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    Recalls: GM recall woes continue with 662,000 pickup trucks and Cruze sedans [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: This story has been amended from its originally published version to include new information including a Cruze recall press release and a quote from General Motors. General Motors can't seem to get its name out of the "bad news" column. Two more recalls were announced late Friday evening ...

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    Driven To Work: Snowplow Driver
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    Driven To Work is a new Autoblog series exploring the vehicles that do the work of the world and telling the stories of the people who operate them. 2014 found us a nation obsessed with winter. The first Polar Vortex – a thing non-meteorologists had never heard of until this year – ...

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    Confirmed: Ram 1500 to get Pentastar V6 option in top-shelf models
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    Ram has seen such positive customer feedback from its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission in the Ram 1500 that it's bringing the powertrain upmarket, and it's now going to be available in truck's Laramie trim level (Laramie Limited pictured above). The new ...

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    Video: Freightliner goes all Gymkhana drifty on us, finishes with big jump
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    So, it's a safe bet that the following video is the craziest thing you'll see all day. Maybe this week, and quite possibly, this month. It stars, in no particular order, a drifting Freightliner semi driven by Pikes Peak champ Mike Ryan, a dock worker/stuntman being pulled behind said semi, a Ford ...

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    Video: Mattress knocks man off bicycle, cushions the blow
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    Frequent cyclists know that cars are among of the biggest dangers on the road. Many of drivers aren't very good at sharing the road, and that's exactly the case with this pickup driver. To make matters worse, its payload isn't even properly strapped down. However, that might have saved this ...

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    Video: GM AGL-4 takes Chevy Corvair drivetrain to new levels
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    Suspended in dark, grainy newsreel footage like the Florida Skunk Ape or a Kraken, we know this creature actually existed even if no one seems to know where it is now. Developed by the General Motors Defense Research Laboratory in Santa Barbara, California as a Chevrolet Corvair-powered ...

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    Report: Experts wonder if aluminum F-150 gives Ford a real advantage
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    There's no doubt that Ford is taking a risk in producing the body of its upcoming new F-150 pickup truck in aluminum. What is up for debate, however, is whether aluminum was a wise risk to take in the first place. Wards Auto took the opportunity to poll some experts on the subject of aluminum ...

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    Read This: Ram/Jeep Ecodiesel engine has Maserati roots
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    The 3.0L turbodiesel V6 in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earned a slot on Ward's Automotive 2014 10 Best Engines for its power, fuel economy and refinement. In a piece looking at how Fiat subsidiary VM Motor developed the engine, Ward's also makes note of the fact that the same lump goes in diesel ...

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    Report: Toyota asking NHTSA for waiver on 206K vehicles
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    Toyota has filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for a waiver to avoid recalling about 206,271 2012–2014 Camry, Avalon, Corolla, Sienna, Tundra and Tacoma vehicles, some of its most popular models. The affected vehicles contain seat heaters that ...

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    Report: Truckmakers squabbling over who can sell Jimmy Fallon a pickup
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    Snagging a celebrity endorsement is a big deal for automakers, as evidenced by the recent efforts of the Detroit Three to try and woo The Tonight Show's newest host, Jimmy Fallon, into one of their trucks. After announcing during Wednesday night's show that he was in the market for a pickup ...

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    Geneva: Volkswagen says US pickup is back on the table
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    Volkswagen doesn't normally consider General Motors to be a prime competitor in the US, but it's keeping a keen eye on the company's new midsize pickup models, eager to see how they perform in the market. That's because the German automaker is reevaluating its truck strategy, and it's closely ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty is class-leading once again
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    Time for everyone to feign surprise – Ford has just announced that it has the increased horsepower and torque levels of its 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine for 2015. As you'd expect, the Blue Oval is claiming class-leading figures of 440 hp (up from 400) and 860 pound-feet (up ...

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    Official: Ford F-150 King Ranch celebrates 'history and authenticity' for 2015 [w/video]
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    What's life like on an authentic Texas ranch? We honestly have no idea, having never lived on such a ranch, but we imagine it requires lots of hard work, grit and determination to keep all 825,000 acres – that's larger than the state of Rhode Island – of the King Ranch in Texas under ...

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    ETC: Ram Truck digs in with Laramie Longhorn-inspired Case backhoe
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    Some combinations seem natural immediately like chocolate and peanut butter, but others take a little more consideration before they begin make sense. That is exactly the situation with the new partnership between Ram and heavy equipment-maker Case to build a one-of-a-kind Ram 3500 with a ...

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    Official: Ford unveils all-new 2016 F-650 and F-750 at NTEA
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    Medium-duty work trucks might not be the most exciting vehicles, but they perform necessary jobs everyday. Ford is in the process of a complete refresh of its entire commercial vehicle lineup over the next 18 months, and it is debuting the all-new versions of its F-650 and F-750 trucks at the ...

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    Report: Barclays: GM suffering 'least successful large pickup launch over the last 15 years'
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    General Motors has really taken it on the chin this week with the recall of over 1.3-million cars and a separate potential safety issue found in over 200,000 of its 2014 pickups. Things aren't getting any better, because now questions are being raised about the early sales success of its new ...

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    Report: Ford moving medium-duty F-Series production from Mexico to Ohio
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    A few more Ford trucks will be built in the US in the near future with news that production of the F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will move from Mexico to Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, OH. Ford hasn't confirmed a precise timeline for the move, but The Detroit News claims the Blue ...

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    Report: 2016 Nissan Titan coming to 2015 Detroit Auto Show
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    The Titan has continued to sit in a corner of Nissan's front yard, taken out on occasion but largely unloved, the same way you see a project truck in a neighbor's driveway that makes you wonder, "Are they ever going to do anything with that?" The fullsize pickup made the news about six months ago ...

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    Official: Ford celebrating 80 years of Aussie utes as it prepares to shutter Oz manufacturing
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    Ford is ending Australian production after 90 years in 2016, and with it may go perhaps the most iconic vehicles in its auto market – the ute. Car-based pickup trucks like the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino were always more of a curiosity than a true market force here, but in ...

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    Review: 2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 4x4
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    The Toyota Tundra is the automotive version of off-brand Cheerios: it doesn't dominate the market, and it's not the first model people think of when they hear the term "pickup truck." Ford, General Motors and Ram dominate the segment with vehicles that offer ridiculous levels of towing and ...

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