2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty – Official Photos and Info

Bigger, badder, and better, the new heavy-duty Chevy looks to turn up the heat on the competition. GM is using the Chicago auto show to unwrap its latest salvo in the heavy-duty pickup wars: the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty. Available in three-quarter- or one-ton strengths, the new Silverado HD is a workhorse aimed squarely […]

Improved Fuel Economy for Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups with 5.3-liter V-8

For 2010, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are more fuel efficient thanks to some subtle changes from GM engineers. Regular trucks with the 5.3-liter V-8 climb from 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway to 15/21; the fuel-sipping XFE models earn 1 extra highway mpg, for a rating of 15/22. Figures for hybrid variants of the […]

GM Shelves Small Duramax Diesel V-8 – Car News

The revolutionary 4.5-liter turbo-diesel is put on indefinite hold as a result of GM’s economic woes. Despite being hyped for its innovative design and potential to significantly improve the fuel economy of full-size trucks, General Motors is placing on indefinite hold plans to introduce a new 4.5-liter Duramax V-8 turbo-diesel in 2010 Chevrolet Silverado and […]

Dodge Ram vs. Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado – Comparison Tests

Truckin’ through the apocalypse: Under ominous economic skies, we compare the best big-iron pickups Detroit has ever offered. Proposition: No vehicle offers a broader range of capabilities than a full-size pickup truck with four doors. Seating for five. Covered cargo space for stuff you want to keep locked up and dry. Open cargo space for […]

2008 SEMA Show: Day 3 – Auto Shows

It took us three days, but finally we found the heart of SEMA. Nursing our feet after two days of SEMA, we bemoaned the fact that the show seemed tame this year. We came seeking a list of mosts, bests, and biggests. We wanted the outrageous—the cars with 84 speakers, 14 video screens, and 1500 […]

Clever Pickup Lines – Feature

Ten features for the future of light trucks Trucks are back to being trucks. No more pawning off Ford Super Duties as commuter machines. No one is buying a Dodge Ram to take the kids to soccer practice any more. And stepping out of any pickup while wearing an evening gown or tuxedo once again […]

Five Most Practical Pickups – Feature

Workhorses for those without a thoroughbred budget: The most affordable and capable pickups for sale today. Pickup trucks have been an American mainstay, the warp in the weave of our automotive fabric, since the first Ford Model T runabout with a pickup body rolled off the line more than 80 years ago. Country music hits […]

2009 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, GMC Sierra, Yukon XFE Models – Car News

Small tweaks should add up to big fuel savings on XFE models of full-size trucks and SUVs, GM says. Feeling the pinch of high gas prices on truck and SUV sales, GM has announced new, higher-mileage variants of its 2009 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks and the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs […]

GM Gives Tentative Chevrolet Volt Volumes; Puts Next-Gen Truck Development on Hold – Car News

Truck woes force GM to re-evaluate its truck lineup, while Volt hype continues. Excuse the pun, but few cars seem capable of generating electricity the way any new snippet of information about the Chevrolet Volt does. Anxious buyers should know that GM’s goal is to make 10,000 Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric cars in 2011, the […]

Fueling Debate: What Drives McCain and Obama’s Campaigns

Heartfelt or phony, presidential candidates know that what they drive says a lot about them. Politicians have public and private personas. As they rise in the world, their private spheres tend to shrink. For some, even the choice of car becomes a political calculation. One car looms so large in the fleets of the last […]

Chevrolet Volt a Go, But GM Cutting Trucks and Deciding Fate of Hummer – Car News

GM will close four truck and SUV plants, make more small cars and engines. Rising fuel prices are forcing General Motors to consider dumping its Hummer brand as part of a strategic move to cut trucks and add more cars to its lineup. “It’s an iconic brand,” GM chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said in […]

Five Practical Pickups: Workhorses for Those Without a Thoroughbred Budget

Workhorses for those without a thoroughbred budget: the most affordable and capable pickups for sale today. Pickups have been an American mainstay, the warp in the weave of our automotive fabric, since the first Ford Model T Runabout with a pickup body rolled off the line over 80 years ago. Country music hits like “Big […]