Detroit Auto Show: Hyundai teases with small truck concept
     It’s only a twinkle in the eyes of designers and engineers at this point, but that is where everything starts.  This year’s truck twinkle is the Hyundai Santa Cruz — a vehicle with a split personality.  Described as a crossover truck concept, the Santa Cruz is sporty with... Read more
At the Detroit Auto Show: 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel is about attitude and capabilities
It was only yesterday that Ford announced that it was bringing out a 2017 F-150 Raptor, an updated version of its off-road full-size pickup truck.  Today, Ram is announcing its entry into that rarefied space — the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, which will reach the market a full year... Read more
It’s Back: Ford Raptor will return for 2017 model year
It is almost sadistic to unveil a new 2017 model truck at an early 2015 auto show, but that is exactly what Ford did today — taking the wrappings off the Raptor F-150 which is more than a year a way.  It was smart, too, since other manufacturers have... Read more
At the Detroit Auto Show: 2016 Tacoma is all new
At 1 p.m. eastern time, Toyota introduced its all new Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show in an effort to maintain its lead position in the mid-size truck market. The Tacoma, which had not been redesigned in a decade, dominates the segment with more than 60% market share. GM... Read more
Nissan debuts 2016 Titan XD at Detroit Auto Show
The Nissan Titan has been stagnant for a decade, but the company is making a dynamic new push to lift its fortunes with the introduction of the 2016 Titan and Titan XD full-size pickups at the Detroit Auto Show this morning.  It will also be shown at the SHOT... Read more
Ford F-150 is Truck of the Year at North American International Auto Show
At about 7 a.m. today, the highly-coveted award for North American International Auto Show Truck of the Year went to the all-new F-150 this morning, with the Volkswagen Golf and Golf TDI taking home the car honors. U.S. and Canadian jurors judge both the truck and car awards on... Read more
With the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) less that two weeks away, any news about the venerable Ford F-150 pickup is always welcome. This time it is also a bit confusing since Ford has neither confirmed or denied a lot of what is being written about the highly-anticipated... Read more
The press materials for the Ford Atlas Concept Truck are now available and I can share the new features and photos with you. There is an iconograph detailing all the new features in the text below and, you can go to Ford’s YouTube site for an actual walk-around view of the truck.  Especially interesting:... Read more