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Trucks and SUVs Force Change in IIHS Safety Tests

You know in Chernobyl when the radiation dosimeters go off-the-scale because they can’t accurately measure what’s flying around the room? That’s kind of what’s happening with trucks and SUVs when it comes to crash tests right now. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has come forward and admitted it needs a new safety test. The …
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All-Electric Sierra and Escalade Ready For 2023

GM has just announced four different electric pickups and vans will be built at its storied Hamtramck assembly plant in Poletown Detroit. They include an electric GMC Sierra pickup truck and Cadillac Escalade SUV. Production at Hamtramck will begin in 2021. Located in Detroit’s “Poletown” Polish community, Hamtramck was slated to stop vehicle assembly this …
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Bronco vs Blazer: First Gen SUV Shootout

The Ford Bronco and Chevy Blazer are two of the most iconic vehicles each manufacturer has ever built. They represent the first effort to replicate the Jeep in their own interpretation. The Bronco vs Blazer battle continues today. Here’s how they match up. Except for drivetrain, the Bronco was a completely unique vehicle within Ford’s …
Chevy Suburban National Vehicle of Texas

Chevy Petitions Suburban Be “National Vehicle of Texas”

We’re not making this up. Chevy has launched a petition on change.org to make the Suburban the national vehicle of Texas. Celebrating 85 years of manufacturing the ubiquitous truck, Chevy wants to play up the Suburban’s Texas connections.  Those connections include being manufactured at the Arlington Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas. Of the top 10 …
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Neuron Is An EV Truck Startup With Cool Renderings

There are more all-electric pickup trucks coming. Neuron EV is a start-up EV manufacturer located in Irvine, California. It recently revealed both a futuristic-looking electric pickup truck dubbed T/ONE and also an electric semi-truck called TORQ. Both have a family resemblance, somewhat like the Tesla semi-truck The T/ONE looks like it could be built into …
Fiat-Chrysler Tornado Engine | Mopar Insider

Future Straight-Six Engine Is Big Ram and Jeep News

Fiat-Chrysler is developing a straight-six cylinder engine for Jeep and Ram to replace the Hemi V8. That’s news in itself but there is a lot more going on. The rumor of a straight-six popped up on Allpar a few years ago. It is confirmed by various patents applied for as discovered by Mopar Insiders, and …
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Beneath the Cladding, Pontiac Aztek is a Hidden Gem

For years, the Pontiac Aztek has been the butt of many jokes in the automotive press. Often recognized as a top contender for the “ugliest car award,” General Motors is unceremoniously credited with creating the eyesore of the new millennium. With exterior styling resembling a Toyota Prius on PEDs, the Aztek donned a face that …
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Massive 638,000 Chevy and GMC Pickup SUV Recall

A massive recall has just been announced by General Motors involving 638,000 2015-2020 Chevy and GMC pickup trucks and SUVs. The issue is one side of the vehicle may apply the brakes unintentionally. Braking on one side only causes vehicles to pull unexpectedly to the side that the brakes are applied, which can cause a …
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South American Chevy C10 Pickup We Can’t Get

Here’s a cool Chevy C10 pickup that came from the 1960s, was built in Brazil and Argentina into the 1980s and was never sold in the US. These unique Chevy trucks were all over South America and can still be seen from time to time today. It’s a shame we can’t get them here. Why …
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Ford Squashes Rumors of November Bronco Reveal

FThe auto world has been abuzz since Ford first offered preliminary information about the new Bronco at the 2018 Las Vega National Dealers Meeting. Originally anticipated for the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019, the release date has once again been rewrapped in mystery. While Ford does plan to release its all-new Baby Bronco …
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Ford’s Baby Bronco Deserves a Pickup Truck Variant

The hype surrounding the upcoming Ford Bronco line continues to build. Every time information leaks or a patent is published, it sets off a flurry of speculation. Most of this has centered around the ‘main’ Bronco: engine choices, removable doors, possible convertible pickup version. But there’s going to be a ‘baby Bronco’, too. Beyond the …
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VW Has a Ton of Future SUVs and Pickup Trucks Coming

With over 50% of Volkswagen sales being crossovers and SUVs in the US it’s no wonder it wants more models to take a larger bite of the commercial pie. More VW SUVs and even pickups are coming. But just like so many other companies, it is eyeing electrification as part of its plan. In early …
2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition driving through mud

Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition Promises Overland Adventures

It is hardly a surprise that Toyota is the most valuable automaker in the world. Thanks to its dedication to producing reliable and versatile vehicles with the most up-to-date technology, Toyota is widely understood to be a dependable company for quality automobiles. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition is no exception. According to MotorTrend, the …
2020 BMW X5 M and X6 M

New BMW X5 M and X6 M Are 617-hp Luxury Rockets

The auto world is rapidly changing, and BMW is really upping its game so that it can keep up and outperform the competition. From initiating a wireless charging program and slowly introducing new electric models, BMW is striving to improve and change. Some of its projects such as the car-sharing program called ReachNow didn’t work out very …