'Ford Shield' Looks Like A Next-Generation Hardcore Bedliner

This clip doesn't give us a lot of clues about what makes the "Built Ford Tough Shield" special, but based on the name and these shots my money's on new bedliner tech. Whether it ends up being "effective tool" or "sales gimmick" remains to be seen, but we'll have our eyes open. » 12/19/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

This Jag Pickup Will Haul Your Garbage Cans Full Of Foie Gras

Back when Ford was puppet master to Jaguar, there were persistent rumors that a Jag SUV based on a Ford platform was coming. So it's not too huge a leap to imagine that someone, somewhere considered the idea of a Jag truck. Well, someone somewhere actually did more than that, since this Jag F-150 exists.… » 12/19/14 4:54pm Yesterday 4:54pm

Could A Hyundai Pickup Be The Answer To Insanely Expensive Trucks?

A completely unsubstantiated rumor says Hyundai is bringing a new pickup truck to the Detroit Auto Show next month. A baseless claim, but it got me thinking– if Hyundai undercut the hell out of the truck market and gave the US a barely-legal lightweight alternative, we might effectively have the "old Ranger" back. » 12/19/14 2:23pm Yesterday 2:23pm

Ford Will Make $10.8 Billion Just Selling $50,000+ Trucks This Year

Here's some data to support the rhetoric we all keep repeating: "Holy crap, pickup trucks are insanely expensive." TrueCar has calculated which were the most popular $50K+ vehicles and versions of the Ford F-Series, Ram, Chevy Silverado, and GMC Sierra are all in the top ten. » 12/12/14 2:59pm 12/12/14 2:59pm

GM May Make The Off-Road 2016 Chevy Colorado ZR2 [Update: Rumor Denied]

GM trotted out this lifted, armored, diesel-powered 2016 Chevy Colorado ZR2 at last month's LA Auto Show and proved the company had the off-road market on their radar. Rumors suggested Chevy might actually the ZR2 happen in as little as three to six months, at least in Canada. » 12/12/14 10:09am 12/12/14 10:09am

Brand New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Looks A Lot Like The Tundra From Here

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has been promised as an "all-new" mid-sized truck to finally replace the current rendition we've lived with for almost a decade. From the one photo the company has released so far, the new Taco sure looks like its big stablemate the Tundra to me. » 12/10/14 4:49pm 12/10/14 4:49pm

Ford Ranger Just Beat Toyota Hilux As Africa's Favorite 4x4

The mighty Toyota Hilux, venerated as the ultimate unkillable work truck the world over, has been passed as the best selling 4x4 in South Africa for the first time in 34 years. The 2015 Ford Ranger, about to be redesigned to match the new Ford Everest, has taken the region's top spot. » 12/09/14 5:20pm 12/09/14 5:20pm

There's One Law Keeping Pickup Trucks From Getting Popular In China

Beijing's 2003 Road Traffic Safety Law granted local governments the prerogative of whether or not to allow pickup trucks on their streets. All they have to do is classify them as commercial vehicles, and bar them from entering. Interestingly many did, nipping a potential Chinese truck market in the bud. » 11/11/14 4:40pm 11/11/14 4:40pm