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2021 Ram 1500 TRX Suspension Deep Dive | Underbelly of the beast

Dan Edmunds shows you why the TRX is such a monster off-road

I think we can all agree that we have been waiting for a gonzo full-size truck like the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX for a long time. After all, it has been over a decade since the Ford F-150 Raptor came out, and it was such an immediate hit that I expected its direct competitors to respond much sooner than this.

We all knew something was finally brewing in 2016, when the TRX concept was unveiled at the Texas State Fair. I was there, and was among the many who gave the assembled Ram higher-ups an enthusiastic thumbs-up. That’s what they were hoping to see before they greenlit the project. The pace of development being what it is, and with the redesigned, current-generation Ram 1500 a prerequisite that understandably had to come first, it’s no surprise that we’re only seeing it now as a 2021 model.

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2021 Ford F-150 package and Bronco Sport prices will creep up on December 23

Some Lincoln models are getting a little more expensive, too

Buyers in the market for a 2021 F-150 or a 2021 Bronco Sport will need to pay a little more after December 23, according to documents sent by Ford to its dealers. Both models were recently added to the Blue Oval’s range.

Starting on Wednesday, the Bronco Sport will carry a base price of $28,315 once a mandatory $1,495 destination charge enters the equation, website CarsDirect reported. That’s a $160 increase compared to the crossover’s launch price. At the other end of the spectrum, the range-topping Badlands model will start at $34,315 after destination and the same increase. Ford hasn’t commented on the report, or publicly announced the price hike.

Pricing for the 2021 F-150 will remain pegged at $30,635 after dealers add a $1,695 destination charge, but the same source learned Ford plans to increase the price of the Max Trailer Tow package, whose cost ranges from $1,235 to $1,750 depending on the trim level selected. CarsDirect noted the XLT’s bundle, for example, will increase by 48%, from $1,350 to $1,995.

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Of course the Hot Wheels Cybertruck has been delayed

Mattel is mimicking Tesla a little too perfectly.

Tesla is known for delivering its electric vehicles a little later than intended. It’s strangely fitting, then, to hear that toy versions of the Cybertruck won’t be arriving on time either. As Bloomberg reports, two remote-controlled trucks developed by Mattel, the American giant behind Hot Wheels and Barbie, were supposed to ship this month. Due to an “unforeseen production issue,” the company explained in an email to customers, the targeted delivery date has moved to May 2021. Not the best news if you were hoping to give one as a gift during the holiday season.

Mattel’s remote-controlled cars were announced in February. One is a 1:64 recreation that costs $19.99, while the other is a substantially larger 1:10 version that will set you back $399.99. Both are listed as out of stock on the Hot Wheels Collectors website at the moment.

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