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Coming to the U.S. Next Month: 2021 Mini Sidewalk Edition

Mini says it will ship its Sidewalk Edition convertible to the United States next month. Apparently, no one told BMW Group that the country is currently navigating a situation that might not encourage the sale of open-air automobiles. Still, it’s an interesting little car that holds some measure of appeal to those seeking the laid-back California […]

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Fighting Coronavirus Isn’t Just for the Domestics

<img data-attachment-id="1704682" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/kentucky-kicks-off-production-of-toyota-rav4-hybrid/20200106tmmkrav4016-scaled/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863.jpg" data-orig-size="2252,1548" 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="TMMK Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Assembly line" data-image-description=" Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863-450×309.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863-610×419.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1704682 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863-610×419.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”419″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863-610×419.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863-75×52.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863-450×309.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863-768×528.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4016-scaled-e1578678247863-120×82.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> For some reason, Ford and General Motors’ efforts to fill gaps in the medical supply chain […]

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Tesla to Reduce Gigafactory Staff by 75 Percent

<img data-attachment-id="1702976" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/12/congress-says-nay-to-expanding-ev-tax-credits/shutterstock_471343589/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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="tesla charging station" data-image-description=" Welcomia/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1702976″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_471343589.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With Panasonic having already made plans to ramp down production at the Nevada battery facility it shares […]

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Trump Edges Closer to Invoking Defense Production Act

One should never pay too close attention to social media, but sadly, that’s where a lot of diplomacy takes place these days. Especially today. Since dawn broke over the nation Friday, President Donald Trump has chastised General Motors and Ford for their perceived foot-dragging in getting much-needed ventilators into production, urging them to pick up […]

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Why Is Everyone So Surprised Detroit Isn’t Prioritizing EVs?

<img data-attachment-id="1715366" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/why-is-everyone-so-surprised-detroit-isnt-prioritizing-evs/20chbo35021_v6-tif/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,842" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.5","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D850","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1563986999","copyright":"","focal_length":"135","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.0002","title":"20CHBO35021_V6.tif","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Chevrolet bolt" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6-450×296.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6-610×401.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1715366″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6-610×401.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”401″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6-610×401.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6-450×296.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6-768×505.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_Bolt_v6.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> News arose yesterday that General Motors’ and Ford Motor Company’s battle plans rely heavily on SUV […]

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2021 BMW 3 Series Plug-in: Today’s Word Is Incrementalism

Steady change. Minus a few models incapable of adapting to the times, the auto industry’s relentless march forward delivers new efficiencies every year. No newly revamped model can sip more fuel than the one that came before it, and that was certainly true of the enlarged 3 Series that bowed (in 330i form) for the […]

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GM to Employees: Can I Borrow That Salary?

<img data-attachment-id="987106" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/judge-asked-make-treasurys-role-2009-gm-bailout-public/gm_hq-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-e1492698450918.jpg" data-orig-size="3827,2153" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"AP","camera":"","caption":"The General Motors logo is displayed atop the Renaissance Center in Detroit. The automaker, while doing much better following the government bailout, is still lagging some of its competitors.","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"gm_hq","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="General Motors Renaissance Center HQ" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-987106 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-610×343.jpg” alt=”General Motors Renaissance Center” width=”610″ height=”343″> […]

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QOTD: Somebody Does It Better?

<img data-attachment-id="1710112" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/02/junkyard-find-1977-chrysler-new-yorker-brougham-hardtop-sedan/50-1977-chrysler-new-yorker-in-colorado-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/50-1977-Chrysler-New-Yorker-in-Colorado-junkyard-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="1977 Chrysler New Yorker in Denver junkyard, grille" data-image-description=" 1977 Chrysler New Yorker in Denver junkyard, grille – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/50-1977-Chrysler-New-Yorker-in-Colorado-junkyard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/50-1977-Chrysler-New-Yorker-in-Colorado-junkyard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1710112 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/50-1977-Chrysler-New-Yorker-in-Colorado-junkyard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1977 Chrysler New Yorker in Denver junkyard, grille – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Japanese Pickup Truck Impostors From 2008

<img data-attachment-id="1715294" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/buy-drive-burn-japanese-pickup-truck-impostors-from-2008/suzuki-equator-2009-241777/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777.jpg" data-orig-size="768,576" 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="2009 Suzuki Equator" data-image-description=" suzuki ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1715294 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/suzuki-equator-2009-241777-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Buy/Drive/Burn has focused solely on Japanese trucks lately, and thus far covered the Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties. Today we turn to […]

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Status of PSA-FCA Merger Questioned, French Half Says Everything’s Fine

<img data-attachment-id="1546721" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/04/frances-charge-back-u-s-market-captained-former-nissan-executive/1-96/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230.jpeg" data-orig-size="2842,1747" 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="peugeot 108" data-image-description=" Image: PSA Group ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230-450×277.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230-610×375.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1546721″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230-610×375.jpeg” alt=”peugeot” width=”610″ height=”375″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230-610×375.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230-450×277.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230-768×472.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-e1491500035230-120×74.jpeg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Following reports from France that the merger between PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could be upended by […]

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National Real ID Deadline Delayed Until 2021

<img data-attachment-id="1715224" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/national-real-id-deadline-delayed-until-2021/shutterstock_1433374124/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,750" 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="California DMV los angeles" data-image-description=" Alex Millauer/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1715224″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-800×600.jpg 800w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced that the Real ID deadline — which […]

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Work Starts Anew? The Latest on When Autoworkers Head Back

With Ford looking to get pickups rolling off the assembly line again by April 6th, where does its rivals stand? The list is far from complete, and schedules for resuming production are fluid as a 1950s executive’s lunch, but there’s details to share on when certain U.S. autoworkers might be headed back to the factory. […]

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Ford Defers Payment for Top Executives to Cope With Coronavirus

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/01/ford-hires-former-apple-employee/cq5dam-web-1024-768-1/" 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”> While Ford Motor Co. plans to reopen several factories by […]

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Rare Rides: The Unique Looking 1955 Nash Statesman

<img data-attachment-id="1715034" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/rare-rides-the-unique-looking-1955-nash-statesman/1955-nash-statesman-special-1/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1.jpg" data-orig-size="790,526" 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="1955-nash-statesman-special (1)" data-image-description=" https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1218254/1955-nash-statesman-for-sale-in-kentwood-michigan-49512 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1715034 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1955-nash-statesman-special-1.jpg 790w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>About a year ago Rare Rides featured its first Nash, the tiny Metropolitan. Today we take a look at […]

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Imagine If Monthly Sales Reporting Was Still a Thing…

The growing movement to ditch monthly sales reporting in favor of quarterly updates will blur the impact of this month’s coronavirus-related shelter-in-place orders. Many automakers, the Detroit Three most notably, left monthly sales reports in the dust long ago, meaning the March decline will have to mingle with the business-as-usual months that preceded it. Right […]

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Juggling Act: Ford’s Shutdown Schedule Revised Again

<img data-attachment-id="1705934" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/2020-ford-super-duty-first-drive-long-may-you-truck/img_1856-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/IMG_1856-e1585232774365.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.8","credit":"","camera":"iPhone XR","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1579186566","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.25","iso":"25","shutter_speed":"0.0025974025974026","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Ford Super Duty" data-image-description=" Image: © 2020 Matthew Guy ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/IMG_1856-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/IMG_1856-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1705934 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/IMG_1856-610×458.jpg” alt=”2020 Ford Super Duty” width=”610″ height=”458″> Given the level of uncertainty out there, even best-laid plans rest on a quivering foundation of JELL-O. It’s the same for automotive plant shutdowns […]

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QOTD: Last Stand of the Great Eight?

<img data-attachment-id="1584352" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/08/ford-announces-improved-hauling-long-haul-economy-2018-f-150/2018revealwip-4a/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,930" 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 F-150" data-image-description=" FoMoCo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a-450×327.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a-610×443.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1584352 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a-610×443.jpg” alt=”Ford F-150″ width=”610″ height=”443″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a-610×443.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a-450×327.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a-768×558.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a-120×87.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018RevealWIP-4a.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last year’s debut of a wonderfully throwback engine was just the early Christmas present many traditional truck […]

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Japanese Driving Schools Benefit From Coronavirus Fears; Public Transit Now Terrifying

Driving schools in Japan are reporting an increase in attendance from individuals who already possess a driver’s license. According to The Japan Times, the new trend is epitomized by Paper Driver School Kitakanto in Maebashi. The school has seen influx of already licensed drivers this month in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly 10 percent of new […]

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BMW’s U.S. Assembly Plant Turns Out the Lights Earlier Than Expected

<img data-attachment-id="1572246" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/05/cars-german-auto-brands-sell-build-united-states-america/bmw-x5-spartanburg-south-carolina-factory/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW-X5-Spartanburg-South-Carolina-factory.jpg" data-orig-size="1154,769" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"Fred Rollison","camera":"NIKON D700","caption":"BMW Manufacturing's F15 in body and assembly on July 29, 2013. File: 072813GR34","created_timestamp":"1375056000","copyright":"\u00ac\u00a9 2013 Fred Rollison Photography","focal_length":"26","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.00625","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="BMW X5 Spartanburg Assembly" data-image-description=" Image: BMW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW-X5-Spartanburg-South-Carolina-factory-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW-X5-Spartanburg-South-Carolina-factory-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1572246 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW-X5-Spartanburg-South-Carolina-factory-610×406.jpg” alt=”BMW X5 Spartanburg Assembly – Image: BMW” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW-X5-Spartanburg-South-Carolina-factory-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW-X5-Spartanburg-South-Carolina-factory-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW-X5-Spartanburg-South-Carolina-factory-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BMW-X5-Spartanburg-South-Carolina-factory-768×512.jpg […]

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Leaked: Toyota Product Timeline, Other Juicy Tidbits

Here’s a change of pace: something to look forward to! In this instance, it’s a bevy of Toyota products poised to spring forth after this virus thing shuffles beneath the banner of “bad memory.” The brand that’s shown no shortage of initiative in recent years plans to continue its new product flow, this time focusing […]

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UAW Reports Death of Two FCA Factory Employees With Coronavirus

<img data-attachment-id="1666156" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/03/uaw-fca-corruption-scandal-grows/shutterstock_335614826/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-e1553013089335.jpg" data-orig-size="2200,1467" 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="UAW HQ Detroit" data-image-description=" James R. Martin/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666156″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> The UAW has announced the death of two Fiat Chrysler factory workers who contracted the novel coronavirus, extending sympathies while urging members to exercise safe practices during the ongoing health crisis. […]

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Silver Linings: COVID-19 Thinning Traffic Across the Country

<img data-attachment-id="1714966" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/silver-linings-covid-19-thinning-traffic-around-the-country/shutterstock_348384155/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,563" 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="NYC 5th Ave overhead traffic" data-image-description=" Stephan Guarch/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1714966″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155-800×450.jpg 800w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_348384155.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Road traffic across the United States is dropping drastically, thanks to social-distancing […]

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