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Acura May Unleash New Integra As Early As 2017

The last time one could buy an Acura Integra/RSX new off the showroom floor was in the mid-2000s. That time could come again soon to help the upcoming NSX, and the brand overall. Car & Driver reports Acura’s chief designer, Dave Marek,...Show More Summary

Williams: UAW To Be More Open Before Members, Public

With major negotiations between the Detroit Three coming up in 2015, United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams has vowed to be more open before the union’s membership and the general public in his leadership. Reuters reports Williams...Show More Summary

Farley, Odell Exchange Roles In Ford Exec Shuffle

Two Ford execs are about to have their passports stamped, as marketing chief Jim Farley and Ford of Europe general Stephen Odell are switching roles and addresses, effective on New Year’s Day 2015. Both execs will continue to reportShow More Summary

TTAC’s Small Role in Jalopnik’s Film Festival

Jalopnik’s second annual exhibition of films and videos with automotive themes opened in Manhattan this past week. A film festival concerning cars is a great idea and not only does The Truth About Cars salute Jalopnik for establishing...Show More Summary

America’s 10 Best-Selling Cars In October 2014

The Hyundai Sonata was America’s eighth-best-selling car in October 2014, down just one position but 4309 sales compared with October 2013. Among America’s top sellers, the Sonata was not alone in its decline, although the midsize Hyundai’s decrease was notable for its especially drastic nature. Show More Summary

Priceless Mustang I Concept Almost Damaged in Car Show Incident

If you go to enough museums and car shows around Detroit, sooner or later you’ll get to see the Mustang I concept of 1962, normally on display at the Henry Ford Museum’s Driving America exhibit, and the Mustang II concept of 1963, which is owned by the Detroit Historical Museum. Show More Summary

What’s Wrong With This Picture: Americans Don’t Buy Hatchbacks Edition

This was the sight that greeted me when I left work this afternoon: one of the least popular cars on the American market and the Camry-on-stilts that drives the most successful brand to debut in America since the Vietnam War. The Mazda2...Show More Summary

Chart Of The Day: U.S. Auto Market Share – October 2014

One month after the Chrysler Group outsold Toyota USA and grabbed 13.6% of the U.S. auto market, Toyota, Lexus, and Scion (14.1%) combined to outsell Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram (13.3%) by 10,000 units in October 2014. As is the norm, this month’s chart shows something of a Big Four, or an Expanded Big […] The post Chart Of The Day: U.S. Show More Summary

Dispatches Do Brasil: Show Me The Money

The Sao Paulo Auto Salon has just wrapped up, and auto makers had the chance to show off their wares for Brazil, and the broader South American market. While the economy may have slowed in Brazil, OEMs have Audi and Volkswagen Audi is...Show More Summary

Jackson: Michigan’s Anti-Tesla Legislation “Unnecessary Protectionism”

Though the anti-Tesla legislation recently signed into Michigan law is only a clarification of a previous anti-direct sales law, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson finds the whole thing as “unnecessary protectionism.” The Detroit News reports...Show More Summary

Lexus Throws A Party, Nobody Shows Up

The coming-out party for the Lexus RC has been canceled in its home market of Japan. Apparently, Japanese journalists just aren’t interested. Automotive News reports that the media launch for the RC and the V8-powered RC-F was canned due to “insufficient attendance” on the part of Japan’s automotive press. Show More Summary

A Man Who Wears the Texaco Star and the Man Behind the Jingle

Brian Saylor has managed to combine two of his passions, old trucks and Texaco memorabilia. You can see him at Detroit area car shows with his Texaco trucks,  Texaco gasoline pump and assorted Texaco merchandise, with Saylor dressed in the uniform that Texaco service station employees would have worn a couple of generations ago. Show More Summary

Report: Mercedes-Benz Biggest Manipulator Of Euro Fuel-Efficiency Test Results

The oft-maligned European fuel-efficiency testing cycle have produced a few manipulators, per green lobby group Transport & Environment, with Mercedes-Benz as the biggest offender. According to Automotive News Europe, T&E proclaimedShow More Summary

Takata Issues Newer, Wider Annual Loss Forecast For FY 2014

The hits keep coming for Takata as its airbag debacle moves forward, this time with announcement that its annual loss forecast will grow wider than previously stated. Automotive News reports the new forecast calls for a loss of ¥25 billion...Show More Summary

The CR-V Tops Honda’s October 2014 Leaderboard, Outsells Accord And Civic

In October 2014, for the first time since March 2012 and just the sixth time in the last five years, the Honda CR-V was American Honda’s best-selling model. Finishing the month ahead of the Accord and Civic, given their longstanding status as two of America’s best-selling cars, is no easy feat. Show More Summary

Tesla Loses $75M In Net GAAP Income In Q3 2015

Tesla’s Q3 2014 earnings report had a few pluses (record deliveries of the Model S, high demand for the D trim sedans) and minuses (the third delay of the Model X, removal of brown and green from the Model S palate). The biggest minus,...Show More Summary

NYT: Takata Buried The Negative Results Of Secret In-House Testing

According to the New York Times, a group of former Takata workers has come forward with materials that indicate that Takata performed secret tests in 2004 on junkyard airbags. Those tests demonstrated a clear risk of driver injury and preparations were made for a recall. Show More Summary

First GM Ignition Lawsuit Trial Set For January 2016

It’s official: the first bellwether trial involving a lawsuit against General Motors over its role in the February 2014 ignition switch recall is set for January 2016. Reuters reports the first trial, to be selected by U.S. DistrictShow More Summary

Tesla Loses $75M In Net GAAP Revenue In Q3 2015

Tesla’s Q3 2014 earnings report had a few pluses (record deliveries of the Model S, high demand for the D trim sedans) and minuses (the third delay of the Model X, removal of brown and green from the Model S palate). The biggest minus,...Show More Summary

General Motors Stands To Lose $2B If Bankruptcy Protections Collapse

Remember all of those bankruptcy protections sought by General Motors that were made against any and all future lawsuits linked to ignition-related accidents and fatalities that occurred prior to the automaker’s exit from said bankruptcy...Show More Summary

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