The Truth About Cars » platforms 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 14:00:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Will an FCA Executive Return From Brazil With a New Ram? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/will-an-fca-executive-return-from-brazil-with-a-new-ram/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/will-an-fca-executive-return-from-brazil-with-a-new-ram/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:58:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1312106 A top Ram executive is heading to Brazil next week as the truck maker increasingly cozies up to the idea of adding a smaller pickup to its lineup. The trip comes after Mike Manley, global head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep and Ram brands, told The Detroit News that an “opportunity” exists in the U.S. midsize […]

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A top Ram executive is heading to Brazil next week as the truck maker increasingly cozies up to the idea of adding a smaller pickup to its lineup. The trip comes after Mike Manley, global head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep and Ram brands, told The Detroit News that an “opportunity” exists in the U.S. midsize […]

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Mercedes Eyeing Crossovers For Maybach, smart Brands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/mercedes-eyeing-crossovers-maybach-smart-brands/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/mercedes-eyeing-crossovers-maybach-smart-brands/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1053545 Not too long ago, Mercedes didn’t have plans for either a Maybach or smart crossover. Looks like those plans have changed. Should the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand gain a crossover to place alongside the S600 and Pullman models, sales and marketing boss Ola Kallenius says the Mercedes GLS set for 2017 would be “the more likely scenario,” […]

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Not too long ago, Mercedes didn’t have plans for either a Maybach or smart crossover. Looks like those plans have changed. Should the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand gain a crossover to place alongside the S600 and Pullman models, sales and marketing boss Ola Kallenius says the Mercedes GLS set for 2017 would be “the more likely scenario,” […]

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Ghosn Talks Platform Sharing, Cost Saving & Teamwork Aspects of Renault-Nissan Alliance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/ghosn-talks-platform-sharing-cost-saving-teamwork-aspects-of-renault-nissan-alliance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/ghosn-talks-platform-sharing-cost-saving-teamwork-aspects-of-renault-nissan-alliance/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=732634 Carlos Ghosn, head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, told the Automotive News that the companies will jointly develop two vehicle platforms that, shared between the two companies, will each provide the basis for more than 3 million vehicles by 2016.   Ghosn predicts that by that year the entire industry will have only five platforms that […]

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Carlos Ghosn, head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, told the Automotive News that the companies will jointly develop two vehicle platforms that, shared between the two companies, will each provide the basis for more than 3 million vehicles by 2016.   Ghosn predicts that by that year the entire industry will have only five platforms that […]

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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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Opel And PSA To Share Four Platforms. But Will They Share Plants? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/opel-and-psa-to-share-four-platforms-but-will-the-share-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/opel-and-psa-to-share-four-platforms-but-will-the-share-plants/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:51:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464787 After a lot of he loves me, he loves me not, GM and Peugeot PSA finally took their fledgling 7 percent relationship a few concrete steps forward. At least on paper. GM and PSA will not just buy new parts together. They will share platforms, the key to make joint purchasing work. The timing of […]

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After a lot of he loves me, he loves me not, GM and Peugeot PSA finally took their fledgling 7 percent relationship a few concrete steps forward. At least on paper. GM and PSA will not just buy new parts together. They will share platforms, the key to make joint purchasing work. The timing of […]

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Mercedes Will Cut Its Platforms In Half http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/mercedes-will-cut-platforms-in-half/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/mercedes-will-cut-platforms-in-half/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:13:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437053 Carmakers all over the world strive to make more with less. All car companies that want to be around in a few years are on some kind of a standardization drive.  GM wants to cut its 30 platforms down to 14. Volkswagen wants to get rid of platforms altogether . Mercedes will halve its vehicle […]

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Carmakers all over the world strive to make more with less. All car companies that want to be around in a few years are on some kind of a standardization drive.  GM wants to cut its 30 platforms down to 14. Volkswagen wants to get rid of platforms altogether . Mercedes will halve its vehicle […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: I Believe I Asked For A Small Mokka Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-i-believe-i-asked-for-a-small-mokka-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-i-believe-i-asked-for-a-small-mokka-edition/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:22:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423282 Editor’s Note: The image above is from Autobild (and is posted elsewhere in the German media), and is not labeled as a rendering, a spy shot or an official image. An anonymous tipster who has seen the upcoming Buick “Encore” (which GM has shown to select fans and journos under embargo for years now) says […]

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Editor’s Note: The image above is from Autobild (and is posted elsewhere in the German media), and is not labeled as a rendering, a spy shot or an official image. An anonymous tipster who has seen the upcoming Buick “Encore” (which GM has shown to select fans and journos under embargo for years now) says […]

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Cadillac XTS Debuts, Doesn’t “Blow The Doors Off” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/cadillac-xts-debuts-doesnt-blow-the-doors-off/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/cadillac-xts-debuts-doesnt-blow-the-doors-off/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:45:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418488 Throughout its history, Cadillac has fed the press some glorious concept cars dripping with opulence, snazzy features and WTF styling. This works when production cars live up to the concept’s hype, but a history of histrionics is less helpful when you’re launching a car that somehow defies hype  altogether [Ed: see AutoWeek’s headline: “Cadillac aims its flagship XTS […]

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Throughout its history, Cadillac has fed the press some glorious concept cars dripping with opulence, snazzy features and WTF styling. This works when production cars live up to the concept’s hype, but a history of histrionics is less helpful when you’re launching a car that somehow defies hype  altogether [Ed: see AutoWeek’s headline: “Cadillac aims its flagship XTS […]

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Dodge Dakota Production Ends Next Week, As Small Pickups Show Few Signs Of Recovery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/dodge-dakota-production-ends-next-week-as-small-pickups-show-few-signs-of-recovery/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/dodge-dakota-production-ends-next-week-as-small-pickups-show-few-signs-of-recovery/#comments Sun, 21 Aug 2011 19:29:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408228 Few will be surprised to hear that Chrysler Group will end production of its Dakota compact pickup truck next Tuesday, as sales of all small-to-midsized pickups have cratered over the last decade. Indeed, the Detroit News reports that the end of Dakota production will result in the layoffs of only 39 employees, although that number […]

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Few will be surprised to hear that Chrysler Group will end production of its Dakota compact pickup truck next Tuesday, as sales of all small-to-midsized pickups have cratered over the last decade. Indeed, the Detroit News reports that the end of Dakota production will result in the layoffs of only 39 employees, although that number […]

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GM Will Build Less To Make More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/gm-will-build-less-to-make-more/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/gm-will-build-less-to-make-more/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:43:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406674 “In attempts to boost profitability, GM wants to cut the number of vehicle platforms by half over the next decade and consolidate the number of engines,” reports the DetN. That’s the good news. The bad news is that “GM’s executives admit the automaker continues to have an inefficient manufacturing network, weak supplier relations and too […]

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“In attempts to boost profitability, GM wants to cut the number of vehicle platforms by half over the next decade and consolidate the number of engines,” reports the DetN. That’s the good news. The bad news is that “GM’s executives admit the automaker continues to have an inefficient manufacturing network, weak supplier relations and too […]

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Land Rover Mulls Defender Replacement, Pickup Version http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/land-rover-mulls-defender-replacement-pickup-version/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/land-rover-mulls-defender-replacement-pickup-version/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 20:33:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405951 How do you replace a classic? That’s the question puzzling Tata-owned Land Rover, as it begins considering replacement strategies for its iconic Defender SUV. According to Autocar, a concept is coming to the Frankfurt Auto Show this fall which will point the direction for a new Defender, but all the details remain up in the […]

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How do you replace a classic? That’s the question puzzling Tata-owned Land Rover, as it begins considering replacement strategies for its iconic Defender SUV. According to Autocar, a concept is coming to the Frankfurt Auto Show this fall which will point the direction for a new Defender, but all the details remain up in the […]

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Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology: The Comprehensible Bits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/mazdas-skyactiv-technology-the-comprehensible-bits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/mazdas-skyactiv-technology-the-comprehensible-bits/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:57:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405868 I am sitting in a parking garage in a throng of torpid auto-journalists, nearly all of whom are wearing the same glazed expression of terminal information overload. On-screen, molecules of fuel and air are doing a complicated little computer-animated dance, as narrated by Susumi Niinai, program manager at Mazda’s powertrain development division. His English, while […]

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I am sitting in a parking garage in a throng of torpid auto-journalists, nearly all of whom are wearing the same glazed expression of terminal information overload. On-screen, molecules of fuel and air are doing a complicated little computer-animated dance, as narrated by Susumi Niinai, program manager at Mazda’s powertrain development division. His English, while […]

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Maserati To Explore The Line Between Parts Sharing And Brand Engineering http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/maserati-to-explore-the-line-between-parts-sharing-and-brand-engineering/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/maserati-to-explore-the-line-between-parts-sharing-and-brand-engineering/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:25:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404758 While Fiat-Chrysler revives its Lancia brand by rebadging new Chrysler models with few other modifications, it’s attacking Maserati’s aging product lineup with a similar but more subtle strategy. Automotive News [sub] reports that the current Quattroporte has a problem The car is too big to be a compelling driver’s car, but too small – particularly […]

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While Fiat-Chrysler revives its Lancia brand by rebadging new Chrysler models with few other modifications, it’s attacking Maserati’s aging product lineup with a similar but more subtle strategy. Automotive News [sub] reports that the current Quattroporte has a problem The car is too big to be a compelling driver’s car, but too small – particularly […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Two Mules, One Market Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-two-mules-one-market-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-two-mules-one-market-edition/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2011 23:29:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404677 As we’ve already seen, BMW is building a record number of variants of its next-generation 3 Series, including “GT” hatchback and X4 “Sport Activity Coupe.” But as this photo shows, there is at least one other Dreier bodystyle that we hadn’t heard about yet: the long wheelbase sedan (top). Given the brand’s post-Bangle swing towards […]

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As we’ve already seen, BMW is building a record number of variants of its next-generation 3 Series, including “GT” hatchback and X4 “Sport Activity Coupe.” But as this photo shows, there is at least one other Dreier bodystyle that we hadn’t heard about yet: the long wheelbase sedan (top). Given the brand’s post-Bangle swing towards […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Is A New Dodge Magnum A No-Brainer Or A Flop Waiting To Happen? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-a-new-dodge-magnum-a-no-brainer-or-a-flop-waiting-to-happen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-a-new-dodge-magnum-a-no-brainer-or-a-flop-waiting-to-happen/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:43:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404523 A few weeks back, SRT CEO and Chrysler Group Design boss Ralph Gilles hinted that a new LX-platform station wagon could be coming back, as the NYT reported: “With the Magnum, we owned the station wagon segment,” Mr. Gilles said. “It was always a pleasure to go to car shows and trade fairs and see […]

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A few weeks back, SRT CEO and Chrysler Group Design boss Ralph Gilles hinted that a new LX-platform station wagon could be coming back, as the NYT reported: “With the Magnum, we owned the station wagon segment,” Mr. Gilles said. “It was always a pleasure to go to car shows and trade fairs and see […]

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GM Plans Opel Flagship As “Technological Spearhead” (Or XTS Rebadge?) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/gm-plans-opel-flagship-as-technological-spearhead-or-xts-rebadge/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/gm-plans-opel-flagship-as-technological-spearhead-or-xts-rebadge/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:54:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404176 With Opel planning to pull itself into the black within the year, the brand’s thoughts are turning from survival to “luxuries” like a flagship model planned for around 20k units starting in the 2016-2017 timeframe. Codenamed “TOL” for “Top Of Line,” the sedan will be designed to highlight one of GM’s many alt-drivetrain technologies, but […]

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With Opel planning to pull itself into the black within the year, the brand’s thoughts are turning from survival to “luxuries” like a flagship model planned for around 20k units starting in the 2016-2017 timeframe. Codenamed “TOL” for “Top Of Line,” the sedan will be designed to highlight one of GM’s many alt-drivetrain technologies, but […]

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Porsche: 22 911 Variants, LWB Panamera, “550 Spyder” Planned http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/porsche-22-911-variants-lwb-panamera-550-spyder-planned/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/porsche-22-911-variants-lwb-panamera-550-spyder-planned/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:28:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403892 Every automaker is in this business to make money… there’s nothing surprising about that. But some are a little more focused on profits than others, and it should be equally unsurprising that Porsche is one of them. In an extensive interview with Automotive News Europe [sub], Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller gives a strong impression of […]

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Every automaker is in this business to make money… there’s nothing surprising about that. But some are a little more focused on profits than others, and it should be equally unsurprising that Porsche is one of them. In an extensive interview with Automotive News Europe [sub], Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller gives a strong impression of […]

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There’s A Hole In The Porsche Lineup… Really! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/theres-a-hole-in-the-porsche-lineup-really/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/theres-a-hole-in-the-porsche-lineup-really/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:48:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402512 It’s every manufacturer’s worst nightmare: Between the top 911 model [the $245k GT2 RS] and the 918 Spyder [projected price point: $845k], there’s a price range that we’re not serving, but where other manufacturers are selling one or another product. We’re currently examining what options can be derived from this… [and] there already are initial […]

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It’s every manufacturer’s worst nightmare: Between the top 911 model [the $245k GT2 RS] and the 918 Spyder [projected price point: $845k], there’s a price range that we’re not serving, but where other manufacturers are selling one or another product. We’re currently examining what options can be derived from this… [and] there already are initial […]

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Saab And Youngman To Spin Undisclosed Amount Of Cash Into 3 Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/saab-and-youngman-to-spin-356m-into-3-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/saab-and-youngman-to-spin-356m-into-3-cars/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2011 23:25:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401582 [Editor’s note: the initial draft of this piece misunderstood the structure of the deal. Youngman and PangDa have paid over $350m for a 51% of Swedish Automobile, Saab’s parent company (which has a market cap of $68m). Funding for the New Product Joint Venture (50% owned by Youngman, 50% owned by Swedish Automobile) has not […]

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[Editor’s note: the initial draft of this piece misunderstood the structure of the deal. Youngman and PangDa have paid over $350m for a 51% of Swedish Automobile, Saab’s parent company (which has a market cap of $68m). Funding for the New Product Joint Venture (50% owned by Youngman, 50% owned by Swedish Automobile) has not […]

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Is This The First Under-The Skin Look At The 2013 Cadillac ATS? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/is-this-the-first-under-the-skin-look-at-the-2013-cadillac-ats/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/is-this-the-first-under-the-skin-look-at-the-2013-cadillac-ats/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:07:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401002   Our sharp-eyed, GM-obsessed buddies over at GMInsidenews.com captured this image from a video that appears to have disappeared from the GM.com website, and they’re pretty sure it shows a skin-off look at the forthcoming Cadillac ATS. Based on the troubled (think: 4,000 lbs)Alpha platform that will also underpin the next-gen CTS and Camaro, the […]

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  Our sharp-eyed, GM-obsessed buddies over at GMInsidenews.com captured this image from a video that appears to have disappeared from the GM.com website, and they’re pretty sure it shows a skin-off look at the forthcoming Cadillac ATS. Based on the troubled (think: 4,000 lbs)Alpha platform that will also underpin the next-gen CTS and Camaro, the […]

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Quote Of The Weekend: The Platform-Sharing Future Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/quote-of-the-weekend-the-platform-sharing-future-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/quote-of-the-weekend-the-platform-sharing-future-edition/#comments Sat, 25 Jun 2011 14:18:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400170 In 2009, the world’s top 20 platforms accounted for 29 percent of global production, underpinning 18 million vehicles. This number is about to double to 35 million units in 2015, when the top 20 platforms will cover 38 percent of global output Herbert Demel maps out the future of platform-sharing for Automotive News Europe [sub]. […]

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In 2009, the world’s top 20 platforms accounted for 29 percent of global production, underpinning 18 million vehicles. This number is about to double to 35 million units in 2015, when the top 20 platforms will cover 38 percent of global output Herbert Demel maps out the future of platform-sharing for Automotive News Europe [sub]. […]

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The Curse Of The Theta Plug-In: Cadillac SRX PHEV Dies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/the-curse-of-the-theta-plug-in-cadillac-srx-phev-dies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/the-curse-of-the-theta-plug-in-cadillac-srx-phev-dies/#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 19:27:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396358 Three times now, GM has planned to build a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its Theta-platform crossovers, once with the Saturn Vue, once with the Buick “Vuick” and now, according to Reuters General Motors Co has canceled plans to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the current Cadillac SRX crossover platform, deciding the project […]

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Three times now, GM has planned to build a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its Theta-platform crossovers, once with the Saturn Vue, once with the Buick “Vuick” and now, according to Reuters General Motors Co has canceled plans to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the current Cadillac SRX crossover platform, deciding the project […]

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Mission Creep, Weight Problems, Compromise Haunt GM Alpha Platform http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/mission-creep-weight-problems-compromise-haunt-gm-alpha-platform/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/mission-creep-weight-problems-compromise-haunt-gm-alpha-platform/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 14:52:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395124 Yesterday we gave GM kudos for addressing its lingering vehicle weight issues by redesigning the head of its popular 3.6 liter V6, and shedding 13 lbs in the process. It was, we noted, the kind of news that showed GM is staying focused on the nitty-gritty of product development, sweating the details. But, according to […]

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Yesterday we gave GM kudos for addressing its lingering vehicle weight issues by redesigning the head of its popular 3.6 liter V6, and shedding 13 lbs in the process. It was, we noted, the kind of news that showed GM is staying focused on the nitty-gritty of product development, sweating the details. But, according to […]

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Wild-Ass Rumor Of The Day: MG By GM Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-mg-by-gm-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-mg-by-gm-edition/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 18:42:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394484 One of Bertel and my favorite Chinese car blogs, ChinaCarNews, has been reporting since October than the next-generation of MG/Roewe midsized sedans would be based on GM’s Global Midsized (Epsilon II) chassis (which underpins Buick LaCrosse/Regal and the new Chevy Malibu), and now the rest of the media appears to be catching up. From InsideLine […]

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One of Bertel and my favorite Chinese car blogs, ChinaCarNews, has been reporting since October than the next-generation of MG/Roewe midsized sedans would be based on GM’s Global Midsized (Epsilon II) chassis (which underpins Buick LaCrosse/Regal and the new Chevy Malibu), and now the rest of the media appears to be catching up. From InsideLine […]

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Buick GL8 Minivan: GM’s Proudly Non-Global Product http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/buick-gl8-minivan-gms-proudly-non-global-product/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/buick-gl8-minivan-gms-proudly-non-global-product/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 00:47:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392928 Ever since Bertel showed us the newest version of the Buick GL8 minivan, with its “Business Concept”-inspired design and executive airport shuttle mission, we’ve been curious about the chances of it coming to the US. After all, GM hasn’t sold a minivan in the US since the Uplander died in 2009, a far cry from […]

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Ever since Bertel showed us the newest version of the Buick GL8 minivan, with its “Business Concept”-inspired design and executive airport shuttle mission, we’ve been curious about the chances of it coming to the US. After all, GM hasn’t sold a minivan in the US since the Uplander died in 2009, a far cry from […]

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