Posts from ‘Pickup Trucks’
There’s a lot on the minds of Chevrolet sales and marketing people, judging by the diverse array of new products the brand has placed on the market in 2017. New vehicles being added starting in the spring include a pure-electric subcompact, a compact crossover, performance cars, and compact and large pickups.
Class: Large Pickup Truck
Miles Driven: 308
Fuel Used: 21.9 gallons
If you’re looking for obvious visual differences that separate the 2017 GMC Sierra HD Duramax from its 2016 predecessor, there is one main tip-off: a new hood scoop. That might not sound like much, but that scoop sits atop the ’17 Sierra HD’s biggest news: a revamped 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 diesel engine that cranks out class-leading horsepower.
Chevrolet debuted Redline concepts at the 2015 SEMA show, but introduced production versions today at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Nissan completes its full-size pickup lineup with the Chicago Auto Show debut of King Cab (extended-cab) body styles of the Titan and “heavy half-ton” Titan XD, which join existing single-cab and Crew Cab versions.
Toyota revealed an extension of its TRD (Toyota Racing Development) range at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show that is due to go on sale next fall as the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport.
Class: Large Pickup Trucks
Miles Driven: 330
Fuel Used: 24.4 gallons
DETROIT—Ford rolled out a significantly updated version of its best-selling full-size pickup at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2018 Ford F-150 gets a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V6 engine, a new 3.3-liter V6 base engine, expanded availability of the 10-speed automatic transmission that debuted for 2017, an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.
It’s not often that we get a true limited-edition vehicle through our test fleet here at Consumer Guide HQ, but we had one recently. Just after Christmas, we took delivery of a 2016 Ram Rebel 1500 4×4 Mopar ’16 Edition…one of only 500 built. We’ll have a test-drive report in the near future, but for now here is a gallery of some of the vehicle’s options and features.
By Don Sikora II
Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.
Introduced for 1983, the Ford Ranger compact pickup’s first major redesign didn’t come until 1993. The previous truck’s simple, straight lines were replaced with smooth, subtle curves, but overall the Ranger still resembled a smaller-scale F-150. Then Ford added more style later in the ’93 model year with the addition of the Ranger Splash.