Your old truck can look better than new with just a few touch-ups and accessories

Longing for the days when you felt good about driving your car, truck or SUV? With the average new-car price over $30,000, there are many reasons to hang on to the one you have. But maybe the one you have seems a bit too tired to keep. What your car needs is a makeover.

A little nip-tuck, new shoes and a few shiny accessories can make your vehicle exciting again without breaking the bank.
Consumers spend more than $33 billion annually to personalize their vehicles, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the trade organization representing the automotive aftermarket industry. Continue reading

2015 Chevy Silverado pickup: meet CNG-fueled version

Meet the CNG-fueled version of well-known Chevrolet Silverado pickup. As you know, current gas prices is 62 percent more expensive than compressed natural gas (or CNG).

GM promises savings of up to $2,000 per year over a conventionally powered Silverado fitted with the same six-liter V8 engine if it’s run on the alternative for at least 75 percent of the time. CNG capability allows the vehicle to operate on both gasoline and compressed gas depending on need and availability. Continue reading

Toyota prices 2013 Tacoma TRD T/X Baja

Toyota prices its facelifted Tacoma, which go on sale in May. The new Tacoma Baja Series will start at $32,990, plus a delivery fee of $810. That’s for a Tacoma Access Cab model with a manual transmission, the Baja Series package carries an MSRP of $5,015, but you get to subtract $650 in a “factory credit” if you order it, since the Baja’s Off-Road Package is cheaper than the standard Tacoma Off-Road Package. Or to make things simpler, figure the Baja Series Tacoma is going to cost you $4,365 more than the same truck without it.

Press Release

TORRANCE, Calif., April 23, 2012 – – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced prices today for the TRD T/X Baja Series Package. Inspired by Toyota’s Baja racing heritage, the truck reveals bold graphics with its name “Baja Series” and enhanced suspension, elevating the capability of Tacoma’s TRD Off-Road pickup to a new level of fun and function. The special limited edition package will be available on select Tacoma 4×4 pickup trucks.
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Ford Ranger is Awarded 5 Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Tests

Ford Ranger

All-new Ford Ranger is the first pickup tested by the Euro NCAP to achieve a five-star top rating. The Ranger’s overall score was 89%, one of the highest regardless of class. The new Ford Ranger received the best rating ever for pedestrian protection among the cars tested by the Euro NCAP since 1997, with an 81% score.
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2012 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck

2012 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck

The all-new Ford Ranger pickup truck which makes its worldwide debut at this week’s Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. Like an old model, Ford’s new Ranger was developed in cooperation with Mazda, which will also unveil its version called the BT-50 in Sydney.

The new Ford Ranger moves a step closer to passenger cars in terms of styling, interior appointments as well as technology features. It will be available in three different cab body styles, 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains, two ride heights and four series choices.
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Mazda BT-50 Pickup Truck

Mazda BT-50 Pickup Truck

Mazda released the first official photos of the its all-new BT-50 pickup. The two pickup truck models are the result of a collaboration between Ford and Mazda and will both get their world premiere at this week’s Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

The Mazda BT-50 pickup gets its own unique exterior cues and interior styling inspired by the Mazda’s passenger car range. Though far less aggressive than originally implied on the first teaser sketches, the BT-50’s exterior design is more funky than it’s Ford sibling. The same can be said about the interior which is said to feature all the accommodations of a passenger car.
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2010 Volkswagen Robust

Its a first photo of upcoming Volkswagen Robust mid-sized pick-up, which will be launched at the end of 2009 as a 2010 year model. Volkswagen Robust truck will be available as a single cab and double cab combined with either rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive.

VW make plan to produce the Robust truck in Argentina for the South American and African markets.