Stars come out in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
The Los Angeles Auto Show proved fertile ground for four important world debuts. Here are the highlights.... Read More »



Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
GM is betting that an eye-catching, fuel-efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers from Toyota and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that GM unveils today uses a version of the full-sized 2014 Silverado's fully boxed frame and mimics its upscale, refined interior.... Read More »



The Chevy Colorado's checklist

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado makes its debut at the auto show here this week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism.... Read More »


Chrysler to recall 1.2 million pickups for possible tie-rod problems

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
Chrysler Group will conduct three recalls of nearly 1.2 million pickups to inspect and repair misaligned tie-rod assemblies. Chrysler said in a statement today it plans to inspect 2003-2008 model-year Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks to find about 116,000 repaired with tie-rod assemblies that could become misaligned.... Read More »


Ford defends pickup turf as F-series lead widens over rivals

7:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013
Ford, the pickup leader in the United States for more than three decades, will expand its F-series truck line for the 2014 model year to protect a widening lead over Detroit rivals.... Read More »


Ford adds improved 6.7-liter V-8 diesel engine to '15 Super Duty pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Ford will spotlight an improved 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel as it introduces its 2015 F-series Super Duty lineup today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas.... Read More »


GM is considering off-road variant for large-SUV line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
General Motors is considering an off-road model for the redesigned large SUVs it unveiled this month, says Jeff Luke, GM's top truck engineer.... Read More »


Ford, aiming for more value shoppers, plans F-150 STX SuperCrew for '14

5:57 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
Ford is adding another niche trim level to its lineup of full-sized pickups: the F-150 STX SuperCrew. It is aimed at first-time buyers or value-conscious customers who are returning to the market.... Read More »


Diesels add fuel to truck war

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Torque and towing, payload and ponies: They've long been the weapons of choice in the pickup wars.... Read More »


Nissan's deal with Cummins could have marketing implications for Ram

1:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2013
Nissan, which has struggled to win over buyers of large pickups in the United States, said it will offer a diesel engine in its redesigned Titan truck, a first for the Japanese automaker.... Read More »


Toyota tweaks Tundra platform, powertrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Toyota is taking the conservative path with the re-engineered 2014 Tundra full-sized pickup.... Read More »



Honda, Toyota, GM set pace as sales climb 14%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Light-vehicle sales in the United States -- driven by double-digit gains at six of the seven biggest automakers -- rose 14 percent in July, just below forecasts but strong enough to keep the industry's recovery on solid ground. Honda, Toyota and GM posted gains of 16 percent or more in July, outpacing rivals Ford, Chrysler and Nissan, each with an 11 percent increase. Subaru led everyone with a 43 percent advance in a month in which no automaker declined.... Read More »


Ford to offer F-150 with natural gas, propane gas package for '14

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2013
Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with an equipment package that allows the popular pickup to run on compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas. The option will be available on F-150s powered by Ford's 3.7-liter V-6 engine.... Read More »


Toyota stands pat as full-sized pickups evolve

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2013
While redesigned pickups from Ram and GM have new underpinnings and running gear -- as will next summer's Ford F-150 replacement -- Toyota has kept the Tundra's powertrain and platform largely intact for 2014.... Read More »


Penske to acquire commercial vehicle distributor in Australia for $200 million

4:16 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
Penske Automotive Group plans to acquire commercial vehicle distributor Western Star Trucks Australia from Transpacific Industries Group for about $200 million ($219 million Australian) in the third quarter.... Read More »


Ford to build current, next F-150 pickup at same time, report says

4:59 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
Ford plans to produce both its current F-150 pickup and a new model for about six months to avoid disrupting sales of the top-selling U.S. vehicle and safeguard against potential kinks tied to the truck's extensive overhaul, people familiar with the plans said.... Read More »


Ford splits with Toyota, plans own truck hybrid system

2:28 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
Ford and Toyota said today they would end a partnership to develop gasoline-electric systems for pickups and SUVs. Ford is on track to bring its rear-wheel-drive hybrid system to market later this decade, Raj Nair, the company’s product development chief, said today. Toyota and Ford mutually agreed to end their collaboration after the r&d phase, he said.... Read More »


Report: GM planning strict diet for new pickup trucks

2:39 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2013
GM is preparing to put its full-sized pickup trucks on a severe diet to meet future government fuel-economy standards and stay competitive with rival Ford, according to several people familiar with its plans. But GM likely won't be able to implement an extensive weight reduction program until the just-redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are overhauled again in 2019, according to supplier sources.... Read More »


Canada auto sales rise 1% in June on Detroit 3 truck volume

9:20 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2013
Canadian auto sales in June rose 1.3 percent to 171,608 vehicles, with the Detroit 3 reporting double-digit volume sales gains for pickup trucks, while deliveries of sedans and other passenger cars fell 5 percent.... Read More »


What's hot, cold at halftime of 2013

3:54 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Pickups and crossovers were big reasons that new-vehicle sales rose more than expected in the first half of 2013.... Read More »



Ford, Nissan set pace as June sales rise 9% on trucks, crossovers

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Light vehicle sales, led by Ford Motor and Nissan Motor, rose 9 percent in June, easily topping many forecasts and providing fresh signs that the industry's recovery in the United States will remain robust in the second half of the year. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate -- a key barometer of the U.S. auto industry's overall health -- surged above the sunniest projections to 15.98 million, from 14.4 million a year ago.... Read More »


GM readies Chevy Silverado ad blitz to recapture pickup share

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
GM this week is kicking off its biggest advertising campaign in at least five years with an emotional tribute to hardworking Chevrolet Silverado owners, the start of a campaign for the redesigned 2014 pickup that's likely to top $300 million.... Read More »


Ford: Tremor signals enthusiasts' return

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Ford is aiming its 2014 F-150 Tremor pickup at a slender niche in the huge pickup market: performance enthusiasts who want a short-wheelbase, regular-cab pickup that accelerates like a rocket. After all, Ford says regular cabs account for only 5 percent of its industry-leading F-150 volume.... Read More »


Ram expands powertrain choices

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Ram will offer a new optional 6.4-liter V-8 engine for its 2014 heavy-duty pickup to compete with Ford's 6.2-liter gasoline V-8. The 2014 Ram 1500 will offer a light-duty diesel. The powertrain changes were revealed at a press event here last week.... Read More »


Truck demand, consumer confidence boon to June U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2013
U.S. auto sales in June are expected to rise as much as 8 percent and reach their strongest monthly pace since before the recession. Most analysts expect a sales pace in June of between 15.5 million and 15.7 million, the high end of which would mark the strongest number since December 2007.... Read More »


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