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First Look – The 2020 GM HD and Ford HD Trucks take an early bow

The fierce competition between the pickup manufacturers regularly witnessed in Half-ton advertising is quickly spilling into the Heavy Duty truck segment following the newest Ram HD being introduced as a 2019 model. Not long ago, model updates were most often singular events, with each brand following its own engineering schedule. Not anymore. The  recent Ram release quickly brought news from GM (Chevy and GMC) and Ford.

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The Benchmark – 2019 Ram HD

The pickup wars appear to be at an all-time high as evidenced by continually strong sales numbers and the constant innovation and improvements being made by each one of Detroit’s Big 3. With each of GM, Ford and Ram due for either a full redesign or facelift of their heavy-duty models in 2019-2020, the battle is only set to intensify.

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Small and Light: Five Lightweight Trailers that have it All

RV designers are hyper-aware of the social and market trends that will influence the next generation of trailer buyers. Frankly, they have to be. That said, the variety of units currently available from these RV builders is vast. The existing field of towable and motorized units offers every age and demographic group what they want – for now, and hopefully the future.

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Commanding Presence: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

General Motors has officially released the GMC Sierra 1500, bigger and badder in almost every aspect, while managing to weigh less than the outgoing vehicle to boot. The list of all-new features is long, among them an industry-first “CarbonPro” carbon fibre pickup box. We got to spend a little time behind the wheel of one recently and here’s what we found.

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Worth the Wait: 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Jeep, one of the hottest brands selling today, is doubling down on its success with a brand-new midsize pickup truck for 2020. Called the Gladiator (a revived Jeep truck name from the ’60s), it will look to score sales in the rebounding mid-size market as well as offering Jeep faithful another truck option within the brand family they already love.

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First Drive: 2019 Ford Ranger

Story and photos by Dan Heyman It’s not often that a manufacturer rejuvenates two once-loved nameplates in a single year, but so it goes with Ford, who this year have

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Road Test: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss

The 2019 Silverado has been completely redesigned from the ground up and now offers eight trim levels along with six different engine and transmission combinations including a new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. The truck is larger than its predecessor in every dimension despite being 450 lbs. (204 kg) lighter thanks to advanced manufacturing.

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Feature: 3 Friends & A 1966 Isuzu Elf

Story by Spencer Whitney, photos courtesy of Dustin Herbison Three friends and a 1966 Isuzu Elf quad-cab – an unlikely combination, and one that came about unexpectedly. While they are

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SEMA Show 2018

Another SEMA Show has once again come and passed and we were lucky enough to once again attend and see what’s new and exciting in the automotive aftermarket world. The

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Road Test: 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel

Remember all the “military-grade aluminum” advertisements flooding various forms of media when the 13th generation Ford F-150 initially launched? That was only four years ago, and now Canada’s favourite truck is making the news again by introducing the long awaited diesel variant.