Trucks

GM’s chip woes ease as more trucks are completed

GM’s chip woes ease as more trucks are completed

Automotive manufacturers are facing significant hardships with the chip shortage that's plaguing the world. GM decided that it continued producing its popular pickups even though they could not be completed for shipping. Instead of stopping manufacturing lines, GM simply built the truck and then parked them in lots around the country until the chips needed to complete them were available and plugged in.

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This SEMA Ford Bronco on tank tracks has us obsessed

This SEMA Ford Bronco on tank tracks has us obsessed

Ford's Bronco may already have proved it can go more places than the average truck, but with SEMA coming up it's time for the SUV to get even more aggressive with some eye-catching customizations. The automaker designed the new Bronco to be flexible on that front anyway, with a hefty catalog of dealer accessories to sift through, though for this year's big tuning show it's going all-out.

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2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate and Denali AT4X – Setting New Standards

2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate and Denali AT4X – Setting New Standards

General Motors recently unveiled two new trim models of its 2022 Sierra 1500 half-ton truck. The all-new Sierra Denali Ultimate is moving the goalpost in the luxury department, making it the most advanced and luxuriously appointed Denali ever. On the other hand, the first-ever Sierra AT4X offers better off-road capabilities with a luxurious twist.

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Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

The 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid is set to be even more frugal than the automaker first promised, with the pickup on track to best the already-impressive 40 mpg rating initially announced. While the US EPA is yet to finally certify the Maverick hybrid, Ford said today that its EPA-estimated rating will be 42 mpg in the city.

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2022 Chevrolet Silverado gets the 850 horsepower Yenko treatment

2022 Chevrolet Silverado gets the 850 horsepower Yenko treatment

Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has been taking trucks and other vehicles and giving them significantly more power and other updates. SVE has revealed the 2022 Yenko/SC Silverado and the Yenko/SC Silverado Off-Road. The difference between the trucks is that the Off-Road version has lifted suspension and off-road tires while the other version features lowered suspension and street tires.

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Toyota is building a sweet Tacoma-based camper for SEMA

Toyota is building a sweet Tacoma-based camper for SEMA

Toyota has been building trucks that are ready to go off-road and enjoy the outdoors for decades. Back in the 70s, Toyota built a very small camper on its truck with a company called Chinook. That camper had a pop-up fabric roof and let people enjoy the great outdoors all they wanted.

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Volvo Group collaborates for green steel and hydrogen

Volvo Group collaborates for green steel and hydrogen

When it comes to manufacturing all types of equipment and vehicles, steel is a very common building material. Volvo Group has been working with SSAB and Ovako on a green steel collaboration. The group says that 1.87 million tons of crude steel were produced around the world last year, with 16 percent of that steel used in the transportation sector.

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Nikola signs a hydrogen infrastructure agreement with TC Energy

Nikola signs a hydrogen infrastructure agreement with TC Energy

Typically when we talk about green vehicles, we're talking about electric cars and trucks. One of the alternatives to using batteries for emissions-free driving is hydrogen fuel cells. When the biggest challenge for hydrogen moving forward is the lack of hydrogen fueling infrastructure in most of the country and around the world. A company called Nikola builds semi-trucks that run on hydrogen.

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The 2022 Ford Maverick is refreshingly honest

The 2022 Ford Maverick is refreshingly honest

While there are plenty of reasons that the 2022 Maverick stands apart from the state of play in the truck world right now, it's Ford's refreshingly blunt approach to design and accessories that might be the most shocking. Yes, the Maverick may be priced from an unprecedented $20k (plus destination), and it may be the first pickup in the market to come with a hybrid drivetrain as standard, but it's how the cabin looks, feels, and adapts that I suspect will have a longer lasting impact on owners.

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2022 Ford Maverick First Drive – The 40 mpg pickup

2022 Ford Maverick First Drive – The 40 mpg pickup

The 2022 Ford Maverick may be a brand new pickup, but in the most important ways it feels like a throwback to a golden age of trucks. Ford's decision to combine a standard hybrid drivetrain, a $19,995 starting price, and dimensions that nod back to more manageable, everyday pickups feels so at odds with today's lavish, gadget-loaded monsters, it's easy to assume there has to be a catch. Turns out, even the promise of 40 mpg is an understatement.

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Nissan Frontier PRO-4X in vintage livery to compete at the 2021 Rebelle Rally

Nissan Frontier PRO-4X in vintage livery to compete at the 2021 Rebelle Rally

After unveiling an impressive list of NISMO off-road parts for the 2022 Nissan Frontier at Overland Expo West, Nissan and Team Wild Grace have announced their return to the 2021 Rebelle Rally, the longest and most demanding off-road rally event in the United States. Team Wild Grace came in fourth place at last year’s Rebelle Rally, and co-captains Sedona Blinson and Lyn Woodward are eyeing top prize aboard their NISMO-prepped Frontier pickup truck at this year’s event.

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Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 debuts with 600HP and $110k base price

Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 debuts with 600HP and $110k base price

Not long after Ford debuted its latest-gen F-150 Raptor, American auto builder and tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) recently presented its third-gen VelociRaptor 600. And as expected from a Hennessey creation, the VelciRaptor 600 has big numbers to make your head spin.

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