Monday, April 23, 2018

GM’s Chief Engineer, Daytona Truck Meet, and AMP Research   |   The Truck Show Podcast March You’ve probably heard of The Truck Show Podcast by now, but if you’re joining us for the first time, here’s the deal: in early March, the content director of the Truck Trend Network, Sean Holman, and radio personality […]

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Root for Us as We Vie for Meat-Smoking Supremacy Truck Trend is hitting the road with Nissan and the Smokin’ Titan mobile barbecue next week for the Great Titan Meat Up, a competition with some of the best smoked meat (and the best chefs) in the country. The Smokin’ Titan will make a few stops […]

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Ungainly “SUV-Saloon” Might Preview China-Only Model Mercedes-Maybach, which offers ultra-luxurious variants of Mercedes-Benz models, has often teased the idea of a luxurious, exclusive SUV variant. And indeed, the company is reportedly working on a Maybach version of the GLS sport-ute. But evidently, the company may also offer an SUV-ized sedan, given these leaked images of […]

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Rescued and Restored Perhaps best known for creating the bizarre, oversized hot-rod-driving caricature Rat Fink (and many others), famed artist, cartoonist, and car customizer Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was born in Beverly Hills, California, in 1932 and grew up in the nearby Los Angeles suburb of Bell to become a major player in Southern California’s […]

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Ford has released official fuel economy ratings for its new diesel-powered F-150 and it has now become the most fuel-efficient half-ton in the segment.  The two-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 3.0-liter diesel is rated at 30 mpg highway, 22 in the city and 25 mpg combined, beating out the next most efficient half-ton truck, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which nets 27 mpg […]

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Most Efficient Configuration Hits 30 MPG In addition to best-in-class towing and payload, Ford can also add best 1/2-ton pickup fuel economy to its trophy case, because the 2018 F-150 Power Stroke diesel has been rated at a max of 22 city/30 highway/25 combined mpg (presumably with two-wheel drive). That EPA-estimated fuel efficiency is not […]

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Mountain Patrol to Debut at Overland Expo West Nissan will allow its fans to crowd-source the company’s latest custom build. Like former projects, the Nissan Armada “Mountain Patrol” will follow an overlanding theme, with a rooftop tent, rugged front and rear bumpers, and other bug-out toys. Nissan is requesting its fans hit the Nissan Trucks […]

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Steve Carlisle Steps into Position General Motors released a statement today that the automaker would be replacing Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen with Steve Carlisle, who was the former head of GM Canada. De Nysschen, who was appointed president of Cadillac in 2014, will be departing the brand effective immediately. “We appreciate Johan’s efforts over […]

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For the Beijing Auto Show, Buick is showing yet another crossover, this one in concept form. It’s called the Buick Enspire, and unlike the rest of the brand’s crossovers, this one is all electric. It’s more than just a repurposed Bolt EV, too. Instead of the Bolt’s 150 kW and 200-horsepower motor, the Buick has […]

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