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Ford Gearing Up To Revive Small(-ish) Ranger Pickup Truck

What’s old in the auto business definitely is new again, as reports from Detroit indicate Ford Motor – despite years-long denials – plans to return to the midsize pickup truck market with a new-generation revival of its Ranger nameplate.<p>Since it sold the last Ranger in 2012, Ford (F) has insisted …

Honda's new Ridgeline Pickup takes aim at Ford and GM

It's a re-introduction because Honda shelved the truck after the 2014 model.<p>The first generation Ridgeline debuted a decade ago. Its unorthodox design and its lack of a V8 engine made it the truck for people who don't like traditional trucks.<p>Now it's back, with one of the largest beds in its class …

General Motors

Hyundai CEO Confirms: Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Is Headed For Production

The automaker just hasn't decided on when it will officially announce the car-based small pickup.<p>If you were a big fan of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck concept, then we have good news for you. The truck is going into production, and it's only a matter of time before Hyundai makes the official …

Hyundai CEO: Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Headed For Production

If you were a big fan of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck concept, then we have good news for you: The truck is going into production, and it’s only a matter of time before Hyundai makes the official announcement.<p>Speaking to Australian press at the Detroit auto show, Hyundai USA CEO Dave …

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Long-Term Update 1

Colorado Takes New York: Long-Hauling the Colorado Is Refreshingly Comfortable<p>Our long-term Chevrolet Colorado was due for a road trip, as it had proven itself well as a suburban tool. Commutes, weekend projects, and the occasional trip to Lowe’s were all dutifully handled.<p>Now, though, it was time …

2015 Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon 4-Cylinder MPG Announced

According to the EPA, four-cylinder versions of the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks achieve ratings of up to 20/27/22 mpg city/highway/combined when equipped with rear-wheel drive and the optional six-speed automatic.<p>Given that 305-hp, <b>V-6 versions of these new …

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Long-Term Arrival

When the new year arrived so did our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 long-term test vehicle. Shortly after parking it outside our Detroit office, winter hit. Technically, winter had already started, but up until January, it was rather mild and dry. But by February, temperatures plummeted, and …

GM Readies Diesel Variants for Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

New 2.8-Liter Turbodiesel to Arrive Later This Year<p>Chevrolet and GMC released more details about their Colorado and Canyon diesel pickups Monday during a small event and then let a handful of journalists drive it. However, no one is supposed tell anyone their driving impressions after doing a few …

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x4 Diesel

Chevy makes some noise with its diesel-powered Colorado.<p>From the June 2016 issue<p>With the recent sales momentum of the revised To­yota Tacoma and the new Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon twins, GM’s introduction of diesel power to the mid-size-pickup segment seems like a clever play. But in a market built …

Honda Ridgeline: Are Unibody Trucks The Way Of The Future?

Honda has developed a capable and comfortable lifestyle pickup, with unique features, plenty of capability and a better interior package in the form of the Ridgeline pickup, a next generation effort that is much better aligned with truck consumers, as Honda learned and applied lessons from the …

Honda Takes on Toyota and Subaru with Its 2017 Ridgeline

Photo: Michael Frank<p>The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a bit like a Subaru Outback with a truck bed. Like the classic Subie, it drives like a car but still has plenty of off-road features, such as multiple terrain modes in the 4WD system and nearly eight inches of ground clearance, as well as auto …

2017 Honda Ridgeline: A sleeper or a snooze?

I say sleeper.<p>Ah, yes... "Baby Steps," an expression that describes gradual improvements in what preceded. Overused for sure, but it clearly describes Honda's approach to the 2017 Ridgeline.<p>Now that the news embargo is over we will be seeing a slew of preliminary road tests. Time to dig a little …

2017 Honda Ridgeline: For SUV Buyers Needing A Truck, Or Truck Buyers Needing An SUV? Yes

Slide into the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline and your first impression will probably be, “Wow, this is a roomy cabin for a truck.” Start driving the Ridgeline and you’re second impression will quickly be, “Hmm, awfully good ride quality for a truck.” Spend time exploring all the innovative design …

In photos: 2017 Honda Ridgeline inside and out

Honda's new pickup is made for tailgating with 77-litre compartment perfect for holding ice and beer and in-bed speakers. The Ridgeline is based on the same platform as Honda’s Pilot SUV, which means it rides and handles far better than all of its mid-size body-on-frame rivals: the Toyota Tacoma, …

Review: 2017 Honda Ridgeline is king of the tailgate party

What would Joe Cahn think of Honda’s new mid-size Ridgeline pickup? Is it truck-enough to tailgate?<p>Cahn, if you haven’t heard, is the Commissioner of Tailgating – commish for short – the world’s only professional tailgater, and a man who has “eaten his way through 1,000 tailgate parties.” On his …

First drive: 2017 Honda Ridgeline

<i>The Ridgeline is a truck that you can take off-road, pull a trailer, venture across the continent, or just go out for a nice night on the town.</i><p>The …

2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Looks More Trucky, Yet Remains Innovative

After a two model-year break, Honda’s unique Ridgeline pickup returns as a 2017 model. Most obviously, it now looks more like a traditional truck; …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Shanghai

With more than 24 million people and a skyline torn straight off the cover of a futuristic novel, Shanghai is arguably China’s most dynamic city—and …

2016 Honda CR-V Reviews and Rating

2016 honda cr-v Model Overview<p>You’ll Like<p>Smooth CVT<br>• High safety scores<br>• Great value<p>You Won’t Like<p>Lacks a volume knob<br>• Aged navigation system<br>• Only one engine option<p><b>New for 2016</b><p>Honda adds a new Special Edition (SE) trim with 17-inch wheels that slots right after the base LX trim. Preparing for the …

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5 Things To Do In Bologna Italy

Bologna, the capital of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy is a leading university city and one of the country’s most beautiful.<p>Together with ancient …

Italy

A Guide To Magical Cinque Terre, Italy

Italy's Finest Hikes Exploring the Great Outdoors

Italy’s Finest Hikes – Experience Italy in a completely new way by lacing up your hiking boots and hitting the trail and Exploring the Great Outdoors …