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    Official: 2015 Ford F-150 shaves 700 pounds, adds 2.7-liter EcoBoost [w/video]
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    The Ford F-150 is one of the best selling vehicles on the planet. Considering that, one can imagine that when it comes time for a redesign, there are hardly any half measures. For its lucky thirteenth generation, Ford has gone all-in on the single most important vehicle in its portfolio, ...

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    Spy Shots: Hyundai testing Sprinter-style commercial van
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    Commercial vehicle sales are a key component to the success of many automakers, and in its persistent drive to become one of the largest in the world, it's a segment Hyundai can't very well ignore. But while it offers the i800 and H-series vans overseas, it hasn't offered anything bigger than a ...

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    Official: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxis [w/video]
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    In most cities, just about any vehicle can serve as a taxi – so long as it meets the owner/operator's requirements for reliability, comfort and utility. But certain cities have their own unique taxis, and Nissan has been working hard to corner those markets. It has already designed specific ...

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    Report: Uber up in arms over French taxi law delaying pickup times
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    Uber and authorities in France are heading for a bit of a fight following new laws in the country requiring that car services need to wait a minimum of 15 minutes after receiving a pickup request or reservation before they can actually pick up fares. The point of contention here, though, is that ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling Silverado and Sierra HD diesel pickups over fuel gauge follies
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    General Motors is recalling 9,733 of its heavy-duty twins over concerns with their 6.6-liter diesel engines and dual fuel tanks. The recall covers some Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups from model years 2012 and 2013, although the exact dates that the recalled trucks were built ...

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    Report: NYC's new mayor to replace Central Park horse carriages with EVs [w/poll]
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    In his dozen years in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did his best to cut down on traffic congestion and spearheaded the conversion of the city's taxi fleet to hybrids. But his successor is out to eliminate another kind of vehicle – the horse-drawn carriage – from the ...

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    Review: 2013 Nissan NV200
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    Moving is not fun. On the scale of adult activities, it ranks somewhere between taxes and jury duty. Boxes need to be loaded, furniture needs to be lifted and the entire affair is typically fueled by a combination of pizza, beer and pain killers (a combo my friends affectionately refer to as ...

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    Official: Willie bus concept turns walls into transparent LCD screens [w/video]
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    A rather clever mass-transit concept with a silly sounding name, the "Willie" bus by designer Tad Orlowski is intended to "transform city landscapes." With nothing displayed on the side-elevation transparent LCD screens, there's not much differentiating the Willie from a traditional bus - except ...

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    Report: Next Ford F-150 delayed for aluminum body panel issues?
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    The timetable for next-generation Ford F-150 may be in trouble if a report from The Truth About Cars is true. The next F-150 is slated to make extensive use of weight-saving aluminum in its body, but the aluminum alloy provided by suppliers hasn't met Ford's requirements in the earliest phases of ...

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    Official: 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]
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    The 2014 North American International Auto Show is right around the corner, which means it's high time we find out which cars and trucks have become finalists for the prestigious North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. The finalists – three in cars and three in three ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter gets 4x4 variant for all-weather deliveries [w/videos]
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    I spend a lot of time trying to convince my friends and colleagues that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the world's most perfect vehicle. Basically – in my eyes anyway – there is nothing it cannot do, and do well. And that point figures to be more true now that Daimler has introduced ...

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    Report: VW's Browning says Amarok could be sold in US if Chicken Tax is repealed
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    If the 50-year-old Chicken Tax were repealed, there would undoubtedly be an influx of foreign-made light trucks and vans available in the US. In addition to imported midsize trucks like the global Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton, this would also leave the door open for Volkswagen to someday ...

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    Official: Ram 1500 Motor Trend's first back-to-back Truck Of The Year
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    For the first time ever, Motor Trend has named a back-to-back winner of its Truck of the Year competition, handing the crown to last year's winner, the Ram 1500. Ram's entry to the pickup battle bested a range of new or heavily improved models, including its big brothers, the Ram Heavy Duty and ...

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    Official: Ram confirms Fiat Doblo-based ProMaster City for North America
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    As Sergio Marchionne flies back and forth between Turin and Auburn Hills, he doesn't just bring Chryslers back with him to Italy to sell as Lancias. He also brings Fiat products to sell Stateside under various Chrysler labels, chief among them Ram. The former Dodge truck brand launched the Fiat ...

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    Recalls: Nissan NV200 recalled over wiring harness
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    The Nissan NV200, the van that's meant to act as the backbone of the New York City taxi fleet, is being recalled. Compared to some of the recalls we've seen this year, the 2,529 NV200s needing repairs is not a particularly huge deal – but try telling that to their inconvenienced owners and ...

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    Tokyo: Mitsubishi Fuso targets female truckers with pink polka dot Canter
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    We take it for granted that women can enter just about any career they want now. But there are still countless occupations where females are underrepresented. You don't see too many women truckers, for example – particularly in a country that's still as deeply traditional as Japan. But ...

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    Los Angeles: West coast beaches inspired this 2015 Chevrolet Colorado lifeguard truck
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    The 2015 Colorado represents Chevrolet's return to the midsize pickup segment in the US, and the automaker wants it to be known for its versatility, which is the reason why the beach patrol vehicle on display at the LA Auto Show was built. West Coast beaches inspired the yellow-and-red lifeguard ...

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    Official: 2014 Ford Transit Connect configurator fires up for the whole family
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    The second-generation Ford Transit Connect is almost upon us, and to get work- and family-oriented customers ready for the new model, Ford has launched a configurator for both van and wagon versions. Both body styles will go on sale early next year with the base TC Van starting at $22,000, but ...

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    Official: Honda announces UNI-CUB β personal mobility device
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    Honda has announced what can be considered version 2.0 of its Uni-Cub personal mobility device released last year, the Uni-Cub β, which features a small list of improvements to make it safer and easier to use. It'll be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The Segway-like electric ...

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    Video: Watch these hyper-realistic R/C tractors farm a mini field
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    As a teenager, I was obsessed with radio-controlled cars, which led to my purchase of a Team Associated RC10T3 and a Team Losi XXX buggy (remember those?). The fun of owning them was their ability to drive over almost any surface and, crucially, launch off jumps to dizzying heights. But ...

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