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AM General-made H1 gets stripped down and completely rebuilt

It's an AM General-made H1 stripped down and completely rebuilt.

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Two engine options, plus a turbo-diesel coming in early 2019

Two engine options, plus a turbo-diesel coming in 2019.

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Putin built the $3.6 billion bridge in defiance of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is fond of activities that accentuate his manliness, like bare-chested horseback riding, not-bare-chested polar exploration, and promoting the Russian limousine and wicked-looking armored car industries. Now he has taken on the role of trucker to unveil a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula.

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It follows a fire last week at a factory that supplies instrument panels

Ford Motor Co. says it will halt production of its top-selling F-150 and Super Duty pickup trucks at several of its U.S. plants where they are built following a fire at a plant in Michigan that produces instrument panels.

This is the type of traffic jam anyone could love

Sometimes it really pays to get to work on-time. That was the case Wednesday morning, when a Brinks truck showered commuters in Indianapolis with approximately $600,000 dollars in cash. The incident occurred when a rear door opened as the truck was traveling on Interstate 70. According to this report, bags and bundles of money, along with loose bills, came showering out of the truck before it could come a stop.

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Making room for the forthcoming Wrangler pickup

After more than 2.1 million models made since production began in 2006, a white 2018 Wrangler JK Rubicon Unlimited rolled off the line Friday at FCA's plant in Toledo, Ohio, as the last of its kind and as factory employees snapped photos. Fiat Chrysler is planning to retool the U.S. Toledo Supplier Park plant for an all-new Jeep pickup truck for launch in the first half of 2019. The final Wrangler JK will become one of the Jeep brand's show properties.

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Sterling Heights Assembly is running two shifts, seven days a week

Fiat Chrysler is spending more than $300 million to fix production issues with the new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup as the plant where it's built is running below capacity and suppliers reportedly struggle to keep up with building it and the 2018 version simultaneously.

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Here’s how to choose the right vehicle for the job.

You've got stuff to move: toys or gear for work. It could be a fishing boat, a utility trailer, or a load of gravel for the work site. If you work for a large company, the vehicle you use to do these things for work might be a fleet truck, in which case unless you're the fleet manager you won't have much of a say in what you drive. But if you're self-employed or buying a vehicle for personal use, the range of choices can be nearly overwhelming. There are vans, midsize pickups, SUVs, and full-siz

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It gets three ridiculously minor updates for 2019

Ford's announcement that it will stop investing in its lineup of sedans in North America and instead fill out its portfolio with more trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles raises the question of what crosstown rival GM will do with its own fleet of cars. Or maybe, when it will do it. And by "it," we don't mean, "invest heavily in a new generation."

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A raised suspension, beefier tires and fender flares for off-roading

Roush Performance has launched the 2018 Roush Super Duty F-250, an aggressive off-road truck that adds upgraded, raised suspension, beefier wheels with all-terrain tires and other features to the Ford base model. Roush says it's the first time it has entered the Super Duty market.

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And the name is 10/10

Humdinga is an amphibious truck that transitions from land to water or back again in only 5 seconds. Biggs Amphibians created Humdinga to respond quickly to emergency situations or for recreational use. Humdinga isn't the only amphibious vehicle at out there, but it's sure one cool looking vehicle to ride. Learn more at gibbsamphibians.com Transcript: Own the land and the sea with this truck. Humdinga is an amphibious truck that can transition from land to water or back again in only 5 seconds.

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The vehicles could roll when put into park

Ford is issuing two separate safety recalls to fix mechanical issues affecting control of the transmissions on certain 2017 and 2018 models. The automaker says it's aware of one reported accident with an injury related to the the first and largest recall.

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The latest in a depressing dirge for cars amid SUV and trucks craze

These are grim times for car sales in the United States as crossovers, SUVs and pickups command the attention of buyers, and now a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that General Motors and Ford are both planning to axe slow-selling nameplates from their lineups.

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New AT4 configuration will be soon offered on all GMC trucks and SUVs

The 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 blends off-road hardware into a modern, thoroughly updated pickup truck that doesn't skimp on power, luxury, or safety equipment. From its higher suspension setup and available carbon-fiber cargo bed, to the new MultiPro tailgate that debuts on 2019 model year Chevy and GMC trucks, the Sierra AT4 is a direct shot across the bow — or cargo beds, if you prefer — of staunch rivals like the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra.

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Upgraded suspension, a new 4Runner roof rack and a Tacoma snorkel.

Upgraded suspension, a new 4Runner roof rack and a snorkel for the Tacoma.

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After months of teasers and a bunch of speculation, the new Ford Ranger Raptor was finally revealed in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor looks just like a small-scale version of the F-150 Raptor. Up front, the Ranger Raptor replaces the blue oval on the grille with “Ford” in big block letters. No word yet on whether or not the Ranger Raptor will come to the U.S. Transcript: Ford Ranger Raptor revealed: The new Ford Ranger Raptor has been revealed in Bangkok, Thailand. Just week

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After several years studying abroad, the Ford Ranger is finally coming home to the States, more capable and more refined than ever. This isn't just a rehash of the same old formula. Ford is bringing the midsize Ranger sold in the rest of the world since 2011 to us. Since the return was announced last year, there's been a ton of speculation about the truck. Well, here it is in all its glory. (Meanwhile, we couldn't wait for the new Ford Ranger, so we went to New Zealand to drive one.)

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The Ram is all new for 2018. The 1500 will come in two engine versions, a 3.6-liter V6 and a 5.7-liter V8. An eTorque system will add an extra 90 pound-feet of torque in the V6 and 130 in the V8. And it will get a massive 12-inch touchscreen. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/

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No camo. Nothing blacked out. Leak comes just days before Jan. 15 unveil.

It's our best look yet at the redesigned full-size pickup.

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Both would presumably follow the electric semi and next-gen Roadster.

Musk hinted the new truck might be bigger than an F-150 'to account for a really gamechanging feature.'