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TRD, the Toyota Racing Development division for the company, just unveiled the details on the vehicles it will have on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

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Minneapolis – Team RZR kept the winning momentum going at the first Best in the Desert (BITD) race of 2017, the UTV Winter Nationals in Parker, Ariz. Cool, wet weather made for a fast course, devoid of the typical desert dust, and Polaris Factory racers came out of the gate gunning for the lead.

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– Baja Designs OnX6 light bar systems from “The Scientists of Lighting” offer several levels of high-performance lighting, which establish new standards for off-road lighting.

Off-road Suspension whoops
This video perfectly illustrates how off-road suspension is supposed to work when it is properly tuned. Notice how little the driver and passenger are moving about in the cab. This is what great off-road suspension is supposed to look like!

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has released a statement and its CEO has spoken after being accused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for using emissions cheating software.

Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert reported this morning that Director Casey Folks has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Below is the press release sent out this morning.

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God Speed Casey
Rest in Peace

With a sad heart, Best in the Desert announces the passing of our leader on January 12, 2017. Casey Folks suffered a massive stroke on the morning of January 7th in Parker, Arizona. He was doing what he loved, living his passion for off-road racing, getting ready to drop the flag on the latest UTV race event.  He was rushed to a hospital and transported by air to Las Vegas for care. Despite efforts by the best doctors in Las Vegas, Casey succumbed to the effect of a stroke this morning.

FCA-Logo-6-21-16January 12, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US is disappointed that the EPA has chosen to issue a notice of violation with respect to the emissions control technology employed in the company’s 2014-16 model year light duty 3.0-liter diesel engines.

FCA US intends to work with the incoming administration to present its case and resolve this matter fairly and equitably and to assure the EPA and FCA US customers that the company’s diesel-powered vehicles meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

Sandcar UTV crash
This video serves as a good reminder to always be attentive when riding, especially in the dunes.  It’s hard to see, much less steer, when your wheels are off the ground and this sand car and UTV collision probably could have been avoided.

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According to a Q&A on Reddit, the 2020 Ford Bronco may look more like the Ford Everest.

While Ford finally confirmed the return of the Ford Ranger and Bronco at the North American International Auto Show earlier this week, the automaker remains stingy with details on the reborn models.

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– Tony Pellegrino of GenRight Off Road is primed and ready to conquer the 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered By Optima, and this year GenRight will be welcoming Chris Rea to the team as Tony’s navigator. With just a few weeks away, the car is tested and works extremely well in the rocks and desert.