Nissan has unveiled an interesting new Frontier truck at the Chicago Auto show this week. The truck is the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner. We already knew that Nissan was working with Cummins to put a diesel engine under the hood of the full size Titan truck. What we didn’t know was that Nissan was considering putting a diesel engine under the hood of its small truck, the Frontier.
Ram started to talk about its 2014 EcoDiesel 1500 truck about a year ago. The promise was that the truck would get a new 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine that would offer power and fuel efficiency. Ram has announced the truck officially and it has impressive fuel efficiency for a full-size truck.
Ford has revealed the all-new F-150, the latest version of the company's best-selling truck, redesigned with an aluminum-alloy body, 2.7L EcoBoost engine, and smart-tech features like 360-degree cameras and LED headlamps. The new truck, a much-anticipated launch at the North American International Auto Show, will go on sale later in 2014 and be built on Ford's Michigan and Missouri production lines; it features the latest iteration of the boxed-ladder frame, made from high-strength steel, and then clads it in military-grade aluminum alloys to help cut up to 700 pounds of weight over the outgoing F-150.
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.