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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
Chevrolet Colorado is Motor Trend Truck of the Year
The automotive awards season is just revving up and the Motor Trend Truck of the Year is certainly one that gives bragging rights to a manufacturer.  There are always those who disagree with the jury, and this year will be one of those when people will try to second... 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
Urgent: More than 200,000 vehicles in Ford recall today
It’s a new month and the first of November’s recalls are by Ford. They include some 2014 and 2015 model year, as well as older vehicles. It seems that Ford, like its competitors, is using a quick recall strategy, and that will keep the number of recalled vehicles down,... Read more
Urgent: large recalls hit Ram, Jeep, Dodge and Ford
The bogey man is back for Halloween with new recalls; and, for a change, these are not linked to either faulty ignitions or airbags. Together they affect more than 750,000 Chrysler trucks and SUVs and Ford SUVs, so take note. The Chrysler recalls involve 2010 – 2014 Ram 2500... Read more