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  • Cummins Diesel Nissan Frontier Driven: This Natural Fit Shows Promise

    When Nissan dropped the Frontier Diesel Runner Concept with a 2.8-liter Cummins diesel four-cylinder under its transparent hood at the 2014 Chicago auto show, it was like a bomb had exploded at McCormick Place. A diesel engine in a compact pickup! (Or something like that, given the Windy City show’s sleepy reputation.) Where have you […]

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  • Cummins Diesel Nissan Frontier Driven: This Natural Fit Shows Promise

    When Nissan dropped the Frontier Diesel Runner Concept with a 2.8-liter Cummins diesel four-cylinder under its transparent hood at the 2014 Chicago auto show, it was like a bomb had exploded at McCormick Place. A diesel engine in a compact pickup! (Or something like that, given the Windy City show’s sleepy reputation.) Where have you […]

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  • 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty Power Stroke Diesel V-8 First Drive: Boosted For Greater Grunt

    Ten percent more power than last year and a solid whump of additional torque from the Power Stroke diesel mean that it’s Ford’s turn to leapfrog its truck-making competitors to claim “best-in-class” honors for 2015. Although the blue-oval team is making more significant pickup truck news with its aluminum-intensive F-150, in this case we’re talking […]

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  • Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate Proves Cushy Trucks Aren’t Just for America

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know we’re never going to get the wicked-cool Volkswagen Amarok compact pickup here, at least not any time soon. But that won’t stop us from wanting it—or writing about it. So behold the Amarok Ultimate, a new range-topping model that follows a formula popular among American truck-makers: Add luxury—and add price. […]

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  • Filed under: Truck, Technology, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC

In the next decade, the auto industry will see an explosion in its use of aluminum to cut weight and increase fuel economy, according to a study from market analysts Ducker Worldwide cited by The De...

    70% of pickups could use aluminum by 2025

    Filed under: Truck, Technology, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC In the next decade, the auto industry will see an explosion in its use of aluminum to cut weight and increase fuel economy, according to a study from market analysts Ducker Worldwide cited by The De...

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  • Filed under: Spy Photos, Truck, Nissan, Diesel

A reader of the Phillippine site Autoindustriya.com sent in what appear to be naked spy photos of the pickup that Nissan recently teased first in photo then in video. The shots, one taken from the front a...

    Are you the next Nissan Frontier?

    Filed under: Spy Photos, Truck, Nissan, Diesel A reader of the Phillippine site Autoindustriya.com sent in what appear to be naked spy photos of the pickup that Nissan recently teased first in photo then in video. The shots, one taken from the front a...

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  • Filed under: Truck, Etc., Ram

Here is a story that should make you feel a little better about modern society. Bryson Rowley, the concerned man in Utah who put himself in danger to stop an out-of-control, joyriding teen, is getting his damaged pickup f...

    Ram truck owner who stopped lawbreaking teen joyride gets truck repaired for free

    Filed under: Truck, Etc., Ram Here is a story that should make you feel a little better about modern society. Bryson Rowley, the concerned man in Utah who put himself in danger to stop an out-of-control, joyriding teen, is getting his damaged pickup f...

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  • Filed under: Truck, Videos, Nissan

It was just yesterday that we were presented with our first teaser image of Nissan's new midsize pickup, ahead of its June 11 debut. Today, we have video of what is most likely the next-generation Frontier.

It does ...

    Nissan teases new pickup again, this time with video

    Filed under: Truck, Videos, Nissan It was just yesterday that we were presented with our first teaser image of Nissan's new midsize pickup, ahead of its June 11 debut. Today, we have video of what is most likely the next-generation Frontier. It does ...

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  • MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH . . . We were so very, very tempted to fill this page with just those words, along some pictures of Volkswagen’s Amarok Power pickup concept. What better way is there to describe a truck with a ridiculous sound system than putting the sound of thumpin’ bass into words? […]

    VW ’Roks Wörthersee Festival with Amarok Power Concept with 5000(!)-Watt Sound System

    MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH, MMM-TSCH . . . We were so very, very tempted to fill this page with just those words, along some pictures of Volkswagen’s Amarok Power pickup concept. What better way is there to describe a truck with a ridiculous sound system than putting the sound of thumpin’ bass into words? […]

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  • 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro First Drive: Toyota Goes Raptor Hunting

    The successful F-150 SVT Raptor was a big gamble on Ford’s part, yet it captured the hearts and minds—and wallets—of dirt-slinging enthusiasts. Keen to place its own wager in the burgeoning segment of factory off-road performance, Toyota and its Toyota Racing Development (TRD) group invited us to Las Vegas to see whether or not the new […]

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  • 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500HD Trucks Gain All Terrain Off-Road Option

    If you’re like us, the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “All Terrain” isn’t a special off-road package for GMC pickups. Call us crazy, but we just think of the tire type—which we suppose would be useful for any GMC truck. Anyway, the All Terrain word association game has a new answer, […]

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  • 2014 Ram 2500 HD Power Wagon: Moving Forward without Going Soft

    Although Jeep will always be the most rugged jewel in Fiat-Chrysler’s crown, few individual nameplates imply go-anywhere ruggedness like “Power Wagon,” which was applied to Dodge pickups from the end of World War II through 1980. After a two-and-a-half-decade hiatus, it returned in 2005 to signify Ram’s toughest 4×4 2500 HD crew-cab truck. To show […]

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