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    Official: Volkswagen rocks out with Amarok Power concept at W├Ârthersee
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    This year's Wörthersee Treffen in Austria is packed with interesting concepts like Audi's 525-horsepower A3, Seat's Ibiza Cupster, the Volkswagen GTI Roadster and Skoda Yeti Xtreme, but none of them are quite right for a party, until now. VW's commercial arm is bringing the Amarok Power ...

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    ETC: Ferrari 412 picks up a teak cargo bed
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    While marques like Porsche and Lamborghini having already branched out into SUVs, with Bentley and Maserati soon to follow, Ferrari remains one of the few high-end automakers that refuses, for better or worse, to follow suit. But the boys in Maranello never said anything about a pickup. That's ...

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    Breaking: NHTSA investigating 110,000 Ram 2500s and 3500s, one death alleged
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation focusing on 110,000 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups from model years 2004 to 2006. One death has already been reported, according to NHTSA, due to a potential fault with the clutch interlocks on manual-transmission ...

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    Official: 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD looks ready to hit heavy-duty trails
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    GMC is getting its heavy-duty trucks ready for the mud this summer with its All Terrain package for the Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD. Meant to blend style, tech and ruggedness, the pack includes a lot of extra chrome outside and an off-road package underneath. The 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD trucks ...

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    Official: Optional new GM system won't let you drive without putting your seatbelt on [w/poll]
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    General Motors might be in the middle of a recall crisis, but safety advancements for new cars is still top of mind. In coordination with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Click It or Ticket campaign, the automaker is announcing a new, optional Belt Assurance System on some of its ...

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    Is the auto industry's seemingly endless stream of recalls the new normal?
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    So far in 2014, GM has issued 29 recalls covering approximately 15 million vehicles. In its latest wave of recall announcements this week, General Motors said it would repair nearly a quarter-million vehicles for safety defects that included worn seat belts, worn shift cables, malfunctioning ...

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    Video: Muscle Truck takes on Baja Bug in sandy Roadkill battle
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    Motor Trend's Roadkill series is all about taking relatively unloved vehicles and putting some work into them to make them seriously fun performance machines. If you need your car to be perfect, with shiny chrome and modern amenities, then these creations might not fit your style. Their work is ...

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    Recalls: GM issues four new recalls, 2.4 million cars affected
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    General Motors has announced another set of recalls, covering some 2.42 million cars in the United States. For those keeping track, The General has now recalled over 15 million cars worldwide this year due to various issues. Here's the breakdown for this most recent set of recalls: 1,339,355 ...

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    Report: Ford turns Navistar from truck business customer to rival
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    There is a showdown brewing in the medium-duty truck segment next year as Ford prepares to launch its all-new, in-house engineered 2016 F-650 and F-750. It finally marks the end of the Blue Diamond joint venture between Ford and Navistar and, making the two entities direct competitors instead of ...

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    Video: Mike Ryan drifts a 200,000-pound dump truck
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    Some vehicles are better suited for drifting than others. Light weight, rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission make for a good hoonage platform, but that doesn't mean you couldn't get an all-wheel drive, automatic family sedan like, say, my mom's Passat into a four-wheel drift (which this ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: 1993 Chevy Highlander is a Body Glove-era concept
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    Oh, the early '90s. Gas was cheap; Seinfeld was at its peak, and apparently neon green and purple paint were appropriate for a concept car. The retina-burning Chevrolet Highlander concept is currently for sale on eBay, and it personifies the look of its era perfectly. With a combination of ...

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    Report: GM updating fullsize pickups for 2015
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    As Ford prepares to hit the market with its x-factor, aluminum-intensive F-150 and Ram sales stand tall enough to meet General Motors truck sales eye-to-eye, GM is putting the word out that it's going to add more features to its trucks and do so more regularly. An executive engineer for pickups ...

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    Video: 1947 Chevy rat rod pickup leaves rubber and smoke in its wake
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    Cool comes in multiple flavors. One one hand, we have the sophisticated attraction of svelte design and the efficient use of power. Of course, on the other hand there is the allure of being the bad boy and going against the grain. That is part of the appeal of rat rods. Ideally, they are built ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Ford Raptor spotted wearing aluminum skin
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    Well, look at what we have here. Judging from these spy shots, Ford is indeed working on the next generation of its off-road-ready F-150 Raptor pickup truck. We've made no attempt to hide our appreciation for the Baja-style truck, which combines most of the usability of a fullsize truck with ...

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    Video: Watch a sea plane take off from a truck trailer
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    Some, but not all, sea planes come with wheels in their floats so that they can work on the water or land. But have you ever thought about how a plane without wheels, water or runway would take off? The answer is incredibly cool to watch. The plane is on a little cart at the back of a truck and ...

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    Marchionne: Midsize pickup still not in the cards; Ram 1500, Jeep Wrangler could use aluminum
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    During the Fiat-Chrysler briefings on Tuesday, Reid Bigland, head of Ram Trucks, outlined the new product plans for his brand, including confirmation that an all-new light-duty Ram 1500 will launch in 2017. From there, discussions spun off in two directions, with the main questions being: will ...

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    Report: DOT may mandate speed limiters and 68 mph max for big rigs
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    With the debate about how to fund the US interstate system already raging, there may be another big highway controversy on the horizon. The US Department of Transportation might slow down some of the vehicles on the nation's roads by mandating speed governors on semi trucks. According to ...

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    Official: Ram and Fiat Professional announce plans for new trucks, vans starting in 2015
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    Ram Trucks CEO and President Reid Bigland got his turn among the executives elucidating the near-term futures for brands in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles umbrella, laying out the plans for both Ram trucks and Fiat Professional. After Bigland said that the company "will continue to invest heavily ...

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    Video: Volvo Trucks makes some pretty strong brakes
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    Often dashcam footage from Russia shows some of the worst driving imaginable, but this is an exception. The Volvo truck driver in this video definitely earned himself a drink or two at the end of the day after making it through this potentially horrific crash. As do the folks at Volvo that ...

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    Auctions: Superman-themed Ram Power Wagon hits the block for charity
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    If you were tired of seeing Batman get all the cool cars while your favorite superhero was left to his own considerable devices, you may have been intrigued when Chrysler unveiled a special Ram Power Wagon last summer. Tied in to the premier of Man of Steel, the unique truck packed a blueish-grey ...

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