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Ranch Dressing: 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch vs. 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

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Toyota kicked off the 2013 Chicago Auto show by announcing substantial updates to its Tundra truck. Along with new styling inside and out plus updated ergonomics and electronics, the 2014 Tundra receives two premium trim levels above Limited: Platinum and 1794 Edition. The latter attempts to establish a link to America’s farming roots (paging Paul Harvey) and take market share currently dominated by Ford and its fancy F-150 King Ranch editions. Why 1794? That’s the founding ...

Ford Fiesta ST RallyCross Car, Ken Block-Modified Focus TrackSTer Debuts in Chicago

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Show floor update: Although the TrackSTer won’t be available to the masses, enthusiasts can outfit their Focus STs to look similar to Ken Block’s blue pocket rocket you see below. We talked to fifteen52′s Brad Beardow, who estimated making a TrackSTer of your own would cost about $75,000 on top of the price for a Focus ST.” Yikes. There’s a much cheaper route, though. Beardow said some of the parts seen on the TrackSTer, such ...

MT Poll: What’s Your Favorite 2013 Chicago Auto Show Debut?

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The 2013 Chicago Auto Show might not be filled with fast and dangerous new cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, but quite a few interesting and important new concept and production-ready vehicles have debuted including the updated 2014 Toyota Tundra, the 2014 Ram Promaster, and the diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD. After reading about the Chicago auto show cars below – and visiting our 2013 Chicago Auto Show page – tell us which debut was your ...