2017 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Night

Consumers Union, an American non-profit organization focused on product testing, is calling for public disclosure of fuel economy estimates for heavy-duty (HD) pickup trucks.

Brembo-Logo-4-27-2017Detroit – Brembo was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31 in Orlando, Florida.

GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the second time Brembo has received the award.

6.6L Duramax Diesel engine being placed in chassis at engine set for GM’s Heavy Duty pickups. General Motors Flint Assembly/UAW Local 598 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: General Motors)

6.6L Duramax Diesel engine being placed in chassis at engine set for GM’s Heavy Duty pickups. General Motors Flint Assembly/UAW Local 598 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: General Motors)

General Motors rolled its 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine off of the line today at its DMAX, Ltd. plant.

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— After using more than 4 million gigabytes of data in 2016, Chevrolet owners in the U.S. with an in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot will now have access to an unlimited prepaid data plan for only $20 per month. It will be available starting March 3, and Chevrolet will offer this groundbreaking plan enabled by AT&T across its entire retail lineup.

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Photo: Gage Skidmore

After a widely publicized sit-down with President Trump, the “Big Three” automotive manufacturers all commented after their meeting at the White House on Tuesday. The discussion’s key agenda was no secret: bring manufacturing back to the U.S. and create more jobs.

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GMC pulled the cover off of its all-new 2018 Terrain, which is packed with new safety features, refinement inside and out and three new turbocharged engines.

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Rear Seat Reminder is a new feature being unveiled on a host of GM vehicles in 2017. This industry-first feature is designed to remind drivers to check the back seat for groceries, pets or kids that could potentially be left in the back seat.

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U.S. sales of mid-size pickup trucks jumped 54 percent in September 2016 to nearly 40,000 units.

While massive year-over-year increases in pickup truck sales can often be attributed to commensurate increases in incentives, as seen with the Ram P/U’s victory over the Chevrolet Silverado in September, mid-size pickup truck buyers are willing to pay big bucks.

Average transaction prices in the Toyota Tacoma-controlled midsize pickup truck segment last month, according to Kelley Blue Book, rose 6 percent compared with September 2015. That was by far the biggest increase for any segment in average transaction prices.

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For the automotive aftermarket, SEMA is all about showing off the latest and greatest gear, and more often than not that comes in the form of vehicle builds around the Las Vegas Convention Center. There’s everything from mild to wild, but there’s also plenty of trucks and SUVs that go so far over the top that they reach a level of absurdity.

That leads us to this collection of trucks. Although fitted with suspension lifts and aftermarket wheels, in spite of the aggressive tires these trucks and Jeeps at the 2016 SEMA Show will live their lives on asphalt and never see the dirt.

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Expanding its All Terrain X models, GMC announced today that the Duramax-powered Sierra HD will be offered for 2017. The Sierra HD All Terrain X will join the Canyon and Sierra 1500 this fall as the third model in the All Terrain X series (see our test of the Duramax Canyon in the ’16 Mid-Size Shootout).