It looks like the theory behind the creation of full-size hybrid SUVs may not hold water, at least from a marketing perspective. Certainly adding a hybrid drivetrain to a big truck will save more gas for a given number of miles driven than doing the same to a smaller more efficient car. At the same time these vehicles will still use more fuel than a smaller vehicle even at the higher mileage levels they achieve. The pitch from automakers like GM and Chrysler was that some people still need the c
The current GMT920 full-size SUVs from General Motors are very likely to be the last of their kind from the Detroit automaker. Even though new fuel economy standards give the big trucks a break based on their footprint, radical changes are likely for the next-generation models. A fully-equipped Tahoe is well over 5,500lbs and a big part of reducing fuel consumption in the next few years will be weight reduction. One step in that direction will be a shift from the body on frame designs these vehi
It looks like Nissan will be giving its full-size Armada SUV an update for the 2008 model year. While the front end gets refreshened with a new corporate grille sporting two vertical bars that plunge down into a central dip, the real makeover will occur in the interior. A new dash can be seen in these spy shots that drops the current model's chunky design in favor of a more flush center console that borrows some switchgear from Infiniti. No word on when Nissan's going to lower the Armada's rear
Sales of the Toyota Sequoia have been falling fast, with the big Japanese 'ute selling 38-percent less units last month than in June of 2005. With the new Toyota Tundra being readied for production at the company's new truck plant in San Antonio, Texas, there's no better time than now to start thinking about the 2008 Sequoia.