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    Official: Ford Transit customs ready to work for SEMA
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    Ford's booth at the SEMA Show this year looks to have two, big themes. The Blue Oval is bringing over a dozen takes on the 2015 Mustang to the event, and it's now also announcing five customized versions on the 2015 Transit to join the modded pony cars. Each of the vans shows off a different use ...

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    Recalls: FCA recalling 33k vans and SUVs for TPMS problems in two campaigns
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is issuing two, separate recalls covering a total of 33,443 examples in the US of the 2014 Ram ProMaster, 2014 Jeep Wrangler, 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2014 Chrysler Town & Country because of potential problems with the tire pressure monitoring system in the ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 382k Ram HD diesel pickups, 184k SUVs
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    Between GM's ignition switches and Takata's airbags, it's been a big year for recalls, but they keep rolling in. The latest comes from Chrysler, which has announced a pair of recalls for certain heavy-duty pickups and SUVs. The first issue revolves around the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine ...

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    Official: Chevy City Express headed for dealers
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    With competition coming from the Ford Transit Connect, it's high time Chevrolet got in on the compact hauling action and took the fight to its cross-town rival... and it's doing so with a little help from Nissan. The Chevy City Express, a badge-engineered Nissan NV200, is now arriving at dealers, ...

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    Report: Mercedes moving some Sprinter production to North America
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    If you look at the Sprinter and wonder how Mercedes-Benz can possibly compete against locally produced commercial vehicles with a model built in Germany and shipped over the Atlantic, you're not alone. In fact, in order to mitigate the tariffs (but at the cost of added logistical expense), ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.7.14
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    Top Torque-to-Weight Ratios examined You want torque? Good. We've got torque. From tiny turbocharged four-cylinder engines through V8 muscle and sports cars and straight on through to the biggest turbodiesel mills you can buy in American today without a CDL, we've taken a close look at the cars ...

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    Video: What happens when an S63 AMG Coupe hooks up with one of Mercedes' big rigs?
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    The folks in the ad department for Mercedes-Benz in Europe were certainly being creative when they came up with the company's latest commercial. The bizarre spot is simultaneously an ode to that Patrick Swayze classic Dirty Dancing, a favorite of mom's everywhere, while also being weirdly ...

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    Recalls: Ram recalling over 43k Promaster and C/V Tradesman vans for separate issues
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    Ram has announced that it will be recalling over 43,000 vehicles as part of a pair of campaigns targeting its two main cargo haulers, the ProMaster and C/V Tradesman. In the case of its newer offering, the 2014 ProMaster, 21,470 vehicles are being recalled so that Ram dealers can replace the ...

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    Featured: Top torque-to-weight ratios under $100k, $50k and $25k [UPDATE]
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    Horsepower may steal a lot of headlines, but the always-more-complex torque figure is often a critical one for both the workingman and the motoring playboy. The measure of rotational force is a function of horsepower and engine rpm, and it's also the twist that can liquefy one's tires or haul ...

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    Translogic: Translogic 160: Detroit Bus Company
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    We've all heard the stories of Detroit's stretched city services failing its residents, but we hear less about the residents who have stepped up to fill the gaps for their community. Meet Andy Didorosi, the 27-year-old founder of The Detroit Bus Company. Andy's colorful, graffiti-art-covered ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford F-150 claims segment's best payload, towing ratings
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    While we are set to drive the new, 2015 Ford F-150 in the coming days, there's a big piece of news on the latest-generation of the Blue Oval's bread-and-butter pickup coming out of Dearborn, and it focuses on the truck's hauling and towing abilities. The new F-150 will have a maximum payload of ...

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    Official: Hyundai HG350 ready to take on Europe's Transits and Sprinters
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    Here in North America, Hyundai has been historically known as a purveyor of affordable, content-laden everyday cars and crossovers. More recently, it's also been pushing upmarket and attempting to gain respect for its sporting joneses. In other parts of the world, however, the Korean automaker is ...

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    Official: Fiat Doblo Cargo is an Italian Ram Promaster City
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    Meet the new Fiat Doblò Cargo, the Italian cousin of the recently debuted Ram ProMaster City. As part of the Fiat Professional line, we wouldn't count on seeing this one on US shores, but as Fiat Chrysler's compact cargo entry in Europe, expect to see plenty of the mini haulers across the ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford F-150 configurator is ready to go to work
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    Ford is inching towards the on-sale date for the eagerly anticipated, aluminum F-150 pickup. While we're preparing to drive the new truck (expect our take on it sooner rather than later), the best-seller has reached another, albeit more minor, milestone as its online configurator has officially ...

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    Video: Volvo pranks newest valet on the Italian Riviera
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    Being a valet on the Italian Riviera seems like a pretty sweet gig for a young guy. Not only do you get to watch beautiful people coming and going all day and night, but there's the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a plethora of exotic sports cars. Of course, being responsible for those ...

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    Official: Mercedes Future Truck 2025 envisions self-driving big rigs [w/video]
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    Want to see what a long-haul truck will look like ten years from now? Well Mercedes-Benz wants to show it to you, and to that end has unveiled the concept truck you see here. Called the Future Truck 2025, the concept big-rig is being showcased this week at the International Commercial Vehicles ...

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    Official: Volkswagen unveils Tristar truck concept in Hannover
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    Pickups may not be the first type of vehicle you associate with Volkswagen, but the German automaker does make a handful – even if they aren't available in the US. There's the Amarok we recently drove in the UK and the new Saveiro recently revealed in Brazil. And at the International ...

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    Official: Meet Sparky, Nissan's Leaf-based, Frontier-bedded EV parts hauler [w/video]
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    For many enthusiasts, the concept of the ute – a car with a pickup bed – is somehow irresistibly appealing. On paper, it promises the marriage of a truck's utility and a car's superior driving dynamics, and for that reason alone, we'd love to see more of them. Yet while other parts of ...

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    Official: Toyota U-squared urban utility concept inspired by Maker Faire [w/video]
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    There's a quiet revolution happening in US cities. People want to mix an urban lifestyle with a connection to nature and appreciation for craftsmanship. The result of all of this is folks pursuing things as varied as urban farming, home brewing and the whole maker movement. Toyota thinks it has ...

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    Official: Chevy Colorado configurator goes live as GM touts fuel efficiency
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    While the news of today is destined to be dominated by a certain plucky Japanese roadster, props to Chevrolet and GMC for announcing its own significant bit of news about their newest pickup twins, the midsize Colorado and Canyon. The two GM-owned brands announced that the twins' 3.6-liter V6 ...

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