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March 27, 2017 - Industry News

GM Has Built 2M Duramax Diesel Engines

6.6L Duramax Diesel engine being placed in chassis at engine set for GM’s Heavy Duty pickups. General Motors Flint Assembly/UAW Local 598 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: General Motors)

General Motors, DMAX, Ltd., and I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 employees celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Silverado, Duramax, GMC Sierra

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Adds Extended King Cab for Titan Pickups

The 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab offers available 6-person seating, wide-opening rear doors and a “rear seat delete” option for commercial use with its flat floor and secure in-cab storage space. Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan will offer King Cab versions of its 2017 Titan and Titan XD pickups, which allows Nissan to offer three cab options to buyers, along with the previously announced Single Cab and Crew Cab Titan models.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD, Pickup Trucks, Large Pickups, Chicago Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

FCA's Jeep Expansion Includes Pickup Truck

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Fiat-Chrysler will invest $1 billion in a Jeep expansion initiative that will lead to the production of three new vehicles, including a pickup truck and two larger SUVs, FCA announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Jeep, FCA, Assembly Plants, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Wagoneer, Large SUVs, Pickup Trucks, Detroit Auto Show

August 3, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Increase 5.6% in July

Photo of 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine automakers increased 5.6% to 49,464 in July with truck-based vehicles outpacing passenger cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, Passenger Cars, Pickup Trucks, Fleet Sales

July 26, 2016 - Product News

2017 Ford Super Duty Pickups to Use F-150 Aluminum Cabs

Like all new SuperDuty pickups, this F-450 SuperCrew has an aluminum cab, front fenders, hood and cargo bed. Photos by Tom Berg.

The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, Aluminum, 2017-MY

December 18, 2015 - Industry News

Honda Revamping Ridgeline Pickup for 2017-MY

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda's Ridgeline pickup will enter its second generation with a 2017 model that will be debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Honda has announced.

Tags: Honda, Pickup Trucks, Honda Ridgeline, Mid-Size Pickups, Detroit Auto Show, 2017-MY

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

KBB Names Best Buy Nominees for 2016

Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Three new or expanded truck models hope to topple the F-150 for Kelley Blue Book's Best Buy awards for the 2016 model year in the truck category, the publication has announced.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, 2016-MY, Pickup Trucks, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Toyota Tacoma

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Low Diesel Prices Enhance Clean Diesel Pickup Market

The 2016 GMC Canyon will feature an available 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. (PHOTO: GM)

With diesel fuel prices dipping to the lowest levels since 2009, the U.S. vehicle market is prime for potential market increases as several new 2016 clean diesel cars and pickup trucks prepare to hit showrooms in the coming months.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Diesel Prices, Diesel Fuel, Diesel Trucks

July 28, 2015 - Press Release

Hyundai Santa Cruz Wins Concept Truck of 2015

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

The Hyundai Santa Cruz earned the title of Concept Truck of the Year at the 14th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards in Plymouth, Michigan.

Tags: Hyundai, Awards, Concept Vehicles, Pickup Trucks

May 26, 2015 - Industry News

GM Investing $1.2B in Ind. Truck Plant

Photo of Fort Wayne, Ind., truck plant courtesy of GM.

General Motors will invest $1.2 billion into its Fort Wayne, Ind., truck plant for upgrades and technology that will improve the plant's competitiveness in assembling light- and heavy-duty pickups.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, General Motors, Assembly Plants

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

VW Considering Vans, Trucks for U.S. Market

Photo pf VW Amarok via Wikimedia.

Volkswagen is considering selling a European-style van and possibly a pickup truck in the U.S. market, a commercial vehicle executive said in Germany on Wednesday.

Tags: Volkswagen, Pickup Trucks, Cargo Vans

March 11, 2015 - Industry News

Jeep CEO 'Big Fan' of a Jeep Pickup

Photo of 1986 Jeep Comanche courtesy of FCA.

Jeep’s CEO Mike Manley remains a “big fan of a Jeep pickup,” according to a recent interview with the Detroit News. Manley also stated that the company’s history “says it belongs in our portfolio.”

Tags: Jeep, Pickup Trucks, Automotive Executives

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Hyundai Floats Compact Truck Concept

Photo of Santa Cruz crossover truck concept courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai revealed a compact truck concept vehicle designed for urban settings that includes an extendable bed that would give the truck a similar size to a mid-size pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Hyundai, Pickup Trucks, Concept Vehicles, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Nissan Building Next-Gen Titan Pickup in U.S.

Nissan will continue to build its next-generation Titan full-size pickup and all of its components, including the new diesel engine, in the U.S.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Nissan, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups

January 8, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2015 Titan

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Titan pickup, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Tags: Nissan, Pricing, Nissan Titan, Pickup Trucks, Large Pickups

January 6, 2015 - Industry News

Silverado Wins Light-Duty Challenge

Photo courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the optional 6.2-liter Ecotec3 V-8 and eight-speed transmission finished first in the 2015 Light-Duty Challenge, the website has announced.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Vehicle Testing, Chevrolet Silverado, Towing, 2015-MY, Class 2

December 31, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Debuts F-150 Ads In College Football Playoff

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will launch a comprehensive marketing campaign for its aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup during the first-ever college football playoff on New Year's Day with TV commercials, Web episodes, radio ads, event marketing, and a mobile device campaign.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, Advertising, 2015-MY

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Ships 2015 F-150 Trucks to Dealers

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has shipped more than 8,000 2015 F-150 pickup trucks to dealers, and the trucks should arrive in the next few days at dealers across the country.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Ford, Dealers, 2015-MY, Order to Delivery, Vehicle Logistics

November 17, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Silverado Offers Trio of EcoTec3 Engines

2014 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. (PHOTO: General Motors)

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado offers three EcoTec3 engines with advanced fuel-saving technologies that enable fleets to choose the performance and fuel efficiency that best meets their needs.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, EcoTec Engines, Pickup Trucks, Engines, Fuel Efficiency

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Full-Size Pickups Drive GM's Oct. Fleet Sales

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ courtesy of GM.

GM posted a 30-percent gain in sales to commercial fleets, as well as a 30 percent gain in sales to government vehicle buyers. Sales to rental customers fell 6 percent.

Tags: Fleet Sales, General Motors, Pickup Trucks

October 20, 2014 - Product News

LEER Now Accepting Cap, Tonneau Orders

2015 Chevrolet Colorado (PHOTO: General Motors)

Fleet customers can begin ordering LEER caps and tonneaus for 2015 model Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks.

Tags: LEER, Pickup Trucks, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, Truck Caps, Tonneau Covers

October 8, 2014 - Industry News

GMC Sierra Clocks Fastest 2014 Truck Order-to-Delivery

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 (PHOTO: General Motors)

The GMC Sierra truck lineup logged the fastest order-to-delivery (OTD) time among trucks in the 2014 model-year, averaging 55 days, a one-day improvement over 2013 figures.

Tags: General Motors, GMC, Sierra, Order to Delivery, Pickup Trucks

September 19, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler's Ram Gamble Pays Off

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler's gamble to spin off its pickup truck division at the tail end of the recession has paid off, as the company has increased its market share of the pickup market by 10 percent since creating the Ram Truck division, reports the New York Times.

Tags: Ram Truck, Chrysler, Automotive Executives, Pickup Trucks

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

NICB: Pickup Truck Thefts Highest in Texas

Full-size pickup trucks had more thefts with 8,367 thefts vs. 895 for compact pickups. Mid-sized pickup trucks had the fewest thefts with 179.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Vehicle Theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau

September 3, 2014 - Industry News

Ford's 2015 F-450 to Meet Towing Standard

Photo of 2015 F-450 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2015 F-450 Super Duty pickup truck will meet the Society of Automotive Engineers' J2807 towing standard with a capability of hauling 31,200 pounds, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ford F-450, Towing, Ford, Pickup Trucks



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