The Truth About Cars » MLB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:00:32 +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 » MLB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Volkswagen Unveils Plans For 5 Series/E-Class Fighter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/volkswagen-unveils-plans-5-seriese-class-fighter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/volkswagen-unveils-plans-5-seriese-class-fighter/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=957841 The world is not enough for Volkswagen AG, as it now has plans to introduce a mid-size sedan to slot between the Passat and the Phaeton. AutoBild reports the proposed model will do battle with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, with sedan and wagon variants on the table, with U.S. and Chinese markets […]

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The world is not enough for Volkswagen AG, as it now has plans to introduce a mid-size sedan to slot between the Passat and the Phaeton. AutoBild reports the proposed model will do battle with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, with sedan and wagon variants on the table, with U.S. and Chinese markets […]

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MQB FUD: Burdened By Legacy Platforms, GM Fights Off The Kits – And what are those kits anyway? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/mqb-fud-burdened-by-legacy-platforms-gm-fights-off-the-kits-and-what-are-those-kits-anyway/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/mqb-fud-burdened-by-legacy-platforms-gm-fights-off-the-kits-and-what-are-those-kits-anyway/#comments Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:01:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492208 (Note: This story is not for the TL;NR crowd. If you need it in one short sentence: If your car company isn’t working on a kit architecture, kiss them good-bye.) Call it coincidence, but immediately after TTAC flogged GM for having missed the kit architecture train, and for being chained to the antique platform model […]

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(Note: This story is not for the TL;NR crowd. If you need it in one short sentence: If your car company isn’t working on a kit architecture, kiss them good-bye.) Call it coincidence, but immediately after TTAC flogged GM for having missed the kit architecture train, and for being chained to the antique platform model […]

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The Kit Race: You Have To Be In It To Win It – And GM Ain’t http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/the-kit-race-you-have-to-be-in-it-to-win-it-and-gm-aint/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/the-kit-race-you-have-to-be-in-it-to-win-it-and-gm-aint/#comments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:16:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491990 Most large automakers are working on a modular architecture of some sort. Farthest ahead appears to be Volkswagen, which already is rolling out new car after new car on one of four related kit architectures, and which is rumored to be working on one master kit. The other day, Toyota showed me glimpses of its […]

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Most large automakers are working on a modular architecture of some sort. Farthest ahead appears to be Volkswagen, which already is rolling out new car after new car on one of four related kit architectures, and which is rumored to be working on one master kit. The other day, Toyota showed me glimpses of its […]

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Born From Kits: Volkswagen Invents The Incredible Money Machine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/born-from-kits-volkswagen-invents-the-incredible-money-machine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/born-from-kits-volkswagen-invents-the-incredible-money-machine/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:19:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422944 We have been writing about it for years, now, Bloomberg wakes up to it: “Volkswagen AG will kick off its biggest technology overhaul in almost two decades.” Bloomberg still has a hard time of coming to grips with the technological revolution. It’s not just that “more than 40 models will use a set of standardized […]

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We have been writing about it for years, now, Bloomberg wakes up to it: “Volkswagen AG will kick off its biggest technology overhaul in almost two decades.” Bloomberg still has a hard time of coming to grips with the technological revolution. It’s not just that “more than 40 models will use a set of standardized […]

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The Revolution Of The Car Industry: Kit Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/the-revolution-of-the-car-industry-kit-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/the-revolution-of-the-car-industry-kit-cars/#comments Sun, 07 Aug 2011 13:48:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406133 Within the next ten years, the car industry will change more than in the past fifty years. At least at Volkswagen, says Audi Chief Rupert Stadler. Platforms are a thing of the last century. The future of the car industry is kit cars. Or make that cars designed and built using elements of a common […]

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Within the next ten years, the car industry will change more than in the past fifty years. At least at Volkswagen, says Audi Chief Rupert Stadler. Platforms are a thing of the last century. The future of the car industry is kit cars. Or make that cars designed and built using elements of a common […]

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