Tag: Trucks

Rivian Drove Two R1T Pickups From Patagonia To L.A. In ‘Long Way Up’

<!––> <!––> Last year, Rivian took two early prototypes of the R1T electric pickup truck to the very bottom of South America and embarked on an ambitious trip to Los Angeles. Fast forward 12 months and details about what the electric vehicle startup was up to have been announced. As it turns out, Rivian teamed […]

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Million-Mile Frontier To Live Out Its Days At Nissan’s Tennessee Factory

A 2007 Nissan Frontier with over 1 million miles (1.609 million km) under its belt has been officially retired. Back in February, we wrote about Chicago delivery driver Brian Murphy’s Frontier when the odometer hit 999,999 miles after 13 years of ownership. In a new press release, Nissan has confirmed the ‘Million Mile Frontier’ will […]

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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Sports An Evolutionary Design, But Adopts An All-New Suspension

Ford unveiled the 2021 F-150 in June, and now we’re getting a glimpse of the upcoming F-150 Raptor. Caught wearing heavy camouflage, the redesigned truck features an evolutionary front fascia with a prominent grille that is flanked by new headlights. Further below, we can see a familiar skid plate, recovery hooks and an air intake with […]

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QOTD: Next Stop, Hyperbole?

<img data-attachment-id="1679436" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/06/2020-ford-f-series-super-duty-tremor-brings-7-3-liters-of-v8-power/all-new-2020-f-series-super-duty-6/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20F350-SuperDutyTremor_01-e1584631068126.jpg" data-orig-size="1396,931" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"ILCE-7M2","caption":"The 2020 F-Series Super Duty is delivering next-level capability in an all-new way \u2013 the Tremor Off-Road Package. Tremor pushes the boundaries of Super Duty off-road capability with new hardware and tech to handle rough terrain, providing greater towing and payload than Ram Power Wagon. This is the most […]

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This 2017 Hennessey F-150 VelociRaptor 500 Certainly Makes A Statement

Any 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is bound to draw attention and this particular example, thoroughly modified by Hennessey Performance, is even more impressive than most. This F-150 has been adorned with Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 500 package that involves the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 being modified with a high-flow induction system, stainless steel catback exhaust, and an engine […]

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FCA Delays A Number Of Upcoming Models, But Is Open To Electric Pickups

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has provided a “COVID-19 Operational Update” which confirms a number of upcoming models have been delayed. Jeep is the hardest hit as they have four all-new models on the horizon. In particular, the three-row version of the next-generation Grand Cherokee has been delayed until the first quarter of 2021. It will be […]

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Cash Incoming: Lordstown Motors to Merge, Go Public

The question of how fledgling EV maker Lordstown Motors plans to fund production of the Endurance pickup has been answered. On Monday, the owner of GM’s former Lordstown Assembly plant announced a merger with a blank-check company, with a cash-raising NASDAQ listing as its goal. Lordstown Motors plans to finalize the merger with DiamondPeak Holdings […]

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Pickup Design’s Mercedes-Benz X-Class Is As Sumptuous As It Gets

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class you see might just be the most intriguing looking example we’ve ever seen. It comes from Pickup Design, the truck-focused division of Carlex Design, and has received a multitude of exterior and interior modifications. The first thing you notice is the two-tone paint scheme. The X-Class’s body has been painted in gloss […]

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A Ram EV? We’ll See How Those Other Guys Manage First, Manley Hints

<img data-attachment-id="1685050" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/08/ram-sets-price-for-2020-ecodiesel-pickups/2020-ram-1500-limited-ecodiesel/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_321FN-e1565959141375.jpg" data-orig-size="2600,1733" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"2020 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2020 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_321FN-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_321FN-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685050 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RM020_321FN-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> Quite suddenly, large electric pickups have become the hottest thing you can’t yet buy. But they’re out there, looming, just waiting to see […]

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The Electric Lordstown Endurance Is For Blue-Collar Workers

<!––> <!––> A month after the all-electric Lordstown Endurance was unveiled, the startup has released a video promoting the electric pickup. Whereas the Tesla Cybertruck will largely be sold to tech-geeks and the Rivian R1T is being marketed towards those with adventurous lifestyles, Lordstown is positioning the Endurance as a pickup that blue-collar workers can […]

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Review – Meant for the Desert, at Home in the City

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Fast Facts 3.6-liter V6 (285 hp @ 6,400 rpm, 260 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, four-wheel drive 17 city / 22 highway / 19 combined (EPA Estimated Rating, MPG) 13.7 city, 10.7 highway, 12.3 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $43,875 (U.S) / $54,845 (Canada) As Tested: $62,410 (U.S.) / […]

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GMC Hummer EVs Come Into Focus

A vehicle guaranteed to cause the least possible amount of harm to the planet and its finite resources, hands down, offered up something of a sneak peak on Wednesday. Make that “vehicles,” plural. The GMC Hummer EV, a beast of an electric pickup due to roll out of General Motors’ repurposed Detroit-Hamtramck plant late next […]

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GM Moves to Correct a Mid-sized Problem in Missouri

Keeping its lucrative full-size pickup lines chugging along has proved a challenge for General Motors, what with workers in Indiana and Michigan shying away from factories due to COVID-19 testing, contraction of the illness itself, or fear of it. The problem isn’t solely the domain of big truck and SUV plants. The automaker also has […]

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Help Is on the Way for GM’s Full-size Trucks

No, General Motors hasn’t tapped an army of virus-resistant robot workers from Boston Dynamics to build its bread-and-butter models; rather, the pickups themselves will undergo changes to boost appeal amid potent competition from Detroit rivals. Sometime next year, The General’s full-sizers will reportedly correct a mistake that held the duo back upon their debut. Unfortunately, […]

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Even Classic-ier: Old-gen Ram 1500 Soldiers On for 2021

Ram bucked the trend of offering a short-term extension of a previous-generation product, keeping its older-model 1500 pickup in production for longer than the typical year, let’s say. Having the old model stick around after the new-for-2019 1500’s appearance paid dividends, with Ram muscling past Chevrolet’s Silverado in sales last year. Without a midsize pickup […]

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Next Nissan Navara May Use Mercedes X-Class Parts

The next-generation Nissan Navara could receive some parts from the outgoing Mercedes-Benz X-Class, at least according to a new report. It’s no secret that the X-Class was underpinned by the same platform as the Navara. However, not everyone knows that Mercedes-Benz did make some alterations to the platform, adding some structural reinforcement to add to […]

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2021 Ford F-150 Spills More Secrets

“Do everything better, and don’t be afraid of gimmicks” seems to be the mantra the 2021 Ford F-150‘s development team toiled under. Given the company’s track record with the model, it’s likely a strategy that will pay off. Optional hybrid power (pricing of which came to light yesterday) and lie-flat front seats are things the […]

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Joining the 1 Percent: I Bought a Honda Ridgeline

<img data-attachment-id="1728958" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/07/joining-the-1-percent-i-bought-a-honda-ridgeline/2020-honda-ridgeline-ex-l-pei-potato-field-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1.jpg" data-orig-size="3412,2234" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.8","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 7","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1595365928","copyright":"","focal_length":"3.99","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.066666666666667","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Honda Ridgeline EX-L PEI potato field" data-image-description=" Image: © Timothy Cain ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1-610×399.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1728958 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1-610×399.jpg” alt=”2019 Honda Ridgeline EX-L PEI potato field – Image: © Timothy Cain” width=”610″ height=”399″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1-610×399.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1-450×295.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1-768×503.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-Honda-Ridgeline-EX-L-PEI-potato-field-1-120×79.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>1 […]

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Tesla Picks Texas For $1 Billion Cybertruck Gigafactory

Tesla has used its second quarter update to reveal its next and largest gigafactory will be located outside Austin, Texas. The site spans approximately 2,000 acres and CEO Elon Musk described it as an “ecological paradise” that will be open to the public. Following the announcement, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the plant will create […]

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Maverick Returns? Spied Tailgate Hints at Ford Pickup to Come

<img data-attachment-id="884465" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/fbi-obtains-work-email-former-ford-engineer-espionage-investigation/ford-logo-3/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo.jpg" data-orig-size="1680,1050" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 4","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1298107205","copyright":"","focal_length":"3.85","iso":"80","shutter_speed":"0.0056818181818182","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ford logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Company ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-450×281.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-884465 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg” alt=”ford logo” width=”610″ height=”381″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-450×281.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-120×75.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s no secret that Ford has a compact, unibody pickup coming down the product pipeline, what with […]

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Rare Rides: A 1995 Ford Falcon XR6 Ute – Trucking With Tickford

<img data-attachment-id="1728618" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/07/rare-rides-a-1995-ford-falcon-xr6-ute-trucking-with-tickford/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg.jpg" data-orig-size="3600,2700" 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="1995 Ford Falcon XR6 Ute" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1995-ford-falcon?fbclid=IwAR363jABxb6gsU2R3HAosqK7THRWRs1ZibY0BIASfpGo_sGbhgJdTSsut8Q ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1728618 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/95-falcon-ute-3356-hjpg-800×600.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Though North Americans were offered a few car-turned-truck vehicles like the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El […]

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Two Canadian Drivers Crash After Close Encounter With Truck; Were They Racing Each Other?

Two drivers have been filmed crashing on a street in Montreal, Canada while appearing to break the speed limit and potentially racing each other. Local news outlet Journal Demontreal reports the incident happened last week when the driver of a large truck was attempting to make a right-hand turn into a parking lot. Speaking with […]

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Cadillac To Offer Five EVs Including A Model That “Builds On The DNA” Of The Escalade

Automotive sustainability reports are usually pretty dull, but General Motors has used theirs to reveal details about an assortment of upcoming electric vehicles. In the document, GM says they are “well on its way to an all-electric future, with a commitment to 20 new electric vehicles by 2023 and plans for additional models taking us […]

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