Nikola’s Badger Pickup Truck Comes Back To Haunt The Tesla Cybertruck
Here comes Nikola, the latest entrant in the electric pickup truck market. The company has just unveiled its first electric pickup truck called the Badger. The truck will be powered by hydrogen cells along with battery power.
Nikola has revealed some details about the truck, including that the Badger can sprint to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, and that it comes with a combined range of 600 miles. This is more than what any other electric truck is offering at the moment. Is the Badger going to be a big threat for Tesla and Rivian?
Volkswagen Won’t Build the Atlas-Based Tanoak Pickup Because It Knows It Can’t Compete With the Americans
Volkswagen showed up to the 2019 New York Auto Show with the Tanoak Pickup concept. Based on the Volkswagen Atlas, the Tanoak concept was fairly well received. So well, in fact, that Volkswagen was even considering bringing it to market. Things were looking so well for the Tanoak, that we even made a rendering of it based on the Atlas at the time. Despite the well reception, though, there was a major question that had to be addressed: Does the market really need another midsized, unibody pickup truck? Can a company that’s hardly touched the pickup segment globally really step in the ring and throw down with brands like Ford, Chevy, or Toyota? As it turns out, the answer is no. Volkswagen knows it, and that’s why the Tanoak will never move beyond the concept stage. Well, at least not in its current form….
This New 2021 GMC Hummer EV Rendering Looks Just About Right
The Hummer’s transition from extinct gas-guzzler to reborn electric vehicle, albeit in pickup truck shape, has taken the car world by storm. And that’s an understatement. GMC cleverly released the right amount of specs to keep people on their toes and stir the online medium, yet nobody knows what the GMC Hummer EV will look like.
GMC’s cryptic picture of the truck’s front end doesn’t reveal much but it was all some needed to create a digital interpretation of what the Hummer EV might be.
The GMC Hummer EV Will Be Offered With Three All-Electric Powertrain Choices
The GMC Hummer EV was announced last week and it has pretty much been in the news ever since. The company has been tight-lipped about it and hasn’t released much information on it yet. So far, all we’ve learned are horsepower, torque, and 0-60 mph figures.
Now, however, some more information about the powertrain options has come to light. The GMC Hummer will be offered with three powertrain options. This is good news because this way, GMC will most likely cover a broader spectrum instead of solely catering to high-power enthusiasts.
2020 Ford F-150 by TCCustoms
The Ford F-150 is one of the most popular choices for mod jobs among almost all major outlets and dealerships that are into customizing vehicles. Town and Country Ford in Birmingham, Alabama also decided to lay its hands onto the latest iteration of the truck and transform it into a one-of-a-kind beast.
The dealership has built this truck under its TC Customs brand and it seems quite impressive, to say the least. So, here’s an option for you if you want a customized truck but don’t want to pay a bomb to big aftermarket names like Roush, Tuscany, and Hennessey.
Mercedes had a great idea when it decided to enter the pickup truck market. After all, pickup trucks are booming these days and there’s certainly money to be made. However, the worst decision it ever made was to “partner” with Nissan to build the X-Class. Well, by partner, I mean to rebadge the Nissan Navara (also known as the Frontier here in the U.S.) and try to pass it off as a Mercedes. Of course, here in the U.S. we know better, so Mercedes chose not to bring it to the U.S. market. Apparently, it didn’t win folks over in Europe, either, as it’s going out of production after just three years on the market.
Chicago-Based Delivery Driver Crosses One Million Miles In His 2007 Nissan Frontier
The million-mile man is all the rage right now. Unless you live under a rock, you would’ve read that a Chicago-based courier named Brian Murphy clocked over a million miles in his 2007 Nissan Frontier. Yes, a million miles! And the truck is still running well. Interestingly, this is the base-spec trim and a manual, too. Congratulations to Mr. Brian Murphy for making it to the elite club that has very few members all across the globe.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave And High Altitude Special Editions
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has proven its mettle since its launch and it’s not a bad off-roader by any means. However, Jeep decided to up the ante and make it even more suitable to desert terrain.
Called the Gladiator Mojave, this is the first Desert-Rated vehicle to come out of Jeep’s factory. Ever. Jeep has improved focus on the Gladiator’s suspension on this rugged pickup truck’s desert-ready version. Jeep also launched the High Altitude Edition that’s got to do more with extra features and luxury than ruggedness itself. This trim will be available on the Wrangler as well.
Nissan’s Hoping That a New Engine Will Hold the Frontier Over Until the Next-Gen Model Arrives in 2021
The 2020 Nissan Frontier made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, and, well, it still looks the same. The front design is the same, and so is the rear. The body is the same, too. There’s not much going on in the wheels section, either. Instead, Nissan is offering the 2020 Frontier with a new engine that delivers more power than its previous iteration. A handful of new changes are also included, but, for the most part, the 2020 Frontier is the same pickup as it was before. The big change is set to arrive in 2021 when the all-new Frontier makes its debut.
Bill Murray’s Super Bowl Commercial With the Jeep Gladiator Was Arguably The Best One This Year
Amongst the plethora of car commercials that aired during the Super Bowl, the Jeep Gladiator ad touched our hearts the most. The commercial saw Bill Murray step into the shoes of Phil Connor, the disgruntled weatherman from the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. In the movie, Phil finds himself stuck in a time loop wherein he relives the Groundhog Day over and over again. Jeep recreated this scene by filming with few of the original cast at the same locations, while subtly putting its Gladiator into the mix.
GMC Hummer EV: What We Know So Far
The new Hummer EV got all the buzz since the day GMC announced it will be teasing the new “truck” in a Super Bowl commercial. There were a lot of rumors regarding the Hummer’s revival, but none of them provided enough information and details about this revival.
In fact, even GMC has revealed only three details about the Hummer so far – the horsepower, torque, and 0-60 mph figure. Was it enough to create an itch in our brains? Of course! GMC has been tight-lipped about pretty much everything, but we should be able to get some more information about the Hummer EV until it debuts on May 20, 2020. Here’s what we know so far.
2021 Fiat Mobi Pickup
The 2021 Fiat Mobi Pickup is an upcoming utility vehicle based on the Mobi, a city car that the Italian firm produces exclusively for the South American market. Just like the Mobi, this small pickup truck will be produced in Brasil and sold in South America only. Heavily related to the Fiat Fiorino, it will replace the Strada, a small pickup related to the Fiat Palio. The Strada is sold in Mexico as the Ram 700. The Mobi Pickup, which might have a different name when it arrives, will be Fiat’s second truck in showrooms after the Toro. Spotted testing in early 2020, the Mobi Pickup will probably break cover later in 2020, most likely at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November.
Toyota Teases New Tacoma Trims for The 2020 Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is all set to kick off on February 6, and Toyota has already created some buzz about it. The Japanese automaker teased an image of a front passenger-side lower fascia that appears to be the Tacoma’s. Toyota coupled this pic with a statement that read, “sporty and outdoorsy, with a touch of nocturnal mischief.”
At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the 2020 Tacoma. In all likelihood, Toyota will use this year’s show to focus primarily on off-road stuff. All this indicates a new off-road trim for the Tacoma. Wait, just one off-road trim, or many more?
PaxPower Makes Its Own Raptor-Rival Silverado Called The "Jackal"
Chevy is like this conservative parent who won’t let its son hit the gym and become a bodybuilder and look all gangsta. But PaxPower decided to do it to the Chevy Silveradoanyway.
PaxPower took in a Chevy Silverado LTZ under its wing and decide to re-build its body and add performance equipment for a badass feel. The guys at TFL decided to check out the transformed Silverado, now called the PaxPower Jackal. Is this the competition the Raptor was looking for all these years?
2020 Ford F-150 SC by Roush
Roush Performance is a familiar name with Ford owners. Other than the Mustangs, Roush also makes packages for the Ford trucks out there. The company has a rich history in performance engineering, too In fact, the founder, Jack Roush, ran a drag racing team in the early 70s. So, you can be assured of the quality of work on the Roush-modded trucks.
The company has recently added the 2020 Roush F-150 SC to its long list of Ford re-creations. The Ford F-150 is a capable vehicle even in the stock form, and somehow, Roush has managed to make this a drool-worthy truck. It’s not just about the looks; it excels in the performance department as well. It comes with a huge bump in power and some aggressive styling that will please even the folks who like subtle looks. On the face of it, this is one of the most expensive packages that Roush has to offer for the F-150. Although impressive overall, is it worth 24 grand?
Jay Leno and Elon Musk Spotted Cruising Around In The Cybertruck
After being out of the limelight for some time now, the Tesla Cybertruck is back in the news. The Cybertruck was spotted with two big shots of the automotive industry seated behind the bulletproof glasses.
Riding shotgun was Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, and behind the wheel was the face of none other than Jay Leno. A short video showing them cruising in the Cybertruck was uploaded on Instagram. The drive is for a segment of Jay Leno’s Garage. Imagine sitting in the Cybertruck and listening to these two talk!
Someone’s Building a Half-Scale Version of the Tesla Cybertruck
Nobody thought we’d still be talking about the Tesla Cybertruck, but here we are. It looks like the controversial launch of the pickup truck and the car itself are still sending ripples throughout almost every online medium out there.
Take YouTube, for example, where a bunch of mechanical wizards set out to build a go-kart-sized replica of the Tesla Cybertruck. Their road from zero to hopefully hero is documented via three videos posted by the Hacksmith, so we’re urging you to go check them out because they’re totally worth it. In the meantime, let’s find out more about the project.