Tag: future models

Bolt Pattern: GM Seeks Trademark for ‘Bolt EUV’

<img data-attachment-id="1589028" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Chevrolet-Bolt-e1541963919110.jpeg" data-orig-size="610,407" 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="2018 Chevrolet Bolt" data-image-description=" Image: Chevrolet ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Chevrolet-Bolt-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Chevrolet-Bolt-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1589028″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Chevrolet-Bolt-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2018 Chevrolet Bolt – Image: Chevrolet” width=”610″ height=”407″> General Motors has already announced it will build a new electric Chevrolet to serve as a sibling to the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. This makes sense, as the […]

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Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata: Optimized Engines, and an N Line Model Waiting in the Wings

Staying true to its tradition of extremely bold styling revamps, Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata looks like something penned by a team of French and Italian designers. We explored the next-generation midsizer’s many styling highlights earlier this year. Now that the upcoming Sonata has had its official New York debut, there’s more information to get across. Specifically, power, […]

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Volkswagen of America Boss Envisions Getting People Out of SUVs and Into a Pickup

A Volkswagen concept that’s not really a concept appeared in New York City this week, aimed at gauging the American public’s level of interest in a unibody pickup that leans heavily in the direction of “crossover with a bed.” While South American customers will soon be able to purchase a VW Tarok, the automaker says […]

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Gird Your Loins, People – Ford Promises an Affordable Vehicle of Some Description Within Three Years

<img data-attachment-id="1667628" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape.jpg" data-orig-size="770,553" 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="2020 Ford Escape" data-image-description=" Best-ever Escape performance, unrivaled flexibility and smart new technology. The all-new #FordEscape debuts April 2. pic.twitter.com/tUJ8R2F7Rq — Ford Motor Company (@Ford) March 28, 2019 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-450×323.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667628 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg” alt=”Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”438″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-450×323.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-768×552.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-120×86.jpg […]

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Volkswagen Tarok: Harbinger of What, Exactly?

You’ve seen this vehicle on these digital pages before, but Volkswagen now plans to bring its Brazil-bound Tarok unibody pickup to the United States … if only for an appearance at the New York Auto Show. Yes, the Tarok’s role this week and next is to give U.S. consumers a come-hither look and whisper, “See […]

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Mazda Shakes Up Its North American Team Ahead of Crossover Push

Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of Mazda’s crucial North American business, clearly has the full confidence of company boss Akira Marumoto. In an executive shuffle announced Wednesday, Moro (seen above, on the left) retains his chief executive title and adds chairman of Mazda North American Operations to his CV, bringing Canada and Mexico under his purview. […]

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Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table

European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American customers? The dream of a German pickup in the U.S. is still alive, VW confirms. However, what that truck might look like — […]

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Polestar 2 Debut: China’s Response to the Tesla Model 3

Polestar, Volvo’s former performance division (which parent company Geely insisted be spun off as its own electric car brand), announced its second automobile on Wednesday. Whereas the Polestar 1 was a 600-horsepower hybrid coupe, Polestar 2 adds a set of rear doors and does away with internal combustion altogether. For all the “Tesla fighters” out there, […]

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Elusive Prey: Honda’s e Prototype Tempts From Afar

Ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Honda has revealed the prototype of its upcoming “urban electric vehicle” in full, providing tasty yet bittersweet catnip for eco-conscious American drivers who have neither the funds nor patience to hop aboard the Tesla train. The e Prototype, a successor to the brand’s 2017 Urban EV […]

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Porsche’s Cheapest Model to Go All-electric

So, perhaps not cheapest for long. Tuesday, the German automaker announced its next-generation Macan crossover will divest itself of internal combustion for its next generation. By adopting new architecture and dropping its gas powerplant, the Macan, refreshed for 2019 and currently starting at just a tick below $50k U.S., will become the company’s third electric […]

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Fiat Chrysler Goes on a Cash-flinging Spree, Promises $4.5 Billion for Plants, 6,500 Michigan Jobs

Fiat Chrysler’s Tuesday announcement will surely make it the darling among domestic automakers, especially in the eye of a certain American president. To fund the creation of new and next-generation models, most of them Jeeps, FCA is committing $4.6 billion to numerous Michigan plants, $1.6 billion of which will flow to Detroit’s Mack Avenue Engine […]

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Jaguar XE and XF Could Become One, Report Claims

As Land Rover sails along, happily supported by the popularity of its utility-only lineup, corporate sibling Jaguar isn’t flying high. Neither is the automaker as a whole, financially speaking. Despite fielding its own crossovers, Jag finds itself suffering from the public’s abandonment of passenger cars and a rapidly evolving European marketplace. On the lower end […]

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Weirded Out by the Idea of a Golf GTI Mild Hybrid? You May Have Been Worrying for Nothing

Volkswagen has big plans for mild hybrid powertrains and fully electric vehicles, but the perpetually popular Golf GTI’s successor won’t be a point of contention for motoring purists. That’s because VW has reportedly pulled a screeching U-turn on that model’s electrification. According to Autocar, the eighth-generation Golf’s hot (but not hottest) hatch variant won’t go the […]

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Tesla Turns Another Profit As CFO Heads Out the Door

Tesla CEO Elon Musk waded through his company’s entire fourth-quarter earnings call before springing the news that two-time chief financial officer Deepak Ahuja is headed for retirement. It seems likely that Ahuja’s second retirement will be permanent. Ahuja presided over a year Musk called the most challenging in Tesla’s history. Previous statements from the CEO […]

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Spied: 2020 Ram HD, Your Conservative Alternative to GM Design Experiments

The Ford Super Duty line grew fairly grotesque in its latest iteration, and yesterday’s reveal of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD turned some people’s hair white with fright. I’ll admit the Chevy’s design works (looks better than the Silverado 1500, IMHO), but it’s jarring nonetheless. With so much styling excess on hand, this writer often […]

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Your Semi-regular Reminder That a Hyundai Pickup Is on the Way

Reservation holders of a base-model Tesla Model 3 aren’t the only consumers who’ve grown tired of waiting. Aficionados of the Hyundai brand have been champing at the bit for a Korean pickup ever since the delightful Santa Cruz concept debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, only to see their dreams of ownership placed in […]

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Honda Teases a Passport That’s a Real Honda

The space between compact and midsize crossovers, automakers have discovered, is ripe for the creation of a wholly new segment. A tweener, essentially, that bridges the gap with two rows of seating but more cargo room, power, and (often) luxury than a compact can muster. Ford learned this long ago with its Edge, and General […]

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In Leaked Pics, a Gladiator Enters the Arena

This, apparently, is it. The Jeep Wrangler pickup, which we just learned will resurrect the Gladiator name from the dustbin of Jeep’s past. Details and very pleasing images of the model, scheduled for an L.A. debut at the end of the month, were apparently posted to Fiat Chrysler’s media site for a brief time, during […]

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