Tag: discontinuation

Eulogy Time: As Ford Flex Passes Into History, an Automaker Remembers the Box and the Bucks

For a model that encompassed a single (but very long) generation, the Ford Flex made a big impact on Ford Motor Company’s image, to say nothing of its fortunes. You probably don’t remember June 3rd, 2008, but that was the day the boxy, funky Flex first rolled off the assembly line at Ford’s Oakville, Ontario […]

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Another Infiniti Model Fades to Black

<img data-attachment-id="1436825" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Infiniti-Q70-e1533069414239.jpg" data-orig-size="2928,1949" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Infiniti","camera":"NIKON D4","caption":"The 2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition's exterior offers dark chrome trim, a darkened lower rear bumper, a rear decklid spoiler and unique design and color 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 245\/40R20 all-season performance tires. The interior of the Q70 Premium Select Edition is highlighted by unique Graphite or […]

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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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Incredibly Shrinking Fiat 500 Finally Dropped in North America

<img data-attachment-id="1456698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500.png" data-orig-size="807,437" 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":"0"}" data-image-title="fiat cabrio abarth 500" data-image-description=" image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-450×244.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1456698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png” alt=”fiat cabrio abarth 500″ width=”610″ height=”330″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-75×41.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-450×244.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-768×416.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-120×65.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500.png 807w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The model that helped relaunch a long-departed brand — a brand which […]

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Less-than-wicked Lexus GS 300 Heads Behind the Barn

The Lexus GS, a midsize, rear-drive sports sedan that first rode into the North American market in 1993, is today a slow-selling model in danger of discontinuation. For 2020, one member of the GS lineup will indeed bite the dust. According to CarsDirect, dealer order guides for the upcoming model year show no sign of […]

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Jaguar Land Rover Readies XJ Successor, New SUV

<img data-attachment-id="1678610" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682.jpg" data-orig-size="1023,682" 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":"0"}" data-image-title="jag historic convoy toparis021018071-resize-1024×682" data-image-description=" JLR ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678610″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682.jpg 1023w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With Jaguar’s XJ sedan on its way out, the company is actively working on a replacement […]

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Jaguar to End XJ Production; Company Promises a Resurrection

Once the sedan of choice for discerning Anglophiles and 1980s crime-fighting New Yorkers played by Edward Woodward, Jaguar’s XJ has seen a long fall from grace. This summer, the stately model officially hits the ground. Amid tanking sales for both it and its sedan stablemates, the Jaguar XJ will cease production in a matter of […]

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TT Is Toast: Audi’s Smallest Model Has a Date With Death As Automaker Sheds ‘Old Baggage’

It’s the end of an era. Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz announced the death of the SLC (formerly SLK) roadster, and today Audi announced it will do the same to its own two-seat roadster and four-place coupe. The TT first appeared in late 1998, bringing youthful excitement and distinctive design to the brand’s sedan-heavy lineup. It […]

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