Tag: Engines

Ram Sets Price for 2020 EcoDiesel Pickups

Fresh off giving Chevy a good drubbing in the American sales race, Ram has announced pricing for its new batch of EcoDiesel half-ton pickup trucks. We’ll save you a click and tell you above the fold that the cheapest way to get into a new Ram EcoDiesel is by way of two-wheel drive Tradesman wearing […]

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A Pleasant Surprise Awaits Lincoln Aviator Fans

Got your eye on Lincoln’s upcoming Aviator? You’ll be pleased to learn the brand’s premium midsize crossover will enter your driveway with more bragging rights than previously thought. Specifically, more power for the same price. As Lincoln doles out a small fleet of 2020 Aviators to a cabal of shrimp-loving auto scribes, the provided spec […]

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Cylinder Diet: 2020 Buick Encore GX Brings a Brace of Triples

Like its Chevrolet division mate, Buick plans to spend the 2020 model year filling white space in its lineup, hauling the tweener Encore GX from overseas to plug the gap between the existing subcompact Encore and the larger Envision. Beneath its hood, however, the Encore GX is anything but larger — at least when displacement […]

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Oil Is Out: Nissan Readies a Refreshed, Diesel-free Titan Line

Far from being the first choice among full-size truck buyers, the Nissan Titan and Titan XD are at least earning attention from their builders — and the latest alteration will earn a chorus of boos from those who worship at the altar of all things Cummins. With a refreshed lineup on the way, Nissan has confirmed […]

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2020 Ford Super Duty’s New 7.3-liter V8 Approved for 430 Horsepower

Earlier this year, Ford teased a bunch of updates for its 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickups — including the all-new 7.3-liter V8 the automaker planned on offering. Timed perfectly to coincide with the exact moment we forgot the motor was supposed to be coming, Ford released some specs this week. They don’t look half bad. Designed to […]

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Sorry, You Won’t Be Hovering Over Paris Anytime Soon

Over the weekend, a video of a man gliding over Paris on a tiny platform offered the internet a bit of unifying delight. As President Emmanuel Macron of France applauded alongside other attendees at the Bastille Day parade, the man gracefully soared and dipped, clutching a rifle. Thousands on social media asked: Who was he? […]

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Raptor Meets Godzilla?

<img data-attachment-id="1626400" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3A1A4286_C1-e1527185283389.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,2515" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"13","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS R","caption":"Ford is making its iconic F-150 Raptor \u2013 the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup \u2013 even better with upgraded technology including class-exclusive, electronically controlled FOX Racing Shox, new Trail Control\u2122 and all-new Recaro sport seats.","created_timestamp":"1527169560","copyright":"","focal_length":"142","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"2019 Ford F-150 Raptor","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford F-150 Raptor" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3A1A4286_C1-e1527185252215-450×283.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3A1A4286_C1-e1527185252215-610×384.jpg” […]

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EcoDiesel, Part II: Fiat Chrysler’s New Light Duty Diesel Aims to Anger GM and Ford, not the EPA

The domestic pickup torque wars have flared up again. Following a brief period of dormancy that came after General Motors’ 3.0-liter Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six topped Ford’s 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 by 20 foot-pounds (460 vs. 440), Fiat Chrysler has arrived on the scene to declare itself king of the hill. For the 2020 model year, […]

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Ford Slices Into European Workforce; UK Engine Plant to Close

As Ford Motor Company attempts to turn around its money-losing overseas business, its manufacturing footprint — and workforce — continues to shrink. In the UK, the automaker plans to end operations at its Bridgend, Wales engine plant by September 2020, citing “significant underutilisation” of the facility. The Bridgend plant builds Ford’s 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and […]

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Mazda Launches Skyactiv-X Engine in Europe, Fuel Economy and Power Revealed

<img data-attachment-id="1658902" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190124_145655-e1548876709966.jpg" data-orig-size="2264,1698" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.9","credit":"","camera":"SM-J337A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1548341815","copyright":"","focal_length":"2.91","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.00087336244541485","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda 3" data-image-description=" Image Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190124_145655-e1548559269213-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190124_145655-e1548559269213-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1658902 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190124_145655-e1548559269213-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Mazda fans on this side of the Atlantic will have to wait patiently for their turn, as the innovative Skyactiv-X-powered Mazda 3 now available in Europe won’t show up here for […]

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Ford’s F-150 Diesel Goes Downmarket

<img data-attachment-id="1674700" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/F150_8287_HR-e1559322680551.jpg" data-orig-size="2184,1456" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 60D","caption":"The first Ford F-150 truck rolls off the line this morning at Dearborn Truck Plant. The assembly line restarted after just over a week of downtime following a supplier fire. F-150 production is targeted to restart at Kansas City Assembly Plant on Monday as well. The Ford […]

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Toyota Tundra Rumor Mill Swells With Hybrid Talk

While Toyota remains tight-lipped about its next-generation Tundra pickup, the online commentariat is abuzz with rumors these past several months. The automaker holds no aspirations of unseating the Ford F-150 as king of the full-size truck segment, but numerous reports suggest Toyota at least wants to offer something on par with its modern domestic rivals. […]

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Price Wars: Ford Pits Brawnier Four-cylinder Mustang Against Chevrolet’s Bargain V8 Camaro

A new addition to the Ford Mustang lineup arrives this fall, just in time to do battle with a new addition to Chevrolet’s Camaro stable. As sales falter, the pony car wars are heating up. However, while these two steeds do not differ greatly in price, their means of motivation are quite dissimilar. Now that […]

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Duramax Deferral: Emissions Delay Punts Straight-six GM Diesel to 2020 Model Year

General Motors’ new Flint-built, light-duty 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel won’t be a late-year addition to the company’s full-size pickup lineup, after all. Apparently, the engine’s emissions certification process was not the speedy affair GM had hoped for. Customers will now have to wait for the 2020 model year before getting their hands on the 460 lb-ft […]

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More Power? Buick Encore Buyers Don’t Want It

<img data-attachment-id="1309114" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,1056" 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="2017 Buick Encore front" data-image-description=" 2017 Buick Encore front ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2-424×350.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2-610×503.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1309114 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2-610×503.jpeg” alt=”2017 Buick Encore front” width=”610″ height=”503″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2-610×503.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2-75×62.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2-424×350.jpeg 424w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2-120×99.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280-2.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Buick’s smallest model might not be what most TTAC readers want to […]

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Report: Engine Options Shrink to Two for 2020 Cadillac CT6

<img data-attachment-id="1546249" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,853" 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="2017 Cadillac CT6" data-image-description=" Image: Cadillac ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1546249 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2017 Cadillac CT6 – Image: Cadillac” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Cadillac’s CT6, which remains without a home after January 2020, will […]

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