Tag: Product Planning

Model Discontinuations Coming Down the Pipe, Mercedes-Benz Dealer Says

<img data-attachment-id="1590080" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-cabriolet.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,929" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"11","credit":"Daimler AG","camera":"LEICA S (Typ 007)","caption":"Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse Cabriolet; A 217; Exterieur: designo mokkaschwarz; Interieur: designo Leder porzellan\/tizianrot \n\nMercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet; A 217; Exterior: designo mocha black; Interior: designo leather porcelain\/tizian red","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Daimler AG","focal_length":"73","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"4","title":"Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse Cabriolet; A 217; 2017","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse Cabriolet; A 217; 2017" data-image-description=" Image: Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-cabriolet-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-cabriolet-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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Report: Engine Options Shrink to Two for 2020 Cadillac CT6

<img data-attachment-id="1546249" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6.jpeg" 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="2017 Cadillac CT6" data-image-description=" Image: Cadillac ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1546249 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2017 Cadillac CT6 – Image: Cadillac” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Cadillac-CT6.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Cadillac’s CT6, which remains without a home after January 2020, will […]

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2020 GMC Sierra 1500: More Diesel, More Speeds

GMC’s new-for-2019 Sierra 1500 took a less controversial styling route than its Chevy Silverado sibling while retaining the numerous upgrades foisted upon the next-generation pickup twins. For 2020, GMC tweaked the light-duty Sierra’s offerings just a bit, hoping to lure more finicky buyers into the model. For starters, GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission has a new […]

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Lotus to Serve As Geely’s Tech Pioneer; Group CEO Aims at Porsche

<img data-attachment-id="1581198" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1959,1102" 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="lotus evora gt430" data-image-description=" Lotus Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1581198 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1-610×343.jpg” alt=”lotus evora gt430″ width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lotus-evora-gt430-1-120×68.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After Chinese auto giant Geely took a controlling stake in Lotus two years ago, the British […]

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Ditches the Manual, Ups the Content

Exactly a year ago, your suddenly fearful author found himself in the market for a new car. Hating the shopping experience, and with little free time, the choice soon boiled down to two scorching models: a base Chevy Cruze manual, or a similarly sparse Hyundai Elantra, also with a manual. Twelve months later, neither vehicle […]

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De Tomaso Brand Returns With New Model in July, Report Claims

<img data-attachment-id="1470209" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9b28ee3f4cdb7ef3da676f86ef62cfc1.jpg" data-orig-size="564,582" 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="1967 DeTomaso Mangusta" data-image-description=" Image: DeTomaso ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9b28ee3f4cdb7ef3da676f86ef62cfc1-339×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9b28ee3f4cdb7ef3da676f86ef62cfc1.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1470209″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9b28ee3f4cdb7ef3da676f86ef62cfc1.jpg” alt=”1967 DeTomaso Mangusta, Image: DeTomaso” width=”590″ height=”609″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9b28ee3f4cdb7ef3da676f86ef62cfc1.jpg 564w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9b28ee3f4cdb7ef3da676f86ef62cfc1-73×75.jpg 73w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9b28ee3f4cdb7ef3da676f86ef62cfc1-339×350.jpg 339w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9b28ee3f4cdb7ef3da676f86ef62cfc1-116×120.jpg 116w” sizes=”(max-width: 590px) 100vw, 590px”> De Tomaso, the idled Italian supercar brand that built a handful of drool-worthy models during its tumultuous […]

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Cadillac’s CT4 Debuts at End of Month, Joined by a Brace of Vs

It’s a period of flux for Cadillac’s sedan lineup, one that mirrors the changes occurring across the segment as a whole. Old models are out, and in their place, a range of updated and restyled offerings aim to rekindle America’s love for traditional four-doors. Fewer restyled offerings, one should note. As nameplates bleed out of the […]

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Hyundai and Kia Invest In … Rimac?

In today’s episode of Surprising Bedfellows, we find the corporate duo of Hyundai/Kia throwing money in the general direction of Rimac. Technically titled Rimac Automobili, it’s the Croatian high-performance EV company known for making the outrageously fast Concept One supercar, a vehicle thrust into the public eye when Richard Hammond binned one at a Swiss […]

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Haven’t We Met Before? Kia’s Upcoming Crossover Looks Awfully Familiar

Kia continues to tease the global market — well, most of it, anyway — with a small crossover it plans to reveal this summer. Our latest glimpse of the upcoming model is this artist’s rendering, which appears to be a rendering of a concept vehicle we’ve already seen. Suffice it to say the new small […]

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Mercedes C-Class May Fall On Its Sword for American-made SUVs

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly considering moving C-Class production out of America to make room on its Alabama assembly line for more high-margin utility vehicles. Despite being the brand’s best-selling sedan in the United States, Mercedes knows it has to acknowledge the public’s growing propensity for luxurious light trucks. While ignoring the present doesn’t seem like the […]

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Still Mum on Venue Pricing, Hyundai Opens Up About Its Baby Crossover

Amid splashy introductions like that of the resurrected Toyota Supra, the 2020 Hyundai Venue‘s debut at the New York Auto Show was a different kind of affair. It’s an entry-level vehicle, at least as far as crossovers are concerned, and its lack of all-wheel drive might have some saying it doesn’t even belong in the […]

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Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff

By 2020, India is projected to become the world’s third-largest auto market, and it’s a market Ford Motor Company wants to dominate. The past year revealed China can’t be counted on to fill financial sails forever. With this in mind, Ford is reportedly planning a slew of new small crossovers, and could soon put a […]

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Let’s Talk About Six: Mazda Confirms New Inline Engine in Development

<img data-attachment-id="1636048" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Mazda-MX-5-Miata-RF-Arctic-White-marque-badge-detail-e1538489218710.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,2000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1533030279","copyright":"","focal_length":"50","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.000625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Arctic White marque badge detail" data-image-description=" Image: © 2018 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Mazda-MX-5-Miata-RF-Arctic-White-marque-badge-detail-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Mazda-MX-5-Miata-RF-Arctic-White-marque-badge-detail-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1636048 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Mazda-MX-5-Miata-RF-Arctic-White-marque-badge-detail-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Arctic White marque badge detail” width=”610″ height=”407″> Much of the news surrounding Mazda this past year has concerned […]

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As Patent Drawings Emerge, Dyson’s Electric Car Takes Shape

Dyson, the UK-based maker of innovative vacuums and fans, plans to launch an electric vehicle in about two years’ time — a promise backed up with over $2 billion in funding and the poaching of former Infiniti president Roland Krueger, who now heads the company’s automotive division. The fledgling automaker doesn’t want to be an also-ran in […]

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Honda’s Plan: More Hybrids, Fewer Trims, and a New Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1645628" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"2017 Honda Civic Sedan","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Copyright 2016","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2016 Honda Civic Sedan","orientation":"65537"}" data-image-title="2017 Honda Civic Sedan" data-image-description=" Honda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1645628 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/17_Civic_Sedan_034.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo provided a run-down of his company’s […]

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Maserati Promises Not to Go All Electric on Us

<img data-attachment-id="1669262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1557248836461.jpg" data-orig-size="3935,2696" 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="Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range" data-image-description=" maserati ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-450×308.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-610×418.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669262″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-610×418.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”418″> Maserati promises it will steer clear of widespread electrification. And yet, it’s unclear whether this is part of a bold corporate strategy that sees electrification as the less-promising path forward, or simply the result of […]

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Report: Another Buick Crossover on the Way

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. As Americans patiently anticipate the arrival of the next-generation Encore and mourn (in small numbers) the passing of the LaCrosse, Buick designers are busy sculpting the next addition to the brand’s lineup. Go figure, it’s a crossover. Not only that, but in keeping with the design philosophy espoused […]

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Wagon vs. The Other Thing: As Volkswagen Prepares Next-generation Golf, Alltrack Consumes SportWagen

<img data-attachment-id="1599772" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Alltrack-Front-e1510756560281.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1500" 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="2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack" data-image-description=" 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Alltrack-Front-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Alltrack-Front-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1599772 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Alltrack-Front-610×458.jpg” alt=”2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Image: VW Group” width=”610″ height=”458″> If you missed last week’s Volkswagen Golf kerfuffle, here’s a recap: a VW employee at a first drive event let slip that the […]

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Ditched Automatic Means MPG Boost for Hyundai Accent, Elantra

<img data-attachment-id="1593258" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/48720_2018_Accent-e1506629615121.jpg" data-orig-size="3817,2313" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"2018 Accent","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2018 Accent","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Accent" data-image-description=" Image: Hyundai ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/48720_2018_Accent-e1506629603504-450×273.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/48720_2018_Accent-e1506629603504-610×370.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1593258 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/48720_2018_Accent-e1506629603504-610×370.jpg” alt=”2018 Accent” width=”610″ height=”370″> For the 2020 model year, Hyundai’s subcompact Accent and compact Elantra ditch their six-speed automatics in favor of a continuously variable unit — a move that’s not likely to elicit too […]

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Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1663698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1549707201","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"112","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 RAM 1500 Ram badge" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 RAM 1500 Ram badge” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Fiat Chrysler remains adamant […]

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