June 10, 2015

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak revealed

The flagship 2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak made its world premiere in Thailand today, bringing new levels of driver assist technologies to the ute market, wrapped in trademark aggressive styling additions

The updated Wildtrak premieres a few months after the rest of the mid-life updated Ford Ranger line-up, but will arrive on Australian shores at the same time — in the third quarter of 2015.

Ford’s facelifted top-of-the-range ute gets tweaked styling that is still “inspired by tools and machinery”. There’s a bolder new trapezoid-shaped grille finished in dark grey, and grey highlights on the side mirrors, door handles, side air vents, bed rails and tail-lights. Read More


June 1, 2015

15 Summer Camping Essentials from the Jeep® Brand

Before you spend the night in the wilderness, you first need to be able to get there, and that requires a vehicle capable of going off the beaten path. With Jeep® Trail Rated® vehicles you’ll have no problem getting to your camping spot, no matter how remote. Here are 15 off-road, off-the-grid essentials to help you make the most of your time camping.

1. Jeep Trail Rated Vehicle: Capable at every level and ready for a camping trip, Jeep Trail Rated vehicles have been tested to perform in the following five categories of off-road conditions: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording. So wherever you plan to set up camp, your Jeep vehicle will put you directly under the stars.

2. Emergency Recovery Strap Kit: For Jeep brand enthusiasts who like to travel with friends and tackle the roughest terrain, this 30-foot-long tow strap with double attachment loops has a 20,000-lb. webbing break strength and 10-ton towing capacity. The strap comes in a heavy-duty 1680 denier ballistic nylon carry bag with two bonus tool-storage compartments. [more]


May 21, 2015

Eight Generations in, the Toyota Hilux is Redefining "Tough"

To truly understand what our customers expect from us and the challenges they face on a daily basis, our development teams travel the globe, getting direct feedback from customers and driving on a wide variety of different roads to get a feel for different usage conditions. To gain inspiration for the eighth-generation Hilux, the development team drove in conditions ranging from rough, muddy forests to deserts with temperatures exceeding 50°C and flooded roads in the rainy season. Sometimes they came up against even harsher conditions than expected, which brought home the need to develop an even tougher Hilux.

The development process also reflected invaluable feedback received directly from Hilux drivers. Some wished they could make long transcontinental trips without worrying about running out of fuel. Others described how hard it is to stay alert and drive safely during grueling long-distance journeys with extended stretches of rough driving. Yet another, who uses their Hilux for forest maintenance work and frequently speaks via radio with the police and fire department, explained how a quiet cabin is essential for communication. >> more


March 27, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will launch the first pickup from a premium manufacturer before the end of the decade

According to report today from Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz plans to launch its first pickup truck by 2020, but unless you live overseas on in Latin America, it’s not clear whether North America will be seeing it.

The plan is for Mercedes to offer the truck the European, Latin American, Australian and South African markets, but according to comment made by Head of Mercedez-Benz Vans Volker Mornhinweg to the Wall Street Journal, the company is undecided if it will offer the pickup in the U.S. market. The new truck is said to offer a payload capacity of about 1 metric ton, and it will be built by its commercial-van division.

“The Mercedes-Benz pickup will contribute nicely to our global growth targets,” Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said in a statement today. “We will enter this segment with our distinctive brand identity and all of the vehicle attributes that are typical of the brand with regard to safety, comfort, powertrains, and value.”

Mercedes is looking to expand its portfolio of vehicles and says it sees an opportunity with the pickup market since more trucks are being used for private purposes. The company also said both commercial and private users are increasingly asking for vehicles that have car-like specifications.


March 23, 2015

Ford Ranger: 2016 Model Unveiled Ahead Of Q3/Q4 Australian Debut

Ford unveiled its new tough and smart Ford Ranger, setting a new benchmark in the pickup truck segment with an uncompromised blend of robust capability, craftsmanship and advanced technology. Starting later this year, an updated range of the truck will take on the world in more than 180 markets worldwide

"The new Ford Ranger brings a new level of comfort and refinement to its segment without compromising on the rugged capability that our customers demand," said Brett Wheatley, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford Asia Pacific. "It represents a smarter kind of tough, and will help our customers to achieve more, whether at work or with their families." - More


March 20, 2015

Seven New Jeep® Concept Vehicles Unleashed for 49th Annual Easter Jeep Safari

Seven new, capable and fun Jeep® concept vehicles – featuring a host of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts available to consumers – are set to conquer the trails of Moab, Utah, at the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari, taking place March 28-April 5.  The Easter Jeep Safari is attended by thousands of die-hard off-road enthusiasts, who each year enjoy a week of serious off-roading on some of the country’s most rugged and recognizable trails.

“Jeep is proud to be taking seven new eye-catching and extremely capable vehicles to the Easter Jeep Safari, where we expect to delight our most loyal enthusiasts,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand.  “We go to this legendary event each year to showcase our latest Jeep production vehicles, as well as a variety of new ideas in our concept vehicles.  In doing so, we receive a tremendous amount of valuable feedback, while interacting with our customers in the Jeep brand’s natural environment. We’re especially looking forward to this year’s Jeep Safari, as Renegade makes its official public debut on Moab’s demanding trails.” (more)


February 22, 2015

2016 Model Year Range Rover Evoque Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Land Rover has strengthened its fastest-selling model globally, the Range Rover Evoque. The luxury compact SUV features a comprehensive range of new design features and technologies to reinforce its status in the market.

The distinctive exterior design of the Range Rover Evoque has been further enhanced with a selection of carefully chosen revisions. These updates include a new front bumper, two new grille designs, all-LED headlamps and three all-new alloy wheel designs.

Interior changes include new seats and door casings, new infotainment system, accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen2, and the introduction of new color and materials such as Lunar Ice, Vintage Tan and Dark Cherry (Autobiography only) complementing the bold architectural forms of the Range Rover Evoque.


February 16, 2015

2016 Model Year Range Rover Evoque Previewed

Land Rover has today revealed the first glimpse of the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque, previewing a striking new headlamp signature for the most successful Land Rover ever produced.

The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque will be the first Land Rover to feature full LED adaptive headlamps when it makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2015. The powerful technology provides superior illumination in dark conditions, following the curves of the road, and is identifiable by the distinctive headlamp graphic.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, said: "Our challenge has been to enhance Evoque without diluting its iconic design. The design refreshments give it an even greater presence on the road yet retain the emotional appeal that has made it so popular with more than 400,000 consumers around the world." ...


January 22, 2015

2015 Silverado Midnight Edition is The New Black

Truck fans know that nothing adds presence to a pickup like basic black. And Chevrolet is taking black to the next level with the Silverado Midnight special edition, on display starting today at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco, and making its public debut February 14 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Beginning with a black Silverado Z71, the Midnight special edition adds:

  • An all-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lamps;
  • Black side moldings and beltline moldings;
  • 18-inch black painted alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires;
  • Special Z71 badges on the doors;
  • A spray-in bedliner (black, of course);
  • And the finishing touches – black Chevrolet bowties front and rear.
Like all 2015 Silverado 1500 Z71s, Midnight special editions include off-road suspension, a locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control and a trailering package. Midnight special editions also include rear park assist and heated, power-adjusted outside rear-view mirrors. ...


January 15, 2015

Welcome to Detroit, BMW X5 M and X6 M

The new BMW X6 M and BMW X5 M are at the BMW exhibit in Detroit also, of course. Since both cars were already present at the Los Angeles Motor Show some weeks ago, they now move a little closer to the east coast. Their european debut will be at the Geneve Motor Show in March than.

The BMW BMW X5 M is sporting Donington Grey, while the BMW X6 M is looking great in Long Beach Blue Metallic.

Under the hood of the BMW X5 M and BMW X5 M there works the revised BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. It provides more power and torque; the peak output is 567 hp at 700 Nm. Top-Speed with the M Driver’s Package – 280 km/h, 175 mph.


January 14, 2015


Luxury travel experts Abercrombie & Kent and iconic automotive brand Land Rover have partnered to design seven unprecedented and exclusive, self-driving journeys for 2015. Dubbed "Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent," adventure travelers can explore the world's wildest and most scenic international destinations courtesy of renowned luxury travel company A&K, while getting behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art, all-terrain vehicle provided by Land Rover.

This new series of itineraries puts guests in the driver's seat, with an exceptional opportunity to travel off the beaten track thanks to Land Rover's full-terrain capabilities. Under the care of Land Rover Experience instructors, travelers can experience stunning landscapes, big-game viewing, and local cultures in fascinating destinations across the globe. Abercrombie & Kent orchestrates each adventure from start to finish, guaranteeing knowledgeable local guides, luxury accommodations and memorable meals in places such as Australia, Botswana, Morocco, Great Britain, Namibia and more. ...


January 13, 2015

Dodge Ram Rebel 2015 Debut

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel takes advantage of exclusive air suspension in order to offer increased ride height

Standard 33-inch tires provide capability and rugged looks

First time 3.92 axle ratio available on 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine

Equipped with factory lift, skid plates, tow hooks and other off-road-ready features

New front grille design a significant styling departure for Ram Truck brand

New interior colors and materials, including Radar Red and Black seats with tire tread-matching pattern

Rebel features an all-new grille with prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Departing from the brand’s iconic “cross-hair” designs, the blacked-out Rebel grille tops a completely new black off-road front bumper design with a durable powder-coated surface, which incorporates a powder coated, billet silver skid plate, new front tow hooks and new LED fog lamps. Black bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights lie beneath an aluminum, twin-snorkel sport hood. ...


Ford F-150 Raptor 2015

Toughest: All-new, purpose-built high-strength steel frame unique to Ford F-150 Raptor, and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body help save more than 500 pounds of weight for improved performance and capability

Smartest: Powered by all-new, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine with more horsepower and torque than current Raptor’s 411-horsepower, 434-lb.-ft. 6.2-liter V8; all-new 10-speed transmission; advanced LED lighting, camera technology for improved visibility day or night

Most capable: Redesigned, larger FOX Racing Shox with more suspension travel and all-new terrain management technology help F-150 Raptor tackle America’s toughest trails – from dry washes in the Mojave Desert to Moab’s rocky terrain to Michigan mud, sand and snow


Tayota Tacoma 2016 - Debut at NAIAS

The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma is one of the must-see vehicles of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year. Toyota certainly is not trying to reinvent the wheel here, but there's more to see than just a new front grille.

Whatever the terrain, Tacoma is king of the hill.  Rebuilt inside and out with an all-new powertrain and enhanced suspension tuning, America’s best-selling mid-size pickup for ten years running is Lord of the Rigs for dirt stomping adventurers.  With a legacy of off-road victories and over seven million units sold since 1964, Toyota revitalizes the midsize truck segment with the introduction of the all-new 2016 Tacoma.

The new Tacoma will be powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and an all-new, segment-first 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V6 equipped with Toyota’s D-4S technology, featuring both direct and port fuel injection.

Inspired by desert racing, CALTY designers in Newport Beach, Calif. and Ann Arbor, Mich. made the new Tacoma all about recreational action and athletic agility.  To achieve this, the new Tacoma’s wheel flares are strong and muscular for greater wheel travel and the high-lift image reflects its purposeful capability.  Four new wheel designs range from 16 to 18 inches. ...


Nissan Titan XD 2016 - Debut At NAIAS

Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn unveils 2016 TITAN XD, marking Nissan's aggressive return to the full-size pickup battlefield

All-new TITAN XD design, anchored by powerful Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, carves out "new class" of full-size truck between current heavy-duty and light-duty offerings

Bold TITAN XD exterior and interior designs follow "powerful precision tool" theme – topped with new Warrior-inspired TITAN badging

Created for American buyers – with core planning, design and engineering conducted in Tennessee, California, Michigan and Arizona – new Nissan TITAN will be assembled in Mississippi, with engines from Tennessee and Indiana


January 8, 2015

Land Rover Launches A Year Of Defender Celebrations With Giant 1km Sand Drawing And Trio Of Limited Editions

Land Rover has gone back to the place where it all began to start a year-long celebration of the iconic Defender. A unique 1km sand drawing at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK, marks the launch of three exclusive limited edition models and the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the Defender story.

As UK production of the current Defender enters its final phase, Land Rover will use 2015 to celebrate its global automotive icon.

Land Rover Vehicle Line Director Nick Rogers explains the significance of recreating one of the world's most iconic vehicles: "Passion and enthusiasm surround everything we do with Defender, and that will never change. With a history stretching back 68 years, this is a Land Rover that has thrived for decades on its unquestionable capability and iconic shape. I now have the honour of being one of the many enthusiasts at Land Rover committed to creating a fitting successor to the legendary Defender." ... continue reading


January 7, 2015

Primeras imágenes del Toyota Tacoma 2016

Han sido publicadas las primeras imágenes de la remosada Toyota Tacoma, la cuál es fabricada en los EEUU.

El principal cambio que se puede observar, es la evidente modificación de la parrilla frontal. Se le suma además, algunos cambios estéticos en la parte trasera, como el nombre Tacoma incrustado en la tapa de la batea.

Si quieren ver más fotografías, en las fuentes sitadas podrán verlas.

Por ahora, queda esperar que novedades brindará Toyota en sus especificaciones técnicas, así como las novedades de la nueva Hilux.


January 6, 2015

Toyota Hilux / Tacoma - 2016

Fuente: http://www.parkers.co.uk/
Desde el mes de diciembre anterior, se han producido diversas noticias y especulaciones sobre la actualización que la empresa Toyota le hará a su afamado modelo del Hilux, el utilitario pickup más vendido del mundo, como afirman algunos renombrados medios automotrices.

Además, y como se aprecia en la mayor parte de las fuentes consultadas, el lanzamiento será global, en otras palabras, que las actualizaciones serán las mismas para todas las versiones producidas en las diversas plantas de producción en las que se fabrica el Hilux. Esto incluye el modelo Tacoma de Toyota, el cual es fabricado en EEUU, con especificaciones propias de este país.

Aunque las informaciones aún no son oficiales o definitivas, se cree que además de la actualización estética, Toyota planea ofrecer nuevas motorizaciones, de forma tal que el nuevo Hilux/Tacoma, cumpla con especificaciones regionales más estrictas en materia de poder, economía y emisiones.

Fuente: Twitter Toyota USA
ToyotaUSA anuncia oficialmente (ver nota), que el día 12 de enero de 2015 será presentado el nuevo modelo Tacoma en el NAIAS (North American International Auto Show).

Así que mientras no sea oficial, nos mantendremos a la espera de las novedades.


November 5, 2013

Toyota Hilux - SEMA

IMG_0757 by TCT Magazine
IMG_0757, a photo by TCT Magazine on Flickr.

November 2, 2013

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September 25, 2013

Jeep - Bella Vita

Bella Vita by Jeep-people
Bella Vita, a photo by Jeep-people on Flickr.