The Truth About Cars » 2012 paris motor show 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 2012 Paris Motor Show: Suzuki S-Cross Concept Embraces Crossover Trend And Ignores History (w/ video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/2012-paris-motor-show-suzuki-s-cross-concept-embraces-crossover-trend-and-ignores-history-w-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/2012-paris-motor-show-suzuki-s-cross-concept-embraces-crossover-trend-and-ignores-history-w-video/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:27:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462147 While not mentioned explicitly, this is Suzuki’s SX4 replacement – the Dodge Caliber S-Cross Concept – which is all but ready for dealer showrooms for 2013. Suzuki seems to be taking a page out of Chrysler’s handbook from the mid-2000s: throw out a relatively smart, simple, small car and replace it with something that’s between […]

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While not mentioned explicitly, this is Suzuki’s SX4 replacement – the Dodge Caliber S-Cross Concept – which is all but ready for dealer showrooms for 2013. Suzuki seems to be taking a page out of Chrysler’s handbook from the mid-2000s: throw out a relatively smart, simple, small car and replace it with something that’s between […]

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Mercedes CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake – How To Take Advantage Of Economies Of Scale: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mercedes-cls63-amg-shooting-brake-how-to-take-advantage-of-economies-of-scale-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mercedes-cls63-amg-shooting-brake-how-to-take-advantage-of-economies-of-scale-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:05:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462146 Economies of scale are the driving force behind everything happening in the industry right now; it’s why Alfa and Mazda are collaborating on an MX-5 and why Volkswagen is building nearly everything on one platform. Does that lead to increased homogeneity on the product side? Absolutely. But it also makes cars like the CLS63 AMG Shooting […]

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Economies of scale are the driving force behind everything happening in the industry right now; it’s why Alfa and Mazda are collaborating on an MX-5 and why Volkswagen is building nearly everything on one platform. Does that lead to increased homogeneity on the product side? Absolutely. But it also makes cars like the CLS63 AMG Shooting […]

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McLaren P1 – Thumbs Up Or Down?: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mclaren-p1-thumbs-up-or-down-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mclaren-p1-thumbs-up-or-down-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:20:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462124   As amazing as the specs may be, I’m not sold on the design of the McLaren P1. It may be functional, but it can’t stand up to the elegant minimalism of the F1 and looks far too busy. Let us know what you think.        

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  As amazing as the specs may be, I’m not sold on the design of the McLaren P1. It may be functional, but it can’t stand up to the elegant minimalism of the F1 and looks far too busy. Let us know what you think.        

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Volkswagen GTI MK 7 – Best In Show So Far?: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/volkswagen-gti-mk-7-best-in-show-so-far-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/volkswagen-gti-mk-7-best-in-show-so-far-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:06:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462107   Yesterday’s coverage was fairly snarky, for the simple reason that none of the product was particularly compelling or exciting. But I love the look of the new VW GTI, especially in this blue hue. In my senior year of high school, my father bought a 2006 Jetta 2.0T with the DSG gearbox; it might […]

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  Yesterday’s coverage was fairly snarky, for the simple reason that none of the product was particularly compelling or exciting. But I love the look of the new VW GTI, especially in this blue hue. In my senior year of high school, my father bought a 2006 Jetta 2.0T with the DSG gearbox; it might […]

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Editorial: Out Of Ideas: Audi Crosslane Is Another Steppenwolf, But That Probably Won’t Matter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/editorial-out-of-ideas-audi-crosslane-is-another-steppenwolf-but-that-probably-wont-matter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/editorial-out-of-ideas-audi-crosslane-is-another-steppenwolf-but-that-probably-wont-matter/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:07:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462006 You’ve seen the Baldwin brothers. Canadians are very acquainted with the Sutter hockey dynasty. At their best, any of the nine Jackson siblings could almost pass for any of the other eight. Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, I don’t know for sure. People I’ve never met – which is a large group of people […]

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You’ve seen the Baldwin brothers. Canadians are very acquainted with the Sutter hockey dynasty. At their best, any of the nine Jackson siblings could almost pass for any of the other eight. Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, I don’t know for sure. People I’ve never met – which is a large group of people […]

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“Boy, I Really Want A Front-Drive BMW”, Said Nobody: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/boy-i-really-want-a-front-drive-bmw-said-nobody-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/boy-i-really-want-a-front-drive-bmw-said-nobody-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:03:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461999 I’m not one who identifies as a “wrong-wheel drive” Nazi like most people with zero performance driving experience online car enthusiasts are, but to me, this is not a BMW. I’m sure it will be a great car, with a very cool three-cylinder powertrain and a nice interior. It would probably make a lot of sense […]

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I’m not one who identifies as a “wrong-wheel drive” Nazi like most people with zero performance driving experience online car enthusiasts are, but to me, this is not a BMW. I’m sure it will be a great car, with a very cool three-cylinder powertrain and a nice interior. It would probably make a lot of sense […]

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Lexus Debuts Mystery Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/lexus-debuts-mystery-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/lexus-debuts-mystery-coupe/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:39:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461972 Lexus debuted a gorgeous mystery coupe, dubbed the LF-CC, and took all the fun out of it by making it a hybrid. I’ll take an Audi S5, thanks. Does anyone see a hint of Scion FR-S in the rear view of this car?  

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Lexus debuted a gorgeous mystery coupe, dubbed the LF-CC, and took all the fun out of it by making it a hybrid. I’ll take an Audi S5, thanks. Does anyone see a hint of Scion FR-S in the rear view of this car?  

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Never Mind The McLaren: Why The Dacia Sandero Is The Star Of The Paris Motor Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/never-mind-the-mclaren-why-the-dacia-sandero-is-the-star-of-the-paris-motor-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/never-mind-the-mclaren-why-the-dacia-sandero-is-the-star-of-the-paris-motor-show/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:30:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461764 The Paris Auto Show is about to kick off tomorrow, and some of the product set to debut has me cursing myself for not maxing out my Visa on a flight and a room at the lovely hotel that’s walking distance from the Porte de Versailles, where the pretty girl with crooked teeth sits patiently […]

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The Paris Auto Show is about to kick off tomorrow, and some of the product set to debut has me cursing myself for not maxing out my Visa on a flight and a room at the lovely hotel that’s walking distance from the Porte de Versailles, where the pretty girl with crooked teeth sits patiently […]

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Porsche Unveils 911 With “4S” Badge On The Rear: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/porsche-unveils-911-with-4s-badge-on-the-rear-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/porsche-unveils-911-with-4s-badge-on-the-rear-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:18:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461955 Hey, remember when Porsche made an effort to make the C4s visually distinctive? Yeah, neither do we. But the new one has stop-start and is good for the polar ice caps. Anyways, if you squint really hard you can see the big visual change on the 2013 911 Carrera 4S. The “4S” badge on the […]

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Hey, remember when Porsche made an effort to make the C4s visually distinctive? Yeah, neither do we. But the new one has stop-start and is good for the polar ice caps. Anyways, if you squint really hard you can see the big visual change on the 2013 911 Carrera 4S. The “4S” badge on the […]

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Porsche Rips Off Taillights From 1993 RX-7 For Panamera Sport Turismo: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/porsche-rips-off-taillights-from-1993-rx-7-for-panamera-sport-turismo-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/porsche-rips-off-taillights-from-1993-rx-7-for-panamera-sport-turismo-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:05:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461940 Jack thinks Porsche may have ripped off the Ford Taurus X with their new Panamera Sport Turismo concept. I say the taillights are a rip-off of the 1993 Mazda RX-7.

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Jack thinks Porsche may have ripped off the Ford Taurus X with their new Panamera Sport Turismo concept. I say the taillights are a rip-off of the 1993 Mazda RX-7.

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Audi S3 Pushes Front-Drive Performance To SRT4 Caliber Territory: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/audi-s3-pushes-front-drive-performance-to-srt4-caliber-territory-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/audi-s3-pushes-front-drive-performance-to-srt4-caliber-territory-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:59:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461932 The Audi S3 promises 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque from its 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Err, wait a second. That’s not the hot hatch you are looking for. The real pictures are below. You can tell it’s the real thing because of the LED headlights. That’s what makes it premium, dontchaknow?

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The Audi S3 promises 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque from its 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Err, wait a second. That’s not the hot hatch you are looking for. The real pictures are below. You can tell it’s the real thing because of the LED headlights. That’s what makes it premium, dontchaknow?

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MQB-Based Volkswagen Golf In The Flesh: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mqb-based-volkswagen-golf-in-the-flesh-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mqb-based-volkswagen-golf-in-the-flesh-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:50:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461925 Fresh out of Weight Watchers, the next-generation Volkswagen Golf was apparently greeted by smoke-bomb wielding Greenpeace protesters. Wouldn’t something other than a fuel-efficient compact hatch be a better target for one’s environmental anguish?

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Fresh out of Weight Watchers, the next-generation Volkswagen Golf was apparently greeted by smoke-bomb wielding Greenpeace protesters. Wouldn’t something other than a fuel-efficient compact hatch be a better target for one’s environmental anguish?

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