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Automotive News: September 2017 Edition

This is the time of year in the automotive world when we start to see hopeful teases become official announcements and anticipated concepts reduced to crowd-groaning flubs. September is, of course, the launch of the auto-show season with the Frankfurt event in Germany the belle of the ball. Vehicles worthy of the public’s attention don’t…

Fiat-Chrysler to Produce 2018 Model Year Jeep JK

As the world holds its collective breath for the release of the latest generation Jeep Wrangler, fans of the current JK will get another year added to the timeline. In an announcement made last week, Fiat-Chrysler plans to carry the JK forward for 2018, although it wasn’t made clear if that will translate to a…

Fiat-Chrysler’s Diesel Debacle

At a time when Americans were just beginning to warm to the diesel engine, Volkswagen’s now infamous emissions fraud hobbled its acceptance once again. Then in January, news hit suggesting the German automaker wasn’t the only manufacture to fudge their results. Fiat-Chrysler was put under the microscope when independent emissions experts uncovered a serious discrepancy…

EarthRoamer’s 2017 XV-LTS

EarthRoamers aren’t the most agile or affordable of overland vehicles, but they do have an undeniable cool factor. Something about combining granite counter tops and wine coolers with 41″ tires and bead-lock wheels seems to appeal to people, and in truth it’s not hard to see why. These vehicles are luxury apartments on wheels, and now the…

ARB Releases 5th Gen 4Runner Bumper

 SEMA brought big news from many manufacturers throughout the last week, but it was ARB that really knocked it out of the park with a slew of exciting releases. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have undoubtedly seen their biggest additions, a range of new accessories for the 2016 Tacoma, and a…

SEMA 2016 Day Two :: Product Showcase

While most of the project vehicles at SEMA have become the bastions of bad taste, there are still fantastic products and new innovations to be found. For this product showcase, I review some of the more notable offerings.   WARN: Each year Warn manages to not only release new products, but also stay true to…