Gobi Finish Is The Perfect Paint For The Gladiator And Wrangler
Gobi - named after the desert in Asia - joined Gladiator’s exterior color palette for the first time in 2020, and it has now returned for the 2022 model year. Also, the same finish is being offered for the 2022 Wrangler for the first time.
Priced at $495, the new Gobi finish joins other exclusive colors like Tuscadero, Gecko, or Nacho.
Move Over Braptor!!! The ’Dark Horse’ Bronco 6x6 Is Here
This Custom 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Stepside Will Not See Any Haystacks In Its Bed
Custom cars are awesome, but what’s even crazier is custom pick-up trucks, especially when they are from the 1950s. A perfect example of that is this 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Sidestep, built by “Customs by Lopez”. While the Chevy 3100 was part of the Chevy Task Force, also known as the “Blue Chip Series” in GMC dealerships, it started out as a humble, but rugged work truck. However, it has been transformed into a mean, rubber-burning machine.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor
Ford unveiled the next-gen Ranger Raptor in February 2022, and it has since been the talk of the town. While it is a huge improvement over the outgoing model, the highlight is that it will be coming to the U.S. and Canada – the two countries where the Ranger Raptor was forbidden fruit for the longest time. It looks like Ford finally came to a realization that there is a demand for the off-road mid-size beast in these countries.
Now that we know it is coming here, let’s talk about the truck itself. Ford finally moved it to a new platform after basing it on the T6 architecture for 11 years. The new 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor also comes with an upgraded suspension setup, updated exterior aesthetics and interior features, and even features a V-6 engine under the hood. There are a lot of other changes as well, and here’s everything you need to know about the next-gen 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor:
Kia Plots Two Electric Pickup Trucks to Take on the Big Boys
Hyundai and Genesis are planning to launch a total of 17 EVs between both companies by the end of the decade, so it should be little surprise that Kia is also increasing its efforts – they are all related, after all. There’s an oddity to this announcement, though, as Kia is also planning to launch not one, but two zero-emission electric pickup trucks.
If These Sketches Are Anything To Go By, Then The Ram 1500 BEV Might Be The Most Beautiful Looking Truck!
The electric pickup truck market is booming. You’ve got the GMC Hummer EV, the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, and many other new players. Even the pioneers of the current generation like Ford and Chevy have thrown in their hats and showcased what the truck will look like. But, one big name that’s missing is Ram. The company officially announced the electric Ram 1500 sometime mid-last year. Fast forward to the present day, we have got another set of teasers. Yeah, just teasers; not a glimpse at the real deal.
But, all that is forgiven at the moment because we are in awe of how stunning the Ram 1500 EV could turn out to be. What we see are still sketches, but if Ram can translate it into the production version without a whole lot of changes, it might be the best-looking truck on the market when it comes out.
This Vs Plaid: A 1,500-HP Chevrolet Silverado Attempts To Rain On The Tesla Model S Plaid’s Parade
Hoonigan’s “This vs Plaid” series continues to search for the Tesla Model S Plaid’s limits. This time, they pit the high-performance EV against a highly-modified Chevrolet Silverado that’s barely street-legal. The same Tesla already lost to a 1,700 horsepower Audi R8, but now, a 1,500 horsepower Chevy Silverado wants to have a go at it. Will LS power prevail?
Do You Want Some Good News? Well, The Ranger Raptor is FINALLY Coming To The U.S.!!
Ford launched the new Ranger Raptor earlier this week. It seems to be a mighty improvement over the outgoing model. The chassis has been tweaked, the suspension setup is upgraded, and it comes with a new engine option. Apart from these things, it also comes with an updated exterior and interior.
But, here’s an even bigger news. The Ranger Raptor fans in the U.S. and Canada have something to rejoice. After being forbidden in these two countries for the longest time, Ford’s CEO announced that the 2023 Ranger Raptor will be sold here. How many of you are buying it?
The All-New 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Debuts With A V-6 Engine, Upgraded Mechanicals, And New Tech
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Ford’s been on a roll since the last two years. Forget about the facelifts and refreshes; I’m talking about the blockbuster hits. We’ve had the new F-150, the resurrection of the Bronco, the F-150 Raptor, the announcement of the F-150 Raptor R, the F-150 Lightning, the Bronco Raptor, and now, the Ranger Raptor. We have spotted it in the past, but with camouflage. The new Ranger Raptor will be based on the new 2023 Ranger – that is also one of the launches in recent times and replaced the aging T-6 Ranger – and will further elevate the company’s Raptor brand.
The new Ranger Raptor is a huge improvement over the model it replaces. For starters, it comes with a 3.0-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine that makes a shade under 300 horses. Ford has upgraded the suspensions setup and introduced more tech as well. But, the biggest question – will it come Stateside? The answer is YES! Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, confirmed that the new Ranger Raptor will be coming Stateside in 2023!
Why the Rivian R1T Will Be The Benchmark for All Electric Trucks
The Rivian R1T has taken the pickup truck segment by storm. And, this isn’t even an exaggeration. The decade-old startup has managed to bring out a truck that has covered almost all the bases quite well. It’s strong on power (800+ horses), performance (0-60 mph in three seconds), range (400 miles), technology (tank turn, gear guard, etc.), and even towing capacity (11,000 pounds). Even though EVs are the future, a lot of people have still not warmed up to the idea of them for a variety of reasons. I’m not saying that truck doesn’t have its drawbacks, but it is arguably the best electric proposition at the moment, beating the likes of the Ford F-150 Lightning, the GMC Hummer EV, and the Tesla Cybertruck. If we were to advocate for EVs today, we’d use the Rivian R1T as our talking point, and here’s why we would do that:
You Can Now Make Your Own Accessories For The Ford Maverick
If there’s one vehicle that singlehandedly revitalized the compact pickup segment, that would be the Ford Maverick. Thanks to its affordable price tag and ingenious practicality, the Maverick has proven to be enough of a hit for Ford to suspend orders temporarily. And, to make ownership even more fun, the Blue Oval brand has finally released the geometry files for the pickup’s Ford Integrated Tether System (FITS).
Missed Out On Reserving Your Ford Maverick? Well, This Is When Ford Will Start Accepting Bookings Again
There’s no denying the fact that Ford has recently pushed out a ton of vehicles that were a homerun success. The F-150 Lightning will eventually lead the pack for Ford’s electric vehicle (EV) push and sales of the Mustang Mach-E have also been successful. The Maverick compact pickup is also one such vehicle, and such was the craze for it initially that Ford had to suspend orders for the 2022 model year. But, the company plans to open up the order books later this year. Will you be booking one?
2022 Nissan Frontier Project Adventure
Nissan brought the Frontier to the North American market back in 1997 and since then more four million trucks were sold. With the new generation, the company has bigger hopes, as the new Frontier is the first one dedicated for the North American market and it is not shared with the global model.
At the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan revealed three concept cars that will prove that only the sky is the limit when it comes to the customization possibilities of the Frontier. The first one - Frontier Project 72X - pays tribute to the Datsun 720, and the second one Project Adventure was built to invite American customers to explore the amazing sceneries of the U.S., no matter where they are located.
Unibody Trucks - the Ultimate Guide
Pickup trucks have been the best sellers in the U.S. for a very long time. In fact, in 2021, the top-three selling vehicles were the Ford F-Series, the Ram pickup, and the Chevy Silverado. This should give you an idea as to how popular pickup trucks are Stateside. While these utility vehicles are getting better in terms of looks, features, and overall premium vibes, they still don’t offer the best ride quality or good fuel economy. But, there is a solution for this – unibody trucks.
Unibody trucks aren’t considered real trucks by a lot of people, mainly because they can’t be taken on any path and can’t tow as much as a traditional body-on-frame truck. However, unibody pickups offer crossover-like handling, ride quality, and fuel efficiency, thus giving you a sweet mix of both worlds. There aren’t a lot of unibody trucks on sale today, but we’ve listed them out here. Before we start with it, let’s get to some basic questions and answers about unibody trucks and designs.
2022 Nissan Frontier Project 72X
The 2022 Chicago Auto Show opened its doors today for the media, and in two days, it will also be opened for the public. There will surely be a few things to see in there, so go ahead and pay a visit if you can.
At the Nissan booth, for example, you will see a trio of concept cars, all based on the 2022 Frontier. All three concept cars were designed by Nissan Design America to show the unlimited customization possibilities with the truck.
2022 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor
When Ford announced the new generation F-150 Raptor everyone expected to see at least a small power increase. Well, turns out Ford decided to offer the same engine under the hood: a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V-6 EcoBoost with 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. A very disappointing news for every Raptor fan out there.
Shelby however has the solution: its latest pack based on the new generation F-150 Raptor delivers no less that 525 horsepower. Still, way under the Ram 1500 TRX, but a lot better than a standard Raptor, right?
No Electricity? The Ford F-150 Lightning Can Power Your House For Up To 3 Days
Ford couldn’t contain its excitement towards its first-ever electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning. After all, it has beaten the Tesla Cybetruck to market, and it even got delayed in a similar fashion to the Roadster, both of which had their pricing pulled out of their website. Because of this, Ford took the opportunity to showcase one of the F-150 Lightning’s key tricks.
Watch The Rivian R1T Show-Off All Its Drive Modes In This Video
The Rivian R1T’s deliveries have officially begun and it has been the talk of the town ever since. The EV has garnered a lot of positive reactions from the auto community, and was even Doug DeMuro’s 2021 Car of the Year’. We have seen it climb mountains in the past and make short work of it, and have even seen it rejoice in the snow. Now, the automaker has uploaded a video that shows its all-round abilities.
Rivian uploaded a video of the R1T on its YouTube channel demonstrating all eight drive modes that are available on the EV. Seems to be quite an all-rounder, doesn’t it?
After 75 Years, Ford Has Built Its 40 Millionth F-Series Pickup For The U.S.
It’s no surprise that the Ford F-Series is the best-selling pickup for the past 45 years as well as America’s best-selling vehicle, period, for the past 40 years. Today, however, is a special day for the F-Series pickup, because the 40 millionth unit just rolled off the assembly line.
Tug-of-War: Can The Ram 3500 HD Tug Both, The Ford F-150 Raptor And Chevrolet Silverado, At The Same Time?
‘Carwow’ is known for its car reviews and drag races, but this time, the team decided to do something different. They engaged in a tug-of-war with three American trucks – the Chevy Silverado, the Ford F-150 Raptor, and the Ram 3500 HD. Which of these do you think emerges as the winner?