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The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass isn’t exactly a hard-core off-roader. That said, the crossover Compass, at least in Trailhawk form, is a Trail Rated Jeep that can tackle some beginning to moderate trails – and that’s a lot more than pretty much any other crossover on the market can say.

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SANTA ANA, CA
– Baseball’s back and so is Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) longtime sponsorship of the Los Angeles Angels. This is the eighth consecutive season in which YTC is a sponsor of the American League West team.

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Nissan is amped about the emerging battle going on in the midsize pickup truck market, a segment that it’s been in for years.

But the recent activity in the segment with the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and updated Toyota Tacoma has spilled to the Nissan Frontier as well, with its sales increasing by 47 percent last year.

Duane-Taylor-NOHVCC-4-15-2017GREAT FALLS, MT — The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) today announced the appointment of Duane Taylor as its executive director, effective June 1. Taylor replaces Russ Ehnes, who is retiring from that position after nearly two decades.

“I am excited about this new opportunity,” said Taylor. “I have worked extensively with NOHVCC over the past 12 years while representing the powersports industry, and I have a great deal of passion for its mission. I am prepared to build on its successes, and continue its key initiatives, while working to expand its reach, scope and effectiveness.”

BFGoodrich-THUMB-Outstanding-Trails-New-4-1-15GREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich Tires builds tires for any adventure, including those that take drivers off their daily roadways. Through its Outstanding Trails program that promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving, BFGoodrich Tires will once again award grants of $4,000 each to four qualified and passionate off-road clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants to continue local efforts that preserve and protect their hometown trails.

In its 12th year, BFGoodrich once again offers Outstanding Trails in association with 4 Wheel Parts as presenting sponsor of this year’s program. 4 Wheel Parts will promote the program and provide a critical outreach extension to four-wheel-drive clubs across North America.

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CRANDON, WI
– After a record year in 2016, this season off-road racing’s “Big House” is getting even bigger.

Bestop CEO John Larson creeps down a ledge on Strike Ravine in Area BFE.

Bestop CEO John Larson creeps down a ledge on Strike Ravine in Area BFE.

It’s not everyday you get to hop in the passenger seat of a living legend’s Jeep, but that’s what happened when I grabbed a ride in Off-Road Hall of Fame member Curt LeDuc’s Skyjacker JK today at the Bestop trail run at Area BFE. It was a very full house today at Area BFE, as multiple trail runs were scheduled for the off-road park just outside Moab. Luckily for us, Bestop invited us to join their run and we were the first on the trail.

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Toyota decided to end the run of the FJ Cruiser back in 2014. Even since, Toyota enthusiasts have been waiting to see if a replacement comes down the pipe. The future FJ could be what Toyota showed off today at the New York Auto Show, as it unveiled its new Toyota FT-4X Concept. Then again, it may not be the successor to the FJ Cruiser at all.

The Jeep Safari concept is one of the coolest vehicles at this year's Easter Jeep Safari.

The Jeep Safari concept is one of the coolest vehicles at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari.

The JK Wrangler has had a solid run, but with the JL coming down the pipe next year that run is just about over. The Jeep crew is sending the JK out in style at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, and one of the coolest concepts at the 51st running of the event is the Jeep Safari concept.

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Ram announced a new Ram truck option that truck lovers and off-road enthusiasts will appreciate this week at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Actually, Ram unveiled two new trucks, the Rebel Blue Streak and the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport, but it’s the Rebel that has appeal for off-roaders.