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Top Gear’s top 10 lairy trucks

Shelby has this week unleashed its 700bhp Raptor, a limited-to-50-units version of Ford's V8-engined pickup capable of smashing through the fabric of time itself.<p>It's the latest in a proud lineage of People Doing Silly Things to Pickups, and follows Hennessey's Big Yellow VelociRaptor as the ute of …

Top Gear

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Spied in Production-Spec Four-Door SuperCrew Body

When Ford’s all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor made its debut at last year’s Detroit auto show, it was in stubbier extended cab “SuperCab” form. But the truck will also be offered as a larger SuperCrew cab with four forward-hinged doors, and these photos of an undisguised prototype give us our best view yet …

Autos

Toyota’s indestructible Hilux gets a third axle for serious off-road fury

Mercedes-Benz’s outlandish six-wheeled G63 AMG was the definition of a niche model when it was introduced in early 2013, but it unexpectedly ended up …

Toyota RAV4

2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Diesel EPA-Rated 29-31 MPG Highway

Real MPG testing achieved higher real-world numbers than EPA.<p>Official EPA-rated fuel economy numbers for the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and 2016 GMC Canyon with the 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel I-4 have been announced.<p>Two-wheel-drive versions of the midsize pickups are EPA-rated 22/31/25 mpg …

Chevrolet

Best Trucks for Towing/Work

The Best Configurations for Getting the Job Done<p>There is no question that pickups are popular in the U.S. But they’re not inexpensive. Loaded models can reach well into the $70,000 range. Not all consumers need a loaded truck, though. With 14 pickup models on the market (separating light-duty and …

GMC Sierra

2016 Ford F-150 Brings Back Natural Gas Prep Package

Production begins on CNG-compatible F-150s.<p>Ford has begun production of 2016 F-150 trucks capable of running on compressed natural gas. The automaker hasn’t offered a CNG-compatible F-150 since the 2014 model year, or before the truck’s complete overhaul.<p>The first 2016 Ford F-150 with natural gas …

Natural Gas

Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Edition Entering Limited Production

Military-inspired truck arrives next spring.<p>The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops concept pickup shown at the 2015 SEMA show last month will go into limited production and be available in spring 2016.<p>Design for the Silverado Special Ops pickup is inspired by a rescue vehicle for …

Military

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor to go Desert Racing

Debuting in the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series.<p>The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup will go off-road desert racing before it reaches showrooms this fall. The production-based race truck will compete in the new factory stock class of the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing …

Off-roading

Nissan Officially Announces Half-ton Titan Pickup

Nissan’s big news this year at the Chicago auto show was the introduction of the new Patrol-based Armada full-size ute, but almost as an aside, Nissan also confirmed its plans to introduce a half-ton Titan pickup for 2017. While the body and 390-hp 5.6-liter V-8 engine will be shared with the “XD” …

Chicago Auto Show

Comanche Lives Again: Jeep Turns the Renegade Into a Diesel-Powered Trucklet for Easter Safari

Safari

We Hear: FCA Sees Potential for Two Midsize Pickups

Ram could get a new midsize pickup offering.<p>At the New York auto show, Jeep and Ram boss Mike Manley told <i>The Detroit News</i> that a second midsize pickup could eventually be offered alongside the confirmed Wrangler-based pickup destined for the Jeep brand. The executive didn’t confirm plans for a …

Autos

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition Debuts, Realtree Edition Shown for Real

As it was before, so is it again—at least in the world of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup-truck special edition models! For the refreshed 2016 Silverado, Chevrolet announced it will again offer buyers a so-called “Rally Edition.” The package includes either 20- or 22-inch black-painted wheels, hood …

Chevrolet

Renault Alaskan Pickup is a Reskinned Nissan for Markets Outside U.S.

French automaker’s first one-ton pickup for global markets<p>Renault pulled the wraps off the production version of its first one-ton pickup. The bold styling of the concept shown at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show carries over to the all-new Renault Alaskan pickup.<p>While full details haven’t been …

South America

Medium Done Well: Mid-Size Pickups Ranked

Chevrolet

These Beefed-Up Ford F-150 Trucks Are Coming to SEMA

Four trucks show off unique modifications<p>Ford has previewed four different F-150 trucks it will reveal at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas next month. From unique custom paint jobs to power upgrades and action sports accessories, these four trucks offer a little …

Ford F-150

Ram Rebel TRX Concept Is a 575-HP Off-Road Monster

Does Ram have the Ford F-150 Raptor in its sights?<p>Although most of the big news this week is coming from the Paris auto show, Ram took the opportunity to use the 2016 State Fair of Texas to introduce one of its newest creations, the Ram Rebel TRX Concept. Based on the Ram 1500, it is the most …

Suspension Training

Mercedes-Benz Reveals Nissan-Based Pickup Concepts

Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off two mid-size pickup-truck concepts that preview the forthcoming Nissan Navara–based X-class, which is officially dubbed the Concept X-class. Mercedes further christened each concept with surnames sure to make the marketing executives at Mattel jealous: Stylish …

Latin America

2017 Ram Power Wagon to Start at $53,015

2500 HD Tradesman now available with Power Wagon option<p>The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is set to go on sale later this year and will carry a base price of $53,015, including $1,320 destination fee. Unveiled earlier this year, the 2017 Power Wagon starts life as a Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Crew Cab and is …

Off-roading

The Biggest Underachievers in Our Real-World Highway MPG Test

GMC Sierra

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Headed to Production With DSSV Shocks

Truck debuts at the Los Angeles auto show<p>Exactly two years ago, Chevrolet debuted an off-road Colorado concept at the Los Angeles auto show. Now, the vehicle has been confirmed for production and will receive DSSV shocks for improved suspension performance.<p>The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 follows in …

Los Angeles

2017 GMC Sierra 2500/3500HD: Now with a Hood Scoop and an Optional Diesel Engine

Like its corporate sibling, the Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pickup, the GMC Sierra HD inherits an overhauled Duramax diesel engine option for 2017, which brings with it a nifty hood scoop. A 360-hp gasoline-fueled 6.0-liter V-8 remains standard and does not get the hood scoop.<p>The V-8 diesel …

Oops! Ram Accidentally Put Hemi Badges on a Bunch of V-6 Trucks

Are you the proud owner of a brand-new 2017 Ram 1500 with a Hemi badge on the fender? Does the 5.7-liter V-8 promised by that badge seem to lack a little, er, oomph? Maybe it’s time to pop the hood and do a quick spark-plug count: Apparently, Ram accidentally put Hemi badges on a bunch of 3.6-liter …

FCA US

Report: Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup May Come to U.S.

Stateside production site being considered<p>If Mercedes-Benz builds the X-Class here, would you buy it? Although the German automaker wasn’t planning on bringing the upcoming X-Class midsize pickup stateside when it was announced last fall, that decision apparently wasn’t set in stone.<p>Volker …

General Motors

2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Ready to Roar

When 450 hp isn’t good enough<p>Texas tuner John Hennessey likes to go fast. Real fast. The crew at Hennessey Performance (HPE) rarely sits idle and has made a perfectly awesome truck even better.<p>The stock Ford EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin turbo V-6 engine in the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor cranks out 450 hp …

Sports Cars

GMC Middle East Desert Fox Concept Shown in Dubai

Forty years after releasing the original GMC Desert Fox pickup truck and Jimmy Desert Fox SUV, the brand is honoring the super-’70s duo with the Desert Fox Middle East truck concept. The Sierra 1500–based concept vehicle has all the subtlety of off-road-oriented pickups such as the Ford F-150 …

General Motors

Z06 Pickup? Chevy Straps a Vette Supercharger to the Silverado

It has been years since Chevrolet has offered a high-performance version of its Silverado pickup truck, but a new concept for this year’s SEMA show imagines what a revival of the Silverado SS could look like. Called the Silverado Performance concept, this street-oriented truck packs a supercharger, …

Sports Cars

Watch the $349,000 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 Go Out for a Spin

First footage of the 600-hp six-wheeler in action<p>Koenigsegg may have crushed the Venom GT’s top speed record at 277.9 mph with an Agera RS, but John Hennessey is keeping busy by playing with his latest six-wheeled toy.<p>Remember the $349,000 2018 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 that made its debut at SEMA …

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV Concept Is Seriously Hard Core

With the unveiling of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV concept at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, the bow-tie brand is officially working to take its mid-size pickup to the next level of off-road performance. This rig was displayed alongside Chevy’s ZR2 race development truck; the pair foreshadow …

Chevrolet

Shelby Ford Raptor now makes 700+ supercharged horses

Before the next-gen, twin-turbo Ford Raptor comes out, Shelby American will build you one with over 700 horses.<p>Look, there's a new Ford F-150 SVT Raptor coming out soon, and it's gonna be powerful. We're talking[link …

Sports Cars

Shelby Raptor

Yes, it's exactly what you think it is. Like the company's long-running series of suped-up Mustangs, the Shelby Raptor ($18,000 and up, not inlcuding …