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Pickup Trucks (Page 71)

By Tim Esterdahl on March 31, 2014 - 8:45PM
In recent weeks, GM has been getting criticized over its lack of rebates with their new full-size truck offerings. Specifically, sales volume has been down. Critics have wondered, where are the incentives to spur on sales? According to GM's CFO, this sales slow down is all part of the plan.
By Mechele Dillard on March 28, 2014 - 7:27PM
The Florida Driver Road Rage video may have people laughing at the wrecked driver, saying he deserved what he got, but did he? Didn't the Florida Driver incite the accident with her own obnoxious behavior: Slow-poking in the left-hand lane?
By Patrick Rall on March 28, 2014 - 7:04PM
Ford Motor Company issued a brief press release today pertaining to the base V6 and premium EcoBoost V6 from the Ford F150 – reminding us once again that the EcoBoost critics were very, very wrong as this diverse pair of V6 engines account for more than half of the new F150s sold through the first two months of 2014.
By John Goreham on March 28, 2014 - 5:16PM
The Toyota Tundra sold very well in the first part of 2014 while Toyota's sales overall declined. Here's why.
By Patrick Rall on March 24, 2014 - 3:52PM
Although other automakers have offered hybrid pickups with little success, the 2015 Ford F150 could be the first hybrid pickup to really have an impact on the market if Ford decides to add their hybrid technology to the new lightweight F150.
By Tim Esterdahl on March 20, 2014 - 2:03PM
Many people think golfers are a pompous bunch. These people likely imagine that golfers drive expensive luxury cars, as the game of golf is often associated with privilege and class. While this sort of assumption is almost always incorrect, a new generation of golfers is proving that golfers don't always arrive in a Rolls-Royce. A recent example? Pro golfer Bubba Watson’s customized Ford SVT Raptor complete with black digital camo print wrap and a bulletproof exterior.
By Patrick Rall on March 19, 2014 - 3:01PM
When the 2015 Ford F150 hits the street later this year, it will be the first half ton truck sold in America to feature high tech LED headlights – bringing a sharp look, better lighting while driving and better durability than the traditional filament-based headlight bulbs to the bestselling vehicle in America.
By Patrick Rall on March 13, 2014 - 4:49PM
Since the 2015 Ford F150 was introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Ford Motor Company has been a little tight lipped on the details of the engine lineup for the next generation of America’s bestselling vehicle so we thought that today would be a good day to put together what we know for sure to help clear up any current confusions.
By John Goreham on March 12, 2014 - 10:19AM
Toyota has been following the SAE towing rating standards for years. It looks like the other guys will soon follow the leader.
By Tim Esterdahl on March 10, 2014 - 8:31PM
There has been talk for years about bringing back a "true" compact truck, ala the 1970s-80s size, back to the U.S. market. For many truck buyers, the new pickups have grown too large and too powerful for their needs. Many think a Chevy LUV type vehicle may do very well. Apparently, GM does too and may be seriously considering bringing one to the market.
By Patrick Rall on March 5, 2014 - 11:11AM
The latest shot heard round the auto industry came today as Ford Motor Company announced that the 2015 F Series Super Duty lineup will feature a revised 6.7L PowerStroke diesel that will have more horsepower, more torque and the highest towing capacity in the class – although there is a catch of sorts.
By John Goreham on March 4, 2014 - 2:32PM
Toyota's sales are down, the industry is moaning about poor sales overall, and yet the Tundra is on a multi-year sales increase curve. Why?
By Patrick Rall on March 3, 2014 - 3:46PM
Ford Motor Company wanted to make sure that the new 2015 F150 was better in every way so they’ve gone to unusual testing procedures – including using some big men to help test the resiliency against wear of the new leather seats rather than robotic testing.
By Parks McCants on February 27, 2014 - 11:43PM
With the 2014 Ridgeline fuel economy and load capacity taking 3rd position to Chevrolet and Ford, Honda will pull Ridgeline off the market for a year or two. We believe the 2016 Ridgeline will return as the #1 Hybrid pickup truck in North America.
By Patrick Rall on February 27, 2014 - 2:13PM
Since the 2015 Ford F150 was introduced at the 2014 North American Auto Show in Detroit, the news that the next generation half ton Ford pickup would weigh 700 pounds less has some F Series fans concerned that the upcoming trucks won’t be able to work as hard as the current models – but I am here to assure you that there will not be any reduction in capabilities due to weight reduction.
By Patrick Rall on February 26, 2014 - 7:07PM
Ford truck fans have long been hoping for a diesel powered version of the top selling F150 pickup and with the popularity of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and the plans by both Nissan and Toyota to introduce a diesel – the newest F150 could finally bring a small, powerful and efficient diesel engine to Ford’s half ton truck lineup.
By John Goreham on February 26, 2014 - 1:28PM
For 2015 Toyota is making it even more fun to get your Toyota Tundra or Tacoma pickup dirty with the new Pro Series TRD package.
By Patrick Rall on February 25, 2014 - 4:53PM
Since Ford Motor Company introduced the redesigned 2015 Ford F150 at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with a heavy dose of aluminum body panels, the automaker has been stating that the next generation half ton pickup will be around 700 pounds lighter and depending on which models are 700lbs lighter we could see a 2015 F150 that weighs under 4,000 pounds – which would be an incredible milestone for the full size truck segment.
By John Goreham on February 24, 2014 - 4:49PM
Toyota has been back and forth on a diesel truck. The new Ram’s welcome reception may move things along.
By Patrick Rall on February 20, 2014 - 10:45AM
The Ford SVT Raptor F150 is unquestionably one of the most hardcore trucks to ever hit an American showroom, but German tuner Geiger Cars has put together a complete build package for the Raptor to turn it into a near-unstoppable monster which they have appropriately named “The Beast”.
By Patrick Rall on February 10, 2014 - 1:09PM
Ford Motor Company has announced that when the 2015 Ford F150 hits dealerships, buyers will be able to order a factory snow plow prep package in regular cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations – making the next generation F150 the only half ton truck sold in America with a snow plow option across its entire lineup.
By Armen Hareyan on February 6, 2014 - 8:11PM
One afternoon when Will Carlton went to some dealerships with his Toyota Tacoma he didn't expect to live his car there and drive away with a 2012 Ford F150 Lariat. But things changed when he says this truck and the salesman approached him in the parking lot.
By Patrick Rall on February 3, 2014 - 4:38PM
The Ford F Series is Ford Motor Company’s bestselling vehicle while also being the bestselling vehicle in the US auto industry for more than thirty years running and FoMoCo expects that the F Series will continue to grow. Thus, the massive American automaker has announced plans to increase production capacities for the Super Duty pickups by 15% - meaning that the company can build up to 55,000 more pickups each year.
By Patrick Rall on January 23, 2014 - 5:20PM
The recently introduced 2015 Ford F150 uses copious amounts of aluminum in the body panels to allow the next generation F150 to be a whopping 700 pounds lighter but the downside of this lightweight body is likely to be higher insurance costs stemming from higher repair costs when those aluminum panels are damaged.
By Patrick Rall on January 21, 2014 - 6:45PM
Ken Block and his Hoonigan Racing Division have introduced their latest masterpiece with the new Ford F150 RaptorTrax – a heavily modified version of Ford’s SVT Raptor F150 that is likely the most unstoppable F150 in the world.
By Armen Hareyan on January 20, 2014 - 11:43AM
The title doesn't suggest that other trucks, other than Ford F150, will not take their owners and passengers anywhere anytime, but this is how Robert Strong from Owensboro, Kentucky describes why he bought his 2003 F150 FX4 and why it's color is special for him.
By John Goreham on January 20, 2014 - 8:45AM
Elon Musk continues to bring up a pickup truck as one of the next three vehicles the company plans to produce for sale. The closer one looks at an electric Tesla pickup truck the more sense it starts to make.
By Patrick Rall on January 16, 2014 - 9:45AM
While Ford Motor Company hasn’t divulged many details on the new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 that will power the 2015 Ford F150 but based on some of the minor details offered, we can make a few guesses as to what to expect – including the fact that the next generation F150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost will almost certainly be the most efficient half ton pickup sold in America.
By Armen Hareyan on January 15, 2014 - 12:11PM
Steven Soto from Grand Island, Nebraska has named his 2005 Ford F150 a Black Mamba and says it has never lost a race.
By Patrick Rall on January 14, 2014 - 6:55PM
There were a great many new product debuts that we expected to see at the 2014 North American International Auto Show but the 2015 Ford F150 was not one of them – with the new half ton truck being billed as “the strongest and most durable F150 ever” by the company while a bold new looks separates this new generation Ford truck from the previous years.