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Hennessey ran a stock Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to 175 mph

Hennessey Performance Engineering is back again shortly after showing us the world's fastest Christmas tree with a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. This time, there aren't any holiday decorations onboard for a top-speed run. It's just pavement and a bone-stock Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The premise is straightforward: how fast will the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk...

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2019 Ford Ranger leaked

Ford is bringing back the Ranger for 2019 and the first photos of the mid-size pickup truck have hit the web. The photos were posted to the NewRangerClub forum and show the Ranger designed for Thailand and other Southeast Asian markets. The version we'll get will feature slightly revised styling and extra features. The 2019 Ranger is expected to make...

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Hyundai gives first look at new fuel cell-powered SUV

Hyundai will present a fuel cell-powered SUV at next week's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. The vehicle, whose name will be revealed at the show, serves as the replacement for the Tucson Fuel Cell but is a standalone model with its own styling. It's due on sale in limited regions later in 2018. Hyundai previewed the model with the FE Fuel Cell...

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VW trademarks Amarok name, but will a VW pickup come to the US?

Since 2010, Volkswagen has offered a vehicle for those who need the utility of a pickup truck. It's called the Volkswagen Amarok, and it's a name you likely haven't heard. That's because the Amarok has never been sold in the United States or Canada. Perhaps that's about to change, though, as Volkswagen recently trademarked the Amarok name with the United...

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Do vehicle exhaust systems need back pressure?

When we have an automotive concept that involves complex science, we know just who to turn to for a proper explanation. That would be Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained. Today's concept is all about pressure. More specifically, it's about the idea of back pressure and whether or not this it's a good thing inside of an internal combustion engine. Like a...

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Nissan executive confirms new Frontier, hints at new Xterra

Saying the current Nissan Frontier is long in the tooth is an understatement. The mid-size pickup truck's platform dates back to the mid-2000s, while rivals boast platforms developed within the last couple of years. Nissan truck fans fear not because the brand has plans for an all-new mid-size pickup, and it's coming very soon. Nissan senior vice president...

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Ken Block makes cameo in new "Top Gear" trailer

We think it's safe to say reworked "Top Gear" has finally found its stride. In an upcoming season, Ken Block makes a surprise appearance. The BBC's banner car show uploaded a new trailer to YouTube that features presenters Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, and Chris Harris running from the law. Block isn't running with them, however. He's playing the part of law...

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Elon Musk promises Tesla pickup will come after Model Y

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the electric-car maker he oversees will build a pickup truck following the Model Y crossover, Reuters reported on Tuesday. It's the latest product promise following the 2020 Roadster's surprise reveal and the Tesla Semi's pending production. I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y. Have had the core...

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