Tag: Trucks

Recall Redux: Fiat Chrysler Calls Back 600,000 Vehicles for Problems You’ve Already Heard About

Sudden stalls. Tailgates that open on their own. These issues formed the basis of two Fiat Chrysler recalls in 2018, and, one year later, history is repeating itself. On Friday, the automaker called back roughly 600,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Ram pickups for the same ghost-in-the-machine phenomena that led to the earlier recalls. Included in […]

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2020 GMC Sierra 1500: More Diesel, More Speeds

GMC’s new-for-2019 Sierra 1500 took a less controversial styling route than its Chevy Silverado sibling while retaining the numerous upgrades foisted upon the next-generation pickup twins. For 2020, GMC tweaked the light-duty Sierra’s offerings just a bit, hoping to lure more finicky buyers into the model. For starters, GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission has a new […]

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Trump: Electric Truck Maker to Buy GM’s Lordstown Assembly

<img data-attachment-id="1589744" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818.jpg" data-orig-size="2576,1932" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.2","credit":"","camera":"SAMSUNG-SM-J320A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1504955796","copyright":"","focal_length":"3.3","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.00056721497447533","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="Workhorse W-15" data-image-description=" Image © Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1589744 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-610×458.jpg” alt=”Image: Workhorse W-15, by Corey Lewis” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/20170909_111636-e1505073665818-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In a surprising turn of events, President Donald Trump broke a hot […]

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Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1663698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1549707201","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"112","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 RAM 1500 Ram badge" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 RAM 1500 Ram badge” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Fiat Chrysler remains adamant […]

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Report: GM Planning Big Investment in Missouri Truck/Van Plant

<img data-attachment-id="1575155" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 GMC Canyon SLT Diesel" data-image-description=" Image: GMC ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1575155 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2017 GMC Canyon SLT Diesel – Image: GMC” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GMC-Canyon-SLT-Diesel.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The news out of Missouri today claims […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Expensive Trucks You Won’t Use for Truck Things

Today’s truck trio includes three very expensive rigs that aren’t likely be used for hauling duties or any other truck-type responsibilities. And that’s a good thing, because they’re loaded up on equipment and leather, and covered in nice metallic paint. Which nice truck gets used as kindling? Let’s find out. Today we proceed in order […]

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Fiat Kills Off a Truck That’s Not Really a Fiat

Perhaps to its misfortune, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles does not sell a midsize pickup in the world’s biggest truck market, but buyers in certain overseas markets were able to get into a four-door, body-on-frame midsizer carrying the Fiat badge — the Fullback, more properly described as a rebadged Mitsubishi Triton/L200. Note the word “were.” The Fiat […]

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GM CEO Confirms Electric Pickup, Clams Up on Timeline

Mary Barra wants everyone to know that she — and by extension, her company — has no interest in seeing Ford Motor Company parading around an electric pickup with no competition. Confirming rumblings that General Motors has an EV truck in the works, the company’s CEO said in an earnings call Tuesday that the automaker […]

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GM Reports Profit Boost As Sales, Market Share Shrinks

General Motors’ first-quarter earnings report revealed turmoil in international markets and a shrinking presence in North America, but net income rose to $2.1 billion, up from $1.1 billion a year ago, and adjusted earnings per share ($1.41) beat out estimates of $1.11. Still, that wasn’t enough to stop its stock from sliding in pre-market trading, […]

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2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Diesel Review – Digging in the Dirt

<img data-attachment-id="1671904" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Chevrolet-Colorado-ZR2-front-quarter-e1556553152696.jpg" data-orig-size="2617,1745" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1553181338","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"78","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Chevrolet-Colorado-ZR2-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Chevrolet-Colorado-ZR2-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671904 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Chevrolet-Colorado-ZR2-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Crew Cab 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel I4 (186 hp @ 3,400 rpm, 369 […]

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Rare Rides: An International Truck Experience With the 2008 MXT

<img data-attachment-id="1671666" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2008 International MXT" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/49130098 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671666 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The Rare Rides series doesn’t often venture into Tough Trucks land, but when it does, it goes all […]

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What Dealers Want: Mitsubishi’s Still Hot for Pickups, but the Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Comfortably secure in its Renault-Nissan Alliance embrace, Mitsubishi’s topmost desire is to see more dealerships in the United States. Ideally, a total of 400 by the end of this year. For dealers that actually sell Mitsubishis, product is top of mind — specifically, a truck. Everyone’s getting into the game, yet Mitsubishi hasn’t fielded a […]

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Looking to Get Into a Jeep Gladiator on the Cheap? Keep an Eye on Lease Offers

The Jeep Gladiator, a vehicle seven-slot aficionados spent decades begging for, is now on sale, offering buyers a pickup, sedan, off-roader, and convertible, all wrapped in one unmistakable vehicle. This being a truck, prices naturally range from somewhat reasonable ($35,040 after destination for a base Sport) to exorbitant, but those not looking for a long-term […]

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Volkswagen of America Boss Envisions Getting People Out of SUVs and Into a Pickup

A Volkswagen concept that’s not really a concept appeared in New York City this week, aimed at gauging the American public’s level of interest in a unibody pickup that leans heavily in the direction of “crossover with a bed.” While South American customers will soon be able to purchase a VW Tarok, the automaker says […]

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Big, Old, and Cheap Helps Move Metal, Ram Dealers Claim

Fiat Chrysler doesn’t break down its Ram pickup sales figures for us wordy-typey slobs, so it isn’t easy to figure out just how much the held-over 1500 Classic has helped the brand’s soaring sales. FCA decided, last year, that the old-generation half-ton should remain in production, and not just to smooth things over while the […]

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Volkswagen Tarok: Harbinger of What, Exactly?

You’ve seen this vehicle on these digital pages before, but Volkswagen now plans to bring its Brazil-bound Tarok unibody pickup to the United States … if only for an appearance at the New York Auto Show. Yes, the Tarok’s role this week and next is to give U.S. consumers a come-hither look and whisper, “See […]

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Report: Toyota Tundra, Tacoma to Share a Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1606764" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_7483-1-e1514992968803.jpg" data-orig-size="3084,2096" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"11","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS REBEL T5","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1512783110","copyright":"","focal_length":"35","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition" data-image-description=" 2018 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_7483-1-450×306.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_7483-1-610×415.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1606764 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_7483-1-610×415.jpg” alt=”2018 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition, Image: Steph Willems/TTAC” width=”610″ height=”415″> What is it with all of this pickup news today? Where are all the new sedans? Oh […]

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On the Horizon Appears … a New Frontier

<img data-attachment-id="1665036" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Nissan-Frontier-front-quarter-e1552405924338.jpg" data-orig-size="2877,1918" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1550055637","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"70","iso":"500","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Nissan Frontier front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Nissan-Frontier-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Nissan-Frontier-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1665036 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Nissan-Frontier-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Nissan Frontier front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> “Change is the only constant in life,” said the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, who probably didn’t envision the remarkable […]

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Were It Not for the Ford Ranger, Pickup Sales Would Have Sank Last Quarter

As both Ford and General Motors have moved to annoying quarterly sales reporting, we’re getting into this whole “quarter” thing. Against our will, mind you, but that’s enough bitching for now. We told you earlier how Ford’s looking smug as GM and Fiat Chrysler duke it out for second place in the full-size pickup segment […]

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