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Labor Peace Reached As 56 Percent of Ford-UAW Workers Spring for Contract

<img data-attachment-id="1642592" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" 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 Ford F150 assembly line" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1642592 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Ford F150 assembly line -Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Avoiding the six-week strike that marked the end […]

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Calling for Clarity: Auto News Requests Revised Terminology for Autonomous Tech

<img data-attachment-id="1532457" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" 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="autonomous hardware" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Company ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1532457″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg” alt=”autonomous hardware” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nightvision-goggles.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The terminology surrounding self-driving technologies and advanced driving aids has started to earn quite […]

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Volkswagen Boosts Tech Spending to $66 Billion Over Five Years

<img data-attachment-id="1697262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2.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":"1"}" data-image-title="vw ev charging volkswagen logo" data-image-description=" nrqemi/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1697262″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1553553155-2.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen Group has decided to increase spending on the development of electric and digital technologies […]

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Where Your Author Selects an Outback Replacement, but Asks: New or Used?

Recently I reached out to you, dear readers, for some suggestions on replacing a 2012 Subaru Outback. The wagon has occupied my driveway for the past two years, but, for reasons outlined previously, it’s time for it to go. My initial idea for a replacement was a Kia Niro, but that didn’t seem like it was […]

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As Big As It Is Ugly: Ferrari’s New Key Fob

<img data-attachment-id="1697140" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689.jpeg" data-orig-size="1530,1326" 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="ferrari roma key" data-image-description=" Jack Rix/Twitter https://twitter.com/jack_rix/status/1194954968807198722 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689-404×350.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689-610×529.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1697140″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689-610×529.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”529″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689-610×529.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689-75×65.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689-404×350.jpeg 404w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689-768×666.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689-120×104.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ferrari-roma-key-e1573768016689.jpeg 1530w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> At a private event in Rome this week, Ferrari introduced its newest model — the […]

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Glitzier EVs Bound for Detroit-Hamtramck?

<img data-attachment-id="1645212" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46.jpg" data-orig-size="2549,2291" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.2","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 6","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1530702668","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.15","iso":"32","shutter_speed":"0.0023255813953488","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1992 Cadillac Brougham Emblem" data-image-description=" Image: Sajeev Mehta ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-389×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-610×548.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1645212 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-610×548.jpg” alt=”1992 Cadillac Brougham Emblem, Image: Sajeev Mehta” width=”610″ height=”548″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-610×548.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-75×67.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-389×350.jpg 389w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-768×690.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/46-120×108.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The past 24 hours has been all about electric […]

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QOTD: Recalling the Ignorance of Youth?

<img data-attachment-id="1560409" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1280" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.2","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS-1D Mark III","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1201943104","copyright":"","focal_length":"24","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1979 Lincoln Continental Bill Blass Edition Profile" data-image-description=" Image: © Forest Casey ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1560409 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5-610×407.jpg” alt=”1979 Lincoln Continental Bill Blass Edition Profile, Image: © Forest Casey” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MkV_BillBlass5-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, […]

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Piston Slap: Windsor Torque Begets a Lordstown Diesel?

TTAC Commentator MacMcMacmac writes: Good day Sajeev, I am contemplating doing something I never thought I would… buying a GM product. A used GM! I have recently negotiated the purchase of a home which will result in me commuting roughly 30 km to work, one-way. Now, that doesn’t seem like a whole lot, considering it […]

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Report: Abandoning Small Car Segment Could Be a Big Mistake

A new report from Edmunds tries to make a case against Ford and General Motors placing their small- and medium-sized cars on an iceberg and setting it adrift. We don’t even need to see the metrics to agree. Ditching cars for higher-margin crossovers and SUVs always seemed a little short-sighted. Without entry-level models, you’re likely to […]

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Buick Encore GX a Bargain Proposition?

A new Buick arrives from across the Pacific early next year, and it may be priced in a manner that relegates the hot-selling Encore to the runner-up spot. The Encore GX, which aims to split the size difference between Encore and Envision, may be larger than its subcompact sibling, but it sheds one cylinder beneath […]

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Mercedes Confirms Job Cuts in $1.4 Billion Restructuring Plan

<img data-attachment-id="1680728" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735.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":"1"}" data-image-title="mercedes logo mercedes-benz hood ornament" data-image-description=" Pixfly/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680728″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1057775735.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Thursday, Daimler made an announcement confirming earlier reports that it plans to cut roughly […]

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‘Operation Clean-up’ Begins in Earnest at the UAW

They’re not calling it that, but we are. The United Auto Workers, rocked by scandal and indictments stemming from an ongoing federal corruption probe, is embarking on a serious clean-up operation in a bid to maintain its autonomy. Under the direction of Acting President Rory Gamble, the union has outlined a series of reforms intended […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Early Eighties Converted Convertibles From Japan

<img data-attachment-id="1696968" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault.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="Toyota Celica Convertible" data-image-description=" Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1696968 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/maxresdefault.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Think back to the Eighties, that optimistic decade when automakers hired aftermarket companies to create convertible versions of […]

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Ford’s EV Has a Name, and… It’s the MUSTANG Mach-E

Maybe Corey was right. Despite sharing no architectural or mechanical DNA with the world’s first pony car, it seems Ford’s upcoming electric crossover — a vehicle Ford delights in calling “Mustang-inspired” — will actually bear the Mustang name. This isn’t some wild rumor, either. It comes straight from the Glass House. A four-door electric crossover […]

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Not a Rash Decision: Hyundai Greenlights Santa Cruz Pickup for 2021

<img data-attachment-id="1492329" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2015-Hyundai-Santa-Cruz-Crossover-Truck-Concept-front-e1573736020931.jpg" data-orig-size="2256,1505" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept" data-image-description=" Image: Hyundai ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2015-Hyundai-Santa-Cruz-Crossover-Truck-Concept-front-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2015-Hyundai-Santa-Cruz-Crossover-Truck-Concept-front-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1492329 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2015-Hyundai-Santa-Cruz-Crossover-Truck-Concept-front-610×407.jpg” alt=”2015 Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept – Image: Hyundai” width=”610″ height=”407″> Think back to early 2015. January, to be exact. The world was nearly five years […]

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