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    Report: 2015 F-150 launch to curb Ford profits?
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    Ford is making a big bet on aluminum with its new 2015 F-150, and it's possible that the decision will hurt the company financially, at least in the short term. After earning a record $8.6 billion in 2013, the Blue Oval does not expect to set another record in 2014. According to Automotive News, ...

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    Report: GM already raising prices on 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups
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    General Motors must be pretty pleased with sales of its two newest pickups, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, as it's announced price hikes for both models, as part of a planned price tweak. Prices will be bumped by as much as $1,500, although weirdly, they'll be offset by as much as ...

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    Report: Pickup prices rising at 2x industry average
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    We've said it before, but bears repeating: Pickup trucks are the financial engines of America's automakers. Good thing, then, that the segment is in rude health – in fact, Automotive News is suggesting that pickup truck sales are arguably healthier than they were pre-recession, even though ...

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    Report: Who sold the most small/midsize pickups in 2012? PickupTrucks.com investigates that, too
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    PickupTrucks.com has taken another look at the sales of its favorite vehicle bodystyle as part of an ongoing series. According to registration data from R.L. Polk, the Toyota Tacoma easily took the crown as America's best-selling mid-sized pickup, with 133,477 units rolling into new homes in ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #313
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    Infiniti model names, new GM trucks, Ford work vans, Hyundai ratted out on economy, Ward's 10 Best Engines Episode #313 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about Infiniti's confusing model name re-jiggering, the 2014 General Motors pickups, ...

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    ETC: GMC dissects the names of its own pickups
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    Ever wondered how the GMC Sierra 1500 got is name? Or why a 1/2-ton pickup can carry almost a 2,000 pound payload? General Motors sets the record straight. For starters, the Sierra name was first used to denote upscale trim packages in the 1970s and '80s. In 1989, the name was applied to all ...

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    Report: GM considering cut in full-size truck production
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    As the price of fuel rises, those shopping for automobiles began to take an even deeper look at their options before plunking down the greenbacks. It's an economics carnival ride that never seems to stop running, and consumers can never stop riding. General Motors has been paying extra attention ...

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    Is Hyundai really considering full-size pickup truck?
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    Is Hyundai about to repeat the mistakes of Toyota and Nissan? PickupTrucks.com reports that Hyundai has been showing off a modified Dodge Ram pickup at some consumer clinics to gauge interest in such a product. This wouldn't be the first time the Koreans have looked down this road. A midsize ...

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    Chicago 2010: Hybrid chassis shows differences between old and new Silverado HD
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    Old and new Chevrolet Silverado HD chassis combined - Click above for high-res image gallery
    No, Chevrolet's new Silverado HD will not be available as a hybrid. The hybrid we're talking about is this chassis on display at the Chicago Auto Show that is constructed of both the previous generation ...

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    PickupTrucks.com calls out decade's 10 most significant trucks
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    2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We love ourselves a good top 10 list, and when talk turns from cars to trucks, there's nobody who's opinion we respect more than the brain-trust behind PickupTrucks.com. That said, we now present the Top 10 Significant ...

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    REPORT: GM kills plans for unibody pickup truck
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    GMC Denali XT concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has reportedly cancel plans for a new unibody mid-sized pickup truck after finding it wouldn't get much better fuel economy than existing body-on-frame designs. In early 2008, GM showed off the GMC Denali XT concept at ...

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    Dodge increases towing capacity of 2010 Ram on paper with no hardware changes
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    To paraphrase – Dodge: "Gosh, the Ram is even better than we thought." That's essentially the explanation given as to why the Ram's maximum towing capacity has been bumped from 9,100 pounds to 10,450 without any apparent hardware changes. Now fully coil-sprung, Chrysler initially said this ...

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    Toyota overtakes Dodge as third best-selling truckmaker in U.S.
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    As we all know by now, auto sales are down, dropping by around 18% in 2008. Pick-ups actually fared worse, posting a decline of 26.5% over the same period. Still, the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado maintained their positions as the two best selling vehicles in the United States, and these two ...

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    First Drive: HUMMER H3T
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    Click above for hi-res gallery of the HUMMER H3TIf HUMMER had a theme song, it'd probably be the Allman Brothers' Whipping Post -- the one that goes "Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel, like I been tied to the whipping post..." The brand has been the go-to effigy when something needs to burn on the ...

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    Spy Shots: VW "Robust" pickup
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    The Volkswagen pickup codenamed "Robust" has been caught testing again, this time in the U.S. They aren't too different from these spy shots, both sets showing that VW is not going for any kind of flash with its newest pickup. At one point, the regular cab version was speculated to have buttresses, ...

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    Toyota under spotlight for possible Tacoma sudden acceleration
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    Audi went through it in the '80s. Jeep went through it a couple years ago. Other makers have been accused of it, and now it's Toyota's turn: the NHTSA is considering investigating Tacoma pickup trucks from 2004-2008 due to claims of unintended acceleration. In one instance, a man said he turned off ...

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    GM jacks up incentives on trucks and SUVs
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    click above image for a high-res gallery of the Chevy Tahoe 2-mode HybridWe've been waiting for General Motors to step up to the plate with its own incentives now that Ford has offered employee pricing on its F-Series trucks and Dodge has offered $2.99 fuel to go along with its various incentives ...

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    World's Fastest Diesel Pickup controversy settled
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    The Great Pickup Controversy has been settled. It was reported last week that the Rocket Ranger, from SPAL USA, crossed the Bonneville Salt Flats at 215.091 miles per hour. In doing so, SPAL claimed it set the top speed world record for a pickup truck. However, back in 2002, Gale Banks ...

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    Canada's eco-Auto program backfiring, pickup sales increase
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    A new program to urge Canadian drivers to downsize to more fuel-efficient vehicles from large gas-guzzling SUVs has had the unwarranted effect of lifting sales of pickup trucks. The new ecoAUTO Rebate Program offers a rebate ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 for people who pick up certain ...

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    Pickuptruck.com concludes 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout... who won?
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    In Parts 1 and 2 of his 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout, Mike Levine and his cohorts from Pickuptruck.com compared the acceleration of gas three-quarter ton and diesel one-ton pickups from Dodge, Chevy/GMC and Ford on flat surfaces, both unloaded and loaded with 10,500-lb trailers. For the third and ...

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