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RICHARD TRUETT

Why these three vehicles will get my NACTOY votes

Last week I was one of 57 jurors who drove 70 vehicles that are semifinalists for the North American car, truck and utility of the year awards. Here's my early picks for winners and losers.

JAY RAMEY

Will Jaguar go EV only?

Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, according to Autocar, one in which the longtime British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to seven years.

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BLOG: Richard Truett
Why these three vehicles will get my NACTOY votes

Last week I was one of 57 jurors who drove 70 vehicles that are semifinalists for the North American car, truck and utility of the year awards. Here's my early picks for winners and losers.


BLOG: Jay Ramey
Will Jaguar go EV only?

Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, according to Autocar, one in which the longtime British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to seven years.


BLOG: Richard Truett
GM's 2.7-liter turbo engine is in the wrong truck

I'll give General Motors' new four-cylinder exactly one year in the redesigned Silverado before it fades into the Colorado and becomes a big success. A misfire of this magnitude is rare for GM these days.


BLOG: Jay Ramey
The autonomous police car: RoboCop or reverse ATM?

Motorola's patent for an autonomous police car packs quite a few functions of the criminal justice system into a vehicle, enough not only for Uber drivers but for police officers to worry about job security in the age of autonomy.

UPDATED: 10/5/18 4:18 pm ET - adds stock close
BLOG: Edward Niedermeyer
Musk's short-seller obsession goes off the rails

Even with the U.S. regulators pursuing further investigations of Elon Musk and Tesla, the electric automaker's CEO seems unable to put the open-and-shut case against his "funding secured" tweets behind him.


BLOG: Jackie Charniga
Poor credit? Get the reason in writing

Everyone has a story for why they have bad credit. To maximize the benefits of that story to get financing and to remove liability from the dealership in the event of a repossession, an F&I expert says to get that reason in writing — specifically, the customer's handwriting.


BLOG: Michael Wayland
Writing was on the wall for Cadillac's return

Like the appointment of Steve Carlisle, the move to Michigan was part of an effort to bring Cadillac back into the fold after executives soured on the idea of allowing the brand to operate somewhat independently.


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