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Ford Truck Sales Rise For Second Straight Year




Shares of Ford (F) are up nearly 3% today after reporting strong sales for the year and December. One encouraging aspect of the report was the strength in its F-series trucks, which are among the company’s most profitable vehicles. The … Continue reading

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Report: Future Ford F-150 Sheds Weight Through Aluminum, Magnesium




Seeing as weight has long been the Achilles’ heel of full-size trucks, Ward’s Auto reports that Ford will be taking fuel economy head-on in the next generation F-150 by making extensive use of weight-saving materials like aluminum as it seeks … Continue reading

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2011 SEMA Show: Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Limited Edition Pickup




Toyota, the U.S. sales leader in compact pickups, will display a pre-production Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X (Tacoma Extreme) limited edition pickup truck at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.   Inspired by Toyota’s Baja racing heritage, the truck … Continue reading

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2011 Toyota Sales Highlights




TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2012 – – Toyota closed out 2011 with a strong December sales month of 178,311 units sold. With the launch of several new vehicles in 2011 and several more new model launches coming in 2012, Toyota … Continue reading

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U.S. News & World Report has named the 2012 Ram 1500 the Best Full-Size Pickup Truck for the Money




U.S. News & World Report has named the 2012 Ram 1500 the ‘Best Full-Size Pickup Truck for the Money.’ The Ram 1500 has superior handling, thanks to its rear coil-spring suspension and reviewers for the magazine loved the spacious, feature-rich interior, which … Continue reading

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Bob Lutz to Announce World’s First eREV Pickup Truck…




Bob Lutz to Announce World’s First eREV Pickup Truck, SUV and Van by VIA Motors at Detroit Auto Show December 20th, 2011Press Releases DETROIT, MI– VIA Motors announced today that Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors and father … Continue reading

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Smart For-Us Pickup Truck Concept Announced




If you were one of the unfortunate kids who never got a Power Wheels for your birthday, you might be in luck thanks to Smart. No it’s not a joke, though it is just a concept car. Smart sent out … Continue reading

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Cadillac Escalade, large pickup trucks top list of thieves favorites




Cadillac Escalade, large pickup trucks top list of thieves’ favorite vehicles, claims data show News Release | August 25, 2011 ARLINGTON, VA — The Cadillac Escalade is more than 6 times as likely as the average vehicle to be targeted by … Continue reading

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