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Mahindra Misses Another Launch Date For Pickup, But Could Be On Sale Within 90 Days
Mahindra Misses Another Launch Date For Pickup, But Could Be On Sale Within 90 Days

Mahindra's on-again, off-again story of U.S. sale for its diesel pickups, the TR 20 and TR 40, has once again reached a crest--and a valley. After missing its latest target on-sale date of this spring, the company may yet have trucks on sale within 90 days, according to reports. The limbo-like...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Five Tips For Towing With Your New Truck

Towing is one of the best uses of a pickup truck, and one of the main things many buyers choose a truck over an alternative vehicle. But it's not as easy to tow safely and efficiently as just hooking up the rig and rolling down the road. These five quick tips will help you get the most out of your...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2-Liter Dynos At 344 HP

There's really no arguing with the off-road credibility of the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in any guise, but the new 6.2-liter V-8 model is the baddest version yet, and it looks like it may be more powerful than first thought. New results from tests performed by Pickuptrucks.com reveal a...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Front Seats
Georgia Pickup Drivers To Lose Seat Belt Exemption

Whatcha need that seat belt fer, anyway? Yer jus' drivin' over t'other field. That's the logic that has held Georgia's pickup truck seat belt law in a state of stagnation for years, as rural representatives held out against requiring use of the safety devices in all pickups. This week, however...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
GM's Next-Gen V-8 To Boost Efficiency, E85 Use

The past week has been a largely positive one for General Motors--an uncommon thing given the last couple of years' worth of bad news. First they announced early repayment of their bankruptcy loans (we'll set aside the source of the repayment funds for now) and today they've announced $890 million...Read More»

2009 Mahindra Pik Up
Mahindra To Seek EPA Approval Soon, On-Sale Date Still Unknown

Delays, unseen hurdles and a hazy message from the home company have made Mahindra's U.S. distributor's job a tough one, and it's not getting any easier though the truck is apparently nearing U.S. sale. Mahindra is expected to formally request EPA approval for its diesel-powered small pickup "in...Read More»

2009 Mahindra Pik Up
Mahindra Pickup On Track For Late Spring, Insists U.S. Distro

Despite some reports that the automaker might be lagging in its certification of its upcoming compact pickup model, the TR20 and TR40, the U.S. distributor for Mahindra reassures that U.S. plans are proceeding as planned. "Timing stays the same," insisted Global Vehicles USA spokesman Mike Geylin...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
Preview: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty Trucks

The 2010 Chicago Auto Show kicks off tomorrow morning, and in anticipation of the event, Chevrolet has whipped off the covers from the 2011 Silverado Heavy Duty truck lineup. Headlining the new features for the 2011 Silverado HD is a new 6.6-liter Duramax diesel and Allison 1000 six-speed...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Marks 7,000,000 Ford Rangers

Amid the ongoing global economic turmoil and the unfolding Toyota recall fiasco, we'd like to take a moment to commemorate a brighter bit of news: the 7,000,000th Ford Ranger rolled off the assembly line in St. Paul, Minnesota last month. Folks of a certain age will recall that the Ranger name was...Read More»

GM Foundation donates 30 GMC Sierra pickups to Haiti
GM Foundation Gives 30 GMC Sierras To Haiti Relief Efforts

Between the Toyota recall fiasco and another that may be brewing for the Chevy Cobalt, drivers have a lot on their mind these days. And while we're dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on the safety front, occasionally we like to take a quick time-out for some good news -- in this case General...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Equator
2010 Suzuki Equator: Spanning the World

Spanning several motive worlds is Suzuki's Equator mid-size pickup.  Available as a quad-cab with six-foot bed and four-wheel drive, it's an all-purpose work or recreation vehicle.  And with its sturdy cargo holding hardware, it's, as Suzuki's David Boldt claims, geared toward outdoor motorsports...Read More»

2010 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Issues Recall For Sticking Gas Pedals, Affects 2.3 Million Cars

As many suspected, it turns out there's more to the claims of unintended acceleration at Toyota than some problematic floor mats. Unfortunately, also like the floor mat issue, Toyota appears to be taking voluntary action only after widespread complaints about the issue. The recall affects 2.3...Read More»

2011 Ford Super Duty
GM Throws Down The Gauntlet, Challenges Ford To 'Truck Of War'

GM's vice chairman, Tom Stephens, appears to be taking a page out of Bob Lutz's playbook. Today he issued a challenge to Ford to pit the PowerStroke diesel-powered 2011 F-Series Super Duty truck against the DuraMax diesel 2011 Chevrolet and GMC Heavy Duty trucks. The new line of 2011 GM Heavy Duty...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s due late this year in the 2011 Ford F-150 will have more torque than the new engine does in Ford cars. “In the transverse installation in the car, the torque is somewhat limited by transaxle, driveline,” explained Dan Kapp, Ford’s director of powertrain...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Driven: 2010 Dodge 1500 Laramie Crew 4x4

For a very long time in this country, about 20% of all sales came in the form of trucks. Not what the industry calls “trucks” (i.e., SUVs), but actual pickups. That figure always astonished me; we simply don’t have that many contractors, painters and plumbers and there are fewer actual...Read More»

hummer h3t 08
HUMMER H3, H3T Production To Restart By November?

HUMMER's sale is all but complete--though there are some worrying details left to be handled with the Chinese government--and talk of production resuming in the Shreveport plant where the H3 and H3T are built is already starting to leak out from the company. Dealers will be glad to hear the news...Read More»

2009 Hummer H2
HUMMER Sale To China's Tengzhong Official

The saga of GM's sale of HUMMER has finally come to a close. With the sudden collapse of the Penske-Saturn deal last week, many feared a similar fate would befall HUMMER, but today's announcement of the sale agreement between GM and China's Tengzhong puts those fears to rest, at least for the...Read More»

Toyota's diagram showing how to properly install floor mats
Toyota's Answer To Deadly Floor Mats: Zip Ties!

In a move almost too strange to be fiction, Toyota is apparently advising its Toyota and Lexus brand dealers to zip tie loose floor mats to the seats in the 3.8 million vehicles affected by the recent safety recall. Of course, it's phrased much more eloquently than that. "We have reviewed with the...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
Chrysler Officially Announces New Dodge Ram Brand For Trucks

Last week rumors that Chrysler might split the Dodge brand into separate car and truck divisions emerged, but today the company has confirmed: the Dodge Ram Brand will sell pickups and the Dodge Car Brand will sell passenger cars. The decision is part of Chrysler's ongoing restructuring and...Read More»

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