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Picking the Brain of Mike Koval Jr. Head of Ram Brand, After Another MotorTrend Truck of the Year Win

Mike Koval Jr. is now king of the three-peat. The Ram 1500 TRX is the 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year, following the Ram Heavy Duty win in 2020 and the Ram 1500 starting the roll as the 2019 Truck of the Year. Talk about being in the right job at the right time. Koval […]

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Is Ram’s Astonishing Pickup Truck Dominance a Flash In the Pan, Or the New Normal?

Life is awash in sports metaphors. A struggling automaker might be behind the eight ball and throw a Hail Mary with a desperate product launch—which can result in a home run or getting put down for the count. (And yes, I know I’m mixing billiards, football, baseball, and boxing metaphors here.) These clichés are thrown […]

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Relive the ’90s Outdoor Lifestyle in This Minty Stick-Shift Ford Explorer

Today’s Ford Explorer is a fairly run-of-the-mill three-row family SUV, which means it offers all-wheel drive, no real off-road capability, and is sold exclusively with an automatic transmission. But it hasn’t always been this way—those who remember the original Explorer, you know, the one in the first Jurassic Park movie, will recall that it was […]

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Cheap and Cool ’80s Cars to Buy Now

Let’s take a look at some sweet 1980s cars that could even be purchased with the savings from a part-time job. Mind you, that sort of cash isn’t going to get you into a pristine example of these rad rides but rather for a running, non-basketcase version. Think of it as a driveable project car. While […]

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Army of Driverless AutoX Robo-Taxis Are Currently Roaming a City in China

AutoX, a company in China, with offices in San Jose, California and Hong Kong, has released a fleet of driverless, robotic Chrysler Pacifica minivans as part of a taxi service in Shenzen, China. Reuters reports that the company has backing from a number of big players in China, including Alibaba, Dongfeng Motors, and SAIC Motors […]

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