Tag: New Cars

Porsche Sort of, Maybe Teases the Taycan

<img data-attachment-id="1666050" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg.jpg" data-orig-size="1111,720" 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="low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg" data-image-description=" porsche ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg-450×292.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg-610×395.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666050″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg-610×395.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”395″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg-610×395.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg-450×292.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg-768×498.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/low_10_evolution_trifft_revolution_jpg.jpg 1111w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Even though Porsche’s September Taycan debut is set in stone, it just can’t help itself with the teasers. While […]

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2020 Porsche Taycan Timidly Teased Via New Design Sketches

<img data-attachment-id="1665678" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674.jpg" data-orig-size="1255,851" 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="Porsche taycan sketch 1" data-image-description=" Porsche ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-450×305.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-610×414.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665678″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-610×414.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”414″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-610×414.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-450×305.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-768×521.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-120×81.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674.jpg 1255w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While Porsche has already confirmed its first-ever all-electric model for a September debut, parading it around in […]

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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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2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel V6 (250 horsepower @ 3,250 rpm; 440 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm) Ten-speed automatic, four-wheel drive 20 city / 22 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.8 city, 9.3 highway, 10.7 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $58,210 (U.S) / $69,129 (Canada) As Tested: $70,375 (U.S.) […]

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QOTD: What’s the Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle in 2019?

Though much of the luxury vehicle segment is immune from the depressingly practical concept of “good value,” the less aspirational vehicles of the proletariat are not so fortunate. Today we discuss overpriced non-luxury vehicles for sale in 2019. We’re only concerned with brand new vehicles; those offered for the 2019 model year. Perhaps another day we […]

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Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Could Preview Next Crosstrek

Subaru has unveiled yet another concept wearing the Viziv name. This time it’s called the “Adrenaline” and appears to foreshadow the next Crosstrek. Styling is suitably wild for a show vehicle, but enough of Subaru’s current design language remains to make us believe the model isn’t terribly far away from a production model. However, no […]

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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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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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Electric Donk: Nissan Teases IMQ Crossover Ahead of Geneva Debut

Hot on the heels of the IMS, which debuted at the North American International Auto Show in January, Nissan is prepping another trade show darling. The Japanese automaker recently announced plans to unveil its new IMQ Concept at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Unfortunately, the teaser image accompanying the release is of the dreaded Hot […]

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Review – All-around Virtue, or the Auto Journalist’s Perfect Car

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (220 horsepower @ 4,700 rpm; 258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm) Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive 25 city / 33 highway / 28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 9.6 city, 7.2 highway, 8.5 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $35,070 (U.S) / $35,895 (Canada) As Tested: $35,920 (U.S.) / $37,640 (Canada) […]

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QOTD: Found Yourself Surprisingly Disappointed?

In last week’s QOTD, we asked you to share the vehicles that pleasantly surprised you after spending some time behind the wheel. Whether your expectations were high or low to start, it’s always nice to recall transportation that impressed. Today we turn in the opposite direction, and talk about cars that left you feeling disappointed. […]

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2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan & Hybrid – Finally Getting Cheerful

I had a nickname for the Toyota Corolla once. Back in my days as an overly judgmental prepubescent teenage boy, I used to call Toyota’s honest economy car the “Crapolla.” Growing up in an affluent North Jersey neighborhood in the ‘90s, everyone and their mother had a Bimmer, Benz, or even a Bentley. If you […]

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Nearly Unrecognizable 2020 Volvo XC90 Bows With Novel Mild Hybrid System

You wouldn’t know it, but that’s a heavily refreshed 2020 Volvo XC90 staring back at you from the header image. Good thing the grille still carries a Volvo badge. Okay, the tweaks made to the SUV’s front fascia are milder than chain restaurant salsa, but the changes to the Swedish brand’s largest vehicle for 2020 […]

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QOTD: Found Yourself Pleasantly Surprised?

It’s easy for a car to disappoint — it’s seen all the time in the reviews featured on these pages. A squeaky seat here, loose trim there, or a ride quality as smooth as falling down a flight of stairs. But what about those times when the opposite happens?Today we want to talk about instances […]

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Toyota 86 British Green Limited: Another Japan-only Special Edition

Despite Toyota claiming that the 86 will stick around for a while, everything points to the car being on its last legs. Fortunately, this is usually the point where a manufacturer starts rolling out special editions to retake the public’s interest. Normally, these cars aren’t much to write home about, but every so often one […]

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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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Chicago Celebration: Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition

Mazda is celebrating the original Miata’s 1989 debut at the Chicago Auto Show by taking the wraps off a 30th Anniversary Edition of the MX-5 at the same locale. Limited to just 3,000 units worldwide, the special edition will be offered as both the ragtop convertible and hardtop RF. Like previous anniversary editions of the famous […]

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