Category: Auto

McLaren Thinks SUVs Aren’t Cool, Electrification Is – But Tech’s Still Not Up To Par

The engaging driving experience offered by the entire McLaren lineup cannot be matched by a high-end SUV. That is why they will not offer a challenger to the likes of the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga or upcoming Ferrari Purosangue. Addressing the ‘issue’ at the drive of the McLaren GT, the company’s Sports Series director, Darren […]

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Bentley Bentayga Stetson Edition Is An Ultra-Luxury Crossover For Cowboys

Texans love trucks and automakers have responded by rolling out an assortment of special editions which are available exclusively in the state. Bentley doesn’t offer a pickup, but that hasn’t stopped them from introducing the Bentayga Stetson Special Edition. Available exclusively at Bentley Dallas, the model was created by Bentley Mulliner and will be offered […]

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Toyota Sets Aside $391 Million for Texas-made Pickups

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas is slated to receive a $391 million investment earmarked for streamlined pickup production. The manufacturer wants to merge the Tacoma and Tundra models onto a common platform, something we’ve mentioned in the past, and Toyota’s Tuesday announcement solidifies those rumors. The new platform is meant to make hybridization easier and provide […]

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VW ID.4 Crossover To Be Unveiled In February

Volkswagen used the Frankfurt Motor Show to tease the ID.4, but the automaker was tight-lipped on specifics. However, The Drive has discovered a video where VW’s sales boss, Jürgen Stackmann, confirms the upcoming crossover is “much bigger” than the ID.3 and will be unveiled in February. While Stackmann didn’t give a specific date, the model […]

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BMW’s Fall Updates Include A New Mild-Hybrid System For The 5-Series

BMW has announced an assortment of updates for the fall including the launch of a mild-hybrid system in the 5-Series. Starting there, the 520d sedan and wagon will come equipped with a 48V starter-generator and a second battery. The starter-generator allows the engine to be completely shut off during coasting and this helps to reduce fuel […]

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Tesla vs Porsche?

<img data-attachment-id="1689066" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109.jpg" data-orig-size="962,627" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="tesla model s" data-image-description=" Abu hasim.A/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689066″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”398″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-768×501.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109.jpg 962w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After Porsche’s Taycan secured its status as the fastest electric production vehicle ever to grace the Nürburgring, […]

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Ford Lets Journos Drive The 2020 Escape; What’s Their Verdict On The New Compact Crossover?

Redesigned from the ground up, the 2020 Ford Escape has replaced its predecessor, which stayed in production for seven years. The new SUV is longer, wider and lower, though the first change you notice is its design. Some say that it looks like a Focus on stilts, but Andrew Bazinski, the man who sketched it, […]

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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: ‘H’ Marks the Spot… of a Gravesite

Admit it — you weren’t aware Chevrolet made a hybrid version of the midsize Malibu. You’d be forgiven for replying in the affirmative, as the variant introduced for the 2016 model year sported a profile lower than that of an SOE agent in occupied France. And yet the Malibu Hybrid lived. But now it must die. […]

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A Lot of People Were Protesting Cars in Germany Over the Weekend, but SUVs Received Special Attention

<img data-attachment-id="1689024" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 frankfurt auto show protsets" data-image-description=" eugeniusro/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689024″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Thousands of people amassed in Germany over the weekend to protest the automotive industry. Ground […]

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Sith Lords Be Like, “Mmmm” With Kahn’s Custom Mercedes-Benz X-Class

One of the most insane makeovers of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class came from Carlex last year and had a whopping price tag of €105,000 ($116,237/£92,949). Now, Kahn’s interpretation is not exactly restrained either, nor cheap, for that matter. In exchange for £54,999 ($68,736/€62,034), the British tuner will sell you the pictured right-hand drive example, with only […]

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As Ford Grapples With 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator Issues, One Reader Doesn’t Like What He Discovered

You read all about Ford’s midsize crossover issues last week, perhaps with great dismay. According to an extensive report, serious and sometimes hazy quality defects have kept thousands of 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators away from dealer lots. It seems the automaker is hauling vehicles directly from Chicago Assembly to a hastily-arranged fix-it space […]

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McLaren 720S Skips Traffic In Australia, Gets Instant Karma From Undercover Cop

We know a number of supercar owners who are as humble as can be but we also know a number that have over-inflated egos (mainly) thanks to the cars they drive. We suspect the owner of the following red McLaren 720S fits into that second category. This dashcam video was filmed in Victoria, Australia and […]

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Audi Still Under Threat of New Dieselgate Fines

<img data-attachment-id="1688908" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="audi TDI" data-image-description=" Jne Valokuvaus/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1688908″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1253099944.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Dieselgate never dies. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) has informed Audi that it will be subjected […]

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