Tag: Trucks

Rivian May Incorporate Modular Truck Beds

<img data-attachment-id="1650256" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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="Rivian R1T dirt" data-image-description=" Rivian ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1650256″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With both Ram and GMC showcasing multifunctional tailgates this past year, versatile pickup configurations appear to be the […]

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QOTD: Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle of the 2000s?

<img data-attachment-id="1419441" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Picasa","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="SAAB 9-5 Aero Wagon" data-image-description=" Image: Saab ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1419441 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg” alt=”SAAB 9-5 Aero Wagon, Image: Saab” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> I hinted at today’s QOTD last week, when the original […]

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Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table

European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American customers? The dream of a German pickup in the U.S. is still alive, VW confirms. However, what that truck might look like — […]

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Godzilla Goes to Work, Triton Kicked to Curb in Ford’s Revamped Commercial Range

While you’re mourning the loss of the Chevrolet Cruze, pour one out for Ford’s 6.8-liter Triton V10 engine. The mill, which once transported full-size families to vacay destinations under the hood of the Excursion, is a goner once Ford completes the revamp of its medium-duty trucks and E-Series. In its place is a monster pushrod […]

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QOTD: What’s the Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle in 2019?

Though much of the luxury vehicle segment is immune from the depressingly practical concept of “good value,” the less aspirational vehicles of the proletariat are not so fortunate. Today we discuss overpriced non-luxury vehicles for sale in 2019. We’re only concerned with brand new vehicles; those offered for the 2019 model year. Perhaps another day we […]

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2019 Ram Heavy Duty First Drive – Torques and Toques

The world is full of surprises. From the Cleveland Browns making it to Week 16 to the continued unpredictability of Elon Musk’s Twitter account, there is no shortage of shock and awe on this planet. Know what else was surprising? Last week, it snowed in Vegas. For once, there were toques aplenty on the Strip. […]

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QOTD: Found Yourself Surprisingly Disappointed?

In last week’s QOTD, we asked you to share the vehicles that pleasantly surprised you after spending some time behind the wheel. Whether your expectations were high or low to start, it’s always nice to recall transportation that impressed. Today we turn in the opposite direction, and talk about cars that left you feeling disappointed. […]

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Fiat Chrysler Goes on a Cash-flinging Spree, Promises $4.5 Billion for Plants, 6,500 Michigan Jobs

Fiat Chrysler’s Tuesday announcement will surely make it the darling among domestic automakers, especially in the eye of a certain American president. To fund the creation of new and next-generation models, most of them Jeeps, FCA is committing $4.6 billion to numerous Michigan plants, $1.6 billion of which will flow to Detroit’s Mack Avenue Engine […]

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What Did the World Buy in 2018? Plenty of SUVs, and 74 Percent More Electrics

Focusing primarily on the U.S. market sometimes leads to a skewed view of what the average global consumer demands in their driveway, but not always. Broader trends don’t respect geographical boundaries; interest in light trucks doesn’t stop at the border. As American buyers increasingly demand more additions to their high-riding vehicle buffet, the same call […]

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2019 Ram HD Pricing: Value and Opulence Collide

When it comes to vastly profitable full-size and heavy duty pickups, there’s few options one can’t tick a box for. The next-generation Ram 2500 and 3500 are no different. Load one up, and you’ll never want for creature comforts. Others prefer getting more for less, and on that score the 2019 Ram HD still holds […]

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GM Looking to Invest in Electric Pickup Maker Rivian: Report

Rivian Automotive made a big splash at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show with its fully electric R1T pickup and R1S SUV, and General Motors apparently liked what it saw. According to sources who spoke to Reuters and Bloomberg, GM is interested in acquiring a piece of Rivian’s action. The Detroit automaker, which recently expressed […]

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QOTD: A Solution for FCA’s Future?

A dated product lineup, questionable fuel economy across the board, a general need for some reworking. These are all issues with Fiat Chrysler’s offerings in North America. Today we’ll try and come up with some solutions. Today’s topic was generated by news yesterday of the $77 million in penalties FCA paid to the NHTSA, as its […]

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Rare Rides: A 1965 Brasinca Uirapuru – Say What?

Today’s Rare Ride is a very limited production coupe from Brazil that appears to be very derivative in its styling. But what if that’s not the case at all? Brasinca was a Brazilian truck manufacturer in the 1960s, building heavy duty trucks for the hauling of lumber or delivery of gasoline. It also made parts […]

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Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks: FCA Boss Has a Midsize on His Mind

Between last month’s Detroit show and the ongoing Chicago vehicle extravaganza, pickups trucks currently occupy about 93.7 percent of the average American’s mind. While your author can easily visualize himself in a 2020 Subaru Legacy, that AWD sedan is certainly not the buzz generator in anyone’s social circle. Mike Manley knows trucks, as his company […]

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As Ford Dumps Money on Chicago, the Month-old Ranger Sees Its First Recall

Ahead of production of its all-new 2020 Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Lincoln Aviator at the Chicago Assembly plant, Ford is greasing the wheels with a $1 billion cash injection, adding 500 jobs in the process. The money, destined for both Chicago Assembly and a nearby stamping plant, will ensure three crucial products make […]

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Off-Road All the Things: Sequoia TRD Pro, Mildly Refreshed Tacoma Appear in Chicago

Thanks to Toyota’s glacier-like design cycle, the full-sized Sequoia SUV looks largely the same as it did when it rolled off the ark in 2008. With seating for seven, the big body-on-frame rig harkens back to the days when SUVs were unapologetically truck-based. For 2020, the Big T is tossing some of its TRD Pro […]

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C Is for Chassis: Ram’s Biggest Goes to Work

Dropping its third truck shoe for 2019, Ram unveiled its light- and medium-duty chassis cab options at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. Built to take on whatever application the buyers chooses, the stripped-down trucks offer up the same updates seen on the 2019 Ram HD, including its newly upgraded Cummins inline-six diesel. Offered in […]

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