The Truth About Cars » Car Reviews http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 14:03:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 Lincoln MKX Review – Lincoln Beats Lexus at Its Own Game http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2016-lincoln-mkx-review-lincoln-beats-lexus-luxury-game/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2016-lincoln-mkx-review-lincoln-beats-lexus-luxury-game/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 13:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334482 The Lexus RX isn’t a sales success; it’s a sales phenomenon. It’s a magical cash generating unicorn that can seemingly do no wrong. The RX outsells every other luxury vehicle in America. Despite sales being down 6.5 percent in 2015, the RX crossover nearly outsold the entire Lincoln brand. When the numbers were tallied, Lincoln […]

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The Lexus RX isn’t a sales success; it’s a sales phenomenon. It’s a magical cash generating unicorn that can seemingly do no wrong. The RX outsells every other luxury vehicle in America. Despite sales being down 6.5 percent in 2015, the RX crossover nearly outsold the entire Lincoln brand. When the numbers were tallied, Lincoln […]

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Cheap and Green: Volkswagen Wants to Build You a Low-Priced Electric http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cheap-and-green-volkswagen-places-hopes-on-new-platform-low-priced-electric/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cheap-and-green-volkswagen-places-hopes-on-new-platform-low-priced-electric/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 19:30:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1336978 “Do those non-diesel things, only better,” seems to be Volkswagen’s mantra these days. The aftermath of the continuing diesel emissions scandal saw the embattled automaker dive deep into cleaner technology, and it now looks like VW wants its name on a relatively cheap electric vehicle, Autocar reports (via Carscoops). The company has been bullish on electrification ever […]

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“Do those non-diesel things, only better,” seems to be Volkswagen’s mantra these days. The aftermath of the continuing diesel emissions scandal saw the embattled automaker dive deep into cleaner technology, and it now looks like VW wants its name on a relatively cheap electric vehicle, Autocar reports (via Carscoops). The company has been bullish on electrification ever […]

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Audi Forced to Climb the Luxury Ladder, All Thanks to Mercedes-Benz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/audi-forced-to-climb-the-luxury-ladder-all-thanks-to-mercedes-benz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/audi-forced-to-climb-the-luxury-ladder-all-thanks-to-mercedes-benz/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 18:30:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1336810 After pumping out a respectable range of luxury sedans, coupes and SUVs for years, Audi now finds itself scrambling to counter an onslaught of high-end boutique models from Mercedes-Benz. The automaker is hinting that more versions of the range-topping A8 could be on the way, AutoExpress reports, including a long-wheelbase Maybach fighter. In recent years, Mercedes stretched […]

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After pumping out a respectable range of luxury sedans, coupes and SUVs for years, Audi now finds itself scrambling to counter an onslaught of high-end boutique models from Mercedes-Benz. The automaker is hinting that more versions of the range-topping A8 could be on the way, AutoExpress reports, including a long-wheelbase Maybach fighter. In recent years, Mercedes stretched […]

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Why the Mustang Sells So Well in Europe, and What US Automakers Don’t Get http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/mustang-sells-well-europe-us-automakers-dont-get/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/mustang-sells-well-europe-us-automakers-dont-get/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 14:30:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329593 The Ford Mustang is currently the best-selling sports car in Germany and in many other European countries. Sales are so strong that allotments for official importers are usually sold out for the rest of the year and customers are flocking to gray importers, who offer cars at higher prices and without factory warranty. What made […]

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The Ford Mustang is currently the best-selling sports car in Germany and in many other European countries. Sales are so strong that allotments for official importers are usually sold out for the rest of the year and customers are flocking to gray importers, who offer cars at higher prices and without factory warranty. What made […]

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Strange Bedfellows or: How Sergio Got His Way and Created a Fleet of Robot Pacificas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/strange-bedfellows-or-how-sergio-got-his-way-and-created-a-fleet-of-robot-pacificas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/strange-bedfellows-or-how-sergio-got-his-way-and-created-a-fleet-of-robot-pacificas/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1336618 A dream collaboration has finally become a reality for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne. After angling for a partnership for over a year, FCA has announced a joint venture with Google’s Self-Driving Car Project. This is the first time the mega company has worked directly with an automaker to test its shadowy autonomous vehicle […]

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A dream collaboration has finally become a reality for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne. After angling for a partnership for over a year, FCA has announced a joint venture with Google’s Self-Driving Car Project. This is the first time the mega company has worked directly with an automaker to test its shadowy autonomous vehicle […]

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2016 Ford Taurus Limited Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2016-ford-taurus-limited-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2016-ford-taurus-limited-review/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1336354 Well, Ford, I’ve gotta hand it to you. You did it, something that TTAC readers probably thought unlikely, improbable, maybe even downright impossible. I’m about to type some words that most of you never expected me to say. I found a Ford that I don’t like. Its name? Taurus Limited. And we had a wretched […]

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Well, Ford, I’ve gotta hand it to you. You did it, something that TTAC readers probably thought unlikely, improbable, maybe even downright impossible. I’m about to type some words that most of you never expected me to say. I found a Ford that I don’t like. Its name? Taurus Limited. And we had a wretched […]

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Junkyard Find: 1992 Geo Metro LSi Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/junkyard-find-1992-geo-metro-lsi-convertible-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/junkyard-find-1992-geo-metro-lsi-convertible-2/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1336210 The Geo Metro, a Suzuki Cultus imported by GM, came after the Chevrolet Sprint version of the Cultus but before GM axed the Geo brand and started selling Chevrolet Metros, which sold in respectable numbers during its 1989-1997 run. There was a convertible version of the Metro, which allowed thin-walleted drivers to enjoy open-air driving […]

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The Geo Metro, a Suzuki Cultus imported by GM, came after the Chevrolet Sprint version of the Cultus but before GM axed the Geo brand and started selling Chevrolet Metros, which sold in respectable numbers during its 1989-1997 run. There was a convertible version of the Metro, which allowed thin-walleted drivers to enjoy open-air driving […]

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BMW i Models Branch Out While Executives Take Off http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/bmw-i-models-branch-out-while-executives-take-off/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/bmw-i-models-branch-out-while-executives-take-off/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 18:35:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1336026 BMW’s electric car sub-brand is growing, thanks to new and upgraded models, but its management ranks are shrinking as executives flee to a Chinese startup. Three top names, including the program’s head, were lured to China’s Future Mobility Corp. this year, Automotive News Europe reports, while sales dropped by nearly a quarter in the first three […]

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BMW’s electric car sub-brand is growing, thanks to new and upgraded models, but its management ranks are shrinking as executives flee to a Chinese startup. Three top names, including the program’s head, were lured to China’s Future Mobility Corp. this year, Automotive News Europe reports, while sales dropped by nearly a quarter in the first three […]

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Ford Crowns Itself V6 Torque King, Debuts Next-Generation EcoBoost Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/ford-crowns-itself-v6-torque-king-debuts-next-generation-ecoboost-engine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/ford-crowns-itself-v6-torque-king-debuts-next-generation-ecoboost-engine/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335946 Ford Motor Company didn’t want an opportunity to claim bragging rights to pass by, so it sent its 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in for a massage. The result was a torque (eco)boost of 30 pounds-feet, raising the engine’s output to 365 horsepower and 450 lb-ft. That places Ford’s F-150 ahead of its closest full-size six-cylinder competitor, […]

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Ford Motor Company didn’t want an opportunity to claim bragging rights to pass by, so it sent its 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in for a massage. The result was a torque (eco)boost of 30 pounds-feet, raising the engine’s output to 365 horsepower and 450 lb-ft. That places Ford’s F-150 ahead of its closest full-size six-cylinder competitor, […]

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A Hotter Hyundai: Turbocharged Elantra Sport Will Deliver Much-Needed Muscle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/a-hotter-hyundai-turbocharged-elantra-sport-will-deliver-much-needed-muscle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/a-hotter-hyundai-turbocharged-elantra-sport-will-deliver-much-needed-muscle/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 16:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335826 Hyundai just revealed its Korean-market Avante Sport, but it’s also a preview of what North American customers can expect in their Elantra lineup. The Avante is what people in Seoul call an Elantra, and the new performance model puts the automaker in a better position to fend off competition from the likes of Honda, Volkswagen and […]

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Hyundai just revealed its Korean-market Avante Sport, but it’s also a preview of what North American customers can expect in their Elantra lineup. The Avante is what people in Seoul call an Elantra, and the new performance model puts the automaker in a better position to fend off competition from the likes of Honda, Volkswagen and […]

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Sergio Takes the Helm at Ferrari; Confirms Record Profits and a LaFerrari Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/sergio-takes-the-helm-at-ferrari-company-reports-record-profits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/sergio-takes-the-helm-at-ferrari-company-reports-record-profits/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335362 Sergio Marchionne added another CEO title to his résumé yesterday, taking control of Ferrari, where the Fiat-Chrysler head already served as chairman. He replaces former CEO Amedeo Felisa, who retired after 26 years with the company. Felisa remains on the independent automaker’s board of directors, where he will serve as a technical advisor. Marchionne now has […]

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Sergio Marchionne added another CEO title to his résumé yesterday, taking control of Ferrari, where the Fiat-Chrysler head already served as chairman. He replaces former CEO Amedeo Felisa, who retired after 26 years with the company. Felisa remains on the independent automaker’s board of directors, where he will serve as a technical advisor. Marchionne now has […]

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Volkswagen Won’t Quit the U.S. Consumer, Because Love is Stronger Than Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/volkswagen-wont-quit-the-u-s-consumer-because-love-is-stronger-than-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/volkswagen-wont-quit-the-u-s-consumer-because-love-is-stronger-than-diesel/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 17:45:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335194 They’re on a little break right now, but Volkswagen plans to saunter back to America’s door, flowers and chocolates in hand. As the diesel emissions scandal plods along to its buyback conclusion, the automaker plans to woo U.S. buyers with desirable products and a less confusing brand strategy, Automotive News reports. Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess […]

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They’re on a little break right now, but Volkswagen plans to saunter back to America’s door, flowers and chocolates in hand. As the diesel emissions scandal plods along to its buyback conclusion, the automaker plans to woo U.S. buyers with desirable products and a less confusing brand strategy, Automotive News reports. Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess […]

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Marchionne Straddles the World, Shouting ‘Jeeps for Everyone!’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/marchionne-straddles-the-world-shouting-jeeps-for-everyone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/marchionne-straddles-the-world-shouting-jeeps-for-everyone/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 16:45:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335122 The Jeep brand is Fiat-Chrysler’s biggest money maker, so it’s no wonder that CEO Sergio Marchionne is scattering factories around the world like a sailor’s offspring. The company’s head honcho outlined his business plan for the brand in an interview published by Automotive News, and it involves no longer having to make a “Sophie’s Choice” […]

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The Jeep brand is Fiat-Chrysler’s biggest money maker, so it’s no wonder that CEO Sergio Marchionne is scattering factories around the world like a sailor’s offspring. The company’s head honcho outlined his business plan for the brand in an interview published by Automotive News, and it involves no longer having to make a “Sophie’s Choice” […]

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Nismo Hunter: Toyota Engineer Wants a Brawnier C-HR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/nismo-hunter-toyota-engineer-wants-a-brawnier-c-hr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/nismo-hunter-toyota-engineer-wants-a-brawnier-c-hr/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 15:30:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335058 Why should Nissan have all the stealthy sport crossover fun? That’s the view of Toyota C-HR chief engineer Hiroyuki Koba, who is seeking approval for a hotter version of the upcoming crossover, Autocar reports. First teased as a Scion concept, the 2017 C-HR bowed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, adopting a new […]

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Why should Nissan have all the stealthy sport crossover fun? That’s the view of Toyota C-HR chief engineer Hiroyuki Koba, who is seeking approval for a hotter version of the upcoming crossover, Autocar reports. First teased as a Scion concept, the 2017 C-HR bowed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, adopting a new […]

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Journalist Prods Elon Musk Into Closing the Model 3’s Bulk Order Loophole http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/journalist-prods-elon-musk-into-closing-the-model-3s-bulk-order-loophole/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/journalist-prods-elon-musk-into-closing-the-model-3s-bulk-order-loophole/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 15:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334930 Like a sign next to the egg roll pit at a Chinese buffet, Tesla’s “two Model 3s per person” rule could have been ignored by hungry customers. Tesla founder Elon Musk had to go on the defensive recently after a financial journalist reserved 20 units of the upcoming 215-mile electric sedan, Automotive News reports. Anton […]

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Like a sign next to the egg roll pit at a Chinese buffet, Tesla’s “two Model 3s per person” rule could have been ignored by hungry customers. Tesla founder Elon Musk had to go on the defensive recently after a financial journalist reserved 20 units of the upcoming 215-mile electric sedan, Automotive News reports. Anton […]

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2015 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Final Update (And Fun With Car Buying Scammers) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2015-volkswagen-gti-long-term-final-update-fun-car-buying-scammers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2015-volkswagen-gti-long-term-final-update-fun-car-buying-scammers/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333578 The automotive media slobbered over the redesigned 2015 Volkswagen GTI sporty hatchback ever since its introduction two years ago. I put 13,500 miles on mine over the past year and I agree that it is one of the great all-around fun cars available today. I just went through the process of selling it, and that is when the real fun began. I […]

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The automotive media slobbered over the redesigned 2015 Volkswagen GTI sporty hatchback ever since its introduction two years ago. I put 13,500 miles on mine over the past year and I agree that it is one of the great all-around fun cars available today. I just went through the process of selling it, and that is when the real fun began. I […]

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2016 McLaren 570S Track Review – Sure Bet on the Strip http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2016-mclaren-570s-track-review-sure-bet-strip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2016-mclaren-570s-track-review-sure-bet-strip/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333970 In the middle of a desert, a fleet of gorgeous supercars sat patiently, awaiting the next slightly hungover bachelor party, or group of corporate khaki-wearers. Yet, I could feel the unmistakable sense of power as I arrived at Exotics Racing in Las Vegas. These beasts waited to be unchained by a capable driver. Exotics Racing is the brainchild of […]

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In the middle of a desert, a fleet of gorgeous supercars sat patiently, awaiting the next slightly hungover bachelor party, or group of corporate khaki-wearers. Yet, I could feel the unmistakable sense of power as I arrived at Exotics Racing in Las Vegas. These beasts waited to be unchained by a capable driver. Exotics Racing is the brainchild of […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Chrysler Laser XE Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/junkyard-find-1984-chrysler-laser-xe-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/junkyard-find-1984-chrysler-laser-xe-turbo/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332330 The K-platform-based Dodge Daytona was built for the 1984 through 1993 model years and sold pretty well; we’ve seen a few of them in this series. The Daytona’s Chrysler-badged sibling, the Laser (not to be confused — though many do — with the Mitsubishi Eclipse-based Plymouth Laser), was sold only for the 1984-1986 model years […]

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The K-platform-based Dodge Daytona was built for the 1984 through 1993 model years and sold pretty well; we’ve seen a few of them in this series. The Daytona’s Chrysler-badged sibling, the Laser (not to be confused — though many do — with the Mitsubishi Eclipse-based Plymouth Laser), was sold only for the 1984-1986 model years […]

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Cadillac Tops 247WallSt.com’s ‘Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy’ List http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cadillac-tops-247wallst-coms-cars-americans-dont-want-to-buy-list/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cadillac-tops-247wallst-coms-cars-americans-dont-want-to-buy-list/#comments Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334714 American luxury car shoppers are driving right past Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealerships it seems, according to 247WallSt.com. The website collected a list of best- and worst-selling vehicles based on time spent on dealer lots, and all Cadillac’s cars — save the CT6 — are in the top 15 worst sellers based on that metric. At the very top of […]

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American luxury car shoppers are driving right past Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealerships it seems, according to 247WallSt.com. The website collected a list of best- and worst-selling vehicles based on time spent on dealer lots, and all Cadillac’s cars — save the CT6 — are in the top 15 worst sellers based on that metric. At the very top of […]

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This 1984 Dodge 600 Turbo Commercial Is a Nightmarish Fever Dream http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/this-1984-dodge-600-turbo-commercial-is-a-nightmarish-fever-dream/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/this-1984-dodge-600-turbo-commercial-is-a-nightmarish-fever-dream/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334418 The Chrysler Corporation was riding high again by 1984, but were they riding high when they made this ad? A turbocharged engine was a brand-new option that year, and the resurgent automaker clearly wanted to celebrate the hot little 2.2-liter by having one abduct a woman and take her to the afterlife. There’s a distinctive […]

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The Chrysler Corporation was riding high again by 1984, but were they riding high when they made this ad? A turbocharged engine was a brand-new option that year, and the resurgent automaker clearly wanted to celebrate the hot little 2.2-liter by having one abduct a woman and take her to the afterlife. There’s a distinctive […]

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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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Volkswagen Shows Off its New Gasoline-Powered Gas Engine That Runs on Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-shows-off-its-new-gasoline-powered-gas-engine-that-runs-on-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-shows-off-its-new-gasoline-powered-gas-engine-that-runs-on-gas/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334242 Diesel? What’s that? Volkswagen is embracing a far less controversial type of fuel with its new 1.5-liter TSI engine, unveiled yesterday at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The ultra-efficient four-cylinder uses variable turbine geometry (VTG) in its turbocharger to generate peak torque at a low 1,300 rpm, then maintain a flat torque curve until about 4,500 […]

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Diesel? What’s that? Volkswagen is embracing a far less controversial type of fuel with its new 1.5-liter TSI engine, unveiled yesterday at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The ultra-efficient four-cylinder uses variable turbine geometry (VTG) in its turbocharger to generate peak torque at a low 1,300 rpm, then maintain a flat torque curve until about 4,500 […]

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Top-Down Pricing: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Starts at $25,990 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334162 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo Review – The Buick from Europe? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/opel-astra-1-4-turbo-buick-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/opel-astra-1-4-turbo-buick-europe/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306049 When the previous generation of Astra made it to American shores — dressed in leather, wood and Buick Verano badges — it wasn’t a foreign invasion. Instead, the Astra-cum-Verano was a good soldier coming home; the Astra J always felt like a Buick. The brand-new Astra, now wearing the K designator, is lighter, more agile and stuffed with […]

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When the previous generation of Astra made it to American shores — dressed in leather, wood and Buick Verano badges — it wasn’t a foreign invasion. Instead, the Astra-cum-Verano was a good soldier coming home; the Astra J always felt like a Buick. The brand-new Astra, now wearing the K designator, is lighter, more agile and stuffed with […]

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