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  1. Toyota’s Safe-driving App Relies on Embarrassing Teenagers

    Teen drivers have the highest crash rate of any demographic. Younger drivers are most likely to use their phones while driving or speed in high-traffic areas, and roughly half of all accidents associated with younger drivers were single-vehicle crashes. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among […] The post Toyota’s Safe-driving App Relies on Embarrassing Teenagers appeared first on The Truth About …
  2. The Interstate Battle Royale for Mazda and Toyota’s Super Factory

    The funny thing about job creators is that they don’t always, you know, create any jobs. So, when a business lets slip that it might have 4,000 positions on offer in the near future, every state with an unemployment rate higher than zero takes notice. Mazda and Toyota’s joint factory — codenamed Project Mitt — is one […] The post The Interstate Battle Royale for Mazda and Toyota’s Super Factory appeared first on The Truth About Cars…
  3. Enough With the Negatives: What Do the Auto Industry’s Good Panel Gaps Look Like?

    We’re auto writers. By our very nature, we’re irritable complainers, apt to harp and carp. Yet while we enjoy a humorous headline, needling readers, and looking far into the future, you’ll more likely find us sharing photos of horrendous automotive disappointments on TTAC’s digital HQ, Slack. Sometimes the disappointments are obvious and consequently publicized. Departed managing […] The post Enough With the Negatives: What Do the Auto Industry’s Good …
  4. FCA Losing Potential Dance Partners, Foreign and Domestic

    First it was Geely. Then Dongfeng. Now add Guangzhou Automobile Group to the list of Chinese automakers that have denied interest in acquiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). FCA has seemingly been seeking a dance partner for a merger or acquisition for a year or two now, and the company’s stock rose earlier this week when […] The post FCA Losing Potential Dance Partners, Foreign and Domestic appeared first on The Truth About C…
  5. High-end Shotgun, Designer Purses Among the Latest Items ID’d in UAW-FCA Spending Scandal

    On the surface, the UAW-Chrysler National Training center is a facility offering a helping hand to blue-collar workers looking to improve employability. But the widening spending scandal involving former top brass at both the union and automaker has exposed a previously unknown use for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-funded NTC: a trough of cash at which […] The post High-end Shotgun, Designer Purses Among the Latest Items ID’d in UAW-FCA Spending Scandal appeared first on The…
  6. Which Acura TLX Competitor Scares Acura Dealers? Apparently, the 2018 Honda Accord

    It made perfect sense. In 2009, when Hyundai wanted customers to view its new Genesis luxury sedan as a premium bit of kit, Hyundai did not compare the Genesis to the Sonata. In an early marketing campaign, Hyundai’s voiceover said the Genesis is “as spacious as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, yet priced like a C-Class.” When the […] The post Which Acura TLX Competitor Scares Acura Dealers? Apparently, the 2018 Honda Accord appeared first on The Truth About …
  7. American Automotive Groups Are Formally Siding Against U.S. NAFTA Proposals

    When Donald Trump took office, one of his first presidential acts was to rally domestic automakers for a series of meetings and promise to remove regulatory barriers. As the administration was a self-described ally to the car industry, the claim appeared genuine. There was some tough talk about foreign involvement but, for the most part, Trump […] The post American Automotive Groups Are Formally Siding Against U.S. NAFTA Proposals appeared first on The Truth About …
  8. QOTD: Is There Room for the Snake?

    They closed the Viper line at Conner, they’re selling to Chinese What was once the “engineering company”, now trembles on its knees The money went to swift sedans, that need cash on the hood There ain’t nobody left who thinks the Journey’s any good And the Roadkill squad they’re restless, they need somewhere to go […] The post QOTD: Is There Room for the Snake? appeared first on The Truth About…
  9. 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited Priced From $22,895; Old New Tiguan Costs $3,350 Less than New New Tiguan

    The old new Volkswagen Tiguan will cost $3,350 less than the new new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. Known now as the Tiguan Limited, a basic 2017 model rides on 16-inch steel wheels with no cargo cover, front-wheel drive, and the premium-fuel-swilling 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. Priced from $22,895 including a $900 destination charge, the 2017 Volkswagen […] The post 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited Priced From $22,895; Old New Tiguan Costs $3,350 Less than New New Tiguan…
  10. Volkswagen Passat and Beetle Engine Lineups Altered for 2018 With Tiguan’s 2.0T

    Volkswagen of America confirmed last evening via email the alteration of the Passat and Beetle engine lineups for the 2018 model year. In examining updated EPA mpg figures for the 2018 model year — as one does — we noticed a curious change. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune achieves slightly better highway fuel economy, 34 […] The post Volkswagen Passat and Beetle Engine Lineups Altered for 2018 With Tiguan’s 2.0T appeared first on The Truth About Car…
  11. Piston Slap: Spare Me Your AWD Drama

    TTAC Reader DeSoto writes: Greetings, Sajeev — longtime reader, first time writer, and I enjoy the content your column adds to TTAC! (Woot! — SM) I recently acquired an all-wheel drive 2014 Cadillac CTS with about 15,000 miles on its factory 255/35 R19 Pirelli P7 run-flat tires. Looking ahead to an upcoming 3,500 mile driving trip, I […] The post Piston Slap: Spare Me Your AWD Drama appeared first on The Truth About Cars…