“We have a very good normally-aspirated engine,” said Toyota driver Giniel de Villiers was forced to be content with third overall at Dakar 2016. “Our cars are reliable,” he said about his team’s ability overtake rivals who came into trouble, “but we just need to find a little more speed.” NA Toyota Tacoma Takes […]
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Based on the ultra-capable Wrangler, the all new for 2017 Jeep Scrambler pickup is set to debut early next year to take you and yours virtually anywhere!
Great news, car fans! The Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco nameplates will be making a US comeback if this $9 billion UAW deal goes through!
There aren’t many surprises at auto shows these days, but Korea pulled one over on us with the Hyundai Santa Cruz compact truck concept.
Last week Bob Lutz’s plug-in truck maker VIA Motors recieved certification for sale from the EPA for its eREV plug-in hybrid van
Nissan and Renault have plans to take over Latin America’s light truck market with vehicles like the unibody Duster Oroch 4×4 concept shown here.
This one-off Volkswagen Amarok concept, dubbed the Amarok Power, is equipped to pop ear drums and boners alike with its secret party starting present.
The un-killable Toyota HiLux pickups is considered near and far to be the most dependable, durable compact on the market, and it may be coming to the US!
The American compact truck market has been largely dead for years, but all that changed with the recent introduction of the new, 2015 GMC Canyon (show here) and Chevy Colorado twins. The new trucks promised a roomier interior than the outgoing models, as well more modern chassis, improved pulling power, and- for the first time […]
Via Motors EV Truck Manufacturing Plant Opened In Mexico (via EV Obsession) VIA Motors, makers of the VTRUX brand of extended-range plug-in trucks, just launched its first high-volume electric vehicle assembly plant this week, located in a new facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The facility — which is strategically placed…
We’ve been clamoring for a compact, diesel-engined pickup for years here at Gas 2. We lust heartily for Ford’s “forbidden fruit” Ford Ranger, which combines city-suitable dimensions with awesome, train-hauling power. We lusted after Volkswagen’s sexy, European Amarok. We’re waiting to see what happens with GM’s upcoming diesel compact pickups, but even so – what […]
Jamie Dunst has a great idea for a dream car. He wants to sell you his idea, in fact, as something he calls the “IDEA MotorCar”. Here’s the thing, though: he doesn’t want to sell you his ideal dream machine, he wants to sell you yours. “I usually have a hard time explaining it to […]
Details are scarce, but expect the 2014 Chevy Colorado and 2014 GMC Canyon to be aerodynamically smoother, have smaller shut lines, and take interior styling cues from the excellent Chevy Spark, Sonic, and Cruze compacts that will likely share demographics with the new pickups.
As America’s vehicle of choice, the pickup truck has become incredibly ingrained in our national identity. But can pickup trucks survive in a world of $4.00 a gallon gasoline and an increasingly urban population? Automakers like Chrysler certainly hope so, as pickup trucks are their bread-and-butter money makers. So Chrysler’s announcement that the new Ram […]
Chris’ petition to Ford trying to convince the blue oval boys to bring their “world-market” diesel Ranger to the US has been, comment-wise, one of the most popular posts in Gas 2’s short five-year history. Despite our pleas, increasingly stringent CAFE standards on light trucks, the recession, the complete absurdity of driving a full-size pickup […]
GM’s marketers succeeded in convincing Gas 2 editor Chris DeMorro that Chevy Volt ownership will help you survive the (almost certainly around-the-corner) zombie apocalypse. Chris is an easier sell than I am, apparently, because I’d want one of these. What you see here is a zombie-ready Suzuki Carry pickup, complete with four wheel drive, stabby […]
American automakers are facing a do-or-die moment in regards to fuel economy. Heavily reliant on gas-guzzling trucks and SUV’s, Ford, Chrysler, and GM have got to figure out a way to make their number-one sellers suck down less gas. While Ford bets on EcoBoost and GM focuses on weight savings, Chrysler has announced that for […]
I sent in my press registration for the 2012 North American International Auto Show, better known as the Detroit Auto Show. I’m looking forward to seeing what automakers launch the next year with, and it appears as though I will have to stop by the Smart booth this year. This morning Smart announced that it […]
With looming fuel efficiency standards dictating future car products, major automakers are investing a lot of time and money into developing EV’s and hybrid cars. Well…except for Chrysler. Instead, the Pentastar brand has announced that the Jeep Grand Cherokee will offer a diesel engine option in 2013, with other models to follow.
Truck owners represent a huge chunk of all vehicle traffic, and – when it comes to gas prices – they’re in a tougher spot than the guy driving a big luxury sedan or sportscar. They need a truck, in other words, to get to work or just get by, whereas the guy in the Viper […]