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    First Drive: 2013 Fiat Strada [w/poll]
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    Should Fiat Sell This Tiny Truck In The U.S.? "Niche" is the word of the day. No, this funky, spot-on little pickup from Fiat do Brasil was never designed or destined to put up huge sales numbers in North America, but we think it might fit in perfectly with the niche-loving image of this Italian ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #290
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    Small pickup rumor for Chrysler, IIHS crash avoidance technology report, Jeep Wrangler death wobble Episode #290 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week Chris, Dan, and Zach chat about the zombie-esque rumor of automakers considering a small pickup of some sort, the IIHS report about ...

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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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    Report: Chrysler developing TR Ram Life Style Truck to compete with Honda Ridgeline
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    Does the world need a competitor to the Honda Ridgeline? While sales figures of Honda's half-truck would lead us to believe consumers aren't clamoring for such a vehicle (Honda only sold 16,142 Ridgelines in all of 2010, barely more than the 13,047 Dakotas that Dodge moved), recent reports ...

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    GM reportedly pondering new small truck, return to minivans
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    Chevrolet mid-size pickup patent drawing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre was apparently quite chatty during his visit to the Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, MI this week. In addition to his comments about possibly selling all of GM's ...

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    Report: GM working on new small truck
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    The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon have never exactly been the sales successor to the S10 throne. While the original baby pickup from General Motors sold like Tastykakes at fat camp, the public has never exactly warmed to the newest generation of short beds. That fact has grown even more ...

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    Report: Ram still considering small unibody pickup
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    2008 Dodge Dakota - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler is dropping more hints about an upcoming unibody pickup that would be positioned below the Dodge Dakota. You may recall that first word of the new small truck came back in November when Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler's newly-created ...

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    IIHS crash tests small pickups, majority flunk
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    Click above for more of the IIHS side impact crash tests for small pickupsThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently performed side crash tests for the first time on small pickups. Their sampling included the Toyota Tacoma, Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier and Chevy Colorado. The ...

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    Jim Press: little trucks could be big
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    click above for more pics of the 2002 Dodge M80 ConceptJim Press thinks that there's an emerging market for small, fuel efficient trucks. You know, the kind of trucks his former employer, Toyota, used to build. Press put in 37 years at Toyota, and he saw the evolution of the HiLux into the Tacoma, ...

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    Jeep passes on producing Gladiator concept
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    Though Jeep's lineup will grow to include eight models by year's end, a small pickup based on the Gladiator concept will not be one of them. Introduced at the 2005 Detroit auto show, the Gladiator concept was based on a unique platform though would have likely shared underpinnings with the new Jeep ...

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