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Cleveland Auto Show: Ford Debuts Upgrades To F-150 Raptor

If you're planning a trip through the wilderness and you're looking for a truck to get you there, Ford's F-150 Raptor is your ride. The truck was introduced last year but the 2017 version has been upgraded and is on display now at the Cleveland Auto Show at the IX-Center.

The all-new Raptor, is the strongest in the F-150 line-up.

"When you see it coming, you know it's a Raptor," said Roger Clayton of Lodi.

The 600-hp 2016 Ford Focus Rs Rx: Officially The Baddest Focus Ever

Ken Block’s newest rallycross ride just upstaged the RS

At the end of Ken Block’s latest "Gymkhana," we caught a glimpse of the menacing Ford Focus RS RX. But info was sparse: We only saw that it was Block’s, and that it was “coming soon to Gymkhana nine.” Aside from that, we were left in the dark -- that is, until Ford came forward and officially announced that the wide-bodied Focus will be its latest entry in World Rallycross.

Ford Expands Ford Smart Mobility At Mobile World Congress, Unveils New Kuga, Confirms Sync 3, FordPass For Europe

Ford CEO Mark Fields today unveils the new Kuga SUV and will confirm Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity technology is coming to Europe and commit to tripling Ford’s engineering investment in semi-autonomous vehicle technologies as the company continues to expand its Ford Smart Mobility plan.

FCA Partnership With 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Spawns Special Edition Jeep Renegade

A branding partnership between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Warner Bros. will fill the new, partially Detroit-shot movie "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" with Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati vehicles.

And it will send several Dawn of Justice-themed cars and trucks to FCA dealer lots.

On Monday, FCA launched an advertising campaign around the 2016 Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition, which will be available at U.S. dealerships later this month.

Test Drive: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro V6

Sure, you could’ve had a V8. But V6 pony cars are the best. It’s true!

Well, it’s true if you care only about style, or if you run a car rental agency. At least that’s how it’s been for the past 50 years, but not anymore.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro may still look like the Transformer that vanquished the Ford Mustang on the sales charts after the nameplate returned from hibernation in 2010, but it’s an all-new and far superior machine.

Automaker Celebrates 90th Year With Stylish Chrysler 200

The 2016 Chrysler 200 provides drivers and passengers with attractive style, a comfortable ride, and fuel economy ratings of up to 36 mpg. Since the introduction of the all-new Chrysler 200 in the spring of 2014, the car has resonated with consumers with steadily increasing sales.

With a starting MSRP of $21,995, consumers can choose from four mid-size models for the 2016 Chrysler 200: 2016 Chrysler 200 LX model, Chrysler Limited model, Chrysler 200S model and the premium Chrysler 200C.

The New Jeep Pickup Can't Get Here Soon Enough

Yes, I want a Jeep Wrangler truck. Me and most of the rest of the Internet, it turns out, as both Jeep and truck lovers went a little bonkers when the news broke last month that a truckified Jeep would join the next-generation Wrangler. Along with a potential diesel and hybrid version, the Wrangler Truck is supposed to go into production by late 2017.

The biggest question is simply what took them so long? Because, our truck choices kind of suck.

Chevy Launches Unconventional Ad For Malibu, Cruze

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet brand has launched an unconventional ad campaign for its 2016 Malibu and Cruze.

The brand tapped Michigan filmmaker Sam Raimi to direct a 60-second trailer that will be played in movie theaters nationwide for the next six months. The trailer has a horror-film vibe as a female character goes to open a door in a presumably haunted house before a voice tells her to stop and leave, followed by a narrator asking “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a warning before bad things happen?”

Super Duty Rescues Big Rig From New York Snowstorm

Tuesday snowstorm in Rochester, New York, dumped dozens of inches of snow onto the Interstate 490 expressway, sending cars spinning and tractor trailers into ditches.

But the rough winter weather wasn’t enough to stop a Ford Super Duty.

Reporter Cristina Domingues and her camera crew at Time Warner Cable News in Rochester captured video of Chris Johnson, a welder from nearby Byron, pulling a stranded big rig in what appeared to be a 2003 model year F-Series Super Duty King Ranch with a two-tone paint job.