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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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    Report: Nissan to remain "patient" with Titan full-size truck
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    The Nissan Titan is being redesigned for 2014, and if we're to take the Nissan America's chairman at his word, another new one will be in the pipeline after that. Colin Dodge tells Automotive News, "We're going to need two or three cycles to be as professional as the people who have been doing it ...

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    Report: Factory-built Jeep pickup "at least four years away," still not confirmed
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    For those of you patiently waiting for a production Jeep pickup that you can pick up at your local dealership, we have bad news. Automotive News is quoting Jeep CEO Michael Manley as saying it won't be happening anytime soon. "It is too late in Wrangler's product cycle to add a pickup. The 2015 ...

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    Official: Fiat Doblo gets a dropside Work Up
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    Where Americans use pickup trucks, Europeans typically use cargo vans. But even on the other side of the Atlantic, some things just won't fit inside a van. For just those occasions, Fiat Professional has come out with the Doblo Work Up. Based on the Doblo cargo van, the Doblo Work Up features a ...

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    Video: Ford vs. Chevrolet monster truck tug-of-war is a fight to the finish
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    Is there any automotive rivalry burned into the American psyche as deeply as Ford versus Chevrolet? We don't think so. Those whose blood runs blue would never dream of piloting anything wearing a Bowtie, and vice-versa. This being the case, it doesn't surprise us in the least that Adam, a Ford ...

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    Rumormill: Next Honda CR-V to spawn compact pickup?
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    The Honda Ridgeline is dead! Long live the Honda Ridgeline! Despite a coming refresh for the 2012 model year, Honda has been widely reported as planning to send its unibody Ridgeline down the same road as its Element and S2000 after 2013. Even if that's true, that doesn't necessarily mean the ...

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    What would a BMW X5 pickup look like?
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    There are no pickup trucks in the BMW lineup, save for one very special M3. But, dare we ask, what would a real Bimmer truck look like? Automotive manipulator Theophilus Chin was curious, so he fired up his favorite photo editing software and created the beast you see here. Behold, the X5 ...

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    Report: Custom 1956 Bentley S1 ute up for charity auction in Australia
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    Bentley and Bugatti may be under common ownership these days, but back in the day, they were bitter rivals. That rivalry lead one Ettore Bugatti to deride his English competition as "the world's fastest lorries" (the British term for commercial trucks). He was speaking figuratively, because ...

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    Report: Jeep pickup put on the backburner
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    If you've been saving your pennies in anticipation of the upcoming pickup truck from Jeep, get ready to wait a little longer. According to PickupTrucks.com, Jeep CEO Mike Manley has said that resources at Chrysler are all tied up in other projects at the moment. With the full brunt of the ...

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    Upset Detroit woman tears down own home with pickup truck
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    For those of you with a string of leased homes or apartments in your past, you probably know how trying a rental experience can sometimes be. Leaky faucets, recalcitrant appliances and squeaky ceiling fans are bad enough, but if you've got a difficult landlord, these sorts of everyday problems ...

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    Officially Official: 420-HP BMW M3 Pickup hauls ass, nearly 1,000 pounds
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    It's the First of April and the fun has officially begun here in Munich. BMW has officially taken the wraps off the M3 pickup after our spy shooters caught it running the 'Ring late last month. And as we exclusively revealed, it's the Bavarians' idea of an April Fools prank. However, that ...

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    Ford Ranger Wildtrak making global debut in Geneva
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    2011 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford is bringing its grown-up Ranger to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Making its world debut is the Ranger Wildtrak, Ford's top-of-the-range pickup packed with premium tech features. The full list of toys has not yet been ...

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