It looks as if Ford and General Motors will have more aluminum to themselves over the next several years. Ram won’t be picking up any of it with its horns for quite a while.
It’s a good thing Ram received more than 8,000 orders in four days back in February for its 1500 model with the new EcoDiesel V6. That means the bet it took on an oil-burning, light-duty truck – one on which competitors such as Ford, General Motors and Toyota declined to wager – paid off.
Sad news to end the week. Carroll Shelby died in Dallas yesterday after a long illness. He was 89. Over the course of his life, the brash Texan had been a chicken farmer, test pilot and factory race driver for Allard, Maserati and Aston Martin. But he’ll be remembered best as an automotive designer. Few …
First, let me say that I’m not in favor of people getting killed because of “unintended acceleration.” Nobody likes getting killed. But even though the big brains over at NASA weren’t able to find any fault with Toyota in those cases, the NHTSA wants automakers to install Accelerator Control Systems, which would cut the throttle …
by Patrick Rall The geniuses at The Street recently did a piece proclaiming that the death of the American pickup truck was upon us. They went on to point out that the Big 3 do not sell as many trucks as they once did, and in that regard, they are right. Today’s consumer has more …