Posts Tagged: truck

Ahh, the venerable pickup truck. Reliable mule to the working man. Ideal platform for lifting, supercharging and bro-dozing in general. Scourge to the Brits. Scourge to The Continent, too, come to think of it. It’s all of these things and many, many more. But, ideal road trip companion? What about daily driver? Maybe not traditionally, but that’s changing as families reduce their car count. In order to find out just how livable they are, we grabbed one and took it on a round trip from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, Alberta – Canadian home of the pickup truck – and back. To see how efficient a pickup can be, we took one of the diesel variety: the 2015 Ram 1500 Bighorn, complete with optional rear air suspension. Should be epic.

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Road Trip

Ahh, the venerable pickup truck. Reliable mule to the working man. Ideal platform for lifting, supercharging and bro-dozing in general. Scourge to the Brits. Scourge to The Continent, too, come to think of it. It’s all of these things and many, many more. But, ideal road trip companion? What about daily driver? Maybe not traditionally,…

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The Rebel uses a similar formula to the Power Wagon but in a light duty package. Slightly raised suspension, bigger tires, skid plates, and other off-road gear make this the truck you want to be in when travelling the road less taken.

Trucks Take Over Detroit Auto Show

If you go to the Detroit Auto Show this week and only look at the trucks, you might be mistaken for thinking it’s SEMA in Las Vegas instead. With the number of factory custom trucks with serious off-road capabilities and street-savvy style, Detroit has turned into the North American International Truck Show. The all-new Ford F-150…

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The engine under the hood is the same 5.0L found in the RC F and does arrive with a horsepower advantage over its Bavarian counterpart, yet it is down significantly when it comes to torque (the BMW M5 cranks out 479 lb-ft). Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capabilities.

2015 North American International Auto Show Highlights: Day 2

Article and photos by Brendan McAleer and Mark Stevenson, additional photos courtesy of the manufacturers We couldn’t pack all the goodness of the North American International Auto Show into just one slideshow. And honestly, we’ve seen more new vehicles than we can shake a stick at, but these are the cream of the crop. These…

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Sweet mother of Ayrton Senna, here’s the production NSX, finally revealed. Three separate electric motors (one on the drivetrain and two up front) combine with a twin-turbocharged, longitudinally mounted V6 for a total power output that Acura claims is “North of 550 hp.” Helloooo.

2015 North American International Auto Show Highlights: Day 1

Article and photos by Brendan McAleer and Mark Stevenson, additional photos courtesy of the manufacturers Sure, January 1 was two weeks ago, but when you’re talking about cars, it’s the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that marks the beginning of a new year. Running now through to January 25, this is the show…

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There is nothing more capable, rugged, and just plain tough as a Unimog. These enormous off-roaders have flexible frames and offset axles giving them world-class ground clearance and the ability to clamber over rocks up to a metre high. They’re ugly as sin, and just as cool.

Dirty Dozen: 12 Off-Roaders That Will Cover You in Muddy Glory

Whether it’s a snow-covered mountainside, a road-turned-quagmire by the spring thaw or just a great, big old mud pit out at your mate’s farm, Canadians feel an affinity for rugged, off-road rigs. Our wide-open landscape with dramatic and challenging terrain gives us plenty of opportunity to test our vehicles, and ourselves, in often-foolish off-road endeavours….

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