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Will Nissan’s 2015 Navara be the reflection of the new Frontier
With new Nissan trucks — a new Titan in January and a new Frontier coming later as a 2016 or early 2017 model — in the works, could the new Navara, just introduced in Asia, be the doppelganger for the North American Frontier? I suspect so, since it has... Read more
There has been much debate about the future of midsize trucks in America. For years, the only available ones have been the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier; both have been good consistent performers but are dated and lackluster in terms of fuel efficiency. Ford, of course, has its... Read more
Let me begin this by saying: there is no such thing as a bad new truck in 2013. Whether you are committed to Ram, Silverado, GMC, Ford or Tundra, you will find the latest offerings are loaded with performance, aesthetic, electronic or any of a hundred different features. You... Read more
It’s happening again.  GM is tantalizing the market with a little lift of the skirts on its new trucks.  For the Silverado and Sierra it was footage and still photos of camouflaged vehicles months before they had them available for journalists — and well before they would hit dealers’... Read more
It’s that time again.  Next week, more than 50 automotive journalists who specialize in trucks and SUVs will be getting together with 17 manufacturers at the Knibbe century ranch near San Antonio to evaluate the vehicles that manufacturers consider their most competitive.  There, they will  name the Truck of... Read more
It’s not Halloween Hoodoo, but it might as well be when it comes to the most recent batch of vehicle recalls posted by the NHTSA, and some of them are very serious.  Here is a list, but I do encourage you to go to NHTSA.gov regularly to check the... Read more
Mid-size pickup trucks have become an almost endangered specie, at least in the US. Truck makers like Ford, GM and RAM are trying to drive their business to full-size models. Their logic is that, by discontinuing their mid-size vehicles here and offering full- size models at competitive rates, they... Read more