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2016 F-150 offers Pro Trailer Backup Assist System
No matter how often you do it, backing up your pickup to connect with a boat trailer is no fun. Ford recognizes that and, for the 2016 F-150 they are going to offer a backup system that allows you to steer your trailer by turning a knob left or... Read more
Recalls again bedevil a range of brands and models
Seems like it’s that time again.  Numerous vehicle manufacturers are recalling vehicles — many late model varieties — due to problems.  Some are familiar with expanded coverage, while others are new. Acura/Honda — Honda this week announced a global recall for some vehicles for a defect in the radar... Read more
If you love a GMC Denali, this one’s for you
Truck interiors have made a huge transition over the past ten years, and nowhere is this seen more clearly than in the luxury trucks that are on most truck buyers wish lists.  The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 is no exception.  Less flashy than some of its competitors, it... Read more
Texas police chief helped develop 2016 Ford Interceptor
When a police dog unveiled Ford’s new Interceptor SUV at the Chicago Auto Show, the company also introduced their police advisory team — law enforcement professionals who had spent almost two years providing direct input into the development of their vehicle, the successor to the nation’s largest selling police... Read more
Ram ups the ante with new Laramie Limited Edition
Just when it would seem that no one could create a more luxurious pickup than the ones already in the market, someone does. This time it’s the Ram Brand, which is introducing a new Laramie Limited Edition at this week’s Chicago Auto Show. Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of... Read more
Chevy Colorado GearOn Edition highlighted at Chicago Auto Show
Chevy has combined the award-winning Colorado with a well-equipped sampling of the GearOn accessory system for an introduction at the Chicago Auto Show this week. GearOn accessories are available for every Colorado vehicle, but this is a get-there-faster combination designed to meet a range of needs without individually specifying... Read more
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