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Volvo turns dump truck into RC car, gives 4-year-old the controls

Volvo turns dump truck into RC car, gives 4-year-old the controls

There's probably a dozen different ways to advertise a dump truck, and they're probably all boring compared to this. Volvo has unveiled its new FMX, an 18-ton, 540hp, 8x6 all-wheel-drive construction dump truck. In order to promote the thing, Volvo basically turned it into a remote-controlled car, able to be driven from a remote location via custom-made controls, and then handed it over to a four-year-old to play with.

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Zarooq Sand Racer is a road legal off-road racer

Zarooq Sand Racer is a road legal off-road racer

A new off-road racing car that happens to be street legal has been unveiled in the UAE called the Zarooq Sand Racer. It has the look of a sports car with the lifted style and big wheels of an off-road truck. The car was designed in the UAE by Anthony Jannarelly, the same guy who penned the design for the Lykan Hypersport.

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GM scrambles to build more Colorado and Canyon trucks

GM scrambles to build more Colorado and Canyon trucks

Demand for the mid-size Canyon and Colorado trucks is booming and GM is left scrambling to figure out just how it's going to up production of the trucks to meet the demand. The industry forecast for sales of those trucks was about 80,000 units. So far sales of GM's mid-size trucks is on pace to reach 120,000 units this year.

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GM and Army team for Chevy Colorado fuel cell off-roader

GM and Army team for Chevy Colorado fuel cell off-roader

General Motors (GM) has announced that it has teamed up with the US Army to put a Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 truck that is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell into testing. The truck will be used for “extreme off-road” action according to GM. The truck will be in testing for 12 months with the Army.

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GMC announces 2017 Canyon Denali, the first mid-size premium truck

GMC announces 2017 Canyon Denali, the first mid-size premium truck

GMC's high-end luxury trucks and SUVs all carry the Denali badge and GMC is moving the Denali name into a new segment. The company has announced the 2017 Canyon Denali mid-size truck. The Canyon is the GMC version of the Chevy Colorado truck and adding the Denali name to the Canyon makes this the first premium truck in the mid-size segment.

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2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate is a luxury truck

2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate is a luxury truck

GMC has unveiled its latest full-size premium truck in pictures ahead of the official debut of the truck at the LA Auto Show. The truck is called the 2016 Sierra Denali Ultimate. The Ultimate version is based on the normal Sierra Denali and is intended to give GMC more of the premium truck market where it already owns 15.5%.

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2016 Chevy Silverado Special Ops concept celebrates Special Forces

2016 Chevy Silverado Special Ops concept celebrates Special Forces

Chevrolet has some trucks in its booth at SEMA 2015 and among them is this very sexy 2016 Silverado Special Ops edition truck. The concept vehicle is based on the Silverado 1500 Z71 truck with its new front end and new tech on the inside. Chevy execs say that the concept is meant to highlight the multipurpose nature of the go anywhere and do anything nature of Special Forces teams.

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Real world MPG tests peg Titan XD Cummins at 17.7mpg combined

Real world MPG tests peg Titan XD Cummins at 17.7mpg combined

Fans of diesel-powered trucks have one more model that will use the popular Cummins diesel engines to choose from in 2016. Nissan has a Cummins powered truck that will sit in the gap between a normal half-ton truck like the Ford F-150 and heavy-duty trucks like the F-250. The new Nissan Titan will be available with a standard gas engine as well.

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2016 Toyota 4Runner Review

2016 Toyota 4Runner Review

It felt almost blasphemous, turning up at Tesla's Model X launch in the vast 2016 Toyota 4Runner. Stood in line outside, surrounded by Tesla owners - many of them preorder customers for the new electric SUV - discussing the longest trip on a single charge they'd made, or the money on gas they'd saved, or just how generally superior to dinosaur-juice burning cars their electric steeds turned out to be, I couldn't help but dwell on the 4Runner's 4.0-liter V6 engine and its 18mpg mileage.

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Ford Shows Off All Star Performance Explorer Sport ahead of SEMA

Ford Shows Off All Star Performance Explorer Sport ahead of SEMA

Earlier this month Ford announced that it would be focusing heavily on SUVs and crossovers at SEMA this year. Ford plans to bring 28 different customized Edge Sport and Explorer Sport SUVs to the show. The company has circled back and offered up more details on some of the SUVs including the All Star Performance Explorer Sport pictured here.

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2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition is back in black

2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition is back in black

GMC has announced that the Sierra Elevation Edition truck will return for 2016. This truck has styling enhancements and features that are new to the Sierra 1500 line of trucks. Those enhancements include revised front-end styling and new HID projector beam headlamps with signature GMC LED lighting. The Elevation Edition truck is available on the Sierra double cab edition.

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This is the US military’s replacement for the Humvee

This is the US military’s replacement for the Humvee

It's taken almost a decade, but the US Pentagon has finally decided on a vehicle to replace the aging Humvee, or, more commonly, the Hummer. Meet Oshkosh Defense's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the winning bid for the military's contract. Wisconsin-based Oshkosh beat out competitors Lockheed Martin and AM General (the makers of the original Humvee) for a contract that is estimated to be worth $30 billion over the next few decades. The first production run will see 17,000 JLTVs produced in 2016, priced at $6.7 billion.

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