Like a Lighter Rock: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Drops 450 Pounds Using Steel Structure

It has been four years since Ford introduced a redesigned F-150 pickup that had shed hundreds of pounds over the previous truck. And now, at the 2018 Detroit auto show, General Motors is doing the same, using a much different road map to lose those pounds. While Ford turned to an aluminum-intensive body and structure, […]

QOTD: Tesla’s Pickup Truck – Where Do You Start?

It’s sometimes hard keeping up with the specific engineering feats Tesla actually plans to pull off and the forward-thinking visions uttered just to keep the tech press salivating (and its readers buying up shares). Is CEO Elon Musk actually send…

Tesla CEO Issues Pickup Promise, Hints at Full-sized Model

Tesla Motors or, more accurately, company CEO Elon Musk has hinted at the prospect of an electric pickup for quite some time. But neither the automaker nor the CEO ever issued any kind of concrete guarantee on it, even after other manufacturers had alr…

Yet Another Transmission Shifter Problem at Fiat Chrysler; 1.48 Million Rams Recalled

For a while, it seemed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ fancy (and confusing) console-mounted monostable shifters and newer rotary-dial shifters were out to give every FCA executive a headache. Unfortunately for them, there’s new safety issue cau…

Will They or Won’t They? Questions Remain About Silverado/Sierra Production in Oshawa

General Motors is spending billions to upgrade certain factories, prepping them to build the next-generation Silverado and Sierra. As part of a four-year contract agreed to in September 2016, $310 million was invested in Oshawa’s so-called consolidated…