Tag: Product Planning

Yet Another Design Concept From Hyundai, and This One Plugs In!

If you’re keeping track, the Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept is the seventh design study to roll out of Hyundai’s styling studio in recent memory. Appearing Wednesday at the L.A. Auto Show, the plug-in utility vehicle has the bad timing of debuting at the same moment Toyota unveiled a plug-in crossover you’ll soon be able […]

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Aston Martin DBX: Everything’s an SUV, and So Is This Aston

After years of rumors and real-world development, Aston Martin has finally joined the SUV crew. Among its members these days? Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, and Jaguar, with the likes of Lotus and Ferrari eager to join this high-riding posse of automotive misfits. The DBX is a two-row utility vehicle boasting a profile you […]

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Power Comes First, Gas-free Driving Second

It seems the automotive industry has learned that the instant torque and potency potential afforded by electric motors can be a selling feature all its own, relegating the usual save-the-planet messaging to the back burner. Even the traditionally staid and sensible Toyota is getting in on the game. Not just Toyota, but even the RAV4 — […]

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Can You See Me Now? 2020 Nissan Sentra Debuts, Prepares to Fight Back Against Honda and Toyota

With America now fully retreated from the compact car space, Japan is left holding the bag in a dwindling market. For two automakers — Honda and Toyota — the abandonment of the compact car market has added wind to slackening sails, but their gain comes at the expense of other players. Nissan is one of […]

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Growing Family: Audi’s E-Tron Sportback Debuts in L.A.

And then there were two. Volkswagen Group, which is leading the (mainstream) charge on vehicle electrification, has a second high-end electric vehicle to tempt cozy greenies, and like its sibling, its styling aims to comfort, not repel. The Audi E-Tron Sportback (“e-tron” Sportback in Audi parlance) is a slightly more curvaceous, sportier version of the […]

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Grim News: Tesla Might Call Its Pickup ‘Cybrtrk’

<img data-attachment-id="1692504" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932.jpeg" data-orig-size="906,537" 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 pickup teaser" data-image-description=" tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932-450×267.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932-610×362.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1692504 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932-610×362.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”362″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932-610×362.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932-75×44.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932-450×267.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932-768×455.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932-120×71.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tesla-pickup-teaser-e1571165823932.jpeg 906w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Since Tesla CEO Elon Musk first uttered the word, we’ve avoided mentioning what seemed to be a […]

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Red and Blue: Ford Considers Building Mach-E in China

<img data-attachment-id="1697604" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ford-Elba-e1574104112125.jpg" data-orig-size="4039,2640" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"ANDREW WHITE","camera":"Canon EOS-1D X","caption":"Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford, left, and actor Idris Elba next to Ford Motor Co.\u2019s all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT SUV at Jet Center Los Angeles in Hawthorne, California on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Elba, who previously worked at Ford Motor Co. in the 1980s, […]

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BMW i4: Range and Power Won’t Be a Problem, but Buyers Might

That isn’t to say no one will spring for BMW’s upcoming electric sedan when it appears in 2021; rather, it will face the same hesitant marketplace all other battery-electric models must grapple with. Revealed in a not very comprehensive manner on Monday, the BMW i4 is a propeller-logo EV that takes a more mainstream approach […]

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Hating on the Mach-E? It Could Have Been Far Worse

Apologies for another Ford Mustang Mach-E post. Clearly, Dearborn got its wish when it set out to get people talking. While the brand’s new Mustang-inspired (and now Mustang-badged) crossover has generated both acrimony and praise, often split along generational and ideological lines, the story of what could have been is now leaking out. There’s a […]

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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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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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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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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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Minivan (Sales) Magic to Commence Soon?

<img data-attachment-id="1660302" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear.jpg" data-orig-size="840,560" 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="pacifica 35th anneversary rear" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1660302 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pacifica-35th-anneversary-rear.jpg 840w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> There was a flurry of speculation earlier this year about a traditional people hauler, with whispering […]

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Don’t Drop Your Coffee: Toyota Unveils All-Wheel Drive Camry, Avalon

Depending on where you live, the newest variants of the Toyota Camry and its big brother, the Avalon, may arrive too late to help you conquer any wintry weather. This winter, anyway. Slated to arrive in North American markets starting early next spring, the two sedans boast something unfamiliar to owners of these long-running models: […]

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More Evidence of a New Engine for Future Jeeps, Rams

A yet-to-be-revealed engine that’s kept the rumor mill in Mopar circles churning continues to make its possible presence known. It’s an engine supposedly tapped for a new line of Fiat Chrysler products, and might find a home in existing vehicles, too. It’s an engine that comes to the table with (arguably) the sexiest cylinder layout […]

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As Honda’s CEO Pours Cold Water Over Electrics, How Are the Brand’s Dedicated Green Cars Doing?

Count Honda among the dwindling number of automakers that believe a sudden market shift to electric drive technology is little more than a pipe dream. As you read yesterday, the company’s CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, is on the record as saying, “I do not believe there will be a dramatic increase in demand for battery vehicles, and […]

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2021 Kia Optima: Look Over Here, Please

A decade — isn’t that hard to believe? — after the debut of the radically styled third-generation Kia Optima, the automaker has another salvo waiting to launch against midsize boredom. Trailing its equally daring 2020 Hyundai Sonata sibling by a model year, the revamped 2021 Optima ditches the downgraded clothes that appeared in its closet […]

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Honda CEO: ‘EVs Will Not Be Mainstream’

<img data-attachment-id="1696348" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002.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="honda dealer lot 2019" data-image-description=" Jeff Bukowski/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1696348″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_1425282002.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The tide of praise and promise that swept in at the impetus of the 21st […]

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