What's New on 11/9/17

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CARS.COM — New on sister site this week: Pickup truck sales are up following a strong October; Chevrolet gifts a brand-new truck to the World Series MVP; and the upcoming 2019 Ram 1500 takes aim at its closest competitor.

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October Sales Strong

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Strong October sales set up full-size pickup manufacturers well for the race to see who comes out on top at the end of the calendar year.

Springer’s New Silverado

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World Series MVP George Springer of the Houston Astros took home a championship ring and a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition.

Gunning for That No. 2 Spot

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While knocking Ford off its perch is the ultimate goal, Ram knows it first needs to beat Chevrolet, the No. 2 full-size truck manufacturer.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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