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Auto News For Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Trucks Dominating American Sales Podium

Audi R8

(Let us introduce you to the ninth edition of GCBC’s new daily auto news recaps including stories from around the web that are either important, informative, interesting, intriguing, or all of the above. Brought to you by GCBC’s operations manager, Steffani Cain, articles just like this will appear weekdays on GCBC. Ed.)  

Here are five must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Thursday, February 26, 2015.

This is the new, second-generation, Lamborghini Huracan-related Audi R8. Through the end of January 2015, 6182 of the first-generation R8s have been sold in America. Personally, I’m not a fan of the look.  Seems like a bad mixture of old design and spacecraft design. But that’s just me.

Audi R8

If you haven’t been following along with Edmunds’ long-term test of the 2015 Ford F-150, you ought to. “You want a decent amount of suspension articulation if you’re going to venture off the pavement very far, especially if you see yourself getting into the kind of frame-twist situations where one tire could hike up off the ground.

Everyone knows that pickup trucks are capable vehicles. But do they know just how capable? Today’s pickup trucks aren’t just capable of toting your stuff and towing your toys while offering space for your family. They’re capable of grabbing the three best selling positions in America for five consecutive months. Our founder and sales analyst has the details for you on TTAC. “The pickup truck world’s consistent hold on the whole of American best seller’s podium is steadily tightening.

Status unchanged since yesterday’s Sprinter and FJ Cruiser recalls.

Are Cadillac’s disappointing sales figures still the price the brand must pay for inauthentic ads like this one, funny as it was?