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. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/news-blog/industry/ Feinberg: Volkswagen Will Offer ‘Generous Solution’ to U.S. Customers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/feinberg-volkswagen-will-offer-generous-solution-to-u-s-customers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/feinberg-volkswagen-will-offer-generous-solution-to-u-s-customers/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281826 Kenneth Feinberg, the man behind Volkswagen’s claims fund, stated American VW TDI customers should expect an offer that will make them very happy in an interview published this weekend. When asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (via Reuters) what he will offer the more than 500,000 Americans who own dirty diesels, he replied, “I can promise that there will be a […]

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Kenneth Feinberg, the man behind Volkswagen’s claims fund, stated American VW TDI customers should expect an offer that will make them very happy in an interview published this weekend. When asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (via Reuters) what he will offer the more than 500,000 Americans who own dirty diesels, he replied, “I can promise that there will be a […]

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You Still Want to Buy a Volkswagen TDI? Sign Here http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/you-still-want-to-buy-a-volkswagen-tdi-sign-here/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/you-still-want-to-buy-a-volkswagen-tdi-sign-here/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281146 The fuel cost savings of a diesel vehicle can be huge for those who eat up highway miles. However, with Volkswagen’s voluntary stop sale of those vehicles implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, you may think you can’t buy one from a Volkswagen dealer. You’d be wrong. According to a source who spoke to TTAC […]

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The fuel cost savings of a diesel vehicle can be huge for those who eat up highway miles. However, with Volkswagen’s voluntary stop sale of those vehicles implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, you may think you can’t buy one from a Volkswagen dealer. You’d be wrong. According to a source who spoke to TTAC […]

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Chrysler 200 Sales In Freefall, No Wonder Sergio Shut Down Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/chrysler-200-sales-freefall-no-wonder-sergio-shut-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/chrysler-200-sales-freefall-no-wonder-sergio-shut-production/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:40:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278418 News that 200 production would instantly end, albeit temporarily, was overshadowed by news that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would, sooner than later, farm out the design and production of their small and intermediate cars to a rival automaker. The Chrysler 200’s plant in Sterling, Michigan will undergo a six-week shutdown due to an inventory glut at […]

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News that 200 production would instantly end, albeit temporarily, was overshadowed by news that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would, sooner than later, farm out the design and production of their small and intermediate cars to a rival automaker. The Chrysler 200’s plant in Sterling, Michigan will undergo a six-week shutdown due to an inventory glut at […]

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Scion Monospec Strategy Continuing for 2017, Trims May Arrive for 2018 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/scion-monoprice-strategy-continuing-for-2017-trims-may-arrive-for-2018/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/scion-monoprice-strategy-continuing-for-2017-trims-may-arrive-for-2018/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:32:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278746 Beyond the funky metal, there’s one element that set Scion apart from its Toyota mothership: monospec pricing. By offering up only a single trim for each models and reducing options to paint colors, transmissions and accessories, Scion was able to market its vehicles to a different audience and offer a no-haggle sales approach. For the […]

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Beyond the funky metal, there’s one element that set Scion apart from its Toyota mothership: monospec pricing. By offering up only a single trim for each models and reducing options to paint colors, transmissions and accessories, Scion was able to market its vehicles to a different audience and offer a no-haggle sales approach. For the […]

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The History of Scion’s Sales Collapse http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/history-scions-sales-collapse/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/history-scions-sales-collapse/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:30:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278506 Is Toyota about to officially murder the company’s fledgling Scion marque? If so, it will be both the exact outcome analysts and observers and fans predicted for years and a surprising turn of events. After thriving for half a decade prior to the economic collapse, Scion’s poor performance in recent years led us to assume […]

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Is Toyota about to officially murder the company’s fledgling Scion marque? If so, it will be both the exact outcome analysts and observers and fans predicted for years and a surprising turn of events. After thriving for half a decade prior to the economic collapse, Scion’s poor performance in recent years led us to assume […]

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Who Will Build Sergio’s Next Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:05:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277738 FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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It’s Time For The Auto Industry’s Calendar To Look Like Yours http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-auto-industrys-calendar-look-like/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-auto-industrys-calendar-look-like/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276553 When is a Gregorian calendar not a calendar? When December 2015 ends on January 4, 2016. AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson brought greater attention to the subject of the unnecessarily convoluted auto sales calendar when, in a conversation with Automotive News reporter Amy Wilson, Jackson said, “It’s ridiculous that I have to get on the air and […]

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When is a Gregorian calendar not a calendar? When December 2015 ends on January 4, 2016. AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson brought greater attention to the subject of the unnecessarily convoluted auto sales calendar when, in a conversation with Automotive News reporter Amy Wilson, Jackson said, “It’s ridiculous that I have to get on the air and […]

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Volkswagen Lawyer: Automaker May Buy Back Unfixable Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagen-lawyer-automaker-may-buy-back-unfixable-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagen-lawyer-automaker-may-buy-back-unfixable-cars/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1275105 A lawyer for Volkswagen said in court that the automaker would buy back cars that it can’t fix in time, the first admission from the company that some of its cars may not be fixable, according to the New York Times. Volkswagen lawyer Robert Giuffra told a court last week during hearings related to the class-action […]

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A lawyer for Volkswagen said in court that the automaker would buy back cars that it can’t fix in time, the first admission from the company that some of its cars may not be fixable, according to the New York Times. Volkswagen lawyer Robert Giuffra told a court last week during hearings related to the class-action […]

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Sheriff Resurrects 20-year-old LT1-powered Chevrolet Caprice http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sherriff-resurrects-20-year-old-lt1-powered-chevrolet-caprice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sherriff-resurrects-20-year-old-lt1-powered-chevrolet-caprice/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274617   An Illinois sheriff knows a barn find when he sees one. According to the Northwest Herald, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Stadler spotted an old parade Chevrolet Caprice with 4,000 miles gathering dust in a shed and decided to bring it back into service. The 20-year-old, LT1-powered police cruiser — which sports none of […]

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  An Illinois sheriff knows a barn find when he sees one. According to the Northwest Herald, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Stadler spotted an old parade Chevrolet Caprice with 4,000 miles gathering dust in a shed and decided to bring it back into service. The 20-year-old, LT1-powered police cruiser — which sports none of […]

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Dart, 200 On The Way Out; Wrangler Truck, Wagoneer On the Way In http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dart-200-way-wrangler-truck-wagoneer-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dart-200-way-wrangler-truck-wagoneer-way/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:20:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274545 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday said the automaker would rely more heavily on profitable Jeeps and Rams in North America and Europe to help its business remain profitable in other sagging areas and regions. “We are not of the view that this industry is facing an impending demise,” Marchionne said before announcing […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday said the automaker would rely more heavily on profitable Jeeps and Rams in North America and Europe to help its business remain profitable in other sagging areas and regions. “We are not of the view that this industry is facing an impending demise,” Marchionne said before announcing […]

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Pickup Buyers Will Pay for Anything: GMC Sierra All Terrain X http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/pickup-buyers-will-pay-anything-gmc-sierra-terrain-x/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/pickup-buyers-will-pay-anything-gmc-sierra-terrain-x/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274305 In the war for ever-lucrative pickup truck money, conspicuous consumption is key. General Motors’ latest salvo in the pickup arms race has mudders, LED lamps, a spray-in bedliner and the letter “X” in its name, jack. GMC announced Wednesday that it would sell this spring a Sierra 1500 All Terrain X package, which is derived […]

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In the war for ever-lucrative pickup truck money, conspicuous consumption is key. General Motors’ latest salvo in the pickup arms race has mudders, LED lamps, a spray-in bedliner and the letter “X” in its name, jack. GMC announced Wednesday that it would sell this spring a Sierra 1500 All Terrain X package, which is derived […]

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The Continuing Saga of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Dealer Interest Rate Markup on Car Loans, Part Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/continuing-saga-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-dealer-interest-rate-markup-car-loans-part-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/continuing-saga-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-dealer-interest-rate-markup-car-loans-part-two/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271081   Since we last reported on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its controversial crusade to uncover racial discrimination by car dealers on interest rate markup on automobile loans, the agency has ordered over $100 million in fines and settlements against banks that some have deemed extortion. This has infuriated lenders and car dealers, and has frustrated lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The tale continued last week […]

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  Since we last reported on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its controversial crusade to uncover racial discrimination by car dealers on interest rate markup on automobile loans, the agency has ordered over $100 million in fines and settlements against banks that some have deemed extortion. This has infuriated lenders and car dealers, and has frustrated lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The tale continued last week […]

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Jeep Pickup, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade: All The Things We’ll Probably Hear Tomorrow from Sergio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-pickup-jeep-compass-jeep-renegade-things-well-probably-hear-tomorrow-sergio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-pickup-jeep-compass-jeep-renegade-things-well-probably-hear-tomorrow-sergio/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273841 On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne will update investors on his long-term plans and fourth-quarter profits — namely, how many Jeeps it sold — during his scheduled earnings conference call. It’s widely expected that Sergio will address the near-certainty that Jeep will build a pickup based on the Wrangler, as well as the […]

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On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne will update investors on his long-term plans and fourth-quarter profits — namely, how many Jeeps it sold — during his scheduled earnings conference call. It’s widely expected that Sergio will address the near-certainty that Jeep will build a pickup based on the Wrangler, as well as the […]

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Volkswagen’s 1.4 TSI is the Best Small Car Base Engine Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagens-1-4-tsi-best-small-car-base-engine-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagens-1-4-tsi-best-small-car-base-engine-market/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273625 Perhaps you heard. Volkswagen ran into a little trouble with their previously acclaimed TDI diesel engines. No matter. Volkswagen’s recently introduced 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas-fired engine was already beginning to weaken the case for the optional 2-liter diesel. But now a new 1.4-liter turbo – yes, a wee little 1393 cc four pot – generates […]

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Perhaps you heard. Volkswagen ran into a little trouble with their previously acclaimed TDI diesel engines. No matter. Volkswagen’s recently introduced 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas-fired engine was already beginning to weaken the case for the optional 2-liter diesel. But now a new 1.4-liter turbo – yes, a wee little 1393 cc four pot – generates […]

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Minivan Sales Down By Half Over Last Decade, But All Is Well? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/minivan-sales-half-last-decade-well/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/minivan-sales-half-last-decade-well/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271577 Minivan sales in America fell 8 percent to only 513,000 units in 2015, less than half the number of MPVs sold in the United States a decade ago. Yet the number of sales produced by the three biggest players, across four nameplates, are more than healthy enough to suggest Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is wise to reinvest […]

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Minivan sales in America fell 8 percent to only 513,000 units in 2015, less than half the number of MPVs sold in the United States a decade ago. Yet the number of sales produced by the three biggest players, across four nameplates, are more than healthy enough to suggest Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is wise to reinvest […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Ford Leaving Japan, Indonesia; Detroit’s Big Show; Kia Rio GT Coming? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-ford-leaving-japan-indonesia-detroits-big-show-kia-rio-gt-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-ford-leaving-japan-indonesia-detroits-big-show-kia-rio-gt-coming/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272793 The big Blue Oval is setting in the Land of the Rising Sun. That, Volkswagen’s labor boss doesn’t like what he hears, Detroit’s big show and Kia’s big plans for the Rio … after the break! Ford closing up shop in Japan, Indonesia Ford will shutter its operations and business in Japan and Indonesia by […]

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The big Blue Oval is setting in the Land of the Rising Sun. That, Volkswagen’s labor boss doesn’t like what he hears, Detroit’s big show and Kia’s big plans for the Rio … after the break! Ford closing up shop in Japan, Indonesia Ford will shutter its operations and business in Japan and Indonesia by […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Finished Second in China, Big Trouble for Takata, and Apple’s Longtime Car Guy Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271897 Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Report: Many Volkswagen Managers Knew About ‘Defeat Device’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-many-volkswagen-managers-knew-defeat-device/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-many-volkswagen-managers-knew-defeat-device/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:26:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271817 Many staffers and managers within Volkswagen’s engine-development department knew about Volkswagen’s illegal emissions-cheating “defeat device,” including a whistleblower who told other executives, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported (via Reuters). The report said that there was a “desperation” among engineers tasked with creating a U.S.-emissions compliant diesel engine. Rather than going to the executive board with […]

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Many staffers and managers within Volkswagen’s engine-development department knew about Volkswagen’s illegal emissions-cheating “defeat device,” including a whistleblower who told other executives, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported (via Reuters). The report said that there was a “desperation” among engineers tasked with creating a U.S.-emissions compliant diesel engine. Rather than going to the executive board with […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Don’t Leave Europe Out of the Party, Bizarre End To GM Lawsuit, and 2015’s Recall-mania http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271513 Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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2002-2015: For 14 Years The Toyota Camry Has Reigned As America’s Best-Selling Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2002-2015-14-years-toyota-camry-reigned-americas-best-selling-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2002-2015-14-years-toyota-camry-reigned-americas-best-selling-car/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270577 The streak began in 2002 and remains unbroken. Yes, 2002, which began with the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and ended after George W. Bush’s GOP was strengthened during the first mid-term elections of his presidency. The Toyota Camry was America’s best-selling car. And the Camry has topped the best-selling cars leaderboard every year since. […]

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The streak began in 2002 and remains unbroken. Yes, 2002, which began with the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and ended after George W. Bush’s GOP was strengthened during the first mid-term elections of his presidency. The Toyota Camry was America’s best-selling car. And the Camry has topped the best-selling cars leaderboard every year since. […]

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GM’s Barra Defends Not Equipping Some Global Cars with Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/gms-barra-defends-not-equipping-global-cars-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/gms-barra-defends-not-equipping-global-cars-airbags/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:30:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270033 General Motors CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra defended Wednesday her company’s decision not to put airbags in some of its cars in international markets. “In many of those places the technology is available and it’s a customer choice if they want it,” Barra said, according to the International Business Times. “There’s many cases where we […]

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General Motors CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra defended Wednesday her company’s decision not to put airbags in some of its cars in international markets. “In many of those places the technology is available and it’s a customer choice if they want it,” Barra said, according to the International Business Times. “There’s many cases where we […]

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General Motors, Tesla Spar Over Electric Car Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/general-motors-tesla-spar-electric-car-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/general-motors-tesla-spar-electric-car-sales/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:20:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270009 At a one-day workshop Tuesday sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission to discuss the future of automobile dealers in the U.S., executives from General Motors and Tesla jabbed at each other over electric car sales. GM CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra touted the new Chevrolet Bolt as being one of the few all-electric cars that […]

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At a one-day workshop Tuesday sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission to discuss the future of automobile dealers in the U.S., executives from General Motors and Tesla jabbed at each other over electric car sales. GM CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra touted the new Chevrolet Bolt as being one of the few all-electric cars that […]

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Buick Avista, Cadillac Sub-ATS and Opel GT – Let’s All-pha Speculate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/buick-avista-cadillac-sub-ats-opel-gt-lets-pha-speculate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/buick-avista-cadillac-sub-ats-opel-gt-lets-pha-speculate/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:30:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269561 Last week, Opel teased its upcoming GT Concept by saying: “You will see Opel with a fresh pair of eyes.” That’s just lovely. But let’s take a step back, look at General Motors’ Alpha platform with a fresh pair of eyes and wonder aloud together: Is it all Alpha from here on out? First, here’s […]

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Last week, Opel teased its upcoming GT Concept by saying: “You will see Opel with a fresh pair of eyes.” That’s just lovely. But let’s take a step back, look at General Motors’ Alpha platform with a fresh pair of eyes and wonder aloud together: Is it all Alpha from here on out? First, here’s […]

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Former BMW Manager Woebcken to Lead Volkswagen in North America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/former-bmw-manager-woebcken-lead-volkswagen-north-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/former-bmw-manager-woebcken-lead-volkswagen-north-america/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:06:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269497 Former BMW Group chassis manager Hinrich Woebcken will head Volkswagen in North America, the automaker announced Tuesday. Woebcken will take over April 1. Woebcken takes over the position from former Skoda chief Winfried Vahland, who was tabbed for the new position last year, but resigned three weeks later. Volkswagen of America President and CEO Michael […]

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Former BMW Group chassis manager Hinrich Woebcken will head Volkswagen in North America, the automaker announced Tuesday. Woebcken will take over April 1. Woebcken takes over the position from former Skoda chief Winfried Vahland, who was tabbed for the new position last year, but resigned three weeks later. Volkswagen of America President and CEO Michael […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Turns To Former FBI Chief, Renault Just ‘Improving’ Emissions, GM Buys Ridesharing Service http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-turns-former-fbi-chief-renault-just-improving-emissions-gm-buys-ridesharing-service/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-turns-former-fbi-chief-renault-just-improving-emissions-gm-buys-ridesharing-service/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269449 Volkswagen just tabbed a former FBI director to be the highest paid traffic cop in the universe. That, Renault is only “improving” its emissions, GM’s big bet on ride sharing and the world’s biggest auto supplier says diesel isn’t dead … after the break! Report: Volkswagen will tab former FBI director to help in US investigations […]

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Volkswagen just tabbed a former FBI director to be the highest paid traffic cop in the universe. That, Renault is only “improving” its emissions, GM’s big bet on ride sharing and the world’s biggest auto supplier says diesel isn’t dead … after the break! Report: Volkswagen will tab former FBI director to help in US investigations […]

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