Jeep may be sued for the girl’s death

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a little girl killed when her mother’s car was rear-ended by a Jeep on a Phoenix highway can sue the SUV’s manufacturer for wrongful death because it did not install optional automatic emergency brakes, Arizona’s ruling Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court rejected arguments … Read more

How electric pickups stack up in price, range

SAN ANTONIO — Ford Motor’s new F-150 Lightning is an electric pickup truck. That might seem obvious given that it looks like a truck and has electric motors and a battery pack instead of an engine, but it needs to be said. Why? Because a successful battery-powered pickup truck is a critical step in the … Read more

GM is working to ensure its new Hummer EV avoids battery defects

A 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV caught fire at a home in Cherokee County, Georgia on September 13, 2021, according to the local fire department. Cherokee County Fire Department DETROIT — As General Motors struggles to repair defects that caused fires in at least 13 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars, the automaker is working aggressively to ensure … Read more

General Motors unveils new high-end GMC Sierra Denali and AT4X pickups

DETROIT – General Motors is rolling out two new high-end GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, including one called the Denali Ultimate that will start at more than $80,000 – making it the most expensive full-size, half-ton pickup on the market. The new models aim to build on Sierra’s already high profit margins and average transaction prices, … Read more

2022 Honda Passport vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

By MILES BRANMAN, Edmunds Upgrading from a compact to a midsize SUV doesn’t have to include a third row. Small families and empty nesters who want a little more versatility can enjoy a midsize crossover’s cabin volume without having to stow or store unused seats. There are several great options to choose from, but the … Read more

The Jeep plug-in hybrid Wrangler outsold all of Toyota’s plug-ins combined

There are other, seemingly more likely contenders, such as the Toyota Rav4 Prime, a family-friendly crossover, or the Toyota Prius Prime, engineered as an efficiency champion. But the Wrangler 4xe is the plug-in hybrid sales leader by a canyon-sized margin. In the first half of 2022, the Jeep plug-in outsold the second most popular plug-in … Read more

Stellantis sentenced for cheating with diesel emissions in jeeps and rams

Picture: Stellantis Toyota’s commercial truck business and Stellantis are under fire for cheating emissions controls like it’s 2015 again, Ferrari’s order books are breaking records, and Renault will follow its heart, with or without its so-called “alliance” partners. All that and more in The morning shift for Tuesday, August 2, 2022. 1st Gear: Officially a … Read more

GM trolls Tesla, changes approach with new ‘super truck’

PHOENIX – The new electric GMC Hummer pickup truck is different for General Motors, and not just because it’s not a gas guzzler like its forebears. It marks a major shift for the historically conservative Detroit automaker in both form and function, according to those who worked on it. The “highly profitable” vehicle is the … Read more