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The Outgoing Mercedes G-Class Is Still In Production Because Icons Never Die The Outgoing Mercedes G-Class Is Still In Production Because Icons Never Die

If you thought the seemingly everlasting “old” Mercedes G-Class would actually go away completely, you underestimate its power over the militaries and corporations of the world. It’s still being built alongside it’s refreshed and improved replacement.

Here's Why The 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Has Been Spotted With A Snorkel Here's Why The 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Has Been Spotted With A Snorkel

Last year, off-road accessory outfit American Expedition Vehicles brought a heavily modified 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 to the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas. Soon after that, we started seeing similar-looking ZR2s in prototype camo. Now we know what they were up to: this sweet snorkel and wheel kit.

Dang Somebody's Still Got A Perfect 1999 Dodge Dakota Dang Somebody's Still Got A Perfect 1999 Dodge Dakota

I’m not sure who would consider a second-gen Dodge Dakota pickup a classic, but I’m glad somebody did because it’s really cool to see that one has survived two decades in unbelievably pristine condition.

The 420 HP 2019 Chevy Suburban RST Is America's Next Super Wagon The 420 HP 2019 Chevy Suburban RST Is America's Next Super Wagon

You’ll finally be able to get the 2019 Chevy Suburban with GM’s voracious 6.2-liter V8 this summer in the Suburban RST–an aftermarket-inspired “high performance” take on the company’s 18.6-foot long flagship SUV.

The 2018 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Feels Like A Classic SUV The 2018 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Feels Like A Classic SUV

If you grew up riding around in big, truck-based people movers you’ll feel right at home in the 2018 Chevy Tahoe Z71. The vehicle has all the size, simplicity and off-road pretense we associate with a “classic” SUV. But that doesn’t necessarily make it great.

The 2019 Ram 1500's Interiors Were Inspired By Six Different Hammers The 2019 Ram 1500's Interiors Were Inspired By Six Different Hammers

Much of the idea of pickup trucks being performatively macho and aimed at cowboys and construction workers is thanks to marketing, rather than how a lot of trucks are actually used by everyday people. But the automakers work hard at those ideas, like how Fiat Chrysler apparently used six different types of hammer to…

This Looks Like One Groovy Rally This Looks Like One Groovy Rally

After talking to some of the folks who make the annual Sonora Rally happen, I really want to get in on it to try off-roading in a corner of Mexico that’s nothing like Baja. But for now I’m really, really digging the score and aesthetic of the highlight reel.

This Cute Little East German Truck Has A Higher Payload Rating Than A Ford F-250 This Cute Little East German Truck Has A Higher Payload Rating Than A Ford F-250

Ever since spotting a strange, single-passenger pickup with the engine on right side of its cab in Prague, I have been having dreams. Weird ones involving an America filled with the cute trucks it deserves, like the Multicar M22, which amazingly has a payload rating higher than that of a Ford F-250.

SUVs Should Only Have Two Doors SUVs Should Only Have Two Doors

Two doors is the correct number for an SUV. And they should absolutely seat no more than six people. A bench in the front and a bench in the back, plus some room for a fishing pole and maybe a sleeping bag. You don’t need fancy gear or expensive tents, because you’re a tough SUV driver with two doors. The correct…

The Original Design For The Second-Gen Dodge Ram Was A Styling Disaster The Original Design For The Second-Gen Dodge Ram Was A Styling Disaster

The second-generation Dodge Ram established the big, macho and iconic look that continues to define truck design today, and it pushed the truck segment beyond the boring and square sedan-inspired aesthetic for good. But it almost didn’t happen.

That Doesn't Look Right

Yes, it is possible to screw up off-roading so badly that the axle on your brand-new Toyota Tacoma actually gets ripped right out from under the truck.

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner Is Almost The Ultimate SUV The 2018 Toyota 4Runner Is Almost The Ultimate SUV

About 50 miles from nowhere and four hours to daybreak, I squinted through the steep windshield into a soup of sand and fumes while our 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium plowed across open desert. We were hunting the horizon for adventure or trouble and rest assured, this truck loves to find both.

Russia's Unstoppable 4x4 Finally Meets Its Match In Texas

More than two years ago we were introduced to the Sherp–a heroically unstoppable 4x4 tractor thing from Russia with 63-inch tires. I sort of figured it would be relegated for official use only. But don’t worry, some mud-bogging boys got ahold of one and plopped it into a pit of Texas clay.

Volkswagen Already Makes The Perfect Pickup Truck, You Just Don't Know About It Volkswagen Already Makes The Perfect Pickup Truck, You Just Don't Know About It

Jalopnik, a website of attractive idiots, is occasionally wrong. Already twice this week we have sung the praises of the new Atlas Tanoak mid-size truck concept, when VW has already been making the perfect pickup truck.

Pickup Trucks Should Only Seat Three People Pickup Trucks Should Only Seat Three People

Pickup trucks! They carry a lot of people these days. Just look at the Volkswagen Tanoak concept. It seats two up front and three comfortably in the back. That’s a lot of people! What is the correct amount of people? Don’t worry, after much science I have come to the right number.

Come Hang With The $800 Project Redwood Jeep (And Us) In Denver Tonight [Update: Canceled] Come Hang With The $800 Project Redwood Jeep (And Us) In Denver Tonight [Update: Canceled]

David Tracy’s $800 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer survived the 1,700 mile drive from Detroit to Moab and even a day of light off-roading. Now it’s time for us to head back to Michigan, and we’re planning to make Denver by tonight. If you’re in town, come say hey. [Update: This meetup is canceled, as the Jeep is stuck on the…

The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Has A Cool Feature That's Been In Sedans Forever The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Has A Cool Feature That's Been In Sedans Forever

It seems like every pickup truck has some sort of gimmick these days. The GMC Sierra has the six-way tailgate, the Honda Ridgeline has a cubby in the bed floor, the F-150 has stowable loading ramps, etc. But the new Volkswagan Atlas Tanoak concept, revealed at the New York Auto Show today, has a cool feature unique to…

Here's Why Drivers Love And Hate Racing The King Of The Hammers Here's Why Drivers Love And Hate Racing The King Of The Hammers

The 2018 King Of The Hammers went down in February, on the rocks and open lake beds of Johnson Valley. It could just as easily be Mars, though. And you get a great perspective of what a rock-crawling desert race is like from these drone shots.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Is The Truck You'll Want To Live In The 2019 Ram 1500 Is The Truck You'll Want To Live In

I’m not ready to call the 2019 Ram 1500 the best half-ton pickup truck, but I think it’s my new favorite. Even after the novelty of the 12-inch touchscreen wears off, the cab is so comfortable and well organized that I felt like I could live in it. Or, at least, truck off on a 1,000-mile adventure in it.

The Ford Raptor Is Too Big The Ford Raptor Is Too Big

The Ford Raptor is one of the most creative and successful vehicles in recent memory, a joyous interpretation of what a performance car is. But as second generation Raptors now prowl our nation’s highways and byways one shortcoming (lol) has become clear: The Raptor is too big.

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