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Fuelled by America’s love for pickups and, arguably, the replacement of vehicles left sodden by this summer’s devastating hurricane season, U.S. truck sales rose last month to their highest level this year.

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Like a loyal warrior fighting the good fight, Nissan’s mid-sized Frontier pickup soldiers on into 2018 mechanically unchanged, though new standard equipment is coming to its base model. 

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Texans love their trucks. In fact, a full 20 percent of the American pickup market is made up of sales to the Lone Star state. A great place, then, for Ram to introduce a couple of Texas-sized trim additions to the Ram lineup.

 

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This is not fake news … but it is news about fakes: A US District Court has made a decision in favor of Omix-ADA, a company who complained of a Chinese company selling copies of their Jeep accessories.

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Alert shutterbugs have give us our first look inside a Ford Ranger prototype caught testing in Colorado, along with a peek under the hood of what appears to be the FX4 off-road model. 

 

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.

Clifford-Mopar-HEMI-KOH-2-9-15Do you enjoy off-road wheeling in California? As James May would say: GREAT NEWS! Legislators have passed two bills which will maintain funding for the state’s Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program.

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Can-Am has released details on all of its new models for 2018. We’ve already shown you the Maverick lineup, so now let’s take a look at the Defender series of workhorses.

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The Bollinger Motors B1, an all-electric off-road truck with gonzo approach and departure angles to accompany its box-it-came-in styling, has moved to the track testing stage.

 

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Most of us have thought about designing our own off-roader, especially if our favorite wheeler has been discontinued. One man, a fan of the departed Land Rover Defender, is setting out to do just that.