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BMW Isetta Is The Pickup You Never Knew You Wanted 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW Videos, Classics, Galleries, Trucks, used cars, video on 01 19th, 2018


Well here’s something we thought we’d never see; a custom BMW Isetta that’s been converted into a pickup truck.
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BMW Isetta Is The Pickup You Never Knew You Wanted 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW Videos, Classics, Galleries, Trucks, used cars, video on 01 19th, 2018


Well here’s something we thought we’d never see; a custom BMW Isetta that’s been converted into a pickup truck.
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Chevy’s 2019 Silverado Brings The Heat To Full-Size Truck Segment 16
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 16th, 2018


Chevrolet’s 2019 Silverado pickup was unveiled just in time to take on the new-gen RAM 1500 and Ford’s updated F-150 bestseller.

This year’s Detroit Auto Show is packed full of iconic nameplates that wouldn’t even frown when faced with any sort of rough terrain. From the previously-mentioned pickup trucks, all the way to the new G-Wagen, running out of tarmac shouldn’t be a problem.

Compared to its predecessor, the 2019 Silverado is less conservative and features stronger character lines. For a more rugged look, go for the LT Trailboss which adds the suspension lift, locking rear diff and skid plates.

Unlike the exterior, the cabin of the all-new Silverado isn’t too different than it was before, influenced strongly by customer feedback, while packing an extra three inches of rear leg room for crew-cab models.

Power unit choices will include new 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 options, as well as a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel, where the latter could end up to be the best performing diesel in the segment, according to GM exec, Mark Reuss. This could mean that it will feature higher power and torque numbers than Ford’s new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6, rated at 250 horses and 440 lb ft (596 Nm).

Just like Ford’s diesel, the Silverado’s will also be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

In total, Chevrolet will offer eight different 2019 Silverado versions, plus a wide range of engine and transmission combinations in hopes of helping customers find their ideal pickup.

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All-New 2019 RAM Pickup Conquers Detroit With Multiple 1500 Specs 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Detroit-Auto-Show, Galleries, Mopar, RAM, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


With the latest crop of trucks joining the rest of the industry in offering advanced active safety systems as well as connectivity features, you have to try to not to find a pickup that’s to your liking.

If you’re more of a RAM type of guy/gal rather than a fan of the Chevy Silverado or the Ford F-150, know that you can spec your truck in lots of different ways, from the rugged Rebel all the way to something more sporty like this Patriot Blue Big Horn.

The latter comes with Mopar’s 20″ aluminum wheels, splash guards, aluminum running boards and side graphics, which are available in Grey Metallic or black.

You get a little something extra even for the interior, with all-weather floor mats, more rigid sidewalls and stainless steel embossed sill guards. Aside from that, the Big Horn’s 5.7-liter HEMI engine can sound off through Mopar’s 5-inch custom exhaust tips, available in either gloss black or chrome.

The Rebel on the other hand is what you might want to take if you’re driving over really rough terrain. It has 33″ tires, a lifted suspension with Bilstein shocks and a locking rear differential.

Whichever truck you choose, as long as it says RAM on the front and 1500 on the sides, you can benefit from features such as the 12″ touchscreen display with split-screen capability, the fourth-generation Uconnect system, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, 360-degree Surround View Camera, optional wireless charging, plus Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility – with either of the two available touchscreens (8.4 or the 12-inch).

Safety tech includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold, Forward Collision Warning, Ready Alert Braking, Lane Departure Warning and more. In total, the 2019 RAM 1500 has more than 100 safety and security features.

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2019 Ford Ranger Wants To Become America’s Default Midsize Truck 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Ford has revealed the hotly-anticipated Ranger midsize pickup truck at the Detroit Auto Show.

Fueled by the growing demand for midsize trucks in the US, Ford developed the new Ranger specifically for North American customers, making it also the first time the Ranger nameplate is offered in these parts of the world since 2011.

Based on a steel frame, the new Ford Ranger comes with an independent front and a solid rear axle from Dana on both 2WD and 4WD models, offering as an option an electronic-locking rear differential (standard on FX2 and FX4 models) for better off-road traction.

Power is provided from the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that’s upgraded with a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams for added durability. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is the only option and a class-exclusive feature. Ford hasn’t released any performance figures yet.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

If off-road performance is important to you, Ford will offer the new Ranger with the FX4 Off-Road Package which features more capable shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate and skid plates and an innovative Terrain Management system with four different driving modes. The FX4 pack also introduces Ford’s new Trail Control technology, which is like cruise control but designed for low speeds on rugged terrains.

The new Ford Ranger will also offer a long list of driver-assist and safety systems, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage, Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Production of the all-new Ford Ranger will start late this year at the company’s Michigan Assembly Plant, with sales set to begin in early 2019.

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2019 Ford Ranger Wants To Become America’s Default Midsize Truck 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Ford has revealed the hotly-anticipated Ranger midsize pickup truck at the Detroit Auto Show.

Fueled by the growing demand for midsize trucks in the US, Ford developed the new Ranger specifically for North American customers, making it also the first time the Ranger nameplate is offered in these parts of the world since 2011.

Based on a steel frame, the new Ford Ranger comes with an independent front and a solid rear axle from Dana on both 2WD and 4WD models, offering as an option an electronic-locking rear differential (standard on FX2 and FX4 models) for better off-road traction.

Power is provided from the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that’s upgraded with a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams for added durability. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is the only option and a class-exclusive feature. Ford hasn’t released any performance figures yet.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

If off-road performance is important to you, Ford will offer the new Ranger with the FX4 Off-Road Package which features more capable shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate and skid plates and an innovative Terrain Management system with four different driving modes. The FX4 pack also introduces Ford’s new Trail Control technology, which is like cruise control but designed for low speeds on rugged terrains.

The new Ford Ranger will also offer a long list of driver-assist and safety systems, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage, Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Production of the all-new Ford Ranger will start late this year at the company’s Michigan Assembly Plant, with sales set to begin in early 2019.

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2019 Ford Ranger Available In 8 Different Colors, Loves The Outdoors 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Since its unveiling prior to the 2018 North American International Auto Show, we’ve learned that the all-new Ford Ranger will be available in 8 different colors, spread across nine configurations in total.

So whether you go for the SuperCab or the SuperCrew version, you’ll be able to get it in either XL, XL Chrome, STX, XLT, XLT Chrome, XLT Sport, Lariat, Lariat Chrome or Lariat Sport.

Available colors include Saber Orange, like the press release car, Lightning Blue, Hot Pepper Red, Absolute Black, Magnetic Gray, Ingot Silver, White Platinum and Oxford White.

Buyers who require increased off-road capability from their new Ranger can opt for the FX4 package, which features bash and skid plates for undercarriage protection, all-terrain tires and a status screen on which you can monitor pitch and roll, as well as the steering angle.

Other options include the 8″ SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AC power outlets, a premium audio system and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices.

As for active safety, the 2019 Ranger comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, while Adaptive Cruise Control, Reverse Sensing, Blind Spot Information and Pedestrian Detection are also available.

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2019 Ford Ranger Available In 8 Different Colors, Loves The Outdoors 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Since its unveiling prior to the 2018 North American International Auto Show, we’ve learned that the all-new Ford Ranger will be available in 8 different colors, spread across nine configurations in total.

So whether you go for the SuperCab or the SuperCrew version, you’ll be able to get it in either XL, XL Chrome, STX, XLT, XLT Chrome, XLT Sport, Lariat, Lariat Chrome or Lariat Sport.

Available colors include Saber Orange, like the press release car, Lightning Blue, Hot Pepper Red, Absolute Black, Magnetic Gray, Ingot Silver, White Platinum and Oxford White.

Buyers who require increased off-road capability from their new Ranger can opt for the FX4 package, which features bash and skid plates for undercarriage protection, all-terrain tires and a status screen on which you can monitor pitch and roll, as well as the steering angle.

Other options include the 8″ SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AC power outlets, a premium audio system and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices.

As for active safety, the 2019 Ranger comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, while Adaptive Cruise Control, Reverse Sensing, Blind Spot Information and Pedestrian Detection are also available.

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Buy This NASCAR Racing Truck, Drive It On Public Streets 14
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Chevrolet Silverado, Motorsport, Nascar, racing, Trucks on 01 14th, 2018


See this truck? Looks like something you might have seen a dozen years ago in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (now title-sponsored by Camping World), right?

Well your eyes do not deceive you. Only this one isn’t limited to the super-speedway. It’s been converted to run on public streets, and it can be yours – if you place the winning bid.

The Chevrolet Silverado racing truck was converted by Magic Customs of Brook Park, Ohio, which fitted it with equipment like a glass windshield, wipers, mirrors, horn, brake lights, and a passenger seat.

Most everything else is pretty much as you’d find it on the version that Darrell Waltrip fielded in 2005, right down to the #17 Tide/Downy racing livery. (Or at least it would be if Waltrip hadn’t switched to Toyota for the previous season.)

Since its conversion, the truck’s been driven all of 550 miles in show events. But if you’re brave (and lucky) enough, you could take it home from Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale this Friday and drive it as much as you like… or dare.

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Ford Ranger Returns To America With A Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, ford ranger, Ford Videos, new cars, Top 5, Trucks, video on 01 14th, 2018


Hours after Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Silverado, Ford is firing back by unveiling the all-new Ranger.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Ranger will join the reinvigorated mid-size truck market that is currently being dominated by the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

The Ranger’s front fascia is dominated by a relatively small grille which can be flanked by optional LED headlights. Designers also installed a bulging hood, front fender vents, and muscular wheels arches. Other styling features include vertical taillights and a tailgate with stamped “RANGER” lettering.

Three different trim levels will be available – XL, XLT, and Lariat – and they will be joined by Chrome and Sport appearance packages. Regardless of which trim level is selected, the Ranger will only be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations.

Perhaps the most notable option is the FX4 Off-Road Package which adds special shocks, all-terrain tires, and a “heavy-gauge steel front bash plate.” The off-road features don’t stop there as the package also includes a Terrain Management System with four modes and an all-new Trail Control system which keeps the truck at a slow and steady pace when off-roading.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a thick-rimmed steering wheel and a high-tech instrument cluster with two LCD displays. The model also features metallic accents and what appears to be painted trim on the dashboard.

An assortment of options will be available including an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as the Ford+Alexa personal assistant. Other notable options include AC power outlets, a premium audio system, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot which supports up to 10 devices.

Ford was coy on technical specifications but confirmed the Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is connected to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be standard while four-wheel drive will be optional.

Besides confirming EcoBoost power, Ford said the truck has a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a double-wishbone suspension with monotube shocks. Other highlights include parabolic rear leaf springs and underbody skid plates on four-wheel drive models.

On the safety front, the Ranger offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Lane Departure Warning system. The model can also be outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Reverse Sensing System, a Blind Spot Information System, and Pedestrian Detection.

The Ford Ranger will go on sale in the United States early next year and additional information will be released closer to launch.

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Ford Ranger Returns To America With A Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, ford ranger, Ford Videos, new cars, Top 5, Trucks, video on 01 14th, 2018


Hours after Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Silverado, Ford is firing back by unveiling the all-new Ranger.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Ranger will join the reinvigorated mid-size truck market that is currently being dominated by the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

The Ranger’s front fascia is dominated by a relatively small grille which can be flanked by optional LED headlights. Designers also installed a bulging hood, front fender vents, and muscular wheels arches. Other styling features include vertical taillights and a tailgate with stamped “RANGER” lettering.

Three different trim levels will be available – XL, XLT, and Lariat – and they will be joined by Chrome and Sport appearance packages. Regardless of which trim level is selected, the Ranger will only be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations.

Perhaps the most notable option is the FX4 Off-Road Package which adds special shocks, all-terrain tires, and a “heavy-gauge steel front bash plate.” The off-road features don’t stop there as the package also includes a Terrain Management System with four modes and an all-new Trail Control system which keeps the truck at a slow and steady pace when off-roading.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a thick-rimmed steering wheel and a high-tech instrument cluster with two LCD displays. The model also features metallic accents and what appears to be painted trim on the dashboard.

An assortment of options will be available including an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as the Ford+Alexa personal assistant. Other notable options include AC power outlets, a premium audio system, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot which supports up to 10 devices.

Ford was coy on technical specifications but confirmed the Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is connected to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be standard while four-wheel drive will be optional.

Besides confirming EcoBoost power, Ford said the truck has a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a double-wishbone suspension with monotube shocks. Other highlights include parabolic rear leaf springs and underbody skid plates on four-wheel drive models.

On the safety front, the Ranger offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Lane Departure Warning system. The model can also be outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Reverse Sensing System, a Blind Spot Information System, and Pedestrian Detection.

The Ford Ranger will go on sale in the United States early next year and additional information will be released closer to launch.

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Mercedes Unimog Will Take You To Places No Other Vehicle Can 13
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Film, mercedes, Mercedes Unimog, Mercedes Videos, Trucks, video on 01 13th, 2018


When you think of a tough vehicle, you probably don’t think about the Unimog – which is a shame, really, because it has this incredible go-anywhere attitude and offers great reliability and ease of maintenance, if you know what you’re doing.

Mercedes originally designed it to be an alternative to tractors, offering the ability to be driven at higher speeds on roads than other agricultural machines.

The huge ground clearance, courtesy of its portal axles, combined with a selectable all-wheel drive and a frame that flexes as part of the suspension, made sure that the Unimog will almost take you and your gear anywhere, and that’s what made the Unimog so popular with farmers and armies around the globe.

This particular example is an army-surplus vehicle bought by the guys in Dirt Every Day, with the goal to drive it from Indiana to Memphis, Tennessee.

With the Unimog being able to cruise up to speeds of 50mph, it’s not the ideal road-trip vehicle, but the fun starts when the tarmac stops and that’s what this beast is all about.

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Speeding Semi, Snowy Road, Perfect Recipe For An Accident 9
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Trucks, video on 01 9th, 2018


In case it’s been a while since you last saw an easily avoidable crash, we’ve got you covered.

The driver of this semi either wasn’t paying attention, which sounds unlikely when driving on a snow-covered road at night, or he completely misjudged the situation, failing to slow down on time.

As pointed out in the description, the truck was also heavy, which could have contributed to the accident, although the late braking is often the number one factor in these types of scenarios.

Right before the impact, you’ll notice a gap between that stationary semi on the right and the van in the middle of the road. If the driver at fault could have somehow steered between the two vehicles, he might have managed to stop before hitting anybody.

If he had made it through, he could have used the guardrail to slow down the semi, if conventional methods continued to prove ineffective.

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GMC Will Reportedly Refresh Canyon Pickup In 2018 8
Jan
Posted by Sean Szymkowski in GMC, GMC Canyon, Reports, Trucks on 01 8th, 2018


GMC and Chevrolet introduced their mid-size pickup twins for the 2014 model year, and since then, changes have been relatively minor. However, a new report from AutoNews published on Monday claimed the GMC Canyon is in for a refresh this year.

The mid-size pickup received two notable updates since its re-introduction: a 2.8-liter Duramax inline-4 cylinder engine and a range-topping Denali trim. Details on what a refreshed Canyon will include are scarce, but design tweaks and new content are likely.

The report also reiterated news that the 2019 GMC Sierra will not show up at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Instead, Chevrolet will debut the 2019 Silverado in full after its surprise showing in Texas last month.

It will be the first time since 1998 that GMC and Chevrolet will not reveal the latest full-size pickups together. GM President Dan Ammann told the publication that GMC will work to “broaden” its appeal and further differentiate itself from Chevrolet. While the Sierra and Silverado may be mechanically related, the designs will likely differ quite a bit.

The North American International Auto Show will be heavy on trucks, dictated by consumers’ relentless appetite for utility vehicles. In particular, the Ford Ranger is rumored to debut at the show and will provide direct competition to the GMC Canyon and its Chevrolet Colorado cousin.

Note: current generation 2017 GMC Canyon pictured



New Chevy Silverado 4500HD And 5500HD Coming To 2018 Truck Show 8
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, diesel, GM, new cars, Trucks on 01 8th, 2018


Chevrolet will unveil its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks in Indianapolis at the 2018 Work Truck Show, taking place March 6-9.

The two trucks will be available as regular as well as crew cab models, with both 2WD and 4WD capability, plus a wide range of GVWRs and wheelbases. They are expected to go into production in late 2018.

Doing the pulling will be the pairing of Duramax diesel power with the Allison transmission, while creature comforts such as OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi will aid connectivity.

“The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more,” said GM Fleet VP, Ed Peper.

Since additional technical specs will only be made available in March, the least we can do for now is shine more light on the teaser image, revealing a very imposing front end.

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