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2021 Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck Adds Texas-Only Texas Trail Trim

  • The 2021 Jeep Gladiator lineup has added a new trim level called the Texas Trail that’s only sold in Texas.
  • Along with unique exterior decals and special interior accents, the Texas Trail features gloss-black 17-inch wheels and 32-inch mud-terrain tires.
  • The Gladiator Texas Trail is currently on sale at Texas Jeep dealerships.

    Texas now has its own version of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck: the new Texas Trail model, which will be exclusively sold in the Lone Star State with a starting price of $41,930.

    For anyone wondering why the Gladiator lineup doesn’t offer a Delaware or Idaho special edition, Jeep says the Texas Trail model was created to celebrate the largest truck market in America, and that happens to be in the country’s second-largest state.

    Based on the Sport S trim, the Texas Trail is equipped with gloss-black 17-inch rims shod with 32-inch mud-terrain tires and the Trailer

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    Letting Dogs Ride in Pickup Truck Beds May Become Illegal in Utah

    • American Humane makes the astonishing claim that as many as 100,000 dogs are killed each year riding unrestrained in the back of a pickup truck.
    • A new state legislator in Utah has introduced the Transportation of Dogs Act to make sure this potentially dangerous activity becomes illegal.
    • Currently, only six states have specific laws against this sort of thing.

      The state of Utah is about to consider legislation to make it illegal to let your dog(s) ride in the bed of a pickup truck. One impetus for the bill is the outrage that was created when the Utah Humane Society video (below) of a dog standing on a truck zooming down the highway went viral. Unrestrained dogs can be tossed around in the bed or fall off while the truck is moving—a problem with an easy solution, but even easy may be too hard for people used to the practice.

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      Ford Bronco 4600 Race Truck Revealed to Race in Ultra4 Stock Series

      • Ford Performance built the Bronco 4600 race truck to compete in the Ultra4 stock class later this year.
      • It unveiled the vehicle today at the King of Hammers race in California, where the Bronco 4400 rally trucks will be competing in the Ultra4 unlimited class.
      • The highly customized stock Bronco 4600 will begin testing later this month.

        After showing three 4400 rally class Ford Broncos earlier this week, Ford Performance is back with a 4600 race truck to battle in the Ultra4 stock class. The 4400 Unlimited Class vehicles shown off earlier this week have extensive modifications, including a custom tubular chassis, the Bronc0 4600 uses the same chassis, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, and transmissions found in the Sasquatch trim level that anyone could order from the automaker.

        The 4600 Bronco will be shown off at the King of the Hammers event where a trio of 4400 rally Broncos will

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        2020 Ford F-250 Is the Quickest Diesel Truck We’ve Ever Tested

        • A 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty sped to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, making it the quickest diesel pickup we’ve ever tested.
        • The Ford’s record run comes courtesy of its Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8, and it’s the only three-quarter-ton truck with over 1000 pound-feet of torque.
        • A 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD diesel is the next-quickest diesel pickup, but even with a 340-pound weight advantage it was 0.1-second slower.

          Watch this ad for the Ford Super Duty, and you’ll hear the gravel-voiced narrator say torque or towing four times in the first 12 seconds of the 30-second clip. But a 2020 F-250 fitted with the mighty 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 isn’t just brawny. It’s the quickest diesel truck we’ve ever tested, hitting 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

          Our F-250 Lariat was configured with a crew cab (SuperCrew in Ford speak), a 6.8-foot box, four-wheel drive, and a single-rear-wheel (SRW)

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          Rivian R1T Electric Truck Filmed in Desert Testing

          • Rivian has just shared this video of the upcoming R1T electric pickup testing in the desert.
          • The video shows the all-wheel-drive-truck taking on dirt tracks and crawling over rocks.
          • The R1T is expected to begin production in 2021.

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            Rivian’s R1T electric pickup seems to be coming along well. The electric-vehicle startup shared a video today of the truck blasting around corners in the desert and even pulling off some rock crawling.

            The camouflaged Rivian truck was taken to the Arizona desert for off-road testing last weekend. The result is a lot of slow-motion shots of dirt being kicked into the air. Sadly the video does not show off the vehicle’s ability to pull off a tank turn.

            The Rivian

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