Tag: Product Planning

Confirmed: Lexus LC Convertible

<img data-attachment-id="1681464" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC_8564-e1563205570358.jpg" data-orig-size="2433,1626" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4.5","credit":"Olgun Kordal","camera":"NIKON D850","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1562180933","copyright":"Olgun Kordal","focal_length":"40","iso":"320","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Lexus LC convertible prototype" data-image-description=" Lexus ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC_8564-e1563205548136-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC_8564-e1563205548136-610×408.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681464″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC_8564-e1563205548136-610×408.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”408″> Earlier in the month, Lexus brought a convertible LC to the United Kingdom’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. While the car came clad in silvery camouflage and was officially referred […]

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Next Generation Cadillac Escalade to Receive Supercharged Camaro V8: Report

Cadillac is hard at work preparing for the next generation of their big bruiser Escalade. Lincoln’s counterpart, the Navigator, makes a healthy 450 horsepower from its Raptor engine. How does Cadillac plan to compete? A new report suggest it’s going to get some help from the Camaro. According to a posting from Muscle Cars and […]

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FCA Putting $788 Million Behind New 500 EV, Small Battery Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1666536" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-e1562855533509.jpg" data-orig-size="1948,1298" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"LAPRESSE","camera":"","caption":"Foto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \r05\/03\/2019 Ginevra (Svizzera)\rEconomia \rSalone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019 – stand FIAT\rNella foto: \r\r\rPhoto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \rMarch 05 2019 Geneve (Swiss)\rEconomy \rGenevra International Motor Show – stand FIAT\rIn the pic:","created_timestamp":"1551784352","copyright":"LaPresse","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Salone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019- Stand FIAT","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Motor Show 2019 fiat centoventi" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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Toyota Building New SUV in Alabama, Not the Corolla

<img data-attachment-id="1671646" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1280" 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 rav4" data-image-description=" toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1671646″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190410_01_57_s-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Toyota Motor Corp announced on Wednesday it would be building a new sport utility vehicle at its $1.6 billion joint […]

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ZF to Supply FCA With Glut of Hybrid-ready Transmissions

<img data-attachment-id="1680508" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1.jpg" data-orig-size="748,499" 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="ZF transmission 8HP" data-image-description=" ZF Friedrichshafen AG ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680508″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1.jpg 748w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to supply Fiat Chrysler with its second-largest order to date. While top honors […]

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Genesis Working on ‘Tesla-Fighting’ Electric Sedan, SUV for 2021

Hyundai’s luxury Genesis brand is set to launch a new global electric vehicle architecture in 2021. Both a sedan and SUV are said to be in the works, positioning the Korean models to go head-to-head with Tesla Motors. These would be the first electric vehicles created under the Genesis moniker and are just a part […]

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Now, Voyager: Fiat Chrysler Blows the Cobwebs Off an Old Minivan Nameplate

The Dodge Grand Caravan isn’t dead yet, but minivan buyers in the market for a low-end people mover will have a new option come 2020. Earlier this week, FCA announced the reintroduction of the Voyager — a nameplate that began life as a full-size Plymouth van in the 1970s before morphing into a front-drive minivan for […]

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Camaro Rumored to be Put Out to Pasture After 2023

A report surfaced today from Muscle Cars and Trucks, suggesting that the Camaro will not live on to see a seventh generation. Having been sold continuously for the last 10 years, the iconic pony car is not planned to transition to the new A2XX platform. Current product plans forecast production to 2023, but nothing further. […]

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BMW Being Sued Over Perceived Failure to Build Up Mini Brand

<img data-attachment-id="1583412" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England.jpg" data-orig-size="1281,884" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D800","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1399988727","copyright":"","focal_length":"70","iso":"1600","shutter_speed":"0.01","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Mini Cooper 5-door production line Oxford" data-image-description=" Image: BMW UK ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England-450×311.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England-610×421.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1583412″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England-610×421.jpg” alt=”Mini Cooper 5-door production line Oxford – Image: BMW UK” width=”610″ height=”421″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England-610×421.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England-75×52.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England-450×311.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England-768×530.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England-120×83.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mini-5-door-production-line-Oxford-England.jpg 1281w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Like most […]

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VW Says Battery Supply Problems Have Been Solved… for a While

<img data-attachment-id="1673388" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium.jpg" data-orig-size="1795,1185" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Friso Gentsch\/Volkswagen","camera":"","caption":"J\u00fcrgen Stackmann, Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen Pkw f\u00fcr den Gesch\u00e4ftsbereich Vertrieb, Marketing und After Sales, spricht am 08.05.2019 bei der Volkswagen ID pre-order Veranstaltung im drive in Berlin. Foto: Friso Gentsch\/Volkswagen","created_timestamp":"1557315066","copyright":"Volkswagen AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Volkswagen – pre-order ID","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Volkswagen – pre-order ID" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-450×297.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-610×403.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1673388″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DB2019AL01096_medium-610×403.jpg” […]

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Jaguar Land Rover Readies XJ Successor, New SUV

<img data-attachment-id="1678610" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682.jpg" data-orig-size="1023,682" 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="jag historic convoy toparis021018071-resize-1024×682" data-image-description=" JLR ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678610″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/jagxjhistoricconvoytoparis021018071-resize-1024×682.jpg 1023w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With Jaguar’s XJ sedan on its way out, the company is actively working on a replacement […]

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Why a Joint Toyota-Mazda RWD Platform and Inline-6 Engine Makes Sense

A Mazda inline-six cylinder engine developed for a rear wheel-drive-based platform has been industry knowledge since news broke in May. But new reporting from Best Car in Japan confirm that Toyota/Lexus and Mazda will share that rear wheel-drive platform and inline-six engine. Mazda’s inline-six engine development will include Skyativ-X (gasoline) and Skyativ-D (diesel) variants, mounted longitudinally. […]

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GM Reportedly Thinking About Electric Hummers

<img data-attachment-id="1678014" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572.jpg" data-orig-size="952,620" 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="hummer grille" data-image-description=" LeStudio/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-610×397.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678014″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-610×397.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”397″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-610×397.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-768×500.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_345582515-e1560793128572.jpg 952w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Demand for Hummer vehicles peaked in 2006 before being obliterated by the financial crisis and a spike in […]

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Waiting On World Domination: Vietnam’s VinFast Launches First Model

<img data-attachment-id="1677618" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542.jpg" data-orig-size="912,637" 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="VinFast Fadil concept" data-image-description=" TommyTeo/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542-450×314.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542-610×426.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1677618″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542-610×426.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”426″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542-610×426.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542-75×52.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542-450×314.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542-768×536.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542-120×84.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1242073219-e1560527464542.jpg 912w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Real-estate conglomerate Vingroup JSC’s auto unit, VinFast, rolled out its first model today, which also means Vietnam […]

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Raptor Meets Godzilla?

<img data-attachment-id="1626400" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3A1A4286_C1-e1527185283389.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,2515" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"13","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS R","caption":"Ford is making its iconic F-150 Raptor \u2013 the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup \u2013 even better with upgraded technology including class-exclusive, electronically controlled FOX Racing Shox, new Trail Control\u2122 and all-new Recaro sport seats.","created_timestamp":"1527169560","copyright":"","focal_length":"142","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"2019 Ford F-150 Raptor","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford F-150 Raptor" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3A1A4286_C1-e1527185252215-450×283.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3A1A4286_C1-e1527185252215-610×384.jpg” […]

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What’s the 2020 Hyundai Palisade’s Price? Look to the Japanese for Your Answer

Hyundai blanketed the rollout of its new three-row Palisade with descriptive terms that positively oozed luxury and refinement. Hell, just the name of the thing should conjure up a swanky seaside image or two. It’s clear the Korean automaker feels its eight-passenger crossover (successor to the Santa Fe XL, formerly just “Santa Fe”) stands on […]

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Please Notice Me: Kia’s Oft-overlooked Cadenza Gains a New Face for 2020

Often referred to as a “Korean Buick” (sometimes, a “better Buick“), the Kia Cadenza sits in a corner of the vehicle theater where audience attendance is way down. The brand’s largeish midsize sedan gained a new generation for 2017, upping the model’s style and content, and it looks like Kia’s not ready to let a […]

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250: Pint-sized Practicality

There’s a new occupant in Mercedes-Benz’s cavernous utility vehicle stable, and, like so many vehicles debuting in 2019, it’s a tweener. As the name implies, the 2020 GLB fits between the subcompact GLA and compact GLC, offering tidy proportions and the versatility that comes with optional third-row seats. Three-row seating is not something you’re likely […]

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EcoDiesel, Part II: Fiat Chrysler’s New Light Duty Diesel Aims to Anger GM and Ford, not the EPA

The domestic pickup torque wars have flared up again. Following a brief period of dormancy that came after General Motors’ 3.0-liter Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six topped Ford’s 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 by 20 foot-pounds (460 vs. 440), Fiat Chrysler has arrived on the scene to declare itself king of the hill. For the 2020 model year, […]

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When ICE Isn’t Enough: Mazda’s First Electric Still on Track for 2020, Plug-ins to Follow

<img data-attachment-id="1623898" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-e1525374010414.jpg" data-orig-size="1550,1163" 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 mazda cx-3 front" data-image-description=" Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1623898 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Despite the recent development of a high-MPG, low-emission gasoline four-cylinder, Mazda’s future depends on lowering its emissions footprint even further. With regulators — especially those in Europe — backing ever more stringent […]

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