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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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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 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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2018 Ford Super Duty gets more power and torque

2018 Ford Super Duty gets more power and torque

Ford has given up some of the specifications for the 2018 Super Duty trucks and there are gains for the 2018 model year. In fact, the gains allow Ford to grab best-in-class rankings for horsepower, torque, towing, gooseneck towing, and payload. The 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbodiesel has 450hp, a gain of 10hp compared to the previous year.

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The Tesla Semi already has some big-name reservations

The Tesla Semi already has some big-name reservations

The new Tesla Semi has already found some high-profile buyers, with Walmart and more confirming they've placed reservations for the all-electric truck. Unveiled last night, the Tesla Semi does away with traditional diesel engines altogether and, like the California automaker's cars, replaces them with high-powered electric motors. The big pitch is zero-emissions shipping and less maintenance.

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6 key Tesla Truck facts we need to hear today

6 key Tesla Truck facts we need to hear today

Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn't believe in making his life easy. Model 3 production may only be slowly ramping up now, but that hasn't stopped the electric-obsessed automaker from holding a whizz-bang launch for its next product, the Tesla truck. It's a chance today to finally see the vehicle that Musk has promised will revolutionize haulage: here are the big questions he needs to answer.

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Daimler E-Fuso Vision One all-electric heavy duty truck has 220 mile range

Daimler E-Fuso Vision One all-electric heavy duty truck has 220 mile range

Daimler just unveiled the E-FUSO Vision One, a heavy-duty all-electric truck with a range of 350 kilometers and a futuristic design that won't be confused with gasoline trucks on the road. The E-FUSO Vision One has made its public debut before Tesla's own all-electric heavy duty truck, giving Daimler the upper hand at the moment.

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2019 Ram 1500 spied mostly uncovered

2019 Ram 1500 spied mostly uncovered

Early next year Ram will roll out a refreshed version of its popular 1500 truck and recently the prototype of that truck was spied wearing very little camo. The only thing that Ram has taken pains to cover up on the truck was the center of the grille. That grille center appears to be fatter on each end than it is in the middle and overall the truck looks very cool.

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Tesla’s Semi Truck: this photo might be it

Tesla’s Semi Truck: this photo might be it

Today a photograph appeared with what appears to be the not-yet-revealed Tesla Semi Truck. While Tesla plans on revealing this vehicle at their next event and has said as much, they've not yet shown nearly this much to the public. This vehicle has been teased in an invite to the event, but the vehicle has not been uncovered in this large a leak until now.

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Cummins talks future clean big rig tech including an electric semi with up to 300 mile range

Cummins talks future clean big rig tech including an electric semi with up to 300 mile range

A few days back we talked a bit about the Tesla electric semi that it had been working on. Word is that the electric big rig can go up to 300 miles per charge making it appropriate for regional deliveries. Tesla isn't the only big name in the big rig industry looking at a cleaner future and electric semi trucks. Cummins, one of the biggest names in diesel engines, is talking up its next generation of "energy diverse products and technology solutions."

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