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2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star is a truck just for Texas

2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star is a truck just for Texas

Trucks may have gone mainstream, but if you're of the mind that a pickup should be pure toughness then the new 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star might just fit the bill. Revealed, fittingly, at the Dallas Auto Show today, the new "Texas Truck" is just the latest iteration of what's become Ram's best-selling truck in the state.

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Ford Ranger Raptor: 5 things to know

Ford Ranger Raptor: 5 things to know

Rarely have we been as envious of the Australians as discovering they're getting the new Ford Ranger Raptor while the US is not. Announced today, the performance pickup borrows its bigger brother's style and off-road ambition, but with a midsize footprint. Ford has made a few unusual decisions along the way with the Ranger Raptor, however: here are five facts you need to know.

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The Ford Ranger Raptor is real

The Ford Ranger Raptor is real

We wanted a Ford Ranger Raptor, and now it's here, but those wanting just a smaller version of the beastly F-150 Raptor truck will find a few surprises. The new sports pick-up takes the midsize Ranger and gives it a performance makeover, borrowing styling cues from the larger Raptor for the promise of just as much fun in a slightly smaller footprint.

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2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn luxe truck targets rich cowboys

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn luxe truck targets rich cowboys

Ram wowed us with the Tesla-style touchscreen in the 2019 Ram 1500 earlier this month, and now it's pushing the beefy truck's luxury credentials. The 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition promises some southwestern themed glamor inside and out, with lashings of chrome along with cabin trim that should satisfy demanding cowboys (or wannabe cowboys).

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The Pickup is Growing Up

The Pickup is Growing Up

Given Detroit's history with the pickup, the fact that the North American International Auto Show 2018 was dominated by trucks probably wasn't much of a surprise. All the same, it's telling that these weren't the rough and ready workhorses of pickup tradition. Consumer demand, more stringent regulations, and an undeniable appetite for raising sticker prices on the forecourt have all forced the unthinkable: the pickup truck is growing up.

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Trucks and SUVs give Detroit Auto Show 2018 its mojo

Trucks and SUVs give Detroit Auto Show 2018 its mojo

It should probably come as no surprise that in a city like Detroit, trucks dominated the auto show. All the same, with CES increasingly counting car news among its gadget pageantry just a week prior, there were questions from some quarters as to whether the North American International Auto Show 2018 would have any news left. Turns out, Detroit still had some aces up its sleeve, both domestic and foreign.

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2019 Ram 1500 goes hybrid with Tesla-like touchscreen

2019 Ram 1500 goes hybrid with Tesla-like touchscreen

If you thought Ram was going to leave Chevrolet and Ford to have all the truck fun at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 this year, think again. The 2019 Ram 1500 is another from-the-ground-up recreation, shedding nearly 225 pounds from the outgoing truck and gaining a clever mild-hybrid system that should produce power and economy savings even the most traditional of pickup buyers can't argue with.

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This is the 2019 Ford Ranger – Eyes-on

This is the 2019 Ford Ranger – Eyes-on

America loves trucks and it loves trucks with heritage even more, so there's a lot riding on the 2019 Ford Ranger. Unveiled today at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, it's a triumphant return to the US market that has been eagerly anticipated since the automaker spilled the beans on its plans twelve months ago. Now, in the metal, we can see the results of this new, midsize truck, and it's shaping up to be something pretty special.

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2019 Ford Ranger: 5 facts to know

2019 Ford Ranger: 5 facts to know

Talk about hotly-anticipated. It's been a year since Ford confirmed it would be bringing the Ranger back to the US, and to say that truck fans have been eagerly awaiting it would be the pickup understatement of the year. Now, at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, the 2019 Ford Ranger has finally made its big appearance. Here's what you need to know...

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2019 Ford Ranger revealed in Detroit with 2.3L EcoBoost

2019 Ford Ranger revealed in Detroit with 2.3L EcoBoost

This is it: one of the most iconic nameplates in trucks has returned to the US, with the covers taken off the 2019 Ford Ranger at the Detroit Auto Show today. Aiming to take a bite out of the midsize truck market, it's a slice of F-150 ability in a more urban-friendly package. All the same, Ford knows well enough that you can't count solely on nostalgia for sales.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

2019 Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

Chevrolet has whipped the covers off the new 2019 Silverado 1500, the company's latest pickup and arguably the most important truck in the American automaker's line-up. An eight-strong line-up, spanning work-focused through to performance, with premium features and advanced driver-assistance along the way, it's Chevy's retort to the F-150 and the product of more than 7m miles of testing by the time it arrives in dealerships.

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2018 Ford F-150 diesel aims for 30 mpg at EPA

2018 Ford F-150 diesel aims for 30 mpg at EPA

Ford's F-150 may be a best-seller, but what the range has lacked for some time is a Power Stroke diesel: now, the blue oval is going to rectify that. The 2018 F-150 3.0 Power Stroke is headed to dealerships this spring, complete with an estimated EPA highway rating of 30 mpg. Not bad at all for a full-sized truck.

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