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The Last Emperor: 1983 Chrysler Imperial

It was the late 1970s. Following the oil crisis in the wake of the 1973 Yom Kippur war, Japanese automakers were able to go from having a foothold on the west coast to being major players in the domestic American market. In 1976, Honda...Show More Summary

You’re Not Just Seeing Things: Mitsubishi Breaks U.S. Mirage Sales Record In February 2015

Mitsubishi Motors USA broke its one-month-old, sixth-generation Mirage sales record in February 2015, soaring up to 1863 units, a 67% year-over-year improvement. The Mirage is a penalty box in the classic sense of the automotive term...Show More Summary

European Review: Citroën C4 Cactus 1.6 BlueHDI

Thanks to endless regulations surrounding crash safety and emissions, the modern car is increasingly homogenous. Pedestrian safety regulations mean that a high hood and a flat front end are a must, while environmental requirements dictate...Show More Summary

Charts Of The Day: 2005-2014 GM Car, Truck, SUV, Crossover And Van Sales

A week ago we displayed a chart which showed GM’s decreased passenger car emphasis over the last fourteen months. Yes, GM’s U.S. car sales are slowing even as the manufacturer’s U.S. volume is increasing, but that wasn’t the point of the chart, nor was the chart (on its own) even capable of displaying that fact. Show More Summary

Cadillac CT6 To Be Fitted With Pair Of V6 Engines

When the Cadillac CT6 hits showrooms later this year, power for the flagship will come in the form of two V6 engines. The mills are a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated unit, and a 3-liter twin-turbo. Both engines are equipped with active...Show More Summary

Volkswagen’s Next Van Could Preview Future Product For United States

Well, this ought to erase memories of the Routan. Hot on the heels of news that VW may bring a van or a pickup to America comes a preview for their new van, dubbed the T6. Ubiquitous in world markets, the VW vans don’t follow the traditional...Show More Summary

New York 2015: 2016 Lexus RX Previewed

The most significant luxury CUV of our time is about to get a thorough re-design. Lexus will show off an all-new RX at the New York Auto Show. This is all we’ve got for now? The post New York 2015: 2016 Lexus RX Previewed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Morgan Stanley’s Equity Research Clickbait “Tesla Stock Could Go Up 10x…Or Get Cut In Half”

Thursday was a gift from the blogger gods for anyone slaving away at $25/post plus traffic-related bonuses. Rather than having to cook up clickbait headlines on Tesla, the equity research arm of Morgan Stanley did it for them. In a video...Show More Summary

Cain’s Segments: Entry Luxury Sport Sedans – February 2015 YTD

Trivia time: which cars combined to sell less than half as often in the United States in the first two months of 2015 as the BMW 3-Series and its 4-Series two-door (and four-door) offshoot? The Audi A4 and Cadillac ATS. Or a number of other pairings listed in the chart below. Show More Summary

More US Consumers Signing Long-Term Auto Loans

In the past, six-year auto loans were few and far between. Today, more of those loans are being issued, with seven- and eight-year loans gaining popularity. NPR reports such loans are helping to fuel a boom in U.S. new-car sales, with one-third of the loans lasting 74 months and beyond. Show More Summary

Question Of The Day: What’s the Next Big Automotive Segment?

Well, folks, I can confidently tell you right now what the hot new segment is: small luxury crossovers. Have you noticed this? These things are now everywhere, commonplace, ubiquitous. As popular as Apple laptops with organic food stickers on a liberal arts campus. Show More Summary

Dispatches do Brasil: How Volkswagen Lost the Market, Part II (1990s to present)

And then came the 90s. With democracy finally back, a new Constitution, and new economic ideas and policies forcing the market open, the slow pace of the 80s suddenly gave way to much friskier times. General Motors was the first to make...Show More Summary

While You Were Sleeping: March 20th, 2015

  MG is alive and well – at least in the UK. But if you’re looking for a British car, look elsewhere. The SAIC-derived MG6 will get much needed updates next year. The consensus is that they’re nice to drive – but that’s it. Before the Civic Type-R, there was the Honda City Turbo. Show More Summary

Review: 2015 BMW i3 Range Extender aka i3 REx (With Video)

Some call it a hybrid, some call it an EV. Some have called it a REx, a BEVx, a landmark vehicle in EV production, and others simply call it ugly. One things is for sure however, the 2015 BMW i3 turns more heads in Northern California than a Tesla Model S. Show More Summary

Great Moments In GM Advertising: Eminence Grille

General Motors has traditionally lived and died by the excellence of its marketing — or at least it did before the 1977 Accord delivered a bunker-buster to its core business, anyway. Sometimes the marketing is regrettable, sometimes it’s brilliant. Show More Summary

Report: ‘Hundreds’ Of Recalled New Vehicles Sold Without Prior Repairs

In an investigative segment on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday, ABC News purchased a vehicle under recall from a dealer who had not repaired it. Automotive News reports the vehicle, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, was purchased by an undercover producer from Hawthorne Chevrolet in Hawthorne, N.J. Show More Summary

Honda Adds Over 100k To 2014 Takata Recall

Over 100,000 Honda vehicles have been added to the ongoing recall linked to Takata airbags. USA Today reports 104,871 vehicles join the now-5.5 million Hondas and Acuras affected by the supplier’s airbags, linked to several injuries and five fatalities thus far. Show More Summary

CODE BROWN! Range Anxiety and The 24 Hours of LeMons

  One item that came up often on TTAC’s request for feedback on Code Brown’s review concerned its range.  And while range anxiety is real for some, the P85D sports a 200+ mile range (253 according to Tesla’s website) which met my needs in a large metropolitan area. Show More Summary

House Republicans Gunning For End Of Auto Technology Loan Program

Should Republicans in the U.S. House have their way, the loan program meant to foster development of advanced automotive technologies would be killed. The Detroit News reports the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing...Show More Summary

Richard Branson Setting Sights On Tesla With Possible Virgin EV

Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson has tackled everything from space and music, to airlines and MVNOs. Now, he has his sights on Tesla. Bloomberg reports Branson explained his motive for his Virgin Racing subsidiary’s involvement in Formula...Show More Summary

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