Truck Sales

VW offers former Mercedes exec Renschler big budget to be trucks chief, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 11:22 CET
Volkswagen is offering former Mercedes production chief Andreas Renschler a substantial budget to bring in more people to push integration among its three commercial vehicles brands, sources said.... Read More »


SAAR to rise to 15.9 million in January, analysts predict

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
U.S. auto sales are projected to rise slightly this month, and one forecaster says retail deliveries will reach the highest January level in a decade. LMC Automotive today estimated sales would be up 1 percent from January 2013, while Kelley Blue Book predicted a 2 percent gain.... Read More »


China sales top 20 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
New-vehicle sales in China passed a milestone in 2013: 20 million units.... Read More »


Small crossover, big pickup segments sizzle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Small crossovers had a record year in 2013, with U.S. sales surpassing 2 million units for the first time.... Read More »



GMC Canyon offers big-truck looks in smaller package

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
The 2015 GMC Canyon is the bolder, more-chiseled half of GM's dual bid to revive consumer interest in smaller pickups. While the Chevrolet Colorado is sporty and sleek, the Canyon, its corporate sibling, looks a bit like a little brother to the GMC Sierra full-sized pickup. And that's by design.... Read More »



Heads up, D.C.: Here comes pickup lite

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2014
this week in Detroit, when Washington's dignitaries arrive at Cobo Center, the Detroit 3 should try this: Grab the visitors by the arms and bring them straight to the pickups.... Read More »


Hyundai-Kia forecast slowest sales growth in 8 years

10:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2014
Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors forecast their weakest sales growth in eight years as competition intensifies and the stronger won hampers exports.... Read More »



Ford rolls dice with aluminum F-150

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Ford's bold plan to introduce an aluminum F series -- its anticipated and high-stakes redesign of the top-selling pickup in history -- represents a profound reimagining of a cornerstone of U.S. light-vehicle manufacturing since the company began building F-series trucks in the late 1940s.... Read More »


Honda commits to second generation Ridgeline pickup

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
Despite slow sales, Honda is not giving up on the Ridgeline pickup. Honda said today it will launch an all-new second generation of the Ridgeline within two years.... Read More »


Industry rides toward 2014 on a high

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Automakers rode generous Black Friday incentives to blistering November auto volume and the strongest selling rate since February 2007. The U.S. industry chalked up sales of 1.24 million light vehicles, an increase of 9 percent from strong year-earlier results. The seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate was 16.4 million, well above October's 15.2 million.... Read More »



3 reasons Chevy expects a revival in small pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism.... Read More »


2013 L.A. Auto Show

GM considers all-terrain Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
Before the wraps even came off the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, Chevy dealers were in the factory's ear about a future off-road variant.... Read More »



Stars come out in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2013
The Los Angeles Auto Show proved fertile ground for four important world debuts. Here are the highlights.... Read More »



Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
GM is betting that an eye-catching, fuel-efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers from Toyota and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that GM unveils today uses a version of the full-sized 2014 Silverado's fully boxed frame and mimics its upscale, refined interior.... Read More »



The Chevy Colorado's checklist

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado makes its debut at the auto show here this week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism.... Read More »


Chrysler to recall 1.2 million pickups for possible tie-rod problems

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
Chrysler Group will conduct three recalls of nearly 1.2 million pickups to inspect and repair misaligned tie-rod assemblies. Chrysler said in a statement today it plans to inspect 2003-2008 model-year Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks to find about 116,000 repaired with tie-rod assemblies that could become misaligned.... Read More »


Chevy pitches V-6 pickups to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
More than 100 Chevrolet dealership product trainers and field reps are tooling around in 2014 Silverados -- all with the 4.3-liter V-6 engine under the hood.... Read More »


Ford defends pickup turf as F-series lead widens over rivals

7:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013
Ford, the pickup leader in the United States for more than three decades, will expand its F-series truck line for the 2014 model year to protect a widening lead over Detroit rivals.... Read More »


Ford adds improved 6.7-liter V-8 diesel engine to '15 Super Duty pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Ford will spotlight an improved 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel as it introduces its 2015 F-series Super Duty lineup today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas.... Read More »


GM is considering off-road variant for large-SUV line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
General Motors is considering an off-road model for the redesigned large SUVs it unveiled this month, says Jeff Luke, GM's top truck engineer.... Read More »


Ford, aiming for more value shoppers, plans F-150 STX SuperCrew for '14

5:57 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
Ford is adding another niche trim level to its lineup of full-sized pickups: the F-150 STX SuperCrew. It is aimed at first-time buyers or value-conscious customers who are returning to the market.... Read More »


Diesels add fuel to truck war

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Torque and towing, payload and ponies: They've long been the weapons of choice in the pickup wars.... Read More »


Nissan's deal with Cummins could have marketing implications for Ram

1:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2013
Nissan, which has struggled to win over buyers of large pickups in the United States, said it will offer a diesel engine in its redesigned Titan truck, a first for the Japanese automaker.... Read More »


Toyota tweaks Tundra platform, powertrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Toyota is taking the conservative path with the re-engineered 2014 Tundra full-sized pickup.... Read More »


Big pickups lift 'healthy, stable' industry even higher

4:26 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
With large pickups flying out of dealerships, U.S. auto sales jumped 14 percent to 1.3 million light vehicles in July. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate of 15.7 million dipped from June but still was above any other month since late 2007, signaling continued strength in the recovery.... Read More »


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