Tag: Future Vehicles

Ford: Battery Electric Vehicles, $900 Million Coming to Flat Rock Assembly

<img data-attachment-id="1426601" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,870" 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="2015 Ford Mustang Flat Rock production" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-450×306.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-610×415.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1426601 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-610×415.jpg” alt=”2015 Ford Mustang Flat Rock production” width=”610″ height=”415″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-610×415.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-450×306.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-768×522.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The home of the Ford Mustang will eventually […]

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Cadillac’s Second Sedan Shoe Drops This Year, and It Has a Name

Not giving up on a segment many Americans have already crossed off their shopping list, Cadillac debuted its strategically placed CT5 sedan this week, sparking no shortage of debate as to its aesthetic attributes. While one man’s opinion holds about as much weight as a feather, this author gives a thumbs-up to the CT5’s Escala-inspired […]

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Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon

Everyone’s favourite Danish designer has put his plans for an electric performance sedan on hold, turning his attention instead to an affordable, mass-market electric SUV. Half a century ago, the foremost automotive trend was ordinary family cars stuffed to the gills with huge, fuel-sucking V8s. Today, if you’re not planning a bland, long-range EV with […]

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Tesla Model Y: Industry Watchers Remain Cynical As Fans Gird Their Loins

Perhaps to give journalists a taste of what it’s like to be a Tesla reservation holder, Tesla’s Model Y launch event, scheduled for 11 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, started late. When it did, CEO Elon Musk launched into a rundown of his company’s well-documented history. There were a few admissions during his speech, including this […]

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People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles

<img data-attachment-id="1626210" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-e1541774437774.jpg" data-orig-size="2760,1840" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Autodesk VRED Professional 2016 SP1","created_timestamp":"1471014226","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Autodesk VRED Professional 2016 SP1","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Volkswagen ID Hatchback" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1626210 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> You can’t tell the masses that, if they can’t afford the latest and greatest green vehicle, they should get used to riding a bike or […]

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New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name

In its big February plant and product announcement, Fiat Chrysler said its Mack Avenue engine facility will give way to SUV production, describing the first vehicle to emerge from the repurposed plant as a “three-row, full-size Jeep SUV.” Given that the next-generation Grand Cherokee will also call the plant home, and that the two models […]

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It’s Looking Like the Next Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Gas-only

Honda’s hottest front-driver, the Civic Type R, may be homeless once the company’s Swindon, UK assembly plant closes in 2022, but its future will not end there. Based on comments made at the Geneva Motor Show, it seems the next-generation model will likely tone down its appearance while accepting a helping hand from electrification. The […]

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Mazda CX-3 Too Small? Try the CX-30 on for Size

As promised, Mazda threw the sheets off its mystery vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show, revealing a small crossover that’s not too small. The brand’s CX-3 often earns gripes for its diminutive size and limited interior volume, not to mention its middling ground clearance, but until today there was nothing to bridge the gap between CX-3 […]

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Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Lurks in Darkness Before Geneva Debut

Automakers across the globe are readying teaser images for models they intend to debut at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show next month. For Subaru, that means the latest addition to its Viziv line of concept vehicles. While initial Viziv concepts were highly conceptual designs, the line has gradually evolved to deliver models more in line […]

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Lincoln to Offer Three Flavors of Corsair

It’s nice to write about a vehicle with an honest-to-goodness name, especially one that replaces a vehicle with an alphanumeric name. As it slowly relegates past three-letter combinations to the dustbin of history, Lincoln Motor Company is busy putting the finishing touches on the next product in its utility vehicle offensive: the Corsair, formerly the […]

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One More Thing About That Mazda Crossover…

Amid the hoopla surrounding last week’s Chicago Auto Show and its many new and refreshed trucks and crossovers, Mazda teased a butt shot of a mysterious new crossover bound for a Geneva reveal next month. Mazda’s crossovers, especially the CX-5, garner more enthusiast attention than, say, a Hyundai or Toyota CUV, due to the zoom-zoom […]

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QOTD: A Solution for FCA’s Future?

A dated product lineup, questionable fuel economy across the board, a general need for some reworking. These are all issues with Fiat Chrysler’s offerings in North America. Today we’ll try and come up with some solutions. Today’s topic was generated by news yesterday of the $77 million in penalties FCA paid to the NHTSA, as its […]

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Casting a Wider Net: Audi’s EV Push Won’t Ignore the Entry-level Crowd

Audi plans to make a green new deal with premium-minded buyers of limited means. With the brand’s Volkswagen Group parent going all-in on electric vehicles, Audi has access to whatever it needs from mama’s parts bin. This will come in handy. It seems a cheaper, smaller EV is Audi’s next big reveal, with the Golf-sized […]

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Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks: FCA Boss Has a Midsize on His Mind

Between last month’s Detroit show and the ongoing Chicago vehicle extravaganza, pickups trucks currently occupy about 93.7 percent of the average American’s mind. While your author can easily visualize himself in a 2020 Subaru Legacy, that AWD sedan is certainly not the buzz generator in anyone’s social circle. Mike Manley knows trucks, as his company […]

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Expect a Performance Hyundai Tucson N, Report Claims

It’s a rumor that’s existed since the debut of Hyundai’s performance N division — the evential debut of a much hotter Tucson compact crossover to pair with N-badged compacts already heading to customers on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, a report claims to have the inside scoop on the existence of just such a […]

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Will the Aborted Mazda 2 Line Finally Make It Here in Full?

It’s already half here. The Toyota Yaris sedan, formerly the Scion iA, is the rebadged twin of the subcompact Mazda launched in Montreal in 2015. You’ll note that Mazda does not sell a second-generation 2 in North America, making that launch a relatively pointless endeavor for the automaker. Now that Toyota has gone ahead and […]

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Mitsubishi Teases Futuristic Crossover Concept With Odd Name

Mitsubishi is too busy turning the brand around to bother trickling out newsworthy content to the media. Much of what you read in the press relates to how the brand is doing as the newest addition to the Renault-Nissan Alliance, hot takes regarding its marketing decisions, and the occasional update from auto executives on future products. […]

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QOTD: Out of Touch, or Out of Time?

On Monday, Matthew Guy asked all of you to nominate vehicles that were ahead of their time. Those rare occasions where vehicles anticipated the desires of consumers, even before said desires were fully formed. Today, we flip it around and talk about Hall and Oates lyrics vehicles which were out of touch or behind the […]

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You Won’t Have a Hard Time Spotting the 2020 Toyota Tundra – From the Side, Anyway

This May sees Toyota mark the 20th anniversary of the start of Tundra production. When that happy date arrives, there’s be two full generations of full-size truck memories to look back on. Yes, the Tundra is old, with the current generation bowing for the 2007 model year. A significant refresh came in 2014, with minor […]

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