, and a lower price tag combine to make the 2.7-liter completely worthy of […]

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Volkswagen’s Buyback Might Be Worse (Environmentally) Than the Crime http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329625 Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Mitsubishi Mileage Scandal Makes its Way to the U.S. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-mileage-scandal-makes-its-way-to-the-u-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-mileage-scandal-makes-its-way-to-the-u-s/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329961 A day after its head office was raided by Japanese Transport Ministry officials, the U.S. is going to put Mitsubishi’s mileage claims under scrutiny. The scandal began when Mitsubishi admitted it overstated fuel economy numbers on its Japanese market eK mini wagons, but Reuters is now claiming the false data extends to U.S. market vehicles. Reports in […]

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A day after its head office was raided by Japanese Transport Ministry officials, the U.S. is going to put Mitsubishi’s mileage claims under scrutiny. The scandal began when Mitsubishi admitted it overstated fuel economy numbers on its Japanese market eK mini wagons, but Reuters is now claiming the false data extends to U.S. market vehicles. Reports in […]

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How to Get Rich Sort of Quick While Really Trying http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/how-to-get-rich-sort-of-quick-while-really-trying/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/how-to-get-rich-sort-of-quick-while-really-trying/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:35:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328905 Always dreamed of becoming a YouTube sensation? Wish you could get millions of clicks and finance your life from it? That dream is a reality for Parker Nirenstein, a 21-year-old automotive engineering student at the University of Michigan and star of YouTube’s Vehicle Virgins channel. Young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs always draw a crowd, and the BBC is […]

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Always dreamed of becoming a YouTube sensation? Wish you could get millions of clicks and finance your life from it? That dream is a reality for Parker Nirenstein, a 21-year-old automotive engineering student at the University of Michigan and star of YouTube’s Vehicle Virgins channel. Young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs always draw a crowd, and the BBC is […]

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The Future of Batteries is a Far-Out Trip, Man http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-future-of-batteries-is-a-far-out-trip-man/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-future-of-batteries-is-a-far-out-trip-man/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:35:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329481 Besides making steaks seem fancy and sending rebellious teens to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, it turns out mushrooms have another use. Fibers from a type of wild mushroom outperformed graphite anodes on lithium-ion batteries, Wards Auto reports, a finding that surprised researchers at Purdue University. As electric cars slowly proliferate, the knowledge could […]

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Besides making steaks seem fancy and sending rebellious teens to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, it turns out mushrooms have another use. Fibers from a type of wild mushroom outperformed graphite anodes on lithium-ion batteries, Wards Auto reports, a finding that surprised researchers at Purdue University. As electric cars slowly proliferate, the knowledge could […]

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