Tag Archives: Pickup Trucks

Patent reveals potential US-spec Ford Ranger Raptor

New clues have emerged pointing to the possible launch of the Ford Ranger Raptor in the United States. A design patent depicting a Ranger Raptor with features unique to Rangers destined for the U.S. has surfaced on a patent registry in Australia where the mid-size pickup truck was developed. The design patent, which was discovered by the Ranger5G forum...

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Jeep Wrangler 6×6 boasts Hemi V-8 and brutish looks

For former Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones, a regular Jeep Wrangler was simply not enough. Instead, he had Atlanta-based Monster Customs create a 6x6 complete with a Hemi V-8 engine and pickup bed. Now, the creation is for sale. Motor Cars of Atlantahas posted the brutish SUV-turned-pickup for sale, and the vehicle has a lot going for it—and it...

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Kahn Design’s Chelsea Truck Company reveals posh Defender pickup

The original Land Rover Defender was designed as a workhorse but that doesn't mean it can't do with a bit of luxury thrown in. Kahn Design knows this particularly well, as the company has been churning out posh Defenders for years. Its latest is based on the Defender Double Cab Pickup. The vehicle was developed by Kahn Design's Chelsea Truck Company, which...

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The Rock gifts custom Ford F-150 to his longtime stunt double

Having someone recognize hard work and dedication is always a positive experience, but when it's someone like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he goes above and beyond. As in, gifting his longtime stunt double a custom Ford F-150. Johnson posted the touching video to his Instagram showing him surprise his stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed with the new pickup...

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2019 Ford F-150 Limited gains Raptor power

Should the Ford F-150 Raptor be a little too brutish for everyday driving, the Blue Oval has an answer. The automaker announced Thursday that its 2019 F-150 Limited will gain the Raptor's 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. Thus, the posh pickup will produce 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, just like its Ford Performance cousin. The truck also...

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Mercedes-Benz open to V-8-powered X-Class pickup

The most powerful Mercedes-Benz X-Class right now is the X350d powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 diesel with 258 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, but the mid-size pickup might offer a V-8 in the future. That's according to X-Class engineering boss Frank Schumacher, who in an interview with Drive published Wednesday said a V-8-powered X-Class...

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2018 Ford F-150 Raptor sees price hikes

Ford was definitely onto a good thing when it launched the original F-150 SVT Raptor almost a decade ago. The desert-racing pickup truck is now into its second generation and it's priced quite a bit higher than the original. Per Cars Direct, Ford's latest order guides for the 2018 F-150 range reveals a starting price of $52,170 for the Raptor Super Cab and...

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HSV studying Chevy Colorado-based Ranger Raptor rival

Australia's HSV is currently studying a tuned version of the Holden Colorado pickup truck, sold here with a Chevrolet badge, to challenge Ford's Ranger Raptor that was unveiled in February. The company rolled out the Colorado SportsCat last December but the vehicle, which benefits from minor suspension and brake upgrades, is a far cry from the V-8 muscle...

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Ram Rebel TRX confirmed for production

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has finally given word that it will put a Ram Rebel TRX into production. The confirmation was made Friday during FCA's investor meeting in Italy, where CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed a new five-year plan for the automaker, his last before his retirement next year. The Rebel TRX was confirmed for an arrival before 2022. The vehicle...

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6 things to know about driving a lifted pickup truck

They go by various names: bro trucks, monster trucks, bruisers, mud trucks, the list goes on. Nissan has named its highly modified Glacier White Titan XD, appropriately, “The Beast.” With a Rough Country 6-inch (!) lift kit, MKW M91 20-inch wheels wrapped with Mastercraft MXT 35-inch tires, EGR fender flares, a ZROADZ 50-inch LED light bar, a...

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