Wednesday, December 2


Feature Story, Nissan, titan, trim walk

Making sense of truck trims: 2020 Nissan Titan lineup in detail

Tackling the home team on its own turf isn’t always the easiest of tasks. Manufacturers from the Detroit Three have had a lock on the full-size truck market since, well, forever. Grabbing a piece of that profitable pie takes a lot of work and an excellent product.The current Nissan Titan received a raft of updates for the 2020 model year, not the least of which was a bump in power to an even 400 ponies. Accessing all those horses does require a steady diet of premium fuel, however. Further upping its game, Titan now comes equipped with a nine-speed automatic, a gearbox which permits the 5.6L Endurance V8 to make the most of its newfound power.COMPARE THE TITAN TO THE PICKUP SALES LEADER FORD F-150In Canada, the Titan’s model lineup has been streamlined for 2020. Solely available...
GT-R, News, Nissan, Off-Road

Watch as this Nissan GT-R, ‘Godzilla 2.0,’ monsters the off-road trails

Keyboard warriors often decry the Nissan GT-R as being a capable but soulless beast, able to rip off jaw-dropping performance devoid of personality. Those of that opinion have likely never lit the fuse on the GT-R’s launch control. They’ve likely never piloted this off-road version either.Built by a company in the Netherlands and called “Godzilla 2.0” by its creators, this GT-R was given a different suspension for 12 centimeters of extra ground clearance. Next, they added a set of tires big enough to require modifications to the car’s wheel arches.Close examination of the pictures show those meats to be a set of Toyo Proxes ST tires, a performance all-season generally found on SUVs. Mudguards and fender flares were also added, two accessories we never thought we’d be talking abo...
Chevrolet, Feature Story, ford, GMC, Nissan, payload, Ram, towing, Toyota, Trucks, work

Basic hitch: how to option every 2020 full-size light-duty truck for work

Believe it or not, there are some customers who buy or lease a truck and actually make the thing work for a living. As it happens, manufacturers know not all pickups will lead a semi-charmed life of shuttling kids to the rink and making Costco runs on weekends.That’s why it remains possible to configure full-size light-duty trucks for labour, not luxury.They make up a small but important percentage of the product mix, inhabiting our nation’s job sites while ferrying hard-working Canadians to the oil patch or construction areas.We’ve delved into each of the five models available in today’s so-called ‘half-ton’ class, choosing specs designed to help customers get the job done, not impress the neighbours. Where possible, the trucks in this list will have four-wheel-drive and an eig...