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Plug-in Hybrid Truck Still Has Hurdles To Jump

It's been a while since we've checked in with ALTe and its plans to convert big work vehicles like the Ford F-150 into plug-in hybrids. So, when we saw a demonstration vehicle sitting outside the San Jose Convention Center at the Plug In 2014 Conference last week, we had to get a closer look. When we did, we realized that it's been quite some time since we've been in a Ride & Drive vehicle that was all beat to heck.

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2014 Detroit Auto Show, 2015 Ford F-150, 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year

Episode #364 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Autoblog Executive Editor Chris Paukert talk about the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Dan interviews Matt O'Leary from Ford about the new 2015 F-150, and we wind up with the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check

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Europe and South America showing losses, but U.S. business bustling

Ford Motor Co. reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings thanks in part to a brisk business the automaker is doing with its Ford Fusion family sedan, which won AOL Autos Car of the Year honors for 2012.

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Ford F-150 crashes into James Feely's pool – Click above to watch the video after the break

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2011 Ford F-150 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Ford F-150 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Now that Ford has decided that Lincoln doesn't really need a truck after all, its up to the F-150 to carry the torch as both the everyman's work truck and a luxury toy hauler for the wealthy. Somehow, it seems to manage its dual roles just fine, as evidenced by these spy shots of a 2011 F-150 Lariat Limited edition.

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A recent report says the 2011 Range Rover (in Europe at least) will be getting a new 4.4-liter V8 diesel engine with 308 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque to replace the current 3.6-liter V8 diesel. When the the current F-150 was launched back in 2008, Ford announced that it would add a diesel V8 to the powertrain lineup in mid-2010. That diesel V8 was rumored to displace about 4.4-liters and at that time, Ford still owned Land Rover and Jaguar. When the economy hit the skids and diesel pr

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It's being reported that the 2011 Range Rover (in Europe at least) will be getting a new diesel engine option to replace the current 3.6-liter V8 diesel. The new engine scheduled to launch this fall is a 4.4-liter V8 with 308 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The diesels currently used by Land Rover (and Jaguar) are produced at the Dagenham engine plant owned by Ford, Jaguar-Land Rover's former parent.

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2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in Blue Flame – Click above for high-res image gallery

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PickupTrucks.com has snagged photos of a Ford F-150 powertrain prototype with a brand new engine under the hood. And if the rumors are to be believed, it's the new 5.0-liter "Coyote" V8 due to debut in 2010.

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2009 Ford F-150 - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2009 Ford F-150 - Click above for high-res image gallery

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