Posts from ‘Pickup Trucks’

Apr
20
2006 Chevrolet SSR

2006 Chevrolet SSR

The 2003-2006 Chevrolet SSR was a retro-styled convertible pickup truck, though the vehicles with which it shared its basic architecture were none of the above. It would not surprise me if the SSR was the product of a truth-or-dare game gone horribly wrong, and a group a General Motors engineers found themselves at the losing end of a sinister “dare.”

Apr
16
Silverado Hi-Rail by Harsco, How Hi-Rail Pickup Trucks Work

Chevrolet Silverado Hi-Rail conversion by Harsco. (Harsco Corporation photos.)

I have a number of automotive fantasies, many of which fall into the “never gonna happen” category. Among these daydreams are commuting to work in a Mercedes-Benz Unimog, and driving with Grace Kelly to get a malt at Chicago’s Superdawg Drive-In in a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing.

Apr
11
2002 Lincoln Blackwood, Lincoln Blackwood Review

2002 Lincoln Blackwood

In recent years, Ford’s F-150 product planners and marketing staff have found themselves with an enviable “problem:” They have apparently not yet found the ceiling for what buyers will pay for a fully decked-out full-size pickup. With each new model year, pickup manufacturers keep finding buyers for ever-more-high-end trim levels loaded with new features and gilded with luxury-level appointments.

Apr
02
eTorque

The Ram eTorque system boosts torque output while also improving fuel economy.

With automakers scrambling to improve their corporate average fuel-economy (CAFE) numbers in advance of stringent federal targets—the loftiest of which were originally scheduled to kick in for 2025—it may seem counterintuitive that the redesigned-for-2019 Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 are actually growing in size, but they are.

Mar
28
Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept

Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept

New York Auto ShowAt the 2018 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced the Atlas Tanoak Concept, a unibody-pickup concept vehicle that, were it to be offered as a production model, would slot nicely into the hot North American midsize truck segment.

The Atlas Tanoak Concept (Tanoak is a variety of oak tree common in coastal California) is designed around VW’s MQB modular architecture, which accommodates a range of vehicles, including the Golf compact car and Atlas midsize crossover.

Mar
27
2019 GMC Sierra AT4

2019 GMC Sierra AT4

New York Auto ShowIn advance of the 2018 New York Auto Show, GMC unveiled the Sierra AT4, an off-road-ready variant of its soon-to-be-released 2019 Sierra 1500 pickup truck.

“The Sierra AT4 is designed for the customer who wants an elevated presence on the road and the ability to venture off life’s beaten path,” said GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred.

Mar
20
2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 1500

Consumer Guide Automotive It’s almost an accolade that the Ram 1500 pickup, last redesigned more than a decade ago, has continued to hold its own against far newer rivals. And now, with the redesigned Ram hitting the streets shortly as a 2019 model, those rivals could have even more to worry about.

Mar
09
2018 Ram 1500 Limited

2018 Ram 1500 Limited in Granite Crystal Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4X4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 271

Fuel used: 20.3 gallons

Feb
22

Pickup Truck Diesels

In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal known colloquially as Dieselgate, German automakers have almost completely discontinued offering their diesel-engine models in the United States–at least for the time being. Yet, somehow, sales of sales of diesel vehicles in the U.S. are actually up slightly. How is that possible?

Feb
12
2018 Ram Rebel

2018 Ram Rebel Crew Cab 4×4 in Delmonico Red Pearl

Quick Spin2018 Ram Rebel Crew Cab 4×4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 297

Fuel used: 20.8 gallons

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