CAR NEWS: Ford Power Stroke good news, and the bad…

2018 Ford F-150

Only a few days ago, Ford and their loyal truck customers were partying hard. After what seemed like decades of waiting, Ford announced that their all-time best-selling full-size F-150 was finally going to get its own Power Stroke diesel engine. The party did not last long. About 36 hours ago, it was announced that Ford was being sued by truck owners in the wake of allegations that the Blue Oval has fitted diesel emission cheat ...

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First test drive: 2019 Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40

Ten years ago, we never thought Volvo would be launching its third SUV after redesigning its large S90 sedan the year before. Indeed, the Swedish brand was lost a decade ago. An aging S60, an XC90 that had lost its luster … the brand was essentially going nowhere. Today, Volvo is slowly turning the corner, and everything that comes out of the Gothenburg factory is a success, both from a sales standpoint and by the ...

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CAR NEWS: The F-150 Power Stroke has finally arrived!

Where to begin? How long have Ford pickup truck enthusiasts been waiting for this piece of news? Years? More like decades! The best-selling full-size truck in North America will finally get a Power Stroke diesel engine to call all its own! Let’s start by stating the obvious facts: The RAM 1500 has been available with an EcoDiesel engine for a number of years now, and the newest generation Nissan Titan XD’s sports an actual Cummins ...

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REVIEW: 2018 Toyota Tundra 4X4 CrewMax SR5

2018 Toyota Tundra CrewMax SR5

This is a farewell story to one of the longest-running generations of any vehicle sold as new in the 21st Century. Well, to be more precise, it should be. The Tundra, this Tundra, has been soldiering on largely unchanged since 2007 and it might be that this 12th model year will be its last. I’m supposing a number of things as, as I write these lines, nothing official has been released by Toyota that would ...

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FIRST ROAD TEST: 2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler

 Icons are dangerous blessings. A carmaker lucky enough to have stumbled upon creating one will bask in their brilliance up until the time comes for an update – one false move could mean certain catastrophe. Of all the iconic cars from the past 125 years, few have survived generations and decades like the Porsche 911 and Jeep Wrangler Both of these automakers need walk on eggshells when their product goes under the knife. Truth be ...

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ADVICE: Some practical tips for safe winter driving

winter

Winter driving requires a lot of patience and a lot of adjustments, especially in the weeks following the first real snowstorm. After all, motorists are always adjusting to the new realities of driving when winter officially sets in, and they tend to forget some of the notions learned in previous years. The idea behind this article is not to give a winter driving course. It is rather series of small reminders which, we hope, will ...

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Several companies will test the Tesla truck

tesla truck

According to various sources, there are currently more than 1,000 pre-orders for the Tesla truck unveiled a few weeks ago. Big names are on the list of companies interested in the electric semitrailer including Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL and now Pepsi who has apparently placed an order for 100 Tesla trucks. The majority of these companies claim that the reduced cost of using the new Tesla truck combined with the vehicle’s positive image explains the decision ...

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CAR NEWS: The Tesla truck will cost between $ 150,000 and $ 200,000 US

tesla truck

A week after the unveiling of its electric semi-truck in California, Tesla offered more information on how it plans to price its latest project. Three versions of the new electric Tesla truck will be available. The entry-level model with a range of 480 kilometers will be available starting from US $ 150,000 while the model with 800 kilometers of range will require US $ 180,000. A special version called Founders Series will be available for ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

I’ve no shame in admitting that I’ve been a fan of Volvo cars for as long as I can remember. I’ve cycled in and out of “like” with most other car manufacturers but somehow Volvo’s managed to never fall out of favour with me. What makes Volvo special? It does things differently, despite past arguably unfavorable ownerships. It has a flair all its own, a clear and present identity; it’s Swedish, and proud of it. ...

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TECHNO: the 2019 Infiniti QX50 will get the new VC-T variable compression engine

Unveiled last year, Infiniti’s Variable Compression CV-T engine will be officially introduced to the market under the hood of the upcoming 2019 Infiniti QX50. Unique in its ability to vary its compression ratio, the VC-T engine (or VC-Turbo) from the Japanese manufacturer promises vast improvements in fuel consumption that do not come at the expense of performance. More specifically, the QX50’s VC-T engine delivers 268 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque, and can reach 60 ...

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