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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
GMC introduces panther-like Nightfall Edition
The GMC Canyon and its partner, the Chevy Colorado (both introduced about a year ago) have shown that there is life in the mid-size truck segment. They have both received numerous industry awards and I can admit to a truckwriter’s crush. I have driven them extensively and look forward... Read more
Toyota allows a peek at the 2016 Tacoma
The Detroit Auto Show doesn’t start until the 12th, but Toyota has lifted their hem to give a tantalizing peek at the 2016 Tacoma. It was reported earlier by many sources that the new mid-size would not be shown until later in the year. Whether the earlier intro is... Read more
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