My Favorite Vehicles of 2021

The year.was unlike any other year. Yet it was like any other year. Which is the best way to describe 2021 in a nutshell. 

Commentary: Unpacking Stellantis's EV Day

There is a lot to unpack here. However, Stellantis made this a bit easier for me to navigate their strategy through the slogans that goes with each brand. The slogan is the messenger for what exactly they plan for each brand. Some of them are too tasty to read. Others fit what they are doing already or plan to do in the future.

My Favorite Vehicles of The Victory & Reseda Era

You can imagine how many contenders were for each year. Selecting one was tough, but I also did not want to repeat myself year-after-year with the same vehicle or brand. That was how the last list was set up.

A Different View: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX (Part 2)

For his photoshoot, we decided on a morning scene just after dawn. Latawiec's shots came with a blaring sun and somewhat cold air. His perspectives were definitely different, but offered up a vibe that resonated with the factory-made "trophy truck." You will see more landscapes of the nearby area in Carver, Minnesota here.

A Different View: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX (Part 1)

However, this one is a very special vehicle. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the most powerful factory-built full-size half-ton pickup truck. Powered by the 702-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat HEMI V8, this is best described as the "trophy truck" version of the "best pickup truck in the business." Made for off-highway adventures, this is nothing short of absolute fun.

Hellcat This Truck!

Some things do not need a business plan. Well, they actually do, but some companies get away without presenting one to justify doing something that would benefit the business. For example, the call across Stellantis North America to "Hellcat all things!"

My Favorite Vehicles of 2020

Some will look at it from the lens of the global headlines. Headlines not worth repeating for the sake of keeping us in good spirits. Some will look at the overall challenge of navigating a year full of curve balls and emotional rollercoasters.

Commentary: Will 2021 Be A Better Year For Vehicle Content?

In the meantime, the automotive retail business has been working overtime to reinvent itself. They are hungry for inventory, while production is ramping up under safer conditions along the assembly lines. Used cars are becoming scarce, with some auction facilities laying off personnel. However, the rental car companies are trying to reduce excess fleet in the pall of financial issues due to a reduction in travel.