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Plus: Notes On Justin Wilson, The Army's New Tactical Vehicle, And Used Car Prices

We curate the week's events with a focus on the return of the Ford Ranger and other famous car names. Plus, other news and notes from around the industry.

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Ford Ranger May Return To The US, The UK Goes Crazy For Mustang, And Prius Gets New Competition From Hyundai

Ford may bring the Ranger back to the US, the UK goes nuts over the Mustang, and the battle of hybrids heats up with spy shots of the Prius and a new Hyundai. Autoblog's senior editor Greg Migliore reports on the weekly recap edition of Autoblog Minute.

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Ford May Build Ranger At The Michigan Assembly Plant In 2018

Is Ford planning to bring back its midsize Ranger pickup to the US? The Detroit News reports that Ford is planning to build its Ranger Pickup truck at the Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of Ford's plans during its ongoing negotiations with the UAW.

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Ranger, And Even Bronco, Could Be Built At Michigan Assembly Plant

As part of labor negotiations with the UAW, The Detroit News reports that Ford plans to discuss building a new Ranger pickup at the Michigan Assembly Plant after 2018.

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The East Street Railroad Bridge in Westwood, MA, loves to destroy the roofs of truck when drivers think that they can make it under. The span has caught out many inattentive people over the years.

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Edmunds' Q2 2015 Used Vehicle Market Report finds that the average price of a used car has gone up 7.6 percent compared to 2014, to $18,800, driven by pickup trucks and cars eight years old and older.

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Ford has released some fun video footage of the 2017 F-150 Raptor pickup truck testing in the muddy off-road surroundings of Northern Michigan.

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A dump truck driver in Saudi Arabia with his empty bed sticking in the air learns a hard lesson about overhead signage clearance on overpasses.

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Seeing GM's Call And Raising The Stakes

Toyota has encountered, for the first time in several years, real competition in the midsize pickup truck category. Fortunately for the Japanese giant, its 2016 Tacoma is a better truck than ever before.

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Dirt, mud and gravel, steep grades both up and down, huge stacks of boulders and even a deep pit of loose sand all conspire to make a formidable obstacle course for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma in this On Location video.

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No voice over. No host in your face. Nothing but the cars you want to see, in glorious high-definition video. Today's subject is the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition. Enjoy.

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After months of shortages, The Wall Street Journal reports that Ford has chosen Tower International as a second supplier of steel frames for the F-150 pickup.

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Ford Wins Altair Enlighten Award For F-150

Custom Nissan Leaf caught on video in Japan. Shell's plans to dig for Arctic oil. The Ford F-150 has been acknowledged for its lightness. Heavy-duty diesel trucks continue to improve environmental performance.

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Wish the Ford F-150 was a bit sportier? Well, we've got good news. Ford is including a new sport mode in the 2016 model for added sportiness.

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A new report from Reuters reaffirms something we've heard before: GM will use lots of aluminum in its next-generation fullsize pickups. But GM recently launched ads proclaiming steel as the best metal ever. What gives?

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The Flint plant that handles assembly of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra is getting an $877-million investment, primarily for a new body shop. It'll be the last part of the $5.4-billion fund announced in May.

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Chevy has turned its special edition efforts from the full-size Silverado to the mid-size Colorado, offering a pair of unique trims for the LT and Z71 models.

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The new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 performed well in crash testing, but a missing component prompted the IIHS to test another version that didn't hold up quite as well.

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Official details are finally coming out about the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax. The pickup offers 181 hp and 369 lb-ft from its 2.8-liter engine. Prices are $3,730 over a comparable V6, but the diesels come with a load of standard tech.

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A pickup with a turbo V6 might not seem that impressive by today's standards, but in the early 1990s a GMC Syclone like the one in Jay Leno's Garage was king of the American road.

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Daimler believes that it's close to getting permission to begin testing semi-autonomous big rigs on the roads there very soon.

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