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Tuscany making just 250 models of the 2020 Harley-Davidson GMC truck

Tuscany Motor Co. has chosen to do a Harley-Davison version of the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500.

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In previous years, Tuscany Motor Co. has customized a limited number of Ford trucks, giving them the full Harley-Davison brand treatment. This year, there's something different for customers, a 2020 GMC Sierra 1500. That model has been transformed in to the Harley-Davidson GMC truck.

"Fans have long hungered for a limited edition GMC truck that celebrates their passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles," said Jeff Burttschell, vice president, Tuscany Motor Co. "For the first time in history, it will be possible to rumble down the road in a V8 powered Harley-Davidson edition GMC truck."

2020 Tuscany Harley-Davidson GMC 

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With over 65 proprietary components, the truck is branded top to bottom, nose to tail, inside and out with the Harley-Davidson logo.

At the front, the truck features a customized Bar & Shield patterned mesh that is accented by an orange contour insert. The motorcycle manufacturer's name is incorporated into the bezel and a dark finish skid plate resides below with orange tow hooks. Tuscany has replaced the traditional hood of the Sierra 1500 with a unique hood with a black injection-molded hood vent insert.

On the sides of the truck are active air fender vents with a dark finish and orange paint job. There's a Bar & Shield logo on the vents as well as on the color-matched locking tonneau cover.

The back of the truck features black finished cladding and Harley-Davidson logos. Under the bumper are black aluminum-tipped dual exhaust pipes with orange accents.

The 2020 Tuscany Harley-Davidson GMC rides on 22-inch wheels inspired by the famous Harley-Davidson Fat Boy and CVO motorcycles.

The truck comes in either an Onyx Black, Satin Steel Metallic, or Summit White paint job.

The cabin of the model features leather seats with orange diamond pattern embroidery, piano black accents, and prominent displays of the Harley-Davidson logo throughout.

Tuscany is selling the model for $94,995.

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A new Texas-themed version of the Jeep Gladiator is on the way.

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Jeep has brought the Gladiator's off-road chops to the trails of the Lone Star State. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail is another of the the traditional of special edition vehicles for Texans who occupy the nation's largest truck market. It's the first time Jeep has offered a unique-to-Texas truck.

The new model builds on the Gladiator Sport S trim adding 17-inch Mid-Gloss Back Aluminum wheels wrapped in 32-inch mud-terrain tires, four-wheel drive, standard side steps, and the Trailer Tow Group. The Gladiator Texas Trail has a unique hood and decals that feature the year 1836 in the graphic as a nod to the year of the Texas Declaration of Independence. It also wears a black hardtop, black leather seats embossed with the Texas Trail graphic and comes equipped with the Technology Group and Convenience Group packages.

2021 Jeep Gl The vehicle is ready to be fully accessorized to the buyer's wishes.Photo courtesy of Stellantis

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The Texas-themed model features the buyer's choice of Jeep's new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that's rated at 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque or the tried and true 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 power plant, which achieves 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

Jeep has badged each of the models with Trail Rated status. To achieve this status, Jeep vehicles must pass extreme off-road capability challenges.

The Gladiator Texas Trail is available in 10 colors: black, white, Snazzberry, Granite Crystal, Sarge, Nacho, Hydro Blue, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver, and Sting-Gray. Jeep recently introduced a Snazzberry-colored Wrangler.

Each Gladiator comes with the Jeep Wave customer service program, which includes three years of maintenance, 24/7 phone/online support, trip interruption/first-day loaner coverage, and VIP access to Jeep events.

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail has a starting MSRP of $40,435 (plus $1,495 destination) and is currently available at Texas dealers.

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Ford dealerships will be adding Bronco showrooms to their portfolio in the coming year.

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Reporting by Automotive News reveals that Ford is enabling its dealership network to opt-in to build Bronco-specific showrooms. The stores are designed to be near or connected to existing Ford dealer locations, but will feature the Bronco horse logo rather than the traditional Ford Blue Oval.

Ford currently has two Bronco models: Bronco and Bronco Sport. All this for two models? Not quite. Ford is reportedly working on a Bronco-based pickup truck. Could it be Ranger Raptor-like? We'll have to wait and see.

Renderings of Bronco storefronts feature those models and vintage versions of the beloved off-roader alongside 3,800 square feet of building space that includes an outdoor fire pit and room to display three vehicles. There's also a wall that showcases Bronco merchandise including some of the over 200 accessories Ford is promising will be available for Bronco models.

Ford Bronco standalone showroom renderings

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The overall aesthetic is very much in line with what you'll see at your local REI. There's back-painted ceiling lining, exposed concrete, a gray stone entryway, and wood accents throughout the modern structure as well as plenty of windows that show it all off.

Dealers are able to modify the design that Ford has come up with. One dealer, in Arizona, told Automotive News that he is planning to build out a 12,000-square-foot space but hasn't included a fire pit in the plans because of the location's desert climate.

If dealerships don't opt for a separate showroom, dealerships can choose from other Ford-backed options to display the Bronco that are more traditional in nature. Andrew Frick, the head of Ford sales in the U.S. said that there are three options: a standalone showroom, an expansion of existing showrooms or displays that can be added to a showroom. All the options are available and recommended, but not required, kind of like the Sasquatch Package on the Bronco itself.

"It's an announcement to the world we're back; the Bronco is back," Tim Hovik, owner of San Tan Ford in Gilbert, Ariz., and chairman of Ford's national dealer council, told Automotive News. "It's such an iconic product that in an absolute way, we feel a Ford dealer is really adding almost an additional franchise."

Last month, Ford revealed that of its 190,000 reservations for either the two- or four-door Bronco, two-thirds of those have turned into firm orders. Deliveries of the redesigned Bronco are slated to begin in June. Early models are already making their way out onto the streets under the car of Ford employees.

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