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What Becomes of BMW’s i-Cars After 2020?
BMW always hinted that the first round of electrified vehicles populating its i sub-brand were developed to dazzle consumers with tech and probe the market’s willingness for EVs. The company is now developing two new models for the group: the iNext crossover and i4 sedan. However, both vehicles are in the midst of development and […] The post What Becomes of BMW’s i-Cars After 2020? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe on the Way, Expect Added Power: Report
Alfa Romeo fans, whose passion was hardly diminished by reports of early Giulia reliability issues, will probably be pleased to hear there may be fewer doors and more power coming to the Italian sports model. We’ve heard rumors of a two-door before, but this one adds some extra detail. According to Autocar, the upcoming Giulia […] The post Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe on the Way, Expect Added Power: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Prototype No More: 2019 Honda Insight Prepares to Wade Back Into the Hybrid Fray
Honda’s remarkably fleshed-out Insight prototype has now emerged in production form, looking remarkably like the prototype. Go figure, that. With the 2019 Insight now positioned between the compact Civic, from which it borrows a platform, and the midsize Accord, Honda wants to tempt green car buyers with an upscale appearance (and experience) they can’t find […] The post Prototype No More: 2019 Honda Insight Prepares to Wade Back Into the Hybrid Fray appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Porsche Clarifies Status of the Electric 911
Rumors of an electrified Porsche 911 have been circulating for months —  and were eventually confirmed when CEO Oliver Blume claimed the forthcoming plug-in would be the “most powerful” version of the sports coupe the company has ever built. This, of course, stoked new rumors that automaker might decide to make the 911 a fully electric […] The post Porsche Clarifies Status of the Electric 911 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

The Thin Green Line: 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Heads to Dealers, Undercuts Nemesis in Price
The epic battle known as Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry won’t end until we’re all sitting in the backseat of a driverless electric Ford shuttle bus, content in knowing we’re doing the right thing for society. Future cities, man. Until then, there’s cars to sell, and nothing motivates buyers like price. As re-skinned and improved […] The post The Thin Green Line: 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Heads to Dealers, Undercuts Nemesis in Price appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

There’s a Ford (SUV) in Your Future: Brand Goes Big on Utilities, Lincoln Might Go All In
The future is electric, industry leaders tell us, but it will also have room for cargo. Lots and lots of it. In announcing its near-future product plans on Thursday, Ford Motor Company promised the replacement of “more than 75 percent of its current portfolio” by 2020, with sport utility vehicles filling the sales void created […] The post There’s a Ford (SUV) in Your Future: Brand Goes Big on Utilities, Lincoln Might Go All In appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Plug-in Porsche 911 Likely to Be the Most Powerful Porsche 911
Last year, Porsche paraded out its 911 GT2 RS at the Electronic Entertainment Expo and dubbed it the most powerful 911 in history. However, its 640 horsepower will seem tepid when the next-generation 911 debuts. Referred to internally as the 922 series, the model will continue to host turbocharged flat-six engines in conjunction with rear- or all-wheel drive. […] The post Plug-in Porsche 911 Likely to Be the Most Powerful Porsche 911 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Stealthy Plug-in Due for a Power Boost
Unlike the ad campaign you’ve no doubt seen for the new Eclipse Cross crossover, Mitsubishi’s long-awaited Outlander PHEV plug-in arrived on North American shores with little fanfare. Outlander PHEV sales quietly kicked off in January, years after its overseas debut. Even though it’s just arrived, news from the Geneva Motor Show tells us there’s changes afoot […] The post 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Stealthy Plug-in Due for a Power Boost appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Is a Meaner, Greener Ford Focus RS on the Way?
The Dutch seem to think so. After bowing out of the North American market following a limited-edition run of 2018 models, Ford Focus RS production is expected to wrap up in April. The final versions see a special tune, adding an extra 20 horsepower to the the grippy hatch’s already healthy 350 hp rating. Officially, […] The post Is a Meaner, Greener Ford Focus RS on the Way? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

After a Year’s Delay, U.S. Decides All Electric Vehicles Must Make Noise by 2020
First ordered by Congress in 2010 and delayed endlessly ever since, the U.S. Department of Transportation has finalized a date for the end of “noiseless” electric vehicles and hybrids: September 2020. That’s a year after the previous deadline, announced in the final days of the Obama administration in November 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety […] The post After a Year’s Delay, U.S. Decides All Electric Vehicles Must Make Noise by 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

After Falling Out of Love, Porsche’s Diesel Divorce Is Now Complete
It always felt little odd whenever a diesel-powered Cayenne sidled up to you next to a stoplight. A Porsche that builds SUVs, we used to mull, and diesels, no less! The public’s discomfort with a German sports car maker entering the utility vehicle field is long gone, and we can now say the same for […] The post After Falling Out of Love, Porsche’s Diesel Divorce Is Now Complete appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

I Think i8 Can: Will a Refresh and Extra Range Give BMW’s Fading Eco Supercar a Boost?
When it went on sale in the latter part of 2014, BMW’s i8 was something of a sensation, though the enthusiasm had as much to do with the car’s jarring design as its technology. I seem to recall Tom Cruise tooling around Dubai in one, possibly in one of the 87 Mission Impossible films. Boasting […] The post I Think i8 Can: Will a Refresh and Extra Range Give BMW’s Fading Eco Supercar a Boost? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Lexus Is Pretty Confident Buyers Will Go Green If They Don’t Have to Pay the Price
As we told you last fall, Lexus took a hatchet to the price of its hybrid NX crossover for 2018, greatly narrowing the gap between it and its NX300 sibling. The model’s entry price fell by more than $2,000, essentially making the hybrid powertrain a $950 option on an all-wheel drive NX. It’s not a strategy […] The post Lexus Is Pretty Confident Buyers Will Go Green If They Don’t Have to Pay the Price appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets a Possible Mileage Boost; Plug-in Is Just Happy for the New Face
Hold on a minute, you’re thinking — you’re pretty sure you’ve seen this vehicle before. Yes, you have, as the conventional gas-powered 2018 Hyundai Sonata went on sale last summer with a revamped face, tail, and assorted other goodies. What didn’t launch alongside the refreshed midsize sedan was its hybrid and plug-in hybrid siblings, which […] The post 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets a Possible Mileage Boost; Plug-in Is Just Happy for the New Face appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Why Bring Back the Insight? Because a Hybrid Civic Just Isn’t Done
Honda raised a few eyebrows by announcing the return of the Insight hybrid for 2019, this time as a larger and plusher four-door sedan. While the model holds the title of America’s first hybrid car, its groundbreaking status didn’t carry over into the model’s second generation, which, despite selling better than the two-seater first-gen model, […] The post Why Bring Back the Insight? Because a Hybrid Civic Just Isn’t Done appeared first on The Truth About Cars.


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