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France’s Charge Back Into the U.S. Market to be Led by Former Nissan Executive

France’s PSA Group appears to be getting serious about its re-entry into the U.S. market, naming former Nissan executive Larry Dominique as the head of its North American endeavors. That means the possibility of seeing new Peugeots or Citroëns on the road is no longer just a pipe dream. Show More Summary

2018 Subaru Outback Barely Messes with a Good Thing

It’s just slightly easier to notice the changes made to Subaru’s 2018 Outback compared to, say, next year’s radically refreshed Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Though subtle, the Outback’s 2018 styling tweaks brings the all-wheel-drive wagon’s...Show More Summary

Does Ford Really Need A Ranger In America? Ford F-Series Sales Are Soaring, Topping GM’s Entire Truck Quartet

In March 2017, for the second time in three months, the Ford F-Series range generated more total U.S. sales than the entire General Motors pickup truck lineup. Total F-Series sales jumped 10 percent to 81,330 units in March, a totalShow More Summary

Here Are the Brands That Won’t be Shipping Out to the Frankfurt Motor Show This Year

Frankfurt is the real deal when it comes to trade events. Germany’s International Motor Show is the oldest and, frequently, the largest exhibition of new vehicles and automotive engineering on the planet. However, some important automakers are deciding not to bother with it this year. Show More Summary

This is How the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Car Is Built

The Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car is one of the most affordable, ready-to-race cars on the market today. The racer starts as a fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 and receives over 250 changes to become track ready. Mazda wanted the cars to beShow More Summary

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban RST: When Bigger Isn’t Enough

Unlike the new crop of sport-oriented crossovers bound from Europe, full-size, body-on-frame American SUVs usually fail to elicit much excitement among enthusiasts. General Motors hopes to change that. Starting this fall, the General...Show More Summary

Ask Jack: A Man For All-Seasons?

Talk about being careful what you wish for. I now have about 40 questions in my inbox for “Ask Jack,” with more steadily trickling in. I’m going to answer all of them, either here or via e-mail, and in a semi-timely manner to boot. So don’t be afraid to send your questions to askjack@jackbaruth.com. Show More Summary

QOTD: Where Will Cadillac Be A Decade From Now?

Cadillac is in a curious state. Many would rightly argue that Cadillac’s products are more competitive now than they’ve been in decades. Cadillac is making headway in China, a market which accounted for slightly more than half of Cadillac’s global volume in the first-quarter of 2017. Show More Summary

The Industry Might Be Facing Disaster, But at Least Used Car Prices Are Down

The auto industry has really turned a corner over the last decade, but this year has been underlined by an unsettling lack of interest in new vehicles — potentially hinting at the return of a industry-wide crisis. The good news is that abnormally high used car prices are sinking like a stone. Show More Summary

GM Executives Aren’t Worried About Buick’s Future After Opel Sale

General Motors’ sale of Opel to France’s PSA Group sparked much debate on what the European division’s loss would mean for Buick, which holds strong product ties with the German manufacturer. The new Buick Regal, which bowed today in liftback and wagon bodystyles, shares its architecture with Opel’s new-for-2017 Insignia. Show More Summary

NYIAS 2017: Does the LS 500 Really Need an F-Sport Badge? Lexus Thinks So

Lexus is giving its flagship sedan the F-Sport touch for the New York International Auto Show. While it isn’t likely to rival AMG’s super sedans in terms of power, Toyota’s premium brand is promising improved handling to go with a platform...Show More Summary

White House Plan Virtually Eliminates Funding for EPA Emissions Testing

The Trump administration’s current plan for the Environmental Protection Agency budget removes nearly all funding for vehicle emissions testing. Proposed cuts to the EPA’s budget would eliminate 99 percent of the agency’s $48 million in funding for vehicle testing, shouldering automakers with increased fees to split the difference. Show More Summary

NYIAS 2017: You Won’t Believe What They’ve Done With the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Sit back and place a nitroglycerine pill under your tongue. It’s product announcement time. As it revamps its utility vehicle lineup, Mitsubishi isn’t letting the looming introduction of the poorly named Eclipse Cross compact crossover stop it from foisting attention upon its existing products. Show More Summary

Oh, So Now You Want One: Chevrolet SS Sales Finally Take Off Just In Time To Say Goodbye

The Chevrolet SS is not what you’d call common. Since launching more than three years ago, only around 9,000 SSs had been sold through the end of February 2017. There’s always been a righteous hankering for the Chevrolet SS among those in the know. Show More Summary

Trackday Diaries: Snitches and the Boiled Frog

“How do you like the Camry SE?” I asked. “Oh,” the fellow replied, in a thick South Asian accident, “it is very nice, I do prefer it to the LE that I had before, you are much more connected to the road. I am driving at least four thousand miles a month with Uber, and […] The post Trackday Diaries: Snitches and the Boiled Frog appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX: Cargo-Happy Companions Wage War on Crossovers

With every automaker going all-in on cavernous crossovers and SUVs, Buick certainly hasn’t ignored the trend. The traditional, big-car brand even went so far as to bring us a crossover from China. Still, there’s a legacy nameplate in...Show More Summary

First 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Design Was So Bad That Mark Reuss Has Vowed You’ll Never See It

After a long eight-year run for the second-generation Chevrolet Equinox, General Motors finally dropped the third-generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox in September 2016. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox might not be your cup of tea — I like the...Show More Summary

QOTD: Which Vehicles Sucked Compared to the Previous Generation?

On Monday, I asked you to tell me about vehicles that improved greatly compared to the prior generation; new models which were instantly and vastly superior to their predecessor. Today, we’re going to flip it and talk about generational failures. Show More Summary

That’s Off-The-Record: Is Marchionne Trying to Pull the Wool (Sweater) Over Chrysler’s Eyes?

About half a decade ago, FCA honcho Sergio Marchionne welcomed then-Vice President Joe “Lunch Bucket” Biden to the Jeep Toledo plant to celebrate all things Jeep. It was rather warm August day outside, but even hotter in the assembly plant where everybody’s favorite “uncle,” hair plugs and all, was decked out in a suit and tie. Show More Summary

Ace of Base: 2017 Nissan Frontier S

There’s something innately endearing about a small pickup truck. Like an overeager puppy who yaps and seems to bounce instead of walk, fun-sized pick-‘em-ups just appear to be excited all the time. Come on! Come on! Let’s work! Let’s...Show More Summary

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