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    Report: Hyundai exec admits company studying pickup, no foolin'
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    Automotive News reports Hyundai may be considering jumping into the US pickup market. Lee In-cheol, ice president of international sales, says the company's product planners and engineers are currently trying to determine what size pickup would be best for our market. Currently, the automaker has ...

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    ETC: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado tows in new configurator, microsite
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    Judging by your continued enthusiastic response to configurator notices, dear reader, you enjoy speccing out new cars as much as we do. Better still, there tends to be even more ways to personalize, configure and bloat theoretical MSRPs on full-size trucks as there are with more ordinary ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: 1977 Jeep J20 time capsule
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    Is it just us or has eBay really become, of late, a surprising time capsule of older, barely used automobiles? We've had the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with 83 miles, the 2004 Ferrari Enzo with 175 miles, the 1987 Shelby Lancer with 22 miles, the 1989 Shelby Dakota with 23 miles – none of ...

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    Official: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra debut all-new designs, three new engines
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    General Motors has finally dropped the curtain on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra. Both trucks have undergone substantial revisions with updated versions of the company's 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 engines. In a shot across the bows of both Ford and Chrysler, GM ...

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    ETC: Volvo 850 T5 R pickup conversion is ready for a cool yule
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    There are plenty of ways to get your holiday tree home from the farm, but few are so classy as this Volvo 850 ute. Built in Sweden and shipped to Belgium, the car wears all of the necessary kit to pass as a 850R, and with a turbocharged 2.3-liter five cylinder under the hood, this creation should ...

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    Report: Chrysler to accelerate production of 2013 Ram and V6 engines
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    Chrysler is adding a third shift at its Warren Truck plant to meet demand for the new 2013 Ram pickup. And with tight supplies of its Pentastar V6, the company is also boosting output at its Mack Engine plant. The expansions will add 1,250 jobs and are part of a $238 million investment by ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Titan gets modest updates, priced from $28,820*
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    Those looking for a full-size pickup alternative to what is offered by the American Big Three have two choices; the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan. The latter of the two has received subtle updates for the 2013 model year, and its pricing has been announced. Base MSRP for the 2013 Nissan ...

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    Report: Coral Gables, FL votes to scrap 50-year-old pickup ban
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    For 50 years, residents of Coral Gables, Florida weren't permitted to park pickup trucks in their driveways due to a local ordinance aimed at preserving the community's classy aesthetic. As you may recall, police began enforcing the rule last year by handing out citations with a $100 fine to ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado spied, our best look yet
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    Chevrolet is playing around with the buzz machine for its upcoming 2014 Silverado; showing off just one "spy shot" along with a short press release about the pickup, both on its own media website and on its Facebook page. That's cute and all, but while General Motors is trying to up its social ...

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    Report: Will Ford turn to aluminum for body of next F-150? Maybe.
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    According to The Wall Street Journal, Ford intends to utilize aluminum for the body of its next-generation F-150. In order to meet tightening fuel economy regulations, the WSJ says Ford will turn to the lightweight material, which could cut curb weight by a whopping 700 pounds. Working in tandem ...

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    Report: Truck carrying 23 passengers crashes, 12 dead
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    Eleven people are dead and 12 are injured after a Ford F-250 pickup truck carrying 23 passengers crashed in the southern Texas town of Goliad. First responders were sent to the scene to investigate a single-car crash off of Highway 59, and were shocked to find the sheer number of people in the ...

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    Report: Chrysler VP of product planning sees slot for small pickups
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    "There is a vacuum left in the small pickup category," says Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence for TrueCar.com in a new Detroit Free Press report. And as we all know, the automotive industry abhors a vacuum. Joe Veltri, VP of product planning for Chrysler, sees that vacuum as a ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford F-150 Limited unveiled as range-topping luxury truck
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    The F-150 Limited is back – more powerful, more luxurious and more expensive than any other 2013 F-150. Ford Motor Co. is taking the wraps off the new Limited today in Dearborn. It will feature a unique look, a lush red interior and nearly every bell and whistle Ford can muster, surpassing ...

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    Report: Truck Nuts lead to overnight stay in jail for driver
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    Thankfully, Truck Nuts have proven to be more fad than fashion, but that hasn't stopped a few truck owners from donning the hitch-mounted clock weights. Those who continue to hold their Truck Nuts near and dear should keep in mind that South Carolina law enforcement is having none of it. The ...

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    New York: 2013 Ram 1500 ups the pickup ante with new V6, less weight
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    Ram is out to make both Ford and General Motors sweat with the Auburn Hills automaker's newest pickup, the 2013 1500. Debuting at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the half-ton pickup bows with less weight, an efficient new 3.6-liter V6 option and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Chrysler ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports Top Pickup for 2012 is... the Chevrolet Avalanche?!
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    Four Wheeler magazine named the Ram Power Wagon its 2012 Pickup Truck of the Year, and it's an award that celebrates features we associate with so-called "serious" pickups, like a two-speed transfer case, trail performance and vinyl flooring. But what if you want a Pickup Truck of the Year that's ...

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    Detroit: Smart For-Us brings truckness to the urban jungle
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    The Smart team looked to none other than actor/comedian/SNL-alum Jon Lovitz to introduce its pickup truck concept. We're not sure what is stranger: the other J-Lo at an auto show press conference or a Smart with usable bed space. The Smart For-Us concept features a 75-horsepower electric motor ...

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    Report: Ford F-150 EcoBoost hits 100,000 sales
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    Ford bet big on the combination of light duty pickup trucks and boosted V6 power, and it appears the gamble has paid off. The Detroit News reports that Ford has already reached 100,000 F-150 sales in 2011, just as the automaker promised it would. Overall EcoBoost models accounted for 40 percent ...

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    Report: Mopar pickup kit for Jeep Wrangler a hot seller, coming early
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    Jeep enthusiasts have been asking for a Wrangler pickup for years, and 2011 is the year they finally got their wish – at least in kit form. The only thing that could keep the JK-8 Independence kit from being a success is the $5,499 price, which doesn't include assembly. But it appears that ...

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    Official: GM confirms $275M investment in Ft. Wayne Assembly for next-gen pickups
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    General Motors has announced its final factory investment, a $275 million spend on the Fort Wayne, IN, plant that assembles full-size pickups. Back in May, the General promised it would be spending $2 billion on factory investments over the next year and a half. A series of announcements ...

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