Tag: Ford

VW invests $2.6 billion in Argo AI as part of self-driving vehicle alliance with Ford

(Reuters) Argo said VW was investing $1 billion in cash and contributing its European self-driving unit, valued at $1.6 billion. The investment deal gives Argo a valuation of just over $7 billion, one of the highest in the autonomous vehicles sector. VW is buying the Argo shares for another $500 million from Ford, which acquired […]

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Ford to Use VW Electric Vehicle Platform in Europe, Truck Collaboration on Track

Developing electric cars for scale in Europe takes time, money, resources and commitment. Volkswagen has the new, advanced MEB architecture designed just for that purpose. There are other automakers, though, who need to have an option. For Ford, that answer was simple. They already are working with VW on several projects, so it makes sense […]

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Transmission Trouble: Report Claims Ford Knew Focus/Fiesta DSP6 Was Defective

<img data-attachment-id="1680970" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/14FOCU_ST_5DR_FF_161db2c_r2-e1562875977360.jpg" data-orig-size="4349,3014" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"20","credit":"Wieck","camera":"Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III","caption":"The 2014 Ford Focus ST hatchback delivers the same driving attributes that make all Ford Sport Technologies models stand out. The chassis, engine, sound and comfort of the car are tuned to deliver a truly sporty experience combined with a high level of refinement. These same […]

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QOTD: Trucking Awful Nineties Design From Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1632332" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,630" 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="2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320" data-image-description=" Image: Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-450×236.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1632332 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”320″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-450×236.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-768×403.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-120×63.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last week, in our Wednesday QOTD post, we switched over to the darker side of truck and […]

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ford ranger raptor: party crashing the goodwood festival of speed 2019

gathering together exquisitely rare vintage vehicles, astronomically shaped sculptures and world premiers of concept cars, the goodwood festival of speed is a paradise for everything automotive. the british estate, located in sussex’s south downs, is transformed every year into a sensorial wonderland for design and, most importantly, high-speed races. in a new UK-specific toy, designboom […]

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The Pettiness of Pickup Sales

<img data-attachment-id="1674984" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"Chevrolet\/Fets","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"2020 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Trail Boss","created_timestamp":"1554561310","copyright":"","focal_length":"115","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"2020 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Trail Boss","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Trail Boss" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1674984″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Chevrolet-Silverado-TrailBoss-056.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> […]

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First Drive: 2020 Ford Explorer – Premium Pricing

For four generations, Ford offered the Explorer with rear-wheel drive as standard. It went front-drive for the fifth. Now, the standard drivetrain is rear-drive again. Back to basics, so to speak. Except, not really. First-gen Explorers didn’t have infotainment systems, or 10-speed automatic transmissions, or available hybrid powertrains. Those staples of modernity have been added […]

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Ford Celebrates Independence Day with Track-Only GT Mk II

The realities of modern racing series are dominated by homologation rules and the balancing of performance between makes and models. As such, the racecar’s engines are sometimes detuned when compared the road-going car upon which they’re based. In celebration of their 1966 Ferrari-beating LeMans win, Ford Performance wanted to offer its customers a de-restricted track-day […]

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QOTD: Trucking Awful Nineties Design From America?

<img data-attachment-id="1680152" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW.jpg" data-orig-size="950,489" 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="1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition" data-image-description=" Jeep ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-450×232.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1680152 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”314″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-450×232.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-768×395.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-120×62.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW.jpg 950w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> We spent the last three Wednesday editions of Question of the Day discussing the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Mazda Navajo LX

<img data-attachment-id="1679736" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1994-Mazda-Navajo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" 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="1994 Mazda Navajo in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view" data-image-description=" 1994 Mazda Navajo in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1994-Mazda-Navajo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1994-Mazda-Navajo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679736″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00-1994-Mazda-Navajo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1994 Mazda Navajo in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view – […]

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Shelby GT500 Pricing Confirmed – $97.36 per Horsepower

$73,995 will be the cost of entry for the fastest production Mustang ever made, including destination and the gas-guzzler tax. Fully-optioned, the Shelby GT500 can top $100,000, which also makes it the most expensive production Mustang ever made. The Mustang6G Forum first published leaked pricing and an order guide for the 2020 Shelby GT500, while […]

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Ford Trimming 12,000 European Jobs Before 2021

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" 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="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Back in January, Ford provided the preliminary details for its […]

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2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tremor Brings 7.3 Liters of V8 Power

<img data-attachment-id="1679432" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20F250-SuperDutyTremor_02-e1561648209944.jpg" data-orig-size="3575,2426" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"11","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS R","caption":"The 2020 F-Series Super Duty is delivering next-level capability in an all-new way \u2013 the Tremor Off-Road Package. Tremor pushes the boundaries of Super Duty off-road capability with new hardware and tech to handle rough terrain, providing greater towing and payload than Ram Power Wagon. This […]

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Ford Readies GT Announcement for America’s Birthday

<img data-attachment-id="1678574" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,720" 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="GT_Teaser_hi-res" data-image-description=" ford motor co ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678574″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GT_Teaser_hi-res.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford is planning on sharing some big, GT-related news for America’s birthday. On Friday, the company said […]

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New Vehicle Quality Improvements Stall, Koreans Still on Top With J.D. Power

<img data-attachment-id="1678516" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia.-e1561054176829.jpg" data-orig-size="4221,2965" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5","credit":"Jay K. McNally\rMcNally Multi Med","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1560862069","copyright":"(c)2018\rAll Rights Reserved\/Jay McNally\/McNally Multi Media","focal_length":"38","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia." data-image-description=" genesis motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia.-e1561054136860-450×316.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia.-e1561054136860-610×429.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678516″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1621-GenesisMotorAmericaCOOErwinRaphaelaccepts1OverallBrandandG70PremiumCompactCarsegmentwinnerawardsfromJ.D.PowerAssociatesVicePresidentSalesintheGlobalAutomotiveDivisionMichaelBattaglia.-e1561054136860-610×429.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”429″> J.D. Power’s 2019 Initial Quality Study (IQS) shows industry-wide problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) failing to improve for the first time since […]

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With New Technology Comes New Ways to Die

<img data-attachment-id="1678456" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946.jpg" data-orig-size="692,404" 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="How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420" data-image-description=" toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-450×263.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-610×356.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678456″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-610×356.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”356″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-610×356.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-75×44.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-450×263.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946-120×70.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Start-a-Toyota-Camry-with-Push-Button-Start-1038×420-e1561046288946.jpg 692w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Since 2005, 37 deaths by carbon monoxide poisoning have been attributed to vehicles with keyless ignitions that were inadvertently left running. […]

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The Fastest Cop Car is Not a Car

In September of last year, the Michigan State Police conducted their 2019 Model Year Police Vehicle Evaluations. The purpose of these tests is to provide objective performance data to the individual agencies who are making purchasing decisions for their divisions. For the automakers, it’s an all-out race for pride in being the superior bad-guy chaser. […]

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Ford Confirms Shelby GT500 Will Yield 760 Horsepower

<img data-attachment-id="1678366" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/DSC05783_2-e1560961516923.jpg" data-orig-size="3221,2549" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"","camera":"ILCE-7RM3","caption":"The all-new Shelby GT500\u2013the pinnacle of any pony car ever engineered by Ford Performance\u2013delivers on its heritage with more than 700 horsepower for the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology to date ever offered in a Ford Mustang.","created_timestamp":"1544625654","copyright":"","focal_length":"32","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"2020 Mustang Shelby GT500","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Mustang Shelby GT500" data-image-description=" ford ” […]

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QOTD: Trucking Great Nineties Design in Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1678240" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14.jpg" data-orig-size="630,420" 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="1998 Opel Monterey" data-image-description=" Image Opel ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678240 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14.jpg 630w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In the Wednesday QOTD last week, we began our considerations of the truck and SUV models from the […]

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