According to a new report focusing on a labor deal between Ford Motor Company and the Canadian Auto Workers Union, the Ford F150 is slated to receive a new 4.8L V8 which will be built in Canada starting sometime around 2020 or 2021.
Almost a month ago, Mercedes-Benz revealed the X-Class concepts. These would be a preview for a new pickup that would be launching next year in certain markets. However, the U.S. will not be one of them.
The big news from Chevrolet at the ongoing LA Auto Show is the debut of the new Colorado ZR2 – a midsized pickup designed to conquer the nastiest off-road situations featuring the first application of a high performance suspension setup previously reserved for supercars and race cars.
When Toyota broke ground on their truck plant outside of San Antonio Texas, critics insisted that it would be impossible for the company to make this location work – but Toyota has proven those folks wrong in a big way, building almost every truck sold in America in the Texas plant.
The finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year award have been announced and headlining this year’s awards are the Ford F-Series Super Duty and the Chevrolet Bolt – both of which have been named Motor Trend’s best of the new year – along with the hot-selling Chrysler Pacifica.
FCA has announced the pricing for the new 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon and with a price starting just over $53,000 and climbing up around $57,500, the heavy duty, Hemi-powered Ram truck is priced very comparably to the 2017 Ford F150 Raptor.
The aluminum bodied Ford F150 and Super Duty pickups have been awarded with several titles on the first day of the 2016 LA Auto Show, including the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year – setting up Ford as the favorite for the 2017 North American Truck of the Year.
I recently used a 2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum in place of my half ton pickup to get my wife and her horses to a horse show, and after three days of being worked like a farm truck including pulling the trailer to and from the show – the Escalade proved to be every bit as capable as a pickup.
Truck lovers have until Friday, November 11th to bid on a one-of-a-kind tricked out 2013 Ford Raptor SVT. Superbowl MVP Von Miller commissioned the truck and it was featured on the Velocity Channel's "The Lifted Life".
While the 1950 Dodge D100 shown above doesn’t preface a future high performance model, this crate Hemi-powered rat rod pickup was among the most popular old school rides at the 2016 SEMA Show – with a crowd gathered around this patina-clad machine all week long.
The 2017 Ford F150 Raptor is still more than a month away from reaching the first buyers, but those folks looking to secure one of the new 450 horsepower pickups are flowing into dealerships – creating an early waiting list for the next gen Raptor.
The configurator page for the 2017 Ford F150 Raptor has gone live on Ford.com, giving us a full rundown of the pricing for the new off-road monster – with prices starting at $49,250 and topping out up over $70,000 when you tack on all of the options and accessories.
The Ram Brand introduced a Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel last month, but the “Hellfire” Ram 1500 from the 2016 SEMA Show is the supercharged Ram truck that we really want – looking like the perfect modern day replacement for the Dodge Ram 1500 SRT10.
The annual Hottest of SEMA Awards have been announced and for the second year in a row, the Ford Mustang, Ford F150 and Ford Focus have been named the most popular cars in their respective segments – covering the coupe, truck and sport compact groups.
If you are considering buying a new pickup truck, now may be the best time. Both GM and Ram are offering huge incentives on 2016 models. Ford dealers are offering price cuts that appear to be less aggressive.
General Motors offered up their first SEMA teaser today in the form of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt, which is only a concept show vehicle right now, but it looks like a special edition package that could easily see production – as it is a fairly mild concept for SEMA.
The changes made to the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ seem minimal on paper, but the few changes to the exterior and the drivetrain both account for significant improvements – leading to a truck that looks a little better and performs a little better.
The IIHS has announced the results of their new headlight ratings test for the top trucks in the US market and the Ford F150, the Ram 1500, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan all did fairly poorly in the test – making you wonder how seriously a test can be taken when almost every vehicle in a popular segment fails the test.