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2016 Lincoln MKX Review – Lincoln Beats Lexus at Its Own Game

The Lexus RX isn’t a sales success; it’s a sales phenomenon. It’s a magical cash generating unicorn that can seemingly do no wrong. The RX outsells every other luxury vehicle in America. Despite sales being down 6.5 percent in 2015, the RX crossover nearly outsold the entire Lincoln brand. Show More Summary

Musk Admits to Factory Sleepovers as Tesla Gets Real on Production Forecast

There’s probably no s’mores or ghost stories, but Tesla founder Elon Musk is still a fan of camping out at his company’s Fremont, California production facility. Musk admitted to giving his sleeping bag a regular workout during a recent earnings call, during which he outlined his production goals for the upcoming Model 3. Show More Summary

Piston Slap: Branded Title = Scarlet Letter?

Darrick writes: Hey Sajeev, First of all, I want to say that I enjoy your articles and your love of Panther and Fox body Fords. (Woot! —SM) I’m writing to you about my 2005 Ford Focus SE ZX4 in the hope that you may give me some guidance. I moved to the east coast (southeastern […] The post Piston Slap: Branded Title = Scarlet Letter? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

BREAKING: Department of Transportation Recalls 35–40 Million Airbags; Time Plays a Factor in Risk

Confirming rumbling from earlier today, the U.S. Department of Transportation is calling for the recall of 35 to 40 million Takata airbag inflators that pose a potentially deadly risk to motorists. All of the company’s ammonium nitrate-based...Show More Summary

Audi Forced to Climb the Luxury Ladder, All Thanks to Mercedes-Benz

After pumping out a respectable range of luxury sedans, coupes and SUVs for years, Audi now finds itself scrambling to counter an onslaught of high-end boutique models from Mercedes-Benz. The automaker is hinting that more versions of the range-topping A8 could be on the way, AutoExpress reports, including a long-wheelbase Maybach fighter. Show More Summary

Cheap and Green: Volkswagen Wants to Build You a Low-Priced Electric

“Do those non-diesel things, only better,” seems to be Volkswagen’s mantra these days. The aftermath of the continuing diesel emissions scandal saw the embattled automaker dive deep into cleaner technology, and it now looks like VW wants its name on a relatively cheap electric vehicle, Autocar reports (via Carscoops). Show More Summary

The Biggest Safety Recall in History is About to Get Way, Way Bigger

Maybe 2016 isn’t Takata’s year. The airbag manufacturer at the heart of the largest automotive safety recall in history is poised to double the number of airbag inflators it needs to fix, Reuters reports. A number of people close toShow More Summary

Guess Those Tesla Drivers Want All The Privileges For Themselves

If I had to think of a single car that would be least likely to demonstrate “road-rage” behavior with a man behind the wheel, I’d have to pick the Tesla Model S, at least until the Model X becomes widely available. Note my qualifier:...Show More Summary

Despite FCA’s Clear-Out Effort, The Chrysler 200 Still Isn’t Selling

Significant incentives did not alter the Chrysler 200’s dreadful U.S. trendline in April 2016. As the decrease in demand for the 200 became more obvious, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles temporarily shut down the midsize Chrysler’s Sterling Heights factory in order to clear out excess inventory. Show More Summary

Six Cheap Dash Cams That Don’t Suck

Dash cams can cost $200 or more, but you don’t need to spend anywhere near that much for a decent-quality unit. Here are six cheap dash cams that you can buy for less than $100, with features and attributes found in more expensive cameras. Show More Summary

Why the Mustang Sells So Well in Europe, and What US Automakers Don’t Get

The Ford Mustang is currently the best-selling sports car in Germany and in many other European countries. Sales are so strong that allotments for official importers are usually sold out for the rest of the year and customers are flocking to gray importers, who offer cars at higher prices and without factory warranty. Show More Summary

Strange Bedfellows or: How Sergio Got His Way and Created a Fleet of Robot Pacificas

A dream collaboration has finally become a reality for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne. After angling for a partnership for over a year, FCA has announced a joint venture with Google’s Self-Driving Car Project. This is...Show More Summary

2016 Ford Taurus Limited Review

Well, Ford, I’ve gotta hand it to you. You did it, something that TTAC readers probably thought unlikely, improbable, maybe even downright impossible. I’m about to type some words that most of you never expected me to say. I found a Ford that I don’t like. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1992 Geo Metro LSi Convertible

The Geo Metro, a Suzuki Cultus imported by GM, came after the Chevrolet Sprint version of the Cultus but before GM axed the Geo brand and started selling Chevrolet Metros, which sold in respectable numbers during its 1989-1997 run. There...Show More Summary

U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: April 2016 YTD

The U.S. auto industry once again reported gains in excess of three percent in April 2016, thanks to significant improvements at Honda, Nissan, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. General Motors continued to de-emphasize fleet sales. FCAShow More Summary

Expert Predicts Rise in Self-Driving Car Fornication; Window Tint Sellers Cheer

He doesn’t have any firm numbers, but Barrie Kirk has a feeling. The Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence executive director just knows that once humans no longer have to pump the brakes and jerk the wheel of their autonomous vehicles, their ingrained habits will give way to exploits of a carnal nature. Show More Summary

BMW i Models Branch Out While Executives Take Off

BMW’s electric car sub-brand is growing, thanks to new and upgraded models, but its management ranks are shrinking as executives flee to a Chinese startup. Three top names, including the program’s head, were lured to China’s Future Mobility Corp. Show More Summary

Ford Crowns Itself V6 Torque King, Debuts Next-Generation EcoBoost Engine

Ford Motor Company didn’t want an opportunity to claim bragging rights to pass by, so it sent its 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in for a massage. The result was a torque (eco)boost of 30 pounds-feet, raising the engine’s output to 365 horsepower and 450 lb-ft. Show More Summary

A Hotter Hyundai: Turbocharged Elantra Sport Will Deliver Much-Needed Muscle

Hyundai just revealed its Korean-market Avante Sport, but it’s also a preview of what North American customers can expect in their Elantra lineup. The Avante is what people in Seoul call an Elantra, and the new performance model puts...Show More Summary

Now ISIS Wants Into the Self-Driving Car Business

Don’t expect ride sharing. It seems, some days, that everyone and their sister is working on autonomous vehicles, but a NATO security expert just confirmed that even ISIS is getting in on the technology, Britain’s Express newspaper reports. Show More Summary

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