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American States Join Forces to Promote Electric Trucking

A bundle of U.S. states and the District of Columbia unveiled a joint memorandum of understanding on Tuesday targeting the proliferation of medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles. News of the agreement comes less than a month after the California Air Resources Board (CARB) showed off a policy that would legally obligate manufacturers to sell an increasing […] The post American States Join Forces to Promote Electric Trucking appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, Trucks, District Of Columbia, EVs, Diesel, Carb, California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board CARB, News Blog, Semi-Trucks, Big Rigs, Electric Work Vehicles


Pickup Trucks: Some history highlights

The first motorized truck was German, GMC is older than Chevrolet, and Toyota built a truck before it was even officially an automaker. Find out more in my pickup truck history -- with video! -- at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Ram, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Dodge, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Gmc, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive, Automotive History, Commercial Vehicles, Auto Trivia


Little Big Truck: 2021 Nissan Frontier Spied

As Nissan flings an old truck with a shiny new powertrain at midsize truck buyers, a top-down replacement waits in the wings. To say a successor for the Frontier has been a long time coming would be the ultimate understatement. The current body has soldiered on since late 2004, when the second-generation truck appeared as […] The post Little Big Truck: 2021 Nissan Frontier Spied appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Midsize Pickups


2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review – Slow and Steady Rock Crawler

On paper, a midsize truck with a diesel powertrain and bad-ass off-road gear sounds like a recipe for fun. And based on our first drive of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, it is – provided you actually get an opportunity to leave the pavement behind. On road, however, in an urban environment — well, you […] The post 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review – Slow and Steady Rock Crawler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Car Reviews, New Cars, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review


2021 Ford F-150: Here are some of the features

An on-board generator, a workbench tailgate, and a hybrid powertrain...these are just some of the items Ford's offering on the upcoming new F-150. Find out more about them in my story at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too

If you’re in the market for a midsize pickup and possess an irresistible urge to tackle the worst terrain you can find, chances are the most rugged variants of Chevy’s Colorado and Toyota’s Tacoma top your list of maybes. Ford would like a word. The Ranger didn’t enter the segment with the brawniest hardware in […] The post Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Accessories, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Chevy, Trucks, Engines, Ranger, Tacoma, Off-road, Ford Performance, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Midsize Pickups, Equipment Packages


Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door

Compared to the clattery, soot-spewing 350 diesel that helped sink General Motors’ reputation in the 1980s, the 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six introduced in the automaker’s full-size pickups late last year is a refined affair. It’s also making something of a reputation for itself, drawing buyers to the company’s truck-only brand who might otherwise have looked elsewhere […] The post Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Engines, Diesel, Gmc, News Blog, Full-size Pickups, Durmax


Hauling In California? That Rig Had Better Be Green

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) just passed a mandate that will require manufacturers of big rigs, heavy duty pickups, and some construction equipment to adhere to new zero-emission quotas and a carbon-credit system. As all-electric 18-wheelers are in short supply, California wants to wait a few years to put the new rules into play. […] The post Hauling In California? That Rig Had Better Be Green appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Diesel, Gavin Newsom, Carb, California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, News Blog, Semi-Trucks, California Air Resource Board CARB, Big Rigs, Electric Work Vehicles


First Look at the 2021 Ford F-150

Normally I'd be standing in the crowd, looking at the truck in person as the wraps come off it, but because of COVID-19 it was all done digitally. Find out more about the new 2021 Ford F-150 with my story and video over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


2021 Ford F-150: There’s New Faces in Your Future, and Maybe a Hybrid, Too

Ford Motor Company pulled the wraps off the next-generation 2021 F-150 on Thursday night, revealing a new body and face that’s evolutionary in nature and a powertrain addition that sets its apart from all rivals. Could you call it revolutionary? Being first in its class to offer something new is key for the F-150, being […] The post 2021 Ford F-150: There’s New Faces in Your Future, and Maybe a Hybrid, Too appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Hybrid, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning, 2021 Ford F-150, PowerBoost


Endurance, by Lordstown: The Electric Pickup That’s Not for Everyone

Rivian wants to dazzle you with excessive range and dirt-flinging tank turns. Ford wants you to feel virtuous while behind the wheel of an F-150. General Motors wants to crush things beneath the wheels of the monstrous GMC Hummer EV. Lordstown Motors’s electric pickup, on the other hand, doesn’t want to be everyone’s best friend. […] The post Endurance, by Lordstown: The Electric Pickup That’s Not for Everyone appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, New Cars, Lordstown, Endurance, News Blog, Product Planning, Rivian, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance, GMC Hummer EV Lordstown Motors


Ram Wants You to Rebel With the 2021 TRX

Oh, it’s really official now. The supercharged, off-road-ready sport truck previewed by a concept vehicle four years ago is almost here, and Ram now has a landing page for it. Appearing for the 2021 model year, the Ram Rebel TRX is a full-size 1500 with a heart transplant from a Dodge Hellcat donor. Squarely in […] The post Ram Wants You to Rebel With the 2021 TRX appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Ram 1500, Product Planning, Future Models, Ram Rebel TRX


Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon gain visual refreshes for 2021, but the updates foisted upon General Motors’ midsize twins won’t win over those who enjoy keeping their pickup expenditures to a bare minimum. For the vast majority of the buying public, however, the revamped trucks might be viewed as an improvement over what came […] The post Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, New Cars, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Pickups, 2021 Chevrolet Colorado


QOTD: Time for a Trucklet From the Dog-approved Brand?

No, I won’t rest until Subaru returns with a true successor to the brash and youthful Brat. I’ve harped on this desire in the past when we asked what vehicle the well fleshed-out Subaru lineup lacked, and I’ll do so again today. With Hyundai’s Santa Cruz entering production in Alabama next year and Ford working […] The post QOTD: Time for a Trucklet From the Dog-approved Brand? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Alabama, Ford, Autos, Trucks, Hyundai, Subaru, Qotd, Santa Cruz, News Blog, Question of the Day


Foursome: America Shuns Non-Crew Cabs Like Never Before

Once upon a time, crew cab pickups were for logging crews in the Pacific Northwest, not families. That’s obviously changed. Whereas the typical pickup configuration was a regular cab, long-bed setup (efficient!), times change, and with it the take rates of various truck configurations. In the eventful 2020 model year, it seems the buying public […] The post Foursome: America Shuns Non-Crew Cabs Like Never Before appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Canada, Autos, Trucks, Pacific Northwest, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Crew Cab, Regular Cab, Pcikups, America Shuns Non Crew Cabs Like Never Before


QOTD: What Would You Give Up to Save Your Truck?

Don’t you love it when an automaker comes out with a survey? Served up with a huge grain of salt, such surveys are only published when they reinforce a conclusion the OEM already wishes to make, and always in the service of marketing. There’s a Ford F-150 coming on June 25th, and it seems the […] The post QOTD: What Would You Give Up to Save Your Truck? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Survey, Sin, Trucks, Vice, Qotd, Don, News Blog, Question of the Day


Next-gen Ford F-150: Leave the House Behind?

Even before the pandemic and subsequent economic crash, much talk was being made about living in your car. Specifically, the vehicle of choice would be a spacious yet efficient van. It continues to this day in many corners of the Internet. Ford apparently took this discourse to heart, reportedly adding a new feature to the […] The post Next-gen Ford F-150: Leave the House Behind? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning, Future Models, 2021 Ford F-150


It’s Semi Time, Musk Says, Pushing Tesla’s Stock Into the Ionosphere

Tesla’s valuation got a big boost on Wednesday after CNBC published the contents of a company memo. In it, CEO Elon Musk told employees that it’s time to get cracking on the electric semi truck he said would reach customers in 2019. Could be, especially given the lengthy delay that followed his initial 2017 promise. […] The post It’s Semi Time, Musk Says, Pushing Tesla’s Stock Into the Ionosphere appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, Trucks, Cnbc, Musk, CEO Elon Musk, News Blog, High Finance, Tesla Semi, Time Musk Says Pushing Tesla


Lordstown Motors Aims for Late June Pickup Debut

It’s the smallest player in the nascent electric pickup segment, but it wants to be among the first — if not the first — to field such a product. That would be Lordstown Motors Corp., the fledgling automaker that took ownership of General Motors’ sprawling assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio last November. From that 6.2 […] The post Lordstown Motors Aims for Late June Pickup Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Lordstown Ohio, Endurance, News Blog, Product Planning, LMC, Future Models, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance, Lordstown Motors Corp


Lordstown Motors Aims for June 22 Pickup Debut

It’s the smallest player in the nascent electric pickup segment, but it wants to be among the first — if not the first — to field such a product. That would be Lordstown Motors Corp., the fledgling automaker that took ownership of General Motors’ sprawling assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio last November. From that 6.2 […] The post Lordstown Motors Aims for June 22 Pickup Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Lordstown Ohio, Endurance, News Blog, Product Planning, LMC, Future Models, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance, Lordstown Motors Corp, Lordstown Motors Aims


Report: More Glitz Inbound to GM’s Biggest

All-new for 2020, the heavy-duty versions of Chevrolet’s Silverado and GMC’s Sierra arrived with front-end styling just as controversial as that of their light-duty siblings. Pricier, more potent (in gas V8 form), more capable, and boasting more gears, the new HDs made it easy for buyers to spend ever more bundles of cash outfitting them […] The post Report: More Glitz Inbound to GM’s Biggest appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Sierra, Gmc, Off-road, Silverado, News Blog, Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, Appearance Packages, HD pickups


Bollinger Patents Passthrough Cargo Gate for Pickup/SUV

The automotive industry’s sudden interest in all-electric pickups may have been surprising initially, but they’ve since offered a few perks that have helped us understand why companies are suddenly so smitten with the concept. When Rivian first showed its pickup in 2018, it came with some interesting storage solutions that were only possible because it doesn’t […] The post Bollinger Patents Passthrough Cargo Gate for Pickup/SUV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Pickup Trucks, Bollinger, News Blog, Automotive Design, Electric Pickups, Bollinger Motors, Robert Bollinger, Cargo Options, Frunkgate, Passthrough


Self-driving’s Not the Only Development in the Ford-Volkswagen Relationship

Autonomous vehicle technology might not be a sexy topic for many some, but human-driven vehicles certainly are. One day we’ll gaze at steering wheels in a sterile museum with a mixture of animalistic hunger and soul-crushing depression. Sure, Ford’s tie-up with Volkswagen includes self-driving technology (sourced from another tie-up, this one with Argo AI), but […] The post Self-driving’s Not the Only Development in the Ford-Volkswagen Relationship appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Trucks, EVs, Argo, Partnerships, Alliance, Pickups, News Blog, Ford Volkswagen, Product Planning, Future Models, Joint Products, Joint Development


Rebounding Premium Rides Can Only Do So Much to Budge a Flat Market

The new vehicle market has stopped marching. For three weeks in a row, sales in the U.S. plateaued, mirroring COVID-19 case levels in many locales. Try as they might, neither doctors nor dealers seem capable of eradicating all of the bad and returning the country to its coronavirus-free, spend-happy ways. Things take time. If you’re […] The post Rebounding Premium Rides Can Only Do So Much to Budge a Flat Market appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Trucks, Premium, Incentives, Pickups, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Coronavirus


QOTD: Putting a Price on Pickup Potency?

As so-called auto writers, a good number of us spend a great deal of time configuring dream rides online and very little time walking into dealerships and actually buying anything. Someone has to support the used market, I guess. Today we’re going to focus on a vehicle once used almost solely for hard work but […] The post QOTD: Putting a Price on Pickup Potency? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Qotd, News Blog, Ford F-150, Question of the Day


GM Hits the Ramp, Accelerates

There’s inventories to be filled with trucks and crossovers, and time’s wasting. After staging a cautious, production-limited restart of its North American assembly plants on May 18th, General Motors is prepared to put its foot down, boosting output at numerous locations. Hungry dealers can’t wait. Reporting a restart process that went “smoothly,” GM said Thursday, […] The post GM Hits the Ramp, Accelerates appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Assembly, Pickups, News Blog, Coronavirus


Ford Fiesta Comes In Dead Last in Industry’s Grimmest Ranking

Every three years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranks new vehicles in terms of deaths incurred by their occupants in roadway collisions. The most recent tabulations cover the 2015-2018 time frame (focusing on 2017 and equivalent earlier models), and a domestic subcompact that proved quite popular right up until the end of its North […] The post Ford Fiesta Comes In Dead Last in Industry’s Grimmest Ranking appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Ford, Autos, Road Safety, Trucks, SUVs, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, Pickups, News Blog, Small Cars, Automotive Fatalities


Lordstown Motors Claims Late-June Pickup Reveal, Future SUV

A fledgling electric vehicle company with a sprawling former General Motors plant in its possession will reveal its first model in late June. That’s according to Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns, who said the debut of the Endurance, originally slated for the Detroit auto show, will take place online instead. A full-size pickup that shuns […] The post Lordstown Motors Claims Late-June Pickup Reveal, Future SUV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Autos, Trucks, Detroit, EVs, Steve Burns, Endurance, Pickups, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Electric Pickups, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance


Report: U.S. Ramp-up of GM Pickups Paused As Parts Prove Precious

While General Motors earned the right to resume production in Mexico on Thursday, parts procurement in the gradually reopening North American economy remains a serious roadblock. U.S. plants came online May 18th following two months of pandemic-prompted downtime. Of topmost importance to all members of the Detroit Three are their hot-selling pickup lines, though UAW- […] The post Report: U.S. Ramp-up of GM Pickups Paused As Parts Prove Precious appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Supply Chain, General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Detroit, Chevrolet Silverado, UAW, Detroit Three, GMC Sierra, Flint Assembly, Pickups, News Blog, Fort Wayne Assembly


Ace of Base: 2020 Nissan Frontier King Cab 4×2 S

  This still-an-actual-midsizer from Nissan has been profiled more than once during the Ace of Base series, managing to pull off wins thanks to a fix-it-with-a-hammer powertrain and rock-bottom price tag. Things are different for 2020. Despite wearing last year’s clothes (to be truthful, those clothes are over a decade old), the Frontier has a […] The post Ace of Base: 2020 Nissan Frontier King Cab 4×2 S appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, News Blog, Ace of Base, 4x2



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