Full-size trucks may look tough, but not every load-hauler is created equal according to the IIHS safety test scores for 2016. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put seven large pickups through their paces - some of the best-selling models on the market today - in a more stringent set of tests than normal, and the results are likely to cause more controversy among truck fans.
We all know that autonomous cars will make our roads safer and reduce traffic we have to deal with. The autonomous future also includes autonomous big rigs and trucks that will haul cargo across the country. Trucks from 12 different makers recently completed a week's trek across Europe and most of the time the trucks were driving autonomously.
First we had the Nissan Titan XD, a not-quite-heavy-duty pickup that showed there was life in the Japanese brand's truck division after years of neglect. Now we've got the 2017 Nissan Titan showing its face (in digital form) at the Chicago Auto Show as the second prong in the automaker's two-tier attack on the full-size segment.
The little vehicle you see here isn’t exactly a truck and it isn't exactly an ATV. It's a bit of a mix of the two and according to the folks who have seen it in action and the video you can watch below, the Sherp looks to be a capable little beastie. The hallmark feature of this thing are the massive tires that are self-inflating and have their own patent. Those tires are 1600x600x25, gigantic enough to allow the Sherp to embarrass obstacles up to 70cm tall.
Gas prices might be at a refreshing low, but coaxing more miles - and fewer emissions - out of each gallon still has its charms. Ford plans to do that with its best-selling F-150 truck courtesy of a fairly simple tweak for the 2017 model year, fitting more of its EcoBoost engines with Auto Stop-Start technology.
Back in January of 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show Hyundai made a splash with a cool truck concept that was somewhat like a modern El Camino. That concept was called the Santa Cruz. Fast-forward a year and at the Detroit auto show this year Hyundai USA head Dave Zuchowski stopped just short of confirming that the truck will go into production.
It feels like the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been a long time coming, but the hotly-anticipated truck aims to make a splash at the NAIAS 2016 this week. Set to go on sale in the first half of this year, the 2017 Ridgeline is larger, more powerful, but more efficient than the truck it replaces, offering features like rear-wheel drive and Apple CarPlay for the first time.
A Ford truck with the engine of the GT, but space for five and off-road abilities that could put a dune buggy to shame just has to wear the Raptor badge. Unsurprisingly, then, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew takes the company's performance truck and gives it a four-door spin for the Detroit Auto Show this week.
"Try the Tahoe" I was told when, a month or so ago, I admitted that Cadillac's vast, attention-seeking, and generally louche Escalade had wormed its way into my cold British heart. According to the commenters, I'd have just as much success - not to mention save a few tens of thousands of dollars - with the 2016 version of Chevrolet's SUV. So, I thought I'd put that to the test.
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.
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.