The Truth About Cars » e-tron http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +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 » e-tron http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 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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Audi’s 2016 Plans Don’t Include Wind Tunnel, Do Include Q2, Q5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/audis-2016-plans-dont-include-wind-tunnel-include-q2-q5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/audis-2016-plans-dont-include-wind-tunnel-include-q2-q5/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250729 Audi on Monday delayed construction of a new wind tunnel because of the company’s massive diesel scandal, but announced that it would invest nearly $3.3 billion for 2016 — including bringing to market a new Q2, an updated Q5 and a SUV based on the concept shown above in two years. The automaker’s chief, Rupert Stadler, affirmed the company […]

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Audi on Monday delayed construction of a new wind tunnel because of the company’s massive diesel scandal, but announced that it would invest nearly $3.3 billion for 2016 — including bringing to market a new Q2, an updated Q5 and a SUV based on the concept shown above in two years. The automaker’s chief, Rupert Stadler, affirmed the company […]

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Audi’s First All-electric Car Will Be a Model X Fighter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/audis-first-electric-car-will-model-x-fighter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/audis-first-electric-car-will-model-x-fighter/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1145761 Audi’s first production electric car will be a crossover to fight the Tesla Model X, the German luxury carmaker said Wednesday. Concept drawings and initial specifications released by Audi detailed their crossover that is powered by three electric motors — borrowed from its R8 e-tron concept car — with a proposed range of over 300 miles. […]

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Audi’s first production electric car will be a crossover to fight the Tesla Model X, the German luxury carmaker said Wednesday. Concept drawings and initial specifications released by Audi detailed their crossover that is powered by three electric motors — borrowed from its R8 e-tron concept car — with a proposed range of over 300 miles. […]

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Audi’s Plug-in Hybrid A3 Will Start at $38,825, On Sale in October http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/audis-plug-in-hybrid-a3-will-start-at-38825-on-sale-in-october/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/audis-plug-in-hybrid-a3-will-start-at-38825-on-sale-in-october/#comments Sun, 09 Aug 2015 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1137026 Audi announced this week that its plug-in hybrid version of the A3, dubbed A3 Sportback e-tron, will go on sale in October and cost $38,825 to start — $47,725 in Prestige trim — before federal and state incentives. The car, which combines an 8.8 kWh battery and a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, will make a […]

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Audi announced this week that its plug-in hybrid version of the A3, dubbed A3 Sportback e-tron, will go on sale in October and cost $38,825 to start — $47,725 in Prestige trim — before federal and state incentives. The car, which combines an 8.8 kWh battery and a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, will make a […]

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Will Audi Put Tesla Out Of Business? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/will-audi-put-tesla-out-of-business/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/will-audi-put-tesla-out-of-business/#comments Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:47:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359946 It’s no fun knocking Tesla. Having spent my most formative years growing up just South of the Silicon Valley, and as a lifelong resident of the West Coast of the United States, Tesla’s the closest thing I’ve got to a home team in the auto industry. In fact, as I write this,  a Tesla-branded coffee […]

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It’s no fun knocking Tesla. Having spent my most formative years growing up just South of the Silicon Valley, and as a lifelong resident of the West Coast of the United States, Tesla’s the closest thing I’ve got to a home team in the auto industry. In fact, as I write this,  a Tesla-branded coffee […]

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Audi To Unveil A1 e-tron Concept With Wankel Range Extender http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/audi-to-unveil-a1-e-tron-concept-with-wankel-range-extender/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/audi-to-unveil-a1-e-tron-concept-with-wankel-range-extender/#comments Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:49:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347112 The Wankel rotary engine returns to its native land at last. Since the NSU Ro 80 went out of production in 1977, Mazda has been the keeper of the flame. But Audi has announced that it will show an A1 e-tron concept at the Geneva show this week, and the pug-in will feature a single-rotor […]

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The Wankel rotary engine returns to its native land at last. Since the NSU Ro 80 went out of production in 1977, Mazda has been the keeper of the flame. But Audi has announced that it will show an A1 e-tron concept at the Geneva show this week, and the pug-in will feature a single-rotor […]

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Audi e-tron 2: Once More, With Feeling http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/audi-e-tron-2-once-more-with-feeling/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/audi-e-tron-2-once-more-with-feeling/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:06:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341682 After backing away from the ridiculous torque figures it gave with its R8-based e-tron, Audi is having another crack at the electric sportscar theme with a second e-tron concept at the NAIAS. Of course by not giving it a new name, Audi created the impression that this might be a very similar concept to the […]

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After backing away from the ridiculous torque figures it gave with its R8-based e-tron, Audi is having another crack at the electric sportscar theme with a second e-tron concept at the NAIAS. Of course by not giving it a new name, Audi created the impression that this might be a very similar concept to the […]

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LA Auto Show: Audi E-Tron http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/la-auto-show-audi-e-tron/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/la-auto-show-audi-e-tron/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2009 17:47:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337968 We all hoped/thought that Tron was a relic left to the distant 80’s acid trips, but Audi has decided to bring it back again. Shown at the Frankfurt motor show their e-tron concept looks strangely close to production to me. Supposedly debuting two years from now as a 2012 production model buyers willing to fork […]

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We all hoped/thought that Tron was a relic left to the distant 80’s acid trips, but Audi has decided to bring it back again. Shown at the Frankfurt motor show their e-tron concept looks strangely close to production to me. Supposedly debuting two years from now as a 2012 production model buyers willing to fork […]

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