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    Video: Watch this Land Rover Discovery get its frame swapped in four minutes
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    Body-on-frame vehicles are becoming increasingly rare in the modern automotive landscape. The weight savings supplied by a monocoque chassis design have meant that framed cars basically only exist today in the world of pickup trucks and large SUVs. However, they do offer one huge advantage over ...

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    Report: Toyota reaffirms commitment to body-on-frame SUVs
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    Toyota sold 121,055 Highlander CUVs in 2012, according to Automotive News. By comparison, it sold 78,457 examples of four different body-on-frame, truck-based SUVs (4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia and Land Cruiser). One could argue then, that the traditional SUVs aren't pulling their weight from a ...

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    Report: Nissan Xterra to continue as traditional SUV
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    Nissan has good news for anyone weeping about the fact that the 2013 Pathfinder has abandoned its body-on-frame ways. The company isn't completely ditching legitimate SUVs for the crossover crowd. According to Car and Driver, the Nissan Xterra will continue to shun a unibody design for the ...

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    Detroit 2008: Kia Borrego arrives at the wrong time
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    click above for more high-res live shots of the 2009 Kia BorregoPerhaps the biggest news about the Kia Borrego is that it marks the introduction of a V8 to the Korean automaker's powertrain arsenal. On the other hand, maybe we're just power-addled. Lobbing an entry into the midsize-SUV arena, Kia ...

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    Trailblazer may blaze its last trail ahead of HUMMER replacement
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    Analyst Rebecca Lindland from Global Insight Inc. is going on the record saying it's likely General Motors will cancel the Trailblazer (SS model shown) after the current model ends its run around 2010. Its replacement would emerge in the form of the Hummer H4, which would fill the role of GM's ...

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    Cadillac Escalade leading charge as gas guzzlers flourishing despite fuel prices?
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    Despite all the carping about gasoline prices these days, sales of Cadillac's new Escalade and their ilk are boomin' louder than the gigawatt stereos they often house. So says MSNBC, which points out that despite post-Katrina price shocks and media outlets trumpeting hybrids and new small car ...

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