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FORD JUST UNLEASHED THE RANGER RAPTOR, A DIESEL-POWERED, OFF-ROADING BEAST

Before the new Ford Ranger mid-size pickup has even arrived in the U.S., Ford has unveiled a high-performance desert-shredding Raptor version that’s poised to challenge the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 that we found so impressive in off-road testing. What’s different about the hot-rod Raptor compared to the regular Ranger? Almost everything.

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HERE’S A FIRST LOOK AT WHAT THE NEW JEEP WRANGLER PICKUP MIGHT LOOK LIKE

The arrival of the all-new aluminum-body Jeep Wrangler (code named “JL”) is creeping closer, and with it, the arrival of the hotly anticipated pickup-bodied version, which will apparently be available in both two- and four-door versions, just like the SUV.

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UBER FREIGHT GOES AFTER THE TRUCKING BUSINESS

A truck is a means to get cargo from point A to point B. A truck is a home, a job, a frequent guest in small towns that straddle highways, a way of life, and the beating heart of several supporting industries, all designed to keep the truck and its human pilot running. A truck is expenses, a breakable machine controlled by a fallible human, subject to labor laws and rules about interstate commerce. A truck is all of those things, and it may soon be a robot, too.

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THIS MERCEDES PICKUP TRUCK IS FOR REAL, AND IT’S COMING NEXT YEAR

As if the the Loch Ness monster were netted and dragged ashore in front of a swarm of cameras, the mythological Mercedes-Benz pickup truck crossed from rumor to reality today when the Three-Pointed Star pulled the cover off this matte green off-road bruiser, dubbed the X-Class.

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