Handymen have been building their own truckbed storage systems forever but here’s an easier option that requires no powertool skills. The Decked system is a versatile, HDPE plastic setup that gives you massive bed-length lockable storage drawers, each capable of holding 200-pounds while still giving you full-time use of the truck bed.
It’s hard to believe that Lincoln has continued to produce it’s super-sized SUV the Navigator for the last 7 years without changing a thing. But finally they’ve updated it. For 2015 it got a new EcoBoost 6 engine, much needed interior upgrades, and they replaced the plastic budget bling grill with a cleaner one that looks more like the MKZ front-end & it features LED lights.
Without any modifications to your truck, this all-terrain tread system will turn your pickup into a tank. Or a snowcat. Simply drive up the loading ramps onto the treads, lock ’em down, and then go drive your truck through a snowbank, mudbog, swamp, & other places you could never go before.
The result of some sort of teenage-action-sports-fantasy-slash-social-media-experiment, DC Shoes and Toyota created a one-off custom promotional vehicle. This highly modified Tacoma features a snowplow, snowmobile deck, a rooftop tent, and scores of other snow-specific and luxury upgrades to make it the ultimate snowboard truck. If you go to the Dew Tour at Breckenridge, Colorado next month, you can see it there.
ICON has mastered the art of vintage looks and modern drive. The Thriftmaster was inspired by the 1947-53 Chevy 3100 five window classic pick up but of course it features all new guts under the sheet metal. A fuel injected supercharged aluminum emissions equipped V8, ABS four wheel disc brakes, Bison hide seating, navigation, et cetera.
Hummer may be long gone but for fans of super-sized, luxury American SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade is still going strong. The 2015 model is huge and square and trimmed in chrome. Inside it’s all leather and touchscreens. But lest you think this big rig is getting all futuristic, the new 420 HP V8 still boasts an old-school 14 MPG.
The guys at Brabus have the best jobs. They get to design & build life-size Hot Wheels cars and the budget is never in question. They were all laughing when they rolled this 6-wheeled monstrosity out at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The B63S is an insanely overbuilt version of the G63 6X6 that features heaps of carbon fiber, 40 cows worth of leather inside, and a 5.5-liter V8 that pumps out 700 horses.
After 30 years, MB is killing production of the soft-top version of its longest-running model, the G Wagen. In a limited run of 200 vehicles, the torquey, 388–horse, V8 ‘Final Edition’ Cabriolet will wave farewell to its legions of fans, and not surprisingly, most of these little monsters have already been scooped up through pre-order.
With its 5.7-liter Hemi V8, the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is one big, bad truck. And in this new Black Empress Edition you can get that murdered-out, triple-black stealth look right off the dealer lot. It’s de-badged, sitting on 20-inch rims, and boasts a towing capacity of nearly 10,000 lbs.
It may not look like a Jeep Cherokee but hey, change is good. Embrace it. This fall, the totally re-designed 2014 Cherokee will arrive at your local dealer in 4 trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited, & the top of the line, off-road ready Trailhawk (shown) with engine options ranging from the Tigershark 2.4-liter four-cylinder up to a 3.2-liter V6.