The Truth About Cars » naias 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 06 May 2016 15:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 NAIAS 2013: More C7 Pictures http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-more-c7-pictures/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-more-c7-pictures/#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474045 TTAC reader/contributor Matt Fink generously photograph a whole bunch of metal for TTAC during the Detroit Auto Show. Here are his pictures of the C7 Corvette Stingray. I’m still not sold on the vents and the rear end treatment.

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TTAC reader/contributor Matt Fink generously photograph a whole bunch of metal for TTAC during the Detroit Auto Show. Here are his pictures of the C7 Corvette Stingray. I’m still not sold on the vents and the rear end treatment.

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NAIAS 2013: Audi RS7 – Now We’re Talking http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-audi-rs7-now-were-talking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-audi-rs7-now-were-talking/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:01:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474025 The Audi A7 is one of the more polarizing examples of the pseudo-hatch/coupe, but I’ve always been a fan. The RS7 is probably the car I’d pick as my personal favorite. The 560 horsepower twin turbo V8 is the same powertrain used in the RS6 Avant, and is apparently capable of 24 mpg on the […]

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The Audi A7 is one of the more polarizing examples of the pseudo-hatch/coupe, but I’ve always been a fan. The RS7 is probably the car I’d pick as my personal favorite. The 560 horsepower twin turbo V8 is the same powertrain used in the RS6 Avant, and is apparently capable of 24 mpg on the […]

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NAIAS 2013: Toyota Furia Previews The Corolla http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-toyota-furia-previews-the-corolla/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-toyota-furia-previews-the-corolla/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:23:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474013 Is the era of beige finally over? This concept is supposedly a preview of the new Corolla, due in 2014 – and it’s far more striking than the JDM version reviewed by our own BS.  

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Is the era of beige finally over? This concept is supposedly a preview of the new Corolla, due in 2014 – and it’s far more striking than the JDM version reviewed by our own BS.  

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NAIAS Winners And Losers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-winners-and-losers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-winners-and-losers/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473975 2013’s edition of the Detroit Auto Show is the first I’ve covered for TTAC, and it serves as a nice break from the world of low-cost cars, overcapacity and Bertel’s daily demands for Facebook photos of my attractive female friends. Since I was the sole journalist covering the show, most of the coverage was limited […]

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2013’s edition of the Detroit Auto Show is the first I’ve covered for TTAC, and it serves as a nice break from the world of low-cost cars, overcapacity and Bertel’s daily demands for Facebook photos of my attractive female friends. Since I was the sole journalist covering the show, most of the coverage was limited […]

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NAIAS 2013: Alfa Romeo Makes Triumphant Return To The US Wth AWD Hybrid, Ignored By Everyone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-alfa-romeo-makes-triumphant-return-to-the-us-wth-awd-hybrid-ignored-by-everyone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-alfa-romeo-makes-triumphant-return-to-the-us-wth-awd-hybrid-ignored-by-everyone/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:04:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473939 This is an Alfa Romeo 166. No, really. This car, called the Trumpchi, is owned by Chinese automaker GAC, and uses an Alfa platform. Apparently it’s a 4WD Hybrid as well. It looks utterly generic and about a decade behind the rest of the competizione…err, competition.

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This is an Alfa Romeo 166. No, really. This car, called the Trumpchi, is owned by Chinese automaker GAC, and uses an Alfa platform. Apparently it’s a 4WD Hybrid as well. It looks utterly generic and about a decade behind the rest of the competizione…err, competition.

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NAIAS 2013: Ford Atlas Ruins GM’s World http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-ford-atlas-ruins-gms-world/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-ford-atlas-ruins-gms-world/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:27:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473920 If there is one “winner” at NAIAS this year, it’s Ford. This should have been GM’s show, with the Corvette (its halo model) and their new full-size truck (their bread and butter) both being shown to the public for the first time. Instead, Ford debuted the Atlas concept, a thinly disguised 2015 F-150. The big […]

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If there is one “winner” at NAIAS this year, it’s Ford. This should have been GM’s show, with the Corvette (its halo model) and their new full-size truck (their bread and butter) both being shown to the public for the first time. Instead, Ford debuted the Atlas concept, a thinly disguised 2015 F-150. The big […]

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NAIAS 2013: New Acura MDX Looks Like Old Acura MDX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-new-acura-mdx-looks-like-old-acura-mdx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-new-acura-mdx-looks-like-old-acura-mdx/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:57:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473902 Acura will replace their long-in-the-tooth MDX with a new model that looks a lot like the current MDX and even uses a similar 3.5L V6. The new model should look very similar to this concept. As it underwhelming as it seems, Honda did this with the CR-V and it’s arguably the best small crossover out […]

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Acura will replace their long-in-the-tooth MDX with a new model that looks a lot like the current MDX and even uses a similar 3.5L V6. The new model should look very similar to this concept. As it underwhelming as it seems, Honda did this with the CR-V and it’s arguably the best small crossover out […]

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Acura NSX Concept, Now With 100 Percent More Interior http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/acura-nsx-concept-now-with-100-percent-more-interior/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/acura-nsx-concept-now-with-100-percent-more-interior/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:46:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473896 Contrary to rumors, Acura is not debuting the production NSX at NAIAS. Instead, it’s another iteration of the NSX concept, this time with an interior (shown above). Very LFA-esque.

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Contrary to rumors, Acura is not debuting the production NSX at NAIAS. Instead, it’s another iteration of the NSX concept, this time with an interior (shown above). Very LFA-esque.

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NAIAS 2013: Cadillac ELR Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-cadillac-elr-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-cadillac-elr-live-shots/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:23:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473887 Hot on the heels of the broken embargo comes real live shots of Caddy’s Volt. The ELR gets a nice boost in power – 207 horsepower and 295 lb-ft versus 149 horses and 273 lb-ft for the Volt. A .5 kwh larger battery means slightly less range in EV mode, but an 82-mile boost in […]

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Hot on the heels of the broken embargo comes real live shots of Caddy’s Volt. The ELR gets a nice boost in power – 207 horsepower and 295 lb-ft versus 149 horses and 273 lb-ft for the Volt. A .5 kwh larger battery means slightly less range in EV mode, but an 82-mile boost in […]

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NAIAS 2013: Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-hyundai-hcd-14-genesis-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-hyundai-hcd-14-genesis-concept/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:57:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473878 Hyundai’s HCD-14 Concept is said to preview certain elements of the next-generation Genesis (which should be named Exodus, no?). A Hyundai PR rep noted that this is strictly a concept – unlike Honda, which previews basically production-ready vehicles as “concepts”, this will remain a showcar, though some details will make their way into production. Specific […]

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Hyundai’s HCD-14 Concept is said to preview certain elements of the next-generation Genesis (which should be named Exodus, no?). A Hyundai PR rep noted that this is strictly a concept – unlike Honda, which previews basically production-ready vehicles as “concepts”, this will remain a showcar, though some details will make their way into production. Specific […]

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2014 GM Pickup Interiors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/2014-gm-pickup-interiors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/2014-gm-pickup-interiors/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473839 GM’s new large pickups might be locked up at NAIAS, but they were wide open at the launch event I attended last month. The event included three presentations: one of both trucks together, then one each from the two marketing teams explaining how their truck was different…by saying pretty much the same thing. Both Chevrolet […]

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GM’s new large pickups might be locked up at NAIAS, but they were wide open at the launch event I attended last month. The event included three presentations: one of both trucks together, then one each from the two marketing teams explaining how their truck was different…by saying pretty much the same thing. Both Chevrolet […]

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Someone Broke The Cadillac ELR Embargo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/someone-broke-the-cadillac-elr-embargo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/someone-broke-the-cadillac-elr-embargo/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:19:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473832 Someone posted this photo, presumably of the production Cadillac ELR. We won’t be the first to break an embargo but the cat’s out of the bag…

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Someone posted this photo, presumably of the production Cadillac ELR. We won’t be the first to break an embargo but the cat’s out of the bag…

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NAIAS 2013: Fiat 500L http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/fiat-500l/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/fiat-500l/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:30:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473731 Tucked away in the corner of Fiat’s booth was the Serbian-built 500L.  The most striking part of the car was the interior – it’s much more subdued than the regular 500, lacking the flashy, colorful hard plastic dash surfaces. It looks more Dart than Fiat, really.  

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Tucked away in the corner of Fiat’s booth was the Serbian-built 500L.  The most striking part of the car was the interior – it’s much more subdued than the regular 500, lacking the flashy, colorful hard plastic dash surfaces. It looks more Dart than Fiat, really.  

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NAIAS 2013: BMW 320i Takes The Leasing World By Storm http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-bmw-320i-takes-the-leasing-world-by-storm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-bmw-320i-takes-the-leasing-world-by-storm/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:28:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473734 Canadians have long been privy to a stripped down, lease-special BMW in the form of the 320i. Thanks to BMW’s insatiable quest for volume, Americans will be too. For $33,445, you’ll get a 180 horsepower turbo 4-cylinder and an 8-speed automatic, with a 34 mpg highway rating. And the unbearable stigma of the 320i badge.

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Canadians have long been privy to a stripped down, lease-special BMW in the form of the 320i. Thanks to BMW’s insatiable quest for volume, Americans will be too. For $33,445, you’ll get a 180 horsepower turbo 4-cylinder and an 8-speed automatic, with a 34 mpg highway rating. And the unbearable stigma of the 320i badge.

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NAIAS 2013: Infiniti Q50 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-infiniti-q50-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-infiniti-q50-live-shots/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:12:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473718 In the nascent contest between the Lexus IS and Infiniti Q50, the Infiniti appears to be in the lead. Full details here, thanks to our guest editor Mark Stevenson  

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In the nascent contest between the Lexus IS and Infiniti Q50, the Infiniti appears to be in the lead. Full details here, thanks to our guest editor Mark Stevenson  

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NAIAS 2013: Lincoln MKC Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-lincoln-mkc-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-lincoln-mkc-live-shots/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:52:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473710 Lincoln tries to do an Evoque by taking a Ford platform and an Ecoboost engine while going heavy on the premium.  

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Lincoln tries to do an Evoque by taking a Ford platform and an Ecoboost engine while going heavy on the premium.  

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NAIAS 2013: GM Locks Us Out Of Their New Full-Size Trucks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-gm-locks-us-out-of-their-new-full-size-trucks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-gm-locks-us-out-of-their-new-full-size-trucks/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:43:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473692 Any hopes of taking a look at the interior of GM’s full-size trucks were dashed, as GM briefly opened the doors up for pictures and then promptly locked them. Come on guys, what have you got to hide? Even Lexus had the doors of the $445,000 LFA Nurburgring Edition opened.  

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Any hopes of taking a look at the interior of GM’s full-size trucks were dashed, as GM briefly opened the doors up for pictures and then promptly locked them. Come on guys, what have you got to hide? Even Lexus had the doors of the $445,000 LFA Nurburgring Edition opened.  

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NAIAS 2013: Nissan Versa Note Left Uncovered http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-nissan-versa-note-left-uncovered/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-nissan-versa-note-left-uncovered/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:15:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473694 Someone at Nissan left the new Versa Note aka Versa Hatchback uncovered.

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Someone at Nissan left the new Versa Note aka Versa Hatchback uncovered.

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NAIAS 2013: Infiniti Reveals New Q50 – Same V6 As G37, Now With Optional Battery Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-infiniti-reveals-new-q50-same-v6-as-g37-now-with-optional-battery-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-infiniti-reveals-new-q50-same-v6-as-g37-now-with-optional-battery-power/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:12:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473678 Fresh off a PR campaign to rename every new vehicle in their line-up, Infiniti has shown their new model with the updated Q-numeric model designation: the 2014 Infiniti Q50. On the surface, the new Infiniti Q50 now shares some more DNA from its brothers and sisters, grabbing the corporate design language and putting it to good […]

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Fresh off a PR campaign to rename every new vehicle in their line-up, Infiniti has shown their new model with the updated Q-numeric model designation: the 2014 Infiniti Q50. On the surface, the new Infiniti Q50 now shares some more DNA from its brothers and sisters, grabbing the corporate design language and putting it to good […]

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NAIAS 2013: BMW 4-Series Doesn’t Have Quite The Same Ring To It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-bmw-4-series-doesnt-have-quite-the-same-ring-to-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-bmw-4-series-doesnt-have-quite-the-same-ring-to-it/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:29:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473665 “Oh yeah, that’s my new BMW 428i sDrive” doesn’t sound nearly as cool as “328is” does it? Didn’t think so.  

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“Oh yeah, that’s my new BMW 428i sDrive” doesn’t sound nearly as cool as “328is” does it? Didn’t think so.  

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NAIAS 2013: Hashtags Abound http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-hashtags-abound/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-hashtags-abound/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:24:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473674 Why does this Bentley have a hashtag on the license plate? Maybe this will become a new trend in locales where license plates can fetch millions of dollars…which also happen to be big markets for ultra-luxury brands.

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Why does this Bentley have a hashtag on the license plate? Maybe this will become a new trend in locales where license plates can fetch millions of dollars…which also happen to be big markets for ultra-luxury brands.

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NAIAS 2013: LEAKED – Say Hello To The ‘Urban SUV Concept’, Honda’s New Juke http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-leaked-say-hello-to-the-urban-suv-concept-hondas-new-juke/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-leaked-say-hello-to-the-urban-suv-concept-hondas-new-juke/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:18:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473648 The more they try to stop people from talking, the more people want to talk. These are the leaked images of the new Honda ‘Urban SUV Concept’. Think of it as what a CR-V used to be, but for a new generation of buyers. After Nissan’s surprising success with the Joke Puke Juke, Honda is getting […]

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The more they try to stop people from talking, the more people want to talk. These are the leaked images of the new Honda ‘Urban SUV Concept’. Think of it as what a CR-V used to be, but for a new generation of buyers. After Nissan’s surprising success with the Joke Puke Juke, Honda is getting […]

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NAIAS 2013: MINI Paceman JCW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-mini-paceman-jcw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-mini-paceman-jcw/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:15:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473656 I thought the Mini Paceman was an extraordinarily stupid idea until I saw it on the show floor. The execution is much better than the bloated Countryman. This one has the John Cooper Works engine, which means you’ll get charged an exorbitant amount for 208 horsepower, giant wheels, awful ride quality and $2 worth of badges. […]

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I thought the Mini Paceman was an extraordinarily stupid idea until I saw it on the show floor. The execution is much better than the bloated Countryman. This one has the John Cooper Works engine, which means you’ll get charged an exorbitant amount for 208 horsepower, giant wheels, awful ride quality and $2 worth of badges. […]

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NAIAS 2013: Everyone’s Most Favorite-ist Car Exec Saves Least Favorite-ist Electric Car…With A 6.2-liter LT1 V8! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-everyones-most-favorite-ist-car-exec-saves-least-favorite-ist-electric-car-with-a-6-2-liter-lt1-v8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-everyones-most-favorite-ist-car-exec-saves-least-favorite-ist-electric-car-with-a-6-2-liter-lt1-v8/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:09:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473621 It isn’t often one of the biggest news items coming out of NAIAS 2013 is from a tuning house … especially a tuning house nobody has ever heard of before. Attach the name Bob Lutz to a car, along with a brand new, fire breathing, tire shredding 6.2L LT1 V8 from the new Corvette, you […]

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It isn’t often one of the biggest news items coming out of NAIAS 2013 is from a tuning house … especially a tuning house nobody has ever heard of before. Attach the name Bob Lutz to a car, along with a brand new, fire breathing, tire shredding 6.2L LT1 V8 from the new Corvette, you […]

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NAIAS 2013: LEAKED – Jeep Grand Cherokee Gets First Diesel Since Dr. Z Era http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-leaked-jeep-grand-cherokee-gets-first-diesel-since-dr-z-era/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-leaked-jeep-grand-cherokee-gets-first-diesel-since-dr-z-era/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:09:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473640 The big news to come out of Jeep today: DIESEL. And we aren’t talking about some HD truck diesel from a Ram pick-up. No, a proper fuel-sipping one, in the form of a 3.0L V6, will be available on the Grand Cherokee starting in the 2014 model year. Whoa, I think I just experienced the […]

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The big news to come out of Jeep today: DIESEL. And we aren’t talking about some HD truck diesel from a Ram pick-up. No, a proper fuel-sipping one, in the form of a 3.0L V6, will be available on the Grand Cherokee starting in the 2014 model year. Whoa, I think I just experienced the […]

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