Tag: Engines

Volvo and Parent Geely Seek to End Separate Engine Development

<img data-attachment-id="1679164" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,583" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Full car range","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Full car range","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Volvo Cars USA full lineup" data-image-description=" Image: Volvo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-450×219.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-610×296.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1679164 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-610×296.jpg” alt=”2019 Volvo Cars USA full lineup – Image: Volvo” width=”610″ height=”296″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-610×296.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-75×36.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-450×219.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-768×373.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup-120×58.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Volvo-full-lineup.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volvo’s […]

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With Fuel Economy Estimates in, Ram Scores a Light-duty Diesel Win Against Ford

<img data-attachment-id="1685458" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295.jpg" data-orig-size="2805,2092" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Open Hood","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Open Hood","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Matthew Guy ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-450×336.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-610×455.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685458 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-610×455.jpg” alt=”2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel” width=”610″ height=”455″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-610×455.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-450×336.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-768×573.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_005FN-e1566253271295-120×89.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The […]

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2020 Chevrolet Blazer Turbo’s Extra Punch Comes at a Price

Chevrolet’s Blazer, a resurrected midsize crossover many claim fails to uphold the prior Blazer’s memory, will gain a new powerplant for 2020, but naysayers could easily find a problem in GM’s decision-making here, too. Thanks to order guides, we now know what you’ll pay to get behind the wheel of a 2020 Blazer outfitted with […]

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2020 Ford Super Duty Trounces Ram’s Torque and Towing, Rubs Competitor’s Face in the Dirt

If you have less than one thousand foot-pounds of torque, are you even driving a truck? That seems to be the message Ford tried to convey during its spec reveal of the 2020 Super Duty line on Thursday. In an event held on the sidelines of the State Fair of Texas, where attendees view all […]

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Senior Fiat Chrysler Manager Charged in EcoDiesel Affair

<img data-attachment-id="1007882" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-Ram-1500-e1569420506847.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"11","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1369996444","copyright":"","focal_length":"168","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.076923076923077","title":"2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 EcoDiesel","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 EcoDiesel" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-Ram-1500-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-Ram-1500-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1007882 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-Ram-1500-610×407.jpg” alt=”2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 EcoDiesel, Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”407″> A senior manager who led the team […]

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The Concept Cars Gleam, but Executive Dread Clouds the Frankfurt Auto Show

FRANKFURT — Car executives are paid to be optimists, but behind the pomp and salesmanship at the Frankfurt International Motor Show this week lurked an unmistakable sense of angst. The talk among industry insiders at the show, one of the auto industry’s biggest events, reflected the existential threats that carmakers face. The European and global […]

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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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