This Month In Trucks: Volume 4

2025 Jeep Wagoneer S

The luxurious full-size Jeep Wagoneer is about to get an upgrade in an electrifying way.

2025 Jeep Wagoneer S

Called the Wagoneer S, Stellantis has shared a few teaser images and little else of the upcoming EV. Built on the STLA-Large platform, the vehicle boasts sleek lines, some nifty signature LED lighting at the front and screens running the entire length of the dashboard. The “tech focused” interior also offers a 19-speaker premium McIntosh stereo, customizable ambient lighting and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

More details to come soon. The SUV is expected to launch fall of this year.

2025 Ram ProMaster EV

Representing Ram’s first zero-emissions product, the ProMaster EV provides the expected commercial capability in a greener format.

2025 Ram ProMaster EV

Sold in delivery and cargo variants, the van can be configured with different roof heights and cargo lengths to suit various needs. A 200-kilowatt electric drive module sends 268 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels, and the 110-kilowatt-hour battery pack possesses a maximum range of 261 kilometres. DC fast charging is supported.

Orders are expected to open later in 2024.

2025 Ford Explorer

Facelifted for the 2025 model year, the iconic Ford Explorer shows off a tweaked exterior, redesigned cabin and BlueCruise Level 2 driver assistance system.

2025 Ford Explorer

Along with an expanded grille, slimmed-down headlights, bigger front air intakes, and L-shaped taillights, the inside features the use of new soft-touch materials in a variety of colours. The dash has been pushed forward resulting in increased passenger space, and occupants can take advantage of either Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa concierge services to control select onboard functions and home smart devices using voice commands.

ST-Line, ST and Platinum grades now have BlueCruise capability allowing hands-free highway driving. Complimentary for 90 days following vehicle purchase, it can be activated on monthly or annual plans.

2025 Kia Carnival

Kia’s minivan gets a significant makeover and adds a hybrid powertrain option for the first time.

2025 Kia Carnival HEV

Design-wise the Carnival receives a big dose of sportiness adopting a blocky grille and vertical headlamps similar to gas-free sibling the EV9. The rear tailgate is squared-off and the outgoing separated tail lamps are traded for complementary vertical lighting units joined by a full-width LED bar. Inside, an expansive 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster matches the adjacent 12.3-inch infotainment display. The second-row captain’s chairs may be swapped out for bench seating to accommodate up to eight passengers.

In addition to the carryover 3.5-litre V6 engine, a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and 54-kilowatt electric motor hybrid setup will also be available producing 242 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

Mercedes G-Class Stronger Than Diamonds Edition

If the regular Mercedes G-Class isn’t fancy enough, the luxe German brand has just released an ultra-limited Stronger Than Diamonds Edition for the month of February based on the G550 trim.

Mercedes G-Class Stronger Than Diamonds Edition
Mercedes G-Class Stronger Than Diamonds Edition

Some of the highlights include 0.25 carat diamonds set into each of the four stainless steel locking pins, a coat of exclusive Rosewood Grey Magno MANFUAKTUR paint, specialty spare wheel cover, black Nappa leather upholstery with rose-coloured contrast stitching, indoor car cover, genuine silver key fob and more.

Only 300 units are being made, and a handful are being earmarked for Canada. Prices start north of $200,000 USD.

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