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2020 Infiniti Q50 Goes V6 Only, Increases Pricing

Despite sales of the Infiniti Q50 looking a little light this year, Nissan’s luxury arm has decided the model moves in numbers substantial enough to keep it on offer. The same cannot be said for the vehicle’s entry level 2.0-liter turbo, however. The motor will be going away for the 2020 model year, leaving the twin-turbo […]

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2019 Tesla Model 3 Crashes Like a Dream, IIHS Says

<img data-attachment-id="1689428" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133.png" data-orig-size="877,621" 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="2019 Tesla Model 3 crash test IIHS" data-image-description=" iihs ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133-450×319.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133-610×432.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689428″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133-610×432.png” alt width=”610″ height=”432″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133-610×432.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133-75×53.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133-450×319.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133-768×544.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133-120×85.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Tesla-Model-3-crash-test-IIHS-e1568916001133.png 877w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Tesla scored its first big win with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this […]

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Following Big Cash Dump, Amazon Taps Rivian for 100,000 EVs

Isn’t Rivian the popular thing these days? Courted by Amazon and Ford with investments of $700 million and $500 million, respectively, the Michigan-based EV startup recently gained a cash infusion from Cox Automotive. Now, that very first investment is bearing fruit — 100,000 pieces of it, promised for a three-year delivery window. Back in February, […]

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2020 Fiat 124 Abarth Adds ‘Scorpion Sting’ Graphics Package; Any Takers?

Fiat has introduced a new graphics package for the 124 Spider, yet it’s difficult to envision who this option is for. That’s especially true considering the package, intended to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Abarth and the 120th anniversary of Fiat, is exclusive to top-trimmed models. We’re not even sure how much time FCA’s Miata-based roadster […]

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Everything In Its Place: Best Car Organizers

From time to time, TTAC will highlight automotive products we think may be of interest to our community. Plus, posts like this help to keep the lights on around here. Learn more about how this works. Hey, you. Yeah, you with the messy car. It’s time to clean it up and get organized. Just because you […]

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid First Drive – To Plug or Not to Plug

The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid faces the same problem as its gas-engined sibling: Styling. That’s the bad news for Ford. The good news is that this particular hybrid doesn’t sacrifice too much of the gas Escape’s fun-to-drive factor in the search for better fuel economy. (Full disclosure: Ford flew me to Louisville, Kentucky and fed […]

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Honda Kicks Base Engine to the Curb, Adds Hybrid for 2020 CR-V

A slew of changes are on the way for the Honda CR-V’s mid-cycle refresh, though you might not be able to spot them from across a parking lot. For sure, there’s the obligatory tweaks to the compact CUV’s front and rear fascia, but the big news lies in its powertrain. There’s still a choice of […]

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Feds Want to Give EV Drivers a Choice in What They Hear

<img data-attachment-id="1604192" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426.jpg" data-orig-size="3872,2592" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D60","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1512749840","copyright":"","focal_length":"24","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Nissan LEAF SL" data-image-description=" Image: © 2017 Matthew Guy ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426-610×408.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1604192 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426-610×408.jpg” alt=”2018 Nissan LEAF SL” width=”610″ height=”408″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426-610×408.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426-768×514.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DSC_0426-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> What you hear, too. While most electric vehicles emit noises […]

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Gas War: Trump Confirms U.S. Will Revoke California Fuel Waiver

<img data-attachment-id="1689264" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.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="gas pump gas station fuel pump" data-image-description=" Siripatv/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689264″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While a considerable portion of Donald Trump’s Twitter announcements aren’t worth paying much attention […]

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GM Strike Sends Ripples Across the Border, Canadian Union Prez Hints at Labor Action to Come

Plenty of workers at General Motors’ Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant soon won’t have much to do, as the UAW’s strike against GM impacts pickup production in Canada. The facility, due to stop producing vehicles by the end of the year, will temporarily lay off over a thousand workers, the automaker’s Canadian arm announced Wednesday. That’s […]

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Mitsubishi Concept CUV Comes With a Question

Either those fan-type objects are meant to exhaust vape clouds from the cabin (pods?), or the upcoming concept vehicle from Mitsubishi will need clearance from the FAA to visit grandma’s house. Are they speakers? Will drivers of this wildly unlikely production candidate create impromptu block parties wherever they go? Mitsubishi isn’t saying. All we know […]

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Nissan Seeking to Sell Trading Subsidiary for $1 Billion

<img data-attachment-id="1689240" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,751" 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="nissan badge" data-image-description=" rmcarvalhobsb/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689240″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-768×577.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Nissan is reportedly interested in selling a subsidiary responsible for the distribution of machinery, vehicle parts, and raw […]

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2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport Brings New Bodystyle and More Tech

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport brings a rakish rear hatch to the refreshed Atlas line, but limits the midsize crossover’s seating configuration to five passengers. Once nestled inside VW’s upcoming Atlas variant, those five occupants will enjoy VW’s next generation Car-Net technology platform, while drivers can expect to be coddled by upgraded driver assistance […]

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The Union vs the General: Battle Continues As Strike Hits Day Three

The United Auto Workers and General Motors are seeking to repair their fractured relationship, sitting down for talks as the union’s strike against its first bargaining partner enters its third day. Workers walked off the job at the automaker’s numerous U.S. plants at midnight Sunday, with the UAW complaining that a last-minute offer should have […]

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QOTD: Winning at Rental Car Roulette?

<img data-attachment-id="1211793" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb.jpg" data-orig-size="3600,2400" 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="Porsche cayenne diesel" data-image-description=" Porsche ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1211793 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-610×407.jpg” alt=”Porsche cayenne diesel” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Last week, we took a moment to recount our worst rental car memories — those times when the desk attendant at […]

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Toyota Sets Aside $391 Million for Texas-made Pickups

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas is slated to receive a $391 million investment earmarked for streamlined pickup production. The manufacturer wants to merge the Tacoma and Tundra models onto a common platform, something we’ve mentioned in the past, and Toyota’s Tuesday announcement solidifies those rumors. The new platform is meant to make hybridization easier and provide […]

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Tesla vs Porsche?

<img data-attachment-id="1689066" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109.jpg" data-orig-size="962,627" 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="tesla model s" data-image-description=" Abu hasim.A/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689066″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”398″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-768×501.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109.jpg 962w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After Porsche’s Taycan secured its status as the fastest electric production vehicle ever to grace the Nürburgring, […]

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