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News 2020 Toyota Tacoma, Ford Super Duty, 2019 Chicago Auto Show: Quick News

2020 Toyota Tacoma, Ford Super Duty, 2019 Chicago Auto Show: Quick News

The Chicago Auto Show, heavy duty pickups and a new Toyota Tacoma were the highlights of a very busy week in the automotive industry.

We start with the 2020 Toyota Tacoma and we’ll work our way from there. There was really quite a lot going this week with the Chicago Auto Show, a new Ford Super Duty, a new Mazda SUV planned for Geneva, a Ford Ranger recall and a handful of new TRD models.

2020 Toyota Tacoma

2020 Toyota Tacoma Chicago Auto Show
2020 Toyota Tacoma Chicago Auto Show | Photo: Toyota

With a new Ford Ranger arriving on the market and the Jeep Gladiator coming, Toyota had to do something to keep its mid-size truck competitive. Enter the 2020 Toyota Tacoma. Major changes include the addition of Android Auto to go along with Apple CarPlay, a new TRD version that will be offered in Army Green and more tech for easier off-road driving.

Check the full story on the 2020 Toyota Tacoma.

Ford Ranger Recall

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger

It wasn’t a major recall by any means, but still noteworthy given how short a time span the new Ford Ranger has been on the market in North America. A problem with the automatic gearbox bezel could cause the Ranger’s transmission to shift out of Park without applying the brakes. Around 3,500 units are affected by the recall.

Read the full story on the Ford Ranger Recall.

2020 Ford Super Duty

2020 Ford Super Duty
All-new 2020 Ford Super Duty

The Ford Super Duty competition is heating up. As a result, Ford introduced a new Super Duty last week that features a 385-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 as well as an all-new 7.3-liter V8. The third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel will also be offered. A 10-speed automatic is part of the equipment list. The official specs weren’t released just yet.

Read the full story on the 2020 Ford Super Duty.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Towing Capacity

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD High Country

The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD wasn’t unveiled this week, but we learned more about its specs. Despite not being more powerful than the previous generation, the new Silverado HD can tow 35,500 pounds, 400 more than the Ram HD unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.

Read more about the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD.

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD and Other New TRD Models

2019 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road
2019 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road | Photo: Toyota

Toyota’s TRD lineup got a big boost at this year’s Chicago Auto Show with the introduction of a wide range of new models including the 4Runner TRD, the Sequoia TRD, and the most surprising addition of all, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD. More rugged than the Trail version, it’s built for hardcore off-road trails.

Read more about the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD.

Other Chicago Auto Show Unveils

Chicago Auto Show Debuts
Chicago Auto Show Debuts

The Chicago Auto Show saw plenty of new models get unveiled including the new Volkswagen GLI, the 2020 Nissan Qashqai, 2020 Kia Sportage, Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary, and more.

Electric Ford F-150 EV Spied

Ford F-150 EV Caught Testing
Electric Ford F-150 EV Caught Testing

The Ford F-150 electric was spied for the very first time in Michigan. The pictures show an F-150 plugged into a charging station and basically confirm that an EV F-150 is in the works.

Mazda Will Unveil an SUV in Geneva

Mazda SUV Geneva Auto Show
Mazda SUV Geneva Auto Show

Mazda’s planning a new SUV for the Geneva Auto Show at the beginning of the month. We’re not sure what it will be yet, but early reports suggest it could be a Mazda CX-4. A new CX-7 is also possible.

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