Skip to comments.Forget EVs, Detroit's Big 3 Battle For Heavy-Duty Truck Segment
Posted on 02/18/2019 10:29:51 AM PST by bananaman22
The Detroit 3 are in a heated battle to take the lead in a highly-profitable segment: heavy-duty pickups.
The days of striving to take the lead in selling the markets most fuel-efficient pickup truck, along with high-mileage cars and electrified vehicles, has been set aside by General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler. Today the race is on for selling heavy-duty pickups capable of serving construction companies, agri-business, and commercial fleets.
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There is no “big 3” anymore. Chrysler is now owned by Fiat.
I’m pushed toward bigger trucks because I will not own a vehicle without a frame.
And GM is Government Motors, a socialized company of the Democrat party and it’s unions.
it’s = its
You need a bigger vehicle now just to drive safely and be able to see whats around you properly.
A HD truck gives you an edge if you get into a car accident with a drunk illegal.
I love how companies use JD Powers awards in their marketing to the simpletons out there.
JD Power is a joke ... initial quality my backside. You own the car/truck for a month and they want you to take the survey. And all the dealers tell you when you take delivery of the vehicle “if you can’t give 5 stars, don’t do the survey”.
Also ... towing 35,000+ with a 350/450/550 or 3500/4500/5500 ... that is insane. Unless you have a CDL don’t even think of towing anything over 10,000 lbs (that is trailer AND payload) unless you want to be put out of service on the side of the road or at a weigh station.
When you are towing upwards of 35K you had BETTER HAVE AIR BRAKES to stop that load and a truck that weights at least 1/2 that weight.
I’m sure you all have seen the F450/F550 towing a 8-wheel trailer with a large Bobcat and some other overweight equipment down the road and think to yourself “... man I want to stay away from that rig”.
You want to tow 35K+ do yourself a favor ... get a CDL-B with towing endorsement at the least, and a medium duty Pete/Kenworth/International/Freightliner/etc... for goodness sake!
Detriot’s big 3? What is that? akmed, mohamed and habib?
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