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    Lesson learned, again: lower gas prices hurt hybrid sales
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    Between declining gas prices and an improving economy, full-size pickup sales in the US are up 6.5 percent year to date and represent the best-selling vehicle line in two-thirds of US states, according to TrueCar. And the economy is a rising tide of sorts for most vehicle sectors, as gas-powered ...

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    Official: Nissan starts selling CNG-powered Navara in Thailand
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    US production of natural-gas vehicles is nothing new (Ford just announced a CNG F-150 today), it's not a huge market segment here. Nissan is banking on some pretty steady demand in Thailand, though, where the Japanese automaker is introducing a compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the Navara ...

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    Video: Watch Ram's Chief Engineer explain the benefits of quarter-ton diesel
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    Well, what we've learned from Ram's new video with chief engineer Mike Cairns showing off the upcoming Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup is that... it looks good in silver. Cairns more or less espoused the virtues of the truck in the two-minute video, commenting on its toughness and saying it'll have the ...

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    Official: Chrysler Ram 2500 CNG starts deliveries in July
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    Chrysler will build the first U.S. production compressed natural gas-powered pickup truck when it starts deliveries of its Ram 2500 CNG this summer, as the U.S. automaker looks to offer a cheaper refueling cost for its utility vehicles. Chrysler, which has started taking reservations for the ...

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    Detroit: Smart For-Us brings truckness to the urban jungle
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    The Smart team looked to none other than actor/comedian/SNL-alum Jon Lovitz to introduce its pickup truck concept. We're not sure what is stranger: the other J-Lo at an auto show press conference or a Smart with usable bed space. The Smart For-Us concept features a 75-horsepower electric motor ...

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    Report: Ford F-150 EcoBoost hits 100,000 sales
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    Ford bet big on the combination of light duty pickup trucks and boosted V6 power, and it appears the gamble has paid off. The Detroit News reports that Ford has reached 100,000 F-150 sales in 2011, just as the automaker promised it would. Overall, EcoBoost models accounted for 40 percent of all ...

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    Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350 to be bi-fuel curious in 2012
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    Westport Innovations, a self-described global leader leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, announced last Wednesday that it will transform select Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks into bi-fuel versions of their former selves in 2012. Westport Innovation signed an ...

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    Mahindra TR40 pickup only good for 19/21 mpg?
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    It's hard to understand how Indian truck/SUV maker Mahindra could miss its fuel economy goal by one-third. Mahindra's supposed U.S. distributor, Global Vehicles of Marietta, Ga. (which has been embroiled in an opera of lawsuits, ...

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    Report: Fuel economy standards could add up to $15K to price of heavy-duty pickups
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    It's no secret that today's crop of full-size heavy duty pickup trucks cost a pretty penny to purchase and operate. To wit, the 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Mega Cab that we recently reviewed carried a sticker price of over $56,000. A large chunk of that asking price can be accounted for by the ...

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    GM to cut truck production by 300K units by 2009, cuts V8 development
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    Click above for more images of the 2007 Chevy SilveradoWe have been covering the amazing decline of the pickup truck in America over the past few months, but General Motor's recent announcement that it will be cutting truck production by some three-hundred-thousand units by next year puts quite a ...

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    Fox Business wants you to keep your trucks
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Piaggio MP3 400 and 500Finding yourself stuck in a truck? Gas guzzling got you down? You are certainly not alone. Though the most obvious thing to do would be to ditch the fuel-inefficient vehicle for a cheaper to run model, Fox Business has other ideas. Keep ...

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    Full-size SUVs from GM to get lighter
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    Click above for more high-res shots of the Chevy Tahoe HybridIt was only a few years ago that General Motors was bullish on the U.S. market for full-size, body-on-frame sport utility vehicles. Today? Not so much. These days, the bottom has fallen out of the big truck market, as even the once ...

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    GM launches big incentives on hybrid SUVs
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    Click the Tahoe hybrid for a high-res galleryTo go along with the advertising push that General Motors is planning on for its large hybrid SUVs is news that the automaker will increase incentives on its largest models, including its full-size hybrids for the first time ever. Current owners of a ...

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    GM considers the future of the full-size pickup truck
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    It's no secret that the pickup truck market is shrinking, with high gas prices as one obvious culprit. In fact, Toyota's ridiculously popular Camry midsize sedan is nipping at the heels of full-size truck stalwarts such as the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-Series. So far this year, General Motors has ...

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    American love affair with trucks seems to be waning
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    The days of Americans migrating from cars to ever larger pickup trucks and SUVs may finally be behind us as a perfect storm seems to be hitting the big truck segment. The combination of high fuel prices and the implosion of the real estate bubble has led to full-size pickups dropping to an 11.7 ...

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    Could Scion ignite the compact pickup class again?
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    I can't believe that I missed this story, but somehow the fact that Scion might be considering a foray into the compact pickup segment was lost on me. Sometimes I'm just stuck in la-la (horrible!) land I guess. Anyway, check out the rendering that I found at PickupTruck.com for the possible truck. ...

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