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Our spy photographers caught a glimpse of the Chevrolet Tahoe High Country SUV just before it entered the freeway in Michigan. Just behind it was a Lincoln Navigator. Internally known as T1UC, the Tahoe is expected to make heavy use of aluminum and high-strength steel body components popular among the major vehicle manufacturers. These materials
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Could Toyota be working on a Hybrid Tundra? Our sources say yes. One of our spy photographers recently captured a Toyota Tundra prototype driving the streets in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The photographer followed the Tundra for at least 3 miles. At two different stoplights he could hear the familiar Hybrid Synergy Drive hum coming from
There is good news for diesel lovers. The Ford F-150 XLT now has a diesel engine option. Previously, the diesel option was only available on Ford’s higher trim levels such as the Lariat, Platinum, and King Ranch. The V-6 3.0L Ford Power Stroke engine can now be had on the 2019 XLT, and it’s available
Ford Motor Company has been the king of hiding things in plain sight. The next-generation Raptor was in front of our face the whole time, racing Baja. It had an older-style body on it so no one would suspect otherwise while Ford did its testing. Our spy photographers caught this single-cab F-150 Raptor driving the
The 2020 1500 EcoDiesel is now available from Ram. The company boasts the EcoDiesel will be the most powerful truck in the segment with 480 lb-ft of torque and a 12,560-pound towing capacity. There is also an 8 percent increase in horsepower bringing the total to 260 hp. The EcoDiesel will be available on all
The Truck Show Podcast Presented by Nissan in association with DECKED… …is a fun, irreverent, and edgy look at today’s world of custom and factory trucks, hosted by automotive journalist Sean Holman and veteran Los Angeles radio personality Jay “Lightning” Tilles. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest episode of The Truck Show Podcast.
General Motors will soon begin to market a 3.0L Duramax I-6 turbodiesel in its light-duty pickup offerings, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500. And although we were a bit disappointed to learn the engine would be delayed until the 2020 model year, for fans of oil-burning powertrains, it might be worth the
What happens when you take Jeep’s newest vehicle and add a V-8 Hellcat engine to it? You get the ultimate Jeep Gladiator. Hennessey Performance did just that. They took a 2020 Jeep Gladiator and installed a 6.2L supercharged V-8 Hellcat engine. Hennessey calls the vehicle “baddassery on 4-wheels!” The Maximus Gladiator will have an eight-speed
Chevrolet will bring the Trailblazer name back for a 2021 compact crossover. The 2021 Trailblazer will reportedly slot between the subcompact Trax and the larger compact Equinox when it arrives sometime next year. The 2021 Trailblazer features similar styling to the attractive Blazer midsize SUV. A large grille, slim and aggressive daytime running lamps, a
The 2020 BMW X1 will be updated slightly, helping it fit in a little better with the recently redesigned BMW X3 and all-new BMW X5 and X7. Changes to the smallest SUV in BMW’s lineup are slight, but taken in whole they do help modernize the X1 and keep it relevant for a couple more
Mercedes-Benz announced the 2020 GLE 580 as the midsize SUV family’s new flagship, receiving the same 4.0L twin-turbocharged V-8 as the forthcoming 2020 GLS fullsize SUV. The GLE 580 will produce 483 hp and 516 lb-ft, while a standard 48V electrical system adds up to 21 hp and 184 lb-ft for short periods of time.
BMW will offer higher-performance variants of its X5 and X7 SUVs for 2020. The BMW X5 M50i and X7 M50i will bridge the gap between the current “Sports Activity Vehicles” and an all-but-guaranteed future X5 M and X7 M. Torque Monster The M50i shares a 4.4L twin-turbocharged V-8 with the X5 and X7 xDrive50i
Chevrolet is adding a V-8 engine option to its 2020 Silverado models. Chevrolet will add an optional 6.2L V-8 to the Trail Boss and RST trim levels, joining the LTZ and High Country, both of which have offered the bigger eight since the truck was redesigned for 2020. The V-8 engine will produce 420 hp
Rivian brought the first-ever electric vehicle to Overland Expo West over the weekend. Attendees of the expo had a chance to see the R1T pickup truck up close. Why is Rivian targeting the overland market? Rivian’s vehicles are quiet and produce zero emissions. The truck has a 400-mile range. Its torque provides optimal performance on
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is getting slight updates to make it more competitive against the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500, including adaptive cruise control available for the first time on a GM pickup. One of our complaints about the 2019 Sierra 1500 was its relative lack of driver-assist and safety technologies, even on well-equipped
Following its budget-oriented Destination Frontier build, Nissan will debut the Ultimate Parks Titan this weekend at Overland Expo West. As the third vehicle built for the company’s charity partners, the Nissan Ultimate Parks Titan is custom-built for the National Park Foundation—following the Ultimate Service Titan for the American Red Cross and the Ultimate Work Titan
Nissan says hobbies don’t have to cost a fortune, and it’s backing up that claim with the Destination Frontier concept making its debut this weekend at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Destination Frontier, which was built for less than $40,000, shows that it’s possible to get into overlanding without spending half a mint.
It’s no secret we’re fans of the Nissan Titan, as we’ve logged thousands of miles in various examples of the fullsize truck family since it was reintroduced in 2016. However, even when it was brand new, the Titan and Titan XD were lagging behind their competitors in a few key ways. Foremost, the Titan wasn’t
Ford will likely update the F-150 pickup for 2021, giving it slight exterior alterations but significant updates elsewhere. Spotted in suburban Detroit today, the 2021 Ford F-150 is already out and about undergoing product testing. Nip/Tuck Technic While exterior alterations look to be kept to a minimum, Ford validation engineers clearly went to great lengths
They say everything is bigger in Texas, which meant in order to stand out Carlos Zapata needed to go bigger than anything he had ever done. Born and raised in Dallas, Carlos was part of a migrant worker family that did a lot of traveling. From picking oranges in Florida to working sugar beets in