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  • 09/08/11--11:59: Whither Lincoln?
  • I was listening to a local radio station and as will happen in a regular Detroit newscast, they mentioned something newsworthy going on in the domestic auto industry. In this case they said that Ford would be spending $1 billion on 7 new products to revamp the Lincoln brand. Well that wasn’t really news so […]

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    Jeep is a pillar of financial strength for FCA. The brand is poised to deliver its sixth consecutive year of growth. Even if you despise the Compass and Patriot, it would be difficult to argue that Jeep CEO Mike Manley has been anything but a good steward of the brand. But how is Jeep going […]

    The post The Untapped Potential of Wrangler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Volkswagen dealers in the U.S. want to be compensated for financial losses stemming from the diesel emissions scandal, and if the results of a recent meeting with company brass is any indication, the demands will soon grow louder. Alan Brown, chairman of Volkswagen’s U.S. dealer council, led a small delegation of dealers to Germany last […]

    The post Volkswagen Dealers Are Just Getting Started in Reparation Hunt appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Volkswagen can’t wait for the day when it doesn’t have to spend time and resources dealing with a huge, stressful scandal. Grey skies will clear up eventually, so the automaker has 250 employees busily crafting its Strategy 2025, a plan designed to carry the company out of its darkest chapter and into future prosperity, Bloomberg […]

    The post Volkswagen Plans to Let its Hair Down and Throw Off its Old Clothes in New Strategy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Nissan is about to embark on a global expansion plan that would double the number of models wearing the NISMO performance badge. The brand says that it is aware that enthusiasts only make up a small fraction of prospective buyers, but it doesn’t want to ignore them — especially in segments where NISMO hasn’t left much of […]

    The post Nissan to Expand NISMO Performance Lineup Across the Globe by Twofold, New Models Could Include Trucks and Minivans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Volkswagen Group’s core brand has targeted an end to profit losses in the North America by the end of the decade, setting its break-even point for 2020. Central themes of the plan are dependent on cost cutting measures and higher-margin SUV models it believes will bring it back from emissions scandal purgatory. In its most recent […]

    The post Volkswagen’s To-do List: Biggest Product Push in History, Huge(ly Optimistic) Productivity Gains appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    With trucks and crossovers dominating more of the market every month, Japanese automakers are making every effort to bring in new models that will satisfy consumer demands. Soundly constructed economy vehicles have long been the cornerstone of most Japanese nameplates but, with reliability improving among many brands and fuel efficiency being less important to consumers, we’re […]

    The post Japanese Automakers Desperate to Spackle Gaps in Their Lineup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Chrysler’s minivans have been a never-ending beacon of purity and goodness for over thirty years. Less so lately, but the segment remains an important part of the FCA lineup. Intended to replace both the Chrysler and Dodge minivans, the Pacifica did not outsell either at launch. While Pacifica deliveries eventually eclipsed the Town & Country, it was […]

    The post FCA to Dealers: Better Stock Up on Grand Caravans Now appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Daimler AG is dumping half of a 5 billion yuan sum, or 735 million dollars, into China as part of a joint venture with BAIC Motor Corp. Together, the companies plan to establish the groundwork for competent EV production in the region — meaning a good ol’ fashioned battery factory. The bill is split between the two […]

    The post Daimler, BAIC Investing $735 Million Into Chinese EV Production Pretty Much Out of Necessity appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Ford’s new CEO, Jim Hackett, has been milling around the company trying to get a sense of what the automaker needs to thrive in today’s car market. Conducting a summer-long assessment of the company’s current status and action points, Hackett is setting himself up with a greater understanding of where Ford stands in order to share […]

    The post Ford’s CEO Might Execute Lower-margin Vehicles to Boost Profits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Hyundai has snagged itself another high-profile BMW veteran. Last time it was Albert Biermann, dynamics wizard and former head of BMW’s M line. This time it’s Fayez Abdul Rahman, BMW’s former head of M Equipment, M sport packages, and M performance vehicles. Whereas Biermann is currently serving as Hyundai Group’s vice president in charge of performance and high-performance vehicle […]

    The post Hyundai Absconds With Another BMW Employee appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    “Ford’s future is not about giving up the car,” Jim Hackett, Ford chief executive officer, exclaimed at the Michigan CEO Summit in Detroit on Thursday. But he promises there will be “no dumb cars in the future.” The executive was not assuring attendees that Ford has no plans to revive the Mustang II, rather, he […]

    The post Ford’s Hackett: ‘Dumb Cars’ Will Be a Thing of the Past appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Let’s take a moment to consider how ubiquitous sport utility vehicles and crossovers have become. They are, quite literally, everywhere, and reason for this is that they’ve morphed into a jack-of-all-trades type of automobile. The antiquated definition of SUV included words like “rugged” and “off-road.” But modern examples really only need to ride higher than […]

    The post McLaren Confirms SUVs Aren’t for Supercar Manufacturers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Porsche, the iconic performance nameplate diving ever deeper into luxury and electrification, once again finds itself incapable of withholding its excitement toward both. Company board member Detlev von Platen claims Porsche is seriously considering increasing the production capacity of its upcoming Mission E model beyond 20,000 annual units and electrifying the Macan crossover. According to von […]

    The post Porsche’s Unbridled Excitement for EVs Continues to Swell appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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    Automakers perpetually talk about the future. They have to. As manufacturers, their entire business model revolves around bringing newer, better, and more desirable products to the market. Over the past few years, that has meant championing electric and autonomous vehicles — regardless of whether their consumer base (or the technology) is ready or not. Nissan is […]

    The post Eight Is Enough: Nissan Leans on Familiar Future Strategy for Growth appeared first on The Truth About Cars.