The Truth About Cars » Brand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +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 » Brand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Could Cadillac Leave General Motors to Be on Its Own? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/cadillac-leave-general-motors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/cadillac-leave-general-motors/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1139346 According to Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen, it probably could. According to Automotive News, de Nysschen told analysts that Cadillac would have a “a far higher degree of autonomy and self sufficiency” within two years, and the company could report its own profits and losses, separate from GM. Already, Cadillac contributes “a very sizeable contribution to the overall profit […]

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According to Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen, it probably could. According to Automotive News, de Nysschen told analysts that Cadillac would have a “a far higher degree of autonomy and self sufficiency” within two years, and the company could report its own profits and losses, separate from GM. Already, Cadillac contributes “a very sizeable contribution to the overall profit […]

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Lincoln Can and Will Come Back http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/lincoln-can-and-will-come-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/lincoln-can-and-will-come-back/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:39:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484205 Over the last two years, attacking Lincoln has become tremendously “in.” This is because doing so will cause everyone to agree with you, which is sort of like when people complain about drivers in their hometown. Seriously: no matter what major city you visit, the drivers there are “the worst,” according to local residents who […]

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Over the last two years, attacking Lincoln has become tremendously “in.” This is because doing so will cause everyone to agree with you, which is sort of like when people complain about drivers in their hometown. Seriously: no matter what major city you visit, the drivers there are “the worst,” according to local residents who […]

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Volkswagen Plans Chinese Brand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/volkswagen-plans-chinese-brand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/volkswagen-plans-chinese-brand/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:26:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381335 Ever since GM announced its BaoJun, ever since Nissan showed its Qi Chen and Honda launched its Li Nian, creating Chinese car brands has become all the rage. Volkswagen doesn’t want to be left out. Volkswagen, (German for “the people’s car”) plans a standalone brand for the people of the People’s Republic. Volkswagen-China CEO Wolfgang […]

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Ever since GM announced its BaoJun, ever since Nissan showed its Qi Chen and Honda launched its Li Nian, creating Chinese car brands has become all the rage. Volkswagen doesn’t want to be left out. Volkswagen, (German for “the people’s car”) plans a standalone brand for the people of the People’s Republic. Volkswagen-China CEO Wolfgang […]

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Fisker Karma: The Car That Changes Everything Except Advertising Cliches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/fisker-karma-the-car-that-changes-everything-except-advertising-cliches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/fisker-karma-the-car-that-changes-everything-except-advertising-cliches/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:31:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363377 Why build the sexiest-looking “green car” to date, only to advertise it using cobbled-together promo clips and a royalty-free techno beat? Other than the fact that several production delays indicate that every available dollar should go towards actually making the Karma production-ready, of course. [via Jalopnik]

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Why build the sexiest-looking “green car” to date, only to advertise it using cobbled-together promo clips and a royalty-free techno beat? Other than the fact that several production delays indicate that every available dollar should go towards actually making the Karma production-ready, of course. [via Jalopnik]

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Chart Of The Day: May Volume By Brand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/chart-of-the-day-may-volume-by-brand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/chart-of-the-day-may-volume-by-brand/#comments Fri, 11 Jun 2010 18:41:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358721 Thomas Olesen wrote in to request a May 2010 brand volume chart. His wish just came true. Your wildest US-market auto sales questions can be answered too, if you just send your request to editors@ttac.com.

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Thomas Olesen wrote in to request a May 2010 brand volume chart. His wish just came true. Your wildest US-market auto sales questions can be answered too, if you just send your request to editors@ttac.com.

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The Skoda Conundrum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-skoda-conundrum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-skoda-conundrum/#comments Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:26:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348577 When the automotive historians look back at GM they will point to many factors as to why they fell. Some might point to the Unions, some may point to their lack of reliable products, others may even point to their shoddy dealer service. But one factor which undeniably led to GM’s bankruptcy is lack of […]

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When the automotive historians look back at GM they will point to many factors as to why they fell. Some might point to the Unions, some may point to their lack of reliable products, others may even point to their shoddy dealer service. But one factor which undeniably led to GM’s bankruptcy is lack of […]

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The Saab-Spyker Deal Explained http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/the-saab-spyker-deal-explained/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/the-saab-spyker-deal-explained/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:29:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343152 It’s been a looooong wait and lots of nail biting for Saab employees and Saab enthusiasts around the world, but GM and Spyker have reached a preliminary agreement on a Saab sale. The deal includes amongst other things the rights to the Saab brand of course, the Trollhättan production facilities (which was important to Spyker […]

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It’s been a looooong wait and lots of nail biting for Saab employees and Saab enthusiasts around the world, but GM and Spyker have reached a preliminary agreement on a Saab sale. The deal includes amongst other things the rights to the Saab brand of course, the Trollhättan production facilities (which was important to Spyker […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: All The World’s Saab Owners In One Place Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-all-the-worlds-saab-owners-in-one-place-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-all-the-worlds-saab-owners-in-one-place-edition/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:18:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340863 Ok, so not every Saab owner made it to the “Save Saab” rally outside of GM’s headquarters today… but local Detroit businesses did report shortages of pipe tobacco, leather elbow patches and quirk. All kidding aside though, is there a better illustration of the blind passion that automobiles so relentlessly inspire? These folks had to […]

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Ok, so not every Saab owner made it to the “Save Saab” rally outside of GM’s headquarters today… but local Detroit businesses did report shortages of pipe tobacco, leather elbow patches and quirk. All kidding aside though, is there a better illustration of the blind passion that automobiles so relentlessly inspire? These folks had to […]

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Francisco Franco Is Still Dead, Saab Still Breathing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/francisco-franco-is-still-dead-saab-still-breathing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/francisco-franco-is-still-dead-saab-still-breathing/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:48:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339895 Despite the flood of clumsy eulogies and “don’t worry about the Saab dealer, he owns a Porsche shop” stories making their way into the local media (usually a good sign of a sure thing), Saab may still have some kind of chance at survival (in some form). According to Spyker spokesfolks [via AFP], Spyker has […]

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Despite the flood of clumsy eulogies and “don’t worry about the Saab dealer, he owns a Porsche shop” stories making their way into the local media (usually a good sign of a sure thing), Saab may still have some kind of chance at survival (in some form). According to Spyker spokesfolks [via AFP], Spyker has […]

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Spyker Stock Soars On Saab Speculation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/spyker-stock-soars-on-saab-speculation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/spyker-stock-soars-on-saab-speculation/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:04:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339805 Shares in the Dutch boutique automaker Spyker soared 23 percent today, reports Reuters, as the firm’s last-ditch bid for Saab goes down to the wire. Spyker, which sold only 43 cars last year and had a market capitalization of only €26.6m as of last Friday, will hear back from GM on its Saab bid by […]

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Shares in the Dutch boutique automaker Spyker soared 23 percent today, reports Reuters, as the firm’s last-ditch bid for Saab goes down to the wire. Spyker, which sold only 43 cars last year and had a market capitalization of only €26.6m as of last Friday, will hear back from GM on its Saab bid by […]

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