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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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There are crazy builds at SEMA… and then there are crazy builds! There’s no shortage of cash being tossed at vehicles during the SEMA Show, but these trucks and SUVs really push things over the top. Some of these vehicles look like something you’ll see in feature films, like concepts set for the next batch of Bond films or something starring Jason Statham. These are some of the craziest off-road vehicles we saw at this year’s show. Check it out. 

Cummins Diesel Toyota
We love seeing big, powerful engines put in smaller, lightweight vehicles that they weren’t designed for.  This Cummins diesel-powered Toyota pickup is the perfect example.  Looks like it’d be a ton of fun to drive. Check out this Cummins Toyota ripping.

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Fabs Fours has built some wild concept builds in the past, but the Kymera might take the cake. Based on a 2015 Colorado, the truck was one of the many vehicles the company owned that was just sitting in its warehouse. Fab Fours CEO Greg Higgs was struck with an idea for the truck after pushing some oversized tires past it one day. He went back and sketched out his idea… and from there, Kymera was born. 

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Mickey Thompson held a press conference today at the 2016 SEMA Show to formally unveil its new logo and also highlight some new product coming down the pipe. Aside from the new logo, one of the most noteworthy news items is the expansion of the Deegan 38 line with the addition of the new Deegan 38 A/T all-terrain tire.

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Skyjacker and Matchbox partnered on a cool build for this year’s SEMA Show using the new Ford Super Duty F350 as the platform for this Police-inspired tactical truck. Although there’s only one of these trucks currently in existence, Matchbox has actually created a replica version of the 4×4 to commemorate the build.

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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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Mercedes has revealed a new truck concept, teasing the German brand’s future entrant into the world of small pickups.

A teaser sketch of a Ram Power Wagon modified with Mopar product
To tease its concept vehicles and specialty builds, Mopar has unveiled sketches of the vehicles it will have on display at the the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show next week. These Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Chrysler rigs will be on display at the Las Vegas Concention Center next week from November 1-4.

Silverado HD Carhartt Concept
Chevrolet recently unveiled its newest heavy-duty concept truck for the 2016 SEMA Show, a 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept truck built to tackle the toughest jobs.