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Finalists named for Detroit Auto Show car and truck of the year
One week from today there will be one or two companies with new bragging rights for their vehicles. And, important rights they are, too. The occasion will be the announcement of the 2015 Car of the Year and Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show... Read more
Ram EcoDiesel is Green Truck of the Year
Kermit the frog said it wasn’t easy being green, but the team at Ram Trucks are proving that it can be done. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been named Green Truck of the Year by Green Car Journal at the San Antonio Auto Show.  This is the first year... Read more
Ford announces fuel numbers for F-150 — best among all gas-powered pickups
Ford today released its long-awaited fuel efficiency numbers for the 2015 F-150 pickup, staking claim to the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings in the gas-powered 1/2-ton pickup segment.  The new trucks started rolling off the line about a week ago, and should be arriving in dealer showrooms. The ratings... Read more
2014 Active Lifestyle Vehicle winners named
The automotive/truck community has its awards season just like they do for Hollywood movies or recognition-worthy music. It’s exciting, exhausting and loaded with joy and disappointment.  The difference is that nobody gets to walk the red carpet. Last month, I had the opportunity to be a judge for the... Read more
A Toyota love-fest in Plano
There was no official announcement, but it would not have surprised me if they had renamed Plano and called it Toyota Town this week.  Toyota executives, state and local dignitaries (including Governor Rick Perry) and thousands of locals celebrated the company’s move from Southern California to the city north... Read more
2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon beat the competition for fuel economy
As the release date nears for General Motors’ new midsize trucks, it appears that they have won a major fuel efficiency battle.  That should be no surprise since the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier are both overdue for updating. ( Nissan has signaled strongly that a Frontier... Read more
First drive: 2015 Ford Super Duty trucks
When a manufacturer like Ford brings out a substantially new group of heavy duty pickup trucks, you can be sure in advance that they will be put through their paces and compared with the competition in a virtual roundup of driving activities.  Earlier this week in a rugged part... Read more
Pricing announced for 2015 GMC Canyon
General Motors is clearly breathing new life into the mid-size truck segment with the announcement of its entry-level pricing for the 2015 GMC Canyon pickup truck which will be in dealerships this fall.  The Chevrolet Colorado will be market available later in the cycle so no new details have... Read more