Chevrolet has rolled out a new truck that is sure to make your neighbors give you a second glance, aiming to satisfying the survivalist in you while offering all the trimmings you'd need to survive a zombie apocalypse (or perhaps a government shut down): the 2014 Chevrolet Black Ops Silverado. The Black Ops is a body-armor equipped truck decked out in black and packed full of features you won't find on the average run-of-the-mill vehicle.
General Motors appears ready to begin offering a redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban as well as a GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. It is looking GM will keep these vehicles the same size as we have become familiar with, but include upgraded materials, better handling and even best-in-class fuel efficiency. These new models are expected to arrive in early-2014 and for now pricing has yet to be revealed.
General Motors has introduced the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country trucks, as well as the 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 trucks. Both have options for a V8 6.2-liter engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, which GM says is the most powerful engine/torque combo among all light-duty pickup truck engines.
The Frankfurt Motor Show is in full swing this week, today showing off the Lexus LF-NX Crossover Hybrid Concept car to the world. This vehicles comes in at a cool 182.7 inches long with a solid 106.3-inch wheelbase, aiming to come in with a smaller size than what Lexus describes as the vehicle the pioneered the premium crossover segment in 1998: the RX sport utility vehicle. Inside this machine works with what Lexus describes as a "Human Oriented" L-finesse design previously popping up on the LFA and the new IS, aiming for boldness with a sculpted cockpit made with ergonomics in mind.
When people think about what cars might be considered the most-stolen by thieves, we usually picture sporty cars or luxury vehicles. However, according to the latest rankings that list off vehicles with the highest rates of insurance claims for theft since 2003, the top 10 are dominated by trucks.
Remember the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning? It was Ford's own take on a sport truck that was modeled after the company's existing F-150. It featured a sportier look that included a modified body kit and it sat lower to the ground for a more aerodynamic design. That has since been long gone, but Ford is bringing the idea back with the new F-150 Tremor.
With the Ford Atlas Concept vehicle, the company delivers a showcase of technologies and capabilities that'll be ready for the next generation of on and off-road drivers. We've gotten the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Ford Atlas Concept this week, having a peek at its interior as well as its striking silver outer on the showroom floor. This vehicle comes in with an aesthetic that's not that far off from the current range of F150 vehicles and makes for a heavy-duty push in both image and power.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it'll be opening up an investigation on Ford's F-150 pickup truck. They say that there have been 95 reports of F-150 trucks losing engine power after accelerating, especially when driving in humid or wet conditions. The truck's motto, "built Ford tough," might be put on hold while the NHTSA investigates the problem.
In an effort to cut down on the amount of diesel used throughout the day, the United Parcel Service (UPS) is deploying 100 electric trucks in central California to continually test out its new initiative of going green. While the new trucks might not be able to last all day on a full charge, it's a step in the right direction for eco-friendly vehicles.