A truck is a motor vehicle for transporting goods. The word "truck" comes from the Greek "trochos", meaning "wheel". In America, the big wheels of wagons were called trucks. When the petrol engine driven trucks came into fashion, these were called "motortrucks". Slowly the word motor in front of truck disappeared.
Remember Crosslander? The Romanian SUV that was scheduled to be imported to the US. The value priced vehicle never made it here, but the dream lives on for its would-be importer. Read on to find out what he’s up to now.
We just received today the Detroit Auto Show newsletter and it feature for the first time the new Ford F150 logo. The letter a little more rounded and it feels more dynamic, what do you think ?
What you see in the pictures is actually a kind of truck used for sightseeing.Judging after his height the truck can easily pass though deep water,or hard terrain.
Information about the engine capacity,suspensions are not available but we do know that the truck is equipped with a refrigerator,a bar,with things you can enjoy during the trip through the wildness. > Full story
Toyota has worked some motor sport magic on its legendary Hilux pick-up to create a special concept that’s big on both looks and performance.
The muscular Hilux Sport Concept will make its debut as a central attraction on the Toyota stand at the 2007 Commercial Vehicle Show.
The team at Toyota (GB) has created the pick-up as a one-off special and it is the first LCV-based concept to be shown by Toyota in the UK. The 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine has a Toyota Motorsport power upgrade that (...) > Full story
Spicy colours, extra equipment and a new engine for Ford’s Ranger Wildtrak will make this a special edition not to be missed at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show. Already known for strong pulling power and car-like comfort, the new Ranger Wildtrak adds further style and capabilities to the range.
This latest model has rear box rail extensions, a stylish, aerodynamic sports bar, lower sports cladding and tail lamp protectors to enhance its appearance. Side intake ’gills’ add to the visual (...) > Full story
Toyota is trying to adjust the production of certain trim levels to meet market demand.This will be done by increasing output on some, while reducing others.
The world of full-sized pickups has taught the company several lessons until now. Toyota’s biggest seller, the CrewMax pickup is at the point where supply isn’t keeping up with demand.
The pickup was originally thought to comprise between 50- and 60-percent of sales is, in actuality, closer to 70- to 80-percent.
The standard-cab (...) > Full story
Ford and DJ Funkmaster Flex, the hip hop guru of car customization, are turning the Funkmaster’s red hot Ford Expedition concept into a limited-edition production SUV. The stylized version of the full-sized SUV, dubbed the 2008 Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition, will hit Ford dealer showrooms later this fall.
Chip Foose, star of TV’s “Overhaulin’”, designs first factory product – the 2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition that interprets his hot-rod style through America’s favorite pickup. The Hot Rod Hall of Fame’s youngest inductee and Hollywood regular, on TV and as a custom vehicle builder for hit movies such as Gone in 60 Seconds. Foose’s design visually lowers the truck in the boulevard-cruiser spirit while maintaining the Ford F-150’s Built Ford Tough (...) > Full story
GM Builds New Six-Speed Rear-Wheel-Drive Transmission Variant In Ypsilanti For Heavy-Duty Pickups
General Motors’ (GM) Ypsilanti Transmission Operations is producing a new variant of its Hydra-Matic rear-wheel-drive six-speed transmission. The new 6L90 six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is standard in the all new 2007 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pickups.
Advantages of the new 6L90 transmission include improved fuel economy, performance (...) > Full story